• 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: $20.70
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781501167997
    • Publisher: Atria / 37 INK
    • Published: April 2018
  • 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
  • The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes

    By Scott Wallace

    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.
  • Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope

    By Gabrielle Giffords

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781451661064
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: November 2011
    Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, arrived in the world spotlight under the worst of circumstances. On January 8, 2011, while meeting with her constituents in Tucson, Arizona, Gabby was the victim of an assassination attempt that left six people dead, and thirteen wounded. Gabby was shot in the head; doctors called her survival “ miraculous.” Now, as Gabby’s health continues to show improvement, this book provides an unflinching look at the overwhelming challenges of brain injury, the painstaking process of learning to communicate again, and the responsibilities that fall to a loving spouse who wants the best possible treatment. Told in Mark Kelly’s voice and from Gabby’s heart, the book also chronicles the lives that brought these two extraordinary people together – their humor, their ambitions, and their sense of duty, their long-distance marriage, and their desire for family. This is a reminder of the power of true grit, the patience needed to overcome unimaginable obstacles, and the transcendence of love. Illus., color photographs. 308p.
  • Fungal Strategies of Wood Decay In Trees

    By Francis W. Schwarze

    Our Price: $149.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783540672050
    • Publisher: SPRINGFIELD, IL
    • Published: March 2004
    Wood-destroying fungi play an important role in nature, because they are the only forms of life capable of reducing wood to its initial constituents. However, they can also be dangerous for people and property, as they can impair the stability and fracture-safety of trees. This book gives detailed information, based on new and original scientfic findings, on the examination and effects of the most important species of fungi associated with failure of infected urban trees. In addition, new ways are presented for predicting the advance of decay in the living tree. The subject is illustrated and made easily accessible by numerous colored photos of fungus fruit bodies, defect symptoms, and macroscopic and microscopic pictures of wood decay. A detailed introduction to the fundamentals of wood pathology provides a way into the subjects of applied mycology and tree care for readers without previous special knowledge. Francis W.M.R. Schwarze, National Diploma of Arboriculture at Merrist Wood College, UK (1991), Master of Science in Pure, Applied Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, University of Reading, UK (1992), doctorate at Freiburg University (1995), since 1996 assistant at the Institute for Forest Botany and Tree Physiology at Freiburg University, concentrating on research into wood-destroying fungi and host-fungus interactions.Julia Engels, Diploma Forester at Freiburg University (1995), doctorate on root fungi at Freiburg University (1998). Since 1998 active in tree care and mycology in Luxembourg.Claus Mattheck, born 1947, doctorate in theoretical physics (1973), qualified as lecturer on damage studies at Karlsruhe University (1985), and now teaches there as Professor. Since 1991 he has been an officially appointed and attested expert on tree mechanics and fracture behaviour. Has been awarded numerous prizes for research and publication. Head of the Biomechanics Department at the Karlsruhe Research Centre.