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  • A Bag of Marbles by Joseph Joffo
    A Bag of Marbles (English, Paperback) Joseph Joffo

    When Joseph Joffo was ten years old, his father gave him and his brother 50 francs and instructions to flee Nazi-occupied Paris and, somehow, get to the south where France was free. This book is a story of these children caught in the whirlwind of World War II.

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  • The Road to Serfdom by F. A. Hayek
    The Road to Serfdom (English, Paperback) F. A. Hayek

    First published in 1944, this book looks at political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics.

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  • The Human Condition by Hannah Arendt
    The Human Condition (English, Paperback) Hannah Arendt

    Considering humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable, this text addresses diminishing human agency and political freedom - the paradox that as human powers increase through technology and inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions.

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  • Everyday Mathematics for Parents by University of Chicago
    Everyday Mathematics for Parents (English, Paperback) University of Chicago

    Everyday Mathematics is a comprehensive Pre-K through grade 6 mathematics program developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project, used by about 4.3 million students in 220,000 classrooms. The goal of the program is develop children's understandings and skills in ways that produce life-long mathematical thinkers. It is steeped in real-life examples, problem solving, and lots of computation. But in spite of its many successes in schools, the program has generated a generation of parents who feel ill equipped to help their children. The innovation that drives EM is also its downfall on the homefront?parents who weren't trained in the EM way, which are most, struggle to understand how to help with problem solving, and how to reinforce teachings such a long division, etc. This book is just the portable tutor these parents need. Steeped in the EM program, and written by its finest authors, it is designed as an ideal solution for those who haven't been adequately trained. It will be a mathematical life saver for many, especially those who want to help their students realize goals of mathematical competence and confidence.

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  • They Thought They Were Free by Milton Mayer
    They Thought They Were Free (English, Paperback) Milton Mayer

    How do people become acclimated to fascism? What leads them down the slippery slope from rational intentions to atrocious actions?and how does that slope get greased? Milton Mayer's eloquent and provocative examination of the development of fascism among ten everyday Germans between 1933 and 1945 is still sobering?and more timely than ever. These ten men were average Germans who all became Nazis. But how? Mayer shows how the gradual habitation of people to a government that they do not feel they can predict, understand, or influence led to global catastrophe.

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  • The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh
    The Great Derangement (English, Paperback) Amitav Ghosh

    Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? In his first major book of nonfiction since In an Antique Land, Ghosh examines our inability?at the level of literature, history, and politics?to grasp the scale and violence of climate change....

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  • Metaphors We Live by by George Lakoff
    Metaphors We Live by (English, Paperback) George Lakoff, Mark Johnson

    George Lakoff and Mark Johnson suggest that basic metaphors used in everyday speech not only affect the way we communicate ideas, but actually structure our perceptions and understandings from the beginning.

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  • Canine Confidential by Marc Bekoff
    Canine Confidential (English, Hardback) Marc Bekoff

    A guide to dog behaviors of all kinds

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  • The Wounded Storyteller by Arthur W. Frank
    The Wounded Storyteller (English, Paperback) Arthur W. Frank

    Drawing on the work of authors such as Oliver Sacks, Anatole Broyard, Norman Cousins, and Audre Lorde, as well as the people he met during the years he spent among different illness groups, the author recounts a collection of illness stories.

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  • The Red Atlas by John Davies
    The Red Atlas (English, Hardback) John Davies, Alexander J. Kent

    Many know that the Soviet Military gathered incredible information during the Cold War, but revealed in these pages is evidence that they secretly, and largely successfully, mapped the entire world. In addition to city maps of Oxford, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Shanghai, the Soviets had street level maps of Pontiac, MI, Bristol, PA, Watertown NY, and Galveston, TX. They knew certain parts of the world down to the level of individual buildings. Maps that were recovered from this unparalleled endeavor have details that aren't on domestic maps made around the same time, things like the precise width of roads, the load-bearing capacity of bridges, and the types of factories?information that would be virtually impossible to find out without eyes on the ground. In Cambridge, Soviet maps from the '80s include a scientific research center that didn't appear on Ordnance Survey maps till years later. And a map of Oxford at the same time shows Oxford University Press as a building of interest. Another map of a German city shows the distance from which one can see a lit cigarette, or hear a twig crack. The map of San Diego includes objects of obvious strategic interest?including a submarine base, a naval airbase, ammunition depots, factories that make aircraft and weapons?but also includes notes on public transportation, communications systems, and the height and architecture of buildings in various parts of town. This book presents a catalog of these maps and reveals the never-before-told story of the world's most comprehensive mapping endeavor and, arguably, some of the world's most intriguing maps. Starting with the discovery of the maps in Estonia, and their journey to libraries and private collections the world over, this work illuminates the skills, omnipresence, and ambitions of the Soviet military at the height of its era of espionage.

