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Humankind

by Rutger Bregman, Erica Moore & Elizabeth Manton Little, Brown and Company (June 01, 2020)

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. "The Sapiens of 2020."---The Guardian

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Utopia for Realists comes "the riveting pick-me-up we all need right now" (People), the...


Giving to Help, Helping to Give

by Tade Akin Aina, Bhekinkosi Moyo, Jenny Hodgson & Mohammed A. Bakari et al. Amalion (August 01, 2013)

The past decade has seen a flowering of philanthropic activities across many parts of Africa. Unlike before, this flowering has the distinct character of African agency, energy and engagement. Philanthropy is...


Spirit Outside the Gate

by Oscar Garcia-Johnson Ivp Academic (July 23, 2019)

  • considers pneumatological insights into de/postcolonial studies
  • traces independent epistemic contributions of the American Global South
  • shows how American indigenous, Afro-Latinx, and immigrant communities provide...


Modern Technology and the Human Future

by Craig M. Gay Ivp Academic (December 11, 2018)

Technology is not neutral. From the plow to the printing press, technology has always shaped human life and informed our understanding of what it means to be human. And advances in modern technology, from computers...


Serving God in a Migrant Crisis

by Dean Merrill, Patrick Johnstone & Stephan Bauman Ivp Books (June 26, 2018)

"God has used migration for millennia to achieve his purposes for his people," writes Patrick Johnstone. "He is doing so again in our time." Millions are on the move, driven by war, drought, terrorism, poverty,...


Culture Care

by Makoto Fujimura & Mark Labberton Ivp Books (January 14, 2017)

  • 15th Annual Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year - Culture
  • Christianity Today's 2018 Book of the Year Award of Merit - Culture and the Arts


The Other Side of the Wall

by Munther Isaac Ivp (June 16, 2020)

Christians have lived in Palestine since the earliest days of the Jesus movement. The Palestinian church predates Islam. Yet Palestinian Christians find themselves marginalized and ostracized. In the heated...


Megachurch Christianity Reconsidered

by Wanjiru M. Gitau & Mark R. Shaw Ivp Academic (October 16, 2018)

  • Christianity Today 2019 Book of the Year Award, Missions/Global Church


Ministering in Patronage Cultures

by Jayson Georges Ivp Academic (November 12, 2019)

Patronage governs many relationships in Majority World cultures. But regrettably, Western theologians and missionaries rarely notice this prominent cultural reality. Patronage—a reciprocal relationship between...


Hungry

by Eve Turow-Paul & Taylor Meskimen Blackstone Publishing (September 08, 2020)

We wait in lines around the block for scoops of cookie dough. We photograph every meal. We visit selfie performance spaces and leave lucrative jobs to become farmers and craft brewers.

Why? What are we really...


Transcendence

by Gaia Vince Basic Books (January 20, 2020)

In the tradition of Guns, Germs, and Steel and Sapiens, a winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books shows how four tools enabled has us humans to control the destiny of our species

"A wondrous, visionary...


Blood Rites

by Barbara Ehrenreich Twelve (January 06, 2020)

A New York Times Notable BookAn ALA Notable Book

"Original and illuminating." --The Washington Post

What draws our species to war? What makes us see violence as a kind of sacred duty, or a ritual that boys must...


Cheaters Always Win

by J. M. Fenster Twelve (December 02, 2019)

A social history of cheating and how American history -- through real estate, sports, finance, academics, and of course politics -- has had its unfair share of rigged results and widened the margins on its gray...


The Little Ice Age

by Brian Fagan Basic Books (November 25, 2019)

Only in the last decade have climatologists developed an accurate picture of yearly climate conditions in historical times. This development confirmed a long-standing suspicion: that the world endured a 500-year...


Are Men Animals?

by Matthew Gutmann Basic Books (November 11, 2019)

"Boys will be boys," the saying goes -- but what does that actually mean? A leading anthropologist investigates

Why do men behave the way they do? Is it their male brains? Surging testosterone? From vulgar locker-room...


The Invention of Yesterday

by Tamim Ansary PublicAffairs (September 30, 2019)

From language to culture to cultural collision: the story of how humans invented history, from the Stone Age to the Virtual Age

Traveling across millennia, weaving the experiences and world views of cultures...


