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  • The Science of Consequencesby Susan M. Schneider; RenÉ C. Reyes

    Prometheus Books 2012; US$ 12.99

    Children quickly learn that actions have consequences. This elementary lesson is repeated again and again throughout adulthood as we adjust our behaviors according to the reactions they produce in the social and natural environment. Now, an internationally recognized biopsychologist, tells the story of how something so deceptively simple can help make... more...

  • The Consuming Instinctby Gad Saad; David M. Buss

    Prometheus Books 2011; US$ 11.99

    In this highly informative and entertaining book, the founder of the vibrant new field of evolutionary consumption illuminates the relevance of our biological heritage to our daily lives as consumers. While culture is important, the author shows that innate evolutionary forces deeply influence the foods we eat, the gifts we offer, the cosmetics and... more...

  • Rareby Keith Veronese

    Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    How will your life change when the supply of tantalum dries up? You may have never heard of this unusual metal, but without it smartphones would be instantly less omniscient, video game systems would falter, and laptops fail.  Tantalum is not alone.  Rhodium. Osmium. Niobium. Such refugees from the bottom of the periodic table are key components of... more...

  • Crouching Tigerby Peter Navarro; Gordon G. Chang

    Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    Will there be war with China? This book provides the most complete and accurate assessment of the probability of conflict between the United States and the rising Asian superpower. Equally important, it lays out an in-depth analysis of the possible pathways to peace. Written like a geopolitical detective story, the narrative encourages reader interaction... more...

  • Brave Heartsby Carolyn Hart

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    A woman caught in a loveless marriage discovers love again in the midst of desolation. Romantic suspense amid the chaos of a world at war. Catharine Cavanaugh is caught in a loveless marriage. Married to a British diplomat, she goes through the motions of playing the dutiful American wife in war- time London, while nightly German bombers bring... more...

  • A Killing at Cotton Hillby Terry Shames

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    The chief of police of Jarrett Creek, Texas, doubles as the town drunk. So when Dora Lee Parjeter is murdered, her old friend and former police chief Samuel Craddock steps in. He discovers that a lot of people had it in for Dora Lee. The conniving rascals on the farm next door want her land for nefarious purposes; her estranged daughter could be seeking... more...

  • Sugar Pop Moonby John Florio

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    Jersey Leo is the quintessential outsider--an albino of mixed race. Known as "Snowball" on the street, he makes a living as the bartender at a mob-run speakeasy in Prohibition-era Hell's Kitchen. Being neither black nor white, he has no group to call his own. His own mother abandoned him as a baby. And his father-a former boxing champ with his own... more...

  • Killer Dadsby Mary Papenfuss; Michael Daly

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    No crime is as horrific, as mesmerizingly perplexing, as a child's murder at the hands of a parent. In most cases, the perpetrator is the father. A veteran journalist explores five examples of "family annihilators" in this troubling snapshot of American crime twisted by the dark trajectory of machismo in economically stressful times. Her research includes... more...

  • Magnificent Principiaby Colin Pask

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg has written that "all that has happened since 1687 is a gloss on the Principia ." Now you too can appreciate the significance of this stellar work, regarded by many as the greatest scientific contribution of all time. Despite its dazzling reputation, Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica , or simply... more...

  • Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematicsby Alfred S. Posamentier; Ingmar Lehmann

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    Two veteran math educators demonstrate how some "magnificent mistakes" had profound consequences for our understanding of mathematics' key concepts. In the nineteenth century, English mathematician William Shanks spent fifteen years calculating the value of pi, setting a record for the number of decimal places. Later, his calculation was reproduced... more...