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Catalog Titles

Chicago and The Midwest

    Queer Legacies
    Chicago Apartments
    Making the Second Ghetto
    Who Is the City For?
    Never a City So Real
    The Beat Cop
    The Oak Park Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright
    The Conspiracy Trial of the Chicago Seven
    Every Goddamn Day
    Foxconned

    Plant Science

      The Hidden Universe
      Plant Families
      Great Trees of Britain and Ireland
      Cherry
      Extraordinary Orchids
      In the Name of Plants
      House Plants
      Tropical Arctic
      Mushrooms
      Kew Pocketbooks: Herbs and Spices
      Ash
      Driven by Nature
      Kew Pocketbooks: Festive Flora
      Kew Pocketbooks: Fruit
      Kew Pocketbooks: Fungi
      Trees
      Chasing Plants
      Bark

      Social History

        Wanderers
        A Brief History of Nakedness
        The Sumerians
        Where Light in Darkness Lies
        Ballroom
        The Fires of Lust
        Out of the Depths
        The Goddess
        Sex in the World of Myth
        Sub Culture
        Calling the Spirits
        Paths of Fire
        The Pleasure’s All Mine
        Pan
        Fairies
        With the Hand
        Attention
        Eaters of the Dead

        Space Science

          Beyond Weird
          The Greatest Adventure
          Soviets in Space
          Asteroids
          What’s Eating the Universe?
          Twenty Worlds
          Galaxy
          Uranus and Neptune
          Astrotopia
          Venus

          Food

            Fermented Foods
            Soda and Fizzy Drinks
            The Kew Gardens Cookbook
            Coconut
            Fish and Chips
            Oishii
            Wine
            Dinner in Rome

            Places and Travel

              Boston’s Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them
              India
              The Serpent Coiled in Naples
              Paris
              Secrets of the Great Ocean Liners
              The View from the Hill
              Coloring St. Louis

              Biography and Memoir

                The Huxleys
                Black Paper
                My Three Dads
                Sigmund Freud
                Geometry of Grief
                To Live Is to Resist
                Afghan Napoleon
                The Porch
                Benjamin Franklin
                Lydia Maria Child
                The Education of Betsey Stockton
                On Not Knowing
                Friedrich Nietzsche
                The Queen
                Bismarck
                Hilma af Klint
                The Subversive Simone Weil
                Victories Never Last

                Fiction and Mysteries

                  Backflash
                  Comeback
                  Firebreak
                  Flashfire
                  The Man with the Getaway Face
                  Nobody Runs Forever
                  The Outfit
                  The Score
                  Slayground

                  Poetry

                    Tanto Tanto
                    Concrete Poetry
                    Queer Nature

                    American History

                      None of Your Damn Business
                      Gossip Men
                      Travelers, Tracks, and Tycoons: The Railroad in American Legend and Life
                      When the News Broke
                      Pulp Empire
                      The Bonds of Inequality
                      I’d Fight the World
                      After Redlining
                      City of Newsmen
                      A Conspiratorial Life
                      The Nation That Never Was
                      The Atlas of Boston History
                      Pushing Cool
                      Restricted Data
                      War and American Life

                      European History

                        Fabulosa!
                        Outrageous!
                        Russia as Empire
                        Shadowland
                        Napoleon at Peace
                        Partition
                        The Last Consolation Vanished
                        Defying Hitler
                        Dark Lens
                        Troubled Water
                        Freedom Seekers
                        Riddle, Mystery, and Enigma
                        Winters in the World
                        Hitler’s Tyranny
                        Rommel
                        Incomparable Realms
                        D-Day Through French Eyes
                        Sheer Misery
                        What Soldiers Do
                        Ukraine
                        The Last Days of Hitler
                        The Worm in the Apple

                        World History

                          The Water Kingdom
                          Tazmamart
                          An Armchair Traveller’s History of the Silk Road
                          A Short History of Beijing
                          A Fistful of Shells
                          The Worst Military Leaders in History
                          Tibet
                          Afghanistan
                          Ashoka and the Maurya Dynasty
                          Waves Across the South

                          Cartography and Geography

                            A History of the Second World War in 100 Maps
                            Fifty Maps and the Stories they Tell
                            The History of Cartography, Volume 4
                            The Eternal City
                            "Westward the Course of Empire"
                            Strata
                            A History of America in 100 Maps
                            Phenomena
                            Time in Maps

