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The Face of Britain: A History of the Nation Through Its Portraits

Simon Schama · Oxford University Press
Pages: 632
Format: Print book

Author of a number of celebrated works, including the bestselling The Story of the Jews and Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution, Simon Schama's latest book fuses history and art to create a tour de force of narrative sweep and illuminating insight. Using images from works-paintings,...
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Eyes to the Wind: A Memoir of Love and Death, Hope and Resistance

Ady Barkan · Atria Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In this inspirational and moving memoir - reminiscent of When Breath Becomes Air and The Bright Hour - activist Ady Barkan explores his life with ALS and how his diagnosis gave him a profound new understanding of his commitment to social justice for all.

Ady Barkan...
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The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth

MICHIO KAKU · Doubleday
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The #1 bestselling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies.

Formerly the domain of fiction, moving...
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McGraw-Hill Education Firefighter Exam, 2nd Edition

Ronald Spadafora · McGraw-Hill; 2 edition
Format: Print book

Your up-to-the-minute guide for acing the firefighter exam McGraw-Hill Education: Firefighter Exams offers 7 full-length sample exams (two more exams than previous edition), plus valuable instruction and practice in all the most common question types--all designed to reflect today's...
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Apollo's Legacy: Perspectives on the Moon Landings

Roger D. Launius · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon.

President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should land a man on the Moon by 1970....
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The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Inventions: Discover the True Stories Behind the World's 64 Most Overlooked Innovations

Laura Hetherington · Whalen Book Works
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Inventions uncovers the fascinating, humorous, and often unbelievable origins behind the world's most overlooked innovations!

Nobody knows the backstories behind our most taken-for-granted inventions, like credit cards, egg cartons, windshield...
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Know My Name

Emily Doe · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The riveting, powerful memoir of the woman whose letter to Brock Turner gave voice to millions of survivors
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Hold Fast to Dreams: A College Guidance Counselor, His Students, and the Vision of a Life Beyond Poverty

Beth Zasloff · The New Press, 2014. ©2014
Pages: 306
Format: Hardcover

Since Joshua Steckel began work at a Brooklyn public high school as its first-ever college guidance counselor, every one of the hundreds of graduates he has counseled has been accepted to college, many to top-flight schools with all expenses paid. But getting in is only one small part of the drama...
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Why Knowledge Matters: Rescuing Our Children from Failed Educational Theories

E D Hirsch · Harvard Education Press
Pages: 270
Format: Print book

In Why Knowledge Matters, influential scholar E. D. Hirsch, Jr., addresses critical issues in contemporary education reform and shows how cherished truisms about education and child development have led to unintended and negative consequences. Hirsch, author of The Knowledge Deficit,...
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Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

Alan Stern · Picador
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The up close, inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time, New Horizons' mission to Pluto, as shared with David Grinspoon by mission leader Alan Stern and other key players.

On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than 3 billion miles from Earth,...

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Make: The Maker's Manual: A Practical Guide to the New Industrial Revolution

Paolo Aliverti · Maker Media, Inc; 1 edition
Format: Print book

The Maker's Manual is a practical and comprehensive guide to becoming a hero of the new industrial revolution. It features dozens of color images, techniques to transform your ideas into physical projects, and must-have skills like electronics prototyping, 3d printing, and programming....
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She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement

Jodi Kantor · Penguin Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the Pulitzer-prize winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse for the New York Times, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement

On October 5, 2017,...
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Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet

Leonard David · National Geographic Soc
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The next frontier in space exploration is Mars, the red planet and human habitation of Mars isn t much farther off. In October 2015, NASA declared Mars an achievable goal; that same season, Ridley Scott and Matt Damon s"The Martian"drew crowds into theaters, signaled by its nearly...
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