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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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How to Write a Business Plan

Mike McKeever · NOLO; Twelfth Edition edition
Format: Print book

Write a business plan that potential investors will embrace! If you're thinking of starting a business or raising money to expand an existing one, you need a plan. Running a successful business requires a great deal of forethought, so write a business plan and secure your venture's...
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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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A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution

Jennifer A Doudna · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A trailblazing biologist grapples with her role in the biggest scientific discovery of our era: a cheap, easy way of rewriting genetic code, with nearly limitless promise and peril. Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use....
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Earth in Human Hands: The Rise of Terra Sapiens and Hope for Our Planet

David Grinspoon · Grand Central Pub
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

For the first time in Earth's history, one species--humans--is knowingly altering our planet's evolution, exerting increasing influence and attempting stewardship. How we handle this juncture may very well determine the fate not just of our species, but of life, and the planet. Without...
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Where Everybody Looks Like Me: At the Crossroads of America's Black Colleges and Culture

Ron Stodghill · Amistad
Format: Hardcover

A richly reported account of the forces threatening America's historic black colleges and universities - and how diverse leaders nationwide are struggling to keep these institutions and black culture alive for future generations.American education is under siege, and few parts of the system...
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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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Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything

ZACH WEINERSMITH · Penguin Press
Pages: 358
Format: Hardcover

From a top scientist and the creator of the hugely popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, a hilariously illustrated investigation into future technologies -- from how to fling a ship into deep space on the cheap to 3D organ printing What will the world of tomorrow be like?...
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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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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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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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This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

TED GENOWAYS · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 226
Format: Hardcover

Is there still a place for the farm in today's America?The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a small ranch, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife's fifth-generation homestead in York County,...
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Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times

Joel R Paul · Riverhead Books
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

The remarkable story of John Marshall who, as chief justice, statesman, and diplomat, played a pivotal role in the founding of the United States.No member of America's Founding Generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than John Marshall, and no one did more...
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