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2015 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings

International Code Council · ICC
Format: Book

This comprehensive code for homebuilding combines building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy, and electrical provisions into a single resource. The 2015 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE FOR ONE- AND TWO- FAMILY DWELLINGS SOFT COVER uses these provisions to provide detailed insight into...
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The Old Farmer's Almanac 2017: Special Anniversary Edition

Old Farmer's Almanac · Old Farmer's Almanac
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

What is 225 years old yet always of the moment? The Old Farmer's Almanac! America's oldest continuously published periodical, beloved by generations for being "useful, with a pleasant degree of humor," celebrates its unique history with a special edition and more readers...
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Convicting the Innocent: Death Row and America's Broken System of Justice

Stanley Cohen · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"A landmark in the fight against the death penalty. Extensively researched and brilliantly written." Martin Garbus, criminal defense attorneyIn January 2000, Illinois Governor George H. Ryan declared a moratorium on state executions. Three years later, Ryan commuted all Illinois...
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The Renewable Energy Home Handbook: Insulation & energy saving, Living off-grid, Bio-mass heating, Wind turbines, Solar electric PV generation, Solar water heating, Heat pumps, & more

Lindsay Porter · Veloce Publishing
Format: Hardcover

The Renewable Energy Home Handbook is biased towards the practical, and covers the installation of all leading types of alternative domestic energy sources - from ground- and air-source heat pumps, PV solar electricity generation and solar water heating, to bio-mass domestic heating systems...
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How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight

Julian Guthrie · Penguin Books
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

The historic race that reawakened the promise of manned spaceflight Alone in a Spartan black cockpit, test pilot Mike Melvill rocketed toward space. He had eighty seconds to exceed the speed of sound and begin the climb to a target no civilian pilot had ever reached. He might not make it back...
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Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement

Jean Casella · New Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture has denounced the use of solitary confinement beyond fifteen days as a form of cruel and degrading treatment that often rises to the level of torture. Yet the United States holds more than eighty thousand people in isolation on any given day. Now sixteen...
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Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

David R Montgomery · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A MacArthur Fellow's impassioned call to make agriculture sustainable by ditching the plow, covering the soil, and diversifying crop rotations.The problem of agriculture is as old as civilization. Throughout history, great societies that abused their land withered into poverty or disappeared...
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Your Cabin in the Woods

Conrad E Meinecke · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Pages: 287
Format: Print book

Ever dream of escaping to a cozy cabin in the great outdoors? This unique bind-up of Conrad Meinecke's classic works helps make that a reality, while imparting a deeper appreciation of nature and of building something with your own two hands. For 70 years, readers have been enjoying Meinecke's...
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Public Domain, The: How to Find & Use Copyright-Free Writings, Music, Art & More

Stephen Fishman J.D. · NOLO
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback

Need content? Find public domain works free for the taking! Even though you've always been told otherwise, writers and artists can often copy other people's work and get away with it. Enter the world of the public domain, where everything is free for the taking, and the only secret...
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Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits

David A Morton · NOLO
Pages: 456
Format: Paperback

Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability covers the criteria for getting disability benefits for back problems, heart and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune diseases, mental issues like depression and anxiety, and 200 more medical conditions. Learn how to match the medical...
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Criminal Law Handbook, The: Know Your Rights, Survive the System

PAUL BERGMAN · NOLO
Pages: 672
Format: Paperback

The criminal justice system is complicated, understand it and your rights Criminal law is full of complex rules and procedures, but this book demystifies them. It explains how the system works, why police, lawyers, and judges do what they do, and -- most important -- the options for suspects,...
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The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet

Henry Fountain · Crown
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In the bestselling tradition of Erik Larson's Isaac's Storm, The Great Quake is a riveting narrative about the biggest earthquake in North American recorded history -- the 1964 Alaska earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and swept away the island village of Chenega -- and the geologist...
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Data-ism: The Revolution Transforming Decision Making, Consumer Behavior, and Almost Everything Else

Steve Lohr · HarperCollins
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Steve Lohr, a technology reporter for the New York Times, chronicles the rise of Big Data, addressing cutting-edge business strategies and examining the dark side of a data-driven world.Coal, iron ore, and oil were the key productive assets that fueled the Industrial Revolution. Today,...
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102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum

Cathy Duffy · Grove Publishing; 2015 edition
Format: Print book

102 Top Picks makes it easy for home educators to select the right curriculum for each family situation and each child's learning style. Widely-recognized curriculum expert Cathy Duffy walks you through the curriculum selection process: goal setting, figuring out which educational approach...
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I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street

MATT TAIBBI · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A work of riveting literary journalism that explores the roots and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police - from the bestselling author of The Divide "[A] searing exposé . . . What emerges from the author's superb reporting and vivid writing...
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