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Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities

James Turner · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

Many today do not recognize the word, but "philology" was for centuries nearly synonymous with humanistic intellectual life, encompassing not only the study of Greek and Roman literature and the Bible but also all other studies of language and literature, as well as religion,...
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How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery

Kevin Ashton · Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

As a technology pioneer at MIT and as the leader of three successful start-ups, Kevin Ashton experienced firsthand the all-consuming challenge of creating something new. Now, in a tour-de-force narrative twenty years in the making, Ashton leads us on a journey through humanity's greatest...
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Iris Grace: How Thula the Cat Saved a Little Girl and Her Family

Arabella Carter-Johnson · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Iris Grace is a beautiful little girl who, from a very young age, barely communicated, avoided social interaction with other people, and rarely smiled. From both before her diagnosis of autism and after, she seemed trapped in her own world, unable to connect with those around her.One day,...
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Coming Back Together: A Guide to Successful Reintegration After Your Partner Returns from Military Deployment

Steven L. Sayers PhD · New Harbinger Publications; 1 edition

When a partner or spouse returns from war, it is a time of joy; but it is also a time of transition, challenges, and uncertainty. The truth is that the process of reintegration can last for years, and it can be a particularly difficult time for both returning heroes and their families....
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Curiosity

Alberto Manguel · Yale University Press
Pages: 377
Format: Print book

Curiosity has been seen through the ages as the impulse that drives our knowledge forward and the temptation that leads us toward dangerous and forbidden waters. The question "Why?" has appeared under a multiplicity of guises and in vastly different contexts throughout the chapters...
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Love, Again: The Wisdom of Unexpected Romance

Eve Pell · Ballantine Books
Format: Kindle Edition

"In Love, Again, Eve Pell beautifully and thoughtfully concludes that life experience adds dimensions to the art of connection--and that we all stand to learn something from unexpected romance. How do old people meet new loves? Eve Pell was 68 when she convinced a friend to set her up with...
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Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice

Martha Craven Nussbaum · Oxford University Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Anger is not just ubiquitous, it is also popular. Many people think it is impossible to care sufficiently for justice without anger at injustice. Many believe that it is impossible for individuals to vindicate their own self-respect or to move beyond an injury without anger. To not feel...
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The Wisdom of the Myths: How Greek Mythology Can Change Your Life

Luc Ferry · Harper Perennial; First Edition edition
Format: Print book

More than 100,000 copies sold in FranceA fascinating new journey through Greek mythology that explains the myths' timeless lessons and meaningHeroes, gods, and mortals. The Greek myths are the founding narratives of Western civilization: to understand them is to know the origins of philosophy,...
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Talk With Your Kids: Conversations About Ethics -- Honesty, Friendship, Sensitivity, Fairness, Dedication, Individuality -- and 103 Other Things That Really Matter

Michael Parker · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Format: Paperback

A guide for parents to help their children better understand the world around them by helping them think through the questions they face regarding honesty, friendship, sensitivity, fairness, dedication, individuality and 103 other character-building issuesMany families and almost all schools...
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Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism

NAOKI HIGASHIDA · Random House
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the bestselling The Reason I Jump, an extraordinary self-portrait of life as a young adult with autism Naoki Higashida was only thirteen when he wrote The Reason I Jump, a revelatory account of autism from the inside by a nonverbal Japanese child, which became an international...
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Coming Back Together: A Guide to Successful Reintegration After Your Partner Returns from Military Deployment

Steven L. Sayers PhD · New Harbinger Publications; 1 edition
Format: Book

When a partner or spouse returns from war, it is a time of joy; but it is also a time of transition, challenges, and uncertainty. The truth is that the process of reintegration can last for years, and it can be a particularly difficult time for both returning heroes and their families....
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Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice

Martha C. Nussbaum · Belknap Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

How can we achieve and sustain a "decent" liberal society, one that aspires to justice and equal opportunity for all and inspires individuals to sacrifice for the common good? In this book, a continuation of her explorations of emotions and the nature of social justice, Martha...
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Essays: A Fully Annotated Edition

Henry D. Thoreau · Yale University Press; Annotated edition
Format: Print book

This new selection of Thoreau’s essays traces his trajectory as a writer for the outlets of his day—the periodical press, newspapers, and compendiums—and as a frequent presenter on the local lecture circuit. By arranging the writings chronologically, the volume re-creates...
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A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life

