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The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World

by Abigail Tucker

“By turns funny and disturbing, The Lion in the Living Room is full of surprises. Like all the best nonfiction, it will make you think twice about the world around you.” —Elizabeth Kolbert, bestselling...

The Bleeding Edge: Why Technology Turns Toxic in an Unequal World

by Bob Hughes

A big-hitting historical analysis of technology which uses the computer as a can-opener to expose the inequality innate in capitalism.

The Work of Art: Rethinking the Elementary Forms of Religious Life

by Michael Jackson

How are we to think of works of art? Rather than treat art as an expression of individual genius, market forces, or aesthetic principles, Michael Jackson focuses on how art effects transformations in our lives....

The Ghosts of Birds

by Eliot Weinberger

A new collection from “one of the world’s great essayists” (The New York Times) The Ghosts of Birds offers thirty-five essays by Eliot Weinberger: the first section of the book continues his linked serial-essay,...

The Vanished: The "Evaporated People" of Japan in Stories and Photographs

by Léna Mauger, Brian Phalen & Stéphane Remael

Every year, nearly one hundred thousand Japanese vanish without a trace. Known as the johatsu, or the “evaporated,” they are often driven by shame and hopelessness, leaving behind lost jobs, disappointed...

An Intimate Wilderness: Arctic Voices in a Land of Vast Horizons

by Norman Hallendy & William W. Fitzhugh

Arctic researcher, author, and photographer Norman Hallendy’s journey to the far north began in 1958, when many Inuit, who traditionally lived on the land, were moving to permanent settlements created by the...

The Making of a Salafi Muslim Woman

The Boasians: Founding Fathers and Mothers of American Anthropology

by William Y. Adams

This book is a study in depth of the work of Franz Boas and twenty of his students at Columbia University in the early years of the twentieth century. Collectively they laid the entire institutional as well...

Rewild or Die: Revolution and Renaissance at the End of Civilization

by Urban Scout

Rewild or Die is a collection of essays written by Urban Scout exploring the philosophy of the emerging rewilding renaissance, in which civilized humans are thought to be "domesticated" through thousands of...

Bridges between Worlds

What's Normal?

Ancestor-Worship And Japanese Law.

by Nobushige Hozumi

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...

The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging

by Charles Vogl

Bring People Together!

Strong communities help people support one another, share their passions, and achieve big goals. And such communities aren't just happy accidents—they can be purposefully cultivated,...

Titans of the Forests: The Economic Evolution of the Human Species and that of Our Cultures

by Gregory V. Short

Instead of dwelling on the biological, physiological, or even the genetic aspects of our evolution, “Titans of the Forests” takes a completely different approach, which could be referred to as the unchartered...

Groundwork for the Practice of the Good Life: Politics and Ethics at the Intersection of North Atlantic and African Philosophy

by Omedi Ochieng

What makes for good societies and good lives in a global world? In this landmark work of political and ethical philosophy, Omedi Ochieng offers a radical reassessment of a millennia-old question. He does so...

The Management of Hate: Nation, Affect, and the Governance of Right-Wing Extremism in Germany

by Nitzan Shoshan

Since German reunification in 1990, there has been widespread concern about marginalized young people who, faced with bleak prospects for their future, have embraced increasingly violent forms of racist nationalism...

The Unity of Western Civilization

by Francis Sydney Marvin

This early work by Francis Sydney Marvin was originally published in 1922 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Unity of Western Civilization' is a wonderful work charting...

The Development of Folk-Tales and Myths

by Franz Boas

This early work by Franz Boas was originally published in 1916 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Development of Folk-Tales and Myths' is an anthropological work on...

Cumberland Sound and its Eskimos

by Franz Boas

This early work by Franz Boas was originally published in 1885 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Cumberland Sound and its Eskimos' is an anthropological work on the Inuit...

The Half-Blood Indian

by Franz Boas

This early work by Franz Boas was originally published in 1894 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Half-Blood Indian' is an anthropometric study on the mixing of races...