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The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Evolution and the Making of Us Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781623657987
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Published: Heron Books - November 3rd, 2015

An absorbing exploration of evolutionary biology that seeks to chart the remarkable (and unlikely) chain of occurrences that to you and me being right here at this very moment. Incorporating the life sciences, history and anthropology into an engrossing and accessible read, this book will make an exceptional gift for scientific minds or anyone looking to better understand our place in the web of life. (Keaton)


Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It: Wisdom of the Great Philosophers on How to Live Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143126799
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Published: Penguin Books - October 27th, 2015

A humorous and enlightening journey through the maxims of Western thought that shaped the young life of philosopher Daniel Klein as seen from his 80s. Simultaneously a memoir about how our beliefs change over the years and an introductory overview of some of the most important ideas in the history of humanity, this is the perfect gift for philosophy junkies or those with only a burgeoning interest in the love of knowledge. (Keaton)


Felicity: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594206764
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Published: Penguin Press - October 13th, 2015

The Good Story: Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Psychotherapy Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525429517
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Published: Viking - September 29th, 2015

Nobel Prize-winning novelist Coetzee joins up with psychologist and literary scholar Kurtz in creating this unique exploration of the power of narrative and story-telling in the process of psychoanalysis. For lovers of Coetzee’s novels (and there are many of us!) and anyone fascinated by the cross-over of art and psychology. (Corby)


Memory Theater Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781590517406
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Published: Other Press (NY) - November 17th, 2015

From well-known philosopher Crichley comes this novel-memoir in the style of Umberto Eco—about the death of a French philosopher and the discovery of a secret text featuring an astrological chart predicting the deaths of famous philosophers, including Crichley himself. For anyone who loves the work of Eco or David Michell, this is a mind-bending, genre-bending thrill ride. (Corby)


Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594204333
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Published: Penguin Press - September 29th, 2015

One of the best books of the year, this is a shocking, insightful rumination on those among us—extreme altruists--who go past all reasonable boundaries to try to make the world a better place. (Corby)


John Cage: Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) Cover Image
By John Cage, Richard Kraft (Editor), Joe Biel (Editor)
$32.00
ISBN: 9781938221101
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Published: Siglio Press - October 27th, 2015

M Train Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781101875100
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 6th, 2015

A memoir on travel, art and loss. Patti Smith writes eloquently about her travels across the world, including Mexico and Berlin, focusing on artists like Frida Kahlo and Roberto Bolano. Interspersed with theories on art, creation, literature and even coffee, Smith is right in her element. (Mark)


Application for Release from the Dream: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977184
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 1st, 2015

A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781594205262
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Published: Penguin Press - July 14th, 2015

How to quantify beauty? How has science addressed that question throughout the years? Is the universe an inherently beautiful place? These are the questions Nobel-laureate Wilczek investigates in his probing, powerful work. (Ben)


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