New and Noteworthy Hardcover Nonfiction

New and noteworthy hardcover nonfiction titles coming out this Tuesday. Arranged by newest released to oldest.

About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780393867930
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 2021

The Barcelona Complex: Lionel Messi and the Making--and Unmaking--of the World's Greatest Soccer Club Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593297711
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Published: Penguin Press - August 17th, 2021

A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635573619
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 17th, 2021

Mystery: A Seduction, A Strategy, A Solution Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501195877
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - August 17th, 2021

The Reckoning: Our Nation's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250278456
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Published: St. Martin's Press - August 17th, 2021

Still Mad: American Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393651713
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 2021

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The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us Cover Image
By Meg Lowman, Sylvia A. Earle (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374162696
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 10th, 2021

Meg Lowman is a scientific powerhouse and innovator. She is a pioneer in researching the top of forests where there is a great diversity of life that has barely begun to be recognized. Many natural areas around the world have followed Lowman’s lead and have built systems to convey visitors to treetops to observe entirely new habitats. Lowman’s leadership and creativity have led to significant leaps in understanding this previously overlooked habitat, which she calls the Eighth Continent. Lowman’s introduction to this overlooked habitat is fascinating.

— Kay Wosewick


Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374159122
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 10th, 2021

How to Make an Apple Pie from Scratch: In Search of the Recipe for Our Universe, from the Origins of Atoms to the Big Bang Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385545655
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Published: Doubleday - August 10th, 2021

Marimekko: The Art of Printmaking Cover Image
$65.00
ISBN: 9780300259834
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Published: Yale University Press - June 15th, 2021

Out on a Limb: Selected Writing, 1989–2021 Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781501155895
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - August 10th, 2021

Ratchetdemic: Reimagining Academic Success Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780807089507
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Published: Beacon Press - August 10th, 2021

Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984879776
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Published: Viking - August 10th, 2021

This Party's Dead: Grief, Joy and Spilled Rum at the World's Death Festivals Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781783529544
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Published: Unbound - August 10th, 2021

The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years (The ParentData Series #3) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984881755
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Published: Penguin Press - August 3rd, 2021

The Irish Assassins: Conspiracy, Revenge and the Phoenix Park Murders That Stunned Victorian England Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780802149367
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - August 3rd, 2021

Pastoral Song: A Farmer's Journey Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063073272
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Published: Custom House - August 3rd, 2021

The Quiet Zone: Unraveling the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silence Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062945495
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Published: Dey Street Books - August 3rd, 2021

The Viking Heart: How Scandinavians Conquered the World Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781328595904
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Published: Mariner Books - August 3rd, 2021

The Orphans of Davenport: Eugenics, the Great Depression, and the War over Children's Intelligence Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781631494680
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Published: Liveright - July 27th, 2021

The Atlas of Disappearing Places: Our Coasts and Oceans in the Climate Crisis Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781620974568
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Published: New Press - July 20th, 2021

Better to Have Gone: Love, Death, and the Quest for Utopia in Auroville Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501132513
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Published: Scribner - July 20th, 2021

The Flowering: The Autobiography of Judy Chicago Cover Image
By Judy Chicago, Gloria Steinem (Foreword by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780500094389
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Published: Thames & Hudson - July 20th, 2021

The Howe Dynasty: The Untold Story of a Military Family and the Women Behind Britain's Wars for America Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781631490613
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Published: Liveright - July 20th, 2021

New Women in the Old West: From Settlers to Suffragists, an Untold American Story Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735223257
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Published: Penguin Press - July 20th, 2021

Pessoa: A Biography Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780871404718
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Published: Liveright - July 20th, 2021

The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the World Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781538701188
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Published: Twelve - July 20th, 2021

Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Young (Foreword by), Kabir Sehgal (With)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781538707128
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 13th, 2021

The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316496506
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 13th, 2021

Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250830012
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - July 13th, 2021

Love Lockdown: Dating, Sex, and Marriage in America's Prisons Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501158414
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Published: Gallery Books - July 13th, 2021

The Comfort Book Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143136668
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Published: Penguin Life - July 6th, 2021

The Hero's Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393866841
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 6th, 2021

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The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393651447
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 6th, 2021

Hints of the earth’s wild history are visible in rock layers embedded with fossilized shells in areas as diverse as Mount Everest and the Canadian Rockies. Remnants of man and seashells dating back many thousands of years can be found together along virtually every coastline worldwide, and often many hundreds of miles inland. Shells have been used as money in cultures as diverse as American tribal nations and Asia countries with sophisticated trade networks. Shells even had their own short-lived equivalent of tulip-mania. Alas, declines in economically and culturally important shell habitats are occurring around the world. Barnett’s portrait of the intertwined world of man and shells is fascinating and lively, even as it adds to the story of our degrading home planet. 

— Kay Wosewick


Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780807074121
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Published: Beacon Press - June 29th, 2021

Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250305978
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - June 1st, 2021

Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316451406
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - May 18th, 2021

The Premonition: A Pandemic Story Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780393881554
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2021

The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316296618
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 27th, 2021

Crying in H Mart: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657743
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Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525509561
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Published: One World - February 16th, 2021

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984856029
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2021

A Promised Land Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781524763169
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Published: Crown - November 17th, 2020

Untamed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984801258
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Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020