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  • The Discomfort Zoneby Marcia Reynolds

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 18.95

    You want people to stretch their limits, but your conversations meant to help them often fall flat or backfire, creating more resistance than growth. Top leadership coach Marcia Reynolds offers a model for using the Discomfort Zone?the moment when the mind is most open to learning?to prompt people to think through problems, see situations more strategically,... more...

  • The Truth About the Drug Companiesby Marcia Angell

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 17.00

    During her two decades at The New England Journal of Medicine , Dr. Marcia Angell had a front-row seat on the appalling spectacle of the pharmaceutical industry. She watched drug companies stray from their original mission of discovering and manufacturing useful drugs and instead become vast marketing machines with unprecedented control over their... more...

  • Mapping Early Modern Japanby Marcia Yonemoto

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 60.00 US$ 48.00

    This elegant history considers a fascinating array of texts, cultural practices, and intellectual processes?including maps and mapmaking, poetry, travel writing, popular fiction, and encyclopedias?to chart the emergence of a new geographical consciousness in early modern Japan. Marcia Yonemoto's wide-ranging history of ideas traces changing conceptions... more...

  • Ethnolinguistic Chicagoby Marcia Farr

    Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 2003; US$ 115.00

    Often cited as a quintessential American city, Chicago is and always has been a city of immigrants, and is one of the most linguistically diverse cities in the United States. Language is central to social identity, this work look at the related issues of language and ethnicity. more...

  • Latino Language and Literacy in Ethnolinguistic Chicagoby Marcia Farr

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 56.95

    This volume--along with its companion Ethnolinguistic Chicago: Language and Literacy in the City's Neighborhoods --fills an important gap in research on Chicago and, more generally, on language use in globalized metropolitan areas. Often cited as a quintessential American city, Chicago is, and always has been, a city of immigrants. It is one of the... more...

  • The Day We Found the Universeby Marcia Bartusiak

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    The riveting and mesmerizing story behind a watershed period in human history, the discovery of the startling size and true nature of our universe.   On New Years Day in 1925, a young Edwin Hubble released his finding that our Universe was far bigger, eventually measured as a thousand trillion times larger than previously believed. Hubble?s proclamation... more...

  • Quit Itby Marcia Byalick

    Random House Children's Books 2009; US$ 5.99

    At a quick glance, Carrie looks just like everybody else in her seventh-grade class. She gets good grades, acts in school plays, kicks a pretty decent soccer ball, and is a sensational Game Boy champion. But watch her a little longer and Carrie looks very different. She shrugs her shoulder a little too often, jerks her head, coughs and sniffs in uncontrollable... more...

  • The Wind Comes Sweepingby Marcia Preston

    MIRA 2012; US$ 9.99

    Marik Youngblood left her Oklahoma hometownand the child she gave up for adoptionintent on becoming an artist instead of a rancher. Her father's death brings her back to a failing cattle operation, a pile of debt and a haunting need to find the child she left behind. But when the bones of an infant are unearthed on her family's ranch, Marik fears... more...

  • Design for Democracyby Marcia Lausen

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 39.00

    In November 2000, when the now-infamous "butterfly ballot" confused crucial Florida voters during a hotly contested presidential race, the importance of well-designed ballots to a functioning democracy caught the nation's attention. Recognizing that our entire voting process?from registering to vote to following instructions at the polling place?can... more...

  • The Tablehopper's Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Franciscoby Marcia Gagliardi

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 16.00

    When it?s time to take your parents out to dinner or your girlfriend on a sexy date, or when you?re looking for a hot venue for a birthday blowout or brunch with friends, who do you turn to for a spot-on recommendation? Why, the tablehopper, of course! Marcia Gagliardi is San Francisco?s cuisine concierge, providing restaurant recommendations and helping... more...