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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015, Adam Johnson, 826 Nationa
1 Adam Johnson, 826 Nationa The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015
Mariner Books 2015 0544569636 / 9780544569638 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Small Remainder Mark For the past year, a group of high school students met at a publishing house in San Francisco every Monday night to read literary magazines, chapbooks, graphic novels, and countless articles. This committee was assisted by a group of students that met in the basement of a robot shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Together, and under the guidance of guest editor Adam Johnson, these high schoolers selected the contents of The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015. The writing in this book is very essential, if not required, like visiting the Louvre if you’re in Paris. In any case, nothing in this book takes place in Paris, as far as we can recall, but it does feature an elephant hunt, the fall of a reality-TV star, a walk through Ethiopia, and much more of what Johnson calls “the most important examinations in life.” The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015 includes LESLEY NNEKA ARIMAH, DANIEL ALARCÓN, BOX BROWN, REBECCA CURTIS, VICTOR LODATO, CLAUDIA RANKINE, PAUL SALOPEK, PAUL TOUGH, WELLS TOWER and others Adam Johnson, guest editor, teaches creative writing at Stanford University. He is the author of Fortune Smiles, Emporium, Parasites Likes Us, and The Orphan Master’s Son, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. He has received a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. His work has appeared in Esquire, Harper’s Magazine, Playboy, GQ, the Paris Review, Granta, Tin House, the New York Times, and The Best American Short Stories. 
Price: 8.95 USD
On Rare Birds, Albus, Anita
2 Albus, Anita On Rare Birds
Globe Pequot Press, The 2013 0762788054 / 9780762788057 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
On Rare Birds is an endearing compilation of the history and extinction of several bird species, along with detailed accounts of many rare birds. Award-winning writer Anita Albus combines her education in natural history with investigative reporting, transforming each bird's tale into a captivating combination of culture, mythology, science, and lyrical storytelling. Illustrated with stunning avian portraits throughout, it tells the compelling stories of ten rare or extinct bird species—from the tragic demise of the once-abundant Passenger Pigeon to the shooting death of the last Carolina Parakeet in the wild, and from the startling natural defenses of the “willful Nightjar” to the diverse cultural significance of the Kingfisher. Some stories bear sad witness to precious species we have lost, but they are all fascinating and often heartwarming or humorous depictions of the unique lives and loves of birds. With knowledge, devotion, and a true artist’s eye, Albus explains in graceful, precise prose why the decline of these bird species is a great loss both to the natural world and, unavoidably, to culture. With each species lost, a world is lost to human understanding—to our arts, our mythology, and our environment. 
Price: 10.95 USD
Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays, Vol. 4: 1936-1938, Aldous Huxley
3 Aldous Huxley Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays, Vol. 4: 1936-1938
2001 156663394X / 9781566633949 HARDCOVER New 
In this fourth volume of a projected six, Huxley registers his deep misgivings about the course of history in the late 1930s as the world moved toward a second global war. Many of his essays reflect his continuing interest in the conventions of popular culture as well as the philosophy of science and history, particularly as they inform developments in art and politics. But his larger concerns oscillate between empirical science and the particulars of social history, on the one hand, and his need for a grounding of absolute truth that would transcend both. His critique of politics and the prevailing ideologies of fascism and capitalism overlaps with his attempt to locate a foundational truth in a world of change and diversity. He embraced a form of political pacifism that intersected with an increasing attraction to religious quietism and mysticism. And he made a sustained effort to reconcile mystical experience with contemporary theories of physics and the philosophy of science. At their best, Huxley's essays stand among the finest examples of the genre in modern literature. "A remarkable publishing event...beautifully produced and authoritatively edited." 
Price: 15.95 USD
Fantastic People (Magical Races of Myth and Legend), Allan Scott and Michael Scott Rohan
4 Allan Scott and Michael Scott Rohan Fantastic People (Magical Races of Myth and Legend)
0883654644 / 9780883654644 EX-LIBRARY HARDCOVER Used; Good 
Galahad Books, 1980. Hard Cover. Book Condition:Good. Dust Jacket Condition:Good. EX-LIBRARY with usual stamps, marks, and pocket. 
