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Cubed
Cubed
Written by Nikil Saval
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385536585
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Cubed
A Secret History of the Workplace
Written by Nikil Saval


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $13.99

You mean this place we go to five days a week has a history? Cubed reveals the unexplored yet surprising story of the places where most of the world's work—our work—gets done. From "Bartleby the Scrivener" to The Office, from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, Cubed is a...

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Cubed
Cubed
Written by Nikil Saval, Read by Stephen Hoye
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804190961
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Cubed
A Secret History of the Workplace
Written by Nikil Saval
Read by Stephen Hoye


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $17.50

You mean this place we go to five days a week has a history? Cubed reveals the unexplored yet surprising story of the places where most of the world's work—our work—gets done. From "Bartleby the Scrivener" to The Office, from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, Cubed is a...

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Brazil - Culture Smart!
Brazil - Culture Smart!
Written by Sandra Branco and Rob Williams
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ISBN: 9781857336894
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Brazil - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Sandra Branco and Rob Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $9.95

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Brazil - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Sandra Branco and Rob Williams


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $4.95

Once known mainly for its beaches and bossa nova, football, Carnaval, and the finest coffee in the world, over the last decade Brazil has emerged as the colossus of South America.
 
Brazil is the ‘B’ of the BRICS nations, the powerful bloc of emerging national economies whose influence is... Read more >
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Thailand - Culture Smart!
Thailand - Culture Smart!
Written by Roger Jones
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781857336917
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Thailand - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Roger Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $9.95

For many outsiders Thailand still conjures up images of the East at its most mysterious and enchanting – a view largely formed by Hollywood films like The King and I. Never conquered by foreigners, this proud and ancient land has been shaped by Buddhism, the monarchy, and the military. Today it... Read more >
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Thailand - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Roger Jones


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $4.95

For many outsiders Thailand still conjures up images of the East at its most mysterious and enchanting – a view largely formed by Hollywood films like The King and I. Never conquered by foreigners, this proud and ancient land has been shaped by Buddhism, the monarchy, and the military. Today it... Read more >
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Turkey - Culture Smart!
Turkey - Culture Smart!
Written by Charlotte McPherson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781857336931
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Turkey - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Charlotte McPherson


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $9.95

Standing astride two continents and stretching from Europe to the Middle East, Turkey is both feared by the West and wooed by it. Travelers have always been drawn to its glorious cultural heritage and heroic landscapes, and today, thanks to its burgeoning economy, growing geo-political importance, and young population, it is... Read more >
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Turkey - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Charlotte McPherson


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $4.95

Standing astride two continents and stretching from Europe to the Middle East, Turkey is both feared by the West and wooed by it. Travelers have always been drawn to its glorious cultural heritage and heroic landscapes, and today, thanks to its burgeoning economy, growing geo-political importance, and young population, it is... Read more >
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Scatter, Adapt, and Remember
Scatter, Adapt, and Remember
Written by Annalee Newitz
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307949424
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Scatter, Adapt, and Remember
How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction
Written by Annalee Newitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.00

A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in Science & Technology

In its 4.5 billion-year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes. And we know that another global... Read more >
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Welcome to Mars
Welcome to Mars
Written by Ken Hollings, Foreword by Erik Davis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583947616
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Welcome to Mars
Politics, Pop Culture, and Weird Science in 1950s America
Written by Ken Hollings
Foreword by Erik Davis


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $12.95

Welcome to Mars is a captivating look at the culture of postwar America and its dream of limitless technological and human development. Utilizing declassified government archives, newspaper records, ad campaigns, and B-movies of the period, Hollings weaves an intricate web of Cold War politics, UFO scares, psychedelic research, and 1950s pop... Read more >
Rebel Music
Rebel Music
Written by Hisham Aidi
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375424908
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Rebel Music
Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture
Written by Hisham Aidi


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $29.95

This fascinating, timely, and important book on the connection between music and political activism among Muslim youth around the world looks at how hip-hop, jazz, and reggae, along with Andalusian and Gnawa music, have become a means of building community and expressing protest in the face of the West’s policies in...

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Rebel Music
Rebel Music
Written by Hisham Aidi
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ISBN: 9780307908681
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Rebel Music
Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture
Written by Hisham Aidi


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $12.99

This fascinating, timely, and important book on the connection between music and political activism among Muslim youth around the world looks at how hip-hop, jazz, and reggae, along with Andalusian and Gnawa music, have become a means of building community and expressing protest in the face of the West’s policies in...

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The News: A User's Manual
The News: A User's Manual
Written by Alain De Botton
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307911728
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The News: A User's Manual

Written by Alain De Botton


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $13.99

The news is everywhere. We can’t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds?
 
