Subject Index - Anthropology, Archaeology, and Social Science
Anthropology, Archaeology, and Social Science
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- $20 Per Gallon, by Christopher Steiner.
How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better.
- Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough, by Clive Hamilton and Richard Denniss.
Over-consumption is rampant, and it's time for the Western world to go on a diet. This book examines the causes and consequences of trying to perpetually out do the Joneses, and offers some advice on how to take your life - and your wallet - back.
- Anthropology and Myth, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of more than 150 anthropology, mythology, archaeology, and folklore books, all contained on a single CD-ROM.
- The Art of Choosing, by Sheena Iyengar.
Whether mundane or life-altering, the choices we make define us and shape our lives. Sheena Iyengar asks the difficult questions about how and why we choose, and how these choices impact not only our own lives, but also the world as a whole.
- The Broken Hearth, by William J. Bennett.
Few people would challenge the assertion that, in the last forty years, American Society has undergone numerous social and moral changes. These changes include, but are not limited to, a drastic increase in the number of children born out of wedlock, a staggering divorce rate, the development of a welfare culture, and an increase in the number of serious crimes committed by juveniles. In The Broken Hearth, William J. Bennett contends that all these changes are a direct result of the disintegration of the traditional (i.e., nuclear) American Family structure.
- Dread, by Philip Alcabes.
How Fear and Fantasy have Fueled Epidemics from the Black Death to Avian Flu.
- An Edible History of Humanity, by Tom Standage.
A compelling, entertaining, and thoughtful look at how food has shaped human history, and human social development.
- Encyclopedia of the Undead, by Dr. Bob Curran.
A Field Guide to the Creatures that Cannot Rest in Peace. From earliest times, tales of the restless dead and their fellow travelers have terrified mankind. This guide traces those shadowy shapes that lurk just outside the range of human vision and inhabit our most potent and frightening tales.
- Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty, by Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman.
For more than thirty years, humankind has known how to grow enough food to end chronic hunger worldwide. Yet more than 9 million people every year die of hunger, malnutrition, and related diseases - most of them in Africa. In this investigative report, Thurow & Kilman show exactly how, and why, this is the case, and how this humanitarian crisis can be corrected.
- Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser.
In Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser offers the reader an eye opening look at how America was transformed into a nation of fast food restaurants and boilerplate shopping centers. Most important, he details the impact that this homogenization has had on the country, not just in regard to the store fronts, but also how it has affected every aspect of our lives from how our food is grown to how our children are exploited as a source of cheap labor.
- The Greek Myths, Volumes I and II, by Robert Graves.
This is a massive book, and it is the standard reference book on Greek Mythology. It delves into the various creation myths, and births and lives of the various Greek gods, the role of the elemental forces in Greek mythology such as Chaos and Eros, as well as exploring the roles and stories of the Titans, the lesser gods, and other supernatural figures, such as witches.
- Hamburgers & Fries, by John T. Edge.
A culinary, cultural, and a historical overview of Hamburgers and Fries in American society. Includes fifteen recipes.
- In Search of Islamic Feminism: One Woman's Global Journey, By Elizabeth Warnock Fernea.
This book explores the lives, and hopes, of Islamic women around the world.
- Living a Life That Matters, by Harold S. Kushner.
What really matters in your life? Fame and success? Or a happy home life and the respect of those around you? With compassion and wit, Kushner lucidly explains that the true meaning of success is measured in friendships, family ties, and being an altruistic individual.
- Lost Lands, Forgotten Realms, by Dr. Bob Curran.
Did such places as Atlantis and El Dorado actually exist and, if so, where were they, and what really happened? What are the traditions and legends associated with them? Find out in this is guide to the various Sunken Continents, Vanished Cities, and the Kingdoms that History Misplaced.
- The Naked Eye, by Desmond Morris.
Morris has a keen eye for detail and a ready wit that will have you chuckling as you read this fascinating book filled with autobiographical and natural history essays slash travel monologues that chronicle Morris's adventures in observing human behavior around the globe.
- Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, by Piper Kerman.
Orange Is the New Black offers a compelling look at life inside the low-security Federal Correctional Institution, in Danbury, Connecticut, where the book's author served time for money laundering.
- Pathways to Bliss: Mythology and Personal Transformation, by Joseph Campbell.
In this collection of lectures delivered between 1962 and 1983, Campbell examines how myth can aid a person's journey toward fulfillment or bliss, and the psychological side of myth.
- Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities, by Alexandra Robbins.
Robbins' objective was to tell readers about what it was like for women inside sororities through interviews, research, and historical perspectives. In order to gain access to the sororities, Robbins went undercover as an undergraduate and befriended four women, who allowed her to infiltrate their organizations.
- Tales of Old Japan, by Baron Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford.
This is a collection of 28 tales and 4 sermons that were first published in 1871, and which deal with Japan and Japanese lore.
- The World Is Flat, by Thomas L. Friedman.
New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman explains the leveling of the playing field of nations and institutions due to globalization and what this means for the future.
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