Price: 10.95 USD
5 Anatole Chujoy, P. W. Manchester The Dance Encyclopedia, Revised and Enlarged Edition.
0671225863 / 9780671225865 EX-LIBRARY HARDCOVER Used; Good 
Simon & Schuster. 1967 Hardcover. Book Condition:Good. EX-LIBRARY with usual stamps, marks, and pocket. 
Price: 14.95 USD
Descartes' Error : Emotion, Reason, And The Human Brain, Antonio Damasio,
6 Antonio Damasio, Descartes' Error : Emotion, Reason, And The Human Brain
1994 0399138943 / 9780399138942 BOOK CLUB EDITION. Used; Very Good 
Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain is a book by neurologist Antonio R. Damasio, in which the author presents the argument that emotion and reason are not separate but, in fact, are quite dependent upon one another. Damasio argues that the body is the genesis of thought. The philosopher René Descartes developed a method of reasoning based on the indisputable observation that if we think, we must exist. However, Damasio examines the physiological processes that contribute to the functioning of the mind and therefore proposes the idea that thinking is inherent to a body in which no spirit exists. Descartes' "error" was the dualist separation of mind and body, and the artificial dichotomy between rationality and emotion. One of Damasio's key points is that rationality does not function without emotional input. Damasio explores in depth the famous case of Phineas Gage. While Gage's intelligence remained intact after his brain was damaged in an 1848 accident, Damasio believes that Gage's ability to reason and make rational decisions became severely handicapped because his emotions could no longer be engaged in the process. Damasio uses this and other brain-damage cases to develop his thesis on emotion and its relationship to human activity. He argues that rationality stems from our emotions, and that our emotions stem from our bodily senses. The state of the mind, or feeling, is merely a reflection of the state of the body, and feeling is an indispensable ingredient of rational thought. 
Price: 11.95 USD
A Mickey Mouse Reader, Apgar, Garry
7 Apgar, Garry A Mickey Mouse Reader
University of North Texas Press 2014 1628461039 / 9781628461039 HARDCOVER Used; Like New 
Ranging from the playful, to the fact-filled, and to the thoughtful, this collection tracks the fortunes of Walt Disney’s flagship character. From the first full-fledged review of his screen debut in November 1928 to the present day, Mickey Mouse has won millions of fans and charmed even the harshest of critics. Almost half of the eighty-one texts in A Mickey Mouse Reader document the Mouse’s rise to glory from that first cartoon, Steamboat Willie, through his seventh year when his first color animation, The Band Concert, was released. They include two important early critiques, one by the American culture critic Gilbert Seldes and one by the famed English novelist E. M. Forster.

Articles and essays chronicle the continued rise of Mickey Mouse to the rank of true icon. He remains arguably the most vivid graphic expression to date of key traits of the American character?pluck, cheerfulness, innocence, energy, and fidelity to family and friends. Among press reports in the book is one from June 1944 that puts to rest the urban legend that “Mickey Mouse” was a password or code word on D-Day. It was, however, the password for a major pre-invasion briefing.

Other items illuminate the origins of “Mickey Mouse” as a term for things deemed petty or unsophisticated. One piece explains how Walt and brother Roy Disney, almost single-handedly, invented the strategy of corporate synergy by tagging sales of Mickey Mouse toys and goods to the release of Mickey’s latest cartoons shorts. In two especially interesting essays, Maurice Sendak and John Updike look back over the years and give their personal reflections on the character they loved as boys growing up in the 1930s. 
Price: 16.95 USD
The Prepper's Handbook: How To Prepare For The End Of The World As We Know It, Arthur T. Bradley
8 Arthur T. Bradley The Prepper's Handbook: How To Prepare For The End Of The World As We Know It
Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2012 1620872617 / 9781620872611 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
The Prepper’s Pocket Companion shows you what to do before, during, and after any disaster, whether big or small. With ten easy steps, you’ll learn the basics of: -Creating a foolproof plan -Storing water and food -Cooking off the grid -Alternative energy sources -Various disasters you may encounter -Short-term and long-term self-sufficiency -Safe and fast evacuation With this handy and instructive guide, you will learn how to protect yourself, your family, neighbors, and pets and be completely ready to face any disaster that may strike. 
