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  • booksreddit.com:The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand

    The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

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    NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“Compelling….Kaku thinks with great breadth, and the vistas he presents us are worth the trip”—The New York Times Book ReviewThe New York Times best-selling author of PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, PHYSICS OF THE FUTURE and HYPERSPACE tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.         For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high tech brain scans devised by physi…


  • booksreddit.com:How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb

    How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb

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    The Hardcover version of How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb is almost exhausted. As soon as these copies are gone, the Hard cover edition will officially be out of print. However, the soft cover edition will still be available. How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb is a visually compelling documentation combining awe-inspiring photography and fascinating technical detail about the stories and techniques behind the photography of the bomb. Author Peter Kuran’s engrossing and powerful arrangement of …


  • booksreddit.com:Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education (Multicultu...

    Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education (Multicultu…

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    ”Sensoy and DiAngelo’s book sings with insight, clarity, and humanity. This is a brilliant primer to help us consider what it means to think critically and to act for justice.” — Bill Bigelow, Curriculum editor, Rethinking Schools magazine”I commend the direction of this book that addresses concepts such as social and institutional power, socialization, and oppression rather than framing social and political inequality as the consequences of behavioral problems and cultural misunderstandi…


  • booksreddit.com:Kiss Me Like A Stranger: My Search for Love and Art

    Kiss Me Like A Stranger: My Search for Love and Art

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    Gene Wilder was one of the great comic actors who defined the 1970’s and 1980’s in movies. From his early work with Woody Allen to the rich group of movies he made with Mel Brooks to his partnership on screen with Richard Pryor, Wilder’s performances are still discussed and celebrated today. Kiss Me Like A Stranger is an intimate glimpse of the man behind the image on the screen. In this book, Wilder talks about everything from his experiences in psychoanalysis to why he got into acting (and …


  • booksreddit.com:Next of Kin: My Conversations with Chimpanzees

    Next of Kin: My Conversations with Chimpanzees

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    For 30 years Roger Fouts has pioneered communication with chimpanzees through sign language–beginning with a mischievous baby chimp named Washoe. This remarkable book describes Fout’s odyssey from novice researcher to celebrity scientist to impassioned crusader for the rights of animals. Living and conversing with these sensitive creatures has given him a profound appreciation of what they can teach us about ourselves. It has also made Fouts an outspoken opponent of biomedical experimentatio…


  • booksreddit.com:All Changed: Fifty Years of Photographing Ireland

    All Changed: Fifty Years of Photographing Ireland

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    As Ireland has moved from a traditional to a modern society over the past fifty years, it has seen immense changes in attitude toward the Church, sex, relationships, property, emigration, and life in general.  Here we see the faces, the landscapes, and the lives of the recently disappeared Ireland—Jack Lynch, JFK, Grace Kelly, Dev, de Gaulle, the Troubles, folk traditions—alongside the new faces and styles of modern society.Distributed for O’Brien Press, DublinWisconsin edition for sale only …


  • booksreddit.com:Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism

    Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism

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    Starting with Freud’s “projection theory” of religion-that belief in God is merely a product of man’s desire for security-Professor Vitz argues that psychoanalysis actually provides a more satisfying explanation for atheism. Disappointment in one’s earthly father, whether through death, absence, or mistreatment, frequently leads to a rejection of God. A biographical survey of influential atheists of the past four centuries shows that this “defective father hypothesis” provides a consistent ex…


  • booksreddit.com:The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

    The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

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    In this lavish thirtieth-anniversary tribute to the blockbuster film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, New York Times bestselling author J. W. Rinzler draws back the curtain to reveal the intense drama and magnificent wizardry behind the hit movie—arguably the fan favorite of the Star Wars Saga.   Following his The Making of Star Wars, the author has once again made use of his unlimited access to the Lucasfilm Archives and its hidden treasures of previously unpublished interviews,…


  • booksreddit.com:On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

    On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

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    Harold McGee’s On Food and Cooking is a kitchen classic. Hailed by Time magazine as “a minor masterpiece” when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible to which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn for an understanding of where our foods come from, what exactly they’re made of, and how cooking transforms them into something new and delicious.Now, for its twentieth anniversary, Harold McGee has prepared a new, fully revised and updated edition of On Food and Coo…


  • booksreddit.com:Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus

    Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus

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    A maddened creature, frothing at the mouth, lunges at an innocent victim—and, with a bite, transforms its prey into another raving monster. It’s a scenario that underlies our darkest tales of supernatural horror, but its power derives from a very real virus, a deadly scourge known to mankind from our earliest days. In this fascinating exploration, journalist Bill Wasik and veterinarian Monica Murphy chart four thousand years in the history, science, and cultural mythology of rabies.The most f…


  • booksreddit.com:Love & Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class (Race and American Culture)

    Love & Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class (Race and American Culture)

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    For over two centuries, America has celebrated the same African-American culture it attempts to control and repress, and nowhere is this phenomenon more apparent than in the strange practice of blackface performance. Born of extreme racial and class conflicts, the blackface minstrel show appropriated black dialect, music, and dance; at once applauded and lampooned black culture; and, ironically, contributed to a “blackening of America.”Drawing on recent research in cultural studies and social…


  • booksreddit.com:The Secret History of Star Wars

    The Secret History of Star Wars

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    Star Wars is one of the most important cultural phenomena of the Western world. The tale of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and the fall and redemption of Anakin Skywalker has become modern myth, an epic tragedy of the corruption of a young man in love into darkness, the rise of evil, and the power of good triumphing in the end. But it didn’t start out that way. In this thorough account of one of cinema’s most lasting works, Michael Kaminski presents the true history of how Star Wars was written…


  • booksreddit.com:Great Mambo Chicken And The Transhuman Condition: Science Slightly Over The Edge

    Great Mambo Chicken And The Transhuman Condition: Science Slightly Over The Edge

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    Enter the gray area between overheated imagination and overheated reality, and meet a network of scientists bent on creating artificial life forms, building time machines, hatching plans for dismantling the sun, enclosing the solar system in a cosmic eggshell, and faxing human minds to the far side of the galaxy. With Ed Regis as your guide, walk the fine line between science fact and fiction on this freewheeling and riotously funny tour through some of the most serious science there is….


  • booksreddit.com:Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner

    Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner

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    The 1992 release of the “Director’s Cut” only confirmed what the international film cognoscenti have know all along: Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, based on Philip K. Dick’s brilliant and troubling SF novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, still rules as the most visually dense, thematically challenging, and influential SF film ever made. Future Noir is the story of that triumph. The making of Blade Runner was a seven-year odyssey that would test the stamina and the imagination of write…


  • booksreddit.com:Why Evolution Is True

    Why Evolution Is True

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    “Coyne’s knowledge of evolutionary biology is prodigious, his deployment of it as masterful as his touch is light.” -Richard Dawkins In the current debate about creationism and intelligent design, there is an element of the controversy that is rarely mentioned-the evidence. Yet the proof of evolution by natural selection is vast, varied, and magnificent. In this succinct and accessible summary of the facts supporting the theory of natural selection, Jerry A. Coyne dispels common misundersta…


  • booksreddit.com:The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts

    The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts

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    The New York Times bestselling biography of an American comedy legendAfter three years of sobriety, Chris Farley’s life was at its creative peak until a string of professional disappointments chased him back to drugs and alcohol. He fought hard against them, but it was a fight he would lose in December 1997. Farley’s fans immediately drew parallels between his death and that of his idol, John Belushi. Without looking deeper, however, many failed to see that Farley was much more than just anot…


  • booksreddit.com:The Lucienne Twins

    The Lucienne Twins

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    The Lucienne TwinsThis haunting tale involves a young teacher, Mary Watkins, and her struggle to help Abigail, one of her students, cope with her twin sister’s tragic death. But when mysterious occurrences plague Abigail’s life, Mary discovers that perhaps the twin sister is not entirely dead and has not left this world.9,300 words, or approximately 37 pages.


  • booksreddit.com:Darth Vader and Son

    Darth Vader and Son

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    What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if “Luke, I am your father” was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown’s delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars® moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. Life lessons…


  • booksreddit.com:John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood

    John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood

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    How did Disney’s film become a calamity of historic proportions?  Michael Sellers, a Hollywood filmmaker himself, saw the disaster approaching and fought to save the project – but without success. In John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood, Sellers details every blunder and betrayal that led to the doom of the motion picture – and that left countless Hollywood careers in the wreckage.JOHN CARTER AND THE GODS OF HOLLYWOOD examines every aspect of Andrew Stanton’s adaptation and Disney’s marketin…


  • booksreddit.com:How to Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written

    How to Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written

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    Lying is like 95% of what I do. But believe me: in this book, I’ll let you know exactly how to become a master spy just like me. Obviously, you won’t be as good at it as I am, but that’s because you’re you, and I’m Sterling Archer. I know, I know, it sucks not being me. But don’t beat yourself up about it, because I’m going to show you all the good stuff—what to wear; what to drink; how to seduce women (and, when necessary, men); how to beat up men (and, when necessary, women); how to tell th…