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Oil, Power, and War: A Dark History

Matthieu Auzanneau · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 656
Format: Hardcover

In this sweeping, unabashed history of oil, Matthieu Auzanneau takes a fresh, thought-provoking look at the way oil interests have commandeered politics and economies, changed cultures, disrupted power balances across the globe, and spawned wars. He upends commonly held assumptions about...
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The Worm Farmer's Handbook: Mid- to Large-Scale Vermicomposting for Farms, Businesses, Municipalities, Schools, and Institutions

Rhonda Sherman · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Techniques and systems for processing food scraps, manure, yard debris, paper, and more Turning waste into wealth sounds too good to be true, but many worm farmers are finding that vermicomposting is a reliable way to do just that. Vermicast -- a biologically active, nutrient-rich mix of earthworm...
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MCAT Organic Chemistry Review 2019-2020: Online Book

Alexander Stone Macnow · Kaplan Publishing
Pages: 323
Format: Paperback

Kaplan's MCAT Organic Chemistry Review 2019-2020 offers an expert study plan, detailed subject review, and hundreds of online and in-book practice questions - all authored by the experts behind the MCAT prep course that has helped more people get into medical school than all other major...
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MCAT General Chemistry Review 2019-2020: Online Book

Alexander Stone Macnow · Kaplan Publishing
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback

Kaplan's MCAT General Chemistry Review 2019-2020 offers an expert study plan, detailed subject review, and hundreds of online and in-book practice questions - all authored by the experts behind the MCAT prep course that has helped more people get into medical school than all other major...
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The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration: From the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future

Jenny Linford · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Comprehensive illustrated guide to the history of U.S. and international space exploration, both manned and unmannedThroughout history, humans have been fascinated by space. From the Babylonian astronomers of 700 BCE who charted the paths of planets, to the ancient Inca and Aztec builders...
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Voices from Bears Ears: Seeking Common Ground on Sacred Land

Rebecca Robinson · University of Arizona Press
Pages: 440
Format: Paperback

In late 2016, President Barack Obama designated 1.35 million acres of public lands in southeastern Utah as Bears Ears National Monument. On December 4, 2017, President Donald Trump shrank the monument by 85 percent. A land rich in human history and unsurpassed in natural beauty, Bears Ears...
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Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Max Tegmark · Vintage
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

In this authoritative and eye-opening book, Max Tegmark describes and illuminates the recent, path-breaking advances in Artificial Intelligence and how it is poised to overtake human intelligence. How will AI affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise...
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Punished by Rewards: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes

Alfie Kohn · Mariner Books
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback

Alfie Kohn's landmark challenge to carrot-and-stick psychology, featuring updated reflections and research in a major new afterword by the author Our basic strategy for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summed up in six words: Do this and you'll...
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The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox

Evan Amos · No Starch Press
Pages: 300
Format: Hardcover

The Game Console is a tour through the evolution of video game hardware, with gorgeous full-color photos of 86 consoles. You'll start your journey with legendary consoles like the Magnavox Odyssey, Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System, and the Commodore 64. The visual nostalgia...
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Gut Reactions: The Science of Weight Gain and Loss

Simon Quellen Field · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

How much do you really know about how the human body works, and how it reacts to food, exercise, nutrition, and the environment? While most of us have read about at least one fad diet, we're left wondering about the greater biochemistry, psychology, sociology, and physiology of the obesity...
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