Price: 7.95 USD
A Treasury Of American Anecdotes, B. A. Botkin,
9 B. A. Botkin, A Treasury Of American Anecdotes
1992 0883656167 / 9780883656167 HARDCOVER Used; Good 
Genuinely funny folk stories that can be told to any audience. Great source for toastmasters and for introductions before a speaker. Many of the stories are just the thing for an introduction. Almost all are quite short, the length of a paragraph or two. 
Price: 8.98 USD
The Baker Catalogue (Three volume illustrated set in a slipcase), Baker Furniture
10 Baker Furniture The Baker Catalogue (Three volume illustrated set in a slipcase)
Baker Furniture B000HJS0SS SLIPCASED Used; Very Good 
Baker Furniture Cabinet Makers Complete 3-volume set in slipcase. Two hardcover books with cranberry red bindings with gold gilt titles and accents, plus one softcover book. Books are tight, clean, and unmarked save for Signiture of Ruth Slatter on index page of Volume I and her signiture and 1975 on index page of Volume II. Seemingly unread. Slipcase is bright and clean. 
Price: 59.95 USD
The Complete SAS Survival Manual, Barry Davies
11 Barry Davies The Complete SAS Survival Manual
Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2011 1616082828 / 9781616082826 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Like New 
New. While you will probably never be trained by Britain's Special Air Service (SAS), Barry Davies provides a plausible substitute with this in-depth guide to the elite force's survival tactics. A former SAS agent, Davies explains strategies for escaping from enemy captivity, evading pursuers, administering first aid, navigating without a compass, self-defense, and surviving in the wilderness. Along with 350 color illustrations, substantial sections feature additional information on identifying edible plants, manufacturing weapons for hunting, and constructing shelters. 
Price: 9.95 USD
Autonomous Robots: From Biological Inspiration to Implementation and Control (Intelligent Robotics ), Bekey, George A.
12 Bekey, George A. Autonomous Robots: From Biological Inspiration to Implementation and Control (Intelligent Robotics )
0262025787 / 9780262025782 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Autonomous robots are intelligent machines capable of performing tasks in the world by themselves, without explicit human control. Examples range from autonomous helicopters to Roomba, the robot vacuum cleaner. In this book, George Bekey offers an introduction to the science and practice of autonomous robots that can be used both in the classroom and as a reference for industry professionals. He surveys the hardware implementations of more than 300 current systems, reviews some of their application areas, and examines the underlying technology, including control, architectures, learning, manipulation, grasping, navigation, and mapping. Living systems can be considered the prototypes of autonomous systems, and Bekey explores the biological inspiration that forms the basis of many recent developments in robotics. He also discusses robot control issues and the design of control architectures.After an overview of the field that introduces some of its fundamental concepts, the book presents background material on hardware, control (from both biological and engineering perspectives), software architecture, and robot intelligence. It then examines a broad range of implementations and applications, including locomotion (wheeled, legged, flying, swimming, and crawling robots), manipulation (both arms and hands), localization, navigation, and mapping. The many case studies and specific applications include robots built for research, industry, and the military, among them underwater robotic vehicles, walking machines with four, six, and eight legs, and the famous humanoid robots Cog, Kismet, ASIMO,"and QRIO. The book concludes with reflections on the future of robotics -- the potential benefits as well as the possible dangers that may arise from large numbers of increasingly intelligent and autonomous robots 
Price: 35.00 USD
Bugs (Mini Encyclopedia), Belinda Gallagher
13 Belinda Gallagher Bugs (Mini Encyclopedia)
Miles Kelly Publishing Ltd 2014 1782094458 / 9781782094456 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
Mini Encyclopedia Bugs is the mini book crammed with masses of knowledge about the insect world. • Interesting bulleted facts for easy understanding. • Colour-coded sections help children to navigate the book. • Brilliantly detailed illustrations and photos support learning. 
