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Home Waters: A Chronicle of Family and a River

John N. Maclean · Custom House
Format: Hardcover

In the spirit of his father's beloved classic A River Runs Through It comes a gorgeous chronicle of a family and the land they call home: Home Waters is John N. Maclean's meditation on fly fishing and life along Montana's Blackfoot River, where four generations of Macleans have...
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The Reason for the Darkness of the Night: Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science

John Tresch · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

We all think we know Poe -- the most popular American writer around the world, dissolute puzzle-maker, pioneer of detective fiction, and author of haunting, atmospheric verse. But what if there was another side to the man who wrote "The Raven" and "The Fall of the House of Usher"?...
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We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto

Alice Waters · Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

In We Are What We Eat, Alice Waters urges us to take up the mantle of slow food culture, the philosophy at the core of her life's work. When Waters first opened Chez Panisse in 1971, she did so with the intention of feeding people good food during a time of political turmoil. Customers...
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The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain

Annie Murphy Paul
Format: Hardcover

Use your head. That's what we tell ourselves when facing a tricky problem or a difficult project. But a growing body of research indicates that we've got it exactly backwards. What we need to do, says acclaimed science writer Annie Murphy Paul, is think outside the brain. A host...
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The Plague Year: America in the Time of COVID

Lawrence Wright · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

Beginning with the absolutely critical first moments of the outbreak in China, and ending with an epilogue on the vaccine rollout and the unprecedented events between the election of Joseph Biden and his inauguration, Lawrence Wright's The Plague Year surges forward with essential information--and...
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Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War

Jeff Shesol · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

A riveting history of the epic orbital flight that put America back into the space race.If the United States couldn't catch up to the Soviets in space, how could it compete with them on Earth? That was the question facing John F. Kennedy at the height of the Cold War -- a perilous time...
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Wild Souls: Freedom and Flourishing in the Non-Human World

Emma Marris · Bloomsbury Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Protecting wild animals and preserving the environment are two ideals so seemingly compatible as to be almost inseparable. But in fact, between animal welfare and conservation science there exists a space of underexamined and unresolved tension: wildness itself. When is it right to capture...
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The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature

Peter Wohlleben
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of TreesA powerful return to the forest, where trees have heartbeats and roots are like brains that extend underground. Where the color green calms us, and the forest sharpens our senses.In The Heartbeat of Trees, renowned forester...
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Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life

Gillian Tett · Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Amid severe digital disruption, economic upheaval, and political flux, how can we make sense of the world? Leaders today typically look for answers in economic models, Big Data, or artificial intelligence platforms. Gillian Tett points to anthropology - the study of human culture. Anthropologists...
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A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars

Hakeem Oluseyi
Format: Hardcover

Born into extreme poverty and emotional deprivation, James Edward Plummer was blessed with a genius I.Q. and a love of science. But in his community, a young bookworm quickly becomes a target for violence and abuse. As he struggles to survive his childhood in some of the toughest cities...
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