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in Roman times, Medieval Asia, and from 1841 to 1970

On The Nature of Things book by Lucretius  "On The Nature of Things (De Rerum Natura)" [First Century B.C.E.]
by Titus Lucretius Carus [99?-55? B.C.E.]

De Rerum Natura entry at Wikipedia
NOTE: The translation by the Fowlers is biased against Lucretius's pro-Reason arguments
Kindle Edition {Ian Johnston translxn} from Richer Resources Publns [10/2010] for $1.99
Kindle Edition (A.E. Stallings translation} from Penguin [2007 edition] for $9.99
Penguin Classics (A.E. Stallings translation} 7¾x5¼ pb [7/2007] for $10.20
Indiana Univ Press {Rolfe Humphries translation} 7¾x5 pb [1968] for $13.95
RECOMMENDED: poetic translation by Anthony M. Ensolen
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9x6 pb [6/95] for $25.48
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 7x5 hardcover [6/95] out of print/used

Essays in Idleness / Tsurezuregusa book by Kenko Yoshida  "Essays In Idleness (Tsurezuregusa)" [1350 C.E.]
by Kenko Yoshida [1283?-1350?], Translated by Donald Keene

Kenko retired late in life and became a Buddhist monk and hermit; his 243 essays were written during 1330-32 C.E. in the zuihitsu (follow the brush) style and pasted on the walls of his dwelling; the essays were taken down after his death and published; the work is considered a classic of Japanese literature and is part of the modern Japanese high school curriculum
Columbia Univ Press 8¾x5½ pb [4/98] for $23.73
Columbia Univ Press 8¾x5½ hardcover [1967] out of print/used
Charles E. Tuttle 7x4¼ tankoban hardcover [1981] out of print/used
older translations
Kindle Edition from Cosimo Classics [2005 edition] for $8.29
Cosimo Classics 8½x5½ hardcover [12/2009] for $29.99
author entry at Wikipediabook entry at Wikipedia

see also Maison d'Ętre Philosophy Bookstore's Sun Tzu & 'The Art of War' Page

Extraordinary Popular Delusions & The Madness of Crowds book by Charles Mackay  "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds"
[1841 classic] by Charles Mackay

Besides looking at too-frequent financial bubbles & schemes, the book covers alchemy, the Crusades, witchery, haunted houses, fashions, fortune-telling and other mass phenomena.
Three Rivers Press 9x6 pb [7/95] for $10.85
Prometheus Books 8½x5½ pb [5/2001] for $20.00
Harriman House 7½x4½ hardcover [12/2003] for $12.91

Bergson's Time & Free Will essay by Henri Bergson  "Time & Free Will: An Essay On The Immediate Data of Consciousness"
[1889] by Henri Bergson [1859-1941];
translated by F. L. Pogson
Nabu Press 9½x7½ pb [8/2010] for $20.75
General Books LLC 9x6 pb [8/2009] for $8.03
Kessinger Publng 10¼x7¼ hardcover [facsimile 1913 edition] for $32.64
Bergson's Creative Mind book by Henri Bergson  "The Creative Mind: An Introduction To Metaphysics" [1903]
by Henri Bergson [1859-1941]

Citadel Press 8½x6¾ pb [2/2002] for $10.36
Citadel Press 8¼x5½ pb [9/97] for $17.95
Replica Books hardcover [2/99] for $31.85
Generation of Vipers classic book by Philip Wylie  "Generation of Vipers" [Farrar & Rinehart 1942 classic]
by Philip Wylie

"Wylie's classic, written with devastating wit and a pen as sharp
as a barber's razor, wages war on all forms of American hypocrisy."

