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"It is amazing how lovely common things become, if one only knows how to look at them."
— Louisa May Alcott [1832-88]

"The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common."
Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-82]


Mundane came originally from the Latin mundus, meaning 'ordinary and worldly' as opposed to spiritual; the term has been in use in English since the XVth Century. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines 'mundane' as: of, relating to, or characteristic of the world; characterized by the practical, transitory, and ordinary; and commonplace, as in 'the mundane concerns of day-to-day life'. Culturally, a mundane [noun] is a person who does not belong to a particular group, according to the members of that group; the implication is that such persons, lacking imagination, are concerned solely with the mundane: the quotidian and ordinary. In science fiction fandom the term refers to non-fans; usage antedates 1955. The pseudo-science of astrology (invented circa 1800 B.C.E.) was originally practiced by wizards at the behest of kings, to determine the future of the nation; the modern practice of divining the future of common individuals is sometimes referred to as 'mundane astrology'.
In the Harry Potter Universe, the term is replaced by 'muggle'.


books  about  mundane  topics

Visual Dictionary of Everyday Things book from Dorling Kindersley  "DK Eyewitness: The Visual Dictionary of Everyday Things" [1991]
Dorling Kindersley 12½x10½ hardcover [9/91] out of print/80+ used
D.K. Millennium Family Encyclopedia from Dorling Kindersley   "D.K. Millennium Family Encyclopedia: The Reference Work For The XXIst Century" [1998]
1000-page D.K. Family Learning 11½x9 hardcover [8/98] for $19.74
D.K. Illustrated Family Encyclopedia from Dorling Kindersley  "D.K. Illustrated Family Encyclopedia" [2002]
Sloppy info on Amazon is confusing, Dorling Kindersley website has NO info; based on cover pictures, one set is three volume (A-I, J-Z, Index), another set appears to be ten volumes
D.K. Children 3-volume? hardcover [9/2002] for $35.64
D.K. Children 3-volume? 11½x9 hardcover [9/2002] out of print/used
D.K. Children 11½x9 hardcover [9/2004] out of print/used
D.K. Children 11x9 hardcover [9/2005] out of print/used
Uncommon History of Common Things Volume 1 book by Bethanne Patrick & John Thompson  "An Uncommon History of Common Things, Volume 1" [2009]
by Bethanne Patrick & John Thompson

Kindle Edition from National Geographic/Penguin Random House [9/2015] for $16.99
National Geographic Society 9½x7¼ pb [2011] out of print/50+ used
National Geographic Society 9½x7¼ pb [2011] out of print/40+ used
National Geographic Society 9¾x7½ hardcover [11/2009] for $31.01
National Geographic Society 9¾x7½ hardcover [11/2009] out of print/used

Fact-O-Pedia Over 1,000 Things You'll Never Need To Know book by Charlotte Lowe  "The Utterly, Completely, and Totally Useless Fact-O-Pedia: A Startling Collection of Over 1,000 Things You'll Never Need To Know" [2011]
by Charlotte Lowe, Illustrated by Garry Bennett

Kindle Edition from Skyhorse Publng [1/2011] for $9.99
Skyhorse Publng pb [1/2011] out of print/many used
Skyhorse Publng pb [1/2011] out of print/many used
Curious History of Everyday Things book from Readers Digest  
"The Curious History of Everyday Things: Fascinating Stories of Genius, Invention, and Accidental Discovery" [2012] from Reader's Digest
Reader's Digest 9x6¼ pb [7/2012] out of print/used
Reader's Digest pb [7/2012] out of print/used
Weird-o-Pedia book by Alex Palmer  "Weird-o-Pedia: The Ultimate Book of Surprising, Strange, and Incredibly Bizarre Facts About (Supposedly) Ordinary Things" [2012] by Alex Palmer
Kindle Edition from Skyhorse Publng [5/2012] for $8.57
Skyhorse Publng pb [7/2012] for $9.22
Skyhorse Publng pb [7/2012] out of print/40+ used
5,000 Awesome Facts About Everything book from National Geographic Kids  "5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!)" [2012]
Volume 1: National Geographic Kids 12x9½ hardcover [8/2012] for $11.71
Volume 2: National Geographic Kids hardcover [8/2014] for $13.99
Volume 3: National Geographic Kids hardcover [8/2016] for $13.62
Science Fact-O-Pedia book by Wendy M. Leonard  "The Utterly, Completely, and Totally Useless Science Fact-O-Pedia: A Startling Collection of Scientific Trivia You'll Never Need To Know" [2012]
by Wendy M. Leonard, PhD

