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Giving: Purpose Is the New Currency

Alexandre Mars · HarperOne
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Dubbed "the little French Bill Gates" in his native country, Alexandre Mars quit the startups that made him rich, transforming himself from entrepreneur to philanthropist. Determined to become a responsible and effective giver, Mars traveled around the world, asking two very simple...
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Hungover: The Morning After and One Man's Quest for the Cure

Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall · Penguin Books
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

One intrepid reporter's quest to learn everything there is to know about hangovers, trying all of the cures he can find and explaining how (and if) they work, all so rest of us don't have toWe've all been there. One minute you're fast asleep, and in the next you're...
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End of the Megafauna: The Fate of the World's Hugest, Fiercest, and Strangest Animals

R D E MacPhee · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating lives and puzzling demise of some of the largest animals on earth.Until a few thousand years ago, creatures that could have been from a sci-fi thriller -- including gorilla-sized lemurs, 500-pound birds, and crocodiles that weighed a ton or more -- roamed the earth. These...
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Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia's History

Sunil S. Amrith · Basic Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From a MacArthur "Genius," a bold new perspective on the history of Asia, highlighting the long quest to tame its watersAsia's history has been shaped by her waters. In Unruly Waters, historian Sunil Amrith reimagines Asia's history through the stories of its rains, rivers,...
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Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt

Chris Naunton · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

An exciting archeological exploration of ancient Egypt that examines the potential for discovering the remaining "lost" tombs of the pharaohs. Tombs, mummies, and funerary items make up a significant portion of the archeological remains that survive ancient Egypt and have come...
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Babel: Around the World in Twenty Languages

GASTON DORREN · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

English is the world language, except that most of the world doesn't speak it -- only one in five people does. Dorren calculates that to speak fluently with half of the world's 7.4 billion people in their mother tongues, you would need to know no fewer than twenty languages. He sets out to explore...
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Dreaming in Turtle: A Journey Through the Passion, Profit, and Peril of Our Most Coveted Prehistoric Creatures

Peter Laufer · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating exploration into the world of turtles across the globe; Laufer charts the lore, love, and peril to a beloved species.Dreaming in Turtle is a compelling story of a stalwart animal prized from prehistory through to today -- an animal threatened by human greed, pragmatism, and rationalization....
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In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World

Lauren E. Oakes · Basic Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The surprisingly hopeful story of one woman's search for resiliency in a warming worldSeveral years ago, ecologist Lauren E. Oakes set out from California for Alaska's old-growth forests to hunt for a dying tree: the yellow-cedar. With climate change as the culprit, the death of this...
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The Savage Frontier: The Pyrenees in History and the Imagination

Matthew Carr · The New Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping historical travelogue of the contentious border of France and Spain, in the great tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Jan Morris With the Catalonia crisis making international headlines, the unique cultural and geographic region bordering Spain and France has once again moved to the center...
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King of the Dinosaur Hunters: The Life of John Bell Hatcher and the Discoveries that Shaped Paleontology

Lowell Dingus · Pegasus Books
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

The story of the extraordinary adventures behind the man who has discovered some of the amazing wonders of natural history.Every year millions of museum visitors marvel at the skeletons of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures discovered by John Bell Hatcher. The life of the "King...
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