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Brown V. Board of Education

Diane Telgen · Omnigraphics
Pages: 246
Format: Hardcover

Provides a narrative of the events leading from slavery to segregation, the organizations that sought parity in education, the road to the Supreme Court, the crises that resulted, and the legacy of the 1954 decision.
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Breaking Through: Using Educational Technology for Children with Special Needs

Barbara Albers Hill · Square One Publishers
Pages: 143
Format: Paperback

While one-on-one therapy is certainly beneficial, for some children, the process of developing social skills, manual dexterity, and educational competency presents much more of a challenge. Fortunately, the introduction of new and easy-to-use technological devices has created a quiet revolution...
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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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U.S. Immigration Made Easy

Ilona Bray J.D. · NOLO
Pages: 688
Format: Print book

Many people have misconceptions about the complex tangle that is U.S. immigration law. Even a prospective immigrant with simple questions about who is eligible to come to the U.S. on a permanent or temporary basis will find the rules hard to interpret, and even harder to act upon. U.S....
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Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew

Michael Leinbach · Arcade Publishing
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Mike Leinbach was the launch director of the space shuttle program when Columbia disintegrated on reentry before a nation's eyes on February 1, 2003. And it would be Mike Leinbach who would be a key leader in the search and recovery effort as NASA, FEMA, the FBI, the US Forest Service,...
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The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

Nicholas Carr · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In The Glass Cage, best-selling author Nicholas Carr digs behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure and reveals something we already...
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A Beginner's Guide to 3D Printing: 14 Simple Toy Designs to Get You Started

Mike Rigsby · Chicago Review Press
Format: Book

3D printers have revolutionized the worlds of manufacturing, design, and art. But how does a person with little or no computer design experience create an object to print? The best way to learn is through hands-on experience. Professional engineer Mike Rigsby leads readers step-by-step...
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Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

Steven Johnson · Riverhead Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the New York Times-bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From, a look at the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes a long-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit...
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Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions

Shae Irving · Nolo
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

Everything you wanted to know about the law, but couldn't afford to ask. How do I get a collection agency to stop harassing me? What are the pros and cons of the different types of adoption? Do I need a copyright for my YouTube videos? What are my rights when it comes to a noisy neighbor?...
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Her Body, Our Laws: On the Front Lines of the Abortion War, from El Salvador to Oklahoma

Michelle Oberman · Beacon Press
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

With stories from the front lines, a legal scholar journeys through distinct legal climates to understand precisely why and how the war over abortion is being fought.Drawing on her years of research in El Salvador - the only country to ban abortion without exception - legal scholar Michelle...
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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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Lesson Plan: An Agenda for Change in American Higher Education

William G Bowen · Princeton University Press
Pages: 184
Format: Print book

American higher education faces some serious problems--but they are not the ones most people think. In this brief and accessible book, two leading experts show that many so-called crises--from the idea that typical students are drowning in debt to the belief that tuition increases are being...
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Electronics All-in-One For Dummies

Doug Lowe · For Dummies
Pages: 864
Format: Print book

A comprehensive collection of 8 books in 1 offering electronics guidance that can't be found anywhere else! If you know a breadboard from a breadbox but want to take your hobby electronics skills to the next level, this is the only reference you need. Electronics All-in-One For Dummies...
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Follow Your Interests to Find the Right College

Janet Marthers · Wheatmark
Pages: 421
Format: Print book

Follow Your Interests to Find the Right College is a different sort of college guide -- one that helps students and their families better understand the vast amount of options available for college based on a student's interests. Topics in this comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide include,...
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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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