Dalkey Archive Press 8x5½ pb [9/96] for $11.16
Larlin Corp. hardcover [12/79] out of print/used

Glass Bead Game / Magister Ludi by Hermann Hesse  "The Glass Bead Game" [1943] by Hermann Hesse [1877-1962]
American title: "Magister Ludi"; original German title: "Das Glasperlenspiel";
translation 1970 by Richard & Clara Winston
Henry Holt 8¼x5½ pb [6/90] for $12.60
Peter Smith 8½x5½ hardcover [12/92] for $28.00
Abolition of Man classic book by C.S. Lewis  "The Abolition of Man" [1943 classic] by C.S. Lewis [1898-1963]
a defense of objective value & natural law against subjectivism in education and science
HarperSanFrancisco 8x5¼ pb [3/2001] for $9.95
Touchstone 8¾x5¾ pb [6/96] out of print/used
book review at Wikipedia

Man's Search for Meaning 1946 book by Viktor Frankl  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime, 9/2013  "Man's Search For Meaning" [1946] by Viktor E. Frankl
Extremely influential book; the first part details experiences of Frankl and others in Nazi concentration camps; the second part examines the possible meanings for an individual after such an experience.
Beacon Press 8x6 pb [6/2006] for $7.47
Beacon Press mass pb [6/2006] for $6.99
book entry at Wikipedia

"Man’s Search For Meaning" [Straight Up Films - in development 2017]  
Announced 2/2016: Director Kimberly Peirce is set to direct a film based on Viktor Frankl’s international
best-selling memoir and psychiatristic analysis • not yet listed at IMDb

Lonely Crowd / American Character classic book by David Reisman  "The Lonely Crowd: A Study of The Changing American Character"
[1950 classic] by David Reisman [1909-2002],
with Nathan Glazer & Reuel Denney

Yale Univ Press 7¾x5 pb [3/2001] for $12.21
More Than Human scifi novel by Ted Sturgeon  "More Than Human" [1953 novel] by Theodore Sturgeon [1918-85]
Most speculative fiction is merely science fiction; this work is considered a classic, and asks questions about the definition of human being.
Vintage 8x5 pb [12/98] for $11.01
Del Rey mass pb [4/85] out of print/used
Uses of Literacy classic book by Richard Hoggart  "The Uses of Literacy: Aspects of Working-Class Life With Special Reference To Publications & Entertainments" [1957 classic]
by Richard Hoggart

Transaction Publrs 9x6 pb [2/98] out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press pb [1/70] out of print/used
Logic of Scientific Discovery book by Karl Popper  
"The Logic of Scientific Discovery" [1959]
by Karl Popper

Routledge pb [10/92] for $38.95
Stranger in a Strange Land book by Robert A. Heinlein  "Stranger In A Strange Land" [1961]
by Robert A. Heinlein [1907-88]

counter-culture classic & winner of the Hugo Award 1962
Ace pb [8/95] for $7.99
Putnam hardcover [6/61] out of print/used
Blackstone UNABR audio [4/96] for $83.95
Structure of Scientific Revolutions book by Thomas S. Kuhn  "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" [1962 classic]
by Thomas S. Kuhn [1922-96]

"If ever there were a true classic on the history & development of science that is must reading for each new generation, it is Kuhn's benchmark work."
3rd edition for Kindle from Univ Chicago Press [10/2010] for $8.77
Univ Chicago Press 8x5¼ pb [12/96] for $9.23
Univ Chicago Press 8x5½ hardcover [12/96] for $30.00
The Image / Pseudo-Events In America classic book by Daniel J. Boorstin  "The Image: A Guide To Pseudo-Events In America" [1962 classic]
by Daniel J. Boorstin

Vintage 8x5¼ pb [9/92] for $10.47
Vintage pb [11/71] out of print/many used
Peter Smith Publng hardcover [12/84] out of print/used
Blackstone audio [8/97] 7 tapes for $49.95
Western Intellectual Tradition book by Jacob Bronowski  "The Western Intellectual Tradition: From Leonardo To Hegel" [1962]
by Jacob Bronowski [1908-74] & Bruce Mazlish

a compelling overview of Western thought from the XVth to the XIXth centuries
Harper Perennial 8x5½ pb [9/62] for $18.00
Marboro Books 8½x5½ hardcover [6/86] out of print/used
SM's Jacob Bronowski fansite

"Sex and The Single Girl" [1962] by Helen Gurley Brown
sold 2M copies in three weeks; LA Times, NY Times & TIME bestseller lists [1964]

"The Feminine Mystique" [Feb 1963] by Betty Friedan
six weeks on the New York Yimes bestseller list