Kindle Edition from HarperCollins Publrs [1/2013] for $5.99
Skyhorse Publng pb [10/2012] for $3.12 {sic}
HarperCollins Publrs 7¾x6 hardcover [1/2013] out of print/many used
HarperCollins Publrs 7¾x6 hardcover [1/2013] out of print/many used

Uncommon History of Common Things Volume 2 book from National Geographic  "An Uncommon History of Common Things, Volume 2" [2015]
Foreword by Henri Petroski

Kindle Edition from National Geographic/Penguin Random House [10/2015] for $16.99
National Geographic Society 9¾x7¾ hardcover [10/2015] for $31.82
1,111 Answers To Everything book from National Geographic Kids  "Why?: 1,111 Answers To Everything" [2015]
by Crispin Boyer

National Geographic Kids 12¼x9½ hardcover [10/2015] for $13.29
National Geographic Kids 12¼x9½ library hardcover [10/2015] for $13.29
Storm in a Teacup / Physics of Everyday Life book by Helen Czerski  "Storm In A Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life" [2016]
by {physicist} Helen Czerski

Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton & Co. [1/2017] for $9.43
W.W. Norton & Co. pb [DUE 1/2018] pre-order for $15.95
Bantam Press 9¼x6 pb [11/2016] out of print/used
W.W. Norton & Co. 9½x6½ hardcover [1/2017] for $17.67


food  &  household
Beverage Page at Maison d'Être Bookstore's Beatnik Coffee House
American Food Traditions Page at Spirit of America Bookstore
American Roadside Diners Page at Spirit of America Bookstore
American Beer, Wine & Booze Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

In less than sixty days after starting the 'Mundane Matters' Page, this topic section grew hugely
and was split off to become Page 2.


zoology

Visual Encyclopedia of Animals book from Dorling Kindersley  "Visual Encyclopedia of Animals" [ages 7-10; 2001]
by Jayne Parsons

D.K. Children 6½x5½ pb [4/2005] out of print/50+ used
D.K. Children 6½x5½ pb [7/2001] out of print/50+ used
Encyclopedia of Animals book by Genevieve Warnau  "The Encyclopedia of Animals" [ages 8 & up; 2005]
by Genevieve Warnau

'presenting 200 animals and over 600 wonderful color photographs of animals in the wild'
Teora USA 10¾x8½ hardcover [4/2005] for $24.95
Dinosaurs Visual Encyclopedia book from Dorling Kindersley  "Dinosaurs: A Visual Encyclopedia" [ages 7-10; 2005]
from Dorling Kindersley

D.K. Children 11x8½ pb [8/2013] for $16.93
D.K. Children 6½x5½ pb [4/2005] for $12.42
D.K. Children 11¼x9 hardcover [6/2011] out of print/used
D.K. Children 11x9 hardcover [6/2011] out of print/used
D.K. Children 6¾x5¾ hardcover [2010] out of print/used
Encyclopedia of Animals book from Dorling Kindersley  
"The Encyclopedia of Animals" [ages 10-16; 2006]
from Dorling Kindersley

D.K. Children 10x8½ pb [8/2006] for $15.39
DK Eyewitness Endangered Animals book by Ben Hoare  "D.K. Eyewitness Books: Endangered Animals" [ages 8-12; 2010]
by Ben Hoare

D.K. Children 11¼x9 library hardcover [8/2010] for $19.99
Bugged - How Insects Changed History book by Sarah Albee  "Bugged: How Insects Changed History - Swarming With Facts" [ages 8-12; 2014]
by Sarah Albee, Illustrated by Robert Leighton

Bloomsbury USA Childrens pb [4/2014] for $12.35
Walker Childrens 10¼x8¼ hardcover [4/2014] out of print/used
Bee Natural History book by Noah Wilson-Rich  "The Bee: A Natural History" [2014]
by Noah Wilson-Rich

