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  • Child Labourby G. K. Lieten; H. Jansen; J. de Jong; W. Koetsenruijter

    Amsterdam University Press 2005; US$ 14.95

    It is often said that children have always been working. With the onset of the industrial revolution in the nineteenth century, however, children became to be exploited under miserable circumstances in factories. That was the beginning of the movement against child labour. A worldwide awareness campaign has brought international organizations and governments... more...

  • The Seven Words You Can't Say on Televisionby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 5.63

    Why do so many swear words involve sex, bodily functions and religion? Why are some words rude and others aren't? Why can launching into expletives be so shocking - and sometimes so amusing? Steven Pinker takes us on a fascinating and funny journey through the world of profanities, taken from his bestselling The Stuff of Thought , to show us why... more...

  • Eating Animalsby Jonathan Safran Foer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.09

    Eating Animals is Jonathan Safran Foer's eye-opening account of where meat comes from 'I simply wanted to know - for myself and my family - what meat is. Where does it come from? How is it produced? What are the economic, social and environmental effects? Are there animals that it is straightforwardly right to eat? Are there situations in which... more...

  • Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?by Jesse Bering

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 11.20

    Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does "free will" really exist? And why is the penis shaped like that anyway? In Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? , the research psychologist and award-winning columnist Jesse Bering features more than... more...

  • The World of Mythby David Adams Leeming

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 12.99

    The World of Myth provides a sweeping anthology of myths, ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and modern science. We read stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science; myths of the mother goddess from Native... more...

  • The Story of the Human Bodyby Daniel Lieberman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman—chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field—gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years, even as it shows how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age... more...

  • The Beau Mondeby Hannah Greig

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 23.99

    The story of the world's first fashion-obsessed society in eighteenth-century London - and the colourful tales of extravagance, vanity, intrigue, and sexual indiscretion that accompanied it more...

  • The Ideal Society and Its Enemiesby Miles Fairburn

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 20.99

    The Ideal Society and its Enemies is a challenging and provocative study of the nature of settler society in nineteenth-century New Zealand, in which Fairburn focuses attention on the lives of the common people and presents a rigorous and original description of the place and time. His views differ radically from those of previous historians. His work... more...

  • The Good Lifeby Edward F. Fischer

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    What could middle-class German supermarket shoppers buying eggs and impoverished coffee farmers in Guatemala possibly have in common? Both groups use the market in pursuit of the "good life." But what exactly is the good life? How do we define wellbeing beyond material standards of living? While we all may want to live the good life, we differ widely... 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...