The ancient world


Netz, Reviel. The Archimedes Codex: how a medieval prayer book is revealing the true genius of antiquity’s greatest scientist. New York: Da Capo Press, 2009. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Looper, Matthew G. To be like gods: dance in ancient Maya civilization. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Champion, Timothy, et al. Prehistoric Europe. Walnut Creek, Calif.: Left Coast Press, 2009. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)




Hicks, David, ed. Ritual and belief: readings in the anthropology of religion. 3rd ed. Lanham, Md.: AltaMira Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)

Curtis, Richard, ed. Reasonable perspectives on religion.Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2010. (Publisher’s description)

Jenkins, Philip. Jesus wars: how four patriarchs, three queens, and two emperors decided what Christians would believe for the next 1,500 years. New York: HarperOne, 2010. (Publisher’s description)

Ancient Greeks, Pope Benedict XVI, human accomplishment


Camp, John, and Elizabeth Fisher. The world of the ancient GreeksNew York: Thames & Hudson, 2010. (Publisher’s description)

Pope Benedict XVI. The essential Pope Benedict XVI: his central writings and speeches. New York: Harper, 2007. (Publisher’s description)

Murray, Charles A. Human accomplishment: the pursuit of excellence in the arts and sciences, 800 BC to 1950. New YorK: Harper Collins, 2003. (Publisher’s description)

Science, evolution, society


Vedantam, Shankar. The hidden brain: how our unconscious minds elect presidents, control markets, wage wars, and save our lives. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2010. (Publisher’s description)

Cochran, Gregory, and Henry Harpending. The 10,000 year explosion: how civilization accelerated human evolution. New York: Basic Books, 2009. (Publisher’s description)

Miller, Geoffrey. Spent: sex, evolution, and consumer behavior. New York: Viking, 2009. (Publisher’s description)

Religious studies


Schaefer, Jame. Theological foundations for environmental ethics: reconstructing patristic and medieval concepts. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2009. (Publisher’s description)

Salzman, Todd A., and Michael G. Lawler. The sexual person: toward a renewed Catholic anthropology. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2008. (Publisher’s description)

Kauffman, Stuart A. Reinventing the sacred: a new view of science, reason and religion. New York: Basic Books, 2008. (Publisher’s description)

Electronic reference resources: human rights, cultural studies, medicine, architecture


Langley, Winston E. Encyclopedia of human rights issues since 1945. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1999. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Burgett, Bruce and Glenn Hendler, eds. Keywords for American cultural studies. New York: New York University Press, 2007. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Marcovitch, Harvey, ed. Black’s medical dictionary. (42nd ed.) London: A & C Black, 2010. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Ember, Carol R. and Melvin Ember, eds. Encyclopedia of medical anthropology: health and illness in the world’s cultures. New York: Springer, 2004. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)

Harris, Cyril M., ed. Dictionary of architecture & construction. (4th ed.) New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006. (Publisher’s description) (Click here to access resource.)



Fine-Dare, Kathleen S., and Steven L. Rubenstein, eds. Border crossings: transnational Americanist anthropology. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009. (Publisher’s description)

Zigon, Jarrett. Morality: an anthropological perspective. Oxford : Berg, 2008. (Publisher’s description)

Montgomery, Heather. An introduction to childhood: anthropological perspectives on children’s lives. Chichester, U.K.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. (Publisher’s description)