Homeward Bound

by Elaine Tyler May & Kevin Stillwell Hachette Book Group (December 19, 2017)

A revised edition of the classic, myth-shattering exploration of American family life during the Cold War.

When Homeward Bound first appeared in 1988, it forever changed how we understand Cold War America. Elaine...


Land

by Simon Winchester HarperAudio (January 19, 2021)

The author of The Professor and the Madman and The Perfectionists explores the notion of property?our proprietary relationship with the land?through human history, how it has shaped us and what it will mean...


Origins

by Lewis Dartnell Basic Books (May 13, 2019)

A New York Times-bestselling author explains how the physical world shaped the history of our species

When we talk about human history, we often focus on great leaders, population forces, and decisive wars. But...


Upheaval

by Jared Diamond Little, Brown and Company (May 06, 2019)

A "riveting and illuminating" Bill Gates Summer Reading pick about how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don't (Yuval Noah Harari), by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the landmark bestseller...


In Search of the Canary Tree

by Lauren E. Oakes Basic Books (November 26, 2018)

The award-winning and surprisingly hopeful story of one woman's search for resiliency in a warming world

Several years ago, ecologist Lauren E. Oakes set out from California for Alaska's old-growth forests to...


The Human Swarm

by Mark W. Moffett Basic Books (April 15, 2019)

The epic story and ultimate big history of how human society evolved from intimate chimp communities into the sprawling civilizations of a world-dominating species

If a chimpanzee ventures into the territory...


A Walking Life

by Antonia Malchik Da Capo Lifelong Books (May 06, 2019)

For readers of On Trails, this is an incisive, utterly engaging exploration of walking: how it is fundamental to our being human, how we've designed it out of our lives, and how it is essential that we reembrace...


Untrue

by Wednesday Martin Little, Brown Spark (September 17, 2018)

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Primates of Park Avenue, a bold, timely reconsideration of female infidelity that will upend everything you thought you knew about women and sex.

What do straight,...


The Animal's Companion

by Jacky Colliss Harvey Black Dog & Leventhal (April 01, 2019)

A unique and compelling exploration of why humans need animal companions -- from dogs and cats to horses, birds, and reptiles -- through the eyes of a New York Times bestselling historical detective author.

In...


The Last Whalers

by Doug Bock Clark Little, Brown and Company (January 07, 2019)

In this "immersive, densely reported, and altogether remarkable first book [with] the texture and color of a first-rate novel" (New York Times), journalist Doug Bock Clark tells the epic story of the world's...


Kings of the Yukon

by Adam Weymouth Little, Brown and Company (May 14, 2018)

A thrilling journey by canoe across Alaska, by critically acclaimed writer Adam Weymouth.

The Yukon river is 2,000 miles long, the longest stretch of free-flowing river in the United States. In this riveting...


The Taste of Empire

by Lizzie Collingham Basic Books (October 02, 2017)

A history of the British Empire told through twenty meals eaten around the world

In The Taste of Empire, acclaimed historian Lizzie Collingham tells the story of how the British Empire's quest for food shaped...


The Kingdom of Speech

by Tom Wolfe Little, Brown and Company (August 29, 2016)

The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong.

Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey...


Do Parents Matter?

by Robert A. Levine & Sarah Levine PublicAffairs (September 05, 2016)

When it comes to parenting, more isn't always better-but it is always more tiring

In Japan, a boy sleeps in his parents' bed until age ten, but still shows independence in all other areas of his life. In rural...


Wild Nights

by Benjamin Reiss Basic Books (March 06, 2017)

Why the modern world forgot how to sleep

Why is sleep frustrating for so many people? Why do we spend so much time and money managing and medicating it, and training ourselves and our children to do it correctly?...


The Interpretation Of Cultures

by Clifford Geertz & Robert Darnton Basic Books (August 14, 2017)

One of the twentieth century's most influential books, this classic work of anthropology offers a groundbreaking exploration of what culture is

With The Interpretation of Cultures, the distinguished anthropologist...


Sand Talk

by Tyson Yunkaporta HarperAudio (May 12, 2020)

A paradigm-shifting book in the vein of Sapiens that brings a crucial Indigenous perspective to historical and cultural issues of history, education, money, power, and sustainability?and offers a new template...


