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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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The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company

Robert Iger · Random House
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A grand vision defined: The CEO of Disney, one of Time's most influential people of 2019, shares the ideas and values he embraced to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world and inspire the people who bring the magic to life.

Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt...
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Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition

P. Carl · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

"A memoir that is jolting, honest, passionate, and beautifully written" (Claudia Rankine) , Becoming a Man explores one man's gender transition amid a pivotal political moment in America. Becoming a Man is the striking memoir of P. Carl's journey to become the man he always...
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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death

Caitlin Doughty · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller

Best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition.

Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. The best questions come from kids....

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Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

Steven Johnson · Riverhead Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the New York Times-bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From, a look at the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained.

This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes a long-zoom...
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Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have

Tatiana Schlossberg · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From former New York Times Science writer Tatiana Schlossberg comes Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have, a fascinating and unexpectedly entertaining look at the way climate change and environmental pollution are intimately involved in our everyday...
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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...
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River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey

Helen Prejean · Random House
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In this revelatory, intimate memoir from the author of Dead Man Walking, the nation's foremost leader in efforts to abolish the death penalty shares the story of her growth as a spiritual leader, speaks out about the challenges of the Catholic Church, and shows that joy and religion...
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The Crime Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Dorling Kindersley, Inc. · DK
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

An essential guide to criminology, exploring the most infamous cases of all time, from serial killers to mob hits to war crimes and more.

From Jack the Ripper to Jeffrey Dahmer, The Crime Book is a complete study of international true crime history that unpacks the shocking...

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Defying Reality: The Inside Story of the Virtual Reality Revolution

David M Ewalt · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating exploration of the history, development, and future of virtual reality, a technology with world-changing potential, written by award-winning journalist and author David Ewalt, stemming from his 2015 Forbes cover story about the Oculus Rift and its creator Palmer Luckey.

You've...
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All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon's Perspective on Climate Change

Michael Klare · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

All Hell Breaking Loose is an eye-opening examination of climate change from the perspective of the U.S. military.

The Pentagon, unsentimental and politically conservative, might not seem likely to be worried about climate change -- still linked, for many people, with polar...

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Kitchen Creamery: Making Yogurt, Butter & Cheese at Home

Louella Hill · Chronicle Books,
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

As the DIY movement continues to gain momentum, it's no wonder home cheesemaking is the next hot topic. And from cheesemaking authority and teacher Louella Hill comes an education so timely and inspiring that every cheese lover and cheesemonger, from novice to professional, will have...
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What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know

E D Jr Hirsch · Bantam
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

Grade by grade, these groundbreaking and successful books provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of a good education for first to sixth graders. B & W photographs, linecuts, and maps throughout; two-color printing. "From the Trade Paperback edition."
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Parents Matter: Supporting Your Child with Math in Grades K-8

Regina M Mistretta · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

Parents are social factors in children's lives that can positively influence math achievement; and one does not need a degree in math to provide support! What one needs is a guidebook filled with good questions to pose, tips for supporting math thinking and general attitudes about math,...
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Reading behind Bars: A Memoir of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian

Jill Grunenwald · Skyhorse
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

In December 2008, twentysomething Jill Grunenwald graduated with her master's degree in library science, ready to start living her dream of becoming a librarian. But the economy had a different idea. As the Great Recession reared its ugly head, jobs were scarce. After some searching, however,...
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