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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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New Space Frontiers: Venturing into Earth Orbit and Beyond

Piers Bizony · Zenith Press
Format: Hardcover

Take a journey into the New Space Frontier!It is easy to imagine that the space shuttle's retirement has edged the Space Age toward closure, at least in terms of human flight beyond the bounds of earth. In fact, there are more people-carrying ships being constructed now than at any time...
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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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Blackboard: A Personal History of the Classroom

Lewis Buzbee · Graywolf Press
Format: Hardcover

A captivating meditation on education from the author of The Yellow-Lighted BookshopIn Blackboard, Lewis Buzbee looks back over a lifetime of experiences in schools and classrooms, from kindergarten to college and beyond. He offers fascinating histories of the key ideas informing educational...
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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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Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win

Paul M. Barrett · Crown
Format: Hardcover

The gripping story of one American lawyers obsessive crusade—waged at any cost—against Big Oil on behalf of the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest.Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer, signed on to a budding class action...
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The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World

Oliver Morton · Princeton University Press
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

The risks of global warming are pressing and potentially vast. The difficulty of doing without fossil fuels is daunting, possibly even insurmountable. So there is an urgent need to rethink our responses to the crisis. To meet that need, a small but increasingly influential group of scientists...
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Homegrown Honey Bees: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping Your First Year, from Hiving to Honey Harvest

Alethea Morrison · Storey Publishing, LLC; 1 edition
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

This beginner’s guide to beekeeping clearly explains everything you need to know, from getting your first bees to harvesting your first crop of honey. Spectacular macro photography brings the inner workings of the hive to life, while the playful text gives you the information you need...
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Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

Novella Carpenter · Penguin Books
Pages: 276
Format: Paperback

"One of New York Times Top 10 Books of 2009" (Dwight Garner) "Captivating... By turns edgy, moving, and hilarious, Farm City marks the debut of a striking new voice in American writing." --Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and Food RulesWhen Novella...
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McGraw-Hill's National Electrical Safety Code 2017 Handbook

David J Marne · McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 988
Format: Print book

Achieve full 2017 NESC® compliance with this hands-on guideMcGraw-Hill's National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®) 2017 Handbook thoroughly explains how to apply and meet the NESC® rules for electric supply stations and equipment, as well as overhead and underground electric supply...
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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China Has the Best

Yong Zhao · Jossey-Bass
Pages: 254
Format: Hardcover

The secrets behind China's extraordinary educational system good, bad, and ugly Chinese students' consistently stunning performance on the international PISA exams where they outscore students of all other nations in math, reading, and science have positioned China as a world education...
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LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media

P W Singer · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Two defense experts explore the collision of war, politics, and social media, where the most important battles are now only a click away. Through the weