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The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human

Adam Piore · Ecco
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

For millennia, humans have tried - and often failed - to master nature and transcend our limits. But this has started to change. The new scientific frontier is the human body: the greatest engineers of our generation have turned their sights inward, and their work is beginning to revolutionize...
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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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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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Careers in Law, Criminal Justice & Emergency Services

Michael Ph.D. Shally-Jensen · Salem Press
Format: Hardcover

Written for high school and undergraduate students, this series will help students explore their futures, and set goals in these exciting fields. This title examines 20 occupations in law and criminology. Careers covered in the text include Courts Court Administration Judge Attorney Law Enforcement...
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The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World

Sharon Weinberger · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

The definitive history of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency--the most authoritative account we have of the Pentagon agency that has quietly shaped war and technology for nearly sixty years. Founded in 1958 in response to the launch of Sputnik, DARPA has been responsible for countless...
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The Old Farmer's Almanac 2017: Special Anniversary Edition

Old Farmer'S Almanac. · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

What is 225 years old yet always of the moment? The Old Farmer's Almanac! America's oldest continuously published periodical, beloved by generations for being "useful, with a pleasant degree of humor," celebrates its unique history with a special edition and more readers...
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Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots

John Markoff · ECCO
Pages: 378
Format: Print book

As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society - on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health - Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John Markoff searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these machines...
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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: Print book

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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Organic: A Journalist's Quest to Discover the Truth behind Food Labeling

Peter Laufer · Lyons Pr
Pages: 275
Format: Print book

Part food narrative, part investigation, part adventure story, Organic is an eye-opening and entertaining look into the anything goes world behind the organic label. It is also a wakeup call about the dubious origins of food labeled organic. After eating some suspect organic walnuts that...
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Destination Friendship

Mary Benton · AAPC
Pages: 321
Format: Paperback

Written by a team of two special educators, a speech-language pathologist, and an occupational therapist, Destination Friendship provides easy-to-use, research-based strategies and activities that support the development of friendship skills in children with ASD within an active and fun learning...
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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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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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Butchering Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb, Goat, and Pork: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering

Adam Danforth · Storey Publishing, LLC; Com edition
Format: Hardcover

Using detailed, step-by-step photography of every stage of the process, Adam Danforth shows you exactly how to humanely slaughter and butcher chickens and other poultry, rabbits, sheep, pigs, and goats. From creating the right pre-slaughter conditions to killing, skinning, keeping cold,...
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On Your Case: A Comprehensive, Compassionate

Lisa Green · William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

Television legal analyst and attorney Lisa Green offers something new: a witty, direct and empowering legal guide for women, filled with accessible information they can employ to understand and respond to common legal issues throughout their lives, from dating, marriage, and kids to jobs,...
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The Legal Answer Book for Families.

Emily Doskow · NOLO
Pages: 388
Format: Paperback

The quick legal reference for every family. Here, in plain English, are answers to the everyday legal questions that nearly everyone encounters at one time or another. Written by family law experts, this book covers hundreds of legal issues, including: Couples: Marriage requirements,...
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