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I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street

MATT TAIBBI · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A work of riveting literary journalism that explores the roots and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police - from the bestselling author of The Divide "[A] searing exposé . . . What emerges from the author's superb reporting and vivid writing...
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Stealing History: Art Theft, Looting, and Other Crimes Against our Cultural Heritage

COLLEEN MARGARET CLARKE · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

When compared to terrorism, drugs and violent crimes that occupy the news today art is not considered as important. But, as it turns out, art and cultural crime is currently ranked as the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world. What exactly is art crime? Why does art matter? And what...
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Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects

TEASEL E MUIR-HARMONY · National Geographic
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo missions to the moon, this narrative uses 50 key artifacts from the Smithsonian archives to tell the story of the groundbreaking space exploration program.Bold photographs, fascinating graphics, and engaging stories commemorate the 20th...
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Who Can You Trust?: How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might Drive Us Apart

Rachel Botsman · PublicAffairs
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

If you can't trust those in charge, who can you trust?From government to business, banks to media, trust in institutions is at an all-time low. But this isn't the age of distrust--far from it. In this revolutionary book, world-renowned trust expert Rachel Botsman reveals that we are at the tipping...
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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

Mary Roach · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The author of Stiff and Bonk explores the irresistibly strange universe of space travel and life without gravity. Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what...
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Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science

Carey Gillam · Island Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

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Crimes That Changed Our World: Tragedy, Outrage, and Reform

Paul H Robinson · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 404
Format: Hardcover

Can crime make our world safer? Crimes are the worst of humanity's wrongs but, oddly, they sometimes "trigger" improvement in our lives. Crimes That Changed Our World explores some of the most important trigger cases of the past century, revealing much about how change comes...
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How to Get a Green Card

Ilona Bray · NOLO
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

Immigration is often in the news, but few people understand who is actually able to apply for a U.S. green card. Many who do apply are denied. This book offers a helpful, step-by-step guide to discovering whether you match one of the green card categories available for people with no U.S....
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The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet

Henry Fountain · Crown
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In the bestselling tradition of Erik Larson's Isaac's Storm, The Great Quake is a riveting narrative about the biggest earthquake in North American recorded history -- the 1964 Alaska earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and swept away the island village of Chenega -- and the geologist...
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The Old Farmer's Almanac 2018

EDITORS OF THE OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC. · Old Farmer's Almanac
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
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Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

Mary Roach · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 285
Format: Print book

A New York Times / National Bestseller "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war.Grunt tackles the science behind...
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Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America's Broken System

Jerome F Buting · Harper
Pages: 339
Format: Hardcover

Interweaving his account of the Steven Avery trial at the heart of Making a Murderer with other high profile cases from his criminal defense career, attorney Jerome F. Buting explains the flaws in America's criminal justice system and lays out a provocative, persuasive blue-print for reform.Over...
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How the Police Generate False Confessions: An Inside Look at the Interrogation Room

James L. Trainum · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 328
Format: Print book

Despite the rising number of confirmed false confession cases, most people have a hard time grasping why someone would confess to a crime they did not commit, or even why a guilty person would admit to something that could put them in jail for life. How the Police Generate False Confessions...
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Crime, Prisons, and Jails

Kim Masters Evans · Information Plus
Pages: 167
Format: Paperback

The Information Plus Reference Series provides statistical data on 32 of todays most controversial and most studied social issues. Each Information Plus title is a compilation of current and historical statistics -- with analysis -- on aspects of one contemporary social issue, such as abortion,...
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Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating

Charles Spence · Viking
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The science behind a good meal: all the sounds, sights, and tastes that make us like what we're eating - and want to eat more.Why do we consume 35 percent more food when eating with one other person, and 75 percent more when dining with three? How do we explain the fact that people...
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