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The Book of Snakes

A Life-Size Guide to Six Hun­dred Species from around the World Mark O’Shea Her­petol­o­gists and her­peto­cul­tur­ists alike will de­light in this col­lec­tion, and even those with a more cau­tious stance on snakes will find them­selves drawn in by the wild di­ver­sity of the sub­or­der Ser­pentes. Cloth $55.00

Why Learn His­tory (When It’s Al­ready on Your Phone)

Sam Wineb­urg “Wineb­urg of­fers a set of timely and el­e­gant es­says on ev­ery­thing from the nut­ti­ness of stan­dard­ized test­ing regimes to the prob­lems kids have, in the age of the in­ter­net, in know­ing what’s true, and what’s not. A brac­ing, ed­i­fy­ing, and vi­tal book.”—Jill Le­pore Pa­per $20.00

Rave On

Global Ad­ven­tures in Elec­tronic Dance Mu­sic Matthew Collin “Here are ten x-rays of dance cul­ture in ten global hotspots that lov­ingly trace the his­tory of each lo­cale’s sound through its DJs, pro­mot­ers and pro­po­nents . . . . Both schol­arly and in­ti­mate, Collin’s quest is never short of il­lu­mi­nat­ing.”—Ob­server Pa­per $20.00

Bit­ten by the Blues

The Al­li­ga­tor Records Story Bruce Iglauer and Pa­trick A. Roberts “In what is si­mul­ta­ne­ously a com­ing-ofage story; an el­egy for a by­gone, grit­tier Chicago; and a case study on the many ways the color bar­rier was crossed mu­si­cally in the mid-twen­ti­eth cen­tury, Iglauer and Roberts con­tex­tu­al­ize the blues’ story as Amer­ica’s.” —Book­list Cloth $30.00

The Beau­ti­ful Cure

The Rev­o­lu­tion in Im­munol­ogy and What It Means for Your Health Daniel M. Davis “The Beau­ti­ful Cure sets the stage for a com­ing rev­o­lu­tion in im­munol­ogy, with fas­ci­nat­ing stories of how re­searchers solved puz­zles they didn’t know ex­isted.”—New Sci­en­tist Cloth $25.00

A Year with Na­ture

An Almanac Marty Crump With Il­lus­tra­tions by Bron­wyn McIvor “What a quiet gem: an art­ful pre­sen­ta­tion of sci­ence and his­tory that man­ages to beguile and amuse on ev­ery page.”—Book­list Cloth $30.00

Chicago by the Book

101 Pub­li­ca­tions That Shaped the City and Its Im­age The Cax­ton Club With an In­tro­duc­tion by Neil Har­ris Ar­ranged chrono­log­i­cally to show the his­tory of both the city and its books, Chicago by the Book can be browsed through or read in order, from Mrs. John H. Kinzie’s 1844 Nar­ra­tive of the Mas­sacre of Chicago to Sara Paret­sky’s 2015 crime novel Brush Back. Cloth $35.00 NOW IN PA­PER­BACK


An Ir­re­place­able Trea­sure Paul Veyne Trans­lated by Teresa Laven­der Fa­gan “This is a book of pas­sion and moral in­tegrity that ought to be read by any­one with the slight­est in­ter­est in the an­cient world.” —Wall Street Jour­nal Pa­per $16.00

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