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Dressed for a Dance in the Snow: Women's Voices from the Gulag

Monika Zgustova · Other Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A poignant and unexpectedly inspirational account of women's suffering and resilience in Stalin's forced labor camps, diligently transcribed in the kitchens and living rooms of nine survivors.

The pain inflicted by the gulags has cast a long and dark shadow over Soviet-era history....
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The Spirit and the Sky: Lakota Visions of the Cosmos

Mark Hollabaugh · University of Nebraska Press
Pages: 276
Format: Hardcover

The interest of nineteenth-century Lakotas in the sun, moon, and stars was an essential part of their never-ending quest to understand their world. The Spirit and the Sky presents a survey of the ethnoastronomy of the nineteenth-century Lakota and relates Lakota astronomy to their cultural...
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American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland

Marie Mutsuki Mockett · Graywolf Press
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

An epic story of the American wheat harvest, the politics of food, and the culture of the Great PlainsFor over one hundred years, the Mockett family has owned a seven-thousand-acre wheat farm in the panhandle of Nebraska, where Marie Mutsuki Mockett's father was raised. Mockett, who grew...
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How to Think Like an Anthropologist

MATTHEW ENGELKE · Princeton University Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From an award-winning anthropologist, a lively accessible, and at times irreverent introduction to the subjectWhat is anthropology? What can it tell us about the world? Why, in short, does it matter? For well over a century, cultural anthropologists have circled the globe, from Papua New Guinea...
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Outgrowing God: A Beginner's Guide

Richard Dawkins · Random House
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Should we believe in God? In this brisk introduction to modern atheism, one of the world's greatest science writers tells us why we shouldn't.

Richard Dawkins was fifteen when he stopped believing in God.

Deeply impressed by the beauty and complexity of living things,...
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Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Why the Protests in Ferguson and Baltimore Matter, and How They Changed America

Jennifer E. Cobbina · NYU Press
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Understanding the explosive protests over police killings and the legacy of racismFollowing the high-profile deaths of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and twenty-five-year-old Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland, both cities erupted in protest over the unjustified...
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How We Show Up: Building Community in These Fractured Times

Birdsong, Mia · SEAL PR CA


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Microbia: A Journey into the Unseen World Around You

EUGENIA BONE · Rodale Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From Eugenia Bone, the critically acclaimed author of Mycophilia, comes an approachable, highly personal look at our complex relationship with the microbial world.While researching her book about mushrooms, Eugenia Bone became fascinated with the huge impact microbes have on every aspect...
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The Joy of Forest Bathing: Reconnect With Wild Places & Rejuvenate Your Life

MELANIE CHOUKAS-BRADLEY · Rock Point
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Being present in a forest, or other wild area, can produce mental, emotional, and physical health benefits. The Joy of Forest Bathing is a simple antidote to our nature-starved lives. The Joy of Forest Bathing is a beginner's guide to forest bathing - or Shinrin-yoku, in Japan-- the meditative...
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25 Projects for Global Explorers

Christine M. Kirker · Amer Library Assn Editions
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

With the increased emphasis on incorporating STEM activities in children s curriculum at ever earlier ages, often neglected are opportunities to explore subjects outside the sciences, or simply to give children the time and space to use their imagination. 25 Projects for Global Explorers...

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