Ayelet Waldman · Alfred A Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A revealing, courageous, fascinating, and funny account of the author's experiment with microdoses of LSD in an effort to treat a debilitating mood disorder, of her quest to understand a misunderstood drug, and of her search for a really good day. When a small vial arrives in her mailbox...
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Careful: A User's Guide to Our Injury-Prone Minds

STEVE CASNER · Riverhead Books
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

"Gripping, page-turning material . . . a new way of thinking about survival in a world filled with hazards and distractions." - Charles Duhigg, author of Smarter Faster Better and The Power of HabitA safety expert reveals why few of us are as careful as we think we are, and what...
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The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge?: A Philosophical Conundrum

Thomas Cathcart · Workman Publishing Company; First Edition edition
Format: Book

A trolley is careering out of control. Up ahead are five workers; on a spur to the right stands a lone individual. You, a bystander, happen to be standing next to a switch that could divert the trolley, which would save the five, but sacrifice the one—do you pull it? Or say you’re...
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Jump-Starting Boys: Help Your Reluctant Learner Find Success in School and Life

Pam Withers · Viva Editions
Format: Paperback

Everyone knows that boys are falling behind in education Largely left out of the discussion are parents of boys who are most aware that their bright eager sons hit an invisible wall somewhere near fourth grade after which they become disengaged discouraged and disaffected There are dozens...
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Women, Food, and Desire: Embrace Your Cravings, Make Peace with Food, Reclaim Your Body

Alexandra Jamieson · Gallery Books
Format: eBook

A holistic health counselor and co-star of award-winning documentary Super Size Me explores women’s cravings—for food, sleep, sex, movement, companionship, inspiration—and teaches them to listen to their bodies for a healthier, fuller life.Transformational health expert...
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You Are Not Special: ... And Other Encouragements

David McCullough Jr. · Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 316
Format: Print book

David mccullough, Jr.'s now iconic high school commencement address was a tonic for children, parents, and educators alike. With wit and a perspective earned from raising four children and teaching high school students for nearly thirty years, McCullough expands on his speech, shares...
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Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic

Matthew Stewart · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

Longlisted for the National Book Award. Where did the ideas come from that became the cornerstone of American democracy? Not only the erudite Thomas Jefferson, the wily and elusive Ben Franklin, and the underappreciated Thomas Paine, but also Ethan Allen, the hero of the Green Mountain...
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Brave Girls: Raising Young Women with Passion and Purpose to Become Powerful Leaders

Stacey Radin Dr. · Atria Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An empowering guide to cultivating confident, passionate, and powerful young leaders during the most formative stage of life: the middle school years.After years of research as a psychologist and consultant for women struggling in the professional world, Stacey Radin made a groundbreaking...
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Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day

Craig Lambert · Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

With the exception of sleep, humans spend more of their lifetimes on work than any other activity. It is central to our economy, society, and the family. It underpins our finances and our sense of meaning in life. Given the overriding importance of work, we need to recognize a profound...
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The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds

Michael Lewis · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

How a Nobel Prize-winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways...
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Can't Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions

Sharon Begley · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 296
Format: Print book

The first book to examine the science behind both mild and extreme compulsive behavior - using fascinating case studies to understand its deeper meaning and reveal the truth about human compulsion.Whether shopping with military precision or hanging the tea towels just so, compulsion is something...
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Raising a Secure Child: How Circle of Security Parenting Can Help You Nurture Your Child's Attachment, Emotional Resilience, and Freedom to Explore

Kent Hoffman RelD · Guilford
Pages: 276
Format: Print book

Today's parents are constantly pressured to be perfect. But in striving to do everything right, we risk missing what children really need for lifelong emotional security. Now the simple, powerful "Circle of Security" parenting strategies that Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper, and Bert...
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The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer

Hollye Jacobs · Atria Books
Format: Kindle Edition

Library Journal? 12/01/2013 Palliative care nurse and social worker Jacobs often related bad news to patients and their families, but the shock of her own breast cancer diagnosis was still difficult to assimilate. In this offshoot of a blog she wrote with her husband, her path from lump...
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The Price of Silence: A Mom's Perspective on Mental Illness

