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Murder in the Bayou: Who Killed the Women Known as the "Jeff Davis 8?"

Ethan Brown · Scribner
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

An explosive, true-life southern gothic story, Murder in the Bayou chronicles the twists and turns of a high-stakes investigation into the murders of eight women in a troubled Louisiana parish.Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of eight women were discovered around the murky canals and crawfish...
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Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets

Charles P Wohlforth · Pantheon Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

From a leading planetary scientist and an award-winning science writer: a propulsive account of the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that may well be achievable.We are at the cusp of a golden age in space science, as increasingly...
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Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference

Richard Stim · NOLO; Thirteenth Edition edition
Format: Print book

Whether you're an inventor, designer, writer or programmer, you need to understand the language of intellectual property law. Otherwise, you can't intelligently deal with intellectual property issues such as: . who owns creative works or valuable information . how owners can protect...
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Code Check Electrical: An Illustrated Guide to Wiring a Safe House

Redwood Kardon · Taunton Press; 2nd Spiral ed. edition
Format: Print book

This volume picks up where the original Code Check leaves off and expands on the electrical code section. Code Check Electrical clarifies the principles behind the electrical codes to ensure safety and prevent unnecessary violations. It also explains why electrical codes call for certain...
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Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement

Jean Casella · New Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture has denounced the use of solitary confinement beyond fifteen days as a form of cruel and degrading treatment that often rises to the level of torture. Yet the United States holds more than eighty thousand people in isolation on any given day. Now sixteen...
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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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On Your Case: A Comprehensive, Compassionate

Lisa Green · William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

Television legal analyst and attorney Lisa Green offers something new: a witty, direct and empowering legal guide for women, filled with accessible information they can employ to understand and respond to common legal issues throughout their lives, from dating, marriage, and kids to jobs,...
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Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds

Greg Milner · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Pinpoint tells the story of GPS, a scientific marvel that enables almost all modern technology -- but is changing us in profound ways.Over the last fifty years, humanity has developed an extraordinary shared utility: the Global Positioning System. Even as it guides us across town, GPS helps...
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The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere

Kevin Carey · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From a renowned education writer comes a paradigm-shifting examination of the rapidly changing world of college that every parent, student, educator, and investor needs to understand.Over the span of just nine months in 2011 and 2012, the world's most famous universities and high-powered...
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Foreclosure Survival Guide, The: Keep Your House or Walk Away With Money in Your Pocket

Stephen Elias · NOLO
Pages: 360
Format: Paperback

In foreclosure? Know your options If you're one of the millions of Americans in danger of losing your house, The Foreclosure Survival Guide provides the practical information you need, including: the ins and outs of foreclosure how to decide if you should try to keep your...
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Social Security Handbook 2017: Overview of Social Security Programs

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION. · BERNAN PRESS
Pages: 700
Format: Print book

he Social Security Handbook: Overview of Social Security Programs, 2016 provides information about Social Security programs and services, and identifies rights and obligations under the Social Security laws. The Handbook also contains information about related programs administered by agencies...
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Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It

Seidenberg Mar · Basic Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

In 2011, when an international survey reported that students in Shanghai dramatically outperformed American students in reading, math, and science, President Obama declared it a "Sputnik moment": a wake-up call about the dismal state of American education. Little has changed,...
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The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human

Adam Piore · Ecco
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

For millennia, humans have tried - and often failed - to master nature and transcend our limits. But this has started to change. The new scientific frontier is the human body: the greatest engineers of our generation have turned their sights inward, and their work is beginning to revolutionize...
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