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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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Culture and Conflict in the Middle East
Culture and Conflict in the Middle East
Written by Philip Carl Salzman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591025870
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Culture and Conflict in the Middle East

Written by Philip Carl Salzman


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: December 31, 2007
Price: $34.99

In an era of increasing interaction between the United States and the countries of the Middle East, it has become ever more important for Americans to understand the social forces that shape Middle Eastern cultures. Based on years of his own field research and the ethnographic reports of other scholars, anthropologist... Read more >
Glorious Mud!
Glorious Mud!
Written by Gus W. Van Beek and Ora Van Beek
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780978846008
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Glorious Mud!
Ancient and Contemporary Earthen Design and Construction in North Africa, Wester n Europe, the Near East, and Southwest Asia
Written by Gus W. Van Beek and Ora Van Beek


Format: Hardcover, 542 pages
On Sale: December 28, 2007
Price: $99.95

Invented about 13,000 years ago, mud architecture has since been one of the most common, economical, useful, and widespread forms of building. It has been--and is still being--used for grand palaces and temples as well as simple shops and homes. Research conducted over the last several decades has enabled archaeologists and... Read more >
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The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee
The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee
Written by Paisley Rekdal
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ISBN: 9780307429087
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The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee
Observations on Not Fitting In
Written by Paisley Rekdal


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

When you come from a mixed race background as Paisley Rekdal does — her mother is Chinese American and her father is Norwegian– thorny issues of identity politics, and interracial desire are never far from the surface. Here in this hypnotic blend of personal essay and travelogue, Rekdal journeys throughout Asia... Read more >
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Out of It
Out of It
Written by Stuart Walton
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ISBN: 9780307421401
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Out of It
A Cultural History of Intoxication
Written by Stuart Walton


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99


“Who will ever relate the whole history of narcotica? It is almost the history of ‘culture,’ of our
so-called higher culture.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche, 1882


With Nietzsche’s question as his objective, Stuart Walton begins Out of It: A Cultural History of Intoxication—a heterodox and throughly engaging examination of intoxicants, from the more everyday substances... Read more >
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Salonica, City of Ghosts
Salonica, City of Ghosts
Written by Mark Mazower
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ISBN: 9780307427571
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Salonica, City of Ghosts
Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430-1950
Written by Mark Mazower


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

Salonica, located in northern Greece, was long a fascinating crossroads metropolis of different religions and ethnicities, where Egyptian merchants, Spanish Jews, Orthodox Greeks, Sufi dervishes, and Albanian brigands all rubbed shoulders. Tensions sometimes flared, but tolerance largely prevailed until the twentieth century when the Greek army marched in, Muslims were forced... Read more >
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Homo Juridicus
Homo Juridicus
Written by Alain Supiot, Translated by Saskia Brown
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844671052
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Homo Juridicus
On the Anthropological Function of the Law
Written by Alain Supiot
Translated by Saskia Brown


Format: Hardcover, 246 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2007
Price: $34.95

In this groundbreaking work, French legal scholar Alain Supiot examines the relationship of society to legal discourse.

He arguesthat the law is how justice is implmented in secular society, but it isnot simply a technique to be manipulated at will: it is also anexpression of the core beliefs of the West. We... Read more >
Hungry Planet
Hungry Planet
Written by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780984074426
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Hungry Planet
What the World Eats
Written by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2007
Price: $24.99

The age-old practice of sitting down to a family meal is undergoing unprecedented change as rising world affluence and trade, along with the spread of global food conglomerates, transform eating habits worldwide. HUNGRY PLANET profiles 30 families from around the world--including Bosnia, Chad, Egypt, Greenland, Japan, the United States, and France--and... Read more >
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Hungry Planet
Hungry Planet
Written by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781580088695
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Hungry Planet
What the World Eats
Written by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio


Format: Trade Paperback, 287 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2007
Price: $24.95

The age-old practice of sitting down to a family meal is undergoing unprecedented change as rising world affluence and trade, along with the spread of global food conglomerates, transform eating habits worldwide. HUNGRY PLANET profiles 30 families from around the world--including Bosnia, Chad, Egypt, Greenland, Japan, the United States, and France--and... Read more >
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Por El Camino del Inca
Por El Camino del Inca
Written by Karin Muller
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ISBN: 9781426201592
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Por El Camino del Inca
Odisea de una mujer en el corazon de los andes
Written by Karin Muller


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2007
Price: $14.00

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The Wild Trees
The Wild Trees
Written by Richard Preston
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588366030
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The Wild Trees
A Story of Passion and Daring
Written by Richard Preston


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $13.99

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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Himalaya
Himalaya
Written by Brot Coburn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792261926
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Himalaya
Personal Stories of Grandeur, Challenge, and Hope
Written by Brot Coburn


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: October 17, 2006
Price: $35.00

Both a magnificent celebration and a call for compassion, Himalaya is a panorama of the unique history and uncertain future of the world's highest region and its colorful inhabitants. The awesome beauty of these lofty peaks, including Everest, Kanchenjunga, and Annapurna, is brought to life by gifted photographers like Steve McCurry... Read more >
The Genius Factory
The Genius Factory
Written by David Plotz
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812970524
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The Genius Factory
The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank
Written by David Plotz


