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  • Why Hope?by John Zerzan; Lang Gore

    Feral House 2015; US$ 13.00

    Controversial green anarchist John Zerzan?s latest blast against technology, complete with an introduction by Lang Gore more...

  • Woman's Best Friendby Megan McMorris; Pam Houston

    Seal Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    They may be known as man's best friend, but as the writers in this poignant, funny, and dramatic collection know, there's no gender divide when it comes to canines. Whether walking down the street, gathering at the dog park, hitting the open road, or spending one too many nights together on the couch in front of the TV, a woman and her dog are an... more...

  • Wonder Womenby Debora L. Spar

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 16.99

    Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, why are women still living in a man's world? Debora L. Spar never thought of herself as a feminist. Raised after the tumult of the 1960s, she presumed the gender war was over. As one of the youngest female professors to be tenured at Harvard Business School and a mother of three, she swore to young women that... more...

  • Wondrous Childby Lindy Hough; Jane Isay

    North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 13.95

    A Santa Cruz postpartum doula, a New Hampshire flute-maker, a Zen teacher, a dance therapist, a Sri Lankan film director?these are a few of the grandparents who share their stories in this bracing collection. The essays cover a wide range of experiences as they examine the marrow of this often undervalued relationship from both the grandparent and... more...

  • Arrow Impossibility Theoremsby Jerry S. Kelly; Karl Shell

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Arrow Impossibility Theorems is a 10-chapter text that describes existing impossibility theorems. This book explores a number of formalizations of ethical constraints of the theorems. After an introduction to the framework and notation for Arrow impossibility theorems, this book goes on discussing some concepts and an apparatus of relations among... more...

  • City by Cityby Keith Gessen; Stephen Squibb

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 18.99

    A collection of essays?historical and personal?about the present and future of American cities Edited by Keith Gessen and Stephen Squibb, City by City is a collection of essays?historical, personal, and somewhere in between?about the present and future of American cities. It sweeps from Gold Rush, Alaska, to Miami, Florida, encompassing cities... more...

  • Civic Work, Civic Lessonsby Thomas Ehrlich; Ernestine Fu

    UPA 2013; US$ 15.99

    Civic Work, Civic Lessons explains how and why people of all ages, and particularly young people, should engage in public service. Its authors are 57 years apart in age, but united in their passion for public service. Their experiences range from volunteering, to non-profit work, to federal foreign aid. more...

  • The Crime of the Congoby Arthur Conan Doyle

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Published in 1909, Arthur Conan Doyle's The Crime of the Congo took him eight days to finish. Doyle's horror at the crimes being perpetuated against humanity in the Belgian Congo during the reign of King Leopold II is evident throughout. With illustrations of mutilated bodies, the work seems to echo Doyle's opinion that “There are... more...

  • The Defendantby G. K. Chesterton

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    G. K. Chesterton?s hilarious defense . . . of just about anything In this hodgepodge of early musings, a young G. K. Chesterton operates under the conceit that many objects in the human purview?ranging from the humdrum and mundane to the outright ridiculous?could use the advocacy of a good apologist every once in a while. This lively book, filled... more...

  • A Doctor's Dictionaryby Iain Bamforth

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 14.57

    In this wide-reaching abecedarium, doctor and poet Iain Bamforth dissects the conflict of values embodied in what we call medicine—never entirely a science and no longer quite the art it used to be. Bamforth brings to bear his experience of medicine from around the world, from the hightech American Hospital of Paris to community health centres... more...