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The Unconquered
In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes
Written by Scott Wallace


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-46297-8 (0-307-46297-8)

Even today there remain tribes in the far reaches of the Amazon rainforest that have avoided contact with modern civilization. Deliberately hiding from the outside world, they are the unconquered, the last survivors of an ancient culture that predates the arrival of Columbus in the New World. In this gripping first-person... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Meeting the Family
One Man's Journey Through His Human Ancestry
Written by Donovan Webster
Foreword by Spencer Wells


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0573-6 (1-4262-0573-2)

Donovan Webster brings his vivid journalistic gifts to a new subject, tracing our deep genealogy using cutting-edge DNA research to map our eons-old journey from prehistoric Africa into the modern world. With the same genetic haplotype as many white American males, Webster makes an ideal subject–he is a genuine Everyman. While... Read more >
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Cloth and Human Experience

Edited by Annette B. Weiner


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: April 17, 1991
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-87474-995-3 (0-87474-995-6)

Cloth and Human Experience explores a wide variety of cultures and eras, discussing production and trade, economics, and symbolic and spiritual associations.

“A book with an overwhelming scope . . . The editors march us across six continents, several archipelagos and a few oceans, and through a wide variety of times and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Surprising Power of Family Meals
How Eating Together Makes Us Smarter, Stronger, Healthier and Happier
Written by Miriam Weinstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Steerforth
On Sale: September 5, 2006
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-58642-113-7 (1-58642-113-1)

The Surprising Power of Family Meals is the first book to take a complete look at a ritual that was virtually universal a generation ago but has undergone a striking transformation. No longer honored by society as a time of day that must be set aside, some families see family supper... Read more >

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The Journey of Man
A Genetic Odyssey
Written by Spencer Wells


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 17, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7146-0 (0-8129-7146-9)

Around 60,000 years ago, a man—genetically identical to modern-day humans—lived in Africa. Every person alive today is believed to have descended from him. How did this real-life Adam wind up as the father of us all? What happened to the descendants of other men who lived at the same time? And... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Atlantis Blueprint
Unlocking the Ancient Mysteries of a Long-Lost Civilization
Written by Colin Wilson and Rand Flem-Ath


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: May 28, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50898-4 (0-440-50898-3)

Colin Wilson’s new book, co-written with Rand Flem-Ath, continues the work that Wilson began in his 1996 book From Atlantis to the Sphinx. In June 1990, Egyptologist John West accompanied geologist Robert Schoch to Cairo to take a closer look at the Sphinx. For almost two decades, West had been arguing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Consilience
The Unity of Knowledge
Written by Edward O. Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 30, 1999
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76867-8 (0-679-76867-X)

In this groundbreaking book, American biologist Edward O. Wilson, argues for the fundamental unity of all knowledge and the need to search for consilience--the proof that everything in our world is organized in terms of a small number of fundamental natural laws that comprise the principles underlying every branch of learning... Read more >

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In Ruins
A Journey Through History, Art, and Literature
Written by Christopher Woodward


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3086-6 (1-4000-3086-2)

In this enchanting meditation on ruins, Christopher Woodward takes us on a thousand-year journey from the plains of Troy to the monuments of ancient Rome, from the crumbling palaces of Sicily, Cuba, and Zanzibar to the rubble of the London Blitz. With an exquisite sense of romantic melancholy, we encounter the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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We Shall Not Be Moved
Rebuilding Home in the Wake of Katrina
Written by Tom Wooten


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4463-6 (0-8070-4463-6)

“It was heartbreaking, but we couldn’t give up. I just said, ‘Well, I’ve got to get in and do it.’”—Phil Harris, eight-decade-long resident of Hollygrove

As floodwaters drained in the weeks following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans residents came to a difficult realization. Their city was about to undertake the largest disaster recovery... Read more >
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