Why Architecture Matters

Why Architecture Matters is not a work of architectural history or a guide to styles or an architectural dictionary, though it contains elements of all three. The purpose of Why...

God and Race in American Politics A Short History

Mark Noll, one of the most influential historians of American religion writing today, traces the explosive political effects of the religious intermingling with race.Noll...

Democracy Incorporated Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism

Democracy is struggling in America — by now this statement is almost cliche. But what if the country is no longer a democracy at all? In Democracy Incorporated, Sheldon...

Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Modern beer has little in common with the drink that carried that name through the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Looking at a time when beer was often a nutritional necessity, was...

The Queen of Fats Why Omega-3s Were Removed from the Western Diet and What We Can Do to Replace Them

A nutritional whodunit that takes listeners from Greenland to Africa to Israel, The Queen of Fats gives a fascinating account of how we have become deficient in a nutrient that is...

Religion in American Politics A Short History

The delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention blocked the establishment of Christianity as a national religion. But they could not keep religion out of American politics....

Food Politics How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health

An accessible and balanced account, Food Politics laid the groundwork for today's food revolution and changed the way we respond to food industry marketing practices. Now, a new...

A Child's Work The Importance of Fantasy Play

The buzz word in education today is accountability. But the federal mandate of "no child left behind" has come to mean curriculums driven by preparation for standardized tests and...

Primates and Philosophers How Morality Evolved

"It's the animal in us," we often hear when we've been bad. But why not when we're good? Primates and Philosophers tackles this question by exploring the biological foundations of...

Jamestown The Buried Truth

What was life really like for the band of adventurers who first set foot on the banks of the James River in 1607? Important as the accomplishments of these men and women were, the...

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