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  • A Week at the Airportby Alain de Botton

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    In the summer of 2009, Alain de Botton will be invited by the owners of Heathrow airport to become their first ever Writer in Residence. He will be installed in the middle of Terminal 5 on a raised platform with a laptop connected to screens, enabling passengers to see what he is writing and to come and share their stories. He will meet travellers... more...

  • Understanding Digital Cultureby Vincent Miller

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 44.00

    An account of digital culture in everyday life that explains the social, economic and cultural dimensions of the information society. more...

  • Coming Apartby Charles Murray

    The Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    In the bestselling tradition of Hillbilly Elegy , the acclaimed bestseller than explains why white America has become fractured and divided in education and class In Coming Apart , Charles Murray explores the formation of American classes that are different in kind from anything we have ever known, focusing on whites as a way of driving home the... more...

  • A Man Without Wordsby Susan Schaller

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    For more than a quarter of a century, Ildefonso, a Mexican Indian, lived in total isolation, set apart from the rest of the world. He wasn't a political prisoner or a social recluse, he was simply born deaf and had never been taught even the most basic language. Susan Schaller, then a twenty-four-year-old graduate student, encountered him in a class... more...

  • Magicby Robert Ralley

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 7.99

    Tracing magic?s fascinating history back to its earliest beginnings, Robert Ralley reveals its influence on religion, science, and society. From charms and curses to rites and spells, spanning the black magic of demons to David Blaine?s endurance tests, Ralley illustrates the changing perceptions of magic, and the dangerous balance between illusion,... more...

  • Putin Countryby Anne Garrels

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 11.90

    Short-listed for the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize More than twenty years ago, the NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited Chelyabinsk, a gritty military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow. The longtime home of the Soviet nuclear program, the Chelyabinsk region contained beautiful lakes, shuttered factories, mysterious closed... more...

  • Binding Passionsby Guido Ruggiero

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 54.99

    Mining the rich Venetian archives, especially the unusually detailed records of Venice's own branch of the Roman Inquisition, Guido Ruggiero provides a strikingly new and provocative interpretation of the end of the Renaissance in Italy. In this boldly structured work, he develops five narrative accounts of individual encounters with the Inquisition... more...

  • Lost World of the Kimberleyby Ian Wilson

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 25.45

    Explores one of the world's least known mysteries: who were the first-ever human beings to find their way to Australia, where did they come from and how and when did they arrive? more...

  • Zenanaby Laura A. Ring

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 17.55

    Ethnic violence is a widespread concern, but we know very little about the micro-mechanics of coexistence in the neighborhoods around the world where inter-group peace is maintained amidst civic strife. In this ethnographic study of a multi-ethnic, middle-class high-rise apartment building in Karachi,... more...

  • Fear of Enemies and Collective Actionby Ioannis D. Evrigenis

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    Explores the way the fear of enemies shapes political groups and helps to preserve them in times of crisis. more...