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Just what do Social Science books actually encompass? Oh, merely whatever comes under the various umbrellas of sociology, anthropology, criminology, and even archaeology, to name just a few. Whether you want to understand the punishing power wielded by poverty, the right research methods for savvy social scientists, or the subtleties of social classes, Social Science books will put you in the know. Find the full range of Social Science books today.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Unforgettable real-life stories from Mumbai's worst slum. Beyond the harrowing photographs and stark statistics, what is daily life really like for those who live in one of the world's worst slums? That's the complicated question that brought Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New Yorker staff writer Katherine Boo to the Annawadi settlement at Mumbai's western edge. The stories she's captured here will captivate you with their heartbreak and poignancy. Written with a reporter's scrupulous eye for detail and a novelist's ear for characters and narrative, this eloquent social science book will introduce you to the hearts and hopes of real people you'll never forget.

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The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness The Anxious Generation: How...

Jonathan Haidt
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The 48 Laws Of Power The 48 Laws Of Power

Robert Greene
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What This Comedian Said Will Shock You What This Comedian Said Will...

Bill Maher
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College Girl, Missing: The True Story of How a Young Woman Disappeared in Plain Sight College Girl, Missing: The...

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I'm Mostly Here to Enjoy Myself: One Woman's Pursuit of Pleasure in Paris I'm Mostly Here to Enjoy...

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Emily Oster
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Come as You Are: Revised and Updated: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life Come as You Are: Revised and...

Emily Nagoski
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Outliers: The Story of Success Outliers: The Story of Success

Malcolm Gladwell
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The Fall of Roe: The Rise of a New America The Fall of Roe: The Rise of...

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In My Time of Dying: How I Came Face to Face with the Idea of an Afterlife In My Time of Dying: How I...

Sebastian Junger
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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Just Mercy: A Story of...

Bryan Stevenson
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All about Love: New Visions All about Love: New Visions

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Gift of Fear Gift of Fear

Gavin de Becker
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The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure The Coddling of the American...

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When Breath Becomes Air When Breath Becomes Air

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