Social Science

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    Scrolling Forward
    Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age
    By David M. Levy
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Scrolling Forward takes a common, everyday object--the document--and illuminates what it reveals about us, both in the past and as we move into the digital age.... [READ MORE]
    Green Ribbons and Turbans
    Young Iranians Against the Mullahs
    By Armin Arefi, Translated by Joanna Oseman
    (Arcade Publishing)
    During the last presidential election in Iran, nonviolent protestors defied the mullahs’ power by wearing green ribbons on their wrists. In June of 2009, the inhabitants of Tehran were living underground to escape the government’s authority, strangled by interdictions, dreaming of freedom and revolution.... [READ MORE]
    Jobs That Could Kill You
    True Stories of People Risking Their Lives to Make a Buck
    By Tom Jones
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Jobs That Could Kill You is a fascinating collection of candid and intimate conversations with forty-two men and women who describe in gripping detail how physical risk is a familiar companion in their working lives, and how they deal with it. In the oral history tradition of Studs Terkel, Jobs That... [READ MORE]
    Food Tyrants
    Fight for Your Right to Healthy Food in a Toxic World
    By Nicole Faires
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    When author and homesteader Nicole Faires decided to retrofit an old school bus and tour America’s small farms with her husband and two small children, she expected to learn a lot, be inspired, and have some fun. But what she fou... [READ MORE]
    The Quantum Guide to Life
    How The Laws Of Physics Explain Our Lives From Laziness To Love
    By Kunal K. Das
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Learn how quantum physics affects your daily life and discover practical ways to put that knowledge to good use! Ever wonder why you always seem to seek the easiest and shortest way to accomplish something? And why is it... [READ MORE]
    A revolution is underway in archaeology. Working at the cutting edge of genetic and molecular technologies, researchers have been probing the building blocks of ancient life-DNA, proteins, fats-to rewrite our understanding of the past. Their discoveries (including a Mitochondrial Eve, the woman from... [READ MORE]
    Coffee
    The Epic of a Commodity
    By H.E. Jacob
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “A cup of coffee is a miracle, a wonderful assemblage of relationships”. This classic follows coffee's journey around the world, from London to Brazil, telling in fascinating detail and amusing anecdote the singular history of the legendary commodity, from its discovery that chewing on the beans were... [READ MORE]
    Christmas in America
    A Photographic Celebration of the Holiday Season
    By Peter Guttman
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Peter Guttman offers a dazzling overview of the holiday season throughout the United States. Nothing reminds us of the good things in life—family, friendship, food, and good cheer—more than Christmas. With stunning images and illuminating text, award-winning photographer Peter Guttman offers a dazzling... [READ MORE]
    Food Confidential
    The Corporate Takeover of Food Security and the Family Farm—and What to Do About It
    By Nicole Faires
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Fight the power and protect your family from the corporate interests that control our food chain.When author and homesteader Nicole Faires decided to retrofit an old school bus and tour America’s small farms with her husband and two small children, she expected to learn a lot, be inspired, and have some... [READ MORE]
    We are surrounded by documents of all kinds, from receipts to letters, business memos to books, yet we rarely stop to reflect on their significance. Now, in this period of digital transition, our written forms as well as out reading and writing habits are being questioned and transformed by new technologies... [READ MORE]
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