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  • "Almost a Man of Genius"

    By Joy Dorothy Harvey

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780813523972
    • Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
    • Published: July 1997
  • The "Have-more" Plan

    By Carolyn Robinson

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780882660240
    • Publisher: Workman Pub Co
    • Published: January 1973
    This 60-year-old back-to-the-land homesteading classic introduces you to the basics of finding land; building a homestead; growing vegetables, fruits, and herbs; raising livestock, fish, and honey bees; building farm structures; harvesting your own firewood; and much more.
  • The $64 Tomato: How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden

    By William Alexander

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781565125575
    • Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
    • Published: March 2007
  • 'A Lifelong Love Affair': The Memoirs of Lewis G. Weeks, Geologist

    By Lewis G. Weeks

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199936561
    • Publisher: No Publisher Evident
    • Published: 1978
  • The 'God' Part of the Brain: A Scientific Interpretation of Human Spirituality and God

    By Matthew Alper

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781402214523
    • Publisher: SOURCEBOOKS
    • Published: September 2008
    Acclaimed by a wide range of experts, The "God" Part of the Brain is a classic. Matthew Alper presents a stunning argument: that our brain is hardwired to believe in a God. He offers a scientific explanation that we inherit an evolutionary mechanism that allows us to cope with our greatest terror - death. The author also evokes his personal odyssey as he sought to understand why mankind created the concept of a higher power to deal with the fear and terror we experience due to our species' unique awareness of the inevitability of death. The "God" Part of the Brain has sparked praise by scientists such as E.O. Wilson, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner; E. Fuller Torry, "the most famous psychiatrist in America"; and Arnold Sadwin, former Chief of Neuropsychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. The book has been adopted by universities across the country. Praise for The "God" Part of the Brain "This cult classic in many ways parallels Rene Descartes' search for reliable and certain knowledge...Drawing on such disciplines as philosophy, psychology, and biology, Alper argues that belief in a spiritual realm is an evolutionary coping method that developed to help humankind deal with the fear of death...Highly recommended." - Library Journal "I very much enjoyed the account of your spiritual journey and believe it would make excellent reading for every college student - the resultant residence-hall debates would be the best part of their education. It often occurs to me that if, against all odds, there is a judgmental God and heaven, it will come to pass that when the pearly gates open, those who had the valor to think for themselves will be escorted to the head of the line, garlanded, and given their own personal audience." - Edward O. Wilson, two-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner "This is an essential book for those in search of a scientific understanding of man's spiritual nature. Matthew Alper navigates the reader through a labyrinth of intriguing questions and then offers undoubtedly clear answers that lead to a better understanding of our objective reality." - Elena Rusyn, MD, PhD; Gray Laboratory; Harvard Medical School "What a wonderful book you have written. It was not only brilliant and provocative but also revolutionary in its approach to spirituality as an inherited trait." - Arnold Sadwin, MD, former chief of Neuropsychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania "A lively manifesto...For the discipline's specific application to the matter at hand, I've seen nothing that matches the fury of The 'God' Part of the Brain, which perhaps explains why it's earned something of a cult following." - Salon.com "All 6 billion plus inhabitants of Earth should be in possession of this book. Alper's tome should be placed in the sacred writings' section of libraries, bookstores, and dwellings throughout the world. Matthew Alper is the new Galileo...Immensely important...Defines in a clear and concise manner what each of us already knew but were afraid to admit and exclaim." - John Scoggins, PhD "Vibrant ... vivacious. An entertaining and provocative introduction to speculations concerning the neural basis of spirituality." - Free Inquiry Magazine
  • 'Is This Thing On?': A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes, and the Kicking & Screaming

    By Abby Stokes

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780761183808
    • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
    • Published: March 2015
    Like a personal trainer for the digital age, Abby Stokes is the hand-holding, motivating expert that newbies—specifically older newbies—turn to when they want to become digitally literate. And her book,Is This Thing On?, is as smart, comprehensive, reassuring, and jargon-free as she is: the epitome of user-friendly. And it is now completely revised and updated to keep pace with the fast-changing digital landscape, covering tablets, apps, video streaming, social media, and much more.With the skill and assurance of a teacher who for over 20 years has personally taught computer skills to thousands of seniors and technophobes, Stokes covers it all: How to choose, buy, and start using the computer or tablet that’s just right for you, plus how to set everything up for maximum comfort and safety. How to connect to the Internet, sign up for email, understand and use search engines, and get started with essential skills like word processing and text messaging. How to choose, buy, and start using a smartphone. How to take and share digital photographs and videos. How to discover online communities and participate in social media like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs. How to explore the world of apps, online music, streaming movies, and ebooks. And, importantly, online security— including what to do when things go wrong. Appendices include both Apple and PC keyboard shortcuts and 200 recommended websites and 100 apps; there are FAQs at the end of each chapter and tips and tricks throughout. An all-new companion website—AskAbbyStokes.com—will include video tutorials explaining the latest technologies.
  • 'Man-with Variations': Interviews with Franz Boas and Colleagues, 1937

    By Joseph Mitchell

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780996635516
    • Publisher: Prickly Paradigm Press
    • Published: February 2017
  • 'Nature and the Greeks' and 'Science and Humanism'

    By Erwin Schrodinger

    Our Price: $19.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781107431836
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • 'Perfectly Delightful': The Life & Gardens of Harvey Ladew

    By Christopher Weeks

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780801861123
    • Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
    • Published: 1999
    Immensely readable and chatty account of the wealthy American socialite, fox hunter, artist, traveler, topiary gardener extraordinaire at his country estate outside Baltimore...who ate snails with the French writer Colette, in bed. A story of multicontinental revelry. Notes, index. Illus., 18 color plates/numerous b&w text figures. 279p.
  • 'Subtle is the Lord...' The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein

    By Abraham Pais

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195204384
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: November 1983
    (Oxford Lives series). This guide to t he life & thought of the most famous scientist of the past 100 years uses previously unpublished papers & personal recollections of years of acquaintance between Pais and Einstein. Its narraitve illuminates Einstein through his work with both liveliness and precision. Appendices, Name & SubjectIndexes. B&W illus. 552p.
  • 'Subtle is the Lord...': The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein

    By Abraham Pais

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192806727
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: November 2005
    Provides an intimate, personal portrait of the eminent physicist and traces the origins, development, and impact of his revolutionary scientific theories

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