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- Red Wheel Weiser 2013; US$ 19.95
Few consumers are aware of the economic forces behind the production of meat, fish, eggs, and dairy. Yet omnivore and herbivore alike, the forces of meatonomics affect us in many ways. Most importantly, we?ve lost the ability to decide for ourselves what ? and how much ? to eat. Those decisions are made for us by animal food producers who control... more...
- ECW Press 2008; US$ 9.95
Letterati spans the history of competitive Scrabble in North America from the colourful hustlers of the 1960s New York game rooms, to the hard driving quantitative tile pushers who dominate the game today with strategic skills and memorized vocabularies. Yet, there is more to the history of Scrabble than just playing the game. There is a parallel plot... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
The Big Payback takes readers from the first $15 made by a "rapping DJ" in 1970s New York to the multi-million-dollar sales of the Phat Farm and Roc-a-Wear clothing companies in 2004 and 2007. On this four-decade-long journey from the studios where the first rap records were made to the boardrooms where the big deals were inked, The Big Payback... more...
- HarperCollins 2006; US$ 22.99
Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an econo-mist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt... more...
- HarperCollins 2007; US$ 11.99
''We think of our version of a happy life as more like physics than like pop songs; we expect the people of the next century to agree with our basic tenets—for instance, that broccoli is good for a happy life and that opium is bad—but they will not. Our rules for living are more like the history of pop songs. They make weird sense only... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 19.99
One of The Telegraph ?s Best Music Books 2011 Alex Ross?s award-winning international bestseller, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century , has become a contemporary classic, establishing Ross as one of our most popular and acclaimed cultural historians. Listen to This , which takes its title from a beloved 2004 essay ... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 19.99
Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era defined by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop crystallized a multiracial, polycultural generation's worldview, and transformed American politics and culture. But that epic... more...