Eric J. Cesal - Down Detour Road: An Architect in Search of Practice

Year of Publication: 
2010
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I paused at the stoop and thought this could be the basis of a good book. The story of a young man who went deep into the bowels of the academy in order to understand architecture and found it had been on his doorstep all along. This had an air of hokeyness about it, but it had been a tough couple of days and I was feeling sentimental about the warm confines of the studio which had unceremoniously discharged me upon the world.
—from Down Detour Road

Michael E. Brown - Going Nuclear: Nuclear Proliferation and International Security in The21st Century

Year of Publication: 
2010
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The spread of nuclear weapons is one of the most significant challenges to global security in the twenty-first century. Limiting the proliferation of nuclear weapons and materials may be the key to preventing a nuclear war or a catastrophic act of nuclear terrorism. Going Nuclear offers conceptual, historical, and analytical perspectives on current problems in controlling nuclear proliferation. It includes essays that examine why countries seek nuclear weapons as well as studies of the nuclear programs of India, Pakistan, and South Africa.

John Bolender - The Self-Organizing Social Mind

Year of Publication: 
2010
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In The Self-Organizing Social Mind, John Bolender proposes a new explanation for the forms of social relations. He argues that the core of social-relational cognition exhibits beauty--in the physicist's sense of the word, associated with symmetry. Bolender describes a fundamental set of patterns in interpersonal cognition, which account for the resulting structures of social life in terms of their symmetries and the breaking of those symmetries.

Beatriz Armendáriz and Jonathan Morduch - The Economics of Microfinance

Year of Publication: 
2010
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The microfinance revolution, begun with independent initiatives in Latin America and South Asia starting in the 1970s, has so far allowed 65 million poor people around the world to receive small loans without collateral, build up assets, and buy insurance. This comprehensive survey of microfinance seeks to bridge the gap in the existing literature on microfinance between academic economists and practitioners.

Ai Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009

Year of Publication: 
2011
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In 2006, even though he could barely type, China's most famous artist started blogging. For more than three years, Ai Weiwei turned out a steady stream of scathing social commentary, criticism of government policy, thoughts on art and architecture, and autobiographical writings.

David Lindsey - The Rules of Silence

Year of Publication: 
2004
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From Publishers Weekly : Lindsey is an efficient thriller author who sometimes (as in Mercy) reaches considerable heights of suspense and terror. The present book, however, is no more than just efficient, despite its smooth prose, a Lindsey trademark.

Paula Wall - The Rock Orchard: A Novel

Year of Publication: 
2005
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From Booklist: The Belles have been in Leaper's Fork, Tennessee, since before the Civil War, and the Belle women have been strong, independent, and lusty. But in spite of their shocking behavior, the citizens of Leaper's Fork don't hesitate to come to them with their problems or have Belles lay hands on their newborn babies, for the Belles seem to have the sight as well. Charlotte likes to smoke cigars and make money. Not a fan of children, she nevertheless begrudgingly takes in her sister's child, Angela.

Rob Stevens - the Mapmaker's Apprentice

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Rob Stevens is a British Airways pilot who writes between flights in hotel rooms all over the world! THE MAPMAKER'S MONSTERS is his first series for children. When at home, he lives in Dorset with his wife and two young children.

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Kimberly Willis - The little book of diet help

So you want to lose weight, and if you are reading this book you will have tried many diets (otherwise why would you be reading this?). This book is something just a bit different. The first thing you need to know is that this isn‟t a diet book. You already know what you need to do to lose weight. This book will help you to shift some of the blocks stopping you from becoming a slimmer you. This book will also give you some knowledge about food and how it affects you – you will find that you naturally begin to make changes in what you put into your body.

Jack Kerley - The Hundredth Man

Year of Publication: 
2004
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From Publishers Weekly

First-time author Kerley debuts with a classically constructed, psychotic-killer-with-a-horrendous-childhood thriller featuring young detective Carson Ryder, himself troubled by a problematic past. Carson and partner Harry Nautilus are the newly formed two-man Psychopathological and Sociopathological Investigative Team, referred to as Piss-it by the other members of the Mobile, Ala., police force. While Piss-it's official mandate is the investigation of murders committed by particularly horrendous killers, the formation of the team is actually a public relations scheme. Nevertheless, when a headless body turns up in a local park, Piss-it has its first real case. At the autopsy, Carson meets new hire Dr. Ava Davenelle, who is handling corpse-cutting duties. "She was dour, abrupt, and projected the femininity of a hammer—yet her motions verged on symphonic." Of course he's immediately smitten, though his polite advances are rejected. Turns out she has her own life as well as a job-threatening problem, which Carson must solve while simultaneously identifying the killer who has meanwhile added several more headless victims to his growing list. Carson's secret weapon of detection is his brother, an insane mass-murderer who feeds him clues on the nature of madmen from an asylum, à la Hannibal Lecter. Kerley has certainly mastered the form, and the nail-biter takedown scene is as exciting as any in the business. This is a solid addition to the genre, and a series to look forward to. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.