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The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties

Christopher Caldwell - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

A major American intellectual makes the historical case that the reforms of the 1960s, reforms intended to make the nation more just and humane, instead left many Americans feeling alienated, despised, misled - and ready to put an adventurer in the White House.Christopher Caldwell has spent...
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Bacteria: The Benign, the Bad, and the Beautiful

Trudy M. Wassenaar - Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

A comprehensive, reader-friendly introduction to the world of bacteriaWhen most people hear the word "bacteria" they think of food poisoning; infections; and acute, debilitating, or fatal diseases. Yet, while E. coli, strep, and other bacterial pathogens certainly cause their...

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The Engineering Book: From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering

Marshall Brain - Sterling
Format: Hardcover

Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problems - and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the catapult to the jet engine. Marshall Brain, creator of the How Stuff Works series and a professor at the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at NCSU,...
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The Order of Time

Carlo Rovelli - Riverhead Books
Format: Book

From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a concise, elegant exploration of time.Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli...

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Space Oddities: Forgotten Stories of Mankind's Exploration of Space

Joe Cuhaj - Prometheus
Format: Hardcover

Nothing captivates the human imagination like the vast unknowns of space. Ancient petroglyphs present renderings of the heavens, proof that we have been gazing up at the stars with wonder for thousands of years. Since then, mankind has systematically expanded our cosmic possibilities. What...
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The Smart Guide to the Solar System

Philip Seldon - Smart Guide Publications, Inc.; Second Edition, Second edition edition
Format: Book

The Smart Guide to The Solar System illustrates the relationship between mother Earth, the Sun and the planets. You'll understand the importance of the moon, how we discovered Venus, Pluto and Mars, and what it all means. On Jupiter, you'll meet Galileo's four moons Io, Europa,...
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Why?: What Makes Us Curious

Mario Livio - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio investigates perhaps the most human of all our characteristics - curiosity - as he explores our innate desire to know why.Experiments demonstrate that people are more distracted when they overhear a phone conversation - where they can know only...
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Women Who Love Men Who Kill: 35 True Stories of Prison Passion

Sheila Isenberg - Diversion Books; Updated edition
Format: Paperback

At once disturbing and fascinating, Women Who Love Men Who Kill is a compelling psychological study of prison passion in the new millennium. Through extensive research and interviews with women who seek relationships with convicted killers through snail and e-mail, and through conversations...
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