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Product Description: Stand up paddling (SUP) is experiencing fast growth in the United States and around the world. It can be enjoyed on inland lakes and rivers, as well as on the ocean and in the surf—but most important, it’s fun and a great way to stay fit...read more

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9781493008322 | 2 edition (Falcon Pr Pub Co, November 15, 2015), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Stand up paddling (SUP) is experiencing fast growth in the United States and around the world.
9780762773299 | Falcon Pr Pub Co, January 10, 2012, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: This large trim, full-color book covers all aspects of stand up paddling, from buying a board and getting started on your local lake to surfing waves in Hawaii.

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By Ben Marcus (editor)

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9780804173544 | Vintage Books, July 21, 2015, cover price $16.95

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Product Description: Haunting in their tone, brilliant in their images--very like fantastic presences moving across glass--the twenty-one fictions in this startling debut collection seem both inexplicably familiar and like no writing we have seen before...read more
By Ben Marcus (introduced by)

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9781940436173 | Pharos Editions, February 10, 2015, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Haunting in their tone, brilliant in their images--very like fantastic presences moving across glass--the twenty-one fictions in this startling debut collection seem both inexplicably familiar and like no writing we have seen before.

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Product Description: By turns hilarious and heartfelt, dark and illuminative, Ben Marcus’s Leaving the Sea is a ground breaking collection of stories from one of the single most vital, extraordinary, and unique writers of his generation. In the heartfelt “I Can Say Many Nice Things,” a washed-up writer toying with infidelity leads a creative writing workshop on board a cruise ship...read more

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9780307379382 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, January 7, 2014, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: From one of the most innovative and vital writers of his generation, an extraordinary collection of stories that showcases his gifts—and his range—as never before.

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9780307739988 | Vintage Books, October 7, 2014, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: By turns hilarious and heartfelt, dark and illuminative, Ben Marcus’s Leaving the Sea is a ground breaking collection of stories from one of the single most vital, extraordinary, and unique writers of his generation.

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Product Description: By turns hilarious and heartfelt, dark and illuminative, Ben Marcus’s Leaving the Sea is a ground breaking collection of stories from one of the single most vital, extraordinary, and unique writers of his generation. In the heartfelt “I Can Say Many Nice Things,” a washed-up writer toying with infidelity leads a creative writing workshop on board a cruise ship...read more

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9781847086358 | Granta Books, March 6, 2014, cover price $26.30 | About this edition: By turns hilarious and heartfelt, dark and illuminative, Ben Marcus’s Leaving the Sea is a ground breaking collection of stories from one of the single most vital, extraordinary, and unique writers of his generation.

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Product Description: The surfboard is both a piece of sports equipment and a work of art. It is a marvel of engineering and for some, a path to fame and celebrity. It exudes both power and grace; it allows its rider to soar through the air or penetrate the watery depths...read more

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9780760345290 | Motorbooks Intl, December 25, 2013, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: The surfboard is both a piece of sports equipment and a work of art.

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Product Description: Surfing California is your one-of-a-kind guide to more than 200 of the best breaks in the Golden State - from classic surf spots to lesser-known waves. This revised and updated, full-color guide now includes SUP-friendly spots, too--allowing surfers and paddlers alike to find the best breaks and all get along! Explore the surf from the Oregon border to the Mexican border, from North Jetty in Arcata to Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz to Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach...read more

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9780762781645 | 2 edition (Falcon Pr Pub Co, October 15, 2013), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Surfing California is your one-of-a-kind guide to more than 200 of the best breaks in the Golden State - from classic surf spots to lesser-known waves.

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Product Description: In The Flame Alphabet, the most maniacally gifted writer of our generation delivers a novel about how far we will go in order to protect our loved ones. The sound of children's speech has become lethal. In the park, adults wither beneath the powerful screams of their offspring...read more

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9780307379375 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, January 17, 2012, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: In The Flame Alphabet, the most maniacally gifted writer of our generation delivers a work of heartbreak and horror, a novel about how far we will go, and the sorrows we will endure, in order to protect our families.

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9780307739971 | Vintage Books, November 13, 2012, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: In The Flame Alphabet, the most maniacally gifted writer of our generation delivers a novel about how far we will go in order to protect our loved ones.

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Product Description: Stark and vibrant, the two halves of this sutured book expose the Frankenstein-like scars of the assemblage we call “human.” In “Another Governess” a woman in a decaying manor tries to piece together her own story. In “The Least Blacksmith” a man cannot help but fail his older brother as they struggle to run their father’s forge...read more
By Ben Marcus (foreword by)

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9781573661652 | Fc2/Black Ice Books, March 5, 2012, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Stark and vibrant, the two halves of this sutured book expose the Frankenstein-like scars of the assemblage we call “human.

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Product Description: The story of the simple skateboard is part thriller, part underground, underdog success tale. It’s chock-full of innovations, far-out graphic artistry, and ever-more-incredible hot-dogging feats. And the story’s told in this book with contributions from the stars themselves—Tony Hawk, Stacey Peralta, Jeff Ho, the Dogtown Z-Boys, and more...read more
By Lucia Daniella Griggi (photographer) and Ben Marcus

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9780760338056 | Motorbooks Intl, June 6, 2011, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The story of the simple skateboard is part thriller, part underground, underdog success tale.

