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The Elements of Power

Gadgets, Guns, and the Struggle for a Sustainable Future in the Rare Metal Age

David S. Abraham

A natural resource strategist investigates the growing global demand for rare metals and what it means to the environment and our future Our future hinges on a set of elements that few of us have even heard...

April 25, 2017, Paper, $15.00

How to Rig an Election

Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas

An engrossing analysis of the pseudo-democratic methods employed by despots around the world to retain control Contrary to what is commonly believed, authoritarian leaders who agree to hold elections are...

October 22, 2019, Paper, $15.00

A Natural History of Beer

Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall; Illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne

A celebration of beer—its science, its history, and its impact on human culture  “Curatorial eminences Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall serve up a potent scientific brew. . . .  A marvellous paean to the pint, and...

April 26, 2022, Paper, $15.00

A Little History of Philosophy

Nigel Warburton

For readers of E. H. Gombrich's A Little History of the World, an equally irresistible volume that brings history's greatest philosophers to life"A primer in human existence: philosophy has...

October 30, 2012, PB-with Flaps, $15.00

A Little History of Literature

John Sutherland

“An enjoyable account of a lifelong involvement with literature.”—John Vukmirovich, Times Literary Supplement   This “little history” takes on a very big subject: the glorious span of literature from Greek...

September 30, 2014, PB-with Flaps, $15.00

Jews and Words

Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger

A celebrated novelist and an acclaimed historian of ideas, father and daughter, unravel the chain of words at the core of Jewish life, history, and culture Why are words so important to so many Jews?...

February 25, 2014, Paper, $15.00

The Narrow Edge

A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey

Deborah Cramer

In a volume as urgent and eloquent as Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, this book—winner of the Southern Environmental Law Center's 2016 Reed Environmental Writing Award in the book category—reveals how the health and...

April 5, 2016, Paper, $15.00

The Soul of the First Amendment

Floyd Abrams

A lively and controversial overview by the nation’s most celebrated First Amendment lawyer of the unique protections for freedom of speech in America The right of Americans to voice their beliefs without...

April 24, 2018, Paper, $15.00

A Little History of Economics

Niall Kishtainy

A lively, inviting account of the history of economics, told through events from ancient to modern times and through the ideas of great thinkers in the field“A whistle-stop introduction to the great...

February 27, 2018, PB-with Flaps, $15.00


Terry Eagleton

One of our most brilliant minds offers a sweeping intellectual history that argues for the reclamation of culture’s value Culture is a defining aspect of what it means to be human. Defining culture and pinpointing...

February 27, 2018, Paper, $15.00