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The Self-Sufficient Home: How to Provide for Your Family and Prepare for the Unexpected

Nancy Hoffman · Adams Media Corporation
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Your guide to self-sufficient living in today's world!Whether you're looking to lead a healthier life, protect the environment, or save money, The Self-Sufficient Home will show you how to transition from your current lifestyle to a self-sufficient one with hundreds of tips that...
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Deep Space: Beyond the Solar System to the End of the Universe and the Beginning of Time

Govert Schilling · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Format: Hardcover

Govert Schilling explores the mysteries of space that lie beyond our solar system on this mind-bending trip to nebulae, galaxies, black holes, and the edge of the observable universe.Join Govert Schilling on a journey across the universe that will ignite the imagination. The trip begins...
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Painless Algebra

Lynette Long · Barrons Educational Series
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Defines algebraic terms, shows how to avoid pitfalls in calculation, presents painless methods for understanding and graphing equations, and makes problem-solving fun. Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects, as they are taught at middle school and high...
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The Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness

Scott Hunt · St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Book

A complete guide to disaster preparedness from Scott Hunt, CEO of Practical Preppers and a nationally recognized preparedness expertThe world we live in is an unstable one. From natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods of biblical proportions to concerns about the economic...
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Weeds of North America

Richard Dickinson · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback

What is a weed, opined Emerson, but a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered? While that may be a worthy notion in theory, these plants of undiscovered virtue cause endless hours of toil for backyard gardeners. Wherever they take root, weeds compete for resources, and most often...
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COMETS!: Visitors from Deep Space

David J. Eicher · Cambridge University Press; 1 edition
Format: Print book

Join David J. Eicher in this fast-paced and entertaining journey through the history, present, and future of these important yet mysterious cosmic bodies. From ancient times, humans have been fascinated by "broom stars" and "blazing scimitars" lighting up the sky and moving...
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Plastic Purge: How to Use Less Plastic, Eat Better, Keep Toxins Out of Your Body, and Help Save the Sea Turtles!

Michael SanClements · St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Paperback

Now a Denver Post #1 bestseller. Plastic is everywhere we look. Our computers and children's toys are made out of it, and our water and slices of American cheese are packaged in it. But why is there so much and what is it doing to our bodies? Is it possible to use less plastic and be happier...
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Math Geek: From Klein Bottles to Chaos Theory, a Guide to the Nerdiest Math Facts, Theorems, and Equations

Raphael Rosen · Adams Media, 2015.
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The new "sine" of mathematical geekdom!Do you dream about long division in your sleep? Does the thought of solving abstruse equations bring a smile to your face? Do you love celebrating pi every March? Then, Math Geek was made for you! With this guide, you'll learn even more about...
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Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change

George Marshall · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

Most of us recognize that climate change is real, and yet we do nothing to stop it. What is this psychological mechanism that allows us to know something is true but act as if it is not? George Marshalls search for the answers brings him face to face with Nobel Prize-winning psychologists...
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Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Mary Roach · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 348
Format: Print book

The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside. "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic...
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The Serpent's Promise: The Bible Interpreted Through Modern Science

Steve Jones · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

From acclaimed geneticist Steve Jones, the story of the Bible as told through the lens of modern science. In The Serpent's Promise, Steve Jones retells many of the Biblical tales in the light of modern science. Are we all descended from a real-life Adam and Eve? Are some—or all—of...
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The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild

Lyanda Lynn Haupt · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Crow Planet, a compelling journey into the secret lives of the wild animals at our back door.In THE URBAN BESTIARY, acclaimed nature writer Lyanda Lynn Haupt journeys into the heart of the everyday wild, where coyotes, raccoons, chickens, hawks, and humans...
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Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future

Adam Sobel · Harper Wave; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A renowned scientist takes us through the devastating and unprecedented events of Hurricane Sandy, using it to explain our planets changing climate, and what we need to do to protect ourselves and our cities for the future.Was Hurricane Sandy a freak event—or a harbinger of things to come? ...
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Idiot's Guides: Algebra I

Carolyn Wheater · Alpha
Format: Print book

Starting with the very basics and reinforcing concepts with practice and tips along the way, Idiot's Guides: Algebra I makes a complex subject easier to grasp and helps students and adult learners clear the hurdle that can stand between them and their academic goals. Special sidebars...
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Planet Without Apes

Craig B. Stanford · Belknap Press
Format: Hardcover

Planet Without Apes demands that we consider whether we can live with the consequences of wiping our closest relatives off the face of the Earth. Leading primatologist Craig Stanford warns that extinction of the great apes—chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans—threatens...
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