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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95
NATIONAL BESTSELLER A powerfully engaging, scrupulously researched, and deeply empathetic narrative of the history of Alzheimer?s disease, how it affects us, and the search for a cure. Afflicting nearly half of all people over the age of 85, Alzheimer?s disease kills nearly 100,000 Americans a year as it insidiously robs them of their memory... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Media scholar ( and Internet Enthusiast ) David Shenk examines the troubling effects of information proliferation on our bodies, our brains, our relationships, and our culture, then offers strikingly down-to-earth insights for coping with the deluge. With a skillful mixture of personal essay, firsthand reportage, and sharp analysis, Shenk illustrates... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95
Is true greatness obtainable from everyday means and everyday genes? Conventional wisdom says no, that a lucky few are simply born with certain gifts. The new science of human potential suggests otherwise. Forget everything you think you know about genes, talent, and intelligence, and take a look at the amazing new evidence. Here, interweaving cutting-edge... more...
- Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 14.03
David Shenk surveys the history of chess, capturing the Zelig-like nature of the game that has changed the societies that have played it. It's rules and pieces have served as a metaphor for society (to be found in the writings of Borges, Nabokov, Tolstoy, Canetti, Eliot), it has helped to form the military strategies that conquered civilisations,... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 16.00
NOW AN EBOOK FOR THE FIRST TIME For fifty years and more than two thousand shows, the Grateful Dead have been earning the "deadication" of more than a million fans. Along the way, Deadheads have built an original and authentic American subculture, with vivid jargon and rich love, and its own legends, myths, and spirituality. Skeleton Key: A Dictionary... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 41.99
This book addresses sensitive issues that often lead to misperception between Christians and Muslims. Considering the current state of the world, this timely work makes an important contribution that will help readers deepen their understanding of Muslims, Christians, and the importance of interfaith dialogue. more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 59.95
The third installment in the landmark LAVIS (Language Variety in the South) series, New Perspectives on Language Variety in the South: Historical and Contemporary Approaches brings together essays devoted to the careful examination and elucidation of the rich linguistic diversity of the American South, updating and broadening the work of the earlier... more...