                            Medieval and Renaissance

                              Basilisks and Beowulf
                              The Fires of Lust
                              Heroes and Marvels of the Middle Ages

                              Art

                                Florine Stettheimer
                                Ai Weiwei
                                Children of Mercury
                                Mina Loy
                                Chihuly at Kew
                                Supernatural America
                                Textures
                                Painting in the 1980s
                                Iran
                                Artemisia Gentileschi and Feminism in Early Modern Europe
                                Vincent’s Books
                                Piero della Francesca and the Invention of the Artist
                                Edward Hopper
                                Matisse
                                Here, Now
                                Rubens’s Spirit
                                Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects
                                Cats in Art
                                Kinship
                                Picasso
                                The Portraitist
                                Filippino Lippi
                                Hans Holbein
                                Naturally Brilliant Colour
                                Gustav Klimt
                                Flowers!
                                Van Gogh. Self-Portraits
                                Foreshadowed
                                Agnes Pelton
                                333 Birds
                                Paul Cézanne
                                Pow! Right in the Eye!
                                Edvard Munch

                                Design, Style, and Fashion

                                  Heavy Metal Armour
                                  Diamonds
                                  British Dandies
                                  Extinct
                                  Designing Modern Japan
                                  Dressing Up

                                  Architecture

                                    Olmsted Trees
                                    Open House
                                    The Historic Heart of Oxford University

                                    Photography

                                      Photographs at the Edge
                                      Seeing Silicon Valley
                                      Meadow
                                      125th Street
                                      The Second Half

                                      Film and Media

                                        The Return of "Twin Peaks"
                                        The Academy and the Award
                                        Werner Herzog
                                        Rock ’n’ Roll Plays Itself
                                        Fighting without Fighting

                                        Music

                                          The Blues Dream of Billy Boy Arnold
                                          Distant Melodies
                                          The Guitar
                                          Ornette Coleman
                                          Song Noir
                                          The Eighth
                                          Beethoven
                                          Sergei Rachmaninoff
                                          Sound Experiments

                                          Sports and Recreation

                                            In Praise of the Bicycle
                                            BMW M
                                            A Fan’s Life
                                            Shifting Currents
                                            Get in the Game
                                            Dangerous Fun
                                            Bulls Markets
                                            Doping
                                            Formula 1
                                            Fit Nation
                                            Tinker to Evers to Chance
                                            Games People Played

                                            Science

                                              How to Grow a Human
                                              The Greatest Adventure
                                              Asteroids
                                              Twenty Worlds
                                              Waters of the World
                                              Galaxy
                                              The Thinking Person’s Guide to Climate Change
                                              Quantum Legacies
                                              Dragons’ Teeth and Thunderstones
                                              The World of Dinosaurs
                                              Mars
                                              Cosmos
                                              How to Make a Vaccine

                                              Life Sciences

                                                The Book of Minds
                                                The Elements
                                                Waters of the World
                                                Downriver
                                                The Thinking Person’s Guide to Climate Change
                                                Amber
                                                The Genesis Quest
                                                Science on a Mission
                                                The Sloth Lemur’s Song
                                                Pearl
                                                From the Seashore to the Seafloor
                                                Future Sea
                                                The Other Dark Matter

                                                Animals

                                                  Otter
                                                  Platypus Matters
                                                  Billion-Dollar Fish
                                                  Thinking like a Parrot
                                                  Power in the Wild
                                                  Octopus, Squid, and Cuttlefish
                                                  Audubon at Sea
                                                  Introducing the Medieval Swan
                                                  Red Leviathan
                                                  Animals’ Best Friends
                                                  Dog
                                                  We Are All Whalers
                                                  The World of Dinosaurs
                                                  The Book of Snakes
                                                  Dogopolis
                                                  Fascinating Shells
                                                  Avian Illuminations
                                                  Yellowstone Wolves
                                                  Robin

                                                  History and Philosophy of Science

                                                    Rethinking Hypothyroidism
                                                    How the Clinic Made Gender
                                                    Duel Without End
                                                    The Doctor Who Wasn’t There
                                                    Stethoscope
                                                    How to Make a Vaccine

