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Protecting the Planet: Environmental Champions from Conservation to Climate Change

Budd Titlow · Prometheus Books
Pages: 587
Format: Hardcover

Climate change is often associated with predictions of dire calamities. But in the past, heroic individuals have stepped forward to meet even the most ominous ecological challenges. This book tells an inspirational story--a story both of pioneering environmentalists who raised our collective...
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Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education

Ken Robinson · Viking
Format: Hardcover

A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by Ken Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element Ken Robinson is one of the world's most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most...
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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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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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Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt

Beth Akers · Princeton University Pres
Pages: 200
Format: Print book

College tuition and student debt levels have been rising at an alarming pace for at least two decades. These trends, coupled with an economy weakened by a major recession, have raised serious questions about whether we are headed for a major crisis, with borrowers defaulting on their loans...
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Africa 2015-2016

Francis Wiafe-Amoako · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; Fiftieth Edition edition
Format: Paperback

The World Today Series: Africa provides students with vital information on all countries on the African continent through a thorough and expert overview of political and economic histories, current events, and emerging trends. Each country is examined through the following sections: Basic...
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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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How Parents Can Help Kids Improve Test Scores: Taking the Stakes Out of Literacy Testing

Steven Schneider · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 2nd Edition edition
Format: Paperback

Steven Schneider's newly revised second edition of How Parents Can Help Kids Improve Test Scores: Taking the Stakes Out of Literacy Testing highlights the most recent literacy initiatives in America since the federal act of No Child Left Behind. His book has been redesigned to further...
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Earth in Human Hands: The Rise of Terra Sapiens and Hope for Our Planet

David Grinspoon · Grand Central Pub
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

For the first time in Earth's history, one species--humans--is knowingly altering our planet's evolution, exerting increasing influence and attempting stewardship. How we handle this juncture may very well determine the fate not just of our species, but of life, and the planet. Without...
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Protecting Your Assets from Probate and Long-Term Care: Don't Let the System Bankrupt You and Your Loved Ones

Evan H Farr · Allworth Press
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

Have you ever considered the advantages of creating a living trust? Avoiding probate through the use of living trusts is a well-known solution, but author Evan H. Farr takes this issue one step further. In Protecting Your Assets from Probate and Long-Term Care, Farr explains the need to consider...
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Science and the City: The Mechanics Behind the Metropolis

Laurie Winkless · Bloomsbury SIGMA
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Science is secretly at work behind the scenes of major cities of the world and will continue to be so. Technological advances in fields as diverse as quantum mechanics, electronics, and nanotechnology are proving increasingly important to city life, and the urban world will turn to science...
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A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution

Jennifer A Doudna · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A trailblazing biologist grapples with her role in the biggest scientific discovery of our era: a cheap, easy way of rewriting genetic code, with nearly limitless promise and peril. Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use....
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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 approach, contending that the pursuit...
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Women and Leadership

Deborah L. Rhode · Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

For most of recorded history, men have held nearly all of the most powerful leadership positions. Today, although women occupy an increasing percentage of leadership positions, in America they hold less than a fifth of positions in both the public and private sectors. The United States...
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How to Prepare for the GED® Test

Christopher Sharpe · Barron's Educational Series; Pap/Cdr edition
Format: Paperback

The 2014 GED exam has been revised extensively to reflect the world we live in today. The most noticeable change is that the test is now computer based--a transition that requires test-takers to have strong typing and computer skills. The new exam covers additional topics in the Math and Science...
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