2009. 5.16 NEW ARRIVALSThe Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations
Author: Brian Fagan
Global warming is not all caused by humans. In fact, natural warming took place 12,000 years ago with the end of the Ice Age.
Anthropologist Fagan focuses on the medieval warming period (ca. 800-1300), which helped Europe produce larger harvests that helped fund the building of great cathedrals.
But in many other parts of the world, says Fagan, changing water and air currents led to drought and malnutrition.
Lush Life: A Novel
Author: Richard Price
Master of the Bronx and Jersey projects, Price turns his unrelenting eye on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in this manic crescendo of a novel that explores the repercussions of a seemingly random shooting.
When bartender Ike Marcus is shot to death after barhopping with friends, NYPD Det. Matty Clark and his team first focus on restaurant manager and struggling writer Eric Cash, who claims the group was accosted by would-be muggers, despite eyewitnesses saying otherwise.
The Life You Can Save:
Acting Now to End World Poverty
Author: Peter Singer
Part plea, part manifesto, part handbook, this short and surprisingly compelling book sets out to answer two difficult questions: why people in affluent countries should donate money to fight global poverty and how much each should give.
Toy Monster: The Big, Bad World of Mattel
Author: Jerry Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer takes a tour of Mattel’s seamier side, highlighting its dubious corporate practices and kooky cast in this scathing portrait to be published to coincide with Barbie’s 50th anniversary. Drawing on personal interviews and public sources, Oppenheimer paints a bleak picture of the peculiar practices of the adults running the toy company, including the “playboy” Jack Ryan, known as the “Father of Barbie” and rumored to be sexually obsessed with his product.
Problem Solving 101: A Simple Book for Smart People
Author: Ken Watanabe
Ken Watanabe originally wrote Problem Solving 101 for Japanese schoolchildren. His goal was to help shift the focus in Japanese education from memorization to critical thinking, by adapting some of the techniques he had learned as an elite Mc-Kinsey consultant.
He was amazed to discover that adults were also interested in his fun and easy guide to problem solving and decision making.
The book became a surprise Japanese bestseller, with more than 370,000 in print after six months.
A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (And Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media
Author: Bernard Goldberg
Do the mainstream media have a liberal bias?
Sure they do, everyone knows that, says CBS veteran and New York Times bestselling author Goldberg.
But the media crossed an important line in the 2008 presidential race, moving from their usual unthinking liberal bias to crass partisanship of the crudest kind, practically acting as spin doctors for the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.
Provided by Tongbang Publications Import Inc.
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