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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
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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: $22.95

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: $17.00

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
Format: Trade Paperback
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
Format: Trade Paperback
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: $20.00

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: $15.00

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
Format: Hardcover
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
Format: eBook
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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Nigger
Nigger
Written by Randall Kennedy
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307538918
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Nigger
The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word
Written by Randall Kennedy


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $11.99

It’s “the nuclear bomb of racial epithets,” a word that whites have employed to wound and degrade African Americans for three centuries. Paradoxically, among many black people it has become a term of affection and even empowerment. The word, of course, is nigger, and in this candid, lucidly argued book the... Read more >
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Shakespeare and Modern Culture
Shakespeare and Modern Culture
Written by Marjorie Garber
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307377951
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Shakespeare and Modern Culture

Written by Marjorie Garber


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 9, 2008
Price: $14.99

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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The Good Women of China
The Good Women of China
Written by Xinran
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ISBN: 9780307485533
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The Good Women of China
Hidden Voices
Written by Xinran


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: November 26, 2008
Price: $13.99

When Deng Xiaoping’s efforts to “open up” China took root in the late 1980s, Xinran recognized an invaluable opportunity. As an employee for the state radio system, she had long wanted to help improve the lives of Chinese women. But when she was given clearance to host a radio call-in show... Read more >
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Book of Peoples of the World
Book of Peoples of the World
Edited by Wade Davis, K. David Harrison and Catherine Herbert Howell
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426202384
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Book of Peoples of the World
A Guide to Cultures
Edited by Wade Davis, K. David Harrison and Catherine Herbert Howell


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: November 18, 2008
Price: $40.00

As cultures and languages disappear from the Earth at a shocking rate, it becomes all the more urgent for us to know and value the world’s many ethnic identities. National Geographic’s Book of Peoples of the World propels that important quest with concern, authority, and respect. Created by a team of... Read more >
Failed God
Failed God
Written by John A. Rush
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ISBN: 9781583942741
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Failed God
Fractured Myth in a Fragile World
Written by John A. Rush


Format: Trade Paperback, 472 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2008
Price: $28.95

On a 2001 trip to the cathedrals of Europe, anthropologist John Rush and his wife entered St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice and encountered a mosaic depicting Jesus surrounded by mushrooms with an Amanita muscaria cap in his hand. Examining the space with new eyes, they discovered images of mushrooms and mind-altering... Read more >
Poisoned Profits
Poisoned Profits
Written by Philip Shabecoff and Alice Shabecoff
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588367129
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Poisoned Profits
The Toxic Assault on Our Children
Written by Philip Shabecoff and Alice Shabecoff


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $2.99

In this shocking and sobering book, two fearless journalists directly and definitively link industrial toxins to the current rise in childhood disease and death. In the tradition of Silent Spring, Poisoned Profits is a landmark investigation, an eye-opening account of a country that prizes money over children’s health.

With indisputable data, Philip... Read more >
What the World Eats
What the World Eats
Written by Faith D'Aluisio, Photographed by Peter Menzel
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781582462462
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What the World Eats

Written by Faith D'Aluisio
Photographed by Peter Menzel


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2008
Price: $22.99

Sitting down to a daily family meal has long been a tradition for billions of people. But in every corner of the world this age-old custom is rapidly changing. From increased trade between countries to the expansion of global food corporations like Kraft and Nestlé, current events are having a tremendous... Read more >
Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 2
Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 2
Series edited by William C. Sturtevant, Edited by Garrick A. Bailey
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780160803888
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Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 2
Indians in Contemporary Society
Series edited by William C. Sturtevant
Edited by Garrick A. Bailey


Format: Hardcover, 577 pages
On Sale: July 28, 2008
Price: $99.95

This volume provides a basic reference work on Indians and Arctic peoples as a continuing element in a changing and sometimes difficult environment responding to the social forces around them, making such accommodations as circumstances require, but remaining identifiably Indian in a contemporary society. Read more >
Panic in Level 4
Panic in Level 4
Written by Richard Preston
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ISBN: 9781588367280
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Panic in Level 4
Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science
Written by Richard Preston


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 27, 2008
Price: $11.99

Bizarre illnesses and plagues that kill people in the most unspeakable ways. Obsessive and inspired efforts by scientists to solve mysteries and save lives. From The Hot Zone to The Demon in the Freezer and beyond, Richard Preston’s bestselling works have mesmerized readers everywhere by showing them strange worlds of nature... Read more >
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The Wild Trees
The Wild Trees
Written by Richard Preston
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ISBN: 9780812975598
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The Wild Trees
A Story of Passion and Daring
Written by Richard Preston


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $16.00

Hidden away in foggy, uncharted rain forest valleys in Northern California are the largest and tallest organisms the world has ever sustained–the coast redwood trees, Sequoia sempervirens. Ninety-six percent of the ancient redwood forests have been destroyed by logging, but the untouched fragments that remain are among the great wonders of... Read more >
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