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Skeleton Keys: The Secret Life of Bone

Brian Switek · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Our bones have many stories to tell, if you know how to listen.

Bone is a marvel, an adaptable and resilient building material developed over 500 million years of evolutionary history. It gives our bodies their shapes and the ability to move. It grows and changes with us, an undeniable...
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Gotti's Boys: The Mafia Crew That Killed for John Gotti

Anthony M. DeStefano · Citadel
Pages: 356
Format: Hardcover

Meet the men who murdered for the mob - and made John Gotti the most powerful and deadly crime boss in America . . . They called him the "Teflon Don." But in his short reign as the head of the Gambino crime family, John Gotti wracked up a lifetime of charges from gambling, extortion,...
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In the World: From the Big House to Hollywood

Richard Stratton · Arcade
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

The Hollywood Ending of an Adrenaline-Filled and, By Turns, Harrowing and Funny Odyssey of Crime and Redemption in America's War on DrugsSmuggler's Blues, the first book in Richard Stratton's memoir of his criminal career, detailed his years as a kingpin in the Hippie Mafia....
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The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning

Marcelo Gleiser · Basic Books; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Do all questions have answers? How much can we know about the world? Is there such a thing as an ultimate truth? To be human is to want to know, but what we are able to observe is only a tiny portion of whats out there. In The Island of Knowledge, physicist Marcelo Gleiser traces our search...
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Silencing the Bomb: One Scientist's Quest to Halt Nuclear Testing

L R Sykes · Columbia University Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In December 2016, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moved their iconic "Doomsday Clock" thirty seconds forward to two and a half minutes to midnight, the latest it has been set since 1952, the year of the first United States hydrogen bomb test. But a group of scientists -- geologists,...
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A Field Guide to Animal Tracks

Olaus Murie · Houghton Mifflin Co; 2 edition
Format: Hardcover

Peterson FlashGuides are the most compact and convenient field guides ever made. Unfolding in a flash, they show at a glance all the most common wildlife and plant life of a particular type or a particular region, and they employ the famous Peterson Identification System to pinpoint the key differences...
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Charles Darwin: Destroyer of Myths

Andrew Norman · Skyhorse Publishing
Format: eBook

Charles Darwin did not deliberately set out to be the “destroyer of mythical beliefs,” some of which, in his early days as a young Christian, he had previously espoused. He was a modest man who liked to avoid controversy of any kind, yet paradoxically, he was to be the cause...
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The Sea Inside

Philip Hoare · Random House Inc
Pages: 374
Format: Hardcover

A yearlong adventure through the world's oceans with Philip Hoare, the award-winning author of The WhaleIn colorful prose and lively line drawings, Hoare sets out to rediscover the sea and its islands, birds, and beasts. Starting at his home on the shores of Britain's Southampton...
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Field guide to seashells of the world

Gert Lindner · Van Nostrand Reinhold
Pages: 271
Format: Book

This is an identification guide, intended for use by those interested in beautiful marine mollusc shells. It contains essential information for naturalists and collectors in this field.
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Australia: The Four Billion Year Journey of a Continent

Reg Morrison · Facts on File
Pages: 334
Format: Hardcover

Looks at the evolution and natural history of Australia
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My Gentle Barn: Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope

Ellie Laks · Harmony Books
Pages: 268
Format: Hardcover

"My Gentle Barn is a wonderful book. You'll love Ellie Laks and the animals she rescued--and who rescued her back." -Sy Montgomery, The Good Good PigFounder Ellie Laks started The Gentle Barn after adopting a sick goat from a run-down petting zoo in 1999. Some two hundred...
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Practice Makes Perfect Algebra I Review and Workbook, Second Edition

Carolyn C Wheater · McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 203
Format: Paperback

The winning equation for success in algebra is practice, practice, practice!This book will help you develop skills in algebra. Inside are numerous lessons to help you better understand the subject. These lessons are accompanied by hundreds of exercises to practice what you've learned,...
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The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy

Paige Williams · Hachette Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

New Yorker magazine staff writer Paige Williams delves into the riveting and perilous world of fossil collectors in this "tremendous" (David Grann) true tale of one Florida man's attempt to sell a dinosaur skeleton from Mongolia--a "beautifully written story steeped...
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