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The Abundant Community The Abundant Community Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods by John McKnight and Peter Block. This book gives voices to the idea of beloved communities that help raise children, provide security, sustain health, secure income, and care for vulnerable people. 173 pages. More on this title.
The Age of Oil The Age of Oil What They Don't Want You to Know About the World's Most Controversial Resource by Leonardo Maugeri. A probing and controversial history of the oil industry by an insider. Indexed. 354 pages. More on this title.
A Home in the World A Home in the World: Houses and Cultures by Martine and Caroline Laffon. Offers a perspective on home design by revealing how different cultures have handled the task of building houses that reflect their ideals and values. Illustrated with 150 color images. 216 pages. More on this title.
Andy Kaufman Andy KaufmanWrestling with the American Dream by Florian Keller. Critical exploration of Kaufman’s career within a broader discussion of the ideology of the American Dream. Indexed. 194 pages. Buy this title.
A Place to Stand

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A Place to Stand A Tale of the Peace River Country
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Arab/American Landscape, Culture, and Cuisine in Two Great Deserts by Gary Paul Nabhan.  Buy this title.



Atlantis and the Kingdom of the Neanderthals Atlantis and the Kingdom of the Neanderthals 100,000 Years of Lost History by Colin Wilson.  The history of Neanderthal influence from Atlantis to the contemporary era.  Indexed. 320 pages. More on this title.
Authentic Fakes Religion and American Popular Culture
by David Chidester. Cultural study exploring the role that fakery--in the guise of frauds, charlatans, inventions, and simulations--plays in creating religious experience. Indexed. 294 pages. More on this title.
The Cinema, or the Imaginary Man by Edgar Morin. Translated by Lorraine Mortimer. English-language debut of French critic and social theorist Edgar Morin's provocative study of the cinematic art. Indexed. 292 pages. More on this title.
Coming of Age in the 21st Century Coming of Age in the 21st Century Growing Up in America Today
by Mary Frosch. Anthology of fiction and memoir exploring coming of age in the new millennium. A follow-up to the critically acclaimed multicultural collections "Coming of Age" and "Coming of Age Around the World." Includes 21 stories by writers such as Louise Erdrich, Seth Kantner, Emily Rabateau, Sherman Alexie and George Tucker. 319 pages.
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Darwin's Sacred Cause Darwin's Sacred Cause Race, Slavery and the Quest for Human Origins
by Adrian Desmond. Drawing on manuscripts, family letters, diaries, and ships’ logs, the authors argue that Darwin’s abolitionist heritage influenced the development of his groundbreaking ideas. Indexed. 485 pages.. Buy this title.
Deja Vu Deja Vu Aberrations of Cultural Memory by Peter Krapp. Trade paperback. Electronic Mediations series title, Volume 17. Indexed. 218 pages. More on this title.
The Democratic Soul The Democratic Soul A Wilson Carey McWilliams Reader by Wilson Carey McWilliams. Collection of essays, articles, reviews, and lectures that trace Wilson Carey McWilliams's evolution as a scholar and explain his often controversial views on education, religion, and literature. Indexed. 430 pages. Buy this title.
Disappearing Ink Poetry at the End of Print Culture by Dana Gioia. This book stakes the claim for poetry's place amid American popular culture, where poetry in its latest oral forms -rap, slam, performance-is transforming the traditional literary culture of the printed page.  More on this title.
Dog Man Dog Man An Uncommon Life on a Faraway Mountain by Martha Sherrill. The story of how one man's consuming passion for dogs saved a legendary breed from extinction and led him to a difficult, soulful way of life in the wilds of Japan's remote snow country. Illustrated with B&W photos. 237 pages. Look closely
Dude Ranching in Yellowstone Country Dude Ranching in Yellowstone Country Larry Larom and Valley Ranch, 1915-1969 by W. Hudson Kensel . A study of early dude ranch development in Wyoming focusing on the development of Valley Ranch near Yellowstone Park. Illustrated with B&W photos and maps. Indexed. 240 pages.. Buy this title.
Edible Medicines Edible Medicines An Ethnopharmacology of Food by Nina L. Etkin. An investigation into the health and medicinal implications and applications of foods from the cuisines of peoples around the world. Indexed. 301 pages. Buy this title.
Energy Victory Energy Victory Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil by Robert Zubrin. An engineer's compelling argument that flex-fuel vehicles -- able to run on any combination of gasoline or alcohol fuels -- would destroy the oil cartel monopoly on transportation fuel supplies. Indexed. 336 pages.. More on this title.
