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Lost World

by Tom Koppel Atria Books (May 11, 2010)

For decades the issue seemed moot. The first settlers, we were told, were big-game hunters who arrived from Asia at the end of the Ice Age some 12,000 years ago, crossing a land bridge at the Bering Strait and...

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...

Like a Yeti Catching Marmots

by Pema Tsewang & Josh Bartok Wisdom Publications (January 10, 2012)

The Yeti, or Dremo in Tibetan, is a dim-witted mythical beast said to feed only on marmots. It sees a marmot, grabs the hapless creature, and then sits on it - saving the delicious morsel for later. And then...

Here's Looking at Euclid

by Alex Bellos Free Press (June 15, 2010)

Too often math gets a bad rap, characterized as dry and difficult. But, Alex Bellos says, "math can be inspiring and brilliantly creative. Mathematical thought is one of the great achievements of the human race,...

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,...

Breakfast with Socrates

by Robert Rowland Smith Free Press (March 09, 2010)

Ever want to have a bagel with Hegel? Eggs with Bacon? Or spend a day with Socrates, Mill, Herodotus, or Kant, able to pick their brains about the most mundane moments of your life? Former Oxford Philosophy...

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...

No Bone Unturned

by Jeff Benedict HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

A curator for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Doug Owsley painstakingly rebuilds skeletons, helping to identify them and determine their cause of death. He has worked on several notorious cases --...

Moral Minds

by Marc Hauser HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

In his groundbreaking book, Marc Hauser puts forth a revolutionary new theory: that humans have evolved a universal moral instinct, unconsciously propelling us to deliver judgments of right and wrong independent...

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...

On Looking: A Walker's Guide to the Art of Observation

by Alexandra Horowitz Scribner (January 08, 2013)

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog, this “elegant and entertaining” (The Boston Globe) explanation of how humans perceive their environments “does more than open our eyes...opens...

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.


Speech and Song : Study of their Origin and Development

by Morell Mackenzie Literature and Knowledge Publishing (September 17, 2019)

“In dealing with the two great forms of local utterance, it will be most convenient to take them in their historical, or at any rate their logical, order. Whatever "native wood-notes wild" our hypothetical...


by Naomi Wolf Ecco (September 11, 2012)

One of our bestselling and most respected cultural critics, Naomi Wolf, acclaimed author of The Beauty Myth and The End of America, brings us an astonishing work of cutting-edge science and cultural history...

The Lessons of Ubuntu

by Mark Mathabane Skyhorse (January 30, 2018)

A roadmap to healing America’s wounds, bridging the racial divide, and diminishing our anger.

Mathabane touched the hearts of millions of people around the world with his powerful memoir, Kaffir Boy, about...

Sea People

by Christina Thompson Harper (March 12, 2019)

A blend of Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Simon Winchester’s Pacific, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote...

Decoding Maori Cosmology

by Laird Scranton Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (May 08, 2018)

An exploration of New Zealand’s Maori cosmology and how it relates to classic ancient symbolic traditions around the world

• Shows how Maori myths, symbols, cosmological concepts, and words reflect symbolic...

Dreaming With the Wheel

by Sun Bear, Wabun Wind & Shawnodese Touchstone (June 05, 2012)

An explanation of the dream-interpretation principles of the Native American medicine wheel.

The authors of The Medicine Wheel explore different views of dreamtime, both historic and contemporary, to provide...

Dancing with the Wheel

by Sun Bear, Wabun Wind & Crysalis Mulligan Atria Books (June 05, 2012)

The Native American philosophy behind the vision of the Medicine Wheel is that all things and beings on the earth are related and, therefore, must be in harmony for the earth to be balanced. Dancing with the...

Black Dawn, Bright Day

by Sun Bear & Wabun Wind Touchstone (June 05, 2012)

A compelling and prophetic work that details the environmental future of every major landmass in the world.

The sacred teacher and author of The Medicine Wheel offers a compelling and prophetic work that details...

The Psychedelic Journey of Marlene Dobkin de Rios: 45 Years with Shamans, Ayahuasqueros, and Ethnobotanists

by Marlene Dobkin de Rios Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (September 09, 2009)

A look inside almost half a century of pioneering research in the Amazon and Peru by a noted anthropologist studying hallucinogens, including ayahuasca

• Reveals how ayahuasca successfully treats psychological...

The Straight Path of the Spirit: Ancestral Wisdom and Healing Traditions in Fiji

by Richard Katz Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (April 01, 1999)

The inspiring story of one man's exploration of indigenous healing in a culture fighting to preserve its spiritual health.

• A firsthand account of a little-known healing tradition.

• A dramatic story of...

Bushman Shaman

by Bradford Keeney Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (November 09, 2004)

The author’s journey to becoming a Bushman shaman and healer and how this tradition relates to shamanic practices around the world

• Explores the Bushmen’s ecstatic shaking and dancing practices

• Written...

Twilight Language of the Nagual

by Merilyn Tunneshende Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (July 27, 2004)

Reveals how the Nagual shamans move between this world and the dream realms

• Shows how the Twilight Language of Dreaming is an avenue for understanding the energetic gateways of human existence

• Presents...