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Product Description: The history of the surfboard is one of innovation---innovation that has in turn shaped the sport of surfing. The Surfboard follows this history, from the first "wave-riding" redwood planks crafted by ancient Hawaiians to the vacuum-sealed, lightweight, "plastic fantastic" technological marvels of today...read more
By Jeff Divine (photographer), Gary Linden (foreword by), Ben Marcus and Juliana Morais (photographer)

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9780760327531 | Voyageur Pr, May 15, 2007, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A richly illustrated history of the surfboard from the first hand-crafted “wave-riding” redwood planks to the "plastic fantastic" technological marvels of today

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9780760338865 | Motorbooks Intl, April 5, 2010, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: The history of the surfboard is one of innovation---innovation that has in turn shaped the sport of surfing.

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Product Description: Surfing has inspired fantastic and colorful graphic designs to advertise surfboards, surf shops, wax, wetsuits, magazines..., even skateboards and snowboards. Here are more than 1,250 to challenge collectors, inspire artists, and charm the surfing crowd...read more

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9780764329487 | Schiffer Pub Ltd, March 1, 2008, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Surfing has inspired fantastic and colorful graphic designs to advertise surfboards, surf shops, wax, wetsuits, magazines.

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Product Description: Surfing is not just a sport; it is a pop-culture phenomenon. Surfing has created legends, while seizing the spotlight in every aspect of beach culture, in movies, in fashion, and in music. Surfing has evolved from its mystical beginnings in Polynesia, where it was valued as noble, positive, and deeply imbued with spiritual meaning but condemned by critics (mostly religious conservatives) who considered it “pagan, immoral, and corrupting...read more
By Jeff Divine, Ben Marcus and Steve Pezman (foreword by)

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9780896586901 | Voyageur Pr, October 30, 2005, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: Surfing is not just a sport; it is a pop-culture phenomenon.

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Product Description: New painting and drawing is the subject of Remote Viewing, which accompanies an exhibition at the Whitney Museum. The book brings together eight artists, some well known, others emerging, all of whom create new worlds that exist somewhere between abstraction and representation...read more
By Caroline A. Jones (editor), Ben Marcus (contributor), Katy Siegel (editor) and Elisabeth Sussman (editor)

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9780874271485 | Whitney Museum of Art, June 1, 2005, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: New painting and drawing is the subject of Remote Viewing, which accompanies an exhibition at the Whitney Museum.

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A rich array of twenty-nine short stories that capture the stylistic diversity of American short fiction features contributions by Rick Bass, David Foster Wallace, Jhumpa Lahiri, Mary Gaitskill, Anthony Doerr, Kate Braverman, A. M. Homes, Sam Lipsyte, Anne Carson, and other notable authors. Original. 30,000 first printing.
By Ben Marcus (editor)

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9781400034826 | Anchor Books, August 1, 2004, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A collection of twenty-nine short stories that capture the stylistic diversity of American short fiction features contributions by such authors as Rick Bass, David Foster Wallace, Jhumpa Lahiri, Mary Gaitskill, Anthony Doerr, Kate Braverman, A.

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Product Description: In "Scotlandfuturebog," photographers Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick construct a strange world that they describe as being of "infinite promise that cannot possibly be described or communicated except by direct experience." The characters we meet are bogdwellers, inhabitants of a planet emptied by an apocalyptic event...read more
By Nicholas Kahn (photographer), Ben Marcus and Richard Selesnick (photographer)

Hardcover:

9780893819354 | Slp edition (Aperture, December 1, 2002), cover price $100.00 | About this edition: In "Scotlandfuturebog," photographers Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick construct a strange world that they describe as being of "infinite promise that cannot possibly be described or communicated except by direct experience.

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Product Description: Behold a stunning world, composed largely of water, where clothing changes people's behavior and time itself can be worn and discarded like cloth. Witness a father who takes his two boys out to sea, in flight from some menace at home, thus launching their adventures in a strange and dangerous territory...read more

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9781891273032 | Artspace Books, July 1, 2002, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Behold a stunning world, composed largely of water, where clothing changes people's behavior and time itself can be worn and discarded like cloth.

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On a midwestern farm, an unusual couple attempts a radical experiment in child rearing by raising a boy without feelings, who narrates his own story and views of the hidden world of women, until the arrival of Jane Dark, a woman whose fierce belief in silence turns the family upside down. Original. 30,000 first printing.

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9780375713781 | Vintage Books, March 1, 2002, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Narrated by his banished father, his mother, and himself, chronicles the life of young Ben as he is raised in futuristic Ohio by experimentalist parents and a sect of radical women Silentists determined to purge Ben of all emotion.

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Product Description: Here is an indispensable tool for anyone seeking an authoritative, up-to-the-minute understanding of the phenomena of everyday life and willing to accept that anything utterable can also be true. An astounding debut, The Age of Wire and String is a feat of fierce innovation and humor...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780679426608 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, November 1, 1995, cover price $21.00 | About this edition: A collection of short stories on the familiar everyday world of food, the weather, shelter, and more, all radically altered in terms of their relationship to one another and the reader

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9781564781963 | Dalkey Archive Pr, September 1, 1998, cover price $12.50 | About this edition: Here is an indispensable tool for anyone seeking an authoritative, up-to-the-minute understanding of the phenomena of everyday life and willing to accept that anything utterable can also be true.

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