There are 18 books in this catalogue.
The Testimony of the Spade
Book Number: 62385
Collins, London, 1957. 8vo. hardcover. 448pp. index. b/w illus. Very good. / Fair d/w missing piece at bottom of spine.
The Story of Swanscombe Man
Duff, K. L. with contributions by B. W. Conway, K. L. Duff, M. H. Newcomer, C. B. Stringer, J. J. Wymer
Book Number: 58760
Kent Country Council 1985 8vo. green wrappers. 40pp. Illustrated throughout with b&w Photos. Since 1935 bone fragments and traces of a Roman village have been found at this location.
Knowledge, Power, and Practice: The Anthropology of Medicine and Everyday Life
Book Number: 48633
University of California Press 1993 8vo softcover 428pp index, b/w illus. Near Fine.These original essays, which combine theoretical argument with empirical observation, constitute a state-of-the-art platform for future research in medical anthropology. Ranging in time and locale, the essays are based on research in historical and cultural settings. The contributors accept the notion that all knowledge is socially and culturally constructed and examine the contexts in which that knowledge is produced and practiced in medicine, psychiatry, epidemiology, and anthropology. Professionals in behavioral medicine, public health, and epidemiology as well as medical anthropologists will find their insights significant.
Flexible Bodies. the role of immunity in American culture from the days of polio to the age of AIDS
Book Number: 48640
Beacon Press 1994 8vo softcover 320pp. Index, b/w illus. fine. From Booklist: Basing her intriguing book on the responses of both nonscientists and scientists (who vary greatly socially, politically, and in income-levels) to a survey concerned with knowledge of the immune system and also on radio and TV reporting and magazine and book literature, Martin shows how views of the immune system have changed during the course of a half century. Her presentation becomes especially provocative as it turns to the current scene. For just as businesses now seek more employee flexibility so that they--the businesses--can adjust quickly to changing conditions, her respondents expect more flexibility from the human immune system. Martin points out the disturbing implications of the belief that individuals can train their immune systems like businesses train employees and that groups of persons can be ranked in society by the quality of their immune systems. Enhanced by illustrations from many sources, her effort will make an excellent focus for study and discussion groups. William Beatty.
The Neolithic of the Near East
Book Number: 58597
Thames and Hudson London 1975 8vo. Hardcover in d/w. 300pp. Illustrated with maps, photo's, Line drawings. A chronological picture of man's remarkable progress from a tribal existence to a comparatively advanced community life during neolithic times. The text is accompanied by chronological and agricultural tables, a list of C14 dates and 14 maps.
The Decorated Body
Book Number: 36259
United Kingdom: Hutchinson, 1979, 192 pp includes index and reading list. Very good copy in same d/w, with small tear to top rear of spine. All through history people have felt the need to paint, tattoo, scar, mutilate, deform and reshape their bodies. This book describes the main techniques of body art and their forms and meaning are compared and contrasted with practices in different countries. B/W and colour photos throughout. Text is clean and unmarked.
Jonson Versus Bakhtin: Carnival and the Grotesque
Book Number: 48648
Editions Rodopi B.V. 2003 8vo softcover 267pp. index. near fine. Ben Jonson has often been accused of needless erudition and of a morose refusal to join in the festive spirit. Further aggravation has come from the application of Bakhtin's theory of carnival, especially in its posthumous form as a political allegory portraying the clash of high and low cultures. In an attempt to turn the tables on this tradition, Jonson Versus Bakhtin goes back to the sources, arguing that Jonson's theatre allows for an original interpretation of the grotesque as a formal culture of antithesis and opposition that includes carnival. A robust observer of popular myths of festive liberation by way of a uniquely compendious adaptation of his sources, Jonson's grotesque uncannily delves deep into the Renaissance theory of the coincidence of opposites as a way of envisaging virtue and other concepts of the mind, rather than serving up a pompous application of moral precepts or offering a political arena for ritual transgression. While richly based on an appropriate repertory of underlying sources, Jonson Versus Bakhtin steers away from any tiresome reference hunting mania, appealing to a broader audience interested in re-appraising Ben Jonson's genius for richly contrastive imagery, as well as re-considering the relevance of Bakhtin's theory to Elizabethan and Jacobean drama and to the Renaissance culture of the grotesque.
Gold and Incas - Lost Worlds of Peru
National Gallery of Australia
Book Number: 62061
NGA 2013 4to. Softcover 316pp. Near fine. Illustrated in colour throughout. Imcludes chronology. Includes 200 objects from gold armour and intricate jewellery to elaborate embroidered and woven cloths.