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After a warm international reception, The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate (Discoveries from a Secret World), extends its genus with this brilliant American edition. Author Peter Wohlleben, immediately dispels the static notion of silent trees—revealing their communication networks of scent signals and taste, low humming root systems, and a "wood wide web" of soil fungi that distributes resources and information throughout the forest. Before advocating the reader to consider revising laws currently affecting ecology, Wohlleben tactfully immerses us in chapters that will forever change the way we perceive the species of trees, whose sentience and slower phase of time unearths another dimension quietly sprawling within our midst.

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By Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery (Foreword by), Jane Billinghurst (Translator)
ISBN: 9781771642484
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Published: Greystone Books - September 13th, 2016

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Mo Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove is as much a treatise on postmodern aesthetics as it is a memoir of Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson (virtuoso DJ + drummer of legendary hip-hop band, The Roots). With the assistance of Ben Greenleaf, Questlove spins a yarn of entertaining anecdotes and favorite album lists. Ahmir's musings reveal formative moments of his creative passion, as well as those that sparked the Roots' fake-it-til-you-make-it grind to transform into an internationally revered act. Some of the most provocative passages of Mo Meta Blues occur within its footnotes scribed by the Roots' co-manager, Rich Nichols, who provides a clairvoyant counterpoint for this atypical music memoir.

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ISBN: 9781455501373
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 12th, 2015

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Walter Mosley brings back Easy Rawlins for another thrilling mystery in Charcoal Joe. With this being Rawlins' 14th installment, we find the once young gun growing roots, getting accustomed to his partners in a new detective agency and growing evermore vigilant of the perils of parenthood. All this while he continues his penchant for engaging the seedy side of Los Angeles, including the illustrious Charcoal Joe—an imprisoned crime boss who hires Easy to clear the name of a young Black physics doctoral candidate accused of murder. Set in 1968, steeped in the mastery of Moseley's slow-burn style, Charcoal Joe serves up a case of intrigue to ignite your summer.

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ISBN: 9780385539203
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Published: Doubleday - June 14th, 2016

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ISBN: 9780804172103
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - May 2nd, 2017