Rethinking Narcissism

by Dr. Craig Malkin & Kiff Vandenheuvel Harper Wave (July 07, 2015)

Harvard Medical School psychologist and Huffington Post blogger Craig Malkin addresses the "narcissism epidemic," by illuminating the spectrum of narcissism, identifying ways to control the trait, and explaining...


Lucy

by Donald C. Johanson & Maitland Edey Early Man Publishing Company (February 18, 2020)

The story of the discovery of "Lucy"--the oldest, best-preserved skeleton of any erect-walking human ancestor ever found.

When Donald Johanson found a partial skeleton, approximately 3.5 million years old, in...


First, They Erased Our Name

The Witch

by Ronald Hutton & Gildart Jackson Blackstone Publishing (September 05, 2017)

Why have societies all across the world feared witchcraft? This book delves deeply into its context, beliefs, and origins in Europe's history.

The witch came to prominence--and often a painful death--in early...


Progress

by Johan Norberg & Derek Perkins Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2017)

From an examination of official data from such institutions as the United Nations, the World Bank, and the World Health Organization, Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg paints a portrait of a better...


Walking with Abel

by Anna Badkhen & Elisabeth Rodgers Blackstone Publishing (August 04, 2015)

The Fulani are the largest surviving group of nomads on the planet. In Walkingwith Abel, Anna Badkhen embedsherself with a family of Fulani cowboys--nomadic herders in Mali's Sahelgrasslands--as they embark...


The First Signs

by Genevieve von Petzinger & Robin Miles Blackstone Publishing (May 31, 2016)

One of the most significant works on our evolutionary ancestry since Richard Leakey's Origins, The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world--the...


The World of the Ancient Maya, Second Edition

by John S. Henderson & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

The ancient Maya were the only fully literate pre-Colombian people in the Americas. Superb scientists, they developed highly sophisticated mathematics and an intricate and accurate calendar system. Theirs was...


Medieval People

by Eileen Power & Roe Kendall Blackstone Publishing (June 16, 2010)

In this classic of social history, the author describes the lives of five lesser-known men and women of the Middle Ages, as well as one famous one. She draws on account books, records, letters, diaries, and...


Hating Whitey and Other Progressive Causes

by David Horowitz & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (April 22, 2009)

The anti-white racism of the political left remains one of the few taboo subjects in America. In this book, David Horowitz, a former confidante of the Black Panthers, lays bare the liberal attack on “whiteness,”...


Black Rednecks and White Liberals

by Thomas Sowell & Hugh Mann Blackstone Publishing (June 27, 2005)

Black Rednecks and White Liberals is the capstone of decades of outstanding research and writing on racial and cultural issues by Thomas Sowell.

This explosive new book challenges many of the long-held assumptions...


Unfinished People

by Ruth Gay & Anna Fields Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2005)

Nearly three million Jews came to America from Eastern Europe between 1880 and the outbreak of World War I, filled with the hope of life in a new land. Most were young, single, uneducated, and unskilled; many...


The Patterning Instinct

by Jeremy Lent, Derek Perkins & Fritjof Capra Blackstone Publishing (September 19, 2017)

This fresh perspective on crucial questions of history identifies the root metaphors that cultures have used to construct meaning in their world. It offers a glimpse into the minds of a vast range of different...


Slouching towards Gomorrah

by Robert H. Bork & Barrett Whitener Blackstone Publishing (January 26, 2010)

Welcome to America, 1996. The “rough beast” that visionary poet Yeats foresaw in 1919 is now a full-grown monster of decadence several generations deep. As a nation, we are pursuing a path toward Gomorrah,...


Information Doesn't Want to Be Free

by Cory Doctorow, Wil Wheaton, Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer Cory Doctorow (December 09, 2014)

In sharply argued, fast-moving chapters, CoryDoctorow's Information Doesn't Want to BeFree takes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digitalage. Can small artists still thrive in the Internet...


People of the World

by K. David Harrison, Catherine Herbert Howell, Pam Ward & Spencer Wells Blackstone Publishing (October 25, 2016)

From the heart of National Geographic comes this expansive guide to the clans, tribes, ethnicities, and peoples of the world.

Organized in keeping with our knowledge of the migration of human groups through history,...


Why the Jews?

by Dennis Prager, Joseph Telushkin & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (July 19, 2016)

In this seminal work that has spent more than thirty years in print, Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin explain the reasons behind anti-Semitism, the world's preoccupation with the Jews and Israel, and why now...