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The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love – Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits
The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love – Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits
A leading neuroscientist and pioneer in the study of mindfulness explains why addictions are so tenacious and how we can learn to conquer them

We are all vulnerable to addiction. Whether it’s a compulsion to constantly check social media, binge eating, smoking, excessive drinking, or any other behaviors, we may
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The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti
The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti
An authoritative guide to the most significant artists, schools, and styles of street art and graffiti around the world

Painted murals first appeared in Latin America in the early 20th century; in the 1950s, spray-can graffiti associated with Latino gangs followed, notably the “cholo” graffiti of Los
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Why I Am Not a Buddhist
Why I Am Not a Buddhist
A provocative essay challenging the idea of Buddhist exceptionalism, from one of the world’s most widely respected philosophers and writers on Buddhism and science

Buddhism has become a uniquely favored religion in our modern age. A burgeoning number of books extol the scientifically proven benefits
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Itch, Clap, Pox: Venereal Disease in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination
Itch, Clap, Pox: Venereal Disease in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination
A lively interdisciplinary study of how venereal disease was represented in eighteenth-century British literature and art

In eighteenth-century Britain, venereal disease was everywhere and nowhere: while physicians and commentators believed the condition to be widespread, it remained shrouded in secrecy,
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African Americans and Africa: A New History
African Americans and Africa: A New History
An introduction to the complex relationship between African Americans and the African continent
 
What is an “African American” and how does this identity relate to the African continent? Rising immigration levels, globalization, and the United States’ first African American president
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The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order
The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order
An eloquent call to draw on the lessons of the past to address current threats to international order

The ancient Greeks hard?wired a tragic sensibility into their culture. By looking disaster squarely in the face, by understanding just how badly things could spiral out of control, they sought to create a
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How We Cooperate: A Theory of Kantian Optimization
How We Cooperate: A Theory of Kantian Optimization
A new theory of how and why we cooperate, drawing from economics, political theory, and philosophy to challenge the conventional wisdom of game theory

Game theory explains competitive behavior by working from the premise that people are self-interested. People don’t just compete, however; they also
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Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution?and Why America Might Miss It
Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution?and Why America Might Miss It
The world of fiber optic connections reaching neighborhoods, homes, and businesses will represent as great a change from what came before as the advent of electricity. The virtually unlimited amounts of data we’ll be able to send and receive through fiber optic connections will enable a degree of virtual presence that will...
On Political Obligation
On Political Obligation
A compelling set of lectures on political obligation that contributes to ongoing debates in political theory and intellectual history
 
This stimulating collection of lectures by the late Judith Shklar on political obligation is paired with a scholarly introduction that offers an overview of her life,
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Hot Protestants: A History of Puritanism in England and America
Hot Protestants: A History of Puritanism in England and America
On fire for God—a sweeping history of puritanism in England and America

Begun in the mid-sixteenth century by Protestant nonconformists keen to reform England’s church and society while saving their own souls, the puritan movement was a major catalyst in the great cultural changes that
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A Field Guide to Cape Cod: Including Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, and Eastern Long Island
A Field Guide to Cape Cod: Including Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, and Eastern Long Island
A richly illustrated full?color guide to the unique plants, wildlife, and environments of Cape Cod and the other nearby “Outer Lands” that face the Atlantic Ocean
 
This essential guidebook presents the most abundantly illustrated and fascinating account of the natural history of Cape Cod,
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Four Words for Friend: Why Using More Than One Language Matters Now More Than Ever
Four Words for Friend: Why Using More Than One Language Matters Now More Than Ever
A compelling argument about the importance of using more than one language in today’s world

In a world that has English as its global language and rapidly advancing translation technology, it’s easy to assume that the need to use more than one language will diminish—but Marek Kohn argues
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