Anti-Intellectualism In American Life book by Richard Hofstadter  "Anti-Intellectualism In American Life" [1963 classic]
by Richard Hofstadter

won the 1964 Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction
Vintage 8x5 pb [2/66] for $12.24
Knopf 9½x7 hardcover [5/63] out of print/used
Self-Renewal book by John W. Gardner  "Self-Renewal: The Individual & The Innovative Society" [1964]
by John W. Gardner

"...should be required reading for any person wondering just where he is going on life's long journey." — Los Angeles Times review 1964
W.W. Norton 8¼x5½ pb [8/95] for $8.80

Boys In The Band play & movie by Mart Crowley  "The Boys In The Band: A Play In Two Acts" [1968]
off-Broadway play by Mart Crowley

A revelation back then, it still astounds; a poignant & enlightening view into a world perhaps unknown to you
Alyson Books 40th anniv edition 8x5½ pb [4/2008] for $10.92
Samuel French pb [6/68] out of print/used
1970 film adaptation directed by William Friedkin
Paramount widescreen color DVD [11/2008] for $19.99
Fox color VHS [12/80] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

Books  To  Ponder,  1971 to 2000

"The Second Stage" [1980] by Betty Friedan

Sincerity & Authenticity book by Lionel Trilling  "Sincerity and Authenticity" [1972]
by Lionel Trilling [1905-74]

Harvard Univ Press 8x5¼ pb [2/2005] for $16.95
Harvard Univ Press hardcover [1972] out of print/used
Myths to Live By book by Joseph Campbell  "Myths To Live By: How We Re-Create Ancient Legends In Our Daily Lives To Release Human Potential" [1972]
by Joseph Campbell [1904-87]

Arkana 8½x5½ pb [2/93] for $11.20
Viking hardcover [4/72] out of print/used
Denial of Death book by Ernest Becker  "Denial of Death" [S&S 1973] by Ernest Becker [1925-74]
won the Pulitzer Prize in 1974
Free Press 8½x5½ pb [5/97] for $10.65
Free Press 8¼x5½ pb [3/85] out of print/used
Peter Smith Publrs 8¾x5¾ hardcover [11/98] for $31.75
Escape From Evil book by Ernest Becker  "Escape From Evil" [1975] sequel to "Denial of Death"
by Ernest Becker [1925-74]

Free Press pb [3/85] for $17.95
Free Press hardcover [11/1975] out of print/used
How Real is Real? book by Paul Watzlawick  "How Real Is Real?: Confusion, Disinformation, Communication - An Anecdotal Introduction To Communications Theory" [1976]
by Paul Watzlawick

Vintage pb [1/77] out of print/used
Random House hardcover [76] out of print/used
Origins of Knowledge & Imagination lecture series by Jacob Bronowski  "The Origins of Knowledge and Imagination" [1978]
text of lecture series by Jacob Bronowski [1908-74]

Yale Univ Press 8x5 pb [9/79] for $16.00
Yale Univ Press hardcover [1/78] out of print/used
SM's Jacob Bronowski fansite
Guide for the Perplexed  "A Guide For The Perplexed" [1978]
by E. F. Schumacher
(author of "Small Is Beautiful" below)
HarperCollins 8x5¼ pb [6/78] for $9.60
Culture of Narcissism book by Christopher Lasch  "Culture of Narcissism: American Life In An Age of Diminishing Expectations" [1979] by Christopher Lasch
W.W. Norton 8x5½ pb [5/91] for $11.16
W.W. Norton hardcover [1/79] out of print/used
Gödel, Escher, Bach Eternal Golden Braid book by Douglas R. Hofstadter  "Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid" [1979]
by Douglas R. Hofstadter

won the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction
Basic Books 9x6 pb [1/99] for $15.10
Basic Books hardcover [3/79] out of print/many used
Realism & The Aim of Sciencebook by Karl Popper  "Realism and The Aim of Science: Postscript To The Logic of Scientific Discovery" [1982]
by Karl Popper

Routledge pb [4/92] for $34.95
Ten Philosophical Mistakes book by Mortimer J. Adler  "Ten Philosophical Mistakes: Basic Errors In Modern Thought - How They Came About, Their Consequences & How To Avoid Them" [1985]
by Dr. Mortimer J. Adler [1902-2001]

