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Hungry

by Eve Turow-Paul & Taylor Meskimen Blackstone Publishing (September 08, 2020)

We wait in lines around the block for scoops of cookie dough. We photograph every meal. We visit selfie performance spaces and leave lucrative jobs to become farmers and craft brewers.

Why? What are we really...


Head, Hand, Heart

by David Goodhart Simon & Schuster Audio (September 08, 2020)

A TIMELY AND PROVOCATIVE ARGUMENT FROM LEADING POLITICAL ANALYST DAVID GOODHART ABOUT THE SEVERELY IMBALANCED DISTRIBUTION OF STATUS AND WORK IN WESTERN SOCIETIES.

The coronavirus pandemic revealed what we ought...


The WEIRDest People in the World

by Joseph Henrich Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 07, 2020)

A bold, epic account of how the co-evolution of psychology and culture created the peculiar Western mind that has profoundly shaped the modern world.

Perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western,...


Head, Hand, Heart

by David Goodhart Free Press (September 08, 2020)

A TIMELY AND PROVOCATIVE ARGUMENT FROM LEADING POLITICAL ANALYST DAVID GOODHART ABOUT THE SEVERELY IMBALANCED DISTRIBUTION OF STATUS AND WORK IN WESTERN SOCIETIES.

The coronavirus pandemic revealed what we ought...


Bunker

by Bradley Garrett & Adam Sims Simon & Schuster Audio (August 04, 2020)

A thought-provoking, chilling, and eerily prescient look at “prepper” communities around the world that are building bunkers against a possible apocalypse.

Currently, 3.7 million Americans call themselves...


Bunker

by Bradley Garrett Scribner (August 04, 2020)

A thought-provoking, chilling, and eerily prescient look at “prepper” communities around the world that are building bunkers against a possible apocalypse.

Currently, 3.7 million Americans call themselves...


The Sensitives

by Oliver Broudy & Holter Graham Simon & Schuster Audio (July 14, 2020)

A compelling exploration of the mysteries of environmental toxicity and the community of “sensitives”--people with powerful, puzzling symptoms resulting from exposure to chemicals, fragrances, and cell phone...


Gatecrasher

by Ben Widdicombe & Steve West Simon & Schuster Audio (July 07, 2020)

A smart, gossipy, and very funny examination of celebrity culture from New York’s premiere social columnist.

Ben Widdicombe is the only writer to have worked for Page Six, TMZ, and The New York Times--an unusual...


Gatecrasher

by Ben Widdicombe Simon & Schuster (July 07, 2020)

A smart, gossipy, and very funny examination of celebrity culture from New York’s premiere social columnist.

Ben Widdicombe is the only writer to have worked for Page Six, TMZ, and The New York Times--an unusual...


The Sensitives

by Oliver Broudy Simon & Schuster (July 14, 2020)

A compelling exploration of the mysteries of environmental toxicity and the community of “sensitives”--people with powerful, puzzling symptoms resulting from exposure to chemicals, fragrances, and cell phone...


The Substance of Civilization

by Stephen L. Sass Arcade (September 28, 2011)

The story of human civilization can be read most deeply in the materials we have found or created, used or abused. They have dictated how we build, eat, communicate, wage war, create art, travel, and worship....


Unlocking the Past

by Martin Jones Arcade (July 12, 2016)

In Unlocking the Past, Martin Jones, a leading expert at the forefront of bioarchaeologythe discipline that gave Michael Crichton the premise for Jurassic Parkexplains how this pioneering science is rewriting...


I Cover the Waterfront

by Max Miller Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

Distinctive, original, fresh in in tone and manner, with a quaint whimsicality of feeling and expression."The New York Times

Life on the Western waterfront has always fascinated Max Miller, a special reporter...


Living Through the Dead

by Maureen Carroll & Jane Rempel Oxbow Books (March 31, 2011)

This volume investigates the archaeology of death and commemoration through thematically linked case studies drawn from the Classical world. These investigations stress the processes of burial and commemoration...


Anthropological Approaches to Zooarchaeology

by Douglas V. Campana, Pamela Crabtree, S. D. deFrance & Justin Lev-Tov Oxbow Books (December 15, 2010)

Animals in complex human societies are often both meal and symbol, related to everyday practice and ritual. People in such societies may be characterized as having unequal access to such resources, or else the...


Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

by Gonzalo Aranda Jimenez, Sandra Montón-Subias & Margarita Sánchez Romero Oxbow Books (August 30, 2011)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner examines how specific types of food were prepared and eaten during feasting rituals in prehistoric Europe and the Near East. Such rituals allowed people to build and maintain their...


Ethnozooarchaeology

by Umberto Albarella & Angela Trentacoste Oxbow Books (April 15, 2011)

This book examines how the study of human-animal relations can help us interpret archaeological evidence. An international range of contributors examines fishing, hunting and husbandry, slaughtering and butchering,...


The Ritual Killing and Burial of Animals

by Aleksander Pluskowski Oxbow Books (November 15, 2011)

The killing and burial of animals in ritualistic contexts is encountered across Europe from Prehistory through to the historical period. This volume presents the state of research across Europe to illustrate...


Homeward Bound

by Elaine Tyler May & Kevin Stillwell Hachette Book Group (December 19, 2017)

A revised edition of the classic, myth-shattering exploration of American family life during the Cold War.

When Homeward Bound first appeared in 1988, it forever changed how we understand Cold War America. Elaine...


Buying Buddha, Selling Rumi

by Sophia Rose Arjana Oneworld Academic (August 04, 2020)

From jewellery to meditation pillows to tourist retreats, religious traditions - especially those of the East - are being commodified as never before. Imitated and rebranded as ‘New Age’ or ‘spiritual’,...


This is Toraja

by Paulus Palimbong Editions L'Harmattan (June 15, 2016)

This book is the result of direct observation of the author born in Toraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. It provides a short description of many aspects of Toraja geography, government system, religion, population,...


China's New Youth

by Alec Ash & Karoline Kan Arcade (June 02, 2020)

“Paints a telling portrait of this most restless generation raised in a system that has provided them with unprecedented personal opportunities while denying them political ones. . . . A gifted observer.”—...


Entanglement

by Emma Tarlo Oneworld Publications (October 06, 2016)

Winner of the Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing 2017

Journeying around the globe, through past and present, Emma Tarlo unravels the intriguing story of human hair and what it tells us about ourselves...


Skin Deep

by Gavin Evans Oneworld Publications (August 29, 2019)

Racial differences are rooted in biological reality, right? That’s certainly what a small group of anthropologists, psychologists and pundits would have you believe. Portraying themselves as brave defenders...


Kicking the Kremlin

by Marc Bennetts Oneworld Publications (February 06, 2014)

In the freezing winter of 2011, in what was a watershed moment, 100,000 took to Moscow's streets to protest Putin's landslide election victory amid widespread allegations of corruption and vote-rigging. A few...


The Memory Code

by Lynne Kelly Pegasus Books (February 07, 2017)

In ancient, pre-literate cultures across the globe, tribal elders had encyclopedic memories. They could name all the animals and plants across a landscape, identify the stars in the sky, and recite the history...


Islam and Romanticism

by Jeffrey Einboden Oneworld Academic (November 06, 2014)

Revealing Islam’s formative influence on literary Romanticism, this book recounts a lively narrative of religious and aesthetic exchange, mapping the impact of Muslim sources on the West’s most seminal authors....


The Accidental Homo Sapiens

by Ian Tattersall & Robert DeSalle Pegasus Books (April 02, 2019)

What happens now that human population has outpaced biological natural selection? Two leading scientists reveal how we became who we are—and what we might become.

When we think of evolution, the image that...


Magic

by Robert Ralley Oneworld Publications (December 01, 2012)

The mysterious art of magic has been a source of wonderment since before the time of Christ. Shape shifting between the supernatural practices of 'real' magic and demonstrations of dazzling illusion, magic has...


The Archipelago of Hope

by Gleb Raygorodetsky Pegasus Books (November 07, 2017)

While our politicians argue, the truth is that climate change is already here. Nobody knows this better than Indigenous peoples who, having developed an intimate relationship with ecosystems over generations,...


The Poppy

by Nicholas J. Saunders Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2013)

In the aftermath of the horrific trench warfare of the First World War, the poppy - sprouting across the killing fields of France and Belgium, then immortalised in John McCrae's moving poem - became a worldwide...


Anthropology

by Joy Hendry & Simon Underdown Oneworld Publications (August 01, 2012)

In this illuminating tour of humanity, Joy Hendry and Simon Underdown reveal the origins of our species, and the fabric of human society, through the discipline of anthropology. Via fascinating case studies...


