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Lamarck's Revenge: How Epigenetics Is Revolutionizing Our Understanding of Evolution's Past and Present

Peter D Ward · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Epigenetics upends natural selection and genetic mutation as the sole engines of evolution, and offers startling insights into our future heritable traits. In the 1700s, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck first described epigenetics to explain the inheritance of acquired characteristics; however, his theory...
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Insight Guides: Pocket Sweden

Insight Guides · Insight Guides
Pages: 364
Format: Print book

Discover Sweden, a wonderful place surrounded by tall mountains, rich folklore and cool design. Be inspired by this new edition of Insight Guide Sweden, a comprehensive full-colour guide to this breathtaking country whose cuisine has taken the world by storm.Be inspired by our Best of Sweden...
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Brief Answers to the Big Questions

STEPHEN HAWKING · Bantam
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant and page-turning posthumous work.Why are we here? Will we survive? Will technology save us? How can we thrive?Stephen...
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Back Roads Italy

Dk Publishing. · Dk Publishing
Pages: 264
Format: Print book

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Back Roads Italy will take you on scenic routes to discover charming villages, local restaurants, and intimate places to stay.Unearth the real soul of this magical region with all the practical information you could need, from road conditions and length of drives...
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The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai

Ha Jin · Pantheon
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the National Book Award-winning author of Waiting: a narratively driven, deeply human biography of the 8th century poet, Li Bai--also known as Li Po--one of the most beloved poets ever to emerge from China.With the instincts of a master novelist, Ha Jin draws on a wide range of historical...
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The Lesser Evil: The Diaries of Victor Klemperer 1945-59

Victor Klemperer · Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pages: 637
Format: Print book

This final volume of Victor Klemperer's diaries opens in 1945. After the horrors of the war, Victor and Eva's return to their Dresden home seems like a fairytale. Victor tries to resume his distinguished academic career and joins East Germany's Communist Party. In 1951, Eva dies;...
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In Search of Israel: The History of an Idea

Michael Brenner · Princeton University Press
Pages: 392
Format: Hardcover

A major new history of the century-long debate over what a Jewish state should beMany Zionists who advocated the creation of a Jewish state envisioned a nation like any other. Yet for Israel's founders, the state that emerged against all odds in 1948 was anything but ordinary. Born from...
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How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays

ALEXANDER CHEE · Mariner Books
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

From the author of The Queen of the Night, an essay collection exploring his education as a man, writer, and activist - and how we form our identities in life and in art. As a novelist, Alexander Chee has been described as "masterful" by Roxane Gay, "incomparable" by Junot...
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Frommer's EasyGuide to London 2019

Jason Cochran · FrommerMedia
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

This is London advice the way a friend would give it to you: fiercely opinionated, funny, and brimming not only with advice about what to see and do, but also what's not worth your time. Whether you want to see Big Ben or the Harry Potter studios, Trafalgar Square or the V&A, London...
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World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 1,073 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Unesco · Firefly Books
Pages: 960
Format: Paperback

Updated to include two years of changes in the World Heritage Sites list. World Heritage Sites are designated by UNESCO which judges them under strict criteria with a view to the aim that they reflect the world's cultural and natural diversity and are of outstanding universal value....
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The Only Girl: My Life and Times on the Masthead of Rolling Stone

ROBIN GREEN · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A raucous and vividly dishy memoir by the only woman writer on the masthead of Rolling Stone Magazine in the early Seventies.In 1971, Robin Green had an interview with Jann Wenner at the offices Rolling Stone magazine. She had just moved to Berkeley, California, a city that promised "Good...
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Malawi

Philip Briggs · Bradt Travel Guides Ltd. ; Guilford
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Bradt's Malawi by Africa expert Philip Briggs isthe only standalone practical guide to 'Africa's best kept secret' and offersdetailed, comprehensive information to suit the needs of every wanderer. This fullyrevised and updated 7th edition offers extensive practical information,...
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Berlin

Dorling Kindersley Inc. · Dk Publishing
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Berlin is your in-depth guide to the very best of Berlin.Experience the greatest of all this city has to offer, from its remarkable Pergamon Museum and historic Berlin Wall to its energetic contemporary arts scene and legendary nonstop nightlife.Discover DK Eyewitness...
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