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Global Model Village

Shot all over the world, from the streets of Hong Kong to the slums of Cape Town, this collection of photos documents the irreverent and yet achingly earnest street art of Slinkachu. A mini-mosque in a Tribeca fire hydrant, a solitary figure sailing a boat fashioned from a ten-euro note in Berlin, these are unsettling images that encompass the modern world in microscopic tableaus.

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Science on Ice

Chris Linder, a photographer and researcher associated with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, offers us intimate and exciting accounts off his four separate voyages to the icy polar realms. Startling and beautiful photographs supplement a lucid text which allows the reader to see how scientific expeditions really work, in a terrain that is, alas, swiftly disappearing.

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The Italians

A nation in name for only 150 years, Italy and her citizens nevertheless have a distinctive and beloved national character extending back for millennia -- a character beautifully captured in these evocative portraits by master photographer Leonard Freed, whose fifty-year career (he died in 2006) culminated in this album of a land and people whom he immediately fell in love with upon his first visit to New York's Little Italy.

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The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott

Readers can now add these newly compiled snapshots of Captain Robert Scott's doomed polar expedition to the treasure trove of you-are-there historical photos. Taken by Scott himself in the early stages of the trip and curated by David M. Wilson, a descendant of Dr. Edward Wilson, who died with Captain Scott and his party, these stark vistas of windswept ice capture the deadly attractions that lured Scott and company to their cold graves.

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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