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Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames

Lara Maiklem · Liveright
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A quixotic journey through London's past, Mudlark plumbs the banks of the Thames to reveal the stories hidden behind the archaeological remnants of an ancient city.Long heralded as a city treasure herself, expert "mudlarker" Lara Maiklem is uniquely trained in the art of seeking....
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The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna

Ptacin, Mira · Liveright
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A young writer travels to Maine to tell the unusual story of America's longest-running camp devoted to mysticism and the world beyond.They believed they would live forever. So begins Mira Ptacin's haunting account of the women of Camp Etna -- an otherworldly community in the woods...
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Digging Up Britain: Ten Discoveries, a Million Years of History

Mike Pitts · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning archaeologist and journalist chronicles England's history -- as told through the country's recent archaeological discoveries.Digging Up Britain traces the history of Britain through key discoveries and excavations. With British archaeologist Mike Pitts as a guide,...
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The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini

Posnanski, Joe · Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Joe Posnanski enters the world of Harry Houdini and his legions of devoted fans in an immersive, entertaining, and magical work on the illusionist's impact on American culture - and why his legacy endures to this day.Harry...
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Chase's Calendar of Events 2020: The Ultimate Go-to Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months

Editors of Chase's · Bernan Press
Pages: 752
Format: Paperback

Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe!The world's date book since 1957, Chase's is the definitive, authoritative, day-by-day resource of what the world is celebrating and commemorating. From national days to celebrity birthdays, from historical...
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How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information

Cairo, Alberto · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A leading data visualization expert explores the negative -- and positive -- influences that charts have on our perception of truth.We've all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don't understand what we're looking at? Social media has made charts,...
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Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature

Strawbridge Howard, Brigit · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A naturalist's passionate dive into the world of bees of all stripes--what she has learned about them, and what we can learn from them Brigit Strawbridge Howard was shocked the day she realised she knew more about the French Revolution than she did about her native trees. And birds....
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We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

Jonathan Safran Foer
Format: Hardcover

Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity. But do those of us who accept the reality of human-caused climate change truly believe it? If we did, surely we would be roused to act on what we know. Will future...
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Guitar: The World's Most Seductive Instrument

Schiller, David · Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

Celebrate the significance, the magic, and the mojo of the world's most seductive instrument. An obsessive, full-color book presented in an irresistible slipcase, Guitar features 200 instruments in stunning detail. Here are icons, like Prince's Yellow Cloud, Willie Nelson's...
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The Nature of Life and Death: Every Body Leaves a Trace

Patricia Wiltshire · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A riveting blend of science writing and true-crime narrative that explores the valuable but often shocking interface between crime and nature--and the secrets each can reveal about the other--from a pioneer in forensic ecology and a trailblazing female scientist.From mud tracks on a quiet...
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