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  • Think Like a Freakby Steven D. Levitt; Stephen J. Dubner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    From the rule-breaking authors of international bestsellers Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics , this is the ultimate guide to how to Think Like a Freak The Freakonomics books have come to stand for something: challenging conventional wisdom; using data rather than emotion to answer questions; and learning to unravel the world's... more...

  • Unequal Childhoodsby Annette Lareau

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. more...

  • The Social Order of the Underworldby David Skarbek

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 26.99

    When most people think of prison gangs, they think of chaotic bands of violent, racist thugs. Few people think of gangs as sophisticated organizations (often with elaborate written constitutions) that regulate the prison black market, adjudicate conflicts, and strategically balance the competing demands of inmates, gang members, and correctional officers.... more...

  • The Grapes of Mathby Alex Bellos

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 25.99

    From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit and limitless enthusiasm. He sifts through over 30,000 survey submissions to uncover the world?s favourite number, and meets a mathematician who looks for universes in his garage. He attends... more...

  • Sapiensby Yuval Noah Harari

    Random House 2014; US$ 35.29

    100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens . How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws;... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egyptby Toby Wilkinson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    This is a story studded with extraordinary achievements and historic moments, from the building of the pyramids and the conquest of Nubia, through Akhenaten's religious revolution, the power and beauty of Nefertiti, the glory of Tutankhamun's burial chamber, and the ruthlessness of Ramesses, to Alexander the Great's invasion, and Cleopatra's fatal... more...

  • Food and Cultureby Carole Counihan; Penny Van Esterik

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 69.95

    The classic book that helped to define and legitimize the field of food and culture studies is now available, with major revisions, in a specially affordable e-book version (978-0-203-07975-1).? The third edition includes 40 original essays and reprints of previously published classics under 5 Sections: FOUNDATIONS, HEGEMONY AND DIFFERENCE,... more...

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...

  • Consumer Culture and Postmodernismby Mike Featherstone

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 58.00

    The First Edition of this contemporary classic can claim to have put ?consumer culture? on the map, certainly in relation to postmodernism. Updated throughout, this expanded new edition includes a fully revised preface that explores the developments in consumer culture since the First Edition . Among the most noteworthy areas discussed are the effect... more...

  • Belonging Togetherby Patrick Sullivan

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2011; US$ 31.95

    Belonging Together provides a unique overview of the trajectory of current Indigenous policy, with Sullivan advancing a new consolidated approach to Indigenous policy which moves beyond the debate over self-determination and assimilation. more...