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Buzz! - Dr. Kenneth Carter interviews Sean Blanton

Buzz! - Dr. Kenneth Carter interviews Sean Blanton

November 11, 2019

In his new book, Buzz!, Dr. Kenneth Carter goes inside the minds of thrill-seekers, daredevils, and adrenaline junkies to see what makes them seek out potentially dangerous activities. In the final of a series of interviews, Dr. Carter speaks with the Creator of Georgia Death Race, Sean Blanton.

Buzz!: Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies is available now.

Buzz! - Dr. Kenneth Carter interviews Faith Dickey

Buzz! - Dr. Kenneth Carter interviews Faith Dickey

November 5, 2019

In his new book, Buzz!, Dr. Kenneth Carter goes inside the minds of thrill-seekers, daredevils, and adrenaline junkies to see what makes them seek out potentially dangerous activities. In the fourth of a series of interviews, Dr. Carter speaks with highliner Faith Dickey.

Buzz!: Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies is available now.

Buzz! - Dr. Kenneth Carter interviews Ashleigh Baird

Buzz! - Dr. Kenneth Carter interviews Ashleigh Baird

October 28, 2019

In his new book, Buzz!, Dr. Kenneth Carter goes inside the minds of thrill-seekers, daredevils, and adrenaline junkies to see what makes them seek out potentially dangerous activities. In the second of a series of interviews, Dr. Carter speaks with competitive freediver Ashleigh Baird.

Buzz!: Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies will be available October 2019.

Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora

Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora

October 25, 2019

Discussing the new edition of Reversing Sail, author Michael A. Gomez joins editor Debbie Gershenowitz to explore the major updates to this book in relation to the study of the African Diaspora, and the importance of how we tell and teach history from a non-western perspective. From discussions on the cover to why the book begins in antiquity rather than with the transatlantic slave trade, Michael and Debbie journey through the intersectionality, both parallel and contradictory, of race, culture and ideas of gender and class within the black experience.  

The second edition of Reversing Sail is available in November.

Buzz! - Dr. Kenneth Carter interviews Beau Williams-Orser

Buzz! - Dr. Kenneth Carter interviews Beau Williams-Orser

October 21, 2019

In his new book, Buzz!, Dr. Kenneth Carter goes inside the minds of thrill-seekers, daredevils, and adrenaline junkies to see what makes them seek out potentially dangerous activities. In the second of a series of interviews, Dr. Carter speaks with educator Beau Williams-Orser on training young professional students for careers in the outdoors.

Buzz!: Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies will be available October 2019.

Buzz! - Dr. Kenneth Carter interviews Jenn Thompson

Buzz! - Dr. Kenneth Carter interviews Jenn Thompson

October 15, 2019

In his new book, Buzz!, Dr. Kenneth Carter goes inside the minds of thrill-seekers, daredevils, and adrenaline junkies to see what makes them seek out potentially dangerous activities. In the first of a series of interviews, Dr. Carter speaks with Jenn Thompson, an Ultra Marathoner who runs up to 150 miles per race, to see why she does it.

Buzz!: Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies will be available October 2019.

Crack - coming soon in audiobook!

Crack - coming soon in audiobook!

September 17, 2019

Hear an excerpt from Crack, available October 10th, a shattering account of the crack cocaine years from award-winning American historian David Farber. Crack tells the story of the young men who bet their lives on the rewards of selling 'rock' cocaine, the people who gave themselves over to the crack pipe, and the often-merciless authorities who incarcerated legions of African Americans caught in the crack cocaine underworld. Based on interviews, archival research, judicial records, underground videos, and prison memoirs, Crack explains why, in a de-industrializing America in which market forces ruled and entrepreneurial risk-taking was celebrated, the crack industry was a lucrative enterprise for the 'Horatio Alger boys' of their place and time. These young, predominately African American entrepreneurs were profit-sharing partners in a deviant, criminal form of economic globalization. Hip Hop artists often celebrated their exploits but overwhelmingly, Americans - across racial lines -did not. Crack takes a hard look at the dark side of late twentieth-century capitalism. 

For more information, visit cambridge.org/audiobooks.

A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects

A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects

August 28, 2019

What do the Mona Lisa, the light bulb, and a Lego brick have in common? The answer - intellectual property (IP) - may be surprising, because IP laws are all about us, but go mostly unrecognized. Senior Editor Matt Gallaway speaks with the co-editor of A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects, Claudy Op den Kamp, on why IP resonates throughout our culture now and the artistic and creative nature of the project.

A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects is available now.

The Impulse to Gesture: Where Language, Minds, and Bodies Intersect

The Impulse to Gesture: Where Language, Minds, and Bodies Intersect

May 30, 2019

Simon Harrison is a gesture studies researcher with interests ranging from the form and function of specific gestures (especially associated with negation) to the relationship between language, gesture and cognition in interactions. He is the author of The Impulse to Gesture (2018) and the forthcoming The Body Language Myth. In this podcast Simon discusses how body language is not a ‘separate’ language, how we use gestures in daily life and whether a body language expert can ever ‘switch off’.

The Impulse to Gesture: Where Language, Minds, and Bodies Intersect is available now.

The Ape that Understood the Universe - available in audiobook!

The Ape that Understood the Universe - available in audiobook!

May 20, 2019

The Ape that Understood the Universe is the story of the strangest animal in the world: the human animal. It opens with a question: How would an alien scientist view our species? What would it make of our sex differences, our sexual behavior, our child-rearing patterns, our moral codes, our religions, our languages, and science? The book tackles these issues by drawing on ideas from two major schools of thought: evolutionary psychology and cultural evolutionary theory. The guiding assumption is that humans are animals, and that like all animals, we evolved to pass on our genes. At some point, however, we also evolved the capacity for culture - and from that moment, culture began evolving in its own right. This transformed us from a mere ape into an ape capable of reshaping the planet, travelling to other worlds, and understanding the vast universe of which we're but a tiny, fleeting fragment. Hear an excerpt from The Ape that Understood the Universe, now available in audiobook and available from all major retailers. For more information, visit cambridge.org/audiobooks.