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You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves

Hiawatha Bray · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

The story of the rise of modern navigation technology, from radio location to GPSand the consequent decline of privacy What does it mean to never get lost? You Are Here examines the rise of our technologically aided era of navigational omniscienceor how we came to know exactly where we are at all times....
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Human Anatomy

DK · DK
Format: Hardcover

For students of anatomy, biology, and the biomedical sciences; medical professionals; and curious families, DK's Human Anatomy will be a definitive resource. Written by acclaimed anatomist, Dr. Alice Roberts, Human Anatomy is an up-to-the-minute study of the body. Spectacular digital...
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On the Move: A Life

Oliver Sacks · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: "Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far." It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move...
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The Healing Self: A Revolutionary Plan for Wholeness in Mind, Body, and Spirit

Deepak Chopra · Harmony
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

After collaborating on two major books featured as PBS specials, Super Brain and Super Genes, Chopra and Tanzi now tackle the issue of lifelong health and heightened immunity.In the face of environmental toxins, potential epidemics, super bugs, and the aging process The Healing Self offers...
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National Geographic Illustrated Guide to Wildlife: From Your Back Door to the Great Outdoors

National Geographic · National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

From one of the most trusted names in field guides comes a new and lavishly illustrated guide to identifying North America's most common birds, mammals, insects, reptiles, and amphibians, plus fish and other aquatic creatures. Broad in scope and clearly organized, National Geographic...
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The Pocket Book of Weather: Entertaining and Remarkable Facts About Our Weather

Michael Bright · Bloomsbury USA; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Featuring three thousand essential facts and figures, illustrated with more than fifty color photographs and diagrams, this entertaining and informative guide explains how the weather shapes our planet and affects all our lives. From the weather you face each day to the glory of rainbows...
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Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894

Daniel Brown · Lyons Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

On September 1, 1894 two forest fires converged on the town of Hinckley, Minnesota, trapping over 2, 000 people. Daniel J. Brown recounts the events surrounding the fire in the first and only book on to chronicle the dramatic story that unfolded. Whereas Oregon's famous "Biscuit"...
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Hummingbirds: A Life-size Guide to Every Species

Marianne Taylor · Harper Design
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Hummingbirds have always held popular appeal, with their visual brilliance, extraordinary flight dexterity, jewel-like color, and remarkably small size.This is the first book to profile all 338 known species, from the Saw-billed Hermit to the Scintillant Hummingbird.Every bird is shown...
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Coal and Empire: The Birth of Energy Security in Industrial America

Peter A. Shulman · Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Since the early twentieth century, Americans have associated oil with national security. From World War I to American involvement in the Middle East, this connection has seemed a self-evident truth. But as Peter A. Shulman argues, Americans had to learn to think about the geopolitics of energy...
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The Children's Blizzard (P.S.)

David Laskin · Harper Perennial; 3rdr Harper Pe edition
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered "land, freedom, and hope." The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead was not a paradise but a hard, unforgiving place governed by natural forces they neither...
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The Humongous Book of Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Problems

W. Michael Kelley · ALPHA
Format: Paperback

Soon math problems will be no problem at all... Most math and study guides are as dry and difficult as the professors that write them. In The Humongous Book of Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Problems, author W. Michael Kelley enjoys being the exception. It is full of solved problems, but along...
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Ordinary Geniuses: Max Delbruck, George Gamow, and the Origins of Genomics and Big Bang Cosmology

Gino Segre · Viking Adult
Format: Hardcover

A biography of two maverick scientists whose intellectual wanderlust kick-started modern genomics and cosmology Max Delbruck and George Gamow the so-called ordinary geniuses of Segres third book were not as famous or as decorated as some of their colleagues in midtwentieth-century physics...
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Backyard Farming on an Acre

Angela England · ALPHA
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback

Plan and plant a successful and sustainable backyard farm — from a quarter acre to a full acre and beyond — right in your own backyard. By raising and harvesting their own fruits, vegetables, chickens, bees, milk-bearing animals, and more, people are growing locally, sustainably, and at a fraction...
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How to Help Stray Pets and Not Get Stuck

Diane Carey · koÌ?ehlerbooks,
Pages: 186
Format: Print book

You're going about your daily life when it happens: you see a dog on the side of the road, confused and lost. Or maybe a frightened kitten where no kitten should be. Or you witness a pet as it is tossed out of a passing car. . .what can you do? Take charge and risk getting stuck with...
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