On Being a Conceptual Animal

by Arthur Niehoff



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 01/01/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 364
ISBN : 9781585005598

About the Book

On Being a Conceptual Animal is one of a series that tries to describe the human condition in an easy-to-read style. It is a book that attempts to define the specifically human way of experiencing the universe, through symbolic concepts. It is a book of 24 essays taken from life experiences of the author, a retired anthropologist. This is a journey we all take the difference of one person from another being the concepts.

It is ideal for the student who has become a reader to open up the expanding universe, and for the oldster who needs to keep learning as the world changes, for the young person it speaks of how much more there is to learning than simply getting a better paying job. And for the older person it is a way to maintain his/her human credentials.

About the Author

Dr. Arthur Niehoff has been an anthropologist for 50 years. He got his BA at Indiana University and Ph.D. at Columbia both in cultural anthropology. He has done fieldwork in most parts of the world and has outlined many articles and books. He was a Fulbright scholar in India and has consulted many times for the International Development Agency and the United Nations. He worked as a village development advisor in Laos in 1959-61. He has taught anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, George Washington University American University and California State University, Los Angeles. Since his retirement he has been writing and publishing popular books in anthropology and history to explain how humankind got the way it is. In order to put pleasure into learning, his writing combines narrative with explanation and emphasizes clarity with simplicity.