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The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

Alan Lightman · Pantheon
Format: Hardcover

"Alan Lightman brings a light touch to heavy questions. Here is a book about nesting ospreys, multiple universes, atheism, spiritualism, and the arrow of time. Throughout, Lightman takes us back and forth between ordinary occurrences - old shoes and entropy, sailing far out at sea and the infinite...
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We Are Our Brains: A Neurobiography of the Brain, from the Womb to Alzheimer's

D. F. Swaab · Random House Inc
Pages: 417
Format: Hardcover

A vivid account of what makes us human. Based groundbreaking new research, We Are Our Brains is a sweeping biography of the human brain, from infancy to adulthood to old age. Renowned neuroscientist D. F. Swaab takes us on a guided tour of the intricate inner workings that determine our potential,...
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Terrorists at the Table: Why Negotiating is the Only Way to Peace

Jonathan Powell · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

Should governments talk to terrorists? Do they have any choice? Without doing so, argues author Jonathan Powell in Terrorists at the Table, we will never end armed conflict. As violent insurgencies continue to erupt across the globe, we need people who will brave the depths of the Sri Lankan...
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Your Defiant Teen, Second Edition: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship

Russell A Barkley · Guilford Press
Pages: 372
Format: Hardcover

If life with your teen has become a battleground, it's time to take action. This empathic book shows how. Trusted psychologists who have worked with thousands of families give you the tools you need to overcome defiance and get teen behavior back on track. By following the authors' clinically...
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Then Comes Marriage: United States V. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA

Roberta A Kaplan · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 350
Format: Print book

Roberta Kaplan's gripping story of her defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) before the Supreme Court.Renowned litigator Roberta Kaplan knew from the beginning that it was the perfect case to bring down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) . Edie Windsor and Thea...
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Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture

Erez Aiden · Riverhead Hardcover
Format: Hardcover

“One of the most exciting developments from the world of ideas in decades, presented with panache by two frighteningly brilliant, endearingly unpretentious, and endlessly creative young scientists.” – Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature Our society...
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Waste-free kitchen handbook : a guide to eating well and saving money by wasting less food

Dana Gunders · Chronicle Books
Pages: 200
Format: Print book

Despite a growing awareness of food waste, many well-intentioned home cooks lack the tools to change their habits. This handbook - packed with engaging checklists, simple recipes, practical strategies, and educational infographics - is the ultimate tool for reducing food waste. From a scientist...
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The Librarian's Guide to Book Programs and Author Events

Brad Hooper · ALA Editions
Pages: 135
Format: Print book

From hosting authors to planning and coordinating book activities such as book signings and book clubs, libraries are perfect venues for readers to interact directly with authors and their books. And mounting literary programming can be easier than you might think. In this guide BOOKLIST...
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Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses-and Misuses-of History

Barry Eichengreen · Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The two great financial crises of the past century are the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Recession, which began in 2008. Both occurred against the backdrop of sharp credit booms, dubious banking practices, and a fragile and unstable global financial system. When markets went...
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Get the Behavior You Want... Without Being the Parent You Hate!: Dr. G's Guide to Effective Parenting

Deborah Gilboa MD · Demos Health; 1 edition
Format: Book

"Get the Behavior You Want... Without Being the Parent You Hate! is a roadmap of quick, concrete strategies to help parents use everyday opportunities to create respectful, responsible, and resilient children between the ages of 18 months and 12 yearsówithout screaming or nagging....
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School Bullying: New Perspectives on a Growing Problem

David R. Dupper · Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 119
Format: Paperback

Bullying is one of the most prevalent and insidious forms of school violence today, impacting the learning environment of schools in profound ways. Victims of chronic bullying have poorer grades, increased rates of truancy, increased rates of dropping out, loss of self-esteem, feelings...
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It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

danah boyd · YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pages: 281
Format: Hardcover

What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens' lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens' use of social...
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Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters: From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima

James Mahaffey · Pegasus Books
Pages: 442
Format: Hardcover

A gripping narrative of nuclear mishaps and meltdowns around the globe, all of which have proven pivotal to the advancement of nuclear science.From the moment radiation was discovered in the late nineteenth century, nuclear science has had a rich history of innovative scientific exploration...
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Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works

Elizabeth Green · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A 2014 New York Times Book Review Notable BookWe've all had great teachers who opened new worlds, maybe even changed our lives. What made them so great?Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact. Yet we still don't know what, precisely, makes a teacher great....
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Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction, 2015 Edition

Hw Wilson · H.W. Wilson
Format: Hardcover

Wilsons Public Library Core Collection Nonfiction 15th Edition, 2015 recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 9,000, plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and media specialists.,
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