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Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

by Edith Hamilton

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes is one of the seminal compendiums of classical Greek and Roman stories of the 20th century. And it has long been used as a textbook in schools. Now a 75th-anniversary edition features a new design as well as colored plates by illustrator Jim Tierney. Throughout Mythology, Hamilton condenses various texts into fluid stories about the ancient heroes and gods of the Mediterranean. Beautifully laid out, the book is a perfect gift for lovers of mythology who aren't interested

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Into Africa

by Frans Lanting

National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting takes readers Into Africa with pictures that go beyond being gorgeous. His expert eye and camera lens capture native wildlife in moments most people probably will never witness in real life. A chameleon strikes its prey--a grasshopper--with its body-length tongue, "which happens faster than the eye can see." A creepy-looking nocturnal lemur--called an aye-aye and known in Malagasy folklore as "a harbinger of death"--eats a coconut by "scooping out flesh with its

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Chip Kidd: Book Two: Work: 2007-2017

by Chip Kidd

Chip Kidd, graphic designer and associate art director at esteemed publisher Alfred A. Knopf, said in a recent Shelf Awareness interview, "I have been so lucky to work with such a diverse group of writers and cartoonists who come from so many unrelated backgrounds. I would say the common thread is that they're all great at what they do, and I just hope I can contribute in some small way to that."

He certainly has. He's justifiably famous for his book covers; Chip Kidd: Book Two showcases stunning dust

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Fresh Air:Luke Harding, author of Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win (Vintage, $16.95, 9780525562511).

Monday, November 20, 2017

Fresh Air: Jake Bernstein, author of Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite (Holt, $30, 9781250126689).

Thursday, November 16, 2017

KCRW's Bookworm: Wallace Shawn, author of Night Thoughts (Haymarket, $14.95, 9781608468126).

On Point: A.J. Jacobs, author of It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree (Simon & Schuster, $27, 9781476734491).

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

CBS This Morning: Steve Leder, author of More Beautiful Than Before: How Suffering Transforms Us (Hay House, $17.99, 9781401953126).

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CBS This Morning: Tina Brown, author of The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992 (Holt, $32, 9781627791366).

Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Tyler Perry, author of Higher Is Waiting (Spiegel & Grau, $26, 9780812989342).

Late Night with Seth Meyers: Christian Siriano, author of Dresses to Dream About (Rizzoli, $45, 9780847858385).
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