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Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
by Michael Pollan
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In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things... (read more)

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The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
by Dan Barber
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An award-winning chef moves beyond 'farm-to-table' to offer a revolutionary new way of eating The Third Plate is chef Dan Barbers extraordinary vision for a new future of American eating. After more than a decade spent investigating farming... (read more)

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The Elementary Forms of Religious Life
The Elementary Forms of Religious Life
by Emile Durkheim
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"Karen Fields has given us a splendid new translation of the greatest work of sociology ever written, one we will not be embarrassed to assign to our students. In addition she has written a brilliant and profound introduction. The publication of this... (read more)

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The Carnivore's Manifesto: Eating Well, Eating Responsibly, and Eating Meat
The Carnivore's Manifesto: Eating Well, Eating Responsibly, and Eating Meat
by Patrick Martins
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Fifty ways to be an enlightened carnivore, while taking better care of our planet and ourselves, from the founder of Slow Food USA. We have evolved as meat eaters, proclaims Patrick Martins, and it's futile to deny it. But, given the destructive... (read more)

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The Division of Labor in Society
The Division of Labor in Society
by Emile Durkheim
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Originally published in 1893 and never out of print, Emile Durkheim’s groundbreaking work remains one of the cornerstone texts of the sociological canon—now updated and re-translated in this new edition. As the Industrial Revolution was... (read more)

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The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the Next 20 Years
The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the Next 20 Years
by James Canton
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A renowned global futurist prepares businesses and individuals for the radical changes on the horizon An advisor to three presidents spanning over thirty years, Dr. James Canton identifies probable outcomes and future trends in business, technology... (read more)

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The Art of the Public Grovel: Sexual Sin and Public Confession in America
The Art of the Public Grovel: Sexual Sin and Public Confession in America
by Susan Wise Bauer
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"Interesting, well-written, and well-researched, this book should have wide appeal. Who doesn't want to read about sex and confession and how the mighty fall and, in some cases, get up again?"--Stephen Prothero, author of Religious Literacy: What Every... (read more)

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Who Owns the Future?
Who Owns the Future?
by Jaron Lanier
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Jaron Lanier is the father of virtual reality and one of the worldand#8217;s most brilliant thinkers. andlt;I andgt;Who Owns the Future?andlt;/Iandgt; is his visionary reckoning with the most urgent economic and social trend of our age: the poisonous... (read more)

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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
by George Packer
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A riveting examination of a nation in crisis, from one of the finest political journalists of our generation American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers... (read more)

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The Rules of Sociological Method
The Rules of Sociological Method
by Emile Durkheim
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First published in 1895: Emile Durkheim’s masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology—now with a new introduction and improved translation by leading scholar Steven Lukes. The Rules of the Sociological Method is among the most... (read more)

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Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America
Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America
by Paul Tough
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What would it take? That was the question that Geoffrey Canada found himself asking. What would it take to change the lives of poor children—not one by one, through heroic interventions and occasional miracles, but in big numbers, and in a way that... (read more)

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And the Pursuit of Happiness
And the Pursuit of Happiness
by Maira Kalman
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Energized and inspired by the 2008 elections, celebrated illustrator Maira Kalman traveled to Washington, D.C., launching a year-long investigation of American democracy and its workings. The result is an artist’s idiosyncratic vision of history... (read more)

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Class Matters
Class Matters
by New York Times
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A team of "New York Times" reporters spent more than a year exploring the ways in which class--defined as a combination of income, education, wealth, and occupation--influences destiny in a society that likes to think of itself as a land of unbounded... (read more)

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Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America
Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Americans are a "positive" people -- cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat: This is our reputation as well as our self-image. But more than a temperament, being positive is the key to getting success and prosperity. Or so we are... (read more)

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Community: The Structure of Belonging
Community: The Structure of Belonging
by Peter Block
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Modern society is plagued by fragmentation. The various sectors of our communities--businesses, schools, social service organizations, churches, government--do not work together. They exist in their own worlds. As do so many individual citizens, who long... (read more)

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Don't Stop Believin': How Karaoke Conquered the World and Changed My Life
Don't Stop Believin': How Karaoke Conquered the World and Changed My Life
by Brian Raftery
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Armed with a keen eye and a terrible singing voice, writer Brian Raftery sets out across the globe, tracing karaoke's evolution from cult fad to multi-million dollar phenomenon. In Japan, he meets Daisuke Inoue, the godfather of karaoke; in Thailand, he... (read more)

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The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives
The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives
by Sasha Abramsky
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Selected as A Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review Fifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America, in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in... (read more)

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The Fall of Public Man
The Fall of Public Man
by Richard Sennett
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"Sennett presses social theory and historical experience to his service in developing a provocative thesis: that the public world stage has been usurped by the private psychic scene to the detriment of both individual and society".--Carl Schorske... (read more)

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Beautiful Souls: The Courage and Conscience of Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times
Beautiful Souls: The Courage and Conscience of Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times
by Eyal Press
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“A fascinating study in the better angels of our nature.”—George Packer, The New Yorker A New York Times Book Review Editors Choice History has produced many specimens of the banality of evil, but what about its flip side,... (read more)

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Assassination Vacation
Assassination Vacation
by Sarah Vowell
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Leave it to Sarah Vowell to roam across America in search of the motivations and culture of political murder. Obsessive, edifying, and, of course, witty, Assassination Vacation is unlike any other historical tourism or travel writing book you'll ever... (read more)

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