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Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records

by Amanda Petrusich

The untold story of a quirky and important subculture: The world of 78rpm records and the insular community that celebrates them—by acclaimed music critic and author Amanda Petrusich, who contributes regularly...


Jump Attack: The Formula for Explosive Athletic Performance, Jumping Higher, and Training Like the Pros

by Tim S. Grover

Legendary trainer Tim Grover’s internationally acclaimed training program used by the pros, including Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant—now completely revised, updated, and expanded, with 100 new photos.

Since...


Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

by Michael J. Tougias & Douglas A. Campbell

The harrowing story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty—the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty—which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard

On Thursday, October...


Brooklyn Bounce: The Highs and Lows of Nets Basketball's Historic First Season in the Borough

by Jake Appleman

When the Brooklyn Nets played their first game at Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn in the fall of 2012, they succeeded in bringing a major professional sports franchise back to Brooklyn for the first time...


Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA

by John Rizzo

In 1975, fresh out of law school and working a numbing job at the Treasury Department, John Rizzo took “a total shot in the dark” and sent his résumé to the Central Intelligence Agency. He had no notion...


Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World

by Nicholas Griffin

THE SPRING OF 1971 heralded the greatest geopolitical realignment in a generation. After twenty-two years of antagonism, China and the United States suddenly moved toward a détente—achieved not by politicians...


The Herbfarm Cookbook

by Jerry Traunfeld

Not so long ago, parsley was the only fresh herb available to most American cooks. Today, bunches of fresh oregano and rosemary can be found in nearly every supermarket, basil and mint grow abundantly in backyards...


Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run

by Alexandra Heminsley

The inspiring, hilarious memoir of a “Bridget Jones-like writer” (The Washington Post) who transforms her life by learning to run, with stories of miserable defeat, complete victory, and learning to choose...


Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and The People Who Play It

by David M. Ewalt

The Lord of the Rings meets Moneyball in this unique and authoritative book on Dungeons & Dragons—from the game’s origins through its rise to cultural prominence, and its ripple effect on popular culture...


The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Though the Heart of the Grand Canyon

by Kevin Fedarko

IN THE TRADITION OF THE PERFECT STORM AND SEABISCUIT, THE ENGROSSING TALE OF THE FASTEST BOAT RIDE EVER DOWN THE COLORADO RIVER THROUGH THE GRAND CANYON

IN THE WINTER OF 1983, the largest El Niño event on record—a...


The Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder

by David Quammen

In 1981 David Quammen began what might be every freelance writer's dream: a monthly column for Outside magazine in which he was given free rein to write about anything that interested him in the natural world....


The Flight of the Iguana: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

by David Quammen

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Wild Thoughts from Wild Places

by David Quammen

In Wild Thoughts from Wild Places, award-winning journalist David Quammen reminds us why he has become one of our most beloved science and nature writers.

This collection of twenty-three of Quammen's most intriguing,...


Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal that Runs the World

by Bill Carter

A SWEEPING ACCOUNT OF CIVILIZATION’S COMPLETE DEPENDENCE ON COPPER AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR PEOPLE, NATURE, AND OUR GLOBAL ECONOMY

COPPER is a miraculous and contradictory metal, essential to nearly every human...


Stand Up That Mountain: The Battle to Save One Small Community in the Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail

by Jay Erskine Leutze

In the tradition of A Civil Ac tion—the true story of a North Carolina outdoorsman who teams up with his Appalachian “mountain people” neighbors to save treasured land from being destroyed

Living alone...


American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation

by Eric Rutkow

This fascinating and groundbreaking work tells the remarkable story of the relationship between Americans and their trees across the entire span of our nation’s history.

Like many of us, historians have long...


American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation

by Eric Rutkow

This fascinating and groundbreaking work tells the remarkable story of the relationship between Americans and their trees across the entire span of our nation's history.

Like many of us, historians have long...


Homemade: The Heart and Science of Handcrafts

by Carol Endler Sterbenz & Harry Bates

Offering an abundance of information and inspiration, Homemade is a revelatory addition to the craft world—the ultimate reference book on crafting and also a warm, engagingly written book that combines history...


Part Wild: One Woman's Journey with a Creature Caught Between the Worlds of Wolves and Dogs

by Ceiridwen Terrill

Part Wild is the unforgettable story of Ceiridwen Terrill’s journey with a creature whose heart is divided between her bond to one woman and her need to roam free. When Terrill adopts a wolfdog— part husky,...


The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the Twenty-First Century

by Alex Prud'Homme

 AS ALEX PRUD’HOMME and his great-aunt Julia Child were completing their collaboration on her memoir, My Life in France, they began to talk about the French obsession with bottled water, which had finally...