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Composing a Further Life
Composing a Further Life
Written by Mary Catherine Bateson
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ISBN: 9780307594228
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Composing a Further Life
The Age of Active Wisdom
Written by Mary Catherine Bateson


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $13.99

From the author of Composing a Life (first published in 1991 and still in print), an inspiring exploration of a new stage of the life cycle, “Adulthood II,” created by unprecedented levels of health, energy, time, and resources—of which we have barely begun to be fully conscious.

Mary Catherine Bateson sees aging... Read more >
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Designer Genes
Designer Genes
Written by Steven Potter
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ISBN: 9781588369987
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Designer Genes
A New Era in the Evolution of Man
Written by Steven Potter


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 14, 2010
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This compelling new book covers the most important revolution since Darwin—how cutting-edge genetic science will soon allow us to speed up and transform our own evolution, and the moral choices we must make as we improve, alter, and even duplicate ourselves.

The fact is that, until now, human evolution has been... Read more >
The East, the West, and Sex
The East, the West, and Sex
Written by Richard Bernstein
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ISBN: 9780375713897
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The East, the West, and Sex
A History
Written by Richard Bernstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2010
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In this wide-ranging history, Richard Bernstein explores the connection between sex and power as it has played out between Eastern cultures and the Western explorers, merchants, and conquerors who have visited them. This illuminating book describes the historical and ongoing encounter between these travelers and the morally ambiguous opportunities they found... Read more >
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War Games
War Games
Written by Jenny Thompson
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ISBN: 9781588342805
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War Games
Inside the World of Twentieth-Century War Reenactors
Written by Jenny Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $25.95

D-Day with beach umbrellas in the distance? Troops ordering ice cream? American and German forces celebrating Christmas together in the barracks? This could only be the curious world of 20th-century war reenactors. A relatively recent and rapidly expanding phenomenon, reenactments in the United States of World War I, World War II... Read more >
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Insectopedia
Insectopedia
Written by Hugh Raffles
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ISBN: 9780307379726
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Insectopedia

Written by Hugh Raffles


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: July 2, 2010
Price: $13.99

A New York Times Notable Book

A stunningly original exploration of the ties that bind us to the beautiful, ancient, astoundingly accomplished, largely unknown, and unfathomably different species with whom we share the world.
 
For as long as humans have existed, insects have been our constant companions. Yet we hardly know them, not...

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Pandora's Seed
Pandora's Seed
Written by Spencer Wells
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ISBN: 9780679603740
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Pandora's Seed
The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization
Written by Spencer Wells


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 8, 2010
Price: $11.99

Ten thousand years ago, our species made a radical shift in its way of life: We became farmers rather than hunter-gatherers. Although this decision propelled us into the modern world, renowned geneticist and anthropologist Spencer Wells demonstrates that such a dramatic change in lifestyle had a downside that we’re only now... Read more >
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Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage
Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage
Edited by Aron A. Crowell, Rosita Worl, Paul C. Ongtooguk and Dawn D. Biddison
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781588342706
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Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage
The First Peoples of Alaska
Edited by Aron A. Crowell, Rosita Worl, Paul C. Ongtooguk and Dawn D. Biddison


Format: Hardcover, 312 pages
On Sale: May 18, 2010
Price: $50.00

Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First Peoples of Alaska features more than 200 objects representing the masterful artistry and design traditions of twenty Alaska Native peoples. Based on a collaborative exhibition created by Alaska Native communities, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the... Read more >
Insectopedia
Insectopedia
Written by Hugh Raffles
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375423864
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Insectopedia

Written by Hugh Raffles


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $29.95

A stunningly original exploration of the ties that bind us to the beautiful, ancient, astoundingly accomplished, largely unknown, and unfathomably different species with whom we share the world.
 
