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Culture Sketches: Case Studies in Anthropology Paperback – June 13, 2008

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ISBN-13: 978-0073405308 ISBN-10: 0073405302 Edition: 5th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 5 edition (June 13, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0073405302
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073405308
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jason I on August 10, 2010
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Book is split into small chapters with maps and photos. Very clear and to the point on each culture, pointing out the unique characteristics of each. Includes very interesting facts, especially about certain groups. Informative and educational while being easy to read, so I gave it 5 stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Hunter on August 1, 2010
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Very interesting if you are like learning about the world's cultures. Tons of information and very understandable. Definitely recommend for the higher education seeker. :)
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I had to use this book for my required college intro to anthropology class. This book was great, as it was quite well-organized. Each chapter described a group of people, with a map that shows where they originate. The sections in the book divide the different aspects of the peoples, such as origin stories, social structure, and how they obtain sustenance. Within these sections are unique subsections that describe anything special or unique for the culture. (Bonus: The subsections are fairly small and digestible.)

While I did get bored at times with the book, not being all that interested in people studies, this was a easy-to-read book that helped me understand other cultures.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. OBrien on May 30, 2009
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Interesting, factual and to the point. Gives an overview of different cultures from beliefs of creation to rituals and traditions. Easy reading and concise. I learned alot without having to read overly worded chapters.
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By Jill on June 27, 2013
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Had to use this book for a college course. Not bad to read considering I wasn't extremely interested in the subject matter but it was bearable. Got an "A" in the course and the cost of this book was very affordable. Thanks again Amazon!
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By sienna987 on September 26, 2010
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I had to buy this book for my anthropology class..... I really liked the book. It wasn't a difficult read, but gave the information in an easy to read yet fun way.
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By kristi schuh on March 29, 2015
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Pen marks and coffee stains.... But in usable condition. Not great...
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