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The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World

Postrel, Virginia
From Paleolithic flax to 3D knitting, an "expansive" global history that highlights "how textiles truly changed the world" (Wall Street Journal)

The Associated Press Stylebook: 2022-2024

Press, Associated
Master the style guidelines of news writing, editing, and common usage with this indispensable guide perfect for students and professional writers everywhere.

The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America

Rothman, Joshua D.
An award-winning historian's "searing account" (The Wall Street Journal) of America's internal slave trade-and its role in the making of America

Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher

Sands, Matthew
Learn how to think like a physicist from a Nobel laureate and "one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century" (New York Review of Books) with these six classic and beloved lessons

Six Not-So-Easy Pieces: Einstein's Relativity, Symmetry, and Space-Time

Sands, Matthew
Six lectures, all regarding the most revolutionary discovery in twentieth-century physics: Einstein's Theory of Relativity. No one--not even Einstein himself--explained these difficult, anti-intuitive concepts more clearly, or with more verve and gusto, than Feynman.

Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity

Serano, Julia
Newly revised and updated, this classic manifesto is "a foundational text for anyone hoping to understand transgender politics and culture in the U.S. today" (NPR)

Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations

Walzer, Michael
"A magnificent book, an honor to its writer... a book that makes for a return of civilized discussion of the question of the morality of war."-New York Review of Books

Mad In America (Revised): Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill

Whitaker, Robert
An updated edition of the classic history of schizophrenia in America, which gives voice to generations of patients who suffered through "cures" that only deepened their suffering and impaired their hope of recovery