High Concept

The Possibility of Life: Science, Imagination, and Our Quest for Kinship in the Cosmos By Jaime Green Cover Image
The Tangle of Science: Reliability Beyond Method, Rigour, and Objectivity By Nancy Cartwright, Jeremy Hardie, Eleonora Montuschi Cover Image
Human-Centered AI By Ben Shneiderman Cover Image
The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future By Kevin Kelly Cover Image
Imagining the End: Mourning and Ethical Life By Jonathan Lear Cover Image


The Creative Act: A Way of Being By Rick Rubin Cover Image
Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America By Matika Wilbur Cover Image
Brain, Beauty, and Art: Essays Bringing Neuroaesthetics Into Focus By Anjan Chatterjee (Editor), Eileen Cardilo (Editor) Cover Image
Bernd & Hilla Becher By Jeff L. Rosenheim, Gabriele Conrath-Scholl (Contributions by), Virginia Heckert (Contributions by), Lucy Sante (Contributions by), Max Becher (Contributions by) Cover Image
How Art Works: A Psychological Exploration By Ellen Winner Cover Image

Close Reading

The Sentimental Life of International Law: Literature, Language, and Longing in World Politics By Gerry Simpson Cover Image
The Hyacinth Girl: T.S. Eliot's Hidden Muse By Lyndall Gordon Cover Image
A Greeting of the Spirit: Selected Poetry of John Keats with Commentaries By Susan J. Wolfson Cover Image
The Elizabethan Mind: Searching for the Self in an Age of Uncertainty By Helen Hackett Cover Image
That Damned Fence: The Literature of the Japanese American Prison Camps By Heather Hathaway Cover Image


The Wreck: A Daughter's Memoir of Becoming a Mother By Cassandra Jackson Cover Image
Great Kingdoms of Africa By John Parker Cover Image
Saying It Loud: 1966—The Year Black Power Challenged the Civil Rights Movement By Mark Whitaker Cover Image
Fire and Rain: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Wars in Southeast Asia By Carolyn Woods Eisenberg Cover Image
Invasion: The Inside Story of Russia's Bloody War and Ukraine's Fight for Survival By Luke Harding Cover Image

Relating to Each Other— or Not

Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility By Rebecca Solnit (Editor), Thelma Young Lutunatabua (Editor) Cover Image
Change: How to Make Big Things Happen By Damon Centola Cover Image
The Bible in History: How the Texts Have Shaped the Times By David W. Kling Cover Image
The Third Reconstruction: America's Struggle for Racial Justice in the Twenty-First Century By Peniel E. Joseph Cover Image
Generation Z's Guide to Work By Jennifer Wisdom, Nora del Rosario Cover Image

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Cafe Ohlone

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Savor the foods which characterized east bay cuisine for thousands of years, before European contact. Brought to you by Mak'amham.

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