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Motown: The Sound of Young America

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“A lavishly illustrated, wonderfully written history of Motown. Balanced insider knowledge packed with fabulous photographs and album art that celebrates the record label that provided the soundtrack to exciting and changing times. Not to be missed, this is a book to get lost in. Fans should be dancing in the streets.”

— Library Journal

“Does an incredible job of examining just what happened in the building that housed America’s most influential record label. This beautifully packaged book holds a staggering amount of interviews with the label’s influencers and recording artists along with absolutely stunning photographs from all of the eras and iterations of Motown.”

— BookPage

“Thoroughly engaging… Packed with iconic photographs of Motown stars, plus album covers, posters, and so much more. Should land on music lovers’ Christmas lists.”

— Hour Detroit

“A visual history of the pride of Detroit, this book has behind-the-scenes photographs, album art, essential images and interviews with Motown legends that will have fans dancing in the street.”

— Los Angeles Times

“In the first official visual history of the label, new research and unprecedented access lend new insight to the legend.”

— Billboard

“With more than 1,000 color and black-and-white photographs, this 400-page history deserves an honored space on your coffee table--if you can tear yourself away from this meticulously documented saga of autoworker Berry Gordy's brilliant business strategies and knack for identifying a hit song.”

— Downbeat

Mountain Modern: Contemporary Homes in High Places

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“While the urge to head for the hills goes way back, when it comes to high-altitude dwellings, contemporary designers are looking forward, as illustrated by the bright, clean-lined homes in Mountain Modern.

— Wall Street Journal

“Though we rarely categorize designs by their altitude, here it makes for an interesting collection.”

— Interior Design

“Examines the current trends and challenges of creating newly constructed homes in mountains…A detailed look at contemporary domestic architecture.”

— Library Journal

“Packed with photos of sleek homes high in the mountains around the world.”

— Country's Best Cabins

“The interiors are filled with expensive and tasteful contemporary artwork, yet the personal touch clearly shows that these are homes.”

— Portland Book Review

“Capture[s] cabins, chalets, and villas, all built along breathtaking perches.”

— Architectural Digest

Mountains: Mapping the Earth's Extremes

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Mountains: Mapping the Earth's Extremes…features 13 of the world's most magnificent mountains in an entirely new way. Using high-resolution satellite data, scientists have created a series of 3D maps of mountain landscapes. The breathtaking results provide virtual landscapes from previously impossible viewpoints.”

— Mountain Living

Mr. Classic

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“Written in a tone as sharp as his bow tie, Hackett's book muses on everything from the ideal length of a sock to proper dress for a hunting party.”

— Zink

Mumbling Beauty Louise Bourgeois

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“This collaboration serves as a primal and poignant extension of Bourgeois’s art. Her theatrical spirit seems to defy the incredible frailty of her frame. These photographs are a record of one of our great modern artists, fading in body, still inventing with fervor while she can.”

— The New Yorker Photo Booth

My Animal Book: Facts and fun, Questions and answers, Things to make and do

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“The eye-catching digital graphics, engaging characters, and many reader-directed prompts pair well to keep children flipping pages.”

— Publishers Weekly

“The illustrations are lovely, yet simple, and truly draw children into the learning experience.”

— Smart Books for Smart Kids

“This fun-filled introduction to the world of animals provides hands-on learning experience that combines reading with a series of activities to reinforce what kids have learned.”

— Portland Book Review

“The book's standard nonfiction features along with its sparse, accessible text make it ideal for browsers, while a 'How to Use This Book' page will help children figure out where they'll need adult guidance.”

— School Library Journal

My Big World

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“The quirky digital graphics give personality to this wide-ranging introduction to the way the world works.”

— Publishers Weekly

My Fashion Lookbook

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“Cynthia Merhej’s illustrations have a cheerful, hand-drawn appeal, and deserve kudos for depicting natural figures and varying body shapes as models. This hands-on title is likely to be a wildly popular gift idea, a lesson-plan resource for teachers, or an art club selection for middle grade girls.”