Price: 7.95 USD
Biggle's Swine Book : Much Old and More New Hog Knowledge, Arranged in Alternate Streaks of Fat and, Biggle, Jacob
14 Biggle, Jacob Biggle's Swine Book : Much Old and More New Hog Knowledge, Arranged in Alternate Streaks of Fat and
Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2013 1626361487 / 9781626361485 HARDCOVER New 
Practical and timeless tips on how to raise pigs from an early twentieth-century master farmer. When Jacob Biggle first published The Biggle Swine Book in 1898, hog husbandry was undergoing major changes. New feeding methods had come into vogue, new breeds of hogs had been developed, and significant progress had been made in curbing swine-borne epidemics. Even the public perception of pigs as filthy creatures wallowing up to their knees in mud had brightened, and pigs were accorded a modicum of respect. But with the onset of railroad development across the United States, the backyard pig farmer started losing ground to slaughterhouses and large processing plants. The Biggle Swine Book captures this moment in American history when home animal husbandry was giving way to more industrialized meat production. Nevertheless, Jacob Biggle continued to offer guidance to the small-scale farmer on all manner of livestock issues, centered around the proper breeding, feeding, and care of pigs. His book includes valuable instructions on: What to do at farrowing time Constructing the piggery and sty Keeping on top of the manure pile Butchering and curing meats Protecting your animals from various pig ailments Illustrated with photographs, engravings, and line drawings throughout of all things pig-related, this book is a glimpse into a bygone era when sows and their litters had a place on every farm, and people knew exactly where their bacon came from. 40 black and white illustrations 
Price: 7.95 USD
The Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones: A Critical Companion (Signed), Billy J. Stratton
15 Billy J. Stratton The Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones: A Critical Companion (Signed)
University of New Mexico Press 2016 0826357687 / 9780826357687 HARDCOVER New 
University of New Mexico Press, United States, 2016. Hardback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Flat Signed by Stephen Graham Jones on title page during his book signing event in our store Fleur Fine Books January 28, 2017. Even as Stephen Graham Jones generates a dizzying range of brilliant fiction, his work has remained strikingly absent from scholarly conversations about Native and western American literature, owing to his unapologetic embrace of popular genres such as horror and science fiction. Steeped in dense narrative references, literary and historical allusions, and experimental postmodern stylings, his fiction informs a broad array of literary and popular conversations.
The Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones offers the first collection of scholarship on Jones's ever-expanding oeuvre. The diverse methodologies that inform these essays - from Native American critical theory to poststructuralism and gothic noirism - illuminate the exciting complexity of Jones's narrative worlds while positioning his works within broader conversations in literary studies and popular culture. Jones challenges at every turn the notions of what constitutes Native American literature and what it means to be a Native American writer. Contributing editor Billy J. Stratton foregrounds this heavily contested question of identity and its ongoing relevance to readers and critics.

Price: 99.95 USD
Brick Fairy Tales and Greek Myths: Box Set : Classic Stories for the Whole Family, Brack, Amanda, McCann, Jo
16 Brack, Amanda, McCann, Jo Brick Fairy Tales and Greek Myths: Box Set : Classic Stories for the Whole Family
Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2015 1634503996 / 9781634503990 MASS MARKET PAPERBACK New 
Skyhorse Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Cinderella, the almighty Zeus, and LEGOs? Respectively, Brick Fairy Tales and Brick Greek Myths were both huge hits. Now, for the first time, both of these books are available in a beautiful box set with two thousand full-color photographs depicting your favorite fairy-tale characters and the almighty gods of Mount Olympus.
First, enter the magical world of fairy tales retold through LEGO bricks with Brick Fairy Tales. Filled with creative and whimsical settings built from this universally celebrated toy, the book presents an all-new retelling of the original Grimm?s fairy tales of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Hansel and Gretel, and more! Watch the clock strike twelve as Cinderella leaves her glass slipper behind at the ball, and see just how long brick Rapunzel?s hair can grow as she waits in her tower.
Then, venture to Mount Olympus and meet the Greek gods as you have never seen them before in Brick Greek Myths. Watch Athena spring from the head of Zeus, and see Poseidon as he rules the seas with his mighty trident. Maintain hope with Pandora as her curiosity gets the best of her, and beware the Nemean lion as Hercules repents for his misdeeds.
Find a place on your bookshelf for the exquisite box set or purchase a copy for your story-loving friends and family members! 
