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History of Japan: A brief history of Japan - the Land of the Rising Sun
History of Japan: A brief history of Japan - the Land of the Rising Sun
The interminable history of Japan is a fascinating tale of perseverance and hardship but also of beauty, art, and triumph.Japanese culture, way of life, and other aspects of the society draw in a lot of interest from folks all over the world, and this country has become something of a focal point for many connoisseurs of popular...
Three Laws of Nature: A Little Book on Thermodynamics
Three Laws of Nature: A Little Book on Thermodynamics
A short and entertaining introduction to thermodynamics that uses real-world examples to explain accessibly an important but subtle scientific theory
 
A romantic description of the second law of thermodynamics is that the universe becomes increasingly disordered. But what does that actually mean? Starting with
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From Russia with Code: Programming Migrations in Post-Soviet Times
From Russia with Code: Programming Migrations in Post-Soviet Times
While Russian computer scientists are notorious for their interference in the 2016 US presidential election, they are ubiquitous on Wall Street and coveted by international IT firms and often perceive themselves as the present manifestation of the past glory of Soviet scientific prowess. Drawing on over three hundred...
Elderhood (Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life)
Elderhood (Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life)

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction
A New York Times Bestseller
Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction
Winner of the WSU AOS Bonner Book Award

As revelatory as Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal,
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The Qur'an and Late Antiquity: A Shared Heritage (Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity)
The Qur'an and Late Antiquity: A Shared Heritage (Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity)
In this book, Angelika Neuwirth provides a new approach to understanding the founding text of Islam. Typical exegesis of the Qur'an treats the text teleologically, as a fait accompli finished text, or as a replica or summary of the Bible in Arabic. Instead Neuwirth approaches the Qur'an as the product of a specific...
German Political Thought and the Discourse of Platonism: Finding the Way Out of the Cave
German Political Thought and the Discourse of Platonism: Finding the Way Out of the Cave
Taking Plato’s allegory of the cave as its starting-point, this book demonstrates how later European thinkers can be read as a reaction and a response to key aspects of this allegory and its discourse of enchainment and liberation. Focusing on key thinkers in the tradition of European (and specifically German) political thought including...
Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974
Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974

Two award-winning historians explore the origins of a divided America.

If you were asked when America became polarized, your answer would likely depend on your age: you might say during Barack Obama’s presidency, or with the post-9/11 war on terror, or the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s, or...

Constructivism and Teachers in Chinese Culture: Enriching Confucianism with Constructivism
Constructivism and Teachers in Chinese Culture: Enriching Confucianism with Constructivism
This book provides a refreshing look at kindergarten teachers’ practical knowledge and their context-specific reasoning of the usefulness of constructivism from a culturally emic perspective. Examining the similarities and differences between constructivism and Confucianism from both instructional and moral perspectives, it provides a...
Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine
Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine
Behind every landmark drug is a story. It could be an oddball researcher’s genius insight, a catalyzing moment in geopolitical history, a new breakthrough technology, or an unexpected but welcome side effect discovered during clinical trials. Piece together these stories, as Thomas Hager does in this remarkable,...
I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution
I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution
From The New Yorker’s fiercely original, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture critic, a provocative collection of new and previously published essays arguing that we are what we watch.

“Emily Nussbaum is the perfect critic—smart, engaging, funny, generous, and insightful.”—David
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The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers
The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers
"...delightful...accessible to anyone who enjoys or enjoyed high school mathematics. Mathematics teachers from middle school through college will find this book fun to read and useful in the classroom. The authors consider more properties, relationships, and applications of the Fibonacci numbers than most other sources do...I enjoyed reading...
Powerhouse Partners : A Blueprint for Building Organizational Culture for Breakaway Results
Powerhouse Partners : A Blueprint for Building Organizational Culture for Breakaway Results
For any manager or executive committed to achieving business goals through effective strategic partnership, this book gathers successes of some of the world's leading companies to deliver a tool kit for shaping a partnering culture.

From the author who introduced the groundbreaking concept of Partnering Intelligence come the...

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