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A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

David Attenborough · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

See the world. Then make it better.I am 93. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary. As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been...
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The Nolan Variations: The Movies, Mysteries, and Marvels of Christopher Nolan

Tom Shone
Format: Hardcover

A rare, intimate portrait of Christopher Nolan with the full cooperation of Nolan himself who opened up more fully than ever before in his talks with Tom Shone. In chapters structured by themes and motifs ("Time"; "Chaos") , Shone writes of Nolan's thoughts on movies,...
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Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity

Scott Galloway
Format: Book

The COVID-19 outbreak has turned bedrooms into offices, pitted young against old, and widened the gaps between rich and poor, red and blue, the mask wearers and the mask haters. Some businesses--like home exercise company Peloton, video conference software maker Zoom, and Amazon--woke...

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The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science

Michael Strevens · Liveright
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A paradigm-shifting work that revolutionizes our understanding of the origins and structure of science.Captivatingly written, interwoven with tantalizing illustrations and historical vignettes ranging from Newton's alchemy to quantum mechanics to the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy,...
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Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America

Ijeoma Oluo · Seal Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of by actual accomplishments?Through the last 150 years of American history-from the post-Reconstruction...
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The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book: An Interactive Guide to Life-Changing Books

Logan Smalley · Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

One night in 2014, two readers named Logan Smalley and Stephanie Kent discussed their favorite literary opening lines. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," one suggested. "All of this happened, more or less," the other pointed out. And then, one phrase...
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False Knees: An Illustrated Guide to Animal Behavior

Joshua Barkman · Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Based on Joshua Barkman's popular webcomic by the same name, False Knees is animal humor taken to a very absurd, darkly delightful place.In Barkman's debut print collection, False Knees fans will find old favorites along with an abundance of all-new material. Featuring creatures...
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Too Much Information: Understanding What You Dont Want to Know

Cass R. Sunstein · The MIT Press
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

How much information is too much? Do we need to know how many calories are in the giant vat of popcorn that we bought on our way into the movie theater? Do we want to know if we are genetically predisposed to a certain disease? Can we do anything useful with next week's weather forecast...
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Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World

Fareed Zakaria · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

COVID-19 is speeding up history, but how? What is the shape of the world to come?Lenin once said, "There are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen." This is one of those times when history has sped up. CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria helps...
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Fright Favorites: 31 Movies to Haunt Your Halloween and Beyond

David J. Skal · Running Press Adult
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Turner Classic Movies presents a collection of monster greats, modern and classic horror, and family-friendly cinematic treats that capture the spirit of Halloween, complete with reviews, behind-the-scenes stories, and iconic images. Halloween Favorites spotlights 31 essential Halloween-time...
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The Front Steps Project: How Communities Found Connection During the COVID-19 Crisis

Kristen Collins
Format: Paperback

Created on March 18, 2020, The Front Steps Projectâ„¢ began when friends Kristen Collins and Cara Soulia chose to unite their neighbors through images of life in quarantine. Along with other local photographers, they committed to take a few hours each day to go to neighborhoods around Needham,...
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Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things

Josh Clark · Flatiron Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant started the podcast Stuff You Should Know back in 2008 because they were curious -- curious about the world around them, curious about what they might have missed in their formal educations, and curious to dig deeper on stuff they thought they understood. As it turns...
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No One Asked for This: Essays

Cazzie David

For Cazzie David, the world is one big trap door leading to death and despair and social phobia. From shame spirals caused by hookups to panic attacks about being alive and everyone else having to be alive too, David chronicles her life's most chaotic moments with wit, bleak humor,...
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Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other

Sam Heughan
Format: Hardcover

Outlander From their faithful camper van to boats, kayaks, bicycles, and motorbikes, join stars of Outlander Sam and Graham on a road trip with a difference, as two Scotsmen explore a land of raw beauty, poetry, feuding, music, history, and warfare.Unlikely friends Sam and Graham begin...
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World Wild Vet: Encounters in the Animal Kingdom

Evan Antin · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Star of Animal Planet's Evan Goes Wild, Dr. Evan Antin takes readers beyond his viral Instagram posts right into the wild world with him.Millions follow Dr. Evan Antin and his wildlife adventures through social media, and in his popular Animal Planet television show Evan Goes Wild....
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Becoming Brave: Finding the Courage to Pursue Racial Justice Now

Brenda Salter McNeil · Brazos Press
Pages: 208
Format: Book

"[A] powerful work. . . . Provides a road map for any Christian seeking greater racial justice."--Reconciliation is not true reconciliation without justice! Brenda Salter McNeil has come to this conviction as she has led the church in pursuing reconciliation efforts over the past...

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Light for the World to See

Kwame Alexander
Format: Hardcover

A collection of three powerful poems that take on racism and Black resistance in America by New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander. Includes an introduction by the author.
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Palm Reading for Beginners: A Guide to Discovering Your Strengths and Decoding Your Life Path

Kenneth Lagerstrom · Rockridge Press
Pages: 138
Format: Paperback

Your spiritual journey is in your hands -- the essential guide to palm readingWhat if the answers you've been looking for are right there, in the palm of your hand? If you're a novice to the practice of palmistry and want to dive deep into this alluring subject, Palm Reading for Beginners...
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The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness

Morgan Housel
Format: Paperback

Doing well with money isn't necessarily about what you know. It's about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people. Money -- investing, personal finance, and business decisions -- is typically taught as a math-based field, where data and formulas...
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A History of Magic, Witchcraft, and the Occult

DK · DK
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A lavishly illustrated history of witchcraft, magic, and the occult, from Paleolithic cave rituals to Wicca and modern paganism.A History of Magic, Witchcraft, and the Occult charts the extraordinary narrative of one of the most interesting and often controversial subjects in the world--from...
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Classical Mythology A to Z: An Encyclopedia of Gods & Goddesses, Heroes & Heroines, Nymphs, Spirits, Monsters, and Places

Annette Giesecke
Format: Hardcover

Classical Mythology A-to-Z is a comprehensive and engrossing guide to Greek and Roman mythology. Written by Annette Giesecke, PhD, Professor of Classics and Chair of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Delaware, this brilliant reference offers clear explanations of every...
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Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee

Shannon Lee · Flatiron Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

"Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless like water."Bruce Lee is a cultural icon, renowned the world over for his martial arts and film legacy. But Lee was also a deeply philosophical thinker, learning at an early age that martial arts are more than just an exercise in physical...
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Visual Encyclopedia

DK
Format: Hardcover

Packed with carefully curated content, the pages of this illustrated encyclopedia are designed to be accessible and illuminating to a wide range of readers, and parents and teachers can be confident that children won't see any unwanted content. Featuring accessible and authoritative...
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Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last

Wright Thompson · Penguin Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

As a journalist said of Pappy Van Winkle, "You could call it bourbon, or you could call it a $5,000 bottle of liquified, barrel-aged unobtanium." Julian Van Winkle, the third-generation head of his family's business, is now thought of as something like the Buddha of Bourbon...
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Nobody Ever Asked Me about the Girls: Women, Music and Fame

Lisa Robinson · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An intimate look at the lives of our most celebrated female musicians -- and their challenges with fame -- from a legendary music journalistOver four decades, Lisa Robinson has made a name for herself as a celebrated journalist in a business long known for its boys' club mentality....
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Unique: The New Science of Human Individuality

David Linden · Basic Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

David J. Linden has devoted his career to understanding the biology common to all humans. But a few years ago he found himself on OkCupid. Looking through that vast catalog of human diversity, he got to wondering: What makes us all so different? Unique is the riveting answer. Exploring...
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