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Fail U.: The False Promise of Higher Education

Charles J Sykes · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The cost of a college degree has increased by 1,125% since 1978 - four times the rate of inflation. Total student debt is $1.3 trillion. Many private universities charge tuitions ranging from $60-70,000 per year. Nearly 2/3 of all college students must borrow to study, and the average...
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GIS in Hospital and Healthcare Emergency Management

Ric Skinner GISP · CRC Press; 1 Har/Cdr edition
Format: Hardcover

Although many books have been published on the application of GIS in emergency management and disaster response, this is the first one to bring together a comprehensive discussion of the critical role GIS plays in hospital and healthcare emergency management and disaster response. Illustrating...
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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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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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California Penal Code 2014 With Selected Provisions from Other Codes and Rules of Court: Desktop Edition.

West Group
Pages: 3233
Format:  Book : English

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Common Core Standards For Parents For Dummies

Jared Myracle · For Dummies; 1 edition
Format: Print book

A parents guide to understanding the Common Core educational standards Designed to ensure a similar level of job and college preparedness for students from all backgrounds and regions the Common Core standards have been adopted in states from coast to coast These new common standards are designed...
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Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference

Richard Stim Attorney · NOLO
Pages: 600
Format: Paperback

A plain-English guide to intellectual property law Whether you are in the world of business or creative arts, you need to understand the laws that govern your work. But given the convoluted terminology that surrounds patents, copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights,...
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How to Solve Divorce Problems in California in 2015: How to Manage a Contested Divorce -- In or Out of Court

Ed Sherman · Nolo Press Occidental; 13th Edition edition
Format: Print book

An estimated 70 percent of California divorces encounter problems. This book addresses issues based on the most current law, for both respondents and petitioners. Readers learn to define strategies, protect themselves, negotiate a fair settlement, and handle the case in court. Anyone enduring...
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U.S. Immigration Made Easy

Ilona Bray J.D. · NOLO
Pages: 688
Format: Print book

Many people have misconceptions about the complex tangle that is U.S. immigration law. Even a prospective immigrant with simple questions about who is eligible to come to the U.S. on a permanent or temporary basis will find the rules hard to interpret, and even harder to act upon. U.S....
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Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do

Daniel T. Willingham · Jossey-Bass; 1 edition
Format: Book

How parents and educators can teach kids to love reading in the digital age Everyone agrees that reading is important, but kids today tend to lose interest in reading before adolescence. In Raising Kids Who Read, bestselling author and psychology professor Daniel T. Willingham explains...
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Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past

David Reich · Pantheon
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking book about how technological advances in genomics and the extraction of ancient DNA have profoundly changed our understanding of human prehistory while resolving many long-standing controversies.Massive technological innovations now allow scientists to extract and analyze...
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The Perfection of the Paper Clip: Curious Tales of Invention, Accidental Genius, and Stationery Obsession

James Ward · Touchstone
Format: Hardcover

This wonderfully quirky book will change the way you look at your desk forever with stories of accidental genius, bitter rivalries, and an appreciation for everyday objects, like the humble but perfectly designed paper clip and the utilitarian, irreplaceable pencil.How many of humanity's...
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