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The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human
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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Destination Friendship
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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The Face of Britain: A History of the Nation Through Its Portraits
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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The Old Farmer's Almanac 2017: Special Anniversary Edition
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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How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight
How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight

Julian Guthrie · Penguin Books
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

The historic race that reawakened the promise of manned spaceflight Alone in a Spartan black cockpit, test pilot Mike Melvill rocketed toward space. He had eighty seconds to exceed the speed of sound and begin the climb to a target no civilian pilot had ever reached. He might not make it back...
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Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work
Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work

Steven Kotler · Dey Street Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

It's the biggest revolution you've never heard of, and it's hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned...
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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars
Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Nathalia Holt · Back Bay Books Little Brn
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

"The stories in Rise of the Rocket Girls are fun, intense, and endearing, and they give a new perspective on the rise of the space age....We highly recommend reading it." --Popular ScienceIn the 1940s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians,...
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Bridge to Brilliance : How One Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World
Bridge to Brilliance : How One Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World

Nadia Lopez · Viking
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

"The story of Mott Hall Bridges Academy is the story of American education. Nadia Lopez . . . must be a principal, a mentor, and sometimes a mother. I hope that you're as impressed by her dedication to these kids as I've been." - Brandon Stanton, #1 New York Times bestselling...
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Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds
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 Legal Answer Book for Families.
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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The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World
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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Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong
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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Wernick's Guide to U.S. Immigration and Citizenship
Wernick's Guide to U.S. Immigration and Citizenship

Allan Wernick · Astor + Blue Editions; Updated edition
Format: Print book

Its like hiring your very own immigration lawyer but without the hourly fees. Obtaining your green card, visa, or citizenship can be a time-consuming, challenging, and stressful process. And for decades, nationally renowned Immigration Attorney Allan Wernick has been assisting individuals...
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You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn
You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn

Wendy Lesser · Farrar
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

The first biography of the iconic American architect that delves fully into his life and workBorn to a Jewish family in Estonia in 1901 and brought to America in 1906, the architect Louis Kahn grew up in poverty in Philadelphia; by the time of his death in 1974, he was widely recognized...
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