— School Library Journal

Mythomania: Tales of Our Times, from Apple to Isis

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“A deft updating of Parisian semiotics and midcentury cultural criticism for our own time. If you're a fan of Barthes and of the Umberto Eco of How to Travel with a Salmon, you'll likely enjoy this entertaining rejoinder, [a] look at the hidden structures and unacknowledged tendencies of our day.”

— Kirkus Reviews

The Naked Nude

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“Make[s] the case for a more diverse approach to a timeless subject.”

— Gallery + Studio

“An in-depth look at our contemporary and historical fixation with the body and the nude.”

— The Huffington Post

“Though today’s nude is confrontational, the effect is rarely distancing; instead, Borzello concludes, its honesty forges an emotional bond between artist and viewer.”

— Art & Auction

Naturalists in Paradise: Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon

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“I can’t imagine a better biographer for these three men than John Hemming…[His] most evocative accounts concern the many indigenous peoples that the three explorers met. There is a great tenderness in his descriptions, mixed with an immense respect and appreciation for their customs and traditions…Naturalists in Paradise is a story of adventure and tenacious endurance, told by an author who underpins the research with his personal knowledge of the Amazon.”

— The Wall Street Journal

“The author of this most intriguing ‘triography’ of Bates, Spruce and Wallace is the person best qualified to write it …Hemming’s crowning achievement is the full integration of the stories of Bates, Spruce and Wallace. Wallace has been the focus of numerous books, while few narratives have concentrated on the great scientific contributions by Bates or Spruce. Hemming makes a very clear and compelling case that the other two’s friendship, partnership, conversations, correspondence and research amply influenced Wallace’s thinking and his great theory.”

— Washington Post

“In Naturalists in Paradise, John Hemming uses the stories of these three iconic Victorian explorers to show how the experience of being in the field is intensively individual and as idiosyncratic as the people themselves. There is no one better to explore their journeys than Hemming, who not only is a great scholar of the Amazon and its people but also has, himself, trodden in the footsteps of these men, a fact that allows him to empathize charmingly with their individual tales. Hemming portrays the personalities of each of these men brilliantly…The most striking theme in Hemming’s book is the powerful description of the importance of collaboration in field work and in science in general… Today’s scientists working with biodiversity and ecosystem services could take a cue from these Victorian naturalists who explored with both their eyes and minds open.”

— Science

The Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story

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“In the first complete chronological narrative of the species from emergence to extinction …archaeologist Dimitra Papagianni and science historian Michael Morse have shaped a gem.”

— Nature

“Papagianni and Morse explore various aspects of the biology, culture, and demise of the Neanderthals, helping to shed light on many of the myths and controversies …that had long surrounded this ancient and enigmatic group.”

— The Underground Movement

“Includes the most up-to-date findings and interpretations presented in the technical literature… Recommended.”

— Choice

“If you want grounding in our current understanding of our human predecessors, Papagianni, and PhD archaeologist and Morse …have written the book for you…Highly recommended.”

— Library Journal

“Readers learn that the common perception of the Neanderthals has been transformed due to new discoveries and paradigm-shattering scientific innovations.”

— Museum Store Magazine

“Focused squarely on the Neanderthals in their own right—how they lived, how they evolved, how they inhabited Europe for at least two hundred millennia…The Neanderthals Rediscovered has the fresh charm of treating human evolution as a curious story that leads to the Neanderthals, rather than as a moral tale that rises ever upward and inevitably to us godlike moderns.”

— Harper's

The New Artisans II

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“This volume …with 60 profiles luxuriously dispersed over 300-some pages, is persuasive. It spans mediums, aesthetics, business models, and continents…And it succeeds in revealing the threads them connect them all. The composite image is that of a global movement—one that’s growing only stronger.”

— American Craft

The New Artisans: Handmade Designs for Contemporary Living

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“…a fine pick for those who have developed a romance with the ways of human craftsmanship.”

— The Midwest Review of Books

“Readers interested in the latest home design trends and alternative fashion will be inspired as they browse through this picture perfect book.”

— Library Journal

“A must have book. A beautiful, simple celebration of the handmade and the one of a kind.”

— DesiretoInspire.net

“Featured in “Our Finds”

— Marthastewart.com