• The American Future: A History

    By Simon Schama

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781847920010
    • Publisher: Bodley Head
    • Published: October 2008
    Sidney Schama discusses the most compelling issues facing Americans now - and traces the deep history of the present crisis. Cumulatively the chapters build into a history of American exceptionalism - the 'American difference' that means so much to its people but which has led it into calamities as well as triumphs. One of those differences historically has been the capacity to renew and rebuild the nation at times when it seemed overwhelmed by disaster. 1932 and 1976 were such moments; 2008 in another, when the fate of America, and by extension the world, is hanging in the balance. Schama argues that if you want to know what is truly at stake, you need to absorb these stories and understand this a condition of hope for, and in, the future. Bibliography, Index. Illus., color/b&w. 392p.
  • Heads of the Colored People: Stories

    By Nafissa Thompson-Spires

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781501168000
    • Publisher: Atria / 37 INK
    • Published: January 2019
  • The Way of the Masks

    By Claude Levi-Strauss

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780295966366
    • Publisher: University of Washington Press
    • Published: June 1988
    The noted French structural anthropologist explains British Columbia Swaihwe tribal masks - with their gaping mouths, incongrously placed bird heads, enormous tongues, protruding from flabby lower jaws, and demonic style - with reference to kinship ties, incest prohibition and myths. He subsequently contrasts these masks with those of other coastal peoples British Columbia and Alaska. Color/b&w illus. 249p.
  • Going Into Darkness

    By Thierry Secretan

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780500278390
    • Publisher: THAMES AND HUDSON
    • Published: September 1995
    Funerary art has many expressions, but seldom is it as eye-catching as a giant wooden sardine carried above the heads of a colorful, jostling throng! But among the Ga, the dominant people of the Ghanian capital Acca, it'sabsolutely cool. Color photographs combine with a lively text to explain a wide variety of these sculptural works. 152 illus., 132 in color. 128p. pap.
  • Coaching Youth Soccer: Step-by-Step Instruction on Strategy, Mechanics, Drills, and Winning

    By D.W. Crisfield

    Our Price: $21.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781599215488
    • Publisher: KNACK
    • Published: August 2009
    Each year, millions of kids join local soccer teams or head to soccer-friendly summer camps--and thousands of older, not necessarily soccer savvy people, parents included, find themselves serving as coaches. Are you among the latter? Let Knack Coaching Youth Soccer come to the rescue! In Knack's hallmark quick-reading, step-by-step, visually organized format, and organized by age group and by league, it presents a season's worth of plans, exercises, strategies, sample practices, and tips. Its 400 full-color photos, plus field diagrams, are complemented by easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of ideas for creating a winning team--ensuring that you avoid embarrassment, have fun, and leave kids with the happiest experience possible. 400 full-color photos showingRules * Equipment * Safety * Dribbling * Ball Control * Passing * Shooting * Heading * Goalkeeping * Set Plays * Formations * Defense Offense * Transition * Team Games * Warm-up Drills * Sample Practices * Tryouts * Indoor Soccer
  • Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage

    By Elizabeth Siegel

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300141146
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: November 2009
    Human heads on animal bodies, people in fanciful landscapes, faces that are deftly morphed into common household objects - these areamong the Victorian experiments in photocollage seen and explained in this marvelous book, which accompanies an exhibition @The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC/2.02.10-5.09.10. With sharp wit and dramatic shifts of scale, these images flouted the serious conventions of photography in the 1860s and 1870s. Often made by women for albums, they reveal the educated minds and accomplished hands of their makers. An illuminating text sheds light their enterprise. 140 color.
  • Born on a Blue Day: A Memoir: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant

    By Daniel Tammet

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781416535072
    • Publisher: Free Press
    • Published: January 2007
    If you saw Daniel Tammet on the street, or had a conversation with him in a bar, you'd probably think he was a normal, run-of-the-mill guy. But this soft-spoken and modest man is far from ordinary. Daniel Tammet has one of the most fascinating and brilliant minds in the world. Daniel has an extremely rare condition called savant syndrome that gives him almost unimaginable mental powers. Daniel sees numbers as shapes, colors,and textures, but unlike most people with savant syndrome, Daniel has emerged from the isolation of his autistic disorder and is able to explain what is happening in his head. 'Born on a Blue Day' is a journey into the mind of a genius.
  • The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307462961
    • Publisher: Crown
    • Published: October 2011
    In this gripping first-person account of adventure and survival, author Scott Wallace chronicles an expedition into the Amazon’s uncharted depths, discovering the rainforest’s secrets while moving ever closer to a possible encounter with one such tribe – the mysterious flecheiros, or “People of the Arrow,” seldom-glimpsed warriors known to repulse all intruders with showers of deadly arrows. On assignment for National Geographic, Wallace joins Brazilian explorer Sydney Possuelo at the head of a thirty-four--man team that ventures deep into the unknown in search of the tribe. Possuelo’s mission is to protect the Arrow People. But the information he needs to do so can only be gleaned by entering a world of permanent twilight beneath the forest canopy. Alone the way, Wallace uncovers clues as to who the Arrow People might be, how they have managed to endure, and why so much about them must remain shrouded in mystery if they are to survive. Notes, Select Glossary and Pronunciation Guide, Bibliography, Index. Illus., color photos. 494p.