Touchstone 8¼x5½ pb [4/97] for $9.75
Scribner 7¾x9¾ hardcover [3/85] out of print/used
Blackstone audio [7/94] for $32.95
Distinction The Judgement of Taste book by Pierre Bourdieu  
"Distinction: A Social Critique of The Judgement of Taste" [1987]
by Pierre Bourdieu; translation by Richard Nice

Harvard Univ Press 9.2x6 pb [9/87] for $25.00
Wittgenstein’s Mistress novel by David Markson  "Wittgenstein’s Mistress" [1988]
by David Markson [1927-2010], Afterword by Steven Moore

The story has nothing to do with Ludwig Wittgenstein [1889-1951], except in the abstract; recommended by David Foster Wallace [1962-2008]. A woman types stream-of-consciousness thoughts on a typewriter at a beachhouse, believing that she is the only person left on the planet.
Dalkey Archive Press 8½x5¾ pb [3/2006] for $11.89book entry at Wikipedia
Dalkey Archive Press hardcover [2/90] out of print/used
Closing of the American Mind bestseller book by Allan Bloom  "The Closing of The American Mind" [1988 bestseller]
by Allan Bloom

Touchstone 8¼x5¼ pb [5/88] for $11.20
Blackstone UNABR audio narrated by Christopher Hurt [1/93] for $76.95
Time's Arrow Time's Cycle book by Stephen Jay Gould  
"Time's Arrow / Time's Cycle: Myth & Metaphor In The Discovery of Geological Time" [1988] by Stephen Jay Gould
Harvard Univ Press 9x6 pb [10/88] for $10.62
Evolution of Technology book by George Basalla  "The Evolution of Technology" (Cambridge History of Science Series) [1989]
by George Basalla

Cambridge Univ Press 8½x6¾ pb [2/89] for $31.99
Cambridge Univ Press hardcover [2/89] out of print/used
Myth and Philosophy book by Lawrence J. Hatab  "Myth and Philosophy: A Contest of Truths" [1990]
by Lawrence J. Hatab

An interpretive study, inspired by Nietzsche and Heidegger, of the historical relationship between myth and philosophy in ancient Greece
Open Court Publng 8¾x6 pb [1/90] for $45.00
Open Court Publng 9¼x6½ hardcover [1/90] out of print/used
Signifying Nothing book by Brian Rotman  "Signifying Nothing: The Semiotics of Zero" [1993]
by Brian Rotman

Stanford Univ Press 9x6 pb [6/93] for $12.76
The Ghost In Turing's Machine essay by Brian Rotman  "Ad Infinitum – The Ghost In Turing's Machine: Taking God Out of Mathematics & Putting The Body Back In" [1993]
An essay in corporeal semiotics by Brian Rotman

"astonishing in its elegance & satisfaction"
Stanford Univ Press 9x5½ pb [6/93] for $14.36
Stanford Univ Press hardcover [6/93] for $45.00
Maison d'Ętre Philosophy Bookstore's Alan Turing [1912-54] Page
Last Book You'll Ever Read book by Frank Ogden  
"The Last Book You'll Ever Read: And Other Lessons From The Future" [1993]
by Canadian futurist Frank Ogden [1920-2012]

MW&R 10x6½ hardcover & CD-ROM [6/93] out of print/used
author's website
Race Matters book by Cornel West  "Race Matters" [1993] by Cornel West
Kindle Edition from Beacon Press [2001 edition] for $11.49
Vintage 8¼x5 pb [3/94] for $13.15
Beacon Press hardcover [4/2001] for $16.65
Audio Partners UNABR audio [6/94] out of prodn/used
Incomplete Education book by Judy Jones & William Wilson  "An Incomplete Education: 3,684 Things You Should Have Learned But Probably Didn't" [orig 1987, rev 1995 & 2006] by Judy Jones & William Wilson
"surprise hit & instant classic"
Ballantine 3rd edition hardcover [4/2006] for $23.10
RH/Ballantine 9½x7¾ hardcover [11/95] for $21.45
Random House pb [4/97] out of print/used

