Dr. Hallpike spent his first ten years as an anthropologist living with mountain tribes in Ethiopia and Papua New Guinea and writing up his research for publication. He learned that primitive societies are very different from our modern industrialised societies and that it takes a considerable amount study to understand how they work.But since all Man's ancestors used to live in a similar manner, understanding these societies is essential to understanding the human race itself, especially when speculating about our prehistoric ancestors in East Africa. Unfortunately a wide variety of journalists and science writers, historians, linguists, biologists, and especially evolutionary psychologists erroneously believe they are qualified to write about primitive societies without knowing much about them.The result is that many of their superficial speculations have about as much scientific credibility as The Flintstones. The various critical studies contained in Ship of Fools: An Anthology of Learned Nonsense about Primitive Society examine some of the most popular of these speculations and evaluate their scientific merit.Among the learned fools whose works are critiqued are:Yuval Harari's Sapiens: A Brief History of HumankindEmma Byrne's Swearing is Good For YouRené Girard’s theory of learned behaviorWilliam Arens’s The Man-Eating MythNoam Chomsky's theory of universal grammar
This extraordinary book consists of a rich selection of reviews and articles Alan Booth wrote for magazines and newspapers in Japan, its topics covering Japanese film, festivals, and folk-songs. It is a remarkable volume, written with keen insight and a wickedly wry humor, a work any Japanophile will appreciate. This Great Stage of Fools, carefully edited by Booth's friend and one-time editor Timothy Harris, includes a foreword by Harris and an afterword by Karel van Wolferen.
Return to where it all began—the romance, the friendships, the community, the warmth and laughter of Susan Mallery's New York Times bestselling series Fool's Gold.Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Fool's Gold, California, is a charming town like no other, where newcomers and locals alike find endless—if unconventional—opportunities to fall in love.From Charity Jones, a city planner hired to create jobs that will keep the town's men from moving away, to Liz Sutton, still trying to shed the stigma of being the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and Pia O'Brian who, despite having a disastrous romantic track record and the parenting skills of a hamster, has inherited three frozen embryos, Fool's Gold is overflowing with quirky characters, passionate moments and heartfelt emotion.Offered here for the first time in collection form, the first Fool's Gold trilogy—plus the bonus novella Sister of the Bride—is the perfect opportunity to discover some new, lifelong friends.Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Collection, Volume OneChasing PerfectAlmost PerfectSister of the BrideFinding Perfect
Only UsPet groomer Carina Fiore wants nothing more than to confess her feelings to the man she loves. She's drawn to veterinarian Cameron McKenzie's good looks, caring nature and especially his devotion to his young daughter. There's just one problem—he's her boss. Putting her heart on the line could cost Rina both her job and their friendship forever. But when a kiss under the mistletoe unlocks the simmering passion between them, Rina and Cameron may just find love for the holidays after all….The Sheik and the Christmas BrideWhen Prince As'ad of El Deharia agrees to adopt three orphaned American girls, he does so on one condition—that their beautiful teacher, Kayleen James, become their nanny. His plan is to leave her to deal with the children as he continues his life, undisturbed. But all that changes when Kayleen and the girls invade the palace—and As'ad's heart—and change it for the better.
