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The Oxford Illustrated History of Science

by Iwan Rhys Morus

The Oxford Illustrated History of Science is the first ever fully illustrated global history of science, from Aristotle to the atom bomb - and beyond. The first part of the book tells the story of science in...


Grave and Learned Men: The Physicians, 1518-1660: 500 Reflections on the RCP, 1518-2018: 05 Book Six

by Louella Vaughan

The Royal College of Physicians celebrates its 500th anniversary in 2018, and to observe this landmark is publishing this series of ten books. Each of the books focuses on fifty themed elements that have contributed...


H. G. Wells' Short History of The World

by H. G. Wells

A Short History of the World is a non-fictional historic work. The book was largely inspired by Wells's earlier 1919 work The Outline of History. The book is summarising the scientific knowledge of the time...


Common Sense

by Thomas Paine

Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution. Common Sense was signed "Written by an Englishman", and...


Arabia Felix: The Danish Expedition of 1761-1767

by Thorkild Hansen, James McFarlane & Colin Thubron

A riveting account of a landmark expedition that left only one survivor, now back in print for the first time in decades.

Arabia Felix is the spellbinding true story of a scientific expedition gone disastrously...


Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition

by John Geiger, Owen Beattie & Wade Davis

In 1845, Sir John Franklin and his men set out to “penetrate the icy fastness of the north, and to circumnavigate America.” And then they disappeared. The truth about what happened to Franklin’s ill-fated...


Frozen in Time

by John Geiger, Owen Beattie & Wade Davis

In 1845, Sir John Franklin and his men set out to “penetrate the icy fastness of the north, and to circumnavigate America.” And then they disappeared. The truth about what happened to Franklin’s ill-fated...


Empires in the Sun: The Struggle for the Mastery of Africa

by Lawrence James

The one hundred year history of how Europe coerced the African continent into its various empires—and the resulting story of how Africa succeeded in decolonization. In this dramatic (and often tragic) story...


Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of English Slang

by Max Decharne

This rollercoaster ride through the colorful history of slang—from highwaymen to hip-hop—is a fresh and exciting take on the subject: entertaining and authoritative without being patronizing, out-of-touch...


Strange Vernaculars

by Janet Sorensen

While eighteenth-century efforts to standardize the English language have long been studied—from Samuel Johnson's Dictionary to grammar and elocution books of the period—less well-known are the era's popular...


Black Detroit

by Herb Boyd

The author of Baldwin’s Harlem looks at the evolving culture, politics, economics, and spiritual life of Detroit—a blend of memoir, love letter, history, and clear-eyed reportage that explores the city’s...


Dancing in the English style

by Allison Abra

Dancing in the English style explores the development, experience, and cultural representation of popular dance in Britain from the end of the First World War to the early 1950s. It describes the rise of modern...


I Hear My People Singing

by Kathryn Watterson & Cornel West

I Hear My People Singing shines a light on a small but historic black neighborhood at the heart of one of the most elite and world-renowned Ivy-League towns—Princeton, New Jersey. The vivid first-person accounts...


The Great Explorers of North America: Complete Biographies, Historical Documents, Journals & Letters

by Julius E. Olson, Edward Everett Hale, Elizabeth Hodges & Frederick A. Ober et al.

European colonization of America occurred as a result of the bravery and discoveries of great navigators, visionaries and adventurers. This carefully edited collection presents the lives of the most influential...


Mothers and Shadows

by Marta Traba, Gustavo Zalamea & Jo Labanyi

Acclaim for Mothers and Shadows:

"In the silence after her death, her novel, full of voices as passionate as her own, is particularly precious ... The end of the story is wrenching; it invades the reader's space...


The Souls of Black Folk

by W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois

The Souls of Black Folk is a classic work of American literature by W. E. B. Du Bois. It is a seminal work in the history of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary history.


Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box

by Angela P. Dodson

2017 begins the centennial celebrations of women first winning the right to vote, culminating in national suffrage three years later. This book documents the milestones in that hard won struggle and reflects...


Any Other Way

by John Lorinc, Tim McCaskell, Maureen Fitzgerald & Jane Farrow et al.

Toronto is home to multiple and thriving queer communities that reflect the intense diversity of the city itself, and Any Other Way is an eclectic history of how these groups have transformed Toronto since...


The Notebooks of Leonardo Davinci

by Leonardo DaVinci

The Notebooks of Leonardo Davinci. Widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. Leonardo Davinci was an Italian polymath...


The Lincoln Letters

by Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is the man that led our nation through the civil war. Despite some very real emotional issues, he was able to navigate such amazingly complex situations. His intelligence shines through in his...