Evolution of Crop Plants by J. Smartt and N. W. Simmonds. Hardcover, new. Second Edition. Comprehensive coverage of over one hundred of the world's major economically significant crop plants and their wild ancestors. Indexed. 531 pages. More details
Fish Catching Methods of the World by editors Otto Gabriel, Klaus Lange, Erdmann Dahm, and Thomas Wendt. Fourth Edition. A comprehensive survey of the evolution of fishing methods throughout the world, with approximately 750 illustrations. Indexed. 523 pages.. Buy this title.
Getting a Grip Getting a Grip Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World Gone Mad by Frances Moore Lappe. An examination of how to grasp the real roots of today's crises, from hunger and poverty to climate change and terrorism, and effect change. Indexed. 186 pages. Buy this title.
Good Grief Good Grief Healing Through the Shadow of Loss
by Deborah Morris Coryell . A compassionate guide to the experience of loss as an essential growth process. Includes CD of the author reading selections from the text. Buy this title.
The Great Turning The Great Turning From Empire to Earth Community
by David C Korten. Explores the threat of continuous warfare in humanity's future and provides a detailed plan for meeting and overcoming such a dire destiny. Indexed. 402 pages. Buy this title.
Gypsy Horses and the Travelers Way Gypsy Horses and the Travelers Way The Road to Appleby Fair by John Hockensmith. Illustrates in photography, prose and poetry the centuries-old lifestyle of the Romani Gypsies of northern England. Photography by equine photographer John S. Hockensmith. 184 pages. Buy this title.
Hardscrabble Hardscrabble by Kevin Mcfadden. The VQR Poetry Series title. Poems that examine American identity through the latent possibilities of language. More on this title.
Here Comes Everybody Here Comes Everybody The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay Shirky. A critical assessment of the impact of new technology on the nature and use of groups. Indexed. 327 pages. More on this title.
How It Is How It Is The Native American Philosophy of V. F. Cordova
edited by Kathleen Dean Moore, Kurt Peters, Ted Jojola, Amber Lacy. In three parts, V.F. Cordova sets out a complete Native American philosophy -- the nature of reality itself, our role as residents of the Earth and, finally, a call for a new reverence in a world where there is no distinction between the sacred and the mundane. 245 pages. More on this title.
How to Expand Love Widening the Circle of Loving Relationships by Dalai Lama. First Edition. Details a program for transforming self-centered energy into outwardly directed compassion. 212 pages. More on this title.
In Defense of Food In Defense of Food An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan. A detailed examination of what to eat, what not to eat, and how to think about health. Indexed. 244 pages.. More on this title.
Intoxication The Universal Drive for Mind-Altering Substances by Ronald K. Siegel. An exploration of the biological and cultural reasons for the pursuit of intoxication. Indexed. 372 pages. More on this title.
Light And Variable Light and Variable A Year of Celebrations, Holidays, Recipes, And Emily Dickinson by Connie Cronley. Celebrated Oklahoma essayist and commentator Connie Cronley romps through the special holidays and events of the calendar year. 245 pages. Buy this title.
Live Art And Performance, edited by Adrian Heathfield. Leading artists and thinkers assess the relevance of Live Art now and its impact within the visual arts and the broader cultural sphere. Illustrated with photographs by Hugo Glendinning. Indexed. 256 pages. More on this book.
Metalsmiths and Mentors Metalsmiths and Mentors Fred Fenster and Eleanor Moty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison edited by Jody Clowes. Exhibition Catalogue of show at the Chazen Museum of Art featuring contemporary American metalsmithing, including hollowware and jewelry, wearable sculpture, poetic and narrative objects, and conceptual installations.. Buy this title.
The Nature of Home The Nature of Home Taking Root in a Place by Greta Gaard. Essays exploring what it means to be at home in the world. 209 pages. Buy this title.
New Media, Old Media A History And Theory Reader edited by Thomas W. Keenan and Wendy Hui Kyong Chun.  Leading media and cultural theorists examine the historical context of new media technologies. Indexed. 418 pages. More on this title.
Paradoxes from A to Z Paradoxes from A to Z by Michael Clark. A compendium of philosophical paradoxes that takes the reader on a lively tour of puzzles that have taxed thinkers from Zeno to Galileo and Lewis Carroll to Bertrand Russell. Indexed. 253 pages.  More on this title.
The Quotable Cowboy by Kathy Etling. First Lyons Press Edition. Collections of wisdom, humor, insight and foolishness of cowboys and cowgirls. Indexed. 247 pages.. More on this title.