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  • Fray by Julia Bryan-Wilson
    Fray (English, Hardback) Julia Bryan-Wilson

    In 1974, women in a feminist consciousness-raising group in Eugene, Oregon, formed a mock organization called the Ladies Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society. Emblazoning its logo onto t-shirts, the group wryly envisioned female collective textile making as a practice that could upend conventions, threaten state structures, and wreak political havoc. Elaborating on this example as a prehistory to...

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  • The Chicago Manual of Style by University of Chicago Press
    The Chicago Manual of Style (English, Hardback) University of Chicago Press

    Technologies may change, but the need for clear and accurate communication never goes out of style. That is why for more than one hundred years The Chicago Manual of Style has remained the definitive guide for anyone who works with words....

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  • A History of Religious Ideas: From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries v. 1 by Mircea Eliade
    A History of Religious Ideas: From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries v. 1 (Multiple languages, Paperback) Mircea Eliade

    "No one has done so much as Mr. Eliade to inform literature students in the West about 'primitive' and Oriental religions. . . . Everyone who cares about the human adventure will find new information and new angles of vision."?Martin E. Marty, New York Times Book Review

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  • The Ashtray by Errol Morris
    The Ashtray (English, Hardback) Errol Morris

    Morris questions Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, specifically the theory of paradigm shifts and incommensurability

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  • After They Closed the Gates by Libby Garland
    After They Closed the Gates (English, Paperback) Libby Garland

    In 1921 and 1924, the United States passed laws to sharply reduce the influx of immigrants into the country. By allocating only small quotas to the nations of southern and eastern Europe, and banning almost all immigration from Asia, the new laws were supposed to stem the tide of foreigners considered especially inferior and dangerous. However, immigrants continued to come, sailing into the port...

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  • A River Runs Through it and Other Stories by Norman Maclean
    A River Runs Through it and Other Stories (English, Paperback) Norman Maclean

    First published in 1976, A River Runs through It and Other Stories has become an American classic, touching readers with its recollections of family, flyfishing, and the author's youth in the Montana woods. By turns raunchy, caustic, and elegiac, these are superb tales that express, in Maclean's own words, "a little of the love I have for the earth as it goes by." A first offering from a 70-year-old writer, the basis of a top-grossing movie directed by Robert Redford, and the first original fiction published by the University of Chicago Press, A River Runs through It and Other Stories has sold more than a million copies. For this new edition, Robert Redford provides a foreword that recalls how he persuaded the reluctant Maclean to allow him to make a film of River.  

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  • Secrets of the Snout by Frank Rosell
    Secrets of the Snout (English, Hardback) Frank Rosell

    In Secrets of the Snout, Frank Rosell blends storytelling and science as he sniffs out the myriad ways in which dogs have been trained to employ their incredible olfactory skills, from sussing out cancer and narcotics to locating endangered and invasive species, as well as missing persons (and golf balls).

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  • Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology by David Graeber
    Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology (English, Paperback) David Graeber

    Everywhere anarchism is on the upswing as a political philosophy - everywhere, that is, except the academy. Anarchists repeatedly appeal to anthropologists for ideas about how society might be reorganized on a more egalitarian, less alienating basis. Anthropologists, terrified of being accused of romanticism, respond with silence...

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  • The Postgenomic Condition by Jenny Reardon
    The Postgenomic Condition (English, Paperback) Jenny Reardon

    As the jubilation surrounding the publication of the human genome sequence ended, a question?at once sobering and exciting?moved to the fore: now that we have ?the human genome,? what does it mean? Drawing upon trust built over twenty years?first working in molecular biology laboratories, and then chronicling the emergence of human genomics?Jenny Reardon crafts stories that bring the reader into these much richer spaces where the meaning of genomic data and its value are being forged. In these spaces efforts to provide open access to genomic data in the name of medical breakthroughs meet the particular bodies, histories, and constraints of the people asked to offer up their genomes. Aspirations of free movement of data meet the lived realities of persons and worlds bound by resource limitations and conflicting values. While the news media is filled with grand visions of future designer drugs and babies, The Postgenomic Condition brings into view the hard on-the-ground questions of science and justice generated as many over the course of the last decade attempted to make the human genome central to living today.

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  • The Ascent of Affect by Ruth Leys
    The Ascent of Affect (English, Paperback) Ruth Leys

    Today the emotions are a topic of intense concern not only in the psychological and neurobiological sciences but among humanists and social scientists as well. The number of research publications in the field is enormous, and the interest generated by that research has spilled over into the public realm. Yet, for all this, there is no consensus as to the basic nature and workings of the emotions. On the contrary, disputes that can be traced back more than a hundred years continue to haunt. The situation is so fraught that, in spite of flourishing laboratories and thriving journals, the field appears to lack cumulative progress. Ruth Leys provides a genealogical analysis of what brought us to where we are today. Focusing on the period from the post-World War II revival of interest in the emotions to the present, she illuminates the debate and in the process sheds light on why so many of today's humanists and social scientists not only are drawn to the neurosciences but also embrace what she argues is the wrong picture of the emotions. An essential read for anyone seeking to understand the science of emotion.

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