Full House The Spread of Excellence book by Stephen Jay Gould  "Full House: The Spread of Excellence From Plato To Darwin" [1996]
by Stephen Jay Gould

Random House 9x6 pb [10/97] for $11.20
Three Rivers hardcover [9/96] out of print/used
Visions Science Will Revolutionize book by Michio Kaku  "Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize The 21st Century" [1997]
by Dr. Michio Kaku

Bantam 8x5½ pb [5/98] for $11.20
Doubleday 10x6½ hardcover [1/97] out of print/used
author's website
Forbes Business Quotations book from Forbes Magazine  "The Forbes Book of Business Quotations: 14,266 Thoughts On The Business of Life" [1997] by editors of Forbes Magazine
Black Dog & Leventhal 9½x8¼ hardcover [4/97] for $40.00
Future of the Self book by Walter Truett Anderson  "Future of The Self: Exploring The Post-Identity Society" [1997]
by Walter Truett Anderson

Tarcher 9¼x6¼ hardcover [12/97] out of print/used
author website
Consilience Unity of Knowledge book by Edward O. Wilson  "Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge" [1998]
by Edward O. Wilson

Random House 8x5 pb [4/99] for $11.20
Knopf 9½x6½ hardcover [4/98] for $19.25
Audio Scholar ABRIDGED cassette [10/99] for $24.95
Give Me Liberty! book by Gerry Spence  "Give Me Liberty!: Freeing Ourselves In The Twenty-First Century" [1998]
by Gerry Spence

Griffin 9.2x6 pb [10/99] for $10.47
St Martin 9½x6.4 hardcover [10/98] for $17.47
author's website
Life The Movie book by Neal Gabler  "Life: The Movie - How Entertainment Conquered Reality" [1998]
by Neal Gabler

"The story of how our bottomless appetite for novelty, gossip, glamour, and melodrama has turned everything of importance – from news and politics to religion and high culture – into one vast public entertainment."
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [2/2000] for $11.20
Knopf hardcover [11/98] out of print/used

Soul of a Citizen book by Paul Rogat Loeb  "Soul of A Citizen: Living With Conviction In Challenging Times"
[orig 1999, rev 2010] by Paul Rogat Loeb

Kindle Edition from St. Martin's Griffin [3/2010] for $9.99
St. Martin's Griffin 8¼x5½ pb [3/2010] for $11.55
official book site
Faster Everything book by James Gleick  "Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything" [1999]
by James Gleick

Vintage 8x5 pb [9/2000] for $11.20
Random House 9¼x6 hardcover [9/99] out of print/many used

Guns, Germs & Steel book by Jared Diamond  "Guns, Germs & Steel: The Fates of Human Societies" [1999 bestseller]
by Jared Diamond

Two years on the N.Y. Times bestseller lists; won the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [1999 edition] for $7.07
W.W. Norton 9¼x6 pb [4/99] for $11.24
W.W. Norton 9½x7 hardcover [7/2005] for $17.82
Small Is Beautiful book by E.F. Schumacher  "Small Is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered – 25 Years Later . . . With Commentaries" [1999] by E.F. Schumacher
Hartley & Marks 9¼x7½ pb [rev 12/99] for $19.95
original edition [1974]
HarperCollins 8x5¼ pb [8/89] for $10.50
Tipping Point Can Make A Big Difference classic book by Malcolm Gladwell  "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference"
[2000 classic] by Malcolm Gladwell

Back Bay Books 8¼x5½ pb [1/2002] for $14.95
Little, Brown 8¼x5¾ hardcover [2/2000] for $15.72
TimeWarner ABR audio CD [1/2005] for $16.31
TimeWarner ABR audio [2/2000] for $12.23
Age of Access / Hypercapitalism book by by Jeremy Rifkin  "The Age of Access: The New Culture of Hypercapitalism, Where All of Life Is A Paid-For Experience" [2000] by Jeremy Rifkin
Tarcher 9x6 pb [3/2001] for $10.17
Tarcher 9x6¼ hardcover [3/2000] out of print/used
Leading the Revolution / Innovation / Way of Life book by Gary Hamel  "Leading The Revolution: How To Thrive In Turbulent Times By Making Innovation A Way of Life" [2000] by Gary Hamel
Plume 9x6¼ pb [8/2002] for $11.20
Harvard Press 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2002] for $23.10
Harvard Press 9½x7 hardcover [8/2000] out of print/used
Highbridge audio CD [9/2000] 2 disks for $17.53

