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    How to Think Like a Neandertal

    Wynn, Thomas, Coolidge, L. Frederick
    In How to Think Like a Neandertal, archaelogist Thomas Wynn and psychologist Frederick L.Coolidge team up to provide an account of the mental life of Neandertals, drawing on the most recent fossil and archaelogical remains. Their portraits of Neandertals paints a remarkable picture of these long-vanished people and provides insight, as they go along, into our own minds and culture.
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    Demons

    Berridge, Virginia
    Virginia Berridge shows how we have got to where we are, describing the changing attitudes to drink, drugs, and tobacco over the past two hundred years, particularly in Britain and America.
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    Floating City

    Venkatesh, Sudhir
    Floating City is Venkatesh's striking journey through the "vast invisible continent" of New York's underground economy - a thriving yet largely unseen world that exists in parallel to the normal world. There is one at the heart of every city.
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    Popular Science and Public Opinion in Eighteenth- Century France

    Michael R Lynn
    In an analysis of the popularisation of science in Enlightenment France, Michal R. Lynn examines the content of popular science, the methods of dissemination, the status of the popularisers and the audience, and the settings for dissemination and appropriation. Popular Science and Public Opinion provides a clearer understanding of the role played by science in the Republic of Letters, and makes for fascinating reading for anyone interested in the scientific world of the eighteenth century.
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    The World Until Yesterday

    Jared Diamond
    Prize-winning author Jared Diamond’s latest work discusses the ways in which tribal societies offer an extraordinary window into how our ancestors lived for millions of years, and provide unique, often overlooked insights into human nature. Drawing on his own fieldwork, as well as evidence from Inuit, Amazonian Indians and other cultures, Diamond explores how tribal peoples approach essential human problems, from childrearing to old age to conflict resolution to health, and discovers that we have much to learn from traditional ways of life.
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    Susan Sontag, the Complete Rolling Stone Interview

    Jonathan Cott
    Published in its entirety for the first time. " I really believe in history, and that's something people don't believe in anymore. I know that what we do and think is a historical creation ..."
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    Demanding the Impossible

    Slavoj Zizek
    According to Terry Eagleton, Slavoj Zizek is the most formidable and most brilliant exponent of psychoanalysis and of cultural theory to have emerged from Europe in several decades. What are we today and what is to be done are questions he asks in this new volume.
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    Why Philosophize?

    Jean Francois Lyotard
    Simon Critchley observes that Lyotard suffered the fate of having his name attached to a once fashionable idea that is now decisively démodé: postmodernism. These introductory lectures to philosophy, aimed at first year students, show why it is still important and worthwhile to read Lyotard.
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    The Triumph of Religion

    Jacques Lacan, Bruce Fink (trans)
    In two papers derived from Jacques Lacan's oral work on the subjects of Christian spirituality and psychoanalysis, this book presents his contentions with Freud's belief that religion was an illusion that science would eventually shatter. On the contrary, as Jacques-Alain Miller notes, Lacan thought "that the true religion, Roman Catholicism, would take in everyone in the end, pouring bucketsful of meaning over the ever more insistent and unbearable real that we, in our times, owe to science."
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    No Joke, Making Jewish Humour

    Ruth R Wisse
    Cynthia Ozick says this book is an electrifying undressing of Jewish humour that takes it far beyond Freud's more inhibiting perceptions and into the naked precincts of tragic insight.
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    Big Gods

    Ara Norenzayan
    Does God make us good? Big Gods argues that some gods were more effective than others in promoting trust and cooperation between strangers.According to one commentator this book brings faith closer to where Darwin thought it belonged, to the sphere of social life.
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    Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, Correspondence 1904-1938

    Ingeborg Meyer Palmedo (ed)
    A compelling documentation of a special father daughter relationship, one with interesting ramifications which offers an insight into the lives and  world of  the two major figures in psychoanalysis.
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    Has Marriage for Love Failed?

    Pascal Bruckner
    Pascal Bruckner's provocative social study considers why, in an age of marrying for love, modern wedlock is failing so spectacularly.
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    Enlightenment Shadows

    Genevieve Lloyd
    Lloyd focuses especially on what is distinctive in ideas of intellectual character offered by key Enlightenment thinkers - on their attitudes to belief and scepticism; on their optimism about the future; and on the uncertainties and instabilities which nonetheless often lurk beneath their use of imagery of light.
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    Richard Hoggart

    Fred Inglis
    Laurie Taylor argues that Inglis does excellent justice to Richard Hoggart's unrivalled studies of working class and organisational culture and that he also brilliantly captures Hoggart's abiding concern with the moral quality of human life.
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    The Cancer Chronicles

    George Johnson
    This luminous account of a disease that has affected almost everybody describes tumors that evolve like alien creatures inside the body, paleo-oncologists who uncover petrified tumors clinging to the skeletons of dinosaurs, surprising reversals in science's understanding of the causes of cancer and, perhaps most fascinating, how cancer borrows natural processes involved in the healing of wounds and turns them against the body.
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    Death and Dying in Ireland, Britain and Europe

    Kelly, Lyons (eds)
     "Sexual virtue was the primary index of female respectability in eighteenth-century Ireland; and, because the consequences of transgression were so acute, there was little that women caught in this maelstrom were not prepared to contemplate in order to escape the social sanction that followed the loss of reputation." Taken from one of the many interesting essays that comprise this collection.
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    Bedsit Disco Queen

    Tracey Horn
    A wry and wise memoir of a unique career, just as distinctive as Tracey Horn's singing voice.
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    Odd Couples, Extraordinary Differences Between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom

    Daphne J Fairbairn
    If you want to find out why adult male elephant seals can weigh more than four times as much as the female or why female blanket octopuses are truly enormous compared to their tiny male partners, this fascinating book is for you.
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    The Unpredictable Species, What Makes Humans Unique

    Philip Lieberman
    In this book Lieberman deals with the nature of Homo Sapiens. He argues that evolution has equipped humans with the most marvellous gift in the animal world - the freedom to be unpredictable.
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