For as long as humans have existed, insects have existed, too. Wherever we’ve traveled, they’ve traveled, too. Yet we hardly know them, not... Read more >
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Lapps and Labyrinths
Lapps and Labyrinths
Written by Noel D. Broadbent, Contribution by Jan Stora
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780978846060
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Lapps and Labyrinths
Saami Prehistory, Colonization, and Cultural Resilience
Written by Noel D. Broadbent
Contribution by Jan Stora


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: March 16, 2010
Price: $34.95

Professor Noel D. Broadbent is one of Sweden's foremost experts on north Swedish archaeology and literally wrote the book on the prehistory of the Skellefteå region on the North Bothnian coast. This knowledge is now brought to bear on the issue of Saami origins. The focus is on the successful adaptive... Read more >
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Food and Love
Food and Love
Written by Jack Goody
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844674381
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Food and Love
A Cultural History of East and West
Written by Jack Goody


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: March 15, 2010
Price: $24.95

The development of romantic love, the evolution of national and regional cuisines, the globalization of Chinese food, the histories of various taboos on certain types of food and drink, the uniqueness of the European family—such are the fascinating and diverse themes Goody addresses in Food and Love.

Starting with a sustained... Read more >
Storytelling
Storytelling
Written by Christian Salmon
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844673919
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Storytelling
Bewitching the Modern Mind
Written by Christian Salmon


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: March 2, 2010
Price: $24.95

Politics, as currently practiced, is no longer the art of the possible, but the art of the fictive. Its aim is not to change the world as it exists, but to affect the way it is perceived.

This is the subject of Christian Salmon’s Storytelling, which looks at how the creative... Read more >
Down at the Docks
Down at the Docks
Written by Rory Nugent
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ISBN: 9780385720137
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Down at the Docks

Written by Rory Nugent


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $16.95

In the opening pages of Moby Dick, Herman Melville called New Bedford, Massachusetts, “the dearest place to live in, in all of New England.” But the old fishing port and manufacturing center—once one of the richest cities in New England—has withered in the modern economy. Its once-prosperous fishermen now struggle with... Read more >
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The Lonely American
The Lonely American
Written by Jacqueline Olds
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807000359
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The Lonely American
Drifting Apart in the Twenty-first Century
Written by Jacqueline Olds


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2010
Price: $19.00

In today's world, it is more acceptable to be depressed than to be lonely-yet loneliness appears to be the inevitable byproduct of our frenetic contemporary lifestyle. According to the 2004 General Social Survey, one out of four Americans talked to no one about something of importance to them during the last... Read more >
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I, Rigoberta Menchu
I, Rigoberta Menchu
Written by Rigoberta Menchu, Edited by Elisabeth Burgos-Debray, Translated by Ann Wright
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ISBN: 9781844674183
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I, Rigoberta Menchu
An Indian Woman in Guatemala
Written by Rigoberta Menchu
Edited by Elisabeth Burgos-Debray
Translated by Ann Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $23.95

Now a global bestseller, the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchú, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Menchú suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish and... Read more >
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Shakespeare and Modern Culture
Shakespeare and Modern Culture
Written by Marjorie Garber
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ISBN: 9780307390967
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Shakespeare and Modern Culture

Written by Marjorie Garber


Format: Trade Paperback, 372 pages
On Sale: December 1, 2009
Price: $17.95

From one of the world's premier Shakespeare scholars comes a magisterial new study whose premise is "that Shakespeare makes modern culture and that modern culture makes Shakespeare."

