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Playing Changes

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Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101870341
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Pantheon - August 14th, 2018

 

Chinen’s book is so very welcome as books about contemporary jazz are few and far between, but also because it’s terrific. Chinen puts into context each of the various directions players are taking improvisational music today with a studied thoughtfulness based upon careful listening and deep historical knowledge. The discographies bookmarking each chapter as well as his list of essential 21st century albums are good guideposts for anyone’s future listening.

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Rising

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Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781571313676
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Milkweed Editions - June 12th, 2018

 

Never mind what you’ve heard about the coming effects of climate change.  As Elizabeth Rush disturbingly documents, we are already seeing widespread effects of sea level rise. With great empathy and a lyrical voice she closely examines the response of various American coastal communities to the dramatic changes they struggle to face.

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Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062490421
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Published: William Morrow - April 24th, 2018

Brusatte takes us with him on his travels around the world fossil hunting with other equally dedicated and passionate paleontologists who together have been revising what we know  about the remarkable life on our planet millions of years ago.

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Our Towns

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Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781101871843
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Published: Pantheon - May 8th, 2018

 

It’s too easy these days to fall into despair about the direction of the country. The Fallows’ have been crisscrossing the country in their single-engine Cirrus  the past few years visiting and reporting on dozens of smaller towns and cities that are finding ways to renew their communities after facing severe economic and social dislocation.

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Juniper: The Happiest Fox

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Juniper: The Happiest Fox: (Books about Animals, Fox Gifts, Animal Picture Books, Gift Ideas for Friends) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781452167602
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 27th, 2018

 

After you spend the 20 minutes it will take you to read this charming and heart-warming story, you won’t be able to resist spending hours at Juniper’s website watching adorably cute videos and learning about foxes (and why you would never want one as a pet). An added bonus of your purchase is that proceeds will help fund an animal sanctuary the author hopes to develop.

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Drawdown

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Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming Cover Image
By Paul Hawken (Editor)
$23.00
ISBN: 9780143130444
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - April 18th, 2017

Drawdown is a refreshingly optimistic and welcome book that shows the current processes and technologies we can use in concert to not only slow but actually reduce greenhouse gases in the near future to solve the crisis of global climate change.

 

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Alone

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Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781631491320
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Published: Liveright - September 19th, 2017

If you’ve seen Christopher Nolan’s film, Dunkirk, and want to learn more, try Alone. Korda’s book is a compelling and detailed examination of the events leading up to the beginning of World War II through the evacuation of Allied troops at Dunkirk interspersed with Korda’s own memoir of his illustrious, movie-making, emigre family.

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