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Soldiers and Sled Dogs: A History of Military Dog Mushing

Charles L. Dean · Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press
Format: Book

Sled dogs have been serving humans since they were first tamed and broken to the trace thousands of years ago. Their history of supporting soldiers is much more recent and, for all its drama and heroism, remains little known. This hundred-year history of canine military service from the frozen...
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Paper Promises: Early American Photography

Mazie M Harris · J. Paul Getty Museum
Pages: 223
Format: Hardcover

Scholarship on photography's earliest years has tended to focus on daguerreotypes on metal or on the European development of paper photographs made from glass or paper negatives. But Americans also experimented with negative-positive processes to produce photographic images on a variety...
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The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife

LUCY COOKE · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Mary Roach meets Sam Kean and Bill Bryson in this uproarious tour of the basest instincts and biggest mysteries of the animal world
Humans have gone to the Moon and discovered the Higgs boson, but when it comes to understanding animals, we've still got a long way to go. Whether we're...
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Guys Like Me: Five Wars, Five Veterans for Peace

Michael A. Messner · Rutgers University Press
Pages: 292
Format: Hardcover

Over the last few decades, as the United States has become embroiled in foreign war after foreign war, some of the most vocal activists for peace have been veterans. These veterans for peace come from all different races, classes, regions, and generations. What common motivations unite...
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The disappearing spoon : and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements

Sam Kean · Little, Brown and Co.
Pages: 391
Format: Paperback

From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53) ? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium...
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