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anthropology
Myths and Legends: From Cherokee Dances to Voodoo Trances
John Pemberton.
 
Publisher: Chartwell
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780785826491
Daedalus Item Code: 62821
 
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sociology
The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge
T.J. English.
 
Publisher: William Morrow
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780061824586
Daedalus Item Code: 62329
 
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Hopes and Prospects
Noam Chomsky.
Publisher: Haymarket.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781931859967.  Daedalus Item Code: 62078
 
Linguist, philosopher, and social critic Noam Chomsky surveys the dangers and prospects of our early 21st century, exploring such challenges as the growing gap between North and South, American ... (Read More)
 
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The World Until Yesterday
Jared Diamond.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781846147586.  Daedalus Item Code: 63055
 
Most of us take for granted such aspects of our society as telecommunication, literacy, even obesity. Yet for millions of years human society had none of these things, as the Pulitzer Prize–winning ... (Read More)
 
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Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World's Most Savage Murderers
Scott Bonn. Diane Dimond, foreword.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781629144320.  Daedalus Item Code: 61912
 
Given the amount of media coverage they receive, serial killers sometimes seem like the rock stars of the criminal justice system. To explain this phenomenon, Scott Bonn analyzes how law enforcement, ... (Read More)
 
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Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America
Wenonah Hauter.
Publisher: New Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781595589781.  Daedalus Item Code: 49259
 
Detailing the corporate takeover of American food production, this book makes clear the corrosive effects of agribusiness and corporations that prevent farmers from raising healthy crops and limit ... (Read More)
 
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Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay
Katherine Roeder.
Publisher: Mississippi.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781617039607.  Daedalus Item Code: 62535
 
Cartoonist Winsor McCay (1869–1934) is celebrated for the superb draftsmanship and inventive design sense he displayed in the comic strips Little Nemo in Slumberland and Dream of the ... (Read More)
 
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What Makes a Hero?: The Surprising Science of Selflessness
Elizabeth Svoboda.
Publisher: Current.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781591845287.  Daedalus Item Code: 62921
 
It's a common misconception that heroes are heroic just because they're innately predisposed to be that way, science journalist Elizabeth Svoboda assures us. But how do biology, upbringing, and ... (Read More)
 
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Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions
Gerd Gigerenzer.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670025657.  Daedalus Item Code: 62914
 
In the age of Big Data we often believe that our predictions about the future are better than ever before. But as risk expert Gerd Gigerenzer reveals in this follow-up to Gut Feeelings, the ... (Read More)
 
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Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs
Joshua Wolf Shenk.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780544031593.  Daedalus Item Code: 61867
 
Suggesting that two is the magic number, the author of Lincoln's Melancholy and The Genius in All of Us here weaves together the lives of scores of creative duos—from John Lennon and ... (Read More)
 
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The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime
Adrian Raine.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307378842.  Daedalus Item Code: 62634
 
Why do some kids grow up to become cold-blooded killers? Is bad biology partly to blame? For more than three decades, criminologist Adrian Raine has been researching the biological roots of violence, ... (Read More)
 
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1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler—The Election Amid the Storm
Susan Dunn.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300205749.  Daedalus Item Code: 62764
 
This spellbinding story of the Roosevelt-Willkie election season reveals the deep divisions in the United States on the eve of World War II. Humanities professor Susan Dunn—also the author of The ... (Read More)
 
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