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SOME AMERICAN MEN

By: Emerson, Gloria

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1985

Seller ID: RWARE0000005531

ISBN: 0671245880

Condition: Very Good


Emerson's special qualities that make her journalism in the New York Times notableshe is also a National Book Award winner for Winners and Losersserve well here to delineate portraits of men in their struggles with work, duty , love and manhood. She makes clear, for example, in these cross-generation al closeups of American males that "visible emotion" is seen "as a form of surrender," even as men suffer deeply; that masculinity is considered to be on endless trial, never fixed or complete; that helplessness is unbearable to men; that work offers a man the chance to assume he i... View more info

SURVIVAL OF THE PRETTIEST: THE SCIENCE OF BEAUTY

By: Etcoff, Nancy

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Anchor: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000047903

ISBN: 0385479425

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A provocative and thoroughly researched inquiry into what we find beautiful and why, skewering the myth that the pursuit of beauty is a learned behavi or. In Survival of the Prettiest, Nancy Etcoff, a faculty member at Harvard Med ical School and a practicing psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital , argues that beauty is neither a cultural construction, an invention of th e fashion industry, nor a backlash against feminism--it's in our biolog... View more info

CHINA, INC.: HOW THE RISE OF THE NEXT SUPERPOWER CHALLENGES AMERICA AND THE WORLD

By: Fishman, Ted

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000047804

ISBN: 0743257359

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The updated edition of journalist Ted C. Fishman's bestselling explanation of how China is rapidly becoming a global industrial superpower and how the American economy is challenged by this new reality. China today is visible everywhere -- in the news, in the economic pressures battering the globe, in our workplaces, and in every trip to the store. Pr ovocative, timely, and essential -- and updated with new statistics and inf ormation -- this dramati... View more info

THROWIM WAY LEG: TREE-KANGAROOS, POSSUMS, AND PENIS GOURDS -- ON THE TRACK OF UNKNOWN MAMMALS IN WILDEST NEW GUINEA

By: Flannery, Tim

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000046394

ISBN: 0871137313

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In New Guinea pidgin, "throwim way leg" means to kick out your leg on the first step of a long journey. Full of adventure, wit, and natural wonders, Flannery's narrative is just such a spectacular trip - a tour de force of travel, anthropology, and natural history. View more info

THE METROSEXUAL GUIDE TO STYLE: A HANDBOOK FOR THE MODERN MAN

By: Flocker, Michael

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 2003

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000008644

ISBN: 0306813432

Condition: Fine


For those who avoid the style pages, the newly minted term "metrosexual" re fers to a man with a sense of fashion and a taste for culture, who loves to shop and look good, and may be of ambiguous sexual orientation. According to journalist Mark Simpson, the metrosexual "might be officially gay, strai ght or bisexual, but this is utterly immaterial because he has clearly take n himself as his own love object." Metrosexual wannabes who need some style pointers will find their questions answered in Flocker's handy manual. Lik e an extended episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy... View more info

ON WINGS OF EAGLES

By: Follett, Ken

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Pan Books: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000026274

ISBN: 0330354515

Condition: Very Good


On Wings of Eagles is the account of an incredible rescue by a Green Beret colonel and a group of corporate executives hastily trained into a fighting team. When Ross Perot, millionaire head of the Dallas-based company EDS, d iscovered that two of his key men in Iran had been jailed, he turned to the one man in America who could help. Colonel 'Bull' Simons, famed World War II and Vietnam commando, agreed to do what the US government could not -- g o in and get the men out. This is the stuff of Follet's fiction -- a secret penetration into a dangerous territory; a dramatic jailbreak; a harrowin... View more info

LIES AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM: A FAIR AND BALANCED LOOK AT THE RIG HT

By: Franken, Al

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Dutton Adult: 2003

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000007194

ISBN: 0525947647

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A highly collectible first edition, protected in a new brodart wrapper. Having previously dissected the factual inaccuracies of a single bellicose talk show host in Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot, Al Franken takes his fight to a larger foe: President George W. Bush, the Bush Administration, Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, and scores of other conservatives whom, he says, are playing loose with the facts. It's a lot of ground to cover, as evidenced by the 43 chapters in Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, but the results are often entertaining and insightful. View more info

THE NEXT DECADE: EMPIRE AND REPUBLIC IN A CHANGING WORLD

By: Friedman, George

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing G.: 2012

Seller ID: RWARE0000047659

ISBN: 0307476391

Condition: Very Good


The author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Next 100 Years no w focuses his geopolitical forecasting acumen on the next decade and the im minent events and challenges that will test America and the world, specifically addressing the skills th at will be required by the decade's leaders. In the long view, history is seen as a series of events--but the course of those events is determined by individuals and their actions. During the next ten years, individual leaders will face significant transitions for their nations: the United States' relationships with Iran and Israel will be ... View more info

HOW WE GOT HERE: THE 70'S: THE DECADE THAT BROUGHT YOU MODERN LIFE

By: Frum, David

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000043080

ISBN: 0465041965

Condition: Very Good


How We Got Here: The 70's: The Decade that Brought You Modern Life (For Bet ter or Worse) by David Frum For many, the 1970s evoke the Brady Bunch and the birth of disco. In this first, thematic popular history of the decade, David Frum argues that it was the 1970s, not the 1960s, that created modern America and altered the American personality forever. A society that had valued faith, self-reliance, self-sacrifice, and family loyalty evolved in little more than a decade into one characterized by superstition, self-interest, narcissism, and guilt. Frum examines this metamorphosis through the r... View more info

