SOCIETY

The titles in this category deal with society at large - politics, history, religion, science, crime, etc.

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  1. The Mind's Eye (trade paperback)

    The Mind's Eye

    $15.00

    In The Mind’s Eye, Oliver Sacks tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and abilities: the power of speech, the capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, the sense of sight. For all of these people, the challenge is to adapt to a radically new way of being in the world. Learn More
  2. The Machine

    The Machine: A Field Guide to the Resurgent Right

    $16.95

    Before Barack Obama had even taken the oath of office after his historic victory, cadres of lobbyists, political hacks, oil tycoons, and right-wing politicians met to plan his political demise. The massive conservative infrastructure created by business groups beginning in the 1970s would not be sufficient, they concluded: in the age of Obama, something new—and bold—had to be done. Learn More
  3. The Information

    The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood

    $15.95

    From the bestselling author of the acclaimed Chaos and Genius comes a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the big ideas of the modern era: Information, communication, and information theory. Learn More
  4. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    $16.00

    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. Learn More
  5. The Hidden Reality (hardover edition)

    The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

    $16.95

    From the best-selling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos comes his most expansive and accessible book to date—a book that takes on the grandest question: Is ours the only universe? Learn More
  6. The Hidden Brain

    The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives

    $16.00

    The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. Learn More
  7. The Greatest Show on Earth

    The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

    $30.00

    In 2008, a Gallup poll showed that 44 percent of Americans believed God had created man in his present form within the last 10,000 years. In a Pew Forum poll in the same year, 42 percent believed that all life on earth has existed in its present form since the beginning of time. Learn More
  8. The Enigma of Cranial Deformation

    The Enigma of Cranial Deformation: Elongated Skulls of the Ancients

    $19.95

    Popular Lost Cities author Childress tackles the enigma of worldwide cranial deformation along with Canadian-Peruvian anthropologist Foerster. Learn More
  9. Drunken Botanist

    The Drunken Botanist

    $19.95

    Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? Learn More
  10. Earth (The Daily Show)

    The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide To The Human Race

    $16.99

    The eagerly awaited new book from the Emmy-winning, Oscar-hosting, Daily Show-anchoring Jon Stewart--the man behind the megaseller America (The Book). Learn More

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