Kindle Edition from Ivy Press [8/2014] for $15.37
Princeton Univ Press 11x9 hardcover [8/2014] for $18.89
Bees in Your Backyard Guide book by Joseph S. Wilson & Olivia J. Messinger Carril  "The Bees In Your Backyard: A Guide To North America’s Bees" [2015]
by Joseph S. Wilson & Olivia Messinger Carril

Kindle Edition from Princeton Univ Press [11/2015] for $9.88
Princeton Univ Press 10x7¾ pb [11/2015] for $20.67
The Bee Book from Dorling Kindersley  "The Bee Book: Discover The Wonder of Bees and How To Protect Them For Generations To Come" [ages 5 & up; 2016] from Dorling Kindersley
DK Children's 9½x8 hardcover [3/2016] for $17.00
The Genius of Birds book by Jennifer Ackerman  "The Genius of Birds" New York Times bestseller [2016]
by Jennifer Ackerman

Kindle Edition from Penguin Books [4/2016] for $12.99
Penguin Books 8½x5½ pb [4/2017] for $11.59
Penguin Press 9½x6½ hardcover [4/2016] for $18.02
DK Eyewitness Animal book from Dorling Kindersley Smithsonian  "D.K. Eyewitness: Animal!" [ages 9-12; 2016]
from Dorling Kindersley Smithsonian

D.K. Children 12x10¼ hardcover [9/2016] for $29.99
Animals Visual Encyclopedia book by Tom Jackson  "Animals Visual Encyclopedia: More Than 1,000 Color Illustrations" [2016]
by Tom Jackson

Amber Books Ltd. 11½x9 pb [11/2016] out of print/used
Bugged - The Insects Who Rule the World book by David MacNeal  "Bugged: The Insects Who Rule The World and The People Obsessed With Them" [2017] by David MacNeal
Kindle Edition from St. Martin's Press [7/2017] for $12.99
St. Martin's Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [7/2017] for $14.99


tools
The Museum of Knots and Sailors' Ropework [est. 1996] - open by appointment - in Ipswich, Suffolk, UK

Consider the Fork book by Bee Wilson  "Consider The Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat" [2012]
by Bee Wilson

Kindle Edition etextbook from Basic Books/Hachette [10/2012] for $11.99
Basic Books 8¼x5½ pb [10/2013] for $12.17
Basic Books 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2012] for $22.63
Total Tractor! book from Dorling Kindersley   "Total Tractor!" [grades 2-5; 2012] from Dorling Kindersley
D.K. Children 11¼x9 hardcover [4/2015] for $10.49
D.K. Children 11x8¾ hardcover [2012] for $12.40

more info on Spirit of America Bookstore's Tractors & Farm Equipment Page

Tales from the Tool Shed, Fifty Garden Tools book by Bill Laws  "Tales From The Tool Shed: The History & Use of Fifty Garden Tools" [2014]
from U.K.'s Royal Horticultural Society and Bill Laws

Mitchell Beazley/Octopus 9x7 hardcover [2014] out of print/used
Mitchell Beazley/Octopus 9x7 hardcover [2014] out of print/used
Refrigeration History book by Carroll Gantz  "Refrigeration: A History" [2015] by Carroll Gantz
Kindle Edition from McFarland & Co. [6/2015] for $24.99 {sic}
McFarland & Co. 9¼x5¾ hardcover [6/2015] for $45.00
Chilled / Refrigeration book by Tom Jackson  "Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again" [2015] by Tom Jackson
Kindle Edition from Bloomsbury Sigma [7/2015] for $1.99
Bloomsbury Sigma 8x5 pb [10/2016] for $13.41
Bloomsbury USA 8¾x5½ hardcover [9/2015] for $18.85

typewriters

Typewriter Revolution book by Richard Polt  "The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist's Companion For The 21st Century" [2015]
by Richard Polt

'part history, part philosophy, and part user's manual, complete with labeled images of the machinery and how to use and repair them'
Kindle Edition from Countryman Press [11/2015] for $9.99
Countryman Press 9¼x7¾ Flexibound [11/2015] for $21.50

Typewriter Celebration book by Paul Robert & Peter Weil  "Typewriter: A Celebration of The Ultimate Writing Machine" [2016]
by Paul Robert & Peter Weil

