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Book cover of "Me and the Cottonwood Tree" with a vintage photo on it
Illustrated by: Anna Curtis, book cover
An Untethered Boyhood
Herb Bryce

Chock-full of unbelievable stories, "Me and the Cottonwood Tree" will enchant readers with the hilarious misadventures of young Herb growing up ...

Fifth Wave book cover
The Evolution of American Higher Education
Michael M. Crow

In "The Fifth Wave," Michael M. Crow and William B. Dabars argue that colleges and universities need to be comprehensively redesigned in order to ...

Cover of In These States by T.R. Hummer
T.R. Hummer

"In These States" is a partial road atlas of the contemporary U.S. soul.

Each of us has various existences, only a few of them ...

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. ...

Book cover will illustration of a city and children
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 ...

Cover of Keeping Time by Thomas Legendre
A Novel
Thomas Legendre

A crumbling marriage. An ancient mystery. And a way to change the past . . . 

When archaeologist Aaron Keeler finds himself transported 18 ...


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