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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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Denial: Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind
Ajit Varki & Danny Brower.
Publisher: Twelve.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781455511914.  Daedalus Item Code: 63387
 
At a chance meeting in 2005, geneticist Danny Brower posed an unusual idea to physician-scientist Ajit Varki: Why is there no humanlike elephant or humanlike dolphin, despite millions of years of ... (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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Pain: The Science and Culture of Why We Hurt
Marni Jackson.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780747565581.  Daedalus Item Code: 63078
 
Why is pain so poorly understood? Why do we still distinguish between mental pain and physical pain, when pain is always an emotional experience? And if pain is the reason why most people visit the ... (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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Trying Not to Try: The Art of Effortlessness and the Power of Spontaneity
Edward Slingerland.
Publisher: Canongate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857863485.  Daedalus Item Code: 62981
 
(Named a Best Book of 2014 by London's Guardian and BrainPickings.org) Why is it hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting, or to be charming and relaxed on a first ... (Read More)
 
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Economics in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant
Niall Kishtainy.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781623653354.  Daedalus Item Code: 63104
 
Exploring such fundamental ideas as the role of money and how the stock market works, as well as subjects that are increasingly important to us today—unemployment, government debt, and corporate tax ... (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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