Liza Long · Hudson Street Press
Format: Hardcover

Liza Long is the mother of a child who has bipolar disorder When she heard about the Newtown shooting her first thought was What if my son does that someday She wrote an emotional response to the tragedy which the Boise State University online journal published as I Am Adam Lanzas Mother...
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The Boy Who Loved Too Much: A True Story of Pathological Friendliness

Jennifer Latson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The poignant story of a boy's coming-of-age complicated by Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder that makes people biologically incapable of distrust.What would it be like to see everyone as a friend? Twelve-year-old Eli D'Angelo has a genetic disorder that obliterates social inhibitions,...
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The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny

Peter McGraw · Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, a scientist and a journalist “shed fascinating light on what makes us laugh and why” (New York Post).Two guys. Nineteen experiments. Five continents. 91,000 miles. The Humor Code follows the madcap adventures and oddball...
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Does Santa Exist?: A Philosophical Investigation

Eric Kaplan · Dutton
Pages: 275
Format: Hardcover

A humorous philosophical investigation into the existence of Santa - from a co-executive producer of The Big Bang TheoryMetaphysics isn't ordinarily much of a laughing matter. But in the hands of acclaimed comedy writer and scholar Eric Kaplan, a search for the truth about old St. Nick...
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Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs

Joshua Wolf Shenk · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory synthesis of cultural history and social psychology that shows how one-to-one collaboration drives creative success   Weaving the lives of scores of creative duos—from John Lennon and Paul McCartney to Marie and Pierre Curie to Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak—Joshua Wolf...
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But maybe we're wrong : thinking about the present as if it were the past.

Charles Klosterman · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"But What If We re Wrong? " visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about...
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How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain

Gregory Berns · New Harvest
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

The powerful bond between humans and dogs is one that's uniquely cherished. Loyal, obedient, and affectionate, they are truly "man's best friend." But do dogs love us the way we love them? Emory University neuroscientist Gregory Berns had spent decades using MRI imaging technology...
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Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids

Meghan Daum · Picador Usa
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to way to have it all - a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3 children - before their biological clock stopped...
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Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left

Mark C. Taylor · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

We live in an ever-accelerating world faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives.  When did everything start moving so fast? Why does speed seem so inevitable?  Is faster always better? Drawing together developments in religion, philosophy, art,...
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How Champions Think: In Sports and in Life

Bob Rotella · Simon & Schuster
Format: eBook

New York Times Bestseller Straightforward and simple...Do the math. Read Rotella. —The Wall Street Journal Americas preeminent sports psychologist delivers a groundbreaking guide to success in all aspects of life—not just sports—from business to relationships to personal challenges...
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Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet

John Bradshaw · Basic Books
Pages: 307
Format: eBook

Cats have been popular household pets for thousands of years, and their numbers only continue to rise. Today there are three cats for every dog on the planet, and yet cats remain more mysterious, even to their most adoring owners. In Cat Sense, renowned anthrozoologist John Bradshaw takes...
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The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child's Confidence and Love of Learning

Ben Foss · Ballantine Books; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Finally, a groundbreaking book that reveals what your dyslexic child is experiencing - and what you can do so that he or she will thrive More than thirty million people in the United States are dyslexic - a brain-based genetic trait, often labeled as a "learning disability"...
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Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity

Ronald Epstein · Scribner
Pages: 287
Format: Print book

The first book for the general public about mindfulness and medical practice, a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of how doctors think and what matters most - safe, effective, patient-centered, compassionate care - from the foremost expert in the field.As a third-year Harvard Medical...
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A Cabinet of Philosophical Curiosities: A Collection of Puzzles, Oddities, Riddles, and Dilemmas

Roy A Sorensen · Oxford University Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Will you answer this question in the same way that you will answer my next question? Done? Good!Will you buy this book?. Inside you will discover that your only truthful answer to this second question is affirmative. Logic has made some men rich. Inside this book you will learn of John...
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The Brain Warrior's Way: Ignite Your Energy and Focus, Attack Illness and Aging, Transform Pain into Purpose

Daniel G. Amen · New American Library
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are ready to lead you to victory... When trying to live a healthy lifestyle, every day can feel like a battle. Forces are destroying our bodies and our minds. The standard American diet we consume is making us sick; we are constantly...
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