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This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

TED GENOWAYS · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 226
Format: Hardcover

Is there still a place for the farm in today's America?The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a small ranch, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife's fifth-generation homestead in York County,...
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What Your Second Grader Needs to Know

E.D. Hirsch Jr. · Bantam
Pages: 528
Format: Paperback

"A revised and updated version of What Your Second Grader Needs to Know, Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education, with readings and activities in Literature, Mathematics, History, science, and the arts"--
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Forensic Science

Ayn Embar-seddon O'reilly · Salem Press
Pages: 1200
Format: Hardcover - Revised Ed.

This completely updated, new edition of Forensic Science approaches its subject from multiple directions. One primary approach is from the points of view of forensic investigators. In addition to its core essays on subspecialties and allied fields, the set has essays on specific types of investigations,...
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Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

William Deresiewicz · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 245
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be - but aren't - providing.As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation's brightest...
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Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

Mary Roach · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 285
Format: Print book

A New York Times / National Bestseller "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war.Grunt tackles the science behind...
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How To Protect Elders From Harm, 2d

James T O'Reilly · Thomson Reuters
Pages: 7
Format: Print book

This title is written specifically with the non-attorney reader in mind, and helps the reader understand the regulatory frameworks in place to prevent harm to elders, as well as the litigation process to remedy harm that is caused. Including chapters on governmental protections, risks associated...
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The Fracking Truth:America's Energy Revolution: the Inside, Untold Story

Chris Faulkner · Platform Press; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

The revolution has already begun. The fracking revolution, that is. The Fracking Truth is a primer on America’s ongoing energy revolution, but it’s also a call to action. The oil and gas industry has failed itself and failed the American public by doing a poor job of educating...
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Privacy in the New Media Age

Jon L. Mills · University Press of Florida
Format: Hardcover

"An essential book for anyone concerned with the increasingly ubiquitous clashes between a technologically borderless world, free press, safety and personal privacy." - Charlotte Laws, board member, Cyber Civil Rights Initiative "Elucidates a path that both enhances dignity...
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