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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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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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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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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 Old Farmer's Almanac 2017: Special Anniversary Edition

Old Farmer'S Almanac. · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

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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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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Maple Sugar Book: Together with Remarks on Pioneering as a Way of Living in the Twentieth Century

Helen Nearing · Schocken Books Inc
Pages: 273
Format: Hardcover

A half-century ago, the world was trying to heal the wounds of global war. People were rushing to make up for lost time, grasping for material wealth. This was the era of "total electric living," a phrase beamed into living rooms by General Electric spokesman Ronald Reagan. Environmental...
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