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Reid, Eliza

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Summary: "Iceland is the best place on earth to be a woman--but why? For the past twelve years, the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report has ranked Iceland number one on its list of countries closing the gap in equality between men and women. What is it about Iceland that makes many women's experience there so positive? Why has their society made such meaningful progress in this ongoing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 REI

Garrels, Anne

Summary: "Portrait of the mid-size city of Chelyabinsk and how it is faring in the new Russia"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 947 GAR

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947 GAR

Kelleher, Katy

Summary: In these deeply researched essays, a Paris Review contributor blends science, history, and memoir to explore human obsession with gorgeous things, exposing the fraught histories of makeup, silk, jewels, perfume, and other objects, helping readers to ethically partake in the beauty of the world around them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2023

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 111 KEL

Martin, Wednesday.

Summary: "Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MARTIN, WEDNESDAY MAR

Ord, Toby

Summary: From one of the world's leading moral voices, this urgent and eye-opening book makes the case that protecting humanity's future is the central challenge of our time. If all goes well, human history is just beginning. Our species could survive for billions of years - enough time to end disease, poverty, and injustice, and to flourish in ways unimaginable today. But this vast future is at risk....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 300 Ord

Von Petzinger, Genevieve.

Summary: "One of the most significant works on our evolutionary ancestry since Richard Leakey's paradigm-shattering Origins, The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the little-known geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world--the first indications of symbolic meaning, intelligence, and language. Imagine yourself as a caveman or woman. The place: Europe. The time: 25,000...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302 VON

Winchester, Simon

Summary: Land--whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city--is central to our existence. Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing, and have done, with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 333.3 WIN

Radin, Paul

Summary: "Primitive Man as Philosopher is influential anthropologist and ethnologist Paul Radin's enduringly relevant survey of an array of aboriginal cultures and belief systems, including those of the Winnebago, Oglala Sioux, Maori, Banda, the Buin of Melanesia, Tahitian, Hawaiian, Zuni, and Ewe. Radin examines the conditioning of thought and religion practiced among the members of each society and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NYRB Classics 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 RAD

Luzzi, Joseph.

Summary: "A charming, informative personal history that blends the anecdotal, historical, and downright unusual The child of Italian immigrants and an award-winning scholar of Italian literature, in My Two Italies Joseph Luzzi straddles these two perspectives tolink his family's dramatic story to Italy's north-south divide, its quest for a unifying language, and its passion for art, food, and family. ...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus & Giroux 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LUZZI, JOSEPH LUZ

Rudy, Kathy.

Summary: " The contemporary animal rights movement encompasses a wide range of sometimes-competing agendas from vegetarianism to animal liberation. For people for whom pets are family members--animal lovers outside the fray--extremist positions in which all human-animal interaction is suspect often discourage involvement in the movement to end cruelty to other beings. In Loving Animals, Kathy Rudy...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Minnesota Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 179.3 RUD

Weiner, Eric

Summary: In The Geography of Genius, acclaimed travel writer Weiner sets out to examine the connection between our surroundings and our most innovative ideas. He explores the history of places, like Vienna of 1900, Renaissance Florence, ancient Athens, Song Dynasty Hangzhou, and Silicon Valley, to show how certain urban settings are conducive to ingenuity. And, with his trademark insightful humor, he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153 WEI

Lowe, Scott

Summary: "About how the manipulation of human hair holds fascinating symbolic meanings and provokes profound visceral impacts in all cultures of the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Academic 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 644 LOV

Puglionesi, Alicia

Summary: "In this examination of landscape and memory, four sites of American history are revealed as places where historical truth was written over by oppressive fiction-with profound repercussions for politics past and present. Popular narratives of American history conceal as much as they reveal. They present a national identity based on harvesting the treasures that lay in wait for European...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 PUG

Best, Joel.

Summary: "Student loan debt in the U.S. now exceeds $1 trillion, more than the nation's credit-card debt. This timely book explains how and why student loans evolved, the concerns they've raised along the way, and how each policy designed to fix student loans winds up making things worse. The authors, a father and son team, provide an intergenerational, interdisciplinary approach to understanding how,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Univ of California Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 378.362 BES

Howsare, Erika

Summary: In this masterful hybrid of nature writing and cultural studies, the author investigates our connection with deer, from mythology to biology, offering a unique and intimate perfective on a very human relationship while inviting us to contemplate the paradoxes of how we interact with and shape the natural world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2024

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Krulos, Tea

Summary: "Journalist Tea Krulos joins paranormal investigators in the field as they explore haunted houses, trek through creepy forests in search of Bigfoot, scan the skies for UFOs, and more. Along the way, he meets a diverse cast of characters--true believers, skeptics, and hoaxers--from the credible to the quirky"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 001.9 KRU

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