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  • The Armchair Economist (revised and updated May 2012)by Steven E. Landsburg

    Free Press 2007; US$ 16.00

    The extensively revised and updated edition of Steven Landsburg?s hugely popular book, The Armchair Economist ??a delightful compendium of quotidian examples illustrating important economic and financial theories? ( The Journal of Finance ). In this revised and updated edition of Steven Landsburg?s hugely popular book, he applies economic theory... more...

  • Cooking, Cuisine and Classby Jack Goody

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    The preparation, serving and eating of food are common features of all human societies, and have been the focus of study for numerous anthropologists - from Sir James Frazer onwards - from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives. It is in the context of this previous anthropological work that Jack Goody sets his own observations on cooking... more...

  • The Human Ageby Diane Ackerman

    Headline 2014; US$ 10.99

    'Our relationship with nature has changed . . . radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable.' In The Human Age award-winning nature writer Diane Ackerman confronts the fact that the human race is now the single dominant force of change... more...

  • Rising Tideby Ronald Inglehart; Pippa Norris

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    Analyzes the political consequences of how modernization has changed cultural attitudes towards gender equality. more...

  • Consider the Forkby Bee Wilson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 11.27

    Bee Wilson is the food writer and historian who writes as the 'Kitchen Thinker' in the Sunday Telegraph , and is the author of Swindled! . Her charming and original new book, Consider the Fork , explores how the implements we use in the kitchen have shaped the way we cook and live. A wooden spoon - most trusty and loveable of kitchen implements... more...

  • Baliby Phil Jarratt

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    For a century now, Bali has been the subject of a beautiful mythology created by movies and music, but there are few factual accounts of its transformation from besieged peasant colony to booming tourist mecca. Bali: Heaven and Hell is a tale begging to be told - a story of survival in the face of genocide, natural disaster, terrorism, cultural imperialism... more...

  • Death and Changing Ritualsby J. Rasmus Brandt; Håkon Ingvaldsen; Marina Prusac

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 40.00

    The forms by which a deceased person may be brought to rest are as many as there are causes of death. In most societies the disposal of the corpse is accompanied by some form of celebration or ritual which may range from a simple act of deportment in solitude to the engagement of large masses of people in laborious and creative festivities. In a funerary... more...

  • Nothing to Envyby Barbara Demick

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick?s Nothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens   Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years?a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the unchallenged... more...

  • Why We Buyby Paco Underhill

    Simon & Schuster 2000; US$ 17.00

    Revolutionary retail guru Paco Underhill is back with a completely revised edition of his classic, witty bestselling book on our ever-evolving consumer culture?full of fresh observations and important lessons from the cutting edge of retail such as Internet behemoths Amazon and iTunes as well as the globalization of retail in the world?s emerging markets. more...

  • Deep Economyby Bill McKibben

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 16.99

    The bestselling author of The End of Nature issues an impassioned call to arms for an economy that creates community and ennobles our lives In this powerful and provocative manifesto, Bill McKibben offers the biggest challenge in a generation to the prevailing view of our economy. For the first time in human history, he observes, "more" is... more...