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A School of Our Own: The Story of the First Student-Run High School and a New Vision for American Education

Sam Levin · New Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

A School of Our Own tells the remarkable story of the Independent Project, the first student-run high school in America. Founder Samuel Levin, a high school junior who had already achieved international fame for creating Project Sprout - the first farm-to-school lunch program in the United...
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Get the Most Out of Retirement: Checklist for Happiness, Health, Purpose, and Financial Security

Sally Balch Hurme · American Bar Association
Pages: 294
Format: Paperback

How to Get the Most Out of Your Retirement. Whether you're planning for or already living in retirement, there's a lot that goes into making the most of every day. From crafting a budget and managing your money to last a lifetime to simplifying your life so you can really focus on what...
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Quick & Legal Will Book

Denis Clifford · NOLO
Pages: 204
Format: Paperback

Make your own legal will, quickly & easily! If you want to create a will without the trouble, the Quick & Legal Will Book is the simplest and fastest way to reach your goal. Get the forms and step-by-step instructions to make a basic will that meets your needs with this all-in-one...
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Beyond Human: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Extending Our Lives

Eve Herold · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Never before in the history of medicine has mankind faced such hope and peril as those of us poised to embrace the radical medical technologies of today. Beyond Human examines the medical technologies taking shape at the nexus of computing, microelectronics, engineering, nanotechnology,...
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Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court

Ralph Warner · Nolo
Pages: 424
Format: Paperback

Successfully present and win your small claims court case. Thorough preparation for your day in small claims court can make the difference between writing a check and receiving one, so get the only guide to small claims court that provides tips by former judges. Everybody's Guide...
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Chasing the Demon: A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It

DAN HAMPTON · William Morrow
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot chronicles another thrilling chapter in American aviation history: the race to break the sound barrier.In the aftermath of World War II, the United States accelerated the development of technologies that would give it an advantage over...
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Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Sarah Scoles · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

For anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered, "Are we alone?" A brilliant examination of the science behind the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and its pioneer, Jill Tarter, the inspiration for the main character in Carl Sagan's Contact. Jill Tarter...
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Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon

JEFFREY KLUGER · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumphIn August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three...
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Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong

Robert Bryce · PublicAffairs
Pages: 371
Format: Hardcover

In the face of today's environmental and economic challenges, doomsayers preach that the only way to stave off disaster is for humans to reverse course: to de-industrialize, re-localize, ban the use of modern energy sources, and forswear prosperity. But in this provocative and optimistic...
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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, a small...
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Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference

Richard Stim Attorney · NOLO
Pages: 600
Format: Paperback

A plain-English guide to intellectual property law Whether you are in the world of business or creative arts, you need to understand the laws that govern your work. But given the convoluted terminology that surrounds patents, copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights,...
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Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

Mary Roach · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 285
Format: Print book

A New York Times / National Bestseller "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war.Grunt tackles the science behind...
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Craft Beer for the Homebrewer: Recipes from America's Top Brewmasters

Michael Agnew · Motorbooks Intl
Pages: 159
Format: Hardcover

As the craft beer craze continues to sweep the nation, more and more people are deciding to try their hand at creating their own perfect brew. In Craft Beer for the Homebrewer, beer writer and certified cicerone (think sommelier for beer) Michael Agnew merges the passions of consumption...
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Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds

Greg Milner · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Pinpoint tells the story of GPS, a scientific marvel that enables almost all modern technology -- but is changing us in profound ways.Over the last fifty years, humanity has developed an extraordinary shared utility: the Global Positioning System. Even as it guides us across town, GPS helps...
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The Sagrada Familia: The Astonishing Story of Gaudí's Unfinished Masterpiece

GIJS VAN HENSBERGEN · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A definitive and illuminating biography of one of the most famous--and most famously unfinished--buildings in the world, the Sagrada Familia of Barcelona.Antoni Gaudí's masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, epitomizes the architect's quixotic ambition, his religious devotion, and the sensuous...
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