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Breakfast at Sotheby's: An A-Z of the Art World

Philip Hook · The Overlook Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

When you stand in front of a work of art in a museum or exhibition, the first two questions you normally ask yourself are 1 Do I like it? and 2 Whos it by? When you stand in front of a work of art in an auction room or dealers gallery, you ask these two questions followed by others How much...
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Jane Austen: Four Classic Novels

Jane Austen · Barnes & Noble Inc
Format: Print book

Elegant, sophisticated and full of humour and romance, the novels of Jane Austen have been favourites of readers around the world for more than two centuries. Although set at the turn of the nineteenth century, in the England that she herself knew, Austen's characters espouse values...
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Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works

Elizabeth Green · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A 2014 New York Times Book Review Notable BookWe've all had great teachers who opened new worlds, maybe even changed our lives. What made them so great?Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact. Yet we still don't know what, precisely, makes a teacher great....
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The Monster Movies of Universal Studios

James L. Neibaur · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 228
Format: Hardcover

In 1931 Universal Studios released Dracula starring Bela Lugosi. This box office success was followed by a string of films featuring macabre characters and chilling atmospherics, including Frankenstein, The Mummy, and The Invisible Man. With each new film, Universal established its place...
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If the U Fits: Expert Advice on Finding the Right College and Getting Accepted

Princeton Review · Princeton Review
Pages: 254
Format: Paperback

"... a user-friendly guide packed with tips on how to get the most out of a college environment. No high school collection or college-bound senior should be without [it]." - Midwest Book ReviewTHE PRINCETON REVIEW KNOWS COLLEGES - AND COLLEGEWISE KNOWS HOW TO GET IN.For over twenty...
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Fairy Gardening: Creating Your Own Magical Miniature Garden

Julie Bawden-Davis · Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

Fairy gardens are enjoying an astonishing surge in popularity and now you can begin making your own enchanting miniature landscapes, complete with pint-sized accessories, diminutive plants, and quaint fairy figures. Gardeners Julie Bawden-Davis and Beverly Turner provide you with step-by-step...
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Digging for Richard III: The Search for the Lost King

Mike Pitts · Thames & Hudson; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The story of the archaeology behind the dig that found Richard III, told through a fascinating array of photographs, diagrams, and firsthand accounts In August 2012 a search began and on February 4, 2013 a team from Leicester University delivered its verdict to a mesmerized press room,...
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The Demon's Brood: A History of the Plantagenet Dynasty

Desmond Seward · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A vivid and colorful history of the most dominant royal dynasty in English history, from Richard the Lionheart and Edward the Black Prince to Henry IV and Richard III The Plantagenets reigned over England longer than any other family―from Henry II to Richard III . Four kings were...
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Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey

Nicola Tallis · Pegasus Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

A significant retelling of the often-misunderstood tale of Lady Jane Grey's journey through her trial and execution -- recalling the dangerous plots and web of deadly intrigue in which she became involuntarily tangled, and which ultimately led to a catastrophic conclusion. "Good people,...
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We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement

Andi Zeisler · Public Affairs
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Feminism has sold out, or so argues Andi Zeisler, the founding editor and creative director of Bitch magazine: Today's feminism is a choose-your-own adventure story. Women can choose which aspects of feminist empowerment sound the sexiest, and hype those to the exclusion of more urgent...
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What Philosophy Can Do

Gary Gutting · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A leading American philosopher brings the tools of his trade to contentious contemporary debates.How can we have meaningful debates with political opponents? How can we distinguish reliable science from over-hyped media reports? How can we talk sensibly about God?In What Philosophy Can Do, Gary...
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CAST Exam Secrets Study Guide: CAST Test Review for the Construction and Skilled Trades Exam

CAST Exam Secrets Test Prep Team · Mometrix Media LLC; Stg edition
Pages: 172
Format: Paperback

Includes Practice Test Questions Get the test prep help you need to get the results you deserve. The CAST exam is extremely challenging and thorough test preparation is essential for success. CAST Exam Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass the CAST...
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Champions for Peace: Women Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize

Judith Hicks Stiehm · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; Second Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Only fifteen women have won the Nobel Prize for Peace since it was first awarded in 1901. Hailing from all over the world, some of these women have held graduate degrees, while others barely had access to education. Some began their work young, some late in life. In this compelling book,...
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Cracking the SAT Premium Edition with 6 Practice Tests, 2017

Princeton Review. · Random House
Pages: 880
Format: Print book

The Princeton Review is the fastest growing test-preparation company in the country, with over 60 franchise offices in the nation. Each year, we help more than 2 million students prepare for college, grad school, professional licensing exams, and successful careers.
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Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

JESSICA BRUDER · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory work of in-depth narrative journalism about a new American workforce and a shift away from retirement as we know it.From the beet fields of North Dakota to the wilderness campgrounds of California to an Amazon warehouse in Texas, people who once might have kicked back to enjoy...
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