How to Be a Farmer An Ancient Guide to Life on the Land

Whether you farm or garden, live in the country or long to move there, or simply enjoy an occasional rural retreat, you will be delighted by this cornucopia of writings about...

The Lives of Isaac Stern

No single American could personify what Henry Luce called the American Century. But over his eighty-one years, Isaac Stern came closer than most. Russian-Jewish parents brought...

Pacific Thunder The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943-October 1944

On 27 October 1942, four "Long Lance" torpedoes fired by the Japanese destroyers Makigumo and Akigumo exploded in the hull of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8). Minutes...

Fueling Freedom Exposing the Mad War on Energy

Fossil fuel energy is the lifeblood of the modern world. Before the Industrial Revolution, humanity depended on burning wood and candle wax. But with the ability to harness the...

Strange Tools Art and Human Nature

In Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature, philosopher and cognitive scientist Alva Noë raises a number of profound questions: What is art? Why do we value art as we do? What does...

What School Could Be Insights and Inspiration from Teachers across America

Innovation expert Ted Dintersmith took an unprecedented trip across America, visiting all fifty states in a single school year. He originally set out to raise awareness about the...

Counting Backwards A Doctor's Notes on Anesthesia

For many of the 40 million Americans who undergo anesthesia each year, it is a source of great fear and fascination. In Counting Backwards, Dr. Henry Jay Przybylo—an...

Beyond the Bermuda Triangle True Encounters with Electronic Fog, Missing Aircraft, and Time Warps

I didn't believe in time travel or teleportation until it happened to me.I'm Bruce Gernon, and I flew through the heart of the Bermuda Triangle before I'd even heard the term....

Warren Buffett's Ground Rules

Using the letters Warren Buffett wrote to his partners between 1956 and 1970, a veteran financial advisor presents the renowned guru’s “ground rules” for...

The Art and Science of Aging Well A Physician's Guide to a Healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit

In the past century, average life expectancies have nearly doubled, and today, for the first time in human history, many people have a realistic chance of living to eighty or...

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