Price: 21.95 USD
The Mini Farming Guide To Composting: Self-Sufficiency From Your Kitchen To Your Backyard, Brett L. Markham
17 Brett L. Markham The Mini Farming Guide To Composting: Self-Sufficiency From Your Kitchen To Your Backyard
Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2013 1616088583 / 9781616088583 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Like New 
Composting has never been easier—learn how to incorporate Brett Markham's amazing composting techniques to maximize your vegetable output, increase yourself-sufficiency, and be kind to the ecosystem. Brett Markham, author Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre, is here to help you get started in his new handbook that coverseverything you need to know about composting. Whether it's your mini farm or flower garden that needs nourishment, Markham explains how to compost jus tabout anything you can grow—and reminds us that developing your own composting practices can not only be fun but saves money and encourages self-sufficiency. Learn to make a backyard compost structure with Brett's easy-to-follow directions and learn the science behind how your food scraps become food for plants. In The Mini Farming Guide to Composting you'll find instructions that make composting simple, with checklists, extensive tables, measurements, photographs taken by the author, and diagrams. Topics include: The Importance of Soil Microbiology The Nutrient CycleCompostand Sustainable Nutrient Cycles Sustainability and a Positive Bottom Line Theory:The Science of Compost Practice:The Technique of Compost Other Sustainability Practices: Biochar and More Indoor Composting: Vermicomposting Limitsof Composting, Appropriate Amendments Easy Composting Bins You Can Make Subject:Gardening & Horticulture 
Price: 10.95 USD
Mini Farming Guide To Fermenting: Self-sufficiency From Beer And Cheese To Wine And Vinegar (mini Fa, Brett L. Markham,
18 Brett L. Markham, Mini Farming Guide To Fermenting: Self-sufficiency From Beer And Cheese To Wine And Vinegar (mini Fa
Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2012 1616086130 / 9781616086138 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Like New 
Brett Markham, author of Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre, explains how to ferment just about anything you can grow, and reminds us that gourmet cheeses, fancy vinegars, and store-bought wines can be expensive—making your own can not only be fun but will save money. Learn to make sourdough or experiment with making wine using a countertop juice machine. Inside you’ll find recipes and instructions with checklists, extensive tables, measurements, and 150 of the author’s own photographs. 
Price: 9.95 USD
Browsing Nature's Aisles : A Year of Foraging for Wild Food in the Suburbs, Brown, Eric, Brown, Wendy
19 Brown, Eric, Brown, Wendy Browsing Nature's Aisles : A Year of Foraging for Wild Food in the Suburbs
New Society Publishers 2013 0865717508 / 9780865717503 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
Mud clams, knotweed, and plants that bite back – one family’s adventures in suburban foraging … an inspiring journal of one family’s effort to break free from manufactured foods and transition to home-grown and locally sourced cuisine, supplemented by a steady diet of wild fare. --Thomas J. Elpel, author, Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification The Browns are the inspiring Pied Pipers of suburban homesteaders. Through their finely tuned, personal account of the untapped and tasty world of wild foraging, you’ll be craving those dandelion greens right on your doorstep.-- Lisa Kivirist & John Ivanko, co-authors, Farmstead Chef and Rural Renaissance As part of their commitment to increasing self-reliance and resiliency, Wendy and Eric Brown decided to spend a year incorporating wild edibles into their regular diet. Their goal was to use native flora and fauna to help bridge the gap between what their family could produce and what they needed to survive. The experience fundamentally changed their definition of food. Packed with a wealth of information on collecting, preparing and preserving easily identifiable wild edibles found in most suburban landscapes, Browsing Nature’s Aisles is the story of one suburban family’s adventures in wild foraging. This unique and inspiring guide is a must-read for those who wish to enhance their food security by availing themselves of the cornucopia on their doorstep. As engrossing as a seed catalog and much more truthful… A new generation of homesteaders, nature enthusiasts, hikers, campers and would-be foragers have long awaited these passionate, compelling and hard-earned words of wisdom. -- Connie Krochmal, garden writer and columnist, Bee Culture magazine Wendy and Eric Brown are suburban homesteaders growing roots (both literally and figuratively) in Southern Maine. They have been studying wild edibles for many years. Wendy is also the author of Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs. 
Price: 9.95 USD
Very Best Baby Name Book, Bruce Lansky
20 Bruce Lansky Very Best Baby Name Book
Meadowbrook Press 2004 0684028735 / 9780684028736 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Good 
Meadowbrook Press, Paperback, 2003, Book Condition: Good. 
Price: 6.95 USD
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