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  1. Zombies: A Field Guide to the Walking Dead

    Zombies: A Field Guide to the Walking Dead


    In the myths, legends, and folklore of many peoples, the returning, physical dead play a significant role, whether they are the zombies of Haiti or the draugr of Scandinavia. But what are the origins of an actual bodily return from the grave? Does it come from something deep within our psyche, or is there some truth to it? Learn More
  2. Zombie CSU

    Zombie CSU: The Forensics Of The Living Dead


    When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth... And law enforcement is ready to take them down! Learn More
  3. Your Medical Mind

    Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You


    The essential tools for making our own best medical decisions, cutting through the confusion caused by the health-care system, the media, and gaps in our own reasoning. Learn More
  4. You Will Die

    You Will Die: The Burden of Modern Taboos


    Taboos, by definition, are off-limit topics. Learn More
  5. You Are Not A Gadget (tpb)

    You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto


    Jaron Lanier, a Silicon Valley visionary since the 1980s, was among the first to predict the revolutionary changes the World Wide Web would bring to commerce and culture. Now, in his first book, written more than two decades after the web was created, Lanier offers this provocative and cautionary look at the way it is transforming our lives for better and for worse. Learn More
  6. Wounded Storyteller

    Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness, And Ethics


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    Since it was first published in 1995, The Wounded Storyteller has occupied a unique place in the body of work on illness. Both the collective portrait of a so-called “remission society” of those who suffer from some type of illness or disability and a cogent analysis of their stories within a larger framework of narrative theory, Arthur W. Frank’s book has reached a large and diverse readership including the ill, medical professionals, and scholars of literary theory. Learn More
  7. WorldChanging

    WorldChanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century


    Worldchanging is poised to be the Whole Earth Catalogue for this millennium. Learn More
  8. World's Most Haunted Places

    World's Most Haunted Places Magazine


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    Secrets Revealed! Learn More
  9. The World Until Yesterday (tpb)

    World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?


    Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Learn More
  10. World Explorer #4 (Vol. 7)

    World Explorer #4 (Vol. 7)


    Strnage Tales of Discovery. Learn More
  11. Wizard: The Life And Times Of Nikola Tesla

    Wizard: The Life And Times Of Nikola Tesla - Biography Of A Genius


    Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Learn More
  12. Wicked Plants

    Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities


    A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Learn More
  13. Wicked Bugs

    Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army And Other Diabolical Insects


    In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes—creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. Learn More
  14. Who Owns The Future? (paperback)

    Who Owns the Future?


    The Dazzling New Masterwork from the Prophet of Silicon Valley. Learn More
  15. White Matter

    White Matter: A Memoir of Family and Medicine


    White Matter: A Memoir of Family and Medicine is the story of a Bostonian close-knit Jewish working-class family of five sisters and one brother and the impact they and their next generation endured due to the popularization of lobotomy during the 20th century. Learn More
  16. When Gadgets Betray Us

    When Gadgets Betray Us: The Dark Side of Our Infatuation With New Technologies


    Technology is evolving faster than we are. As our mobile phones, mp3 players, cars, and digital cameras become more and more complex, we understand less and less about how they actually work and what personal details these gadgets might reveal about us. Learn More
  17. What's Your Poo Telling You? Activity Book

    What's Your Poo Telling You? Activity Book


    Celebrate the wonderful diversity of poo, pee, and farts with this one-of-a-kind, action-packed activity book from the authors of the best-selling book What's Your Poo Telling You? Learn More
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    What's Your Poo Telling You?


    With universal appeal (everyone poops, after all), this witty, illustrated description of over two dozen dookies (each with a medical explanation written by a doctor) details what one can learn about health and well-being by studying what's in the bowl. Learn More
  19. What's My Pee Telling Me?

    What's My Pee Telling Me?


    What goes in must come out. It's that simple. But what does it all mean? Therein lies the mystery—and the key to your health and happiness. Learn More
  20. What If?

    What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions


    From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Learn More
  21. Weather Whys

    Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities


    The myths, history, wives-tales, oddities, and wonders of a subject that comes up every day: the weather. Learn More
  22. Unusual Creatures (softcover)

    Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth's Strangest Animals


    With humor and flair, Michael Hearst introduces the reader to a wealth of extraordinary life-forms. Learn More
  23. The Universe: An Illustrated History Of Astronomy

    Universe: An Illustrated History of Astronomy


    Astronomers today believe that the Universe may have begun 13.7 billion years ago, when its entire energy, mass, space, and even time, expanded out from a single point. Learn More
  24. Undeniable

    Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation


    Sparked by a controversial debate in February 2014, Bill Nye has set off on an energetic campaign to spread awareness of evolution and the powerful way it shapes our lives. Learn More
  25. Uncle Tungsten

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