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Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources

M. Kat Anderson

"This is a highly significant--one might argue revolutionary--book.

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Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance (The American Empire Project)

Noam Chomsky

An analysis of America's pursuit of domination predicts negative consequences if theBush administration is enabled to pursue a goal of global supremacy, citing ...

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Screwed: The Undeclared War against the Middle Class and What We Can Do About It

Thom Hartmann

National radio host Hartmann takes on the issues surrounding the assault on the middle class and discusses what can be done to counteract it.

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Back to the Table: The Reunion of Food and Family

Art Smith

Oprah Winfrey's personal chef shares 150 innovative recipes for everything fromelegant candied kumquat to herb-roasted chicken, all representing the best of ...

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The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientist's Guide to Your Brain and Its Politics

George Lakoff

A groundbreaking scientific examination of the way our brains understand politics from a New York Times bestselling ...

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500 Treasured Country Recipes from Martha Storey and Friends : Mouthwatering, Time-Honored, Tried-and-True, Handed-Down, Soul-Satisfying Dishes

Martha Storey

(Marcia Adams, Author of More Recipes From Quilt Country and Producer of PBS's Marcia Adams' Kitchen) Martha Storey, country-living publisher for more than ...

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The navigator

Morris L West

SIX Next morning they woke early, to a lowering sky and an oily sea, and a windless hush that presaged a big blow. ...

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Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming

Paul Hawken

The environmentalist author of Natural Capitalism traces the contributions of a diverse, worldwide grassroots humanitarian movement through which conscientious ...

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Long Walk to Freedom

Nelson Mandela, Chris Van Wyk

To millions of people around the world, Nelson Mandela stands, as no other living figuredoes, for the triumph of dignity and hope over despair and hatred, of ...

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The Last Unicorn

Peter S Beagle



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A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (Perennial Classics)

Howard Zinn



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Thinking Points: Communicating Our American Values and Vision

George Lakoff

Offers an understanding of the progressive worldview by seeking to answer such questionsas "What is the progressive vision of America?

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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure Series)

Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein

Two hundred and fifty-three archetypal patterns consisting of problem statements, discussions, illustrations, and solutions provide lay persons with a framework ...

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Papillon (P.S.)

Henri Charriere

Henri Charrière, called "Papillon," for the butterfly tattoo on his chest,was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit.

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Me and Her, Me and Him

Shontaine

In inner-city Philly, Me and Her, Me and Him is a story about two young Black adults in a tale of family, parenthood, and love. They share the turmoil of ...

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The Dictators: Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia

Richard Overy



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Trawler: A Journey Through the North Atlantic

Redmond O'Hanlon

The author of Into the Heart of Borneo describes his ocean-bound odyssey aboard adeep-sea fishing trawler from the northern coast of Scotland and his ...

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The Dispossessed

Ursula K. Le Guin

Unwilling to accept that his anarchist world must be separated from the rest of thecivilized universe, Shevek, a brilliant physicist, risks his life by ...

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La Gran Guerra Por La Civilizacion/the Great War of Civilization (Spanish Edition)

Robert Fisk

El libro definitivo sobre Oriente Medio.

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Woman: An Intimate Geography

Natalie Angier

The Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist and author of Natural Obsessions explores the essence of what it means to be a womanin body and mindas she shares her ...

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The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington

David Sirota

Examines a burgeoning movement among ordinary Americans from both the Left and the Right who are fed up with the gross mismanagement of American government and ...

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HedgeWitch: Spells, Crafts & Rituals For Natural Magick

Silver RavenWolf

Along with a wealth of helpful hints on using HedgeWitch magick for love, health, and beauty, this guide presents tips and recipes for soap making, tea-leaf reading, butterfly garden magick, organically growing your own herbs, and a variety ...

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Rumi: The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

Coleman Barks

Perfect for Valentine's Day, a lavish collection of poems from the highly regardedSufi mystic celebrates the joy and wonder of love.

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Uncover a Frog (Uncover Books)

Aimee Bakken

There are poisonous frogs, hairy frogs, singing frogs, albino frogs, and even glass frogs with translucent skin you can actually see through! Uncover the ...

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One in a Million

Nicholas Read

It’s scary enough without the stories he hears about mysterious disappearances ofother dogs who have shared his situation.

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Days and Nights of Love and War

Eduardo Galeano

"Days and Nights succeeds not only because of its socio-political authenticity and lyrical style but because of its interweaving of anger and tenderness, ...

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Anarchy

Errico Malatesta

This now classic work was first published in 1891 and has been in continual demand ever since. Translated from the original Italian and with an introduction by Vernon Richards.

