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Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have

Tatiana Schlossberg · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From former New York Times Science writer Tatiana Schlossberg comes Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have, a fascinating and unexpectedly entertaining look at the way climate change and environmental pollution are intimately involved in our everyday...
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Embers of Childhood: Growing Up a Whitney

Flora Miller Biddle · Arcade
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A Look into the Privileged World of the American Aristocracy of the Early Twentieth Century

Flora Miller Biddle was born a blue-blood. The granddaughter of the Whitney museum founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, her childhood played out in a sort of Wharton landscape as she was shielded...
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199 Animals

Nikki Dyson · Usborne
Format: Board book


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A Space Traveler's Guide to the Solar System

Mark Thompson · Pegasus Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening and provocative tour of our solar system, from one of Britain's celebrated astronomists.

Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut, traveling through the universe on your very own space mission? What would it be like to tour the solar system, visiting the sun and the planets,...
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Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs, 4th Edition: Care, Facilities, Management, Breeds

Kelly Klober · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 344
Format: Paperback

Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, farmer Kelly Klober provides expert advice on making any size hog operation more efficient and profitable in Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs. The most comprehensive book available on the topic, this...
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The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation

Michael Cassutt · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

"The real book about the manned space program would be a book about George Abbey." - Richard Truly, former astronaut and Administrator of NASA
One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W. S. Abbey was called "the Dark Lord," "the...
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Citizen Reporters: S.S. McClure, Ida Tarbell, and the Magazine That Rewrote America

Stephanie Gorton · Ecco
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating history of the rise and fall of influential Gilded Age magazine McClure's and the two unlikely outsiders at its helm - as well as a timely, full-throated defense of investigative journalism in America
The president of the United States made headlines around the world...

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The Rise of Wolf 8: Witnessing the Triumph of Yellowstone's Underdog

Rick McIntyre · Greystone Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The astonishing true story of one of the first wolves to roam Yellowstone in more than 60 years.Book One in The Alpha Wolves of Yellowstone: A Trilogy[Rick McIntyre] is first and foremost a storyteller whose encyclopedic knowledge of Yellowstone's wolf reintroduction project is unparalleled."...
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You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn

Wendy Lesser · Farrar
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

The first biography of the iconic American architect that delves fully into his life and work

Born to a Jewish family in Estonia in 1901 and brought to America in 1906, the architect Louis Kahn grew up in poverty in Philadelphia; by the time of his death in 1974, he was widely...

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QueenSpotting: Meet the Remarkable Queen Bee and Discover the Drama at the Heart of the Hive; Includes 48 Queenspotting Challenges

Hilary Kearney · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

At the heart of every bee hive is a queen bee. Since her well-being is linked to the well-being of the entire colony, the ability to find her among the residents of the hive is an essential beekeeping skill. In QueenSpotting, experienced beekeeper and professional "swarm catcher"...
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Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law

Stephen Elias · NOLO; Seventeenth Edition edition
Format: Paperback

Legal Research: Take the law into your own hands Do you have legal questions at home, at work, or as part of law-related course work? Legal Research provides everything you need, laying out easy-to-follow research methods that will help you find the right answers. Find out how to: locate...
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Firefighter Exam

Learningexpress. · Learning Express, 2016.
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Challenging, rewarding, and well-paying, firefighting is a terrific career choice. But before they join the ranks of one of the nation's most admired occupations, applicants must pass a rigorous exam. With 5 total practice exams, this guide provides the most thorough and up-to-date...
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Power from the Sun: A Practical Guide to Solar Electricity–Revised 2nd Edition

Dan Chiras · New Society
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Written for the layman, this is the fully revised and updated guide for individuals and businesses interested in generating their own electricity using the Sun. Practical and accessible, it provides a basic understanding of electricity, wiring, and solar energy, and guides the reader through...
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Writing to Persuade: How to Bring People Over to Your Side

Trish Hall · Liveright
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

From the former New York Times Op-Ed page editor, a definitive and entertaining resource for writers of every stripe on the neglected art of persuasion.

From the former New York Times Op-Ed page editor, a definitive and entertaining resource for writers of every stripe on the neglected...

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