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  • Brolliologyby Marion Rankine

    Melville House 2017; US$ 9.99

    A fun, illustrated history of the umbrella's surprising place in life and literature Humans have been making, using, perfecting, and decorating umbrellas for millennia--holding them over the heads of rulers, signalling class distinctions, and exploring their full imaginative potential in folk tales and novels.  In the spirit of the best literary... more...

  • Tamedby Alice Roberts

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    **'A masterpiece of evocative scientific storytelling.' BRIAN COX** **'The best popular book on broad-sweep history since Guns, Germs and Steel.' ** Peter Forbes The extraordinary story of the species that became our allies. For hundreds of thousands of years, our ancestors depended on wild plants and animals for survival. They were... more...

  • After the Internetby Ramesh Srinivasan; Adam Fish

    Wiley 2017; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.96

    In the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations, and concern that the internet has heightened rather than combated various forms of political and social inequality, it is time we ask: what comes after a broken internet? Ramesh Srinivasan and Adam Fish reimagine the internet from the perspective of grassroots activists and citizens on the margins of... more...

  • Our Shrinking Planetby Massimo Livi Bacci; David Broder

    Wiley 2017; US$ 26.50 US$ 23.85

    In the space of another generation, the population of the earth will rise by 2.5 billion. Yet the real problem we face is not so much the increase in numbers as the fact that growth will be highly uneven. Whereas rich countries will see aging populations with little growth, populations in poor countries will double or even triple, having a much higher... more...

  • The PlayStation Dreamworldby Alfie Bown

    Wiley 2017; US$ 16.50 US$ 14.85

    From mobile phones to consoles, tablets and PCs, we are now a generation of gamers. The PlayStation Dreamworld is – to borrow a phrase from Slavoj Zizek – the pervert's guide to videogames. It argues that we can only understand the world of videogames via Lacanian dream analysis. It also argues that the Left needs to work inside this... more...

  • The Runaway Speciesby David Eagleman; Anthony Brandt

    Canongate Books 2017; US$ 21.63

    Our relentless drive to create makes us unique among living creatures. What is special about the human brain that enables us to innovate? Why don't cows choreograph dances? Why don't squirrels build elevators to their treetops? Why don't alligators invent speedboats?Weaving together the arts and sciences, neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer... more...

  • Guan Yuby Barend J. ter Haar

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    Guan Yu was a minor general in the third century CE, but over time, he became known as one the most popular and influential deities of imperial China under the name Lord Guan or Emperor Guan. The book explores the cult of Guan Yu by examining the tremendous power of oral culture in creating the mythology of a deity. more...

  • The Sweetness of Lifeby Eugene D. Genovese; Douglas Ambrose

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    This book examines the domestic lives and leisure pursuits of planters in the antebellum American South. more...

  • No Futureby Matthew Worley

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 18.00

    An innovative history of British youth culture during the 1970s and 1980s, charting the full spectrum of punk's cultural development. more...

  • At the Altar of Lynchingby Donald G. Mathews

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    Offers a new interpretation of the lynching of Sam Hose through the lens of the religious culture in the evangelical American South. more...