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Batman: Death by Design

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By Chip Kidd, Dave Taylor (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781401234539
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Published: DC Comics - June 5th, 2012

Just look at this book.  Well… go on!  Tell me it’s not the prettiest Batman you’ve ever seen.  It’s as if Christopher Nolan and Fritz Lang teamed up to make a silent movie in which the city of Gotham is a character, one whose guardians—its architects, city planners, and politicians—are at cross-purposes, plotting and scheming while their ward falls to ruins.  A perfect gift for your geeky graphic designer friends and Batman fans alike.


Kim


The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780393343144
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 13th, 2012

This
is one of the best works of criticism in recent memory.  Nelson
examines everything from Yoko Ono’s weird performance art to the
contemporary horror flick in a sweeping attempt to understand the nature
of cruelty in art and determine how moral beings might navigate a world
enriched and complicated by it.  Her voice is incendiary, sensitive,
and thoroughly unpretentious.  Though I was a fan way back at Jane: A Murder, The Art of Cruelty put Maggie Nelson on the map as a thinker to watch.Kim


Marathon

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By Boaz Yakin, Joe Infurnari (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781596436800
Availability: Out of Print
Published: First Second - June 19th, 2012

As the Persians prepare to attack Athens, the city sends its swiftest messenger over 150 miles to Sparta for reinforcements.  Then, injured and exhausted, he must run another 26 miles from the battlefield to Athens in a desperate last stand for Greece's fledgling Democracy. Set a generation before the battle that inspired 300, Marathon is the true story of men who lost everything under tyranny and sacrificed their lives to fight it.  Infurnari's drawings bristle with tension in this raw and unexpectedly relevant graphic novel.

Kim


The Polar Bear Scientists

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780547283050
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2012

Future wildlife biologists will appreciate the wealth of information and amazing photos in this new picture book.  Part of a series called "Scientists in the Field," The Polar Bear Scientists follows a team of arctic field researchers as they set out to track and tag bears.  You'll learn about the helicopter mechanic, the student interns, and everyone whose work provides international policy makers with important data about the health of the arctic.Recommended for ages 7 and up.


Kim


Liar and Spy

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780385737432
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - August 7th, 2012

When Georges meets Safer, the dog-walking, coffee-drinking, parrot-watching kid in his new apartment building, the two become fast friends.  Georges helps spy on the mysterious man upstairs.  Safer teaches Georges to make the perfect pan of scrambled eggs.  But the Spy Club is not without its secrets, and the boys will be forced to confront them eventually.  Touching, funny, and fiercely believable, Stead’s new novel won’t disappoint.

Kim


The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

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By William Joyce, William Joyce (Illustrator), Joe Bluhm (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781442457027
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 19th, 2012

When Mr. Lessmore’s home is upended, he wanders the wide world until “a happy bit of happenstance” sends him in the right direction.  A powerful celebration of books and storytelling, this adaptation of the Academy Award winning film is a great choice for children of all ages.  Even the youngest readers will delight in the gorgeous illustrations—they’re so detailed you can see dust motes floating in the sun beams of Lessmore’s library.

Kim


Floating Gold: A Natura History of Ambergris

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$22.50
ISBN: 9780226430362
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Published: University of Chicago Press - May 15th, 2012

Ambergris, a biliary secretion of sperm whales, is one of the most expensive substances on earth.   And though it has been used as everything from a perfume fixative to a seasoning, we still know remarkably little about it.  Kemp's quirky little book bobs through an ocean of information about this fragrant flotsam, picking over New Zealand beaches, whaling histories, seventeenth century newspapers, perfumer's manuals, and the latest marine research in order to bring us the weird, wandering story of this strange commodity.

Kim


Coming of Age on Zoloft: How Antidepressants Cheered Us Up, Let Us Down, and Changed Who We Are

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780062059734
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 5th, 2012

Coming of Age on Zoloft is a gripping (and remarkably balanced) portrait of the antidepressant generation twenty years after Prozac, one that weaves interview, personal narrative, and cultural history more elegantly than any prior account of its kind.  Sharpe’s memoir brings to light the difficult questions of identity and agency that often accompany medication at an early age and explores the ways in which the biochemical model of mental illness affects us as individuals and as a culture.


Kim


Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms

Even if you've never rolled a polyhedral die in your life, you're bound to enjoy Ethan Gilsdorf's journey from teenage dungeon master to geek scholar extraordinaire.  Written in the form of a quest, this book chronicles the author's travels through various fantasy subcultures, while attempting to answer some big questions: What makes fantasy appealing?  Is it escapism, and is that healthy?  Why would a self-respecting liberal feminist pine for the Middle Ages?  Whether donning a monk tunic for a live action role playing game or trying to pick up chicks at DragonCon, Gilsdorf turns out witty, insightful journalism that's a pleasure to read.  
Kim


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