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  • In Defense of Troublemakers by Charlan Nemeth
    In Defense of Troublemakers (English, Hardback) Charlan Nemeth

    An eminent psychologist explains why dissent should be cherished, not quashed

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  • Lost in Math by Sabine Hossenfelder
    Lost in Math (English, Hardback) Sabine Hossenfelder

    A contrarian argues that modern physicists' obsession with beauty has given us wonderful math but bad science ...

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  • To End a Presidency by Laurence Tribe
    To End a Presidency (English, Hardback) Laurence Tribe, Joshua Matz

    The history and future of our democracy's ultimate sanction, presidential impeachment, and a guide to how it should be used now ...

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  • Hadrian's Wall by Adrian Goldsworthy
    Hadrian's Wall (English, Hardback) Adrian Goldsworthy

    From an award-winning historian of ancient Rome, a definitive history of Hadrian's Wall...

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  • A Season in the Sun by Randy Roberts
    A Season in the Sun (English, Hardback) Randy Roberts

    The story of Mickey Mantle's magnificent 1956 season...

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  • Chernobyl by Serhii Plokhy
    Chernobyl (English, Hardback) Serhii Plokhy

    From a preeminent historian of Eastern Europe, the definitive history of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster...

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  • What Is Real? by Adam Becker
    What Is Real? (English, Hardback) Adam Becker

    The untold story of the heretical thinkers who dared to question the nature of our quantum universe...

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  • The Truth about Animals by Lucy Cooke
    The Truth about Animals (English, Hardback) Lucy Cooke

    Mary Roach meets Bill Bryson in this "surefire summer winner" (Janet Maslin, New York Times), an uproarious tour of the basest instincts and biggest mysteries of the animal world...

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  • Buzz by Thor Hanson
    Buzz (English, Hardback) Thor Hanson

    From the award-winning author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers, a natural and cultural history of the buzzing wee beasties that make the world go round....

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  • Atticus Finch by Joseph Crespino
    Atticus Finch (English, Hardback) Joseph Crespino

    Who was the real Atticus Finch? A prize-winning historian reveals the man behind the legend...

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  • Shapeshifters by Gavin Francis
    Shapeshifters (English, Hardback) Gavin Francis

    From birth to death, a lyrical exploration of the role of transformation in human life...

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  • Weird Math by David Darling
    Weird Math (English, Hardback) David Darling, Agnijo Banerjee

    A teenage genius and his teacher take readers on a wild ride to the extremes of mathematics...

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  • How Democracy Ends by David Runciman
    How Democracy Ends (English, Hardback) David Runciman

    How will democracy end? And what will replace it? A preeminent political scientist examines the past, present, and future of an endangered political philosophy...

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  • The Equations of Life by Charles Cockell
    The Equations of Life (English, Hardback) Charles Cockell

    A groundbreaking argument for why alien life will evolve to be much like life here on Earth...

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  • The New Urban Crisis by Richard Florida
    The New Urban Crisis (English, Paperback) Richard Florida

    Richard Florida, one of the world's leading urbanists and author of The Rise of the Creative Class, confronts the dark side of the back-to-the-city movement...

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  • How to Be a Stoic by Massimo Pigliucci
    How to Be a Stoic (English, Paperback) Massimo Pigliucci

    In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life, a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish today...

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  • Lost Kingdom by Serhii Plokhy
    Lost Kingdom (English, CD-Audio) Serhii Plokhy $39.35
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  • Adam Spencer's Book of Numbers by Adam Spencer
    Adam Spencer's Book of Numbers (English, Paperback) Adam Spencer

    How many people do you need in a room before there'll be a birthday in common? Why is 70 weird, and what can we do about it? How can 56 people eat 1 pizza? In 100 bite-size chapters of no more than three pages each, Adam Spencer gives each number, 1 to 100, its place in the limelight. For example, take 65. It's the constant of a 5 x 5 "magic square" -- a square that contains the numbers 1 to 25, where all the rows and columns and each diagonal add up to 65. Elizabeth Taylor had 65 costume changes in Cleopatra. And sharks can travel up to 65 kilometers per hour (about 40 mph). After reading Adam Spencer's Book of Numbers, readers will never look at numbers the same way again.

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  • The Battle of Dienbienphu by Jules Roy
    The Battle of Dienbienphu (English, Paperback) Jules Roy

    Forty years ago, France's war with the anticolonial Communist-led Vietminh insurgency climaxed in the bloody battle for the valley of Dienbienphu. The Vietminh's victory put the 17 million people of North Vietnam under Communist rule and would, in two years, induce America's attempt to save South Vietnamwithout heeding the French army's catastrophic defeat. That defeat, former French soldier Jules Roy explains, occurred not because of a shortage of arms or troops, but more important, less tangible reasons. Hungry for a textbook victory, the French military command occupied the valley in a plan to lure the Vietminh down from the hills to destroy them with supposedly superior artillery. Roy vividly shows how French political infighting in Paris and rivalry in the high command left a few romantic professional officers and soldiers of the French Expeditionary Corps and the Foreign Legion to be surrounded and then overwhelmed by totally dedicated and resourceful enemy forces. Roy also profiles Vietminh soldiers and commanders and how they ended over eighty years of French colonial rule in North Vietnam. 16 pages of black-and-white photographs add to a moving and dramatic? (New York Times Book Review) account of the battle that led to America's involvement the Vietnam War. Roy relates the basic facts perceptively and brilliantly. Americans concerned with Vietnam should read The Battle of Dienbienphu.? New York Times Book Review (front page) A searing portrait of France's failure in Vietnam...? Philadelphia Inquirer

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  • We Who Dared to Say No to War by Murray Polner
    We Who Dared to Say No to War (English, Paperback) Murray Polner, Thomas E. Woods

    The first-ever anthology of American antiwar writing: from 1812 to the present, covering the entire political spectrum and the complete history of U.S. wars.

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