Secret desires bloom and love awakens in Susan Mallery's New York Times bestselling Fool's Gold series.To Jack McGarry, Larissa Owens is just another one of the guys—he discovers her secret feelings for him. Will it be friendship or true love for this former football hero? When Sam Ridge—who's had notoriously bad breaks with women—meets Dellina Hopkins, he thinks his luck is about to change. But this time, will Dellina be the one to run? Even in four-inch heels, high-powered PR woman Taryn Crawford never backs down. Unless, of course, brooding Angel Whittaker can convince her that surrender feels even better than victory…Collected here for the first time, the fifth volume of Fool's Gold romances brings you back to the enchanting California town where passion flourishes. Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Collection, Volume FiveWhen We MetBefore We KissUntil We Touch
There's nowhere better to spend the holidays than with New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery in the town of Fool's Gold, where love is always waiting to be unwrapped… Noelle Perkins just got a second chance at life, and she intends to make the most of it. That's why she's opening her own store in Fool's Gold, California. The Christmas Attic celebrates everything that's magical about her favorite season. Business is booming, and as a bonus, gorgeous army doctor Gabriel Boylan has offered to help out during the holiday rush. Gabriel's memories of Christmas past contain more sour grapes than sugarplums, thanks to his drill sergeant father. Spending the holidays with his family while he recuperates from an injury sounds as appetizing as last year's eggnog. Still, there are some enjoyable distractions in town, including sunny, sexy Noelle…and the red-hot mistletoe kisses they can't stop sharing. Gabriel didn't think he was made for happily-ever-afters. But when fate hands you a love as sweet and surprising as this, only a fool could refuse….
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery welcomes you to charming Fool's Gold, California—the ultimate small-town destination for romance!Do not get the Hendrix triplets started about the lack of eligible men in Fool's Gold!When Dakota gets roped into screening sexy bachelors for a local reality romance show she soon realizes love isn't as easy as it seems on TV. Her sister Montana has finally found her calling working with therapy dogs, but can she convince the handsome but relationship-averse man of her dreams to make a home in Fool's Gold? And while wedding bells are ringing for her sisters, they're not for Nevada. After landing her dream job, her hopes of a fresh start are thwarted when her new boss turns out to be the first love she never forgot.Offered here for the first time in collection form, the second Fool's Gold trilogy—plus the bonus novella Only Us—lets you reconnect with the characters who have become as familiar as old friends.Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Series, Volume TwoOnly MineOnly YoursOnly HisOnly Us
Sparks fly when past and present collide in Susan Mallery’s New York Times bestselling Fool’s Gold series.They’re about to discover the magic of second chances…so long as they can work up the courage to seize them! Patience McGraw has never forgotten the boy who captured her heart…or his sudden disappearance. Can she trust the man who’s come home in his place? Felicia Swift can’t believe it when she hears a sexy voice from her past in tiny Fool’s Gold—it takes her right back to the hottest night of her life and the dangerous man she shared it with. And just when unlucky-in-love Isabel Beebe walks out on romance, who walks in but her teenage crush! Can she give the spark between them the chance it deserves?Collected here for the first time, the fourth volume of Fool’s Gold romances—plus the bonus novella Halfway There—makes the wonder of Fool’s Gold come alive.Susan Mallery’s Fool’s Gold Collection, Volume FourHalfway There (bonus novella)Just One KissTwo of a KindThree Little Words
Sharks byAnnChristineWill Lily and Jacob, best friends forever, find love or will they discover friendship is not enough for a relationship to take the final step into marriage.The House on Berkley Street by K. J. DahlenWhen Serenity is asked to find the truth in a forty-year old tragedy, someone in the town of White Oak, Texas doesn’t want the truth told. Can they stop her before she finds out what they have kept hidden for so long?The Placebo Effect by Solstice StevensFirst, there was the poison. Then, there was a four story jump and the basketball hoop. Jessamyn Hamhill’s life has been one validation atttempt after another . . . until now.
Four unforgettable stories from the biggest names in romance… Falling in love isn't on Fayrene Hopkins's schedule for at least four years, but from her very first kiss with charming Ryan Patterson, she's already Halfway There. In Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold, some plans are made to be broken…. In Lori Foster's Buckhorn Ever After, the last thing Nadine Moest wants is to be the latest notch on gorgeous ranger Shohn Hudson's bedpost. But Shohn is determined to win her trust—and her heart. Kenna Starr will do anything to overcome her bad-girl past in Gena Showalter's The One You Want. Dane Michaelson is exactly the kind of guy she needs to avoid, but he's used to getting what he wants, and he wants her. Noah Bryant and Colbie Michaels are meant to be—at least, that's what he thinks when they keep serendipitously meeting. Now he just has to convince her they're destined for each other, in Bella Andre's One Perfect Night.