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Stephen Davies - Author

About the Author

Stephen Davies spent several years living amongst Fulani herders in Burkina Faso as a missionary. He has written for the Guardian Weekly (Letters from Burkina Faso) and the Sunday Times and is the author of several books for young readers. www.voiceinthedesert.org.uk

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Adornment What Self-Decoration Tells Us About Who We are

Adornment What Self-Decoration Tells Us About Who We are

Author: Stephen Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Elaborating the history, variety, pervasiveness, and function of the adornments and ornaments with which we beautify ourselves, this book takes in human prehistory, ancient civilizations, hunter-foragers, and present-day industrial societies to tell a captivating story of hair, skin, and make-up practices across times and cultures. From the decline of the hat, the function of jewelry and popularity of tattooing to the wealth of grave goods found in the Upper Paleolithic burials and body painting of the Nuba, we see that there is no one who does not adorn themselves, their possessions, or their environment. But what messages do these adornments send? Drawing on aesthetics, evolutionary history, archaeology, ethology, anthropology, psychology, cultural history, and gender studies, Stephen Davies brings together African, Australian and North and South American indigenous cultures and unites them around the theme of adornment. He shows us that adorning is one of the few social behaviors that is close to being genuinely universal, more typical and extensive than the high-minded activities we prefer to think of as marking our species - religion, morality, and art. Each chapter shows how modes of decoration send vitally important signals about what we care about, our affiliations and backgrounds, our social status and values. In short, by using the theme of bodily adornment to unify a very diverse set of human practices, this book tells us about who we are.

Adornment What Self-Decoration Tells Us About Who We are

Adornment What Self-Decoration Tells Us About Who We are

Author: Stephen Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Elaborating the history, variety, pervasiveness, and function of the adornments and ornaments with which we beautify ourselves, this book takes in human prehistory, ancient civilizations, hunter-foragers, and present-day industrial societies to tell a captivating story of hair, skin, and make-up practices across times and cultures. From the decline of the hat, the function of jewelry and popularity of tattooing to the wealth of grave goods found in the Upper Paleolithic burials and body painting of the Nuba, we see that there is no one who does not adorn themselves, their possessions, or their environment. But what messages do these adornments send? Drawing on aesthetics, evolutionary history, archaeology, ethology, anthropology, psychology, cultural history, and gender studies, Stephen Davies brings together African, Australian and North and South American indigenous cultures and unites them around the theme of adornment. He shows us that adorning is one of the few social behaviors that is close to being genuinely universal, more typical and extensive than the high-minded activities we prefer to think of as marking our species - religion, morality, and art. Each chapter shows how modes of decoration send vitally important signals about what we care about, our affiliations and backgrounds, our social status and values. In short, by using the theme of bodily adornment to unify a very diverse set of human practices, this book tells us about who we are.

Fulani Folk Tales Level 16

Fulani Folk Tales Level 16

Author: Stephen Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

The Wealth Explosion The Nature and Origins of Modernity

The Wealth Explosion The Nature and Origins of Modernity

Author: Stephen Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2019

The Wealth Explosion The Nature and Origins of Modernity

The Wealth Explosion The Nature and Origins of Modernity

Author: Stephen Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2019

Strong to Save Maritime Mission in Hong Kong, from Whampoa Reach to the Mariners Club

Strong to Save Maritime Mission in Hong Kong, from Whampoa Reach to the Mariners Club

Author: Stephen Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2017

Tracing its origins back to 1822 in Whampoa, the Mariners' Club in Hong Kong was established to meet a specific need for an Anglo-Chinese society defined by that most dubious of activities, seafaring. This is a history of one the most enduring institutions of Hong Kong, and the first of its kind. Using the Club's own records as well as a wide range of sources both from within Hong Kong and from the seafaring world at large, this is a comprehensive account of the life of the missions, the tenancy of the different chaplains, managers and stewards, the changes in seafaring practices and shipping, and the transformation of Hong Kong itself.

OCR Geology for A Level and AS

OCR Geology for A Level and AS

Author: Stephen Davies, Frank Mugglestone, Ruth Richards, Tony Shelton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2017

Officially endorsed by OCR, this inspiring new student book has been carefully designed to match the new OCR A Level Geology specification and has been written by experienced Geology authors and teachers. // Its engaging visual style and clear explanations support and motivate you throughout the course and help you thoroughly prepare for your assessments // Highly illustrated with large, clear diagrams and a wide range of geological photographs to illustrate the key information and content. // Case studies and key term definitions help you connect theory and reality, allowing you to apply your understanding of earth science to the examination. // Contains support for the mathematics component of the course throughout to help you develop your maths skills. // Includes practice questions with answers to test your knowledge and help introduce you to the new assessment criteria. //

Reading Planet - Sahara Discovery - Purple: Galaxy

Reading Planet - Sahara Discovery - Purple: Galaxy

Author: Stephen Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2017

The huge Sahara Desert in West Africa is home to many groups of people. Find out more about the Tuareg people and discover what it is like to live, play and work among them. Sahara Discovery is part of the Galaxy range of books from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Galaxy provides captivating fiction and non-fiction for Pink A to White band. The rich collection of highly decodable books immerses children in a range of cross-curricular topics and genres. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and activities to support reading at home as well as comprehension questions to check understanding. Reading age: 6-7 years

Reading Planet - Sahara Survival - Purple: Galaxy

Reading Planet - Sahara Survival - Purple: Galaxy

Author: Stephen Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Ali and Amira are excited to help their dad deliver a plane, but they have no idea that their journey across the Sahara desert is about to turn into a fight for survival. Sahara Survival is part of the Galaxy range of books from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Galaxy provides captivating fiction and non-fiction for Pink A to White band. The rich collection of highly decodable books immerses children in a range of cross-curricular topics and genres. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and activities to support reading at home as well as comprehension questions to check understanding. Reading age: 6-7 years

All Aboard for the Bobo Road

All Aboard for the Bobo Road

Author: Stephen Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

All aboard for the Bobo Road! Fatima and Galo load the luggage while their dad Big Ali drives the bus. Help count on bikes, sacks of rice, melons and even goats and chickens as the bus travels past Gurunsi houses, the hippo lake, waterfalls and jungle, all the way to the city of Bobo. With the authentic setting in Burkina Faso drawn from the author's own experience, this is a wonderfully fun introduction for small children to an amazing culture.

Pawb ar y Bws i Bobo!

Pawb ar y Bws i Bobo!

Author: Stephen Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2017

Titanic

Titanic

Author: Stephen Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2017

TITANIC tells the story of a young boy aboard the 'unsinkable' Titanic. This gripping first-hand account is perfect for children studying the Titanic at school. An exciting story - perfect for readers interested in history.

Blood & Ink

Blood & Ink

Author: Stephen Davies Format: eBook Release Date: 28/07/2016

Timbuktu 2012: Islamische Rebellen fallen in Timbuktu ein und etablieren in der westafrikanischen Stadt die Scharia. Der Hirtenjunge Ali ist einer von ihnen; er verabscheut Musik, Tanzen und alles, was das Leben lebenswert macht. Kadija lebt in Timbuktu. Sie hutet die kostbaren Handschriften ihrer Familie und pfeift auf die Gesetze der Dschihadisten. Als Ali und seine Kampfgenossen einen beruhmten Musikclub der Stadt in die Luft sprengen, kreuzen sich ihre Wege...

Bug Club Comprehension Y4 The Song of Sky and Sand 12 pack

Bug Club Comprehension Y4 The Song of Sky and Sand 12 pack

Author: Stephen Davies Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 20/05/2016

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