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Breaking the chains of gravity : the story of spaceflight before nasa

Amy Shira Teitel · Bloomsbury Sigma

NASA's history is a familiar story, culminating with the agency successfully landing men on the moon in 1969, but its prehistory is an important and rarely told tale. America's space agency drew together some of the best minds the non-Soviet world had to offer. At the end of World War II, Wernher...
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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Nathalia Holt · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space.In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite...
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Solve Your Money Troubles: Strategies to Get Out of Debt and Stay That Way

CARA O'NEILL · NOLO
Pages: 392
Format: Print book

Are you overwhelmed by debt? Facing collection calls, a wage garnishment, car repossession, or lawsuit? Solve Your Money Troubles is a comprehensive guide that provides the practical information you need to take financial control of your life. Learn how to: prioritize debts & create...
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Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court

Ralph Warner · Nolo
Pages: 424
Format: Paperback

Successfully present and win your small claims court case. Thorough preparation for your day in small claims court can make the difference between writing a check and receiving one, so get the only guide to small claims court that provides tips by former judges. Everybody's Guide...
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The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed

Scott Parazynski · Little A
Format: Hardcover

"Scott Parazynski's drive, curiosity, inventiveness, and great humor shine through the pages of The Sky Below and will certainly inspire future generations to pursue their dreams with every fiber in their being." - John Glenn, NASA astronautAn epic memoir from a man whose life...
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Plan Your Estate

Denis Clifford · Nolo
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

Turn to Plan Your Estate for straightforward, plain-English explanations of each of your estate-planning options, so you can make the best decisions for you and those you love. Attorney Denis Clifford shows you how to: avoid probate leave property through a will or trust use life insurance...
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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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Robot Builder: The Beginner's Guide to Building Robots

John Baichtal · Que Publishing; 1 edition
Format: Book

Absolutely no experience needed! Learn robot building from the ground up, hands-on, in full color!   Love robots? Start building them. It’s way easier than you ever imagined!   John Baichtal has helped thousands of people get started with robotics. He knows what beginners...
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When Gifted Kids Don't Have All the Answers: How to Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs

Judy Galbraith M.A. · Free Spirit Publishing; Second Edition, Revised, Revised & Updated edition
Format: Print book

Gifted kids are so much more than test scores and grades. Still, its sometimes difficult to see past the potential to the child who may be anxious, lonely, confused, or unsure of what the future might bring. This book, now fully revised with updated information and new survey quotes, offers...
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Renters' Rights: The Basics

Janet Portman Attorney · NOLO; Eighth Edition edition
Format: Print book

Handle problems with landlords and roommates The landlord ignores your repair requests. Your roommate is always late with his share of the rent. Your upstairs neighbors party all the time. The landlord won't return your security deposit. How can you deal with these problems - and others...
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The Dairy Goat Handbook: For Backyard, Homestead, and Small Farm

Ann Starbard · Voyageur Press
Format: Print book

The Dairy Goat Handbook explains everything goat keepers need to know about their animals, from the best ways to keep them healthy to methods for making delicious goat cheese.The Dairy Goat Handbook is a guidebook for those who would like to raise dairy goats - or dream of raising dairy...
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Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive

Ethan Siegel · Voyageur Press
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

The name Star Trek conjures images of faster-than-light spacecraft, holographic crew members, and phasers set to stun. Some of these incredible devices may still be far from our reach, but others have made the leap from science fiction to science fact - and now you can learn the science...
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The Official Guide to Medical School Admissions 2015: How to Prepare for and Apply to Medical School

Association of American Medical Colleges · Assn of Amer Medical Colleges; 2015 Edition edition
Format: Print book

The Official Guide to Medical School Admissions is your accurate and trusted resource of official information on medical school admissions. In this must-have guide you will discover How to prepare during your undergraduate years How to choose the right schools for you MCATÂ exam structure...
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The Man Who Designed the Future: Norman Bel Geddes and the Invention of Twentieth-Century America

Barbara Szerlip · Melville House
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

Before there was Steve Jobs, there was Norman Bel Geddes. A ninth-grade dropout who found himself at the center of the worlds of industry, advertising, theater, and even gaming, Bel Geddes designed everything from the first all-weather stadium, to Manhattan's most exclusive nightclub,...
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More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing

Diane Ravitch · Haymarket Books
Format: Book

For too long so-called education reformers, mostly billionaires, politicians, and others with little or no background in teaching, have gotten away with using standardized testing to punish our nations youth and educators. Now, across the country, students are walking out, parents are opting...
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