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The Grapes of Math

by Alex Bellos Simon & Schuster (June 10, 2014)

From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit and limitless enthusiasm. He sifts through over...


A Collection of Chinese Maxims

by Yin Haibo & Yin Bangyan Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

A beautiful collection of Chinese maxims now available in both the original Chinese and in English translation. They cover such diverse topics as government, learning, cultivation of character, affections, and...


A Panoramic View of Chinese Culture

by Wu Dingming Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

A Panoramic View of Chinese Culture is an accessible introduction to the beautiful, vibrant world of Chinese customs, history, and civilization. Written for English speakers, with simplified Chinese translations...


Bowling Alone

by Robert D. Putnam Simon & Schuster (August 01, 2001)

Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work -- but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, Bowling Alone...


One River

by Wade Davis Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South America--Richard Evans Schultes and his protégé Wade Davis--an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history.

In 1941, Professor...


Sick Societies

by Robert B. Edgerton Simon & Schuster (June 15, 2010)

Author and scholar Robert Edgerton challenges the notion that primitive societies were happy and healthy before they were corrupted and oppressed by colonialism. He surveys a range of ethnographic writings,...


The Tender Soldier: A True Story of War and Sacrifice

by Vanessa M. Gezari Simon & Schuster (August 13, 2013)

A “sharp-eyed look at the complexities of war” (Parade), that explores the inner workings of the Human Terrain System, a Pentagon program that sends civilian social scientists into war zones to help soldiers...


The New Mind of the South

by Tracy Thompson Simon & Schuster (March 05, 2013)

There are those who say the South has disappeared. But in her groundbreaking, thought-provoking exploration of the region, Tracy Thompson, a Georgia native and Pulitzer Prize finalist, asserts that it has merely...


Farm: A Year in the Life of an American Farm

by Richard Rhodes Simon & Schuster (October 09, 2012)

Pulitzer Prize winning author, Richard Rhodes’s year-long journey into the heart of American agriculture reveals a life trapped between two eras: the modern and the traditional, the future and the past.

Richly...


Out of Mao's Shadow

by Philip P. Pan Simon & Schuster (June 17, 2008)

From an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post and one of the leading China correspondents of his generation comes an eloquent and vivid chronicle of the world's most successful authoritarian state...


Sizwe's Test

by Jonny Steinberg Simon & Schuster (February 12, 2008)

At the age of twenty-nine, Sizwe Magadla is among the most handsome, well-educated, and richest of the men in his poverty-stricken village. Dr. Hermann Reuter, a son of old South West African stock, wants to...


The Serpent and the Rainbow

by Wade Davis Simon & Schuster (October 05, 2010)

A scientific investigation and personal adventure story about zombis and the voudoun culture of Haiti by a Harvard scientist.

In April 1982, ethnobotanist Wade Davis arrived in Haiti to investigate two documented...


Why We Buy

by Paco Underhill Simon & Schuster (December 30, 2008)

Revolutionary retail guru Paco Underhill is back with a completely revised edition of his classic, witty bestselling book on our ever-evolving consumer culture—full of fresh observations and important lessons...


In Search of the Old Ones

by David Roberts Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

An exuberant, hands-on fly-on-the-wall account that combines the thrill of canyoneering and rock climbing with the intellectual sleuthing of archaeology to explore the Anasazi.

David Roberts describes the culture...


The Lion in the Living Room

by Abigail Tucker Simon & Schuster (October 18, 2016)

A New York Times bestseller about how cats conquered the world and our hearts in this “deep and illuminating perspective on our favorite household companion” (Huffington Post).

House cats rule bedrooms and...


On Trails

by Robert Moor Simon & Schuster (July 12, 2016)

New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award • Winner of the Saroyan International Prize for Writing • Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award • “The best outdoors book...


The Geography of Genius

by Eric Weiner Simon & Schuster (January 05, 2016)

Tag along on this New York Times bestselling “witty, entertaining romp” (The New York Times Book Review) as Eric Winer travels the world, from Athens to Silicon Valley—and back through history, too—to...


Primates of Park Avenue

by Wednesday Martin Simon & Schuster (June 02, 2015)

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!

The book that has outraged the social elite!

“Eye-popping” —People

“Amusing, perceptive and…deliciously evil” —The New York Times Book Review

“Juicy, sexy, bawdy...