Twilight of American Culture book by Morris Berman  "The Twilight of American Culture" [2000]
by Morris Berman

W.W.Norton 8¼x5½ pb [6/2001] for $10.74
W.W.Norton hardcover [12/2000] out of print/used
author's website
Socrates Cafe Philosophy book by Christopher Phillips  "Socrates Cafe: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy" [2001]
by Christopher Phillips

W.W.Norton 8¼x5½ pb [4/2002] for $17.46
W.W.Norton 7¾x5½ hardcover [2/2001] for $16.77
author's website
Question Behind the Question book by John G. Miller  "QBQ! The Question Behind The Question: Practicing Personal Accountability At Work and In Life" [2001] by John G. Miller
Penguin 7½x5 pb [4/2005] out of print/used
Putnam 8¾x6 hardcover [9/2004] for $13.57
Denver Press 7¾x5 hardcover [4/2001] out of print/many used
Denver Press Spanish-language 7½x5 pb [4/2003] for $12.50
Difference Engine First Computer book by Doron Swade  "The Difference Engine: Charles Babbage & The Quest To Build The First Computer" [2001] by Doron Swade
Viking 8x5¼ hardcover [9/2001] for $17.46
Loving Life, The Morality of Self-Interest book by Craig Biddle  "Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest and The Facts That Support It" [2002]
by Craig Biddle

A lucid and elegant discussion of the principles, values, and virtues that are essential to human life and happiness, defining and defending the social & political conditions required for people to live together as civilized beings. His conclusion: the essence of moral virtue defines laissez-faire capitalism as the only moral social system.
Kindle Edition from Glen Allen Press [2002 edition] for $9.95
Glen Allen Press 8½x5½ pb [2002] for $12.95
author's official website

New Kind of Science book by Stephen Wolfram  "A New Kind of Science" [2002 bestseller]
by Stephen Wolfram

Instant hit: the initial printing of 50,000 sold out in just weeks! 1280 pages!
Wolfram Media 9¾x8 hardcover [5/2002] for $44.95
Web Thinking For Success book by Dr. Linda Seger  "Web Thinking: Connecting, Not Competing For Success" [2002]
by Dr. Linda Seger

Inner Ocean Publg 7.4x5.4 hardcover [6/2002] for $13.27
Zero Point Anti-Gravity Technology book by Nick Cook  "The Hunt For Zero Point: Inside The Classified World of Anti-Gravity Technology" [2002] by Nick Cook
Broadway Books 8x5¼ pb [8/2003] for $10.17
Broadway Books 9½x6½ hardcover [8/2002] for $17.16
Politics of Stupid book by Susan Powter  "The Politics of Stupid" [2002] by Susan Powter
Powter's style may be tough to take (for some) but underneath that, what she has to say about power & women in America is both accurate & inspiring
Crone 8½x5½ pb [11/2002] for $11.96
author website
Constants of Nature book by John D. Barrow  "The Constants of Nature: From Alpha To Omega - The Numbers That Encode The Deepest Secrets of The Universe" [2003] by John D. Barrow
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [3/2004] for $10.50
Pantheon 9½x6½ hardcover [1/2003] for $17.68
Walking Tightrope of Reason book by Robert J. Fogelin  "Walking The Tightrope of Reason: The Precarious Life of A Rational Animal"
[2003] by Robert J. Fogelin

"...[written] with a wonderful sense of danger, as if it matters what philosophers think." — Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Book Review
Oxford Univ Press 7½x5¼ hardcover [8/2003] for $15.40

