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book cover of plastic water bottle floating in water
Illustrated by: Griffin Finke
Rolf Halden

What is the environment, this elusive object that impacts us so profoundly — our odds to be born; the way we look, feel, and function; and how ...

Cover of Radical Wordsworth by Jonathan Bate
The Poet Who Changed the World
Jonathan Bate

A dazzling new biography of Wordsworth’s radical life as a thinker and poetical innovator, published to mark the 250th anniversary of his birth. ...

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What Kids Say About Living in San Francisco
Katie Burke

Have you ever wondered what it’s like being a kid in San Francisco? Are you raising a kid in this or another urban center? San Francisco life is ...

Colorful image from the Hubble space telescope.
30 Years of Discoveries and Images
Jim Bell

Looking deep into space, by definition, means looking back in time — and the Hubble Space Telescope can look very far back, including at ...

book cover of "The Cheating Cell"
Illustrated by: Alex Cagan
How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer
Athena Aktipis

"The Cheating Cell" is a book about a new way of looking at cancer. It is about the fundamental evolutionary and ecological underpinnings of the ...

Cover of Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz
Natalie Diaz

"Postcolonial Love Poem" is an anthem of desire against erasure. Natalie Diaz’s brilliant second collection demands that every body carried in its ...

Cover of The Daily Jane Austen (Indian cover) by Devoney Looser
A Year of Quotes
Jane Austen
Edited by Devoney Looser

A republication of the University of Chicago Press edition by HarperCollins for the Indian Subcontinent. 

It is a truth universally ...

Book cover with close up photo of insect on it
Illustrated by: Isaac Talley
Extraordinary Portraits of Ordinary Bugs
Daniel Kariko

With more than 60 stunning photographs of pillbugs, silverfish, moths and other household insects, "Aliens Among Us" depicts a hidden world ...


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