Radical Simplicity Creating an Authentic Life by Dan Price.  Hand-lettered and illustrated book on how to live a simple but rewarding life with little money. 171 pages. More on this title.
Reading Comics Reading Comics How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean by Douglas Wolk. The first serious book of comics criticism by the leading critic in the field. More than 100 illustrations. Indexed. 405 pages. More on this title.
Science, Soul, and the Spirit of Nature Leading Thinkers on the Restoration of Man and Creation by Irene van Lippe-Biesterfeld and Jessica van Tijn. An exploration of the relationship between humans and nature through conversations with 12 leading scientific and social visionaries. Includes interviews with Rupert Sheldrake, Jane Goodall, and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Rigoberta Menchú Tum. 303 pages. Look closely
Screwed Screwed  The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class -- And What We Can Do About It by Thom Hartmann. Exposes systematic efforts by corporations and politicians to destroy the U.S. middle class. 238 pages.. More on this title.
Shadowplay The Hidden Beliefs and Coded Politics of William Shakespeare by Clare Asquith. First Edition. Study of how Shakespeare secretly addressed the political issues of his day, and how his plays embody a hidden history of England  Indexed. 348 pages. More on this title.
Something in the Air Something in the Air American Passion and Defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics by Richard Hoffer. A sports narrative that tells the individual stories of the athletes who gathered in Mexico City for the Summer Olympics in 1968, a year of dramatic upheaval around the world. Indexed. 258 pages. More on this title.
Spooky Campfire Tales Spooky Campfire Tales Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Supernatural Lore by S. E. Schlosser. A collection of 30 creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences from times past. Illustrated by Paul G. Hoffman 185 pages. More on this title.
The Stars by Edgar Morin.  Translated by Richard Howard. First University of Minnesota Press Edition. An investigation into the cultural and social significance of the motion picture star system. Bibliography. 160 pages. More on this title.
SuperMedia SuperMedia Saving Journalism So It Can Save the World by Charlie Beckett. A broadcast journalist explores the potential for a new type of journalism, discussing the impact of social networking sites and blogs on traditional journalism, and making the case that journalism could be the catalyst for change needed to solve many of the world’s problems. Indexed. 205 pages.. More on this title.
Texas Disasters Texas Disasters True Stories of Tragedy and Survival by Mike Cox. Twenty dramatic true stories of natural and man-made disasters are retold in this collection. Bibliography. 242 pages. More on this title.
Things I Learned From Knitting... Whether I Wanted To or Not Things I Learned From Knitting... Whether I Wanted To or Not by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. A humorous collection of witty observations on how knitting and life wisdom are spun together. 160 pages.. More on this title.
To Cork or Not To Cork To Cork or Not To Cork Tradition, Romance, Science, and the Battle for the Wine Bottle by George M. Taber. Examines all sides of the debate over whether to continue using cork to cap wine bottles or to embrace new closures. Indexed. 278 pages.. More on this title.
Unjust Deserts Unjust Deserts How The Rich Are Taking Our Common Inheritance and Why We Should Take It Back by Gar Alperovitz and Lew Daly. Argues that wealth derived from residual wealth of past economic and technological development  is a common property. Indexed. 230 pages. More on this title.
Lowering the Bar Lawyer Jokes and Legal Culture by Marc Galanter. Analyzes hundreds of lawyer jokes from Mark Twain classics to contemporary anecdotes about Dan Quayle, Johnnie Cochran, and Kenneth Starr. Illustrated with prints and cartoons. Indexed. 429 pages. More on this title. Review
The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas by Davy Rothbart. Trade paperback, new. First Trouchstone Edition. Collection of short stories inspired by road trips and small towns, populated by questionable heroes and gold-hearted thugs.162 pages. More on this title.
The War of the Worlds Classics Illustrated Edition by H.G. Wells. Reprint edition of Classic Illustrated issue No. 124. 50th Anniversary Special Limited Edition Issue. Illustrated by Lou Cameron. Library binding. More on this title.
Yoga SpandakarikaThe Sacred Texts at the Origins of Tantra by Daniel Odier.  First U.S. Edition Translated by Clare Marie Frock. Translation and commentary of one of the most important texts of the Kashmirian Shivaism tradition of Tantra. 175 pages. Buy this title.
Zane Grey on Fishing edited by Terry Mort. First Lyons Press paperback edition. A selection of some of Grey's best writing about fishing. Foreword by Loren Grey. 268 pages. More on this title.

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