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  • A Feeling for the Organism, 10th Aniversary Edition: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock

    A Feeling for the Organism, 10th Aniversary Edition: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock
    av Evelyn Fox Keller

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780805074581

    For much of her life she worked alone, brilliant but eccentric, with ideas that made little sense to her colleagues. Yet before DNA and the molecular revolution, Barbara McClintock's tireless analysis of corn led her to uncover some of the deepest,…

  • The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic

    The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic
    av Chalmers a. Johnson

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780805077971

    "Impressive . . . a powerful indictment of U.S. military and foreign policy." -Los Angeles Times Book Review, front page In the years after the Soviet Union imploded, the United States was described first as the globe's "lone superpower," then as a…

  • Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization

    Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization
    av Paul Kriwaczek

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250054166

    Civilization was born eight thousand years ago, between the floodplains of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, when migrants from the surrounding mountains and deserts began to create increasingly sophisticated urban societies. In the cities that they…

  • The Ridiculous Race

    The Ridiculous Race
    av Steve Hely

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780805087406

    The most absurd, hilarious, and ridiculous travelogue ever told, by two hit-TV comedy writers who raced each other around the world for bragging rights and a very expensive bottle of ScotchIt started as a friendly wager: two old friends from "The Ha…

  • A Door Into Ocean

    A Door Into Ocean
    av Joan Slonczewski

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312876524

    Joan Slonczewski's A Door into Ocean is the novel upon which the author's reputation as an important SF writer principally rests. A ground-breaking work both of feminist SF and of world-building hard SF, it concerns the Sharers of Shora, a nation of…

  • The Land of Laughs

    The Land of Laughs
    av Jonathan Carroll

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312873110

    Have you ever loved a magical book above all others? Have you ever wished the magic were real? Welcome to "The Land of Laughs." A novel about how terrifying that would be.Schoolteacher Thomas Abbey, unsure son of a film star, doesn't know who he is…

  • Unstuck: A Supportive and Practical Guide to Working Through Writer's Block

    Unstuck: A Supportive and Practical Guide to Working Through Writer's Block
    av Jane Anne Staw

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312339807

    No one is immune to writer's block. From well-known novelists to students writing term papers, Ph.D. candidates, and associates in business and law firms, most anyone who writes has experienced either brief moments or longer periods when the words s…

  • The Attenbury Emeralds

    The Attenbury Emeralds
    av Jill Paton Walsh, Dorothy L. Sayers

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250002594

    In 1936, Dorothy L. Sayers abandoned the last Lord Peter Wimsey detective story. Sixty years later, a brown paper parcel containing a copy of the manuscript was discovered in her agent's safe in London, and award-winning novelist Jill Paton Walsh wa…

  • Mermaids Singing

    Mermaids Singing
    av Val McDermid

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250094032

    This was the summer he discovered what he wanted--at a gruesome museum of criminology far off the beaten track of more timid tourists. Visions of torture inspired his fantasies like a muse. It would prove so terribly fulfilling.The bodies of four me…

  • Thrones, Dominations

    Thrones, Dominations
    av Dorothy L. Sayers, Jill Paton Walsh

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250017437

    In 1936, Dorothy L. Sayers considered one of the best mystery writers of the Golden Age abandoned the last Lord Peter Wimsey detective story. Sixty years later, a copy of the unfinished manuscript was discovered in her agent's safe in London, and aw…

  • Red Moon Rising: Sputnik and the Hidden Rivalries That Ignited the Space Age

    Red Moon Rising: Sputnik and the Hidden Rivalries That Ignited the Space Age
    av Matthew Brzezinski

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780805088588

    "In his exuberant narrative of the superpower space race . . . Brzezinski] tells the story of American and Soviet decisions with remarkable dramatic even cinematic flair." "The New York Times Book Review" In "Red Moon Rising," Matthew Brzezinski rec…

  • Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art

    Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art
    av Gene Wilder

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312337070

    The comic actor best known for his work in such films as Young Frankenstein and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory shares personal events that led to his understanding of love and the art of acting, discussing his relationships with such contempo…

  • Secrets You Keep from Yourself: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Happiness

