Melvil Decimal System: 304
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
Social Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology
Public Administration, Military Science
Social Problems, Social Services
Commerce, Communications, Transportation
Customs, Etiquette, Folklore
Factors affecting social behavior
Groups of People
Culture and Institutions
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Movement of people
Works under MDS 304
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- Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life by Richard Florida
- Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience by Yi-Fu Tuan
- Endgame, Vol. 2: Resistance by Derrick Jensen
- Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution by Bernard Bailyn
- Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto by Stewart Brand
- Design with Nature by Ian L. McHarg
- The Culture of Time and Space, 1880-1918 by Stephen Kern
- The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution by Carolyn Merchant
- Romulus, My Father by Raimond Gaita
- Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals by Hal Herzog
- Entropy: A New World View by Jeremy Rifkin
- Pandora's Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization by Spencer Wells
- Man and the Natural World by Keith Thomas
- Do It Tomorrow and Other Secrets of Time Management by Mark Forster
- Earthsearch by John Cassidy
- Migrations And Cultures: A World View by Thomas Sowell
- The Sixth Extinction: Patterns of Life and the Future of Humankind by Richard E. Leakey
- Wisdom of the Elders: Sacred Native Stories of Nature by David Suzuki
- Reflections on the Revolution In Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West by Christopher Caldwell
- At Ellis Island: A History in Many Voices by Louise Peacock
- The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us by Diane Ackerman
- Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability by David Owen
- Not in Our Genes: Biology, Ideology, and Human Nature by Richard Lewontin
- Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men by Mara Hvistendahl
- The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future by Laurence C. Smith
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