African American History
African History
American Biography
American Culture
American Revolution
Ancient Civilization
Antiques & Collectibles
Arts & Crafts
Asian History

View Other Categories


 - 7 items found in your search

Click on Title to view full description

1 Duncan, George S., Ph. D. Prehistoric Man: An Introduction to Anthropology.
Boston, Massachusetts: The Stratford Company Publishers, 1931. First Edition. 
Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), iii + 143 pp. Near-Fine, in a like dust jacket. From dust jacket: This book covers the whole field of man's development, physically, intellectually, and religiously. There are also chapters on the earth before the arrival of man. The work is based upon original research as well as on the findings of the foremost specialists in the various subjects covered by the book. All quotations are documented and there is a very full bibliography and index. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
2 Harris, Marvin. America Now: The Anthropology of a Changing Culture.
New York: Simon and Schuster, [1981]. First Edition. 
Octavo, tan cloth & boards (hardcover), 208 pp. Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
3 Huntington, Ellsworth. Civilization and Climate.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1916. 
Bearing a bookplate for Cyprus Hall McCormick. Octavo, burgundy cloth (hardcover), gilt letters and decoration to spine and upper cover, top edge gilt, xii + 333 pp. Very Good, with a half dollar sized spot to upper cover. Contents: Civlization and Climate; Race or Place; The White Man in the Tropics; The Effect of the Seasons; The Effect of Humidity and Temperature; Work and Weather; The Ideal Climate; The Distribution of Civilization; Vitality and Education in the United States; The Conditions of Civilization; The Shifting of Climatic Zones; The Shifting Centers of Civilization; The Climatic Hypothesis of Civilization; Appendix; Index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
4 Huntington, Ellsworth. The Character of Races, As Influenced by Physical Environment, Natural Selection and Historical Development.
New York: Scribner, 1924. First Edition. 
Octavo, green cloth (hardecover), xvi, 393 pp. Maps. Very Good; former-owner signature, some marginal notes. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
5 Leakey, Richard E. and Lewin, Roger. Origins: What New Discoveries Reveal about the Emergence of Our Species and Its Possible Future.
New York: E. P. Dutton, [1978]. 
3rd printing. Square octavo, cloth, 264 pp. Color photos, color illus., maps. Near-Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
6 Mead, Margaret. New Lives for Old: Cultural Transformation -- Manus, 1928-1953.
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1956. First Edition. 
Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), xxi + 548 pp. Good+, with chips to head of spine, light foxing to endpapers; in a Good, mylar protected dust jacket with foxing and light edgewear. From dust jacket: The dramatic construction of a whole new world in twenty-five years -- that is the theme of this vigorous, optimistic, detailed report on the Manus of New Guinea. Margaret Mead first studied the Manus Islanders of the South Pacific in 1928. Then they were a people living, quite literally, in the Stone Age. Their civilization was an economic treadmill in which the adults lived angrily within an elaborate system of sanctions and taboos. Then came World War II, and the massive impact of the Air Age. Nearly a million Americans passed through New Guinea during the war, bringing with them -- and leaving behind -- both the ideas and the machinery for a new way of life. When Margaret Mead visited Manus again in 1953, she found that the Islanders had made the giant step from primitive to civilized. A unique set of conditions made this unprecedentedly rapid change possible: the Manus experience with Anglo-Saxon law, the religious idea of the brotherhood of man, the presence of an exceptionally gifted leader, and the fact that the Australian Trusteeship Administration had a plan for local self-government. Throughout the book, Dr. Mead describes this dramatic sequence of change in terms of personalities, so that her writing is always intimate and humane. The mere fact that the book could be written at all is the result of a set of circumstances that has yet to be duplicated anywhere in the world. New Lives for Old is not only a vivid account of a unique situation in the South Seas, it has important implications for developments taking place all over the world today as primitive, peasant, and exotic societies are being transformed on a twentieth-century model. Dr. Mead advances a revolutionary theory of cultural change: that rapid change is better than slow change and that many of the ills of the present world come not from too much change but from change that is too little and too late. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
7 Smith, Grafton Elliot, M.A., M.D., F.R.S. The Migrations of Early Culture: A Study of the Significance of the Geographical Distribution of the Practice of Mummification as Evidence of the Migrations of Peoples and the Spread of certain Customs and Beliefs.
Manchester: The University Press, 1915. 
Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 143 pp. Fair+, with chip to head of spine, library stamps clipped out from title and half-title pages, light pencilling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Copyright © 2010-2020 Lighthouse Books, ABAA • All rights reserved

Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected] Powered by ChrisLands.com