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  • The Theoretical Minimum

    What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics

    series The Theoretical Minimum
    A master teacher presents the ultimate introduction to classical mechanics for people who are serious about learning physics"Beautifully clear explanations of famously 'difficult' things," -- Wall Street JournalIf you ever regretted not taking physics in college -- or simply want to know how to think like a physicist -- this is the book for you. In this bestselling introduction to classical ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • This Is Not Propaganda

    Adventures in the War Against Reality

    Learn how the perception of truth has been weaponized in modern politics with this "insightful" account of propaganda in Russia and beyond during the age of disinformation (New York Times).When information is a weapon, every opinion is an act of war.We live in a world of influence operations run amok, where dark ads, psyops, hacks, bots, soft facts, ISIS, Putin, trolls, and Trump seek to shape our ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Quantum Mechanics

    The Theoretical Minimum

    series The Theoretical Minimum
    First he taught you classical mechanics. Now, physicist Leonard Susskind has teamed up with data engineer Art Friedman to present the theory and associated mathematics of the strange world of quantum mechanics.In this follow-up to the New York Times best-selling The Theoretical Minimum, Susskind and Friedman provide a lively introduction to this famously difficult field, which attempts to ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory

    The Theoretical Minimum

    series The Theoretical Minimum
    The third volume in the bestselling physics series cracks open Einstein's special relativity and field theoryPhysicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman are back. This time, they introduce readers to Einstein's special relativity and Maxwell's classical field theory. Using their typical brand of real math, enlightening drawings, and humor, Susskind and Friedman walk us through the ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Life on Delay

    Making Peace with a Stutter

    An intimate, candid memoir about learning to live with—rather than “overcome”—a stutter.In the fall of 2019, John Hendrickson wrote a groundbreaking story for The Atlantic about Joe Biden’s decades-long journey with stuttering, as well as his own. The article went viral, reaching readers around the world and altering the course of Hendrickson’s life. Overnight, he was forced to publicly confront ... Read more

    $14.99 USD


  • The Anatomy of Genres

    How Story Forms Explain the Way the World Works

    by John Truby ...
    A guide to understanding the major genres of the story world by the legendary writing teacher and author of The Anatomy of Story, John Truby.Most people think genres are simply categories on Netflix or Amazon that provide a helpful guide to making entertainment choices. Most people are wrong. Genre stories aren’t just a small subset of the films, video games, TV shows, and books that people ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Frog with Self-Cleaning Feet

    . . . And Other Extraordinary Tales from the Animal World

    Did you know that an ostrich egg can make an omelet for ten people? How about that crocodiles have the world’s most powerful bite, yet their mouths can be held shut by a man’s bare hands? Or that box jellyfish are the most venomous creature in the world, and they’re almost impossible to see?Wild animals do the most extraordinary, and sometimes frightening, things. Some are exceptionally bright, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • A Question of RESPECT

    Bringing Us Together in a Deeply Divided Nation

    Life in America has become fractured—in public and private—across ever-widening fault lines of anger and incivility.The intensity of disagreement between Americans threatens the nation’s well-being, presenting itself as disrespectful and distrusting in politics, culture, and conversations. Confusion, frustration, and hatred permeate politics, social media interactions, and cable news. The ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Let It Snow


    by Beth Moran ...
    THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER.Curl up with the perfect cosy read and the latest novel by the bestselling author of Just the Way You Are.'Every day is a perfect day to read this.’ Shari LowAfter the end of a long-term relationship, local weather girl Bea Armstrong has been avoiding her family, and their inevitable ‘I-told-you-sos.’ But with Christmas fast approaching, she is finally on her way home ... ... Read more

    $3.99 USD $0.99 USD

  • Thinking in Systems

    A Primer

    In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001.Meadows’ newly released manuscript, Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Short Stories in French for Beginners

    Read for pleasure at your level, expand your vocabulary and learn French the fun way!

    series Teach Yourself Foreign Language Graded Reader Series
    An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young and adult learners."I love Olly's work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for NumbersShort Stories in French for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most ... Read more

