New Release Books by Alan Barnard

Alan Barnard is the author of History and Theory in Anthropology (2021), Bushmen (2019), Language in Prehistory (2016), Hunters and Gatherers (2020) and other 60 books.

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History and Theory in Anthropology

release date: Dec 16, 2021
History and Theory in Anthropology
An updated and expanded edition of Barnard's classic overview of the history and theory of anthropology.

Bushmen

release date: Aug 01, 2019
Bushmen
A comprehensive and fascinating account of all the major groups of southern African hunter-gatherers.

Language in Prehistory

release date: Jan 14, 2016
Language in Prehistory
Taking an anthropological perspective, Alan Barnard explores the evolution of language by investigating the lives and languages of modern hunter-gatherers.

Hunters and Gatherers

release date: Jan 20, 2020
Hunters and Gatherers
"The book spells out the great human achievements that have been brought about by humans who hunt and gather - across the millennia. It also shows that these achievements go beyond hunting and gathering alone. They depend on particular ways of understanding the human environment and the world at large. Barnard points out that there is a lot to be learned for our own lives when getting to know a life based on hunting and gathering. This also has to do with the fact that their mode of living in many ways continues to be deeply enshrined in what we are and what we do. At the same time, learning from hunter-gatherers helps to unsettle us in a positive way. Maybe your and my way of doing things is not without alternative after all. And getting to know alternative ways of life that have been successfully put into practice by the people described in this book are a better start than fantasy and science fiction. However, the biggest lesson of all is to understand how things are connected and how people are connected. This also means that it would be naive to think that one could simply import isolated practices from elsewhere without there being effects that reach far into all domains of life. The living hunter-gatherers that Alan Barnard introduces us to in this book are often prevented to continue their way of life because of what the rest of us do: the amount of resources that we use and waste, the grabbing of land that serves a world economy banking on unsustainable growth, the power that we abuse when dealing with indigenous minorities and a false sense of superiority towards hunter-gatherers." Thomas Widlok, University of Cologne Alan Barnard FBA is Emeritus Professor of the Anthropology of Southern Africa in the University of Edinburgh. He studied in the United States, Canada and England and has taught at the University of Cape Town, University College London and the University of Edinburgh. Since 1974, he has conducted field research with Bushmen or San in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. He served as an Honorary Consul of Namibia for eleven years, and in 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Among his many books are Research Practices in the Study of Kinship (co-authored, 1984), A Nharo Wordlist with Notes on Grammar (1985), Hunters and Herders of Southern Africa: A Comparative Ethnography of the Khoisan Peoples (1992), Kalahari Bushmen (children's book, 1993), History and Theory in Anthropology (2000), Social Anthropology (2006), Anthropology and the Bushman (2007), Social Anthropology and Human Origins (2011), Genesis of Symbolic Thought (2012), Language in Prehistory (2016) and Bushmen: Kalahari Hunter-Gatherers and Their Descendants (2019). His works were all written in English, but have been translated into 18 other languages.

Genesis of Symbolic Thought

release date: Jun 21, 2012
Genesis of Symbolic Thought
The distinguished social anthropologist Alan Barnard explores the origins of the symbolic thought that is fundamental to human existence.

Campaign It!

release date: Feb 03, 2012
Campaign It!
This ground-breaking book redefines campaigning and explains how to create and deliver a compelling campaign that can be applied in any aspect of your professional and personal life. Based on a claim that is both bold and true, this book introduces and demonstrates a new, unique and complete approach to communication for change - the Campaign It! model. It is a model developed and used by leading professionals in communications and campaigning to create influence and change at the highest levels business, politics and society. It is transferable to any sphere of life. It is tried and tested. And it works. Simply put: to achieve change and be successful you always have to inform, persuade and gain agreement from significant people and organizations. The Campaign It! model enables you to do this powerfully and positively.

It's Impossible ... Unless?

release date: Mar 28, 2019
It's Impossible ... Unless?
My aim with this book is to introduce readers to a new 5-step decision-making method I've developed during more than two decades of research and field testing with managers and individuals from around the globe. The decision-making method aims to provide a practical step-by-step method to help individuals make better faster decisions when it really matters in their personal and professional lives. My new method is called the ProConCloud method, and is an evolution of Benjamin Franklin's "Pro-Con List" method and the "Evaporating Cloud" method of Dr. Eli Goldratt, the creator of Theory of Constraints. The ProConCloud method has 5 steps, each designed to prevent one of 5 common decision mistakes that can cause us to procrastinate in making good decisions, which can cause us to over-react and make bad decisions. The book is filled with case studies from around the world that show how users of the method were able to discover and overcome the limiting assumptions or beliefs that can cause any of us to make and often repeat bad decisions.

Social Anthropology and Human Origins

release date: Mar 17, 2011
Social Anthropology and Human Origins
The study of human origins is one of the most fascinating branches of anthropology. Yet it has rarely been considered by social or cultural anthropologists, who represent the largest subfield of the discipline. In this powerful study Alan Barnard aims to bridge this gap. Barnard argues that social anthropological theory has much to contribute to our understanding of human evolution, including changes in technology, subsistence and exchange, family and kinship, as well as to the study of language, art, ritual and belief. This book places social anthropology in the context of a widely-conceived constellation of anthropological sciences. It incorporates recent findings in many fields, including primate studies, archaeology, linguistics and human genetics. In clear, accessible style Barnard addresses the fundamental questions surrounding the evolution of human society and the prehistory of culture, suggesting a new direction for social anthropology that will open up debate across the discipline as a whole.

