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'Cheap' Tackles the Fraught Practice of Buying and Selling Cheap Goodsnew

For its catchy title and relatively few pages, Cheap is a weighty book. Shell reveals the dizzying connections between price and poverty, using statistics, historical accounts, and scientific and sociological explanations. She spent two years doing research, traveling to Sweden, the birthplace of IKEA, and China, "factory to the world."
The Texas Observer  |  C.B. Evans  |  09-23-2009  |  Nonfiction

'World Made By Hand' Conveys Post-Oil Society Through Richly Descriptive Narrativenew

While no doubt many consider him a doomsayer or a kook, Kunstler has become a go-to guest lecturer on topics ranging from architecture to urban planning to peak oil -- and now he's translated ideas in his nonfiction writing into a novel.
The Texas Observer  |  C.B. Evans  |  05-07-2008  |  Fiction

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