BOOKS RECEIVED: Crate and Nuttall, eds.,  “Anthropology and Climate Change: From Encounters to Actions” (Left Coast Press, 2009)
The first book to comprehensively assess anthropologys engagement with climate change, this pioneering volume both maps out exciting trajectories for research and issues a call to action. Chapters in part one are systematic research reviews, covering the relationship between culture… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Helen Dawson, “Mediterranean Voyages: The Archaeology of Island Colonisation and Abandonment” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
Islands are ideal case studies for exploring social connectivity, episodes of colonisation, abandonment, and alternating phases of cultural interaction and isolation. Their societies display different attitudes toward the land and the sea, which in turn cast light on group identities.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jeremy Green, “Maritime Archaeology: A Technical Handbook,” 2nd ed. (Left Coast Press, 2009)
Jeremy Green’s systematic overview of maritime archaeology offers a step-by-step description of this fast-growing field. With new information about the use of computers and Global Positioning Systems, the second edition of this handbook shows how to extract as much information… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Marie Louise Stig Srensen and Dacia Viejo Rose, eds., “War and Cultural Heritage: Biographies of Place” (Cambridge UP, 2015)
The reconstruction of society after conflict is complex and multifaceted. This book investigates this theme as it relates to cultural heritage through a number of case studies relating to European wars since 1864. The case studies show in detail how… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Cameron M. Smith and Charles Sullivan, “The Top 10 Myths About Evolution” (Left Coast Press, 2006)
Though the United States is the world leader in science and technology, many of its citizens display a shocking ignorance regarding basic scientific facts. Recent surveys have revealed that only about half of Americans realize that humans have never lived… Read More
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