                                                    Philosophy

                                                      The Human Condition
                                                      The Complete Works
                                                      The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected
                                                      The Last Writings of Thomas S. Kuhn
                                                      Friedrich Nietzsche
                                                      The Pocket Epicurean
                                                      The Pocket Stoic
                                                      Seneca
                                                      The Whale and the Reactor
                                                      The Subversive Simone Weil

                                                      Religion

                                                        Jewish Treasures from Oxford Libraries
                                                        Street Scriptures
                                                        The Index of Prohibited Books

                                                        Ancient Studies and Classics

                                                          Gladius
                                                          The Complete Works
                                                          Egyptomania
                                                          A Short History of Tomb-Raiding
                                                          The Inca
                                                          The Maya
                                                          Homer
                                                          Egypt
                                                          The Pocket Epicurean
                                                          The Pocket Stoic
                                                          Seneca
                                                          The Etruscans
                                                          Laughing Shall I Die
                                                          The Sarpedon Krater
                                                          The Ruins Lesson
                                                          Tutankhamun
                                                          The Aeneid
                                                          The Making of a King

                                                          Literature and Literary Studies

                                                            The Bridge on the Drina
                                                            A Sinister Assassin
                                                            Lost Mars
                                                            The Daily Jane Austen
                                                            Reynard the Fox
                                                            The Modern Myths
                                                            Walking
                                                            Two Jews on a Train
                                                            The Daily Charles Dickens
                                                            The Daily Sherlock Holmes
                                                            The Nutmeg’s Curse
                                                            Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
                                                            Glory Hole
                                                            Tales of the Prague Ghetto
                                                            Ahab’s Rolling Sea
                                                            Russia Container
                                                            The Writer’s Map
                                                            Lucky Wreck
                                                            A River Runs through It and Other Stories
                                                            Marie Blythe
                                                            Where the Rivers Flow North
                                                            Keats’s Odes
                                                            The Great Tales Never End
                                                            Aesop’s Fables
                                                            Lily White
                                                            The Daily Henry David Thoreau
                                                            Henry David Thoreau
                                                            Entry Level
                                                            Eleven-Inch

                                                            Education

                                                              Cancel Wars
                                                              Typographic Firsts
                                                              Becoming a Historian
                                                              How Schools Really Matter
                                                              Life and Research
                                                              The Successful TA
                                                              Doodling for Academics
                                                              Race at the Top
                                                              The Inclusion Illusion

                                                              Social Sciences

                                                                Black in White Space
                                                                The City Creative
                                                                Deep South
                                                                How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying)
                                                                Gen Z, Explained
                                                                Wild Thought
                                                                Unworking
                                                                Redefining Geek
                                                                The Torture Letters

                                                                Economics

                                                                  Hayek
                                                                  The Tragic Science
                                                                  Big Med
                                                                  Capitalism and Freedom
                                                                  The Constitution of Liberty
                                                                  The Fatal Conceit
                                                                  The Road to Serfdom
                                                                  The Federal Reserve
                                                                  Hayek vs Keynes
                                                                  The Mismeasure of Progress
                                                                  The Capital Order
                                                                  The Thinking Student’s Guide to College
                                                                  Invisible China
                                                                  The Money Illusion
                                                                  Just the Job

                                                                  Politics and Law

                                                                    Democracy in the Time of Coronavirus
                                                                    Hope and Scorn
                                                                    Democratize Work
                                                                    Hope and Fear
                                                                    When Freedom Speaks
                                                                    Presidents, Populism, and the Crisis of Democracy
                                                                    Radical American Partisanship
                                                                    Conspiracies of Conspiracies
                                                                    Polling UnPacked
                                                                    A Drop of Treason

                                                                    Reference and Language

                                                                      A Conspiracy of Ravens
                                                                      Hyphens & Hashtags*
                                                                      The Business of Being a Writer
                                                                      Taming the Tongue in the Heyday of English Grammar (1711–1851)
                                                                      On Revision
                                                                      Storycraft, Second Edition
                                                                      Wordcraft
                                                                      Around the World in 80 Words
                                                                      Where Research Begins
                                                                      Great Literary Friendships
                                                                      The Art of Verbal Warfare
                                                                      But Can I Start a Sentence with "But"?
                                                                      Information Now, Second Edition

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