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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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Salt: A World History
Salt: A World History
by Mark Kurlansky
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The additive that flows under the radar The most popular drug in America is a white powder. No, not that powder. This is caffeine in its most essential state. And Caffeinated reveals the little-known truth about this addictive, largely unregulated drug... (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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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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100 Diagrams That Changed the World: From the Earliest Cave Paintings to the Innovation of the iPod
100 Diagrams That Changed the World: From the Earliest Cave Paintings to the Innovation of the iPod
by Scott Christianson
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A collection of the most important ideas, theories, and concepts of all time 100 Diagrams That Changed the World is a fascinating collection of the most significant plans, sketches, drawings, and illustrations that have influenced and shaped the way we... (read more)

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The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller
The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller
by Carlo Ginzburg
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The Cheese and the Worms is a study of the popular culture in the sixteenth century as seen through the eyes of one man, a miller brought to trial during the Inquisition. Carlo Ginzburg uses the trial records of Domenico Scandella, a miller also known as... (read more)

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Europe: A History
Europe: A History
by Norman Davies
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"Europe is a magisterial work, sweeping in its analysis, illuminating in its insights and erudite in its scholarship." "Europe brims with learning, crackles with common sense, coruscates with wit and abounds in good judgement." "A master of broad... (read more)

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At Day's Close: Night in Times Past
At Day's Close: Night in Times Past
by A. Roger Ekirch
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Bringing light to the shadows of history through a "rich weave of citation and archival evidence" (Publishers Weekly), scholar A. Roger Ekirch illuminates the aspects of life most often overlooked by other historians--those that unfold at night. In this "... (read more)

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Empire : a Very Short Introduction (02 Edition)
Empire : a Very Short Introduction (02 Edition)
by Stephen Howe
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A great deal of the world's history is the history of empires. Indeed it could be said that all history is colonial history, if one takes a broad enough definition and goes far enough back. And although the great historic imperial systems--the land-based... (read more)

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The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits
The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits
by Mental Floss
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“An irreverent romp through historys best bits,” The Mental Floss History of the World is an amazingly entertaining joyride through 60,000 years of human civilization. As audacious as it is edifying, here is a hilarious and irreverent&... (read more)

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A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
by Chris Harman
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Chris Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals. Interacting with the forces of technological change as well as the impact of... (read more)

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The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody: Great Figures of History Hilariously Humbled
The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody: Great Figures of History Hilariously Humbled
by Will Cuppy
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Ever wonder what Nero did before he began fiddling about in Rome, or wanted the bare facts about Lady Godiva? Maybe you've found the story of Lucrezia Borgia a bitter pill to swallow, or wanted the straight skinny on corpulent King Henry the Eighth, but... (read more)

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A Little History of the World
A Little History of the World
by E H Gombrich
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E. H. Gombrich’s bestselling history of the world for young readers tells the story of mankind from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb, focusing not on small detail but on the sweep of human experience, the extent of human achievement, and the depth... (read more)

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A History of the World in 6 Glasses
A History of the World in 6 Glasses
by Tom Standage
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Like Nathaniel's Nutmeg: Or, the True and Incredible Adventure of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History, Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, and other enjoyable histories that... (read more)

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Lessons of History (10 Edition)
Lessons of History (10 Edition)
by Will Durant
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A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, The Lessons of History is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant. With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social... (read more)

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History of World Societies, Vol 2: Since 1500 (8TH 09 - Old Edition)
History of World Societies, Vol 2: Since 1500 (8TH 09 - Old Edition)
by John P. Mckay
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More than any other text, A History of World Societies introduces students to the families, foods, workplaces, religions, and diversions of peoples of the past through lively, descriptive writing and extensive primary sources that give voice to a wide... (read more)

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The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die
The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die
by Niall Ferguson
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A searching and provocative examination of the widespread institutional rot that threatens our collective future What causes rich countries to lose their way? Symptoms of decline are all around us today: slowing growth, crushing debts, increasing... (read more)

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Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise and Fall of States and Nations
Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise and Fall of States and Nations
by Norman Davies
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From the bestselling author of Europe: A History comes a uniquely ambitious masterpiece that will thrill fans of lost civilizations While Germany, Italy, France, and England dominate our conceptions of Europe, these modern states are relatively recent... (read more)

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Creating Women : Anthology of Readings on Women in Western Culture, Volume II : Renaissance To the Present (05 Edition)
Creating Women : Anthology of Readings on Women in Western Culture, Volume II : Renaissance To the Present (05 Edition)
by Jean Bryant
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Creating Women is a rich, interdisciplinary, anthology of primary source material examining women's participation in and contributions to western culture over the centuries. It documents prevalent concepts of the nature of women and women's roles... (read more)

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Passion of the Western Mind
Passion of the Western Mind
by Richard Tarnas
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"[This] magnificent critical survey, with its inherent respect for both the 'Westt's mainstream high culture' and the 'radically changing world' of the 1990s, offers a new breakthrough for lay and scholarly readers alike....Allows readers to grasp... (read more)

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From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present, 500 Years of Western Cultural Life
From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present, 500 Years of Western Cultural Life
by Jacques Barzun
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Highly regarded here and abroad for some thirty works of cultural history and criticism, master historian Jacques Barzun has now set down in one continuous narrative the sum of his discoveries and conclusions about the whole of Western culture since... (read more)

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