Sterling 9¼x9 hardcover [10/2016] for $20.19

California Typewriter documentary feature film  "California Typewriter" [Gravitas Ventures Aug 2017]
"The revolution will be typewritten" • The repair shop in Berkeley, California called California Typewriter [est. 1949] survives in part because many professional writers and artists cling to the old manual or electric machines . . . • Directed by Doug Nichol; featuring poet Silvi Alcivar, repairman Ken Alexander, Boston Typewriter Orchestra, actor Tom Hanks, Martin Howard, sculptor Jeremy Mayer, musician John Mayer, historian David McCullough, shop owner Herbert Permillion III, Richard Polt, playwright Sam Shepard, Darren Wershler & Mason Williams
Gravitas Ventures color Blu-ray [11/2017] for $14.29
Gravitas Ventures color DVD [11/2017] for $19.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitewatch official trailer [7/2016 upload; 1:27] at YouTube

Typewriters from the Golden Age book by Anthony Casillo  "Typewriters: Iconic Machines From The Golden Age of Mechanical Writing"
[2017] by Anthony Casillo, Photographs by Anthony Casillo & Bruce Curtis, Foreword by Tom Hanks

Kindle Edition from Chronicle Books [10/2017] for $15.65
Chronicle Books 9½x11½ hardcover [10/2017] for $29.09


s c i e n c e

The books & magazines that were coded here were cut to a new Science Page in February 2018.

D.K. Encyclopedia of Science book from Dorling Kindersley  "D.K. Encyclopedia of Science" [grades 5-12; 1998]
D.K. Children 11x8½ pb [11/2006] for $12.39
D.K. Children 11¼x8 hardcover [9/99] for $16.63
The Science Book book from Dorling Kindersley  "The Science Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)" [2014]
from Dorling Kindersley

Kindle Edition from D.K./Penguin Group [2/2015] for $9.99
Dorling Kindersley 9½x8 hardcover [7/2014] for $16.02


Human  Health

Hair History book by Kurt Stenn  "Hair: A Human History" [2016] by Kurt Stenn
Kindle Edition from Pegasus Books [2/2016] for $9.99
Pegasus Books 8¾x5½ pb [4/2017] for $16.93
Pegasus Books 9¼x6½ hardcover [2/2016] for $20.22
Pegasus Books hardcover [2/2016] out of print/used
The Gene: An Intimate History book by Siddhartha Mukherjee  "The Gene: An Intimate History" #1 New York Times Bestseller [2016]
by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Kindle Edition etextbook from Scribner/S&S Digital Sales [5/2016] for $14.99
Scribner pb [DUE May 2017] pre-order for $20.00
Scribner 9¼x6 hardcover [5/2016] for $20.65
Hair book by Scott Lowe   "Hair (Object Lessons Series)" [2016]
by Scott Lowe

Kindle Edition from Bloomsbury Academic [7/2016] for $9.99
Bloomsbury Academic 9x6¼ pb [7/2016] for $11.73
Selfish Workout Guide in Kindle format by Nicholas Caldwell  "The Selfish Workout Guide: The No Gym, No Weights, Fail-Proof Way To Get The Body of Your Dreams" for Kindle [2016] by Nicholas Caldwell
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [10/2016] for $4.99
History of Medicine in 50 Objects book by Gill Paul  "A History of Medicine In 50 Objects" [2016]
by Gill Paul

Dorling Kindersley/Firefly 9x6¾ hardcover [10/2016] for $22.31
Guide To Operating and Maintaining A Human Body book by James Hamblin  "If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide To Operating and Maintaining A Human Body" [2016] by James Hamblin
Kindle Edition from Doubleday/Random House [12/2016] for $14.99
Doubleday 8½x6 hardcover [12/2016] for $16.04
History of Medicine in 50 Discoveries book by Marguerite Vigliani & Gale Eaton  "A History of Medicine In 50 Discoveries" [2017]  5/2017
by Marguerite Vigliani, MD & Gale Eaton

Kindle Edition from Tilbury House Publrs [10/2017] for $20.98 {sic}
Tilbury House Publrs 10x7 hardcover [5/2017] for $24.95
Evolution's Bite / Teeth, Diet, and Human Origins book by Peter S. Ungar  "Evolution's Bite: A Story of Teeth, Diet, and Human Origins" [2017]  5/2017
by Peter S. Ungar

