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Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language

McCulloch, Gretchen · Riverhead Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language.Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured...
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How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records: A Genealogist's Guide: With Specific Resources for Major Christian Denominations before 1900

Henderson, Harold a. · GENEALOGICAL PUB CO
Pages: 154
Format: Paperback

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Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver

Heinerth, Jill · Ecco
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From one of the world's most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth's final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planetMore people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount Everest, and we know more about...
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Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan

J. Hoberman · The New Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Acclaimed media critic J. Hoberman's masterful and majestic exploration of the Reagan years as seen through the unforgettable movies of the era The third book in a brilliant and ambitious trilogy, celebrated cultural and film critic J. Hoberman's Make My Day is a major new work...
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Someone Has to Say It: The Hidden History of How America Was Lost

Tom Kawczynski · Independently published
Pages: 245
Format: Paperback

Listen to any professor or read any history book published by the mainstream media, and you will be told a story about an unjust America and how we are now building a better and more prosperous society.But what if the story they tell isn't the truth, but instead a warped interpretation...
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Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark

Watson, Cecelia · Ecco
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A page-turning, existential romp through the life and times of the world's most polarizing punctuation markThe semicolon. Stephen King, Hemingway, Vonnegut, and Orwell detest it. Herman Melville, Henry James, and Rebecca Solnit love it. But why? When is it effective? Have we been misusing...
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A Death in the Rainforest: How a Language and a Way of Life Came to an End in Papua New Guinea

Don Kulick · Algonquin Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"Perhaps the finest and most profound account of ethnographic fieldwork and discovery that has ever entered the anthropological literature." - The Wall Street Journal "If you want to experience a profoundly different culture without the exhausting travel (to say nothing...
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Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution

Behe, Michael J. · HarperOne
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The scientist who has been dubbed the "Father of Intelligent Design" and author of the groundbreaking book Darwin's Black Box contends that recent scientific discoveries further disprove Darwinism and strengthen the case for an intelligent creator. In his controversial bestseller...
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Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society

Christakis, Nicholas A. · Little, Brown Spark
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

A cutting-edge exploration of the ancient roots of goodness in civilization, arguing that our genes have shaped societies for our welfare and that, in a feedback loop stretching back many thousands of years, societies have shaped, and are still shaping, our genes today. For too long, scientists...
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Good Enough: The Tolerance for Mediocrity in Nature and Society

Milo, Daniel S. · Harvard University Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In this spirited and irreverent critique of Darwin's long hold over our imagination, a distinguished philosopher of science makes the case that, in culture as well as nature, not only the fittest survive: the world is full of the "good enough" that persist too.Why is the genome...
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