UH-OH

By: Fulghum, Robert

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Ivy Books: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000007105

ISBN: 0804111898

Condition: Very Good


Lay philosopher Fulghum offers advice in the same easygoing mode as All I R eally Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten et al.; a Literary Guild selec tion and a 20-week PW bestseller. View more info

TED TALKS: THE OFFICIAL TED GUIDE TO PUBLIC SPEAKING

By: Gallo, Carmine

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton/Pan: 2019

Seller ID: RWARE0000048465

ISBN: 1328710289

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. TED Talks- The official TED guide to public speaking In Ted Talks Chris Anderson, head of TED, reveals the inside secrets of how to give a first-class presentation. Where books like Talk Like TED and TED Talks Storytelling whetted the appetite, here is the official TED guide to public speaking from the man who put TED talks on the world's stage. 'Nobody in the world better understands the art and science of public speaking than Chris Anderson. He is ... View more info

WHAT ARE YOU?: VOICES OF MIXED-RACE YOUNG PEOPLE

By: Gaskins, Pearl Fuyo

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR): 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000031682

ISBN: 0805059687

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In the past three decades, the number of interracial marriages in the Unite d States has increased by more than 800 percent. Now over four million chil dren and teenagers do not identify themselves as being just one race or ano ther. Here is a book that allows these young people to speak in their own voices about their own lives. What Are You? is based on the interviews the author has made over the past two years with mixed-race young people around ... View more info

OVER THE EDGE: DEATH IN GRAND CANYON, NEWLY EXPANDED 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITI ON

By: Ghiglieri, Michael P.

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Puma Press: 2012

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: RWARE0000048313

ISBN: 0984785809

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This is a vastly expanded and revised edition of the 2001 classic that sold a quarter million copies, now updated after a decade,containing many gripping accounts of all known fatal mishaps in the most famous of the World's Seven Natural Wonders. Also available as an very limite, signed and numbered editionof 380 hardcover copies, under a separate ISBN and order item listing. View more info

BLINK

By: Gladwell, Malcolm

Price: ¥450.00

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000037500

ISBN: 0316057908

Condition: Very Good


Blink is about the first two seconds of looking--the decisive glance that k nows in an instant. Gladwell, the best-selling author of The Tipping Point, campaigns for snap judgments and mind reading with a gift for translating research into splendid storytelling. Building his case with scenes from a m arriage, heart attack triage, speed dating, choking on the golf course, sel ling cars, and military maneuvers, he persuades readers to think small and focus on the meaning of "thin slices" of behavior. The key is to rely on ou r "adaptive unconscious"--a 24/7 mental valet--that pro... View more info

BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING

By: Gladwell, Malcolm

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000040187

ISBN: 0316010669

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some peo... View more info

BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING

By: Gladwell, Malcolm

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Back Bay Books: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000042328

ISBN: 0316172324

Condition: Good/Good


In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined ho w we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the w ay we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think witho ut thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in... View more info

WHAT THE DOG SAW

By: Gladwell, Malcolm (author)

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Back Bay Books: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000048261

ISBN: 0316084654

Condition: Very Good


Malcolm Gladwell focuses on "minor geniuses" and idiosyncratic behavior to illuminate the ways all of us organize experience in this "delightful" (Blo omberg News) collection of writings from The New Yorker. What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football p layers teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us abou t the history of the 20th century? In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radi cally changed how we understand our w... View more info

WHAT THE DOG SAW: AND OTHER ADVENTURES

By: Gladwell, Narrator) Malcolm (Author

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Hachette Audio: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000047691

ISBN: 0141044802

Condition: Very Good


Over the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has become the most gifted and influ ential journalist in America. In The New Yorker, his writings are such must -reads that the magazine charges advertisers significantly more money for a ds that run within his articles. With his #1 bestsellers, The Tipping Point , Blink and Outliers, he has reached millions of readers. And now the very best and most famous of his New Yorker pieces are collected in a brilliant and provocative anthology. Among the pieces: his investigation into why the re are so many different kinds of mustard but only one kind of ketchup... View more info

BAD SCIENCE

By: Goldacre, Ben

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Fourth Estate (GB): 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000044038

ISBN: 000728487X

Condition: Good


Ben Goldacre's wise and witty bestseller, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnso n Prize, lifts the lid on quack doctors, flaky statistics, scaremongering j ournalists and evil pharmaceutical corporations. Since 2003 Dr Ben Goldacre has been exposing dodgy medical data in his popu lar Guardian column. In this eye-opening book he takes on the MMR hoax and misleading cosmetics ads, acupuncture and homeopathy, vitamins and mankind' s vexed relationship with all manner of 'toxins'. Along the way, the self-c onfessed 'Johnny Ball cum Witchfinder General' performs a successful detox on a Barbie doll, se... View more info

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE : WHY IT CAN MATTER MORE THAN IQ

By: Goleman, Daniel

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000048505

ISBN: 0747529825

Condition: Good


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