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Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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by Piketty, Thomas
What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, "Thomas Piketty analyz...
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Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue

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by Harris, Sam
In this deeply informed exchange, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz present an antidote to the polarizing rhetoric and obscurantism that define our time: honest dialogue. Guided by a commitment to the belief that no idea is above scrutiny and no people beneath dignity, Harris and Nawaz challenge each other, and their readers, to discover common ground.
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The Japanese Kitchen

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by Beitchman, Shimbo
Includes over 250 recipes, reflecting Japanese culinary history from ancient to modern times. The recipes tell how to: choose and fillet a fish for sashimi; make a rolled omelette; grill a chicken yakitori-style for a glossy exterior; make miso soup, sushi, and sukiyaki; make your own sweet pickled ginger and udon noodles, and much more. Since the recipes are organised in familiar categories, you will learn...
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Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution

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by Dubois, Laurent
The first and only successful slave revolution in the Americas began in 1791 when thousands of brutally exploited slaves rose up against their masters on Saint-Domingue, the most profitable colony in the 18th Century Atlantic world. The slave insurgents forced the French administrators of the colony to emancipate them, a decision ratified by revolutionary Paris in 1794. This victory was a stunning challenge...
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The Summits of Modern Man

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by Hansen Peter
The history of mountaineering has long served as a metaphor for civilization triumphant. Once upon a time, the Alps were an inaccessible habitat of specters and dragons, until heroic men--pioneers of enlightenment--scaled their summits, classified their strata and flora, and banished the phantoms forever. A fascinating interdisciplinary study of the first ascents of the major Alpine peaks and Mount Everest,...
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On Glasgow and Edinburgh

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by Crawford Robert
Edinburgh and Glasgow enjoy a famously scratchy relationship. Resembling other intercity rivalries throughout the world, from Madrid and Barcelona, to Moscow and St. Petersburg, to Beijing and Shanghai, Scotland's sparring metropolises just happen to be much smaller and closer together--like twin stars orbiting a common axis. Yet their size belies their world-historical importance as cultural and commercial...
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London: A History in Verse

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by Ford, Mark
Called "the flour of Cities all," London has long been understood through the poetry it has inspired. Now poet Mark Ford has assembled the most capacious and wide-ranging anthology of poems about London to date, from Chaucer to Wordsworth to the present day, providing a chronological tour of urban life and of English literature. Nearly all of the major poets of British literature have left some poetic recor...
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Cairo: Histories of a City

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by AlSayyad, Nezar
From its earliest days as a royal settlement fronting the pyramids of Giza to its current manifestation as the largest metropolis in Africa, Cairo has forever captured the urban pulse of the Middle East. In Cairo: Histories of a City, Nezar AlSayyad narrates the many Cairos that have existed throughout time, offering a panoramic view of the city's history unmatched in temporal and geographic scope, through ...
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The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans

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by Powell, Lawrence N.
America's most beguiling metropolis started out as a snake-infested, hurricane-battered swamp. Through intense imperial rivalries and ambitious settlers who risked their lives to succeed in colonial America, the site became a crossroads for the Atlantic world. Powell gives us the full sweep of the city's history from its founding through statehood.
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Catalan Cuisine

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by Andrews, Colman
Award-winning author Coleman Andrews explores a once undiscovered gem among Europe's great culinary traditions. The cooks of Catalonia use many of the same popular ingredients found in other Mediterranean cuisines, but they combine them in fresh and unexpectedly delicious ways. Try Paella Vallenciana, Tumbet (a Majorcan vegetable casserole), Canalons (the local spin on cannelloni), or the delightful Bunyols...
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The Lost Art of Finding Our Way

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by Huth, John Edward
Long before GPS, Google Earth, and global transit, humans traveled vast distances using only environmental clues and simple instruments. John Huth asks what is lost when modern technology substitutes for our innate capacity to find our way. Encyclopedic in breadth, weaving together astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, and ethnography, The Lost Art of Finding Our Way puts us in the shoes, ships, and sleds o...
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