16 - Holistic TOC Implementation Case Studies

release date: Apr 09, 2010
16 - Holistic TOC Implementation Case Studies
The definitive guide to the theory of constraints In this authoritative volume, the world's top Theory of Constraints (TOC) experts reveal how to implement the ground-breaking management and improvement methodology developed by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt. Theory of Constraints Handbook offers an in-depth examination of this revolutionary concept of bringing about global organization performance improvement by focusing on a few leverage points of the system. Clear explanations supplemented by examples and case studies define how the theory works, why it works, what issues are resolved, and what benefits accrue, and demonstrate how TOC can be applied to different industries and situations. Theory of Constraints Handbook covers: Critical Chain Project Management for realizing major improvements in delivering projects on time, to specification, and within budget Drum-Buffer-Rope (DBR), Buffer Management, and distribution for maximizing throughput and minimizing flow time Performance measures for applying Throughput Accounting to improve organizational performance Strategy, marketing, and sales techniques designed to increase sales closing rates and Throughput Thinking Processes for simple and complex environments TOC methods to ensure that services actions support escalating demand for services while retaining financial viability Integrating the TOC Thinking Processes, the Strategy and Tactic Tree, TOC measurements, the Five Focusing Steps of TOC, and Six Sigma as a system of tools for sustainable improvement

15-Continuous Improvement and Auditing

release date: Apr 08, 2010
15-Continuous Improvement and Auditing
The definitive guide to the theory of constraints In this authoritative volume, the world's top Theory of Constraints (TOC) experts reveal how to implement the ground-breaking management and improvement methodology developed by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt. Theory of Constraints Handbook offers an in-depth examination of this revolutionary concept of bringing about global organization performance improvement by focusing on a few leverage points of the system. Clear explanations supplemented by examples and case studies define how the theory works, why it works, what issues are resolved, and what benefits accrue, and demonstrate how TOC can be applied to different industries and situations. Theory of Constraints Handbook covers: Critical Chain Project Management for realizing major improvements in delivering projects on time, to specification, and within budget Drum-Buffer-Rope (DBR), Buffer Management, and distribution for maximizing throughput and minimizing flow time Performance measures for applying Throughput Accounting to improve organizational performance Strategy, marketing, and sales techniques designed to increase sales closing rates and Throughput Thinking Processes for simple and complex environments TOC methods to ensure that services actions support escalating demand for services while retaining financial viability Integrating the TOC Thinking Processes, the Strategy and Tactic Tree, TOC measurements, the Five Focusing Steps of TOC, and Six Sigma as a system of tools for sustainable improvement

Anthropology and the Bushman

release date: Jun 15, 2007
Anthropology and the Bushman
The Bushman is a perennial but changing image. The transformation of that image is important. It symbolizes the perception of Bushman or San society, of the ideas and values of ethnographers who have worked with Bushman peoples, and those of other anthropologists who use this work. Anthropology and the Bushman covers early travellers and settlers, classic nineteenth and twentieth-century ethnographers, North American and Japanese ecological traditions, the approaches of African ethnographers, and recent work on advocacy and social development. It reveals the impact of Bushman studies on anthropology and on the public. The book highlights how Bushman or San ethnography has contributed to anthropological controversy, for example in the debates on the degree of incorporation of San society within the wider political economy, and on the validity of the case for "indigenous rights" as a special kind of human rights. Examining the changing image of the Bushman, Barnard provides a new contribution to an established anthropology debate.

Hunters and Herders of Southern Africa

release date: Feb 28, 1992
Hunters and Herders of Southern Africa
A study of the influence of environment on culture and social organization among the Khoisan, a cluster of southern African peoples, comprised of the Bushmen or San "hunters," the Khoekhoe "herders", and the Damara, (also herders).

The Life of a Lancashire Lad

release date: Jun 09, 2006
The Life of a Lancashire Lad
This is the story of the life of an ordinary working lad and his family from his birth in one of the poorer areas of Manchester, their experiences during the Second World War when he began his working life, and up to the completion of his National Service in the British army. His family's nomad like movements around north Manchester and eventually into farms in the Lancashire countryside during the war and after the war led to many adventures, some sad times, but also some hilarious incidents.

A Nharo Wordlist with Notes on Grammar

release date: Jan 01, 1985

Research Practices in the Study of Kinship

release date: Jan 01, 1984

Kalahari Bushmen

release date: Jan 01, 1994
Kalahari Bushmen
Explores the culture of the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, examining their traditions, language, music, games and toys, family life, and hunting skills, and discusses various threats to their culture

GaInAs Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits Using AlInAs Both as a Buffer Layer and to Raise the Schottky Barrier Height

Whole Blood Oxyhemoglobin Affinity and Red Blood Cell Metabolism at Sea Level and High Altitude in Pig-tailed Monkeys

Dinosaurs in Your Backyard

release date: Apr 01, 2009
Dinosaurs in Your Backyard
When Bertie the badger visits his grandfather at a retirement home for magicians, he learns that his grandfather's rabbit, Enigma, has disappeared along with everyone's magical things, and the reader is invited to help break a code to find the items hidden throughout the book. Includes a built-in decoder.

Research Practices in the Study of Kinschip

release date: Jan 01, 1984

La Rage

release date: Mar 26, 2018
La Rage
This is the story of Joseph, the first patient ever to be cured of rabies. Three main characters were involved; Joseph Meister, Emile Roux an impoverished medical student, and Louis Pasteur professor of chemistry.

Association of Principals of Colleges. Presidential Address 1984

release date: Jan 01, 1984

Some Government Financial Data, 1850 to 1982

release date: Jan 01, 1986
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