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The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

Joseph, Peniel
"A masterwork of bold historical revisionism" (Michael Eric Dyson), this dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King transforms our understanding of the twentieth century's most iconic African American leaders.

Another America/Otra America

Kingsolver, Barbara
From a bestselling and beloved author, an intensely personal collection of poetry "rich with political and human resonance." (Ursula K. LeGuin)

Where Mathematics Come From: How The Embodied Mind Brings Mathematics Into Being

Lakoff, George
Renowned linguist George Lakoff pairs with psychologist Rafael Nunez in the first book to provide a serious study of the cognitive science of mathematical ideas.

Philosophy In The Flesh

Lakoff, George
Three major findings of cognitive science cast doubt on the past 2,500 years of Western philosophy. Lakoff and Johnson propose to rebuild philosophy from the ground up, starting from clearly known facts about the mind.

False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet

Lomborg, Bjorn
"A very important and superbly argued book" (Matt Ridley) by bestselling "skeptical environmentalist" argues that panic over climate change is causing more harm than good.

The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for You

Page, Scott E.
Want to be a data ninja? A top expert reveals the most powerful statistical and mental tools available.

Born Digital

Palfrey, John
Offers a primer on what it means to live digitally. This title questions: What does identity mean for young people who have dozens of online profiles and avatars? Should we worry about privacy issues - or is privacy even a relevant concern for Digital Natives? And how does the concept of safety translate into an increasingly virtual world?

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, 3rd Edition: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing

Perry, Bruce D.
"Fascinating and upbeat... Dr. Perry is both a world-class creative scientist and a compassionate therapist."-Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Letters to a Young Therapist