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Britt Wray

Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction

591.68 Wra

What happens when you try to recreate a woolly mammoth—fascinating science, or conservation catastrophe? By unpacking the many biological, technological, ethical, environmental, and legal questions raised by this fascinating new field, Wray offers a captivating look at the best and worst of resurrection science.

Wendy Pearlman

We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

956.9104231 Pea

Syrians tell about the uprising and civil war that began in their country in 2011.  Based on hundreds of interviews over four years in the Middle East, the United States, and Europe.

Michael J. Lewis

City of Refuge: Separatists and Utopian Town Planning

307.77 Lew

What should a settlement based on religious or communitarian principles look like? Lewis examines several utopian communities, ranging from the Shakers to the Owenites, searching for their inspirations in architecture and city planning.

Linda Gordon

The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition

322.420973 Gor

Most people are aware of the formation and rise of the Klan right after the Civil War led to Reconstruction.  Fewer know about the second wave of the Klan in the 1920s, where the Klan grew into the north with some 4 to 6 million members.

Christine Overall, ed.

Pets and People: The Ethics of Our Relationships with Companion Animals


Ten articles on the ethics of our relationships to our pets, particularly dogs and cats. Looks at issues such as breeding, sterilization, feeding, training, working, euthanasia, and more.



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Essays and reproductions chronicle the turbulent 1930s by looking at 50 paintings.  Includes works by by such artists as Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Stuart Davis.

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