Sign In | Register


RECENT ARRIVALS


The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature
seller photo

The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature

By David Suzuki with Amanda McConnell

Allen & Unwin, Australia, 1997. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. Every day we are bombarded with the message that the bottom line for society and governments must be the economy and global competitiveness. But what are the real needs that we must satisfy to live rich, fulfilling lives? In this seminal work, David Suzuki presents a radically different perspective on our basic needs and the real bottom line. It begins with the recognition that we are creatures of the Earth and, as such, we are utterly dependent on its gifts of air, water, soil and the energy of the sun. These elements are not just external factors, we take them into our bodies, where they are incorporated into our very essence. What replenishes the air, water and soil and captures sunlight to vitalise the biosphere is the diverse web of all beings. All species are our evolutionary relatives, and we have a genetically programmed need for their company. As social animals, we have an absolute need for love; without it, we suffer dire psychological and physical consequences. The strength of that love is reflected in healthy, vibrant families and communities supported with full employment, security and justice. Finally, we have spiritual needs, which are ultimately rooted in nature, the source of our inspiration and belonging. These are the real requirements of all humanity and should form the basis of any society aspiring to a truly sustainable future. This powerful, deeply felt book gives concrete suggestions for how we can meet these basic needs and create a way of life that is ecologically sustainable, fulfilling and just. It also tells the stories of people who have put their beliefs into action and are helping to create such a way of life. And it offers the seeds of a new direction for us all, one in which we can rediscover our place in nature and live in balance with our surroundings. 260 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Anthropology; Anthropology; ISBN: 1864484144. ISBN/EAN: 9781864484144. Inventory No: 247627.. 9781864484144

$9.70

Fossil Man
seller photo

Fossil Man

By Michael H. Day

Sun Books, Melbourne, 1969. Softcover. Good Condition. Illustrator: A. Oxenham. Hamlyn All-colour paperbacks. 159 pages. Cover has a few creases. Booksellers stamp on inside cover. Illustrated in colour. Illustrator: A. Oxenham. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Anthropology; Australia; Inventory No: 239889..

$5.54

Coming of Age in Samoa: A Study of Adolescence and Sex in Primitive Societies
seller photo

Coming of Age in Samoa: A Study of Adolescence and Sex in Primitive Societies

By Margaret Mead

Pelican / Penguin Books, Great Britain, 1965. Reprint. Softcover. Good Condition. Rarely do science and literature come together in the same book. When they do -- as in Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, for example -- they become classics, quoted and studied by scholars and the general public alike. Margaret Mead accomplished this remarkable feat not once but several times, beginning with Coming of Age in Samoa. It details her historic journey to American Samoa, taken where she was just twenty-three, where she did her first fieldwork. Here, for the first time, she presented to the public the idea that the individual experience of developmental stages could be shaped by cultural demands and expectations. Adolescence, she wrote, might be more or less stormy, and sexual development more or less problematic in different cultures. The "civilized" world, she taught us had much to learn from the "primitive. 240 pages. Pages browned. Cover edges lightly rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Anthropology; Anthropology; Inventory No: 239803..

$5.89

The Lexus and The Olive Tree
seller photo

The Lexus and The Olive Tree

By Thomas Friedman

HarperCollins, Great Britain, 2000. Softcover. Very Good Condition. A powerful and accessible account of globalization - the new world order that has replaced the cold war - by the award-winning author of From Beirut to Jerusalem. More than anything else, globalization is shaping world affairs today. We cannot interpret the day's news, or know where to invest our money, unless we understand this new system - the defining force in international relations and domestic policies worldwide. The unprecedented integration of finance, markets, nation states and technology is driving change accross the globe at an ever-increasing speed. And while much of the world is intent on building a better Lexus, on streamlining their societies and economies for the global marketplace, many people feel their traditional identities threatened and are reverting to elemental struggles over who owns which olive tree, which strip of land. Thomas Friedman has a unique vantage point on this worldwide phenomenon. The New York Times foreign affairs columnist has travelled the globe, interviewing everyone from Brazilian peasants to new entrepreneurs in Indonesia, to Islamic students, to the financial wizards on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, to find out what globalization means for them, and for all of us. This ground-breaking book is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how the world really works today. 490 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Anthropology; Anthropology; ISBN: 0006551394. ISBN/EAN: 9780006551393. Inventory No: 237483.. 9780006551393

$8.66

Man: His First Million Years
seller photo

Man: His First Million Years

By Ashley Montagu

Mentor / New American Library, New York, 1959. Softcover. Good Condition. 192 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Anthropology; United States; Anthropology; Inventory No: 234264..

$4.85

Wanted a Charter for the Native Peoples of the South-west Pacific
seller photo

Wanted a Charter for the Native Peoples of the South-west Pacific

By Prof. A P Elkin

Australian Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd.,, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1943. Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Map endpapers. 64 pages. Previous owners stamp on title page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Anthropology; Anthropology; Inventory No: 227164..

$13.86

Nervousness: Its Nature, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
seller photo

Nervousness: Its Nature, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

By H. S. Drayton

The Modern Library, Australia. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. 63 pages. Illustrated with notes of cases. Author of "Brain and Mind". Contents: The Nervous System., Paralysis., The Causes., Treatment. Wearing and open tears along spine, edge and corners of cover. Foxing to edge of pages, endpapers and title page. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Anthropology; Health::Medical; Anthropology; Health. Inventory No: 023256..

$8.32

Marriage
seller photo

Marriage

By Lucy Mair

Pelican / Penguin Books, England, 1971. Paperback. Good/No Dust Jacket. A Pelican Original. 221 pages. Pelican Anthropological Library General Editor: Isaac Schapera. The cover, designed by Germano Facetti, incorporates a Perspex model by Mike Pope. Booksellers stamp on Author introduction page. Black pen mark on front cover. Cover edges rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Sociology; Sociology & Culture; Anthropology. ISBN: 0140213368. ISBN/EAN: 9780140213362. Inventory No: 001132.. 9780140213362

$5.54