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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande
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A compassionate look at how the medical industry currently handles aging, terminal illness, and end-of-life issues. Often medical professionals ignore quality of life, or a person's overall well-being, in favor of more treatments. There are no easy... (read more)

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The Road to Character
The Road to Character
by David Brooks
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A provocative look at morality for our age, Brooks' insightful profiling of some of the world's great thinkers and leaders offers understanding into their priorities, limitations, and values and by extension gives us an opportunity to rethink our own.... (read more)

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Understanding Global Conflict and Cooperation (9TH 13 Edition)
Understanding Global Conflict and Cooperation (9TH 13 Edition)
by Joseph S. Nye
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions... (read more)

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About Love: Reinventing Romance for Our Times
About Love: Reinventing Romance for Our Times
by Robert C. Solomon
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A subtle and distinguished work by a philosopher renowned for his groundbreaking analysis of human emotions, About Love is an engaging study of the phenomenon of modern romantic love. With humor, verve, and wisdom, Robert Solomon reveals the... (read more)

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So You've Been Publicly Shamed
So You've Been Publicly Shamed
by Jon Ronson
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Now more than ever, one moment of bad judgment — say, a poorly conceived tweet — can lead to an online feeding frenzy with life-changing ramifications. In this entertaining yet eye-opening book, Ronson details how we've entered a new age of... (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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In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food... (read more)

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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
by Michael Pollan
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True or false: One out of every four items for sale in the average American supermarket contains corn? (Think, think, think...) Believe it or not, it's true. If this unsettles you — or just plain doesn't make sense — pick up a copy of Michael Pollan... (read more)

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Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
by Andrew Solomon
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Andrew Solomon's gorgeous prose is always a pleasure, and this book, 10 years in the making, is his masterpiece. With empathy and grace, Far from the Tree explores the lives of people who are significantly different from their parents and often the rest... (read more)

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 An Introduction: The History of Sexuality, Volume 1
An Introduction: The History of Sexuality, Volume 1
by Michel Foucault
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Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health
Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health
by Jo Robinson
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The next stage in the food revolution — a radical way to select fruits and vegetables and reclaim the flavor and nutrients we've lost. Eating on the Wild Side is the first book to reveal the nutritional history of our fruits and vegetables... (read more)

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Wanderlust: A History of Walking
Wanderlust: A History of Walking
by Rebecca Solnit
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Drawing together many histories-of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores-Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking. Arguing that the... (read more)

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Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir
Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir
by Wednesday Martin
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Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! The book that has outraged the social elite! “Eye-popping.” —People “Amusing, perceptive and…deliciously evil.” —The New York Times Book Review “Juicy, sexy, bawdy... (read more)

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Diffusion of Innovations, 5th Edition
Diffusion of Innovations, 5th Edition
by Everett M. Rogers
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andlt;Iandgt;Technology and Cultureandlt;/Iandgt; A classic work....Full of interesting insights, solid examples, and good common sense.... (read more)

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On Immunity: An Inoculation
On Immunity: An Inoculation
by Eula Biss
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This slim foray into the contentious world of vaccination is courageous and stunning. In the book's introduction, Biss explains that her project began as an anxious new mother's research into the pros and cons of childhood inoculation, and ballooned into... (read more)

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Dreamland the Story of America's New Opiate Epidemic
Dreamland the Story of America's New Opiate Epidemic
by Sam Quinones
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In fascinating detail, Sam Quinones chronicles how, over the past 15 years, enterprising sugar cane farmers in a small county on the west coast of Mexico created a unique distribution system that brought black tar heroin — the cheapest, most... (read more)

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Generation Me - Revised and Updated: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--And More Miserable Than Ever Before
Generation Me - Revised and Updated: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--And More Miserable Than Ever Before
by Jean M Twenge
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In this provocative and newly revised book, headline-making psychologist Dr. Jean Twenge explores why the young people she calls and#8220;Generation Meand#8221; are tolerant, confident, open-minded, and ambitious but also disengaged, narcissistic... (read more)

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The Denial of Death
The Denial of Death
by Ernest Becker
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Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D. Author of On Death And Dying It puts together what others have torn to pieces and rendered useless. It is one of those rare masterpieces that will stimulate your thoughts, your intellectual curiosity, and last but not least... (read more)

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Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work
Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work
by Matthew B. Crawford
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One of the most engaging, thought-provoking books I've read in a long time. Matthew Crawford has delivered an accessible, carefully reasoned examination of work and America's evolving ideas about it, addressing a host of important subjects — for... (read more)

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True Believer : Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (51 Edition)
True Believer : Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (51 Edition)
by Eric Hoffer
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“[Eric Hoffer] is a student of extraordinary perception and insight. The range of his reading and research is vast, amazing. [The True Believer is] one of the most provocative books of our immediate day.”—Christian Science Monitor... (read more)

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Rules for Radicals : a Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals (71 Edition)
Rules for Radicals : a Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals (71 Edition)
by Saul D. Alinsky
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First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Written in... (read more)

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