Kindle Edition from Princeton Univ Press [4/2017] for $15.37
Princeton Univ Press 9½x6¼hardcover [5/2017] for $18.97


objects

Oxford Companion to Musical Instruments book edited by Anthony Baines  "The Oxford Companion To Musical Instruments" [1992]
Edited by Anthony Baines

Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [11/92] for $100.00 {sic}
Barbed Wire book by Joanne S. Liu  "Barbed Wire: The Fence That Changed The West" [2009]
by Joanne S. Liu

Mountain Press Publng 9x6 pb [10/2009] for $11.78
Mountain Press Publng 9x6 pb [10/2009] out of print/used
Plastic, A Toxic Love Story book by Susan Freinkel  "Plastic: A Toxic Love Story" [2011]
by Susan Freinkel

Kindle Edition from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [4/2011] for $9.99
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 8¼x5½ pb [4/2011] out of print/used
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 9x6 hardcover [4/2011] for $22.16
History of the World in 100 Objects book by Neil MacGregor  "A History of The World In 100 Objects: From The Handaxe To The Credit Card" New York Times bestseller [2011]
by Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum

Kindle Edition from Penguin Books [10/2011] for $18.49 {sic}
Penguin Books 7¾x5¼ pb [9/2013] for $23.42
Viking 9¼x6½ hardcover [10/2011] out of print/used
Smithsonian History of America in 101 Objects book by Richard Kurin  "The Smithsonian's History of America In 101 Objects" [2013]
by Richard Kurin, Foreword by C. Wayne Clough

Kindle Edition has audio & video content that works on Fire, iPhone, iPad, iPod devices
Kindle Edition with audio & video from Penguin Press [10/2013] for $21.99
Penguin Books 8¾x7 pb [10/2016] for $29.19
Penguin Press 9½x7½ hardcover [10/2013] out of print/40+ used
History of The World In 1,000 Objects book from Dorling Kindersley & Smithsonian  
"DK Smithsonian: History of The World In 1,000 Objects" [2014]
Dorling Kindersley 12¼x10¼ hardcover [9/2014] for $33.33
Shipping Container book by Craig Martin  "Shipping Container (Object Lessons Series)" [2016]
by Craig Martin

Kindle Edition from Bloomsbury Academic [1/2016] for $9.99
Bloomsbury Academic 9x6½ pb [1/2016] for $11.52
One Nation Under Gold book by James Ledbetter  "One Nation Under Gold: How One Precious Metal Has Dominated The   6/2017
American Imagination For Four Centuries" [2017] by James Ledbetter

Kindle Edition from Liveright/W.W. Norton [6/2017] for $14.16
Liveright Publrs 9½x6½ hardcover [6/2017] for $18.53
Sock book by Kim Adrian  "Sock (Object Lessons Series)" [2017]  9/2017
by Kim Adrian

Kindle Edition from Bloomsbury Academic [9/2017] for $9.99
Bloomsbury Academic 9x6½ pb [9/2017] for $10.81


paper  &  books

My Bookstore / Writers Celebrate book edited by Ronald Rice  "My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places To Browse, Read, and Shop" [2012] Edited by Ronald Rice, Illustrated by Leif Parsons, Introduction by Richard Russo, Afterword by Emily St. John Mandel
91 new (2012) essays by Isabel Allende, Wendell Berry, Ivan Doig, Dave Eggers, Louise Erdrich, Henry Louis Gates Jr., John Grisham, Pete Hamill, Carolyn Hart, Elin Hildebrand, Pico Iyer, Ann Patchett, Francine Prose, Tom Robbins, Lisa See, Luis Albert Urrea, Abraham Verghese, Simon Winchester — and dozens more
Kindle Edition from Hachette Book Group [4/2017] for $9.99
Black Dog & Leventhal 8¼x5½ pb [4/2017] for $11.56
Black Dog & Leventhal 8½x5¾ hardcover [11/2012] for $13.93
Black Dog & Leventhal 8½x5¾ hardcover [11/2012] out of print/many used
The Book Global History book by Michael F. Suarez & H.R. Woudhuysen  
"The Book: A Global History" [2013]
by Michael F. Suarez, SJ & H.R. Woudhuysen

Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [10/2013] for $19.24
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [2/2014] for $47.17
Paper History book by Nicholas A. Basbanes  "On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History" [2013]
by Nicholas A. Basbanes

Kindle Edition from Vintage/Random House [10/2013] for $13.99
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [7/2014] for $13.15
Knopf Notable Books 9¾x6½ hardcover [10/2013] out of print/used
Papyrus book by John Gaudet  "Papyrus: The Plant That Changed the World - From Ancient Egypt To Today's Water Wars" [2014] by John Gaudet
Kindle Edition from Pegasus Books [6/2014] for $8.33
Pegasus Books 8¾x5½ pb [5/2015] for $8.77
Pegasus Books 9¼x6½ hardcover [6/2014] for $16.98
Paper Paging Through History book by Mark Kurlansky  "Paper: Paging Through History" [2016] by Mark Kurlansky
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [5/2016] for $8.98
W.W. Norton & Co. 8¼x5½ pb [5/2017] for $11.52
W.W. Norton & Co. 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2016] for $16.83
W.W. Norton & Co. hardcover [5/2016] out of print/used
The Book / Powerful Object book by Keith Houston  "The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of The Most Powerful Object of Our Time" [2016] by Keith Houston
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [8/2016] for $14.87
W.W. Norton & Co. 8½x6 hardcover [8/2016] for $17.82
Paper Trail History book by Alexander Monro  "The Paper Trail: An Unexpected History of A Revolutionary Invention" [2016]
by Alexander Monro

Kindle Edition from Knopf/Random House [3/2016] for $14.99
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [2/2017] for $17.00
Knopf 9½x6½ deckle-edge hardcover [3/2016] for $20.40
Independent Bookstore Day [est. 2015]


abstractions,  concepts  &  skills

Oxford Companion to Music book edited by Alison Latham  "The Oxford Companion To Music" [orig 1938, rev 1970 & 2002]
Edited by Alison Latham

Oxford Univ Press 9½x7½ hardcover [5/2002] 1450 pages! for $56.09
"The New Oxford Companion To Music" condensed? [1983]
Edited by Denis Arnold

Oxford Univ Press 7½x5 hardcover [11/83] 1000 pages in 2 volumes - out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press 7½x5 hardcover [11/83] 1000 pages in 2 volumes - out of print/used
Oxford Companion to Popular Music book edited by Peter Gammond  
"The Oxford Companion To Popular Music" [1991]
Edited by Peter Gammond

Oxford Univ Press 9x6 pb [12/93] out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [4/91] out of print/60+ used
Oxford Companion to Jazz Music book edited by Bill Kirchner  "The Oxford Companion To Jazz" [2000]
Edited by Bill Kirchner

Oxford Univ Press 9x6 pb [12/93] out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2000] out of print/60+ used
Uncommon History of Common Courtesy book by Bethanne Patrick  "An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy: How Manners Shaped The World" [2011] by Bethanne Patrick
National Geographic Society 9½x7½ hardcover [10/2011] for $35.35
National Geographic Society 9½x7½ hardcover [10/2011] out of print/used
The Power of Habit book by Charles Duhigg  "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business"
[New York Times bestseller 2012]
by Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg

Kindle Edition from Random House [2/2012] for $11.99
Random House Trade 8x5¼ pb [1/2014] for $9.29
Random House 9½x6½ hardcover [2/2012] for $13.73
The Library / World History book by James W.P. Campbell & Will Pryce  "The Library: A World History" [2013]
by architectural historian James W.P. Campbell & photographer Will Pryce

Univ Chicago Press 12x9½ hardcover [10/2013] for $51.30
History of Handwriting book by Anne Trubek  "The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting" [2016]
by Anne Trubek

Kindle Edition from Bloomsbury USA [9/2016] for $9.99
Bloomsbury USA hardcover [9/2016] for $17.19
Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation book by Alan Burdick  "Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation" [2017]
by Alan Burdick

