Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? Evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental f... More details on Guns, Germs, and Steel
ASUITABLE STARTING POINT FROM WHICH TO COMPARE historical developments on the different continents is around 11,000 B.C.* This date corresponds approximately to the beginnings of village life in a few...
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Selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best nonfiction books of 2011... More details on Thinking, Fast and Slow
Your experience as you look at the woman’s face seamlessly combines what we normally call seeing and intuitive thinking. As surely and quickly as you saw that the young woman’s hair is dark, you knew ...
Much more than simple principles and platitudes, The Power of Now takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light. In the... More details on The Power of Now
The word God has become empty of meaning through thousands of years of misuse. I use it sometimes, but I do so sparingly. By misuse, I mean that people who have never even glimpsed the realm of the sa...
For Any Climate, in Any Situation.
Newly updated to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, the internationally bestselling SAS Survival Handbook is the definitive resource for all campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. From ba... More details on SAS Survival Handbook
Although basic survival strategy and techniques are applicable anywhere, conditions vary widely around the world. It is essential to know as much as possible about conditions in any regions in which y...
For over 2,500 years, the forbidding territory of Afghanistan has served as a vital crossroads for armies and has witnessed history-shaping clashes between civilizations: Greek, Arab, Mongol, and Tartar, and, in more recent times, British, Russian, a... More details on Afghanistan
The Majesty of Calmness is one of William George Jordan's best-regarded self-help books; it discusses success as often being the result of past failures, and how haste in life and work is a scourge to be avoided.
Working as a literary editor in New Y... More details on The Majesty of Calmness
Hollywood’s script guru teaches you how to write a screenplay in “the ‘bible’ of screenwriting” (The New York Times)—now celebrating forty years of screenwriting success!
Syd Field’s books on the essential structure of emotionally satisfying screenpl... More details on Screenplay
“Suppose you’re in your office.... A pretty stenographer you’ve seen before comes into the room and you watch her.... She takes off her gloves, opens her purse and dumps it out on the table.... She ha...
A witty, often terrifying that chronicles our transformation into a society that is shaped by technology-from the acclaimed author of Amusing Ourselves to Death.
"A provocative book ... A tool for fighting back against the tools that run our lives... More details on Technopoly
You will find in Plato’s Phaedrus a story about Thamus, the king of a great city of Upper Egypt. For people such as ourselves, who are inclined (in Thoreau’s phrase) to be tools of our tools, few lege...
A woman discovers her marriage is built on an illusion in this harrowing and ultimately inspiring memoir.
"Be forewarned: You won't sleep until you finish the last page."-Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World
One night. One email. Two rea... More details on A Beautiful, Terrible Thing
MARCO. This man, I knew in my gut, was it. I finally understood what it meant, when you “just know.” I just knew about Marco. I met him at the Square, the restaurant where we both worked. I got a job ...
The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film-a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't-nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.
MAE MOBLEY was born on a early Sunday morning in August, 1960. A church baby we like to call it. Taking care a white babies, that’s what I do, along with all the cooking and the cleaning. I done raise...