Progress

by Johan Norberg Oneworld Publications (April 06, 2017)

A Book of the Year for The Economist and the Observer

Our world seems to be collapsing. The daily news cycle reports the deterioration: divisive politics across the Western world, racism, poverty, war, inequality,...


Death's Summer Coat

by Brandy Schillace Pegasus Books (January 15, 2016)

Death is something we all confront--it touches our families, our homes, our hearts. And yet we have grown used to denying its existence, treating it as an enemy to be beaten back with medical advances.We are...


Buzz

by Hallie Lieberman Pegasus Books (November 07, 2017)

In the vein of Mary Roach's Bonk, a brilliant microhistory of the sex toy that ultimately tells the story of our changing sexual mores and evolving cultural values. 

Once only whispered about in clandestine...


Lone Star Nation

by Richard Parker Pegasus Books (November 04, 2014)

To most Americans, Texas has been that love-it-or-hate it slice of the country that has sparked controversy, bred presidents, and fomented turmoil from the American Civil War to George W. Bush. But that Texas...


Sovietistan

by Erika Fatland Pegasus Books (January 07, 2020)

Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan became free of the Soviet Union in 1991. But though they are new to modern statehood, this is a region rich in ancient history, culture, and landscapes...


Liar's Circus

by Carl Hoffman & Charles Constant HarperAudio (September 01, 2020)

"A brilliant, riveting, funny, terrifying journey into the beating heart of Trumpland." --Liza Mundy, author of Code Girls

In this daring work of immersive journalism, based on hundreds of hours of reporting,...


Sand Talk

by Tyson Yunkaporta HarperAudio (May 12, 2020)

A paradigm-shifting book in the vein of Sapiens that brings a crucial Indigenous perspective to historical and cultural issues of history, education, money, power, and sustainability--and offers a new template...


Rethinking Narcissism

by Dr. Craig Malkin & Kiff Vandenheuvel Harper Wave (July 07, 2015)

Harvard Medical School psychologist and Huffington Post blogger Craig Malkin addresses the "narcissism epidemic," by illuminating the spectrum of narcissism, identifying ways to control the trait, and explaining...


Lucy

by Donald C. Johanson & Maitland Edey Early Man Publishing Company (February 18, 2020)

The story of the discovery of "Lucy"--the oldest, best-preserved skeleton of any erect-walking human ancestor ever found.

When Donald Johanson found a partial skeleton, approximately 3.5 million years old, in...


The Different Drum

by M. Scott Peck Simon & Schuster Audio (September 01, 1987)

For a World in Conflict...

New Hope for Wholeness in the Modern Age!

  • A society of rugged individualists and economic competitors
  • A world of nuclear politics and uncontrollable forces
  • For many, modern living...


Primates of Park Avenue

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

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Primates of Park Avenue is an "amusing, perceptive and...deliciously evil" (The New York Times Book Review) memoir of the most secretive and elite tribe--Manhattan's...


The Silo Effect

by Gillian Tett & Fiona Hardingham Simon & Schuster Audio (September 01, 2015)

Award-winning journalist Gillian Tett "applies her anthropologist's lens to the problem of why so many organizations still suffer from a failure to communicate. It's a profound idea, richly analyzed" (The Wall...


The Geography of Genius

by Eric Weiner Simon & Schuster Audio (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...


The Lion in the Living Room

by Abigail Tucker & Arden Hammersmith Simon & Schuster Audio (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...


iGen

by Jean M. Twenge & Madeleine Maby Simon & Schuster Audio (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...


Bullshit Jobs

by David Graeber & Christopher Ragland Simon & Schuster Audio (May 15, 2018)

From bestselling writer David Graeber--“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)--a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs…and their consequences.

Does...


More Together Than Alone

by Mark Nepo Simon & Schuster Audio (July 17, 2018)

Mark Nepo--the #1 New York Times bestselling author and popular spiritual teacher--“has given us not only a much-needed message of hope and inspiration, but a practical guide on how to build a better tomorrow,...


Rule Makers, Rule Breakers

by Michele Gelfand & Katherine Fenton Simon & Schuster Audio (September 11, 2018)

A celebrated social psychologist offers a radical new perspective on cultural differences that reveals why some countries, cultures, and individuals take rules more seriously and how following the rules influences...