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I don’t know which side is right in the peak coal debate—but I do know that Blackout is an important and timely book. In the form of this compact volume, one of the best and most productive peak oil authors working today has turned his customary scholarship, wisdom, wit and writing prowess to some...
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In a heartrending and astonishing novel, Eggers illuminates the history of the civil war in Sudan through the eyes of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee now living in the United States. We follow his life as he's driven from his home as a boy and walks, with thousands of orphans, to Ethiopia, where he...
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This is an eye-opening expose, revealing a sometimes funny but more often disturbing world of fanaticism and extremism.
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Is the separation of church and state a myth? Was the United States founded as a "Christian nation"? Religious Right organizations have launched a systematic propaganda war against the separation of church and state. Their aim is to convince the American public that church-state...
They say the Army makes a man out of you—but for 18-year-old SPC Michael Anthony, that fabled rite of passage proved a very dark journey. After soliciting his parents’ approval to enlist at only 17, Anthony began his journey with an unshakeable faith in the military born of his family’s long...
My Country Versus Me
Wen Ho Lee, a patriotic American scientist born in Taiwan, had devoted almost his entire life to science and to helping improve U.S. defense capabilities. He loved his job at Los Alamos National Laboratory and spent his leisure time fishing, cooking, gardening, and with his family. Then, suddenly,...
The Ecotechnic Future
In response to the coming impact of peak oil, John Michael Greer helps us envision the transition from an industrial society to a sustainable ecotechnic world - not returning to the past, but creating a society that supports relatively advanced technology on a sustainable resource base. Fusing...
More than two centuries after the signing of The Declaration of Independence, finally ... the sequel! Over two centuries ago, our founding generation gave humanity a revolutionary new worldview in The Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created...
Governing Idaho
Governing Idaho: Politics, People and Power details the history, geography and demographics of Idaho and how they have made the state's politics and governing such a changeable target over time. Written with James Weatherby, Ph.D.
The Peep Diaries: How We're Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbors
All About the Peep Diaries We have entered the age of "peep culture": a tell-all, show-all, know-all digital phenomenon that is dramatically altering notions of privacy, individuality, security, and even humanity. Peep culture is reality TV, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, over-the-...