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Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and
Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and
by David Rakoff
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On the heels of his Emmy-winning It Gets Better campaign, columnist and provocateur Dan Savage weighs in on such diverse issues as healthcare, gun control, and marriage equality with characteristic straight talk and humor. Dan Savage has always had a... (read more)

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Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
by Jane Mcgonigal
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A fascinating look at how games can help us learn, create, and innovate Once thought to be nothing more than diversions for children and nerds, games have become an integral part of everyday life. Educators are trying to make learning more fun by... (read more)

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The New Kings of Nonfiction
The New Kings of Nonfiction
by Ira Glass
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A collection of stories-some well known, some more obscure- capturing some of the best storytelling of this golden age of nonfiction. An anthology of the best new masters of nonfiction storytelling, personally chosen and introduced by Ira Glass, the... (read more)

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The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen
The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen
by Kwame Anthony Appiah
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In this groundbreaking work, Kwame Anthony Appiah, hailed as "one of the most relevant philosophers today" (New York Times Book Review), changes the way we understand human behavior and the way social reform is brought about. In brilliantly arguing that... (read more)

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Returns: Becoming Indigenous in the Twenty-First Century
Returns: Becoming Indigenous in the Twenty-First Century
by James Clifford
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Returns explores homecomings--the ways people recover and renew their roots. Engaging with indigenous histories of survival and transformation, James Clifford opens fundamental questions about where we are going, separately and together, in a globalizing,... (read more)

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The Essential Hirschman
The Essential Hirschman
by Albert O. Hirschman
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"A survivor of Nazi Germany, Albert Hirschman was an essential thinker--one of the very few best of the twentieth century. Wise, delightful, and full of life, he was incapable of writing a dull page. He knew what made people tick, and he knew what made... (read more)

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State, Space, World: Selected Essays
State, Space, World: Selected Essays
by Henri Lefebvre
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One of the most influential Marxist theorists of the twentieth century, Henri Lefebvre pioneered the study of the modern state in an age of accelerating global economic integration and fragmentation. Shortly after the 1974 publication of his landmark... (read more)

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Animal (02 Edition)
Animal (02 Edition)
by Erica Fudge
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From the pet that we live with and care for, to news items such as animal cloning, and the use of various creatures in film, television and advertising, animals are a constant presence in our lives. Animal is a timely overview of the many ways in which... (read more)

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Masscult and Midcult: Essays Against the American Grain (New York Review Books Classics)
Masscult and Midcult: Essays Against the American Grain (New York Review Books Classics)
by Dwight Macdonald
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A New York Review Books Original An uncompromising contrarian, a passionate polemicist, a man of quick wit and wide learning, an anarchist, a pacifist, and a virtuoso of the slashing phrase, Dwight Macdonald was an indefatigable and indomitable critic of... (read more)

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What's Language Got To Do With It? (05 Edition)
What's Language Got To Do With It? (05 Edition)
by Keith Walters
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This is just some of what you'll find in What's Language Got to Do with It?, a thought-provoking new reader that introduces some of the most important language issues facing us today--and prompts students to think hard about their own use of language.... (read more)

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The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crises
The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crises
by Richard Heinberg and Daniel Lerch
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In the 20th century, cheap and abundant energy brought previously unimaginable advances in health, wealth, and technology, and fed an explosion in population and consumption. But this growth came at an incredible cost. Climate change, peak oil... (read more)

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Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness
Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness
by Rebecca Solnit
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The incomparable Rebecca Solnit, author of more than a dozen acclaimed books of nonfiction, brings the same dazzling writing to the twenty-seven essays in Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness. As the title suggests, the territory of Solnits concerns... (read more)

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Blood, Marriage, Wine, & Glitter
Blood, Marriage, Wine, & Glitter
by S. Bear Bergman
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S. Bear Bergman is an acclaimed writer and lecturer on trans issues. In hir third essay collection, Bear tackles the concept of the "modern family" as the trans parent of a young son; in Bear's extended family "orchard," drag sisters, sperm-donor... (read more)

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond
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Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? Evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental... (read more)

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Modern Art and the Idea of the Mediterranean (06 Edition)
Modern Art and the Idea of the Mediterranean (06 Edition)
by Vojtich Jirat-wasiutynski
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The Mediterranean is an invented cultural space, on the frontier between North and South, West and East. Modern Art and the Idea of the Mediterranean examines the representation of this region in the visual arts since the late eighteenth century, placing... (read more)

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The Tribes of America: Journalistic Discoveries of Our People and Their Cultures
The Tribes of America: Journalistic Discoveries of Our People and Their Cultures
by Paul Cowan
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First published in 1979 and long out of print, The Tribes of America is an overlooked classic—a prescient and deeply empathetic work based on seven years of reporting from the front lines of the culture wars that continue to divide America. Long... (read more)

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Chatter Beyond the Fringe
Chatter Beyond the Fringe
by Robert Ing
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Welcome to the world of forensic intelligence. Based on the case files of Dr. Robert Ing, "Chatter beyond the Fringe" takes you into a world of terrorists, slave traders, spies, gunrunners, drug traffickers, and computer hackers. This is the secret world... (read more)

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Co-Opting Culture: Culture and Power in Sociology and Cultural Studies
Co-Opting Culture: Culture and Power in Sociology and Cultural Studies
by B. Garrick Harden
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Co-opting Culture: Culture and Power in Sociology and Cultural Studies represents a collection of new scholarship on culture from the social sciences and from work done under the rubric of cultural studies. Working from the idea that Sociology and... (read more)

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Collected Works Norbert Elias #06: The Loneliness of the Dying and Humana Conditio: Observations on the Development of Humanity on the Fortieth Anniversary of the End of a War (8 May 19
Collected Works Norbert Elias #06: The Loneliness of the Dying and Humana Conditio: Observations on the Development of Humanity on the Fortieth Anniversary of the End of a War (8 May 19
by Norbert Elias
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In "Mozart: the Sociology of a Genius," Elias paints a portrait of this extraordinarily gifted artist born into a society that did not yet possess either the concept of "genius" or (at least in music) that of freelance artist. The apparent contradictions... (read more)

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A Painful Reality
A Painful Reality
by Enrico Fabrizius
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What is the most pressing issue, essential to the long-term survival of mankind, to be consistently ignored by governments and world leaders? Overpopulation of Planet Earth by our species and continuing population growth End of 2006:6,525,170,264, Growth... (read more)

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