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $14.95

It was the most radical human-breeding experiment in American history, and no one knew how it turned out. The Repository for Germinal Choice–nicknamed the Nobel Prize sperm bank–opened to notorious fanfare in 1980, and for two decades, women flocked to it from all over the country to choose a sperm donor... Read more >
Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 17
Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 17
Series edited by William C. Sturtevant, Edited by Ives Goddard
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780874741971
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Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 17
Languages
Series edited by William C. Sturtevant
Edited by Ives Goddard


Format: Hardcover, 958 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2006
Price: $99.95

Provides a basic reference work on the Native languages of North America, their characteristics and uses, their historical relationships, and the history of research on these languages. Fold-out, color, volume map. Read more >
Salonica, City of Ghosts
Salonica, City of Ghosts
Written by Mark Mazower
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ISBN: 9780375727382
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Salonica, City of Ghosts
Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430-1950
Written by Mark Mazower


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: May 9, 2006
Price: $18.00

Salonica, located in northern Greece, was long a fascinating crossroads metropolis of different religions and ethnicities, where Egyptian merchants, Spanish Jews, Orthodox Greeks, Sufi dervishes, and Albanian brigands all rubbed shoulders. Tensions sometimes flared, but tolerance largely prevailed until the twentieth century when the Greek army marched in, Muslims were forced... Read more >
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The Metastases of Enjoyment
The Metastases of Enjoyment
Written by Slavoj Zizek
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ISBN: 9781844670611
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The Metastases of Enjoyment
On Women and Casuality
Written by Slavoj Zizek


Format: Trade Paperback, 228 pages
On Sale: January 17, 2006
Price: $14.95

The experience of the Yugoslav war and the rise of “irrational” violence in contemporary societies provides the theoretical and political context of this book, which uses Lacanian psychoanalysis as the basis for a renewal of the Marxist theory of ideology. The author’s analysis leads into a study of the figure of... Read more >
Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride
Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride
Written by Lisa Ling and Joanne Eicher
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792241843
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Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride
Rituals of Womanhood
Written by Lisa Ling and Joanne Eicher


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2005
Price: $35.00

In a compelling exploration of all things female, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride celebrates the defining connections among women and honors their differences. Each chapter reveals the actions through which a woman connects with herself, with her family, with members of her community, and with other women—from quinceañera parties commemorating a Hispanic... Read more >
Hungry Planet
Hungry Planet
Written by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580086813
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Hungry Planet
What the World Eats
Written by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2005
Price: $40.00

On the banks of Mali's Niger River, Soumana Natomo and his family gather for a communal dinner of millet porridge with tamarind juice. In the USA, the Ronayne-Caven family enjoys corndogs-on-a-stick with a tossed green salad. This age-old practice of sitting down to a family meal is undergoing unprecedented change as... Read more >
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The Genius Factory
The Genius Factory
Written by David Plotz, Read by Stefan Rudnicki
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9781415926383
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The Genius Factory
The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank
Written by David Plotz
Read by Stefan Rudnicki


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 28, 2005
Price: $17.50

It was the most radical human-breeding experiment in American history, and no one knew how it turned out. The Repository for Germinal Choice–nicknamed the Nobel Prize sperm bank–opened to notorious fanfare in 1980, and for two decades, women flocked to it from all over the country to choose a sperm donor... Read more >
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The Genius Factory
The Genius Factory
Written by David Plotz, Read by Stefan Rudnicki
Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739320716
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The Genius Factory
The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank
Written by David Plotz
Read by Stefan Rudnicki


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 7, 2005
Price: $13.75

It was the most radical human-breeding experiment in American history, and no one knew how it turned out. The Repository for Germinal Choice–nicknamed the Nobel Prize sperm bank–opened to notorious fanfare in 1980, and for two decades, women flocked to it from all over the country to choose a sperm donor... Read more >
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The Genius Factory
The Genius Factory
Written by David Plotz
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ISBN: 9781588364708
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The Genius Factory
The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank
Written by David Plotz


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 7, 2005
Price: $13.99

It was the most radical human-breeding experiment in American history, and no one knew how it turned out. The Repository for Germinal Choice–nicknamed the Nobel Prize sperm bank–opened to notorious fanfare in 1980, and for two decades, women flocked to it from all over the country to choose a sperm donor... Read more >
Ice Maiden
Ice Maiden
Written by Johan Reinhard
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792268383
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Ice Maiden
Inca Mummies, Mountain Gods, and Sacred Sites in the Andes
Written by Johan Reinhard


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2005
Price: $26.00

Johan Reinhard's discovery of the 500-year-old frozen body of an Inca girl made international headlines in 1995, reaching more than a billion people worldwide. One of the best-preserved mummies ever found, it was a stunning and significant time capsule, the spectacular climax to an Andean quest that yielded no fewer than... Read more >
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