The Rational Optimist
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The Rational Optimist


  • Author: Matt Ridley
  • Release Date : 2010-06-15
  • Genre: Business & Personal Finance
  • File Size: 2368905 Bytes


Life is getting better—and at an accelerating rate. Food availability, income, and life span are up; disease, child mortality, and violence are down — all across the globe. Though the world is far from perfect, necessities and luxuries alike are getting cheaper; population growth is slowing; Africa is following Asia out of poverty; the Internet, the mobile phone, and container shipping are enriching people’s lives as never before. The pessimists who dominate public discourse insist that we will soon reach a turning point and things will start to get worse. But they have been saying this for two hundred years.Yet Matt Ridley does more than describe how things are getting better. He explains why. Prosperity comes from everybody working for everyb...

In Search of Zarathustra

In Search of Zarathustra


  • Author: Paul Kriwaczek
  • Release Date : 2003-02-11
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Long before the first Hebrew temple, before the birth of Christ or the mission of Muhammad, there lived in Persia a prophet to whom we owe the ideas of a single god, the cosmic struggle between good and evil, and the Apocalypse. His name was Zarathustra, and his teachings eventually held sway from the Indus to the Nile and spread as far as Britain.Following Zarathustra’s elusive trail back through time and across the Islamic, Christian, and Jewish worlds, Paul Kriwaczek uncovers his legacy at a wedding ceremony in present-day Central Asia, in the Cathar heresy of medieval France, and among the mystery cults of the Roman empire. He explores pre-Muslim Iran and Central Asia, ultimately bringing us face to face with the prophet himself, a teacher whos...

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology   A Toolkit for a Global Age

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology A Toolkit for a Global Age


  • Author : Kenneth J Guest
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2017-11-26
  • Genre: Applied anthropology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393624618


Essentials of Cultural Anthropology A Toolkit for a Global Age Book Description :

The most successful new textbook in a generation, Ken Guest’s text shows students that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture. Students learn that the tools of cultural anthropology are relevant to their life in our globalized world. The NEW InQuizitive course helps students focus their reading, master the basics, and come to class prepared....

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology


  • Author : Kenneth J. Guest
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015-08-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393265013


Essentials of Cultural Anthropology Book Description :

Covering the essential concepts that drive cultural anthropology today in a newly streamlined format, Ken Guest's Essentials of Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age shows students that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture, and that the tools of cultural anthropology are vital to participating in a global society. A "toolkit" approach emphasizes the discipline's big questions and reinforces key concepts to show that these tools are useful beyond the classroom--in relationships, campus life, workplaces, religious communities, and our globalizing world....

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology


  • Author : Garrick Bailey
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release Date : 2013-01-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781285415550


Essentials of Cultural Anthropology Book Description :

Brief and affordable, Bailey and Peoples’ ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 3rd Edition, offers you a sound introduction to cultural anthropology. In its concise coverage of the course’s core topics, you’ll find strong scholarship, rich ethnographic examples, and a unique focus on modern ethnicity and the survival of indigenous peoples. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version....

ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY


  • Author : A. R. N. SRIVASTAVA
  • Publisher : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2012-09-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9788120346536


ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY Book Description :

This well-organized text continues to present the social-cultural anthropological concepts and theories which have influenced the mankind in the past, particularly in the twentieth century—between the years 1965 and 2000. The new edition is incorporated with two new sections—one defining the major concepts of sociology—defining society, community, association and so on, and the other an Appendix on Tribal Movement in India. The book further provides an anthropological analysis of cultural institutions relating to society, economy, polity, folklore and art. The description of the relation between language and culture and a separate chapter on Cultural Change, make this text unique. Examples are taken from all across the world to describe socio-e...

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology


  • Author : Garrick Bailey
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release Date : 2010-02-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781111792671


Essentials of Cultural Anthropology Book Description :

Now featuring a full-color design, this brief, more affordable version of Peoples and Bailey’s HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 8th Edition (2009) provides a solid option for instructors who wish to adopt a core text along with supplemental texts such as readers and ethnographies. The text shares, in a briefer format, the same rich characteristics that made HUMANITY a best-seller over the years: strong scholarship, rich ethnographic examples and a unique focus on modern ethnicity and the survival of indigenous peoples. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version....

Essentials of cultural anthropology
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Essentials of cultural anthropology


  • Author : Garrick Alan Bailey
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Pub Co
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0534586260


Essentials of cultural anthropology Book Description :

This text is a brief, more affordable version of the Peoples and Bailey, HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Fifth Edition (2000). Its coverage of core topics, smaller size, and economical price make it well suited for instructors who wish to adopt a core text along with supplemental texts such as readers and ethnographies. The text shares, in a briefer format, the same rich characteristics that made HUMANITY a best-seller over the years: strong scholarship, rich ethnographic examples and a unique focus on modern ethnicity and the survival of indigenous peoples....

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology


  • Author : Kenneth J. Guest
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2019-12-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393420140


Cultural Anthropology Book Description :

Give students the tools to engage the big issues of our time....

Cultural Anthropology Fieldwork Journal

Cultural Anthropology Fieldwork Journal


  • Author : Kenneth J. Guest
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2019-12-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393417220


Cultural Anthropology Fieldwork Journal Book Description :

Helping students apply their anthropological toolkit to the real world...