    Secrets You Keep from Yourself: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Happiness
    av Dan Neuharth

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312312480

    This insightful guide is an exploration of how and why people undermine their happiness and lose touch with their "best" selves. Counterproductive self-deception, a universal behavior, is a habit that can be broken. People keep themselves from havin…

  • A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility

    A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility
    av Taner Akcam

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780805086652

    "The definitive account of the organized destruction of the Ottoman Armenians . . . No future discussion of the history will be able to ignore this brilliant book."--Orhan PamukBeginning in 1915, under the cover of a world war, some one million Arme…

  • The Story of Ireland: A History of the Irish People

    The Story of Ireland: A History of the Irish People
    av Neil Hegarty

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250060020

    In this groundbreaking history of Ireland, Neil Hegarty presents a fresh perspective on Ireland's past. Comprehensive and engaging, "The Story of Ireland "is an eye-opening account of a nation that has long been shaped by forces beyond its coasts. "…

  • Last Seen in Massilia: A Novel of Ancient Rome

    Last Seen in Massilia: A Novel of Ancient Rome
    av Steven Saylor

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312582432

    In the city of Massilia (modern-day Marseille), on the coast of Southern Gaul, Gordianus the Finder's beloved son Meto has disappeared--branded as a traitor to Caesar and apparently dead. Consumed with grief, Gordianus arrives in the city in the mid…

  • Return to the Whorl

    Return to the Whorl
    av Gene Wolfe

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312873646

    Gene Wolfe's "Return to the Whorl" is the third volume, after" On Blue's Waters "and" In Green's Jungles," of his ambitious SF trilogy The Book of the Short Sun . . . It is again narrated by Horn, who has embarked on a quest in search of the heroic…

  • Unholy Awakening

    Unholy Awakening
    av Michael Gregorio

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312625023

  • Constant Battles: Why We Fight

    Constant Battles: Why We Fight
    av Steven a. LeBlanc

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312310905

    With armed conflict in the Persian Gulf now upon us, Harvard archaeologist Steven LeBlanc takes a long-term view of the nature and roots of war, presenting a controversial thesis: The notion of the "noble savage" living in peace with one another and…

  • The Interpreter

    The Interpreter
    av Suki Kim, Kim Suki

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312422240

    Suzy Park is a twenty-nine-year-old Korean American interpreter for the New York City court system who makes a startling and ominous discovery about her family history that will send her on a chilling quest. Five years prior, her parents--hardworkin…

  • Blackwater

    Blackwater
    av Kerstin Ekman

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312152475

    On Midsummer's Eve, 1974, Annie Raft arrives with her daughter Mia in the remote Swedish village of Blackwater to join her lover Dan on a nearby commune. On her journey through the deep forest, she sumbles upon the site of a grisly double murder--a…

  • Manthropology: The Science of Why the Modern Male Is Not the Man He Used to Be

    Manthropology: The Science of Why the Modern Male Is Not the Man He Used to Be
    av Peter McAllister

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250003225

    "Featured in "The Wall Street Journal" and on ABC's "Nightline, Manthropology" is an entertaining and surprising look at manliness" Anthropologist Peter McAllister set out to prove once and for all that man today is the best man who has ever lived.…

  • The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History

    The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History
    av Katherine Ashenburg

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780374531379

    A spirited chronicle of the West's ambivalent relationship with dirt The question of cleanliness is one every age and culture has answered with confidence. For the first-century Roman, being clean meant a two-hour soak in baths of various temperatu…

  • The New York Times Backyard Crossword Puzzles: Light and Easy Puzzles

    The New York Times Backyard Crossword Puzzles: Light and Easy Puzzles
    av New York Times, Will Shortz

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312356682

    Solve the Day Away When the sun's shining down, your cares fall away, and delightful hours of relaxation stretch ahead of you, there's no better way to fill the time than with fun, easy crosswords from The New York Times and editor Will Shortz. Chos…

  • Life Skills

    Life Skills
    av Katie Fforde

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312263539

    "Athletic, outdoor type, good cook, good with people, wanted for work on the canals...."Newly not engaged and suddenly out of work, Julia Fairfax needs a new direction. The classified ad that catches her eye sends her on a delightful, hilarious adve…

  • Maria Callas: An Intimate Biography

    Maria Callas: An Intimate Biography
    av Anne Edwards

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312310028

    A candid and compelling portrait of the legendary opera diva describes Callas's youth in New York City, her struggle to transform herself into a glamorous star of international operatic theater, and her passionate love affair with Aristotle Onassis.…

  • Conan the Victorious

    Conan the Victorious
    av Robert Jordan

    Häftad - 1985 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250302304

  • Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?

    Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?
    av Patrick J. Buchanan

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250004116

    America is disintegrating. The one Nation under God, indivisible of the Pledge of Allegiance is passing away. In a few decades, that America will be gone forever. In its place will arise a country unrecognizable to our parents. This is the thrust of…

  • Flirting 101: How to Charm Your Way to Love, Friendship, and Success

    Flirting 101: How to Charm Your Way to Love, Friendship, and Success
    av Andrew Bryant, Michelle Lia Lewis

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312334123

    A entertaining guide to the fine art of flirting offers a host of useful tips, practical exercises, quizzes, suggestions, and techniques to help readers overcome their fear of rejection, take advantage of non-verbal communication, increase self-conf…

  • People in Glass Houses

    People in Glass Houses
    av Shirley Hazzard

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312424220

    Only those who keep their wit and affections about them will survive the mass conditioning of the Organization, where confusion solemnly rules and conformity is king. As in our world itself, humanity prevails in the courage, love, and laughter of si…

  • Alone with the Horrors: The Great Short Fiction of Ramsey Campbell 1961-1991

    Alone with the Horrors: The Great Short Fiction of Ramsey Campbell 1961-1991
    av Ramsey Campbell

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780765307682

    Ramsey Campbell is perhaps the world's most honored author of horror fiction. He has won four World Fantasy Awards, ten British Fantasy Awards, three Bram Stoker Awards, and the Horror Writers' Association's Lifetime Achievement Award. Three decades…

  • The Quark and the Jaguar

    The Quark and the Jaguar
    av Professor Murray Gell-Mann

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780805072532

    From one of the architects of the new science of simplicity and complexity comes an explanation of the connections between nature at its most basic level and natural selection, archaeology, linguistics, child development, computers, and other comple…

  • The Athlete's Way: Training Your Mind and Body to Experience the Joy of Exercise

    The Athlete's Way: Training Your Mind and Body to Experience the Joy of Exercise
    av Christopher Bergland

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312355876

    Ultramarathoner Chris Bergland reveals the science behind the proverbial runner's high and shows how exercising not only trains the brain to crave more exercise - it will help you to be happier, smarter, and more well-adjusted. The Athlete's Way pre…

  • Clara's Kitchen

    Clara's Kitchen
    av Clara Cannucciari

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312608279

    "YouTube(r) sensation Clara Cannucciari shares her treasured recipes and commonsense wisdom in a heartwarming remembrance of the Great Depression """""Clara Cannucciari is a 94 year-old internet sensation. Her YouTube(r) Great Depression Cooking vid…

  • Be My Knife

    Be My Knife
    av David Grossman

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312421472

    When the awkward, neurotic and childlike Yair, a seller of rare books, sees a beautiful woman across the room at a class reunion he feels compelled to write to her. So begins a love affair of words between two married, middle-aged adults, dissatisfi…

  • Children of the Night: A Vampire Novel

    Children of the Night: A Vampire Novel
    av Dan Simmons

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250009852

    "Simmons writes like a hot-rodding angel." Stephen King An evil legacy comes to life in this classic and ultimately human novel about believable vampires, featuring a brand-new introduction by Dan Simmons. "Children of the Night" will take you to a…

  • Soldier of Sidon

    Soldier of Sidon
    av Gene Wolfe

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780765316707

    The third book in the Latro series from science fiction and fantasy master Gene Wolfe, Soldier of SidonLatro forgets everything when he sleeps. Writing down his experiences every day and reading his journal anew each morning gives him a poignantly t…

