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Dictionary of the Undoing

Freeman, John · MCD

For John Freeman--literary critic, essayist, editor, poet, "one of the preeminent book people of our time" (Dave Eggers) --it is the rare moment when words are not enough. But in the wake of the election of 2016, words felt useless, even indulgent. Action was the only reasonable...
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A Magical World: Superstition and Science from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

DEREK K WILSON · Pegasus Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A rich and multi-faceted history of heroes and villains interwoven with the profound changes in human knowledge that took place between the Renaissance and the Enlightenment.

Spanning some of the most vibrant and fascinating eras in European history, Cambridge historian Derek Wilson...

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The Future Earth: A Radical Vision for What's Possible in the Age of Warming

Eric Holthaus · HarperOne
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

The first hopeful book about climate change, The Future Earth shows readers how to reverse the short- and long-term effects of climate change over the next three decades.The basics of climate science are easy. We know it is entirely human-caused. Which means its solutions will be similarly...
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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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No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Greta Thunberg · Penguin Books
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

A New York Times Bestseller!

The groundbreaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young climate activist who has become the voice of a generation, including her historic address to the United Nations

In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided...
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Incubating Creativity at Your Library: A Sourcebook for Connecting with Communities

Erinn Batykefer · Amer Library Assn Editions
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Creativity needs a platform. As technology consultant David Weinberger puts it, A platform provides resources that lets other people build things. The library is an ideal platform, and in this book Batykefer and Damon-Moore share the experiences of numerous creative library workers and artists...

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Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood

Rose George · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening exploration of blood, the lifegiving substance with the power of taboo, the value of diamonds and the promise of breakthrough science

Blood carries life, yet the sight of it makes people faint. It is a waste product and a commodity pricier than oil. It can save...

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A Taste for the Beautiful: The Evolution of Attraction

Michael J. Ryan · Princeton University Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

From one of the world's leading authorities on animal behavior, the astonishing story of how the female brain drives the evolution of beauty in animals and humans

Darwin developed the theory of sexual selection to explain why the animal world abounds in stunning beauty, from the brilliant...

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The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love

Michael D Lemonick · Anchor
Pages: 282
Format: Paperback

In the aftermath of a shattering illness, Lonni Sue Johnson - a renowned artist who regularly produced covers for The New Yorker, a gifted musician, a skilled amateur pilot, and a joyful presence to all who knew her - lives in a "perpetual now." Lonni Sue has almost no memories...
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The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life

David Quammen · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Nonpareil science writer David Quammen explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology can change our understanding of evolution and life's history, with powerful implications for human health and even our own human nature.

In the mid-1970s, scientists began using DNA sequences...
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