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  • Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History

    "Provocative and delightfully discursive essays on natural history. . . . Gould is the Stan Musial of essay writing. He can work himself into a corkscrew of ideas and improbable allusions paragraph after paragraph and then, uncoiling, hit it with such power that his fans know they are experiencing the game of essay writing at its best."--John Noble Wilford, New York Times Book Review ... Read more

    $13.69 USD

  • Summer Lightning

    "[Blandings] is an entire world unto itself and, one senses, Wodehouse pours into it his deepest feelings for England." —Stephen FryThe Honourable Galahad Threepwood has decided to write his memoir—a tell-all that could destroy polite society. Everyone wants this manuscript gone, particularly Lord Emsworth’s neighbor Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe, who would do anything to keep the story of the ... Read more

    $10.79 USD

  • Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms

    Easy-to-implement classroom lessons from the world’s premier educational system.Finland shocked the world when its fifteen-year-olds scored highest on the first Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a set of tests touted for evaluating critical-thinking skills in math, science, and reading. That was in 2001; but even today, this tiny Nordic nation continues to amaze. How does ... Read more

    $18.69 USD

  • The Glass Cell

    At last back in print, one of Patricia Highsmith's most disturbing works.Rife with overtones of Dostoyevsky, The Glass Cell, first published forty years ago, combines a quintessential Highsmith mystery with a penetrating critique of the psychological devastation wrought by the prison system. Falsely convicted of fraud, the easygoing but naïve Philip Carter is sentenced to six lonely, drug-ravaged ... Read more

    $10.79 USD

  • Sciatica Solutions: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Cure of Spinal and Piriformis Problems

    A world-renowned clinician's practical and complete guide to understanding and alleviating neurological pain in the lower back, buttocks, and legs.Sciatica is the feeling of pain, numbness, "electric shocks," or strange sensations in the seat and running down the leg. It will afflict some five million Americans this year. In easy-to-understand terms, Loren Fishman demystifies the relationship ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • The Social Neuroscience of Education: Optimizing Attachment and Learning in the Classroom

    series The Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education #0
    Creating a healthy, social classroom environment.This book explains how the brain, as a social organism, learns best throughout the lifespan, from our early schooling through late life. Positioning the brain as distinctly social, Louis Cozolino helps teachers make connections to neurobiological principles, with the goal of creating classrooms that nurture healthy attachment patterns and resilient ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

  • About a Mountain

    by John D'Agata ...
    Named One of the 100 Best Nonfiction Books Written by the New York Times Magazine, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a New York Times Editors' Choice.When John D'Agata helps his mother move to Las Vegas one summer, he begins to follow a story about the federal government's plan to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain; the result is a startling portrait that compels a reexamination of ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • Making Globalization Work

    "A damning denunciation of things as they are, and a platform for how we can do better."--Andrew Leonard, SalonFour years after he outlined the challenges our increasingly interdependent world was facing in Globalization and Its Discontents, Joseph E. Stiglitz offered his agenda for reform. Now in paperback, Making Globalization Work offers inventive solutions to a host of problems, including the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Heavy Weather

    “The gardens of Blandings Castle are that original garden from which we are all exiled. All those who know them long to return.” —Evelyn WaughWhen Lord Tilbury receives a letter from Galahad Threepwood stating he will no longer be publishing his memoir, he decides to travel to Blandings Castle and steal the manuscript. But he isn’t the only one after the memoir. Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe and ... Read more

    $10.79 USD

  • Straight on Till Morning: The Life of Beryl Markham

    The New York Times bestseller: “Every page is filled with revelations, gossip and fascinating details about Markham.”—Diane Ackerman, The New York Times Book ReviewBorn in England and raised in Kenya, Beryl Markham was a notorious beauty. She trained race horses and had scandalous affairs, but she is most remembered for being a pioneering aviatrix. She became the first woman to cross the Atlantic ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

    by Jonathan Eig ...
    **A Chicago Tribune "Best Books of 2014" • A Slate "Best Books 2014: Staff Picks" • A St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Best Books of 2014"The fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century.**We know it simply as "the pill," yet its genesis was anything but simple. Jonathan Eig's masterful narrative revolves around four principal characters: the fiery ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything

    **A Science News Favorite Book of 2019An earth scientist reveals the dynamic biography of the most resonant—and most necessary—chemical element on Earth.**Carbon. It’s in the fibers in your hair, the timbers in your walls, the food that you eat, and the air that you breathe. It’s worth billions of dollars as a luxury and half a trillion as a necessity, but there are still mysteries about the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD