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Women of the Karakoram By Farida Azhar-Hewitt
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This is a book about women who live in the high altitude regions between Pakistan, India, and China. To the modern world they may seem poor and traditional. They are Muslim and secluded by custom. A... More > wall of silence surrounds them which, at best, their menfolk can cross. Learning their language, I have had the privilege of living with them on the other side of this silence. The book is based on travels and residence in the high mountain villages over the past two and a half decades, and built around narratives of the daily life, customs, significant events, and recent changes in the lives of those people. The material was observed first hand. Some was recounted to me by the villagers in whose homes I stayed. In writing this book in the form of stories, I was influenced by the approach of life historians. I lived in the villages in homes with families, attempting to learn about their culture, to study their life-worlds, and to make sense of the changes brought about by modernisation.< Less
The Human Race By Louis Figuier
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Guillaume Louis Figuier, né à Montpellier le 15... More > février 1819 et mort le 8 novembre 1894 à Paris, 9ème, est un écrivain et vulgarisateur scientifique français.Docteur en médecine en 1841, Figuier fut nommé, en 1846, professeur à l'école de pharmacie de Montpellier, puis à celle de Paris. C'est là qu'il entreprit une série d'expériences physiologiques en vue de démontrer, contrairement aux idées de Claude Bernard, que le foie a pour rôle, dans l'organisme, de condenser le sucre qui existe dans le sang. Excerpt from: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Figuier< Less
The Aborigines of Western Australia By Albert F. Calvert
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The Aborigines of Western Australia by Albert F. Calvert. ANY attempt to fathom the depth of mystery which surrounds the history of the Australian Aboriginal must necessarily be--in the main--a... More > failure. The subject is surrounded with difficulty. Captain Dampier was the first Englishman known to have made the acquaintance of the Australian natives, whom he calls "the poor winking people of New Holland, the miserablest people on earth," and so forth. During the intervening two centuries we have not added much to our knowledge regarding them. They have no written language, and are forbidden to speak of the dead: two serious obstacles to research. During my wanderings in Western Australia, in the capacity of a mining engineer, I came across a good many of the natives; and taking a profound interest in everything connected with the colony I resolved to set down in brief and simple form such facts...< Less
Voyaging through the Oceanic Collections of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science By Halena Kapuni-Reynolds
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The Oceanic Collection at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is one of the smallest collections contained within the museum’s World Ethnology Collection, yet it is perhaps one of the... More > largest regional collections of Oceanic materials in the Rocky Mountains. This article provides the first in-depth look at this collection through an accession-based approach of describing the objects, peoples, and histories found within it. In using the concepts of (re)discovery and wayfinding as material culture research methods, this paper presents a “voyage” through the Oceanic Collection facilitated by collections-based and archival research. - This is volume 7 of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science Annals.< Less
Grave-climbing: Sanctuary Series Book 2 By PJ O'Brien
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As Book 2 begins, the mastermind behind decades of extortion and murder is finally imprisoned, and the citizens of Sanctuary go back to their normal lives. There is a growing movement for social... More > reform, including the relaxation of laws regulating marriage and assets ownership. Traditionalists fear this will lead to their society’s disintegration and counter with greater restrictions. As tensions rise, a university professor is suspected of destroying historical records, a father is pressured to cut ties to a beloved daughter who has eloped, and an otherwise rational young man worries that his new wife’s seizures are of a diabolic origin. Violence erupts once again in a land that has forbidden it. A bloody coup attempt at the palace is put down, but more insidious threats remain as shadowy organizations take root.< Less
Quests of the Dragon and Bird Clan: The Golden Age (Vol. III) By Paul Kekai Manansala
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Quests of the Dragon and Bird Clan: The Golden Age (Vol. III) is a continuation of a series of books based on the blog Quests of the Dragon and Bird Clan by Paul Kekai Manansala. The books delve... More > into the historical and archaeological mysteries of the Nusantao Trade and Communication Network (as proposed by the late Wilhelm Solheim) and, particularly, in its involvement in the ancient Spice Trade.< Less
The Bontoc Igorot By Albert Ernest Jenks
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On the Relations of Man to the Lower Animals By Thomas Henry Huxley
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Thomas Henry Huxley PC PRS FLS (/ˈhʌksli/; 4 May... More > 1825 – 29 June 1895) was an English biologist (comparative anatomist), known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his advocacy of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.Huxley's famous debate in 1860 with Samuel Wilberforce was a key moment in the wider acceptance of evolution and in his own career. Huxley had been planning to leave Oxford on the previous day, but, after an encounter with Robert Chambers, the author of Vestiges, he changed his mind and decided to join the debate. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Henry_Huxley< Less
Quests of the Dragon and Bird Clan: Pun and Sepu (Vol. IV) By Paul Kekai Manansala
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Continuation of the multi-volume set Quests of the Dragon and Bird Clan by Paul Kekai Manansala. This is the fourth and last volume of the series based on the online blog of the same name.
Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race From: 4500 B.C to 2000 A.D By Chancellor Williams
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This is a widely read classic exposition of the history of Africans on the continent, the people of African descent in the United States and in the diaspora. This is well researched scholarly work... More > detailing the development of civilisation in Africa and its destruction< Less

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