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Microhistories
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Microhistories - social histories of just one thing.
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Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
Grocery Grocery
The Buying and Selling of Food in America
Book - 2017
Abrams
381.456 H3646R 2017
Tastes Like Chicken Tastes Like Chicken
A History of America's Favorite Bird
Book - 2016
Pegasus Books
338.1765 R832T 2016
Strange Glow Strange Glow
The Story of Radiation
Book - 2016
Princeton University Press
539.2 J7688S 2016
Brilliant Beacons Brilliant Beacons
A History of the American Lighthouse
Book - 2016
Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company
387.15509 D689B 2016
The Tetris Effect The Tetris Effect
The Game That Hypnotized the World
Book - 2016
PublicAffairs
794.8 Ac573T 2016
Rain Rain
A Natural and Cultural History
Book - 2015
Crown Publishers
551.577 B2643R 2015
Empire of Cotton Empire of Cotton
A Global History
Book - 2014
Alfred A. Knopf
338.47677 B3888E 2014
The Map Thief The Map Thief
The Gripping Story of An Esteemed Rare-map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
Book - 2014
Gotham Books
364.16289 Sm44B 2014
Tetris Tetris
The Games People Play
Book - 2016
First Second
794.8 P167B 2016
Garlic Garlic
An Edible Biography : the History, Politics, and Mythology Behind the World's Most Pungent Food, With Over 100 Recipes / Robin Cherry
Book - 2014
Roost Books
641.3526 C4245G 2014
The White Road The White Road
Journey Into An Obsession
Book - 2015
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
738.209 D51W 2015
Pit Bull Pit Bull
The Battle Over An American Icon
Book - 2016
Alfred A. Knopf
636.7559 D559P 2016
Lesser Beasts Lesser Beasts
A Snout-to-tail History of the Humble Pig
Book - 2015
Basic Books
636.4 Es77L 2015
Photobooth Photobooth
A Biography
Graphic Novel - 2014
Conundrum Press
779.2 F5766P 2014
Red Red
A History of the Redhead
Book - 2015
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
391.509 H2625R 2015
Falling Upwards Falling Upwards
How We Took to the Air
Book - 2013
Pantheon Books
387.73209 H738F 2013
Chilled Chilled
How Refrigeration Changed the World, and Might Do So Again
Book - 2015
Bloomsbury Sigma
621.5609 J138C 2015
Butter Butter
A Rich History
Book - 2016
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
641.372 K5287B 2016
Darjeeling Darjeeling
The Colorful and Precarious Fate of the World's Greatest Tea
Book - 2015
Bloomsbury
338.17372 K8185D 2015
Lift Lift
Fitness Culture, From Naked Greeks and Acrobats to Jazzercise and Ninja Warriors
Book - 2016
Harper Wave
613.7 K9628L 2016
Paper Paper
Paging Through History
Book - 2016
W.W. Norton & Company
676.09 K9659P 2016
Why Did the Chicken Cross the World? Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?
The Epic Saga of the Bird That Powers Civilization
Book - 2014
Atria Books
636.5009 L423W 2014
Cake Cake
A Slice of History
Book - 2016
Pegasus Books
641.8653 L5763C 2016
The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs Book - 2014
Yale University Press
782.42166 M3342H 2014
Bourbon Bourbon
The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of An American Whiskey
Book - 2016
Voyageur Press
641.25209 M6667B 2016
Bourbon Empire Bourbon Empire
The Past and Future of America's Whiskey
Book - 2015
Viking
663.52 M6967B 2015
The Soul of An Octopus The Soul of An Octopus
A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness
Book - 2015
Atria Books
594.56 M7674S 2015
On Trails On Trails Book - 2016
Simon & Schuster
910.01 M78o 2016
The Gene The Gene
An Intimate History
Book - 2016
Scribner
616.042 M8968G 2016
The American Plate The American Plate
A Culinary History in 100 Bites
Book - 2014
Sourcebooks
641.5973 Oc52A 2014
Bellevue Bellevue
Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital
Book - 2016
Doubleday
362.11097 B4168o 2016
Green Green
The History of A Color
Book - 2014
Princeton University Press
155.91145 P269G 2014
The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees Book - 2016
W.W. Norton & Company
684.08 P38P 2016
Stoned Stoned
Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World
Book - 2015
Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
739.2709 R117S 2015
Grunt Grunt
The Curious Science of Humans at War
Book - 2016
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc
355.07097 R53G 2016
Now I Sit Me Down Now I Sit Me Down
From Klismos to Plastic Chair : A Natural History
Book - 2016
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
749.3209 R96N 2016
Cubed Cubed
A Secret History of the Workplace
Book - 2014
Doubleday
651.09 Sa933C 2014
Madness in Civilization Madness in Civilization
A Cultural History of Insanity, From the Bible to Freud, From the Madhouse to Modern Medicine
Book - 2015
Princeton University Press
616.89009 Scu45M 2015
The Song Machine The Song Machine
Inside the Hit Factory
Book - 2015
W. W. Norton & Company
781.6409 Se117S 2015
Coined Coined
The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us
Book - 2015
Grand Central Publishing
332.49 Se41C 2015
Hair Hair
A Human History
Book - 2016
Pegasus Books
612.799 St425H 2016
And Soon I Heard A Roaring Wind And Soon I Heard A Roaring Wind
A Natural History of Moving Air
Book - 2016
Little, Brown and Company
551.518 St835A 2016
Television Television
A Biography
Book - 2016
Thames & Hudson
791.45097 T3827T 2016
Play It Loud Play It Loud
An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar
Book - 2016
Doubleday
787.8709 T576P 2016
Rust Rust
The Longest War
Book - 2015
Simon & Schuster
620.11223 W146R 2015
Light Light
A Radiant History, From Creation to the Quantum Age
Book - 2016
Bloomsbury
535 W331L 2016
Pacific Pacific
Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers
Book - 2015
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
909.09823 W7217P 2015
Island on Fire Island on Fire
The Extraordinary Story of A Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World
Book - 2015
Pegasus Books
551.21094 W789i 2015
Another Day in the Death of America Another Day in the Death of America
A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives
Book - 2016
Nation Books
303.60835 Y881A 2016
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