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  • The Life We Buryby Allen Eskens

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 8.99

    A USA Today  bestseller and book club favorite! College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson,... more...

  • The Science of Consequencesby Susan M. Schneider; René C. Reyes

    Prometheus Books 2012; US$ 12.99

    Actions have consequences--and the ability to learn from them revolutionized life on earth. While it's easy enough to see that consequences are important (where would we be without positive reinforcement?), few have heard there's a science of consequences, with principles that affect us every day.  Despite their variety, consequences appear to follow... more...

  • Thinkby Guy P. Harrison

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    Think more critically, learn to question everything, and don't let your own brain trip you up.     This fresh and exciting approach to science, skepticism, and critical thinking will enlighten and inspire readers of all ages. With a mix of wit and wisdom, it challenges everyone to think like a scientist, embrace the skeptical life, and improve their... more...

  • Brave Heartsby Carolyn Hart

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    A woman caught in a loveless marriage discovers love again in the midst of desolation. Romantic suspense amid the chaos of a world at war. Catharine Cavanaugh is caught in a loveless marriage. Married to a British diplomat, she goes through the motions of playing the dutiful American wife in war- time London, while nightly German bombers bring... more...

  • A Killing at Cotton Hillby Terry Shames

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    The chief of police of Jarrett Creek, Texas, doubles as the town drunk. So when Dora Lee Parjeter is murdered, her old friend and former police chief Samuel Craddock steps in. He discovers that a lot of people had it in for Dora Lee. The conniving rascals on the farm next door want her land for nefarious purposes; her estranged daughter could be seeking... more...

  • Sugar Pop Moonby John Florio

    Prometheus Books 2013; Not Available

    Jersey Leo is the quintessential outsider--an albino of mixed race. Known as "Snowball" on the street, he makes a living as the bartender at a mob-run speakeasy in Prohibition-era Hell's Kitchen. Being neither black nor white, he has no group to call his own. His own mother abandoned him as a baby. And his father-a former boxing champ with his own... more...

  • Killer Dadsby Mary Papenfuss; Michael Daly

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    No crime is as horrific, as mesmerizingly perplexing, as a child's murder at the hands of a parent. In most cases, the perpetrator is the father. A veteran journalist explores five examples of "family annihilators" in this troubling snapshot of American crime twisted by the dark trajectory of machismo in economically stressful times. Her research includes... more...

  • Magnificent Principiaby Colin Pask

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg has written that "all that has happened since 1687 is a gloss on the Principia ." Now you too can appreciate the significance of this stellar work, regarded by many as the greatest scientific contribution of all time. Despite its dazzling reputation, Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica , or simply... more...

  • Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematicsby Alfred S. Posamentier; Ingmar Lehmann

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    Two veteran math educators demonstrate how some "magnificent mistakes" had profound consequences for our understanding of mathematics' key concepts. In the nineteenth century, English mathematician William Shanks spent fifteen years calculating the value of pi, setting a record for the number of decimal places. Later, his calculation was reproduced... more...

  • Corrupted Cultureby Vincent Ryan Ruggiero

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    Poor education, bad parenting, a sense of entitlement, the "wasteland" of television, and more. These are the symptoms of a culture in decline. While it's easy to recite a litany of our problems, identifying their root causes requires more than the facile commentary offered by media pundits. This in-depth historical analysis of cultural trends in... more...