        Shakespeare has determined many of the ideas that we think of as "naturally" true: ideas about human character, individuality and selfhood, government, leadership, love... Read more >
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Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes
Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes
Written by Daniel L. Everett
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ISBN: 9780307386120
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Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes
Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
Written by Daniel L. Everett


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: November 3, 2009
Price: $16.00

A riveting account of the astonishing experiences and discoveries made by linguist Daniel Everett while he lived with the Pirahã, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians in central Brazil. Daniel Everett arrived among the Pirahã with his wife and three young children hoping to convert the tribe to Christianity. Everett quickly became... Read more >
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IndiVisible
IndiVisible
Edited by Gabrielle Tayac
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ISBN: 9781588342713
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IndiVisible
African-Native American Lives in the Americas
Edited by Gabrielle Tayac


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: October 26, 2009
Price: $19.95

Throughout American history, people of combined African and Native American descent have often struggled for acceptance, not only from dominant cultures but also from their own communities. In this collection of twenty-seven groundbreaking essays, authors from across the Americas explore the complex personal histories and contemporary lives of people wth a... Read more >
Traveling Light
Traveling Light
Written by Kath Weston
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ISBN: 9780807041383
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Traveling Light
On the Road with America's Poor
Written by Kath Weston


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2009
Price: $21.00

How far can you get on two tacos, one Dr. Pepper, and a little bit of conversation? What happens when you're broke and you need to get to a new job, an ailing parent, a powwow, college, or a funeral on the other side of the country? And after decades of... Read more >
Panic in Level 4
Panic in Level 4
Written by Richard Preston
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ISBN: 9780812975604
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Panic in Level 4
Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science
Written by Richard Preston


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: June 16, 2009
Price: $16.00

Panic in Level 4 is a grand tour through the eerie and unforgettable universe of Richard Preston, filled with incredible characters and mysteries that refuse to leave one’s mind. Here are dramatic true stories from this acclaimed and award-winning author, including

• the phenomenon of “self-cannibals,” who suffer from a rare genetic... Read more >
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The East, the West, and Sex
The East, the West, and Sex
Written by Richard Bernstein
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ISBN: 9780307271990
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The East, the West, and Sex
A History of Erotic Encounters
Written by Richard Bernstein


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $13.99

In this wide-ranging history, Richard Bernstein explores the connection between sex and power as it has played out between Eastern cultures and the Western explorers, merchants, and conquerors who have visited them. This illuminating book describes the historical and ongoing encounter between these travelers and the morally ambiguous opportunities they found... Read more >
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Born to Run
Born to Run
Written by Christopher McDougall
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ISBN: 9780307266309
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Born to Run
A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Written by Christopher McDougall


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $24.95

Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world’s greatest distance... Read more >
Born to Run
Born to Run
Written by Christopher McDougall, Read by Fred Sanders
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ISBN: 9780739383735
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Born to Run
A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Written by Christopher McDougall
Read by Fred Sanders


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $20.00

Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world’s greatest distance... Read more >
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Merde
Merde
Written by Ralph A. Lewin
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ISBN: 9780307557896
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Merde
Excursions in Scientific, Cultural, and Socio-Historical Coprology
Written by Ralph A. Lewin


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2009
Price: $11.99

Merde is an unusual (very unusual) and witty investigation into a subject you may always have wondered about--but didn't know quite what to ask.
        
History, biology, anthropology, culture, animal behavior--all of these are the real subjects of Merde. Why can some animals do it on the run, and others can't? Why does... Read more >
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Down at the Docks
Down at the Docks
Written by Rory Nugent
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ISBN: 9780307378033
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Down at the Docks

Written by Rory Nugent


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: February 17, 2009
Price: $13.99

In the opening pages of Moby Dick, Herman Melville called New Bedford, Massachusetts, “the dearest place to live in, in all of New England.” But the old fishing port and manufacturing center—once one of the richest cities in New England—has withered in the modern economy. Its once-prosperous fishermen now struggle with... Read more >
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The Well-Dressed Ape
The Well-Dressed Ape
Written by Hannah Holmes
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588368027
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The Well-Dressed Ape
A Natural History of Myself
Written by Hannah Holmes


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 20, 2009
Price: $11.99

DID YOU KNOW THAT 
• we have more hair follicles than a chimpanzee
• a male boxer in top condition can punch with the force of a thirteen-pound mallet swung at twenty miles an hour
• the best human endurance runners can outlast a horse
• one odor above all is sexually stimulating to the... Read more >
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