Category: Human Development

Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival

Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival

“[A]n excellent book…” —The Economist Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling presents a fresh vision of Japan, drawing on his own deep experience, as well as observations from a cross section of Japanese citizenry, including novelist Haruki Murakami, former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, industrialists and bankers, activists and artists, teenagers and octogenarians. Through their voices,…

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Ragtag

Ragtag

Warring birds battle over the city of Boston in an action-packed fantasy. In this engrossing story for older middle-graders, hundreds of birds of prey have been driven out of the Berkshires by encroaching human development. They head toward Boston, which is already occupied by the birds of the city—but that won’t stop the raptors. Soon…

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Galatea 2.2: A Novel

Galatea 2.2: A Novel

Richard Powers, a Humanist-in-Residence at the center for Advanced Scientific Research, gets involved with a project to train a machine to pass a comprehensive exam in English literature–and with the degree candidate against whom the machine is competing Buy on Amazon.com

Between the Rivers

Between the Rivers

In a complex fantasy world on the very edge of human history, Engibil, the easy-going god of the city of Gibil, is threatened by the gods of other cities who do not allow their human subjects to be as creative and autonomous. 35,000 first printing. Buy on Amazon.com

The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire

The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire

What Cablegate tells us about the reach and ambitions of US Empire. Published in collaboration with WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks came to prominence in 2010 with the release of 251,287 top-secret State Department cables, which revealed to the world what the US government really thinks about national leaders, friendly dictators, and supposed allies. It brought to the…

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The Loudness: A Novel

The Loudness: A Novel

“The Loudness is perfect for Hunger Games and Divergent fans.” – VOYA “I ​absolutely ​loved this book!” – Alyson Noël, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals Henry Long doesn’t have a heart. He doesn’t go to school. He doesn’t have a girlfriend. He doesn’t have a clue. Two of those things are about to change. Since the Tragedies, Henry Long doesn’t…

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Introducing Evolution: A Graphic Guide (Introducing…)

Introducing Evolution: A Graphic Guide (Introducing…)

In 1859, Charles Darwin shocked the world with a radical theory – evolution by natural selection. One hundred and fifty years later, his theory still challenges some of our most precious beliefs. “Introducing Evolution” provides a step-by-step guide to ‘Darwin’s dangerous idea’ and takes a fresh look at the often misunderstood concepts of natural selection…

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The Breeds of Man

The Breeds of Man

In a future world where fear and suspicion reign and disease limits population growth, the Mark Twos, a remarkably adaptable breed of man able to survive when normal humans cannot, emerge as a new kind of humanity Buy on Amazon.com

Augmented Reality Art: From an Emerging Technology to a Novel Creative Medium (Springer Series on Cultural Computing)

Augmented Reality Art: From an Emerging Technology to a Novel Creative Medium (Springer Series on Cultural Computing)

Written by a team of world-renowned artists, researchers and practitioners – all pioneers in using augmented reality based creative works and installations as a new form of art – this is the first book to explore the exciting new field of augmented reality art and its enabling technologies.    As well as investigating augmented reality as…

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The White Bone: A Novel

The White Bone: A Novel

A thrilling journey into the minds of African elephants as they struggle to survive. If, as many recent nonfiction bestsellers have revealed, animals possess emotions and awareness, they must also have stories. In The White Bone, a novel imagined entirely from the perspective of African elephants, Barbara Gowdy creates a world whole and separate that…

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