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Subcommander Marcos: The Man and the Mask

Nick Henck

This is a valuable reference book for all those interested in a detailed account of the rise of Subcommander Marcos and the EZLN in Chiapas.

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1984 (Signet Classics)

George Orwell

Portrays a terrifying vision of life in the future when a totalitarian government, considered a "Negative Utopia," watches over all citizens and directs all ...

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How the West Was Lost: Fifty YEars of Economic Folly - and the Stark Choices Ahead

Dambisa Moyo

Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead Dambisa Moyo. west was lost Dambisa moyo author oF DeaD aiD how the west was lost also by Dambisa moyo Dead. FiFty years oF economic Folly— and the stark choices ahead ...

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Ecotopia Emerging

Ernest Callenbach

People who also appear in ECOTOPIA first join the story in this epic vision of the birthof a new nation.

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E. E. Cummings: Complete Poems, 1904-1962 (Revised, Corrected, and Expanded Edition)

E. E. Cummings

A collection of the modern poet's work shows his use of satire and sentiment inunconventional verse styles

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Ecotopia

Ernest Callenbach

Investigative reporter William Weston crosses the Sierra Nevada mountains and enters Ecotopia, the first American to do so since the Ecotopian secession from ...

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House of Leaves

Mark Z. Danielewski

A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries. A first novel. Original.

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When the Spirits Dance Mambo: Growing Up Nuyorican in El Barrio

Marta Moreno Vega

An evocative memoir of Puerto Rican New York describes one young woman's childhood and coming of age in Spanish Harlem during the 1950s and 1960s, offering a ...

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Reflections on Native-Newcomer Relations: Selected Essays

J.R. Miller

Paper, including the brilliant polemic The Unjust Society, by Alberta Indian leader Harold Cardinal, captured a great deal ... For example, Dr John Tobias, an American with a Ph.D. in German history from the University of Alberta, switched his ...

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Cunt: A Declaration of Independence Expanded and Updated Second Edition

Inga Muscio

This edition is fully revised with updated resources, a new foreword from sexual pioneerBetty Dodson, and a new afterword by the author. “Bright, sharp, ...

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Druids

Morgan Llywelyn

Taken in by the chief druid of the Carnutes in Gaul, the Celt orphan Ainvar learns to master the druid mysteries of thought, healing, and magic, and discovers ...

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X (As told to Alex Haley)

Alex Haley

Om den sorte, muslimske, politiske lederskikkelse Malcolm X (1925-1965), der efter en fattig barndom og en ungdom med kriminalitet kæmpede for ophævelse af ...

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Being Right Is Not Enough: What Progressives Must Learn from Conservative Success

Paul Waldman



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41

The Unconscious Civilization

John Ralston Saul

John Ralston Saul argues that while Fascism was defeated in World War II, its"corporatist" doctrines powerfully influence our own society today.

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When Corporations Rule the World

David C Korten

Illustrates the harmful effects of globalization on politics, society, and the environment, profiling the "transnational corporation" and warning readers that ...

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Manchild in the Promised Land

Claude Brown

This autobiographic novel, in print for more than 30 years, portrays the "lost" generation of African-Americans whose parents left the sharecropping lifestyle ...

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Last Animals at the Zoo: How Mass Extinction Can Be Stopped

Colin Tudge

Discusses the current breeding programs and research that has been done in genetics to save animals from extinction, and discusses why this research is ...

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Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Plum Island Germ Laboratory

Michael C. Carroll

An expos of the activities of a New York government biological research lab on New York's Plum Island describes the facility's routine work with exotic viruses and discusses its link to national safety and security interests. 35,000 first ...

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Last Exit to Brooklyn. Hubert Selby, JR (French Edition)

Hubert, JR. Selby

Described by various reviewers as hellish and obscene, it tells the stories of New Yorkers who at every turn confront the worst excesses in human nature. Yet there are moments of exquisite tenderness in these troubled lives.

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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Naomi Klein

In an introduction to the concept of "disaster capitalism," the award-winningauthor of No Logo offers a revealing expos of how the global "free market" has ...

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I and Thou (Continuum Impacts)

Martin Buber

This volume should provide a new basis for all future discussions of Buber.

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Quick-Fix Vegetarian: Healthy Home-Cooked Meals in 30 Minutes or Less

Robin Robertson

Quick-Fix Vegetarian by Robin Robertson recently was named Best New Cookbook by PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

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Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton

Bobby Seale

Every time I saw a paddy roll by in a car, I picked up one of the half-bricks, and threw it at the motherfuckers. I threw about half the bricks, ...

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