Guts, Seven Laws of Business book by Robert A. Lutz  "Guts: The Seven Laws of Business That Made Chrysler The World's Hottest Car Company" [orig 1998; rev 2003] by Robert A. Lutz
Wiley & Sons rev & updated 9x6½ hardcover [9/2003] for $23.93
Wiley & Sons 8¾x6 pb [10/99] out of print/many used
Wiley & Sons 9¼x6 hardcover [9/98] out of print/dozens used
Innovator's Solution Sustaining Successful Growth book by Clayton M. Christensen & Michael E. Raynor  "The Innovator's Solution: Creating & Sustaining Successful Growth" [2003]
by Clayton M. Christensen & Michael E. Raynor

Harvard Press 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2003] for $19.77
Why Not? Everyday Ingenuity book by Barry J. Nalebuff & Ian Ayres  "Why Not? How to Use Everyday Ingenuity To Solve Problems Big and Small"
[2003] by Barry J. Nalebuff & Ian Ayres

Harvard Business School Press hardcover [10/2003] for $19.25
Cheating Culture book by David Callahan  "The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong To Get Ahead"
[2004] by David Callahan

Harcourt 9x6¼ hardcover [1/2004] for $18.20
Recorded Books UNABR audio CD [1/2004] for $20.99
How To Change The World book by David Bornstein  "How To Change The World: Social Entrepreneurs & The Power of New Ideas"
[orig 2004, updated 2007] by David Bornstein

Interviews with fellows of the Ashoka program reveal six qualities of successful social entrepreneurs and four practices of innovative organizations.
Oxford Univ Press 9x6 pb [9/2007] for $11.16
Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [2/2004] for $24.00
Impossible / Citizen's Guide book edited by Paul Rogat Loeb  "The Impossible Will Take A Little While: A Citizen's Guide To Hope In A Time of Fear" [2004] Edited by Paul Rogat Loeb
Basic Books 8x5¼ pb [8/2004] for $10.37
Hacker Manifesto book by McKenzie Wark   "A Hacker Manifesto" [2004] by McKenzie Wark
Draws in equal measure on Guy Debord & Gilles Deleuze and offers a systematic restatement of Marxist thought for the age of cyberspace and globalization; examines the realm of intel-lectual property that gives rise to a whole new kind of class conflict that pits the creators of information – researchers & authors, artists & bio-logists, chemists & musicians, philosophers & programmers – against a possessing class demanding protection of their patents & copy-rights, and who would monopolize the new information commons.
Kindle Edition from Harvard Univ Press [2004 edition] for $12.07
Harvard Univ Press 8½x5½ hardcover [10/2004] for $14.52

Guernica The Biography of Picasso's Painting book by Gijs van Hensbergen  "Guernica: The Biography of A Painting" [2004]
by Gijs van Hensbergen

"Ingeniously chronicling the last century using Picasso's visionary tableau, van Hensbergen offers a new way of understanding our own history."
Bloomsbury hardcover [11/2004] for $23.80
Don't Know Much About Mythology book by Kenneth C. Davis  "Don't Know Much About Mythology: Everything You Need To Know About The Greatest Stories In Human History But Never Learned" [2005]
by Kenneth C. Davis

Harper 8¼x5¼ pb [8/2006] for $10.17
HarperCollins hardcover [11/2005] for $17.79
"Don't Know Much About World Myths" [ages 9-12; 2005]
by Kenneth C. Davis

HarperTrophy 9x6 pb [4/2005] for $6.99
HarperTrophy 9x6 hardcover [4/2005] for $19.99
Short History of Myth book by Karen Armstrong  
"A Short History of Myth" [2005]
by Karen Armstrong

Canongate 7½x5 pb [10/2006] for $9.00
Canongate 7½x5¼ hardcover [10/2005] for $12.24
Flipping the Switch / QBQ! book by John G. Miller  "Flipping the Switch: Unleash The Power of Personal Accountability Using The QBQ!" [2005] by John G. Miller
Putnam 8¼x5¾ hardcover [12/2005] for $13.57
Happiness Hypothesis book by Jonathan Haidt  "The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth In Ancient Wisdom – Why The Meaningful Life Is Closer Than You Think" [2005] by Jonathan Haidt
Basic Books 7¾x5¼ pb [12/2006] for $10.85
Basic Books 9¼x6½ hardcover [12/2005] for $17.16
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