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The Secret of the Hittites: The Discovery of an Ancient Empire

C.W. Ceram · Marboro Books
Format: Hardcover

The author of the acclaimed Gods, Graves, and Scholars tells the dramatic tale of the Hittites, an Indo-European people who became a dominant power in the Middle East. Their struggle in Egypt with Ramses II for control of Syria led to one of the greatest battles of the ancient world. The fall...
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Fire and Ice: Soot, Solidarity, and Survival on the Roof of the World

Jonathan Mingle · St. Martin's Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

High in the Himalayan valley of Zanskar in northwest India sits a village as isolated as the legendary Shangri-La. Long fed by runoff from glaciers and lofty snowfields, Kumik-a settlement of thirty nine mud brick homes-has survived and thrived in one of the worlds most challenging settings...
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Foxfire Story: Oral Tradition in Southern Appalachia

Foxfire Fund Inc · Anchor
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

Since 1972, the Foxfire books have preserved and celebrated the culture of Southern Appalachia for countless readers all around the world. In Foxfire Story, folklorist (and Foxfire director) T.J. Smith collects some of his favorite stories from the archives to illuminate the oral traditions...
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The Class: A Life-Changing Teacher, His World-Changing Kids, and the Most Inventive Classroom in America

HEATHER WON TESORIERO · Ballantine Books
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

An unforgettable year in the life of a visionary high school science teacher and his award-winning students, as they try to get into college, land a date for the prom . . . and possibly change the world

Andy Bramante left his successful career as a corporate scientist to teach public...
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Elegant Defense, An: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives

Matt Richtel · William Morrow
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A grand tour of the human immune system and the secrets of health, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist

"One of those rare nonfiction books that transcends the genre. ... Extraordinary." - Douglas Preston

A terminal...

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Physics for Rock Stars: Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You

Christine McKinley · Perigee
Pages: 248
Format: Paperback

From the host of the History channel's Brad Meltzer's Decoded: the laws of the universe like you've never experienced them before. This approachable book explains the world of physics with clarity, humor, and a dash of adventure. Physics for Rock Stars is not a weighty treatise...
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It's Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything

Kate Biberdorf

In this fresh and engaging guide to chemistry, Dr. Kate Biberdorf, aka "Kate the Chemist," reveals the fascinating science we experience every day Have you ever wondered what makes dough rise? Or how your morning coffee gives you that energy boost? Or why your shampoo is making...
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The Earth Gazers: On Seeing Ourselves

CHRISTOPHER POTTER · Pegasus Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

It will soon be the fiftieth anniversary of the first manned mission to the moon, when men first saw for themselves the Earth as a sphere falling through space -- they saw a world without borders and these images continue to give hope and inspire.

Only twenty-four people have seen...

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The World Book of Math Power, Vol. 1 and 2

Bryan H. Bunch · World Book; 2nd edition
Format: Hardcover

HardcoverPublisher: World Book (1993)Language: English
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The Calcium Connection: The Little-Known Enzyme at the Root of Your Cellular Health

Brunde Broady · Skyhorse
Format: Hardcover

An enormous body of reputable research into this enzyme has been isolated, ignored, and misunderstood by medical experts. The importance of this enzyme simply cannot be overstated.The Calcium Connection: The Little-Known Enzyme at the Root of Your Cellular Health delivers a clear explanation...
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