FERRIS, T: The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature

Ferris, Timothy. The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature. Harper Collins, 1997. ISBN: 9780060781507. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket under clear, archival mylar cover. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#31437) $12.00

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First edition. A chronicle of how science sparked the spread of liberal democracy and transformed today‚Äôs world. 368p. Measures 6.25×9.5 inches.

LEEMING, DA: The World of Myth: An Anthology

Leeming, David Adams. The World of Myth: An Anthology. Oxford University Press, 1990. ISBN: 0195074750. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#31322) $12.00

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A sweeping anthology of myths, ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and modern science. We read stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science. Organized by themes.

Measures 6.25×9.25 inches. 362p. Index. Bibliography.

GREENBLATT, S: The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Greenblatt, Stephen. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern. Norton, 2011. ISBN: 9780393064476. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket under clear, archival, mylar cover. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#31320)

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Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction and the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction.

Greenblatt argues that a radical ancient Roman text (Lucretius’s De rerum natura) was rescued from obscurity and inspired shockingly modern ideas that sparked the Renaissance Enlightenment.

Notes. Bibliography. Index. Section of plates. 356p. Measures 6.25×9.5 inches.