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Ham Radio For Dummies

H. Ward Silver · For Dummies; 2 edition
Format: Print book

An ideal first step for learning about ham radio Beyond operating wirelessly, today's ham radio operators can transmit data and pictures; use the Internet, laser, and microwave transmitters; and travel to places high and low to make contact. This hands-on beginner guide reflects the operational...
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National Geographic Science of Everything: How Things Work in Our World

National Geographic · National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

National Geographic answers all the questions about how things work--the science, technology, biology, chemistry, physics, and mechanics--in an indispensible book that reveals the science behind virtually everything. How does the voice of a distant radio announcer make it through your alarm...
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Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past

David Reich · Pantheon
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking book about how technological advances in genomics and the extraction of ancient DNA have profoundly changed our understanding of human prehistory while resolving many long-standing controversies.Massive technological innovations now allow scientists to extract and analyze...
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Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade

Adam Minter · Bloomsbury Press
Format: Hardcover

When you drop your Diet Coke can or yesterday’s newspaper in the recycling bin, where does it go? Probably halfway around the world, to people and places that clean up what you don’t want and turn it into something you can’t wait to buy. In Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter—veteran...
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The Butler's Child: An Autobiography

Lewis Steel · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The Butler's Child is the personal story of a Warner Brothers family grandson who spent more than fifty years as a fighting, no holds barred civil rights lawyer. Lewis M. Steel explores why he, a privileged white man, devoted his life to seeking racial progress in often uncomprehending...
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A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution

Jennifer A Doudna · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A trailblazing biologist grapples with her role in the biggest scientific discovery of our era: a cheap, easy way of rewriting genetic code, with nearly limitless promise and peril. Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use....
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Help Your Kids with Study Skills

Carol Vorderman · DK Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Help Your Kids with Study Skills is a unique step-by-step visual guide with invaluable advice on how to support your child's classwork, homework, and revision, with effective study methods that suit a range of learning styles for the third grade level and beyond.From exploring your child's...
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Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science

Richard Saferstein · Pearson
Pages: 551
Format: Paperback

For introductory courses in Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation A clear introduction to the technology of the modern crime laboratory for non-scientists Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, Twelfth Edition, uses clear writing, case stories, and modern...
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Make: Electronics

Charles Platt · Make; 1st edition
Format: Paperback

"This is teaching at its best!"--Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 timer (the world's most successful integrated circuit), and author of Much Ado About Almost Nothing: Man's Encounter with the Electron (Booklocker.com)"A fabulous book: well written, well paced,...
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Common Core Standards For Parents For Dummies

Jared Myracle · For Dummies; 1 edition
Format: Print book

A parents guide to understanding the Common Core educational standards Designed to ensure a similar level of job and college preparedness for students from all backgrounds and regions the Common Core standards have been adopted in states from coast to coast These new common standards are designed...
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Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, 6th Edition

Stan Gibilisco · Mcgraw-Hill Education
Pages: 800
Format: Print book

Learn electricity and electronics fundamentals and applications -- all without taking a formal course This fully updated guide offers practical, easy-to-follow instruction on electricity and electronics. Written by a pair of experienced instructors, Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics,...
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The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing, Seventh Edition

Bill Phillips · McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 672
Format: Print book

The most current and comprehensive resource available on locksmithing - fully updated to reflect the latest technologiesThe Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing, Seventh Edition, offers complete, up-to-date information on locks and keys -- from old-fashioned designs to modern electromagnetic...
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Coal Camps of Sweetwater County

Karen Spence McLean · Arcadia Publishing
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

In the early to mid-1900s, the coal camps of Reliance, Dines, Winton, and Stansbury emerged from the hillsides and desert in southwestern Wyoming due to the increased need for coal. The miners and their families who came to these coal camps were a true melting pot, bringing with them different...
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The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World

Sharon Weinberger · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

The definitive history of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency--the most authoritative account we have of the Pentagon agency that has quietly shaped war and technology for nearly sixty years. Founded in 1958 in response to the launch of Sputnik, DARPA has been responsible for countless...
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Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer

Jerry L. Ross · Purdue University Press
Format: Paperback

From the age of ten looking up at the stars Jerry Ross knew that he wanted to journey into space This autobiography tells the story of how he came not only to achieve that goal but to become the most-launched astronaut in history as well as a NASA veteran whose career spanned the entire...
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