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  • Green Metropolisby David Owen

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.00

    Read David Owen's posts on the Penguin Blog. From the acclaimed New Yorker writer, a thought-provoking, innovative, and challenging new approach to protecting our environment. Most Americans think of cities as ecological nightmares-wastelands of concrete, garbage, diesel fumes and traffic jams-but residents of urban cores actually consume... more...

  • The Chosen Oneby David Owen

    Simon & Schuster 2002; US$ 21.00

    Earl Woods , the father of young Eldrick "Tiger" Woods, was widely ridiculed in 1996 when, in an article anointing his son as Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year, he likened Tiger's potential impact to that of a messiah. This unseemly proclamation appeared to embody all the worst elements of the dreaded sports-parent who seeks financial windfall... more...

  • The Big Idea Bookby David Owen

    Wiley 2005; US$ 18.99

    Ideas are like buses, you wait forever and then 500 come along at once. The Big Idea Book is 500 novel, ingenious and downright crazy ideas designed to inspire, amuse and divert. Developed by the team behind the innovative website, Idea-a-Day at www.idea-a-day.com , it covers everything from business to travel, politics to money and everything in... more...

  • Thylacineby David Owen

    Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 31.81

    The tragic story of how ignorance, fear and lack of caring led to the extinction of the Tasmanian Tiger. more...

  • Sheetrock & Shellacby David Owen

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 15.00

    In a world of extreme makeovers, this book is a thoughtful, adventure-filled, witty look at what the space we live in says about us, the pleasures of home renovation projects great and small, and how home renovation can change our lives. Few things define us as powerfully as the place where we live. The size and location of a house may reveal... more...

  • The First National Bank of Dadby David Owen

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 13.00

    Most parents do more harm than good when they try to teach their children about money. They make saving seem like a punishment, and force their children to view reckless spending as their only rational choice. To most kids, a savings account is just a black hole that swallows birthday checks. David Owen, a New Yorker staff writer and the father... more...

  • Copies in Secondsby David Owen

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 21.95

    The first plain-paper office copier -- which was introduced in 1960 and has been called the most successful product ever marketed in America -- is unusual among major high-technology inventions in that its central process was conceived by a single person. David Owen's fascinating narrative tells the story of the machine nobody thought we needed but... more...

  • Sharkby David Owen

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 31.81

    From the truly scary to the completely harmless here's everything you need to know about the sophisticated guardians of our oceans. more...

  • Hit & Hopeby David Owen

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 15.95

    Jack Nicklaus once said of the incomparable Tiger Woods (echoing a comment made about Nicklaus by Bobby Jones), "He plays a game with which I am not familiar." David Owen, however, plays a game with which we are all very familiar: He plays in a weekly foursome, takes mulligans off the first tee, practices intermittently at best, marks his ball on the... more...

  • The Conundrumby David Owen

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 11.99

    The Conundrum is a mind-changing manifesto about the environment, efficiency and the real path to sustainability. Hybrid cars, fast trains, compact florescent light bulbs, solar panels, carbon offsets: Everything you've been told about living green is wrong. The quest for a breakthrough battery or a 100 mpg car are dangerous fantasies.... more...