Kindle Edition etextbook from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [1/2017] for $14.99
Simon & Schuster 9x6 hardcover [1/2017] for $18.30


just  living

SAS Survival Handbook by John 'Lofty' Wiseman  "S.A.S. Survival Handbook: The Ultimate Guide To Surviving Anywhere"
[orig 2004] by John 'Lofty' Wiseman

worldwide bestseller; author is a survival consultant and former member of the Special Air Service (S.A.S.), the British special forces unit similar to U.S. Navy Seals
Kindle Edition from William Morrow/HarperCollins [11/2014] for $14.99
William Morrow 3rd edition 8¼x5¼ pb [11/2014] for $12.99
Big Necessity / Human Waste book by Rose George  "The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters" [2008] by Rose George
Kindle Edition from Metropolitan Books [7/2009] for $9.99
Picador 8¼x5½ pb [9/2014] for $14.70
Picador pb [9/2014] out of print/used
Metropolitan Books 9½x6¼ hardcover [10/2008] out of print/100+ used
Metropolitan Books hardcover [10/2008] out of print/40+ used
D.K. Survival Handbook by Colin Towell  "The Survival Handbook: Essential Skills For Outdoor Adventure" [2009]
Written by Royal Navy Chief Survival Instructor Colin Towell

Dorling Kindersley 10x7½ pb [2/2012] for $15.19
Dorling Kindersley 7x5 pb [9/2016] out of print/used
Dorling Kindersley 7½x5½ hardcover [9/2016] for $20.00
Dorling Kindersley 10¼x8 hardcover [3/2009] out of print/many used

The Story of Stuff book by Annie Leonard  "The Story of Stuff: The Impact of Overconsumption On The Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health - And How We Can Make It Better" [2010] by Annie Leonard
Author is a longtime environmental health expert who designed a presentation about the impact of trash on civilization and was soon getting so many requests that she decided to make a short animated film on the subject; within 18 months, the YouTube video [21:24] had over 7 million views; she received thousands of requests for more information and so took time out to write this book.
Kindle Edition from Free Press/Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [2/2010] for $12.99
Free Press 8½x5½ pb [2/2011] for $12.05
Free Press 8½x5½ pb [2/2011] out of print/used
Free Press 9x6 hardcover [3/2010] out of print/100+ used
Fondo de Cultura Económica Spanish-language pb [2013] out of print/used

SAS Urban Survival Handbook by John 'Lofty' Wiseman  
"The S.A.S. Urban Survival Handbook: How To Protect Yourself Against Terrorism, Natural Disasters, Fires, Home Invasions, and Everyday Health and Safety Hazards" [2011] by John 'Lofty' Wiseman
Kindle Edition from Skyhorse Publng [2/2011] for $10.93
Skyhorse Publng 8¼x5¼ pb [4/2013] for $17.95
Complete Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids book by Rob Elliott  "The Complete Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes For Kids: A 4-in-1 Collection"
[ages 9-12; 2014] by Rob Elliott

combining the bestselling books "Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes For Kids", "More Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes For Kids", "Laugh-Out-Loud Animal Jokes For Kids", and "Knock-Knock Jokes For Kids"
Revell 8½x5¾ pb [2014] out of print/used
Revell 8x5¾ hardcover [9/2016] for $12.99
From Main Street to Mall / Department Store book by Vicki Howard   "From Main Street To Mall: The Rise and Fall of The American Department Store"
[2015] by Vicki Howard

Kindle Edition from Univ Pennsylvania Press [4/2015] for $19.22
Univ Pennsylvania Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/2015] for $26.85
The Big Book of Farts by James Carlisle  "The Big Book of Farts: ... Because A Fart Is Always Funny" [2016]
by James Carlisle

Kindle Edition from Sovereign Media Group [2/2016] for $2.99
CreateSpace 10x8 pb [2/2016] for $10.97
Big Book of Farty Facts book by M.D. Whalen  "The Fantastic Flatulent Fart Brothers' Big Book of Farty Facts: An Illustrated Guide To The Science, History, and Art of Farting" [ages 9-12; 2017] by M.D. Whalen
Kindle Edition from Top Floor Books [6/2017] for $2.99
Top Floor Books 8x5¼ pb [6/2017] for $7.89
Shopping Mall book by Matthew Newton  "Shopping Mall (Object Lessons Series)" [2017]  9/2017
by Matthew Newton

Kindle Edition from Bloomsbury Academic [9/2017] for $9.99
Bloomsbury Academic 9x6¼ pb [9/2017] for $10.96


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