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Defending Your Castle: Build Catapults, Crossbows, Moats, Bulletproof Shields, and More Defensive Devices to Fend Off the Invading Hordes

William Gurstelle · Chicago Review Press
Format: Print book

Your home is your castle, but could it withstand an attack by Attila and the Huns, Ragnar and the Vikings, Alexander and the Greeks, Genghis Khan and the Mongols, or Tamerlane and the Tartars? Engineer William Gurstelle, author of the bestselling Backyard Ballistics, poses this fascinating...
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How to Fix the Future

ANDREW KEEN · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Former Internet entrepreneur Andrew Keen was among the earliest to write about the dangers that the Internet poses to our culture and society. His 2007 book The Cult of the Amateur was critical in helping advance the conversation around the Internet, which has now morphed from a tool providing...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life

Jane Sherron De Hart · Knopf
Pages: 768
Format: Hardcover

The first full life - private, public, legal, philosophical - of the 107th Supreme Court Justice, one of the most profound and profoundly transformative legal minds of our time; a book fifteen years in work, written with the cooperation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself and based on many interviews...
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Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard

Paul Collins · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A delectable true-crime story of scandal and murder at America's most celebrated university.On November 23rd of 1849, in the heart of Boston, one of the city's richest men simply vanished. Dr. George Parkman, a Brahmin who owned much of Boston's West End, was last seen that afternoon visiting...
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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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Future Tech, Right Now: X-Ray Vision, Mind Control, and Other Amazing Stuff from Tomorrow

HowStuffWorks.com · Sourcebooks
Format: Print book

From X-ray vision to mind reading, come explore the coolest and craziest technology of the future Flying cars! Teleporting! Robot servants! These fantastic concepts are closer to reality than you think. In this exciting book, the team at HowStuffWorks tackles the technology, devices, and developments...
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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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What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City

MONA HANNA-ATTISHA · One World
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic story of the signature environmental disaster of our time and an inspiring tale of relentless citizen resistance in the face of corrupt power Flint was already a troubled city in 2014 when the state of Michigan - in the name of austerity - shifted the source of its water supply...
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Soar: How Boys Learn, Succeed, and Develop Character

David Banks · Atria / 37 Ink; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

From a respected educator who has advised Hillary Clinton and Cory Booker on scholastic issues a rare book that can bring tears to your eyes while showing the way to deep and meaningful social change New York Times bestselling author William PollackDavid Banks knows a few things about at-risk...
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College Planning for Gifted Students: Choosing and Getting into the Right College

Sandra Berger · Prufrock Press; 4 edition
Format: Paperback

College Planning for Gifted Students: Choosing and Getting into the Right College is a must-have for any gifted or advanced learner planning to attend college. Sandra Berger, a nationally recognized expert on college and career planning for gifted students, provides a hands-on, practical...
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CNA Exam Preparation 2016: 1000 Review Questions For the Nursing Assistant Test

Key Points Exam Prep Team · Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 170
Format: Print book

CNA Exam Preparation 2016 is a compilation of 1000 review questions for the Nurse Assistant Tests for 2016. The review questions are divided into 52 sections for easier comprehension. This item is Non-Returnable.
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How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

Steven Johnson · Riverhead Books; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

"From the New York Times-bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated volume, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life...
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Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

Alan Stern · Picador
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The up close, inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time, New Horizons' mission to Pluto, as shared with David Grinspoon by mission leader Alan Stern and other key players.On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small...
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The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch

Lewis Dartnell · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch?If our technological society collapsed tomorrow, perhaps from a viral pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact, what would be the one book you would want to press into the hands of the postapocalyptic survivors? What...
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