  • The Numbers Game: Baseball's Lifelong Fascination with Statistics

    The Numbers Game: Baseball's Lifelong Fascination with Statistics
    av Alan Schwarz

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312322236

    A history of the practice and relevance of baseball statistics keeping recounts how the tradition began, evolved, and become a focus of expert analysis and fan study, offering insight into the people who contributed to its popularity. Reprint. 15,00…

  • A Short History of Rudeness: Manners, Morals, and Misbehavior in Modern America

    A Short History of Rudeness: Manners, Morals, and Misbehavior in Modern America
    av Mark Caldwell

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312263898

    The perceived breakdown of civility has in recent years become a national obsession, and our modern climate of boorishness has cultivated a host of etiquette watchdogs, like Miss Manners and Martha Stewart, who defend us against an onslaught of nast…

  • The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization

    The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization
    av Patrick J. Buchanan

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312302597

    The national bestseller that shocked the nation--"The Death of the West" is an unflinching look at the increasing decline in Western culture and power.The West is dying. Collapsing birth rates in Europe and the U. S., coupled with population explosi…

  • The Genius of the System: Hollywood Filmmaking in the Studio Era

    The Genius of the System: Hollywood Filmmaking in the Studio Era
    av Thomas Schatz

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780805046663

    At a time when the studio is making a stunning comeback, film historian Thomas Schatz provides an indispensable account of Hollywood's tradional blend of business and art. This book lays to rest the persistent myth that businesspeople and producers…

  • The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener

    The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener
    av Martin Gardner

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312206826

    "The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener" showcases Martin Gardner as the consummate philosopher, thinker, and great mathematician that he is. Exploring issues that range from faith to prayer to evil to immortality, and far beyond, Garnder challenges…

  • James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon

    James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon
    av Julie Phillips

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312426941

    A profile of the successful woman author who hid behind the male pen name of James Tiptree, Jr., to publish popular short works of science fiction in the 1970s describes her childhood explorations of Africa with her mother, work as an intelligence o…

  • Operation Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan -- And the Path to Victory

    Operation Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan -- And the Path to Victory
    av Anthony Shaffer

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312606916

    Operation Dark Heart tells the story of what really went on--and what went wrong--in Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer led a black-ops team on the forefront of the military efforts to block the Taliban's resuregence. For a moment he saw us winni…

  • The Koreans: Who They Are, What They Want, Where Their Future Lies

    The Koreans: Who They Are, What They Want, Where Their Future Lies
    av Michael Breen

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312326098

    Updated to incorporate information on the growing unrest with North Korea, an incisive look at Korea, the history of its people, and the country itself examines how far the Koreans have come and where their advances will take them in the future, as…

  • The Body Toxic

    The Body Toxic
    av Nena Baker

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780865477469

    We are running a collective chemical fever that we cannot break. Everyone everywhere now carries a dizzying array of chemical contaminants, the by-products of modern industry and innovation, that contribute to a host of developmental deficits and he…

  • Never Lose Again

    Never Lose Again
    av Steven Babitsky, James J. Mangraviti

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250038593

    The Most Practical Book on Negotiating Ever WrittenNegotiating is an art. It's complicated. To become an exceptional negotiator traditionally requires years of experience in negotiations. But that doesn't mean that most people can't quickly and easi…

  • The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart

    The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart
    av Mary S. Lovell

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312587338

    When Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappeared in 1937 during her attempted flight around the world, she was already known as America's most famous female aviator. Her sense of daring and determination, rare for women of her time, brought her insurmou…

  • The New York Times 1,001 Crossword Puzzles to Do Right Now

    The New York Times 1,001 Crossword Puzzles to Do Right Now
    av New York Times, Will Shortz

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312382537

    Sure to be one of the seven wonders of the puzzle world Perfect for solvers who just can't get enough, this collection contains 1,001 of the Times' best puzzles-- solvable by novices and experts alike. Featuring: -1,001 New York Times crosswords -Pe…

  • Tiger, Tiger

    Tiger, Tiger
    av Margaux Fragoso

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250002426

    A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title Tiger, Tiger is a Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction title for 2011 A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title One summer day, Margaux Fragoso m…