We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling The Architecture of Happiness)... Read more >
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The News: A User's Manual
The News: A User's Manual
Written by Alain De Botton
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307379122
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The News: A User's Manual

Written by Alain De Botton


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $26.95

The news is everywhere. We can’t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds?
 
We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling The Architecture of Happiness)... Read more >
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Screened Out
Screened Out
Written by Jean Baudrillard, Translated by Chris Turner
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781681558
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Screened Out

Written by Jean Baudrillard
Translated by Chris Turner


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $17.95

‘Watching the president’s Christmas message produces this necropolar, white-mass sensation. Seeing the video broadcast of the Christmas service in the cathedral itself, with these pathetic screens and the young worshippers slumped around them here and there, you tell yourself that God and religion deserved better. Deserved to die, yes, but not... Read more >
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Screened Out

Written by Jean Baudrillard
Translated by Chris Turner


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $17.95

‘Watching the president’s Christmas message produces this necropolar, white-mass sensation. Seeing the video broadcast of the Christmas service in the cathedral itself, with these pathetic screens and the young worshippers slumped around them here and there, you tell yourself that God and religion deserved better. Deserved to die, yes, but not... Read more >
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Afghanistan - Culture Smart!
Afghanistan - Culture Smart!
Written by Nazes Afroz and Moska Najib
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781857336795
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Afghanistan - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Nazes Afroz and Moska Najib


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $9.95

Afghanistan is situated at the crossroads of Asia, a strategically important location that connects the Middle East with Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Down the ages it has been subjected to continuous foreign invasion and intervention—from Alexander the Great to Genghis Khan, and as a pawn in the struggle between... Read more >
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Kazakhstan - Culture Smart!
Kazakhstan - Culture Smart!
Written by Dina Zhansagimova
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781857336818
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Kazakhstan - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Dina Zhansagimova


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $9.95

Kazakhstan, one of the largest countries on earth, was long hidden from the rest of the world behind the Iron Curtain, and continued to remain unnoticed among the “stans” of Central Asia that gained independence from the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Now, twenty years later, it has emerged as... Read more >
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Afghanistan - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Nazes Afroz and Moska Najib


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: November 25, 2013
Price: $4.95

Afghanistan is situated at the crossroads of Asia, a strategically important location that connects the Middle East with Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Down the ages it has been subjected to continuous foreign invasion and intervention—from Alexander the Great to Genghis Khan, and as a pawn in the struggle between... Read more >
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Kazakhstan - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Dina Zhansagimova


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: November 25, 2013
Price: $4.95

Kazakhstan, one of the largest countries on earth, was long hidden from the rest of the world behind the Iron Curtain, and continued to remain unnoticed among the “stans” of Central Asia that gained independence from the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Now, twenty years later, it has emerged as... Read more >
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Spacefarers
Images of Astronauts and Cosmonauts in the Heroic Era of Spaceflight
Edited by Michael J. Neufeld


Format: eBook, 260 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2013
Price: $29.95

The recent 50th anniversaries of the first human spaceflights by the Soviet Union and the United States, and the 30th anniversary of the launching of the first U.S. Space Shuttle mission, have again brought to mind the pioneering accomplishments of the first quarter century of humans in space. Historians, political scientists... Read more >
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The Untamed Garden
The Untamed Garden
Written by Sonia Day
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771025068
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The Untamed Garden
A Revealing Look at Our Love Affair with Plants
Written by Sonia Day


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $17.95

 In this charming gift book, master gardener Sonia Day brings together delicious tidbits from myth, history, botany, and plant lore to reveal how plants have seduced our hearts, minds, and bodies throughout the ages. Organized in thematic chapters that loosely follow the arc of a love affair, the book journeys from...

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At Home: Special Illustrated Edition
At Home: Special Illustrated Edition
Written by Bill Bryson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385537292
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At Home: Special Illustrated Edition
A Short History of Private Life
Written by Bill Bryson


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $21.99

From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home.

“Houses aren’t refuges from history. They are where history ends up.”
 
Bill Bryson and his family... Read more >
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At Home: Special Illustrated Edition
At Home: Special Illustrated Edition
Written by Bill Bryson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385537285
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At Home: Special Illustrated Edition
A Short History of Private Life
Written by Bill Bryson


Format: Hardcover, 560 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $40.00

From one of our most beloved authors, a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home—now richly illustrated with more than three hundred images.

National bestseller At Home is Bill Bryson’s epic chronicle of domestic history. In this handsome new edition, his riveting room-by-room journey of discovery around his... Read more >
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One Summer
One Summer
Written by Bill Bryson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375434327
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One Summer
America, 1927
Written by Bill Bryson


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $29.00

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book
A GoodReads Reader's Choice

In One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life.


The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21... Read more >
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