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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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The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

Nicholas Carr · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In The Glass Cage, best-selling author Nicholas Carr digs behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure and reveals something we already...
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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 Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens

Gabriel Zucman · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 200
Format: Hardcover

We are well aware of the rise of the 1% as the rapid growth of economic inequality has put the majority of the world's wealth in the pockets of fewer and fewer. One much-discussed solution to this imbalance is to significantly increase the rate at which we tax the wealthy. But with...
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A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age

Daniel J Levitin · Dutton
Pages: 292
Format: Print book

From The New York Times bestselling author of THE ORGANIZED MIND and THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC, a primer to the critical thinking that is more necessary now than ever. We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process - especially in election season. It's raining...
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Credit Repair: Make a Plan, Improve Your Credit, Avoid Scams

Robin Leonard J.D. · NOLO
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback

When debts pile up, it can be impossible to see a way out. And in the meantime, the consequences pile up. Let the sensible strategies in Credit Repair help you take control, clean up your credit report, and live debt-free. assess your debt situation correct errors and improve your credit...
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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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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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New Bankruptcy, The: Will It Work for You?

Stephen Elias Attorney · NOLO
Pages: 408
Format: Paperback

Choose the best bankruptcy option Is bankruptcy right for you? It's tough to know on your own. Here, you'll find clear-cut answers, worksheets and strategies to help you figure out whether bankruptcy is the best solution for your debt problems. Find out: Whether you qualify for Chapter...
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Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business

Fred S. Steingold Attorney · NOLO
Pages: 456
Format: Paperback

The all-in-one business law book When you run a small business, legal questions crop up almost on a daily basis. Ignoring them can threaten your enterprise - but hiring a lawyer to help with routine issues can devastate the bottom line. Fortunately, you have a better alternative. Legal...
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Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Max Tegmark · Knopf
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

How will Artificial Intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology - and there's nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark,...
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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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Will College Pay Off?: A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You'll Ever Make

Peter Cappelli · PublicAffairs
Pages: 215
Format: Print book

The decision of whether to go to college, or where, is hampered by poor information and inadequate understanding of the financial risk involved.Adding to the confusion, the same degree can cost dramatically different amounts for different people. A barrage of advertising offers new degrees...
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