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Lake of the Ozarks: My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America

Bill Geist · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Before there was "tourism" and souvenir ashtrays became "kitsch," the Lake of the Ozarks was a Shangri-La for middle-class Midwestern families on vacation, complete with man-made beaches, Hillbilly Mini Golf, and feathered rubber tomahawks.

It was there that...
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The Storm of the Century: Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America's Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900

Al Roker · William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

In this gripping narrative history, Al Roker from NBC's Today and the Weather Channel vividly examines the deadliest natural disaster in American history - a haunting and inspiring tale of tragedy, heroism, and resilience that is full of lessons for today's new age of extreme weather.On...
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Hummingbirds

Ronald I. Orenstein · Firefly Books
Pages: 256
Format: Book

A comprehensive natural history of nature's smallest bird species.

The tiny hummingbird has long been a source of fascination for birdwatchers and naturalists alike. They number 300 species and Ronald Orenstein has a passion for all of them.

Hummingbirds are the smallest...

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Bats: A World of Science and Mystery

M. Brock Fenton · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

There are more than 1,300 species of bats - or almost a quarter of the world's mammal species. But before you shrink in fear from these furry "creatures of the night," consider the bat's fundamental role in our ecosystem. A single brown bat can eat several thousand insects...
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Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History

Sam Maggs · Quirk Books
Pages: 238
Format: Print book

A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

You may think you know women's history pretty well. But have you ever heard of. . .

· Alice Ball, the chemist who developed...
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Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever

Bill Gifford · Grand Central Publishing; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

From acclaimed journalist Bill Gifford comes a roaring journey into the world of anti-aging science in search of answers to a universal obsession: what can be done about getting old?SPRING CHICKEN:Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying)SPRING CHICKEN is a full-throttle, high-energy ride through...
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Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece

Michael Benson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the film's release, this is the definitive story of the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey, acclaimed today as one of the greatest films ever made, including the inside account of how director Stanley Kubrick and writer Arthur C. Clarke created...
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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

HANS ROSLING · Flatiron Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.

When asked simple questions about global trends -- what percentage of the world's population live in poverty; why the world's population is increasing; how many...

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Anatomy 101

Kevin Langford · Adams Media
Pages: 287
Format: Print book

An all-in-one guide to the human body! Anatomy 101 offers an exciting look into the inner workings of the human body. Too often, textbooks turn the fascinating systems, processes, and figures of anatomy into tedious discourse that even Leonardo Da Vinci would reject. This easy-to-read guide...
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Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

An exploration of the age-old complicity between skywatchers and warfighters, from the best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.

In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse...

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The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis

Elizabeth Letts · Ballantine Books
Pages: 369
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II

In the chaotic last days of the war, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures...
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How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens

Benedict Carey · Random House
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today - and how we can apply it to our own lives. From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness,...
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Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver

Jill Heinerth · Ecco
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From one of the world's most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth's final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planet

More people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount Everest, and we know more...

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Reactions: An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules, and Change in the Universe

Theodore W Gray · Black Dog & Leventhal
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The long-awaited third installment in Theodore Gray's iconic "Elements" trilogy. The first two titles, Elements and Molecules, have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.

With Reactions bestselling author Theodore Gray continues the journey...
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Last Chance Mustang: The Story of One Horse, One Horseman, and One Final Shot at Redemption

Mitchell Bornstein · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 300
Format: Print book

Last Chance Mustang is the story of Samson, a formerly free-roaming, still wild-at-heart American mustang that was plucked from his mountainous Nevada home and thrown into the domestic horse world where he was brutalized and victimized. After years of abuse, Samson had evolved...

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