New Encyclopedia Announcement

Anita Cohen-Williams (IACAGC@ASUVM.INRE.ASU.EDU)
Wed, 27 Dec 1995 14:05:08 -0700

I just got a brochure from Henry Holt Reference Books in which they are
announcing the publication of the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. It is
4 volumes and is sponsored by Human Relations Area Files with David Levinson
and Melvin Ember as the editors.

The brochure gives the following key features: (these are direct quotes)

* Contains 340 articles - in-depth essays of 2 to 10 pages - written by 310 of
the world's most respected authorities - nearly 2,000 pages of material in
four volumes.

* Each article includes a wide-ranging and up-to-date bibliography, and
thorough cross referencing.

* Provides frameworks and major organizing concepts, and introduces the major
research methods.

* Covers all the major regions of the world as well as the other fields of
anthropology: linguistics, biological anthropology, and archaeology.

* Provides a full list of anthropological periodicals and an in-depth index in
the final volume. The index covers all the sub-fields, prominent people,
organizations, concepts, and topics that are relevant to cultural

The pre-publication price (if ordered before April 30, 1996) is $345.00. The
regular price is $395.00. The book will be out in April of 1996.

Anita Cohen-Williams; Reference Services; Hayden Library
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
PHONE: (602) 965-4579 FAX: (602) 965-9169