    $6.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment​​​​​​​ by Steve Harvey​​​​​​​ | Conversation Starters

    by dailyBooks ...
    Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment by Steve Harvey | Conversation StartersAct Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment is a #1 New York Times bestselling book from television host and new relationship guru, Steve Harvey. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is an ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Superintelligence

    Paths, Dangers, Strategies

    by Nick Bostrom ...
    The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Easy Spanish Step-By-Step

    A proven grammar-based approach that gets you communicating in Spanish with confidence, right awayEasy Spanish Step by Step proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. Grammatical rules and concepts are clearly explained in order of importance, and more than 300 verbs and key terms are introduced on the basis of frequency. Numerous exercises and ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • How to Read a Book

    With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material.A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed ZakariaOriginally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Landmark Thucydides

    A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War

    Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta “a possession for all time,” and indeed it is the first and still the most famous work in the Western historical tradition.Considered essential reading for generals, statesmen, and liberally educated citizens for more than 2,000 years, The Peloponnesian War is a mine of military, moral, political, and philosophical ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • Full Voice

    The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence

    Discover how to harness the full power of your voice to become a more effective and flexible communicator with this practical guide.Your voice says a lot about you. Based on the tone and expression of your voice alone, your listeners may make up their minds about you before they even process the meaning of your words. And if what you say is at odds with how you say it, they can miss your message ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Summary of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: by Thomas Piketty | Includes Analysis

    Capital in the Twenty-First Century: by Thomas Piketty | Summary & Analysis*A Smarter You In 15 Minutes… What is your time worth? *Economics inequality, uneven concentration of wealth, and prospects of economic growth will stay amongst the top of the world’s issues list of all time. Modernization of economic growth as well as more even spread of knowledge have played a great role in minimizing ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • An Aviator's Field Guide to Owning an Airplane

    Practical insights for successful aircraft ownership

    by Jason Blair ...
    series Aviator's Field Guide Series
    In An Aviator’s Field Guide to Owning an Airplane, author Jason Blair shares the knowledge and tips he’s gained from his many years owning aircraft and assisting numerous customers buy, sell, manage, and maintain their own airplanes. This book incorporates Blair’s many years of industry experience as an aircraft owner, active pilot, instructor, and FAA Designated Pilot Examiner to cover the ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Islam

    The Religion and the People

    Praise for Bernard Lewis   "For newcomers to the subject[el]Bernard Lewis is the man." TIME Magazine   “The doyen of Middle Eastern studies." The New York Times   “No one writes about Mus... ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

    New York Times Bestseller • Notable Book of the Year • Editors' Choice SelectionOne of Bill Gates’ “Amazing Books” of the YearOne of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Best Books of the YearLonglisted for the National Book Award for NonfictionAn NPR Best Book of the YearWinner of the Hillman Prize for NonfictionGold Winner • California Book Award (Nonfiction)Finalist • Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Fly Girl: A Memoir

    by Ann Hood ...
    An entertaining and fascinating memoir of “gifted storyteller” (People) Ann Hood’s adventurous years as a TWA flight attendant.In 1978, in the tailwind of the golden age of air travel, flight attendants were the epitome of glamor and sophistication. Fresh out of college and hungry to experience the world—and maybe, one day, write about it—Ann Hood joined their ranks. After a grueling job search, ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Because Internet

    Understanding the New Rules of Language

    AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!!Named a Best Book of 2019 by TIME, Amazon, and The Washington PostA Wired Must-Read Book of Summer“Gretchen McCulloch is the internet’s favorite linguist, and this book is essential reading. Reading her work is like suddenly being able to see the matrix.” —Jonny Sun, author of everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too<s... ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Masala Lab

    The Science of Indian Cooking

    by Krish Ashok ...
    Ever wondered why your grandmother threw a teabag into the pressure cooker while boiling chickpeas, or why she measured using the knuckle of her index finger? Why does a counter-intuitive pinch of salt make your kheer more intensely flavourful? What is the Maillard reaction and what does it have to do with fenugreek? What does your high-school chemistry knowledge, or what you remember of it, have ... Read more

    $4.99 USD