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A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age

Daniel J Levitin · Dutton
Pages: 292
Format: Print book

From The New York Times bestselling author of THE ORGANIZED MIND and THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC, a primer to the critical thinking that is more necessary now than ever. We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process - especially in election season. It's raining...
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The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy

Michael McCarthy · New York Review Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

The moth snowstorm, a phenomenon Michael McCarthy remembers from his boyhood when moths "would pack a car's headlight beams like snowflakes in a blizzard," is a distant memory. Wildlife is being lost, not only in the wholesale extinctions of species but also in the dwindling...
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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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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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The Face of Britain: A History of the Nation Through Its Portraits

Simon Schama · Oxford University Press
Pages: 632
Format: Print book

Author of a number of celebrated works, including the bestselling The Story of the Jews and Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution, Simon Schama's latest book fuses history and art to create a tour de force of narrative sweep and illuminating insight. Using images from works-paintings,...
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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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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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Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age

Cory Doctorow · McSweeney's
Format: Hardcover

In sharply argued, fast-moving chapters, Cory Doctorow's Information Doesn't Want to Be Free takes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age. Can small artists still thrive in the Internet era? Can giant record labels avoid alienating their audiences? This...
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Hydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Alex Prud'homme · Oxford University Press
Pages: 184
Format: Paperback

Constantly in the news and the subject of much public debate, fracking, as it is known for short, is one of the most promising yet controversial methods of extracting natural gas and oil. Today, 90 percent of natural gas wells use fracking. Though highly effective, the process-which fractures...
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Code Check: An Illustrated Guide to Building a Safe House

Redwood Kardon · Taunton Press; 7th ed. edition

The Code Check series provides answers to all types of building code questions. The books are filled with essential information, yet are handy enough to take to the job site.
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