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The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook

The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook

40 Ways to Cook Crickets, Grasshoppers, Ants, Water Bugs, Spiders, Centipedes, and Their Kin

by David George Gordon, Chugrad McAndrews and Karen Luke Fildes

Paperback, 126 pages, Random House Inc, $16.99, published July 16 2013 | purchase
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  • 40 Ways to Cook Crickets, Grasshoppers, Ants, Water Bugs, Spiders, Centipedes, and Their Kin
  • David George Gordon, Chugrad McAndrews, et al

The go-to resource for anyone interested in becoming an entomological epicure that established insect cuisine as the new food frontier.

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Quiet

Quiet

The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

by Susan Cain

Paperback, 352 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published January 29 2013 | purchase
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  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
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Susan Cain demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples of how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations.NPR Bestseller

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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast And Slow

by Daniel Kahneman

Paperback, 499 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $16, published April 2 2013 | purchase
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  • Daniel Kahneman

A psychologist draws on years of research to introduce his "machinery of the mind" model on human decision-making, revealing the faults and capabilities of intuitive versus logical thinking.NPR Bestseller

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Hallucinations

Hallucinations

by Oliver Sacks

Paperback, 326 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published July 2 2013 | purchase
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  • Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks investigates the types, physiological sources and cultural resonances of hallucinations, tracing everything from intoxication to the manifestations of injury and illness.NPR Bestseller

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Outliers

Outliers

The Story of Success

by Malcolm Gladwell

Paperback, 309 pages, Little Brown & Co, $16.99, published June 7 2011 | purchase
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  • The Story of Success
  • Malcolm Gladwell

The author of Blink identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires, why certain cultures are associated with better academic performance and why The Beatles earned their fame.NPR Bestseller

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The Drunken Botanist

The Drunken Botanist

The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks

by Amy Stewart

Hardcover, 381 pages, Workman Pub Co, $19.95, published March 19 2013 | purchase
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  • The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks
  • Amy Stewart

From beer to bourbon, and martinis to Manhattans, all the world's alcoholic drinks come from plants. Garden writer Amy Stewart explores the plants behind our favorite cocktails: the fruits and grains that become alcohol; the herbs that add flavor; and the garnishes and mixers that add the finishing touches.NPR Bestseller

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Butterfly People

Butterfly People

An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World

by William Leach

Hardcover, 388 pages, Random House Inc, $32.50, published April 9 2013 | purchase
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  • An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World
  • William Leach

This chronicle of 19th-century America's fascination with butterflies traces the achievements of six naturalists who identified countless new species and unveiled the mysteries of their existence.

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Deadly Spin

Deadly Spin

An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans

by Wendell Potter

Hardcover, 277 pages, St Martins Pr, $10, published November 9 2010 | purchase
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  • An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans
  • Wendell Potter

A former senior vice president at Cigna who testified before the Senate panel on health care reform explains how health insurers bankroll propaganda campaigns and lobbying efforts aimed solely protecting a company's profits and not the health of those insured.

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Twinkie, Deconstructed

Twinkie, Deconstructed

My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated into What into What America Eats

by Steve Ettlinger

Paperback, 282 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published February 26 2008 | purchase
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  • My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated into What into What America Eats
  • Steve Ettlinger

Ettlinger spent five years investigating the sources of processed food ingredients. He reveals the unexpected ways in which chemicals and other non-food raw materials are manufactured into common brand consumables.

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Eating on the Wild Side

Eating on the Wild Side

The Missing Link to Optimum Health

by Jo Robinson and Andie Styner

Hardcover, 407 pages, Little Brown & Co, $16, published June 4 2013 | purchase
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  • The Missing Link to Optimum Health
  • Jo Robinson and Andie Styner

Describes how to replace modern fruits and vegetables, which are high in starch and sugar and lower in nutrients than earlier generations of the plants, with different varieties, easily located in grocery stores and farmers markets, that have better nutritional value. 75,000 first printing.

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Resilience

Resilience

Why Things Bounce Back

by Andrew Zolli and Ann Marie Healy

Paperback, 323 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16, published July 9 2013 | purchase
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  • Why Things Bounce Back
  • Andrew Zolli and Ann Marie Healy

Tracing some of the economic highs and lows that impacted the world in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, this book serves as an introduction to the emerging field of resilience research. It explains how to approach disruptions in ecosystems, businesses and governments.

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My Beloved Brontosaurus

My Beloved Brontosaurus

On the Road With Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs

by Brian Switek

Hardcover, 256 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $26, published April 16 2013 | purchase
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  • On the Road With Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs
  • Brian Switek

Questions long-held beliefs about dinosaurs and presents the latest scientific findings on what colors they really were, how they got so big, and how they actually may have died out.

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Rabid

Rabid

A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus

by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy

Paperback, 275 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published June 25 2013 | purchase
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  • A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus
  • Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy

Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy's book charts the history, science and cultural mythology of rabies. Before the vaccine, the disease caused fatal brain infections and inspired depictions of monsters, werewolves, vampires and zombies.

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Confessions of a Sociopath

Confessions of a Sociopath

A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight

by M. E. Thomas

Hardcover, 302 pages, Random House Inc, $25, published May 14 2013 | purchase
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  • A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight
  • M. E. Thomas

An account of the author's life as a diagnosed non-criminal sociopath explains how her charisma and penchant for convincing lies enables her to influence and seduce others, offering insight into her system of ethics while advising readers on how to manage a relationship with a sociopath.

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Cows Save the Planet

Cows Save the Planet

And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth

by Judith D. Schwartz and Gretel Ehrlich

Paperback, 220 pages, Chelsea Green Pub Co, $17.95, published May 20 2013 | purchase
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  • And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth
  • Judith D. Schwartz and Gretel Ehrlich

This book explains the role of soil in ecology and the economy, and reveals how treating soil in an environmentally sensitive way can bring about positive changes with respect to climate change, biodiversity loss, obesity, and other crises.

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The Honest Truth About Dishonesty

How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves

by Dan Ariely

Paperback, 285 pages, HarperCollins, $14.99, published June 18 2013 | purchase
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  • How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves
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From Washington, D.C., to Wall Street, the classroom to the workplace, author and behavior economist Dan Ariely explores the question of dishonesty. He helps us understand why cheating is so prevalent and what we can do about it.

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