Prayers and Meditations of the Quero Apache

by Maria Yracébûrû, Alberto Villoldo & Brooke Medicine Eagle Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (March 09, 2004)

Teaches the traditional Quero Apache meditative practice of entering the silence--a combination of prayer, meditation, and breathwork--as a path to spiritual healing and enlightenment

• Contains 24 prayer...

The Neanderthal Legacy

by Stan Gooch Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (April 18, 2008)

A direct appeal for a revolution in our educational system to restore the connection with our Neanderthal heritage

• Examines the genetic evidence for Neanderthal/Cro-Magnon crossbreeding and the dual-nature...

Masters of the Living Energy

by Joan Parisi Wilcox Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (July 12, 2004)

An intimate glimpse into the world of ancient Peruvian spiritual practice and cosmology

• Reveals the mysteries of the world of living energy (kawsay pacha) through intensive in-depth interviews with six Q’ero...

The Baltic Origins of Homer's Epic Tales

by Felice Vinci Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (December 20, 2005)

Compelling evidence that the events of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey took place in the Baltic and not the Mediterranean

• Reveals how a climate change forced the migration of a people and their myth to ancient...

The Seven Dawns of the Aumakua

by Moke Kupihea Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (March 03, 2004)

An extensive examination of Hawaiian spiritual tradition and its emphasis on ancestral spirits by a descendant of an ancient lineage of Hawaiian priests

• Describes the time-honored intergenerational bond between...

The Cry of the Huna

by Moke Kupihea Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (May 10, 2005)

Explores the breakdown in the chain of cultural transmission that has led to the decimation of Hawaiian spirituality, and how it can be restored

• Shows how reconnection to the ancestral ways can be achieved...

The Dream Culture of the Neanderthals

by Stan Gooch Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (January 12, 2006)

Explores the influence of Neanderthal man on the cultural and biological development of humanity

• Traces the power of long-held beliefs and superstitions to the influence of Neanderthal lunar and dream-based...


by Jean M. Twenge Atria Books (August 22, 2017)

As seen in Time, USA TODAY, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and on CBS This Morning, BBC, PBS, CNN, and NPR, iGen is crucial reading to understand how the children, teens, and young adults born in the...

The Vanished

by Léna Mauger, Brian Phalen & Stéphane Remael Skyhorse (September 20, 2016)

Every year, nearly one hundred thousand Japanese vanish without a trace. Known as the johatsu, or the “evaporated,” they are often driven by shame and hopelessness, leaving behind lost jobs, disappointed...

Horses Like Lightning

by Sienna Craig Wisdom Publications (June 07, 2016)

A tender account - by turns cultural exploration and memoir of a young woman's firsthand experience of change and continuity in one of the worlds most remote regions, through the lens of the horse and "horse...

Scheherazade Goes West

by Fatema Mernissi Washington Square Press (September 16, 2001)

Throughout my childhood, my grandmother Yasmina, who was illiterate and grew up in a harem, repeated that to travel is the best way to learn and to empower yourself. "When a woman decides to use her wings, she...

Rocket Dreams

by Marina Benjamin Free Press (May 25, 2003)

In 1958, mankind's centuries-long flirtation with space flight became a torrid love affair. For a decade, tens of millions of people were enraptured -- first, by the U.S.-Soviet race to the moon, and finally,...

Lost Cosmonaut

by Daniel Kalder Scribner (August 29, 2006)

Daniel Kalder belongs to a unique group: the anti-tourists. Sworn to uphold the mysterious tenets of The Shymkent Declarations, the anti-tourist seeks out the dark, lost zones of our planet, eschewing comfort,...

Solomon Time

by Will Randall Scribner (November 01, 2007)

Who hasn't fantasized about dismantling his or her hassled, wired-up life for a simpler existence? Yet who among us has the will and opportunity to do it? The answer, of course, is very few.

Will Randall, a young...

Lost Paradise

by Kathy Marks Free Press (February 03, 2009)

Pitcairn Island -- remote and wild in the South Pacific, a place of towering cliffs and lashing surf -- is home to descendants of Fletcher Christian and the Mutiny on the Bounty crew, who fled there with a group...

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...

The Wauchula Woods Accord

by Charles Siebert Scribner (June 09, 2009)

WHILE TRAVELING AROUND THE COUNTRY to report on the conditions in which captive chimpanzees in America live, Charles Siebert visited a retirement home for former ape movie stars and circus entertainers in Wauchula,...

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...

American Nerd

by Benjamin Nugent Scribner (May 13, 2007)

Most people know a nerd when they see one but can't define just what a nerd is. American Nerd: The Story of My People gives us the history of the concept of nerdiness and of the subcultures we consider nerdy....

Hair of the Alien

by Bill Chalker Pocket Books (July 19, 2005)


Sydney, Australia. July 23, 1992. Twenty-eight-year-old Peter Khoury...

Painted Earth Temple

by Heyoka Merrifield Atria Books/Beyond Words (March 20, 2007)

In this second volume of the White Buffalo Woman Trilogy, Heyoka Merrifield transports us back to ancient Europe as a mythical tribe of hunter-gatherers is forced on an odyssey away from Gaia's land and into...


by Robert M. Sapolsky Scribner (September 20, 2005)

How do imperceptibly small differences in the environment change one’s behavior? What is the anatomy of a bad mood? Does stress shrink our brains? What does People magazine’s list of America’s “50 Most...