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  • Where Language

    Pointing: Where Language, Culture, and Cognition Meet


    Pointing has captured the interest of scholars from various fields who study communication. However, ideas and findings have been scattered across diverse publications in different disciplines, and opportunities for interdisciplinary exchange have been very limited. The editor’s aim is to provide an arena for such exchange by bringing together papers on pointing gestures from disciplines, such as developmental psychology, psycholinguistics, sign-language linguistics, linguistic anthropology, …

  • & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and For...

    Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence–and For…


    Alex & Me is the remarkable true story of an extraordinary relationship between psychologist Irene M. Pepperberg and Alex, an African Grey parrot who proved scientists and accepted wisdom wrong by demonstrating an astonishing ability to communicate and understand complex ideas. A New York Times bestseller and selected as one of the paper’s Top Ten Books of the Year, Alex & Me is much more that the story of an incredible scientific breakthrough. It’s a poignant love story and an affectionate r…

  • Observations on the History & Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants

    Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants


    •A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age • A New York Public Library Book to Remember from 2004 • A PSLA Young Adult Top 40 (or so) non-fiction title 2004 Love them or loathe them, rats are here to stay-they are city dwellers as much as (or more than) we are, surviving on the effluvia of our society. In Rats, the critically acclaimed bestseller, Robert Sullivan spends a year investigating a rat-infested alley just a few blocks away from Wall Street. Sullivan gets to know not just the …

  • Darkling: A Treatise on Slavic Vampirism

    The Darkling: A Treatise on Slavic Vampirism


    Book by Jan Louis Perkowski

  • and a Half: Unfortunate Situations

    Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things …


    #1 New York Times Bestseller “Funny and smart as hell” (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations.FROM THE PUBLISHER:Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices.This full-color, beautifully illustrated edition features more than fifty percent new content, with ten never-before-seen essays and one w…

  • to Lie with Statistics

    How to Lie with Statistics


    Over Half a Million Copies Sold–an Honest-to-Goodness Bestseller Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform.

  • Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases

    An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases


    A brilliant, cutting-edge exploration of the dramatic rise of allergic and autoimmune diseases and the controversial, potentially groundbreaking therapies that scientists are developing to correct these disorders Whether it is asthma, food or pollen allergies, type-1 diabetes, lupus, multiple sclerosis, or Crohn’s disease, everyone knows someone who suffers from an allergic or autoimmune disorder. And if it appears that the prevalence of these maladies has increased recently, that’s because i…