Liz Carlisle - Lentil Underground

Lentil Underground by journalist and fellow at UC Berkeley’s Center for Diversified Farming Systems, Liz Carlisle, profiles the unique grassroots movement of organic lentil farming and the farmers confronting the global food system. From the heart of Big Sky Country comes this inspiring story of a handful of colorful pioneers who have successfully bucked the chemically-based food chain and the entrenched power of agribusiness’s one percent by stubbornly banding together. Unearthing the deep roots of this movement, Lentil Underground introduces readers to a memorable cast of characters, from gun-toting libertarians and Christian homesteaders to peace-sign-waving environmental activists.

Liz Carlisle is a fellow at UC Berkeley’s Center for Diversified Farming Systems.  She holds a B.A. from Harvard University and will receive her Ph. D. from the Department of Geography at UC Berkeley in May 2014. Before graduate school, Carlisle served as Legislative Correspondent for agriculture and natural resources in the office of United States Senator Jon Tester, an organic farmer from her home state of Montana.  A former country singer who once opened shows for Travis Tritt, LeAnn Rimes and Sugarland, Carlisle brings a populist flair to her writing, which has appeared in the Smithsonian Magazine and Harvard Independent.

 

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$26.95
ISBN-13: 9781592409204
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Published: Gotham, 1/2015

David Linden - Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind

Co-Sponsored by the California Academy of Sciences

Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind is an engaging and fascinating examination of this critical interface between our bodies and the outside world, between ourselves and others. David Linden explores every aspect of touch: how has touch come to be central to social interactions and in general health? (Touch deprivation affects a range of psychiatric and physical conditions, such as obesity, type II diabetes and gastrointestinal diseases.) Why can’t we read Braille with our genitals? (We actually have seven classes of specialized touch receptors.) Why do women have better fingertip detection of fine tactile form compared with men? How do drugs like Ecstasy work to heighten and motivate sensual touch? What happens in the brain and skin when an orgasm is faked? Why does a hot bath feel great on a cold day and lousy on a sweltering day even though the heat sensors in our skin are activated to the same level in both cases? Why can watching someone else scratch make us feel itchy? Is there a biological basis for the use of acupuncture for pain relief? Why is tickle sensation unique and why can’t we tickle ourselves?

David Linden is a professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the New York Times bestselling author of The Compass of Pleasure and The Accidental Mind.

 

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$28.95
ISBN-13: 9780670014873
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Published: Viking Adult, 3/2015

Paula Hawkins - The Girl on the Train

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

Paula Hawkins worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction. She lives in London. The Girl on the Train is her first thriller.

 

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$26.95
ISBN-13: 9781594633669
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Published: Riverhead Hardcover, 1/2015

George Friedman - Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe

With remarkable accuracy, George Friedman has forecasted coming trends in global politics, technology, population, and culture. In Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe, Friedman focuses on Europe-the world's cultural and power nexus for the past five hundred years… until now. Analyzing the most unstable, unexpected, and fascinating borderlands of Europe and Russia-and the fault lines that have existed for centuries and have been ground zero for multiple catastrophic wars-Friedman highlights, in an unprecedentedly personal way, the flashpoints that are smoldering once again.

George Friedman is the CEO and founder of Stratfor, the world's leading private intelligence company. He is frequently called upon as a media expert in intelligence and international geopolitics, and is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Next Decade and The Next 100 Years, as well as numerous articles on national security, information warfare, and the intelligence business

 

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San Francisco
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Country:
United States
$28.95
ISBN-13: 9780385536332
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Published: Doubleday, 1/2015

Kyle Boelte - The Beautiful Unseen

At age thirty, Kyle Boelte finds himself living in San Francisco, where the summer fog blows inland off the ocean and the landscape changes moment to moment. Amidst this ever-changing sea of fog, Boelte struggles to remember his brother Kris, who committed suicide in the family’s Denver home when Boelte was just thirteen.

Weaving a complex and engaging story from personal, historical and environmental threads, Boelte’s search for meaning takes him to a range of unexpected places: from San Francisco Bay circa 1901, when fog was responsible for routinely sinking steamships, to a cavernous medical library where he studies the grim details of asphyxiation and death by hanging; from the redwood forests where scientists are now learning about fog’s ability to sustain life, to a beat-up cardboard box containing memories of his long-dead brother.


The Beautiful Unseen
is as much a meditation on experiencing loss at an early age as it is a study of the impermanence of memory, the science of fog and the history of San Francisco.

 

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San Francisco
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Postal Code:
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$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781619024588
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Published: Soft Skull Press, 2/2015

Hadar Aviram - Cheap On Crime: Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of American Punishment

After forty years of increasing prison construction and incarceration rates, winds of change are blowing through the American correctional system. The 2008 financial crisis demonstrated the unsustainability of the incarceration project, thereby empowering policy makers to reform punishment through fiscal prudence and austerity. In Cheap on Crime: Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of American Punishment, Hadar Aviram draws on years of archival and journalistic research and builds on social history and economics literature to show the powerful impact of recession-era discourse on the death penalty, the war on drugs, incarceration practices, prison health care, and other aspects of the American correctional landscape.

Hadar Aviram is Professor of Law at University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she co-directs the Hastings Institute for Criminal Justice and publishes the California Correctional Crisis blog.

 

 

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San Francisco
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Postal Code:
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$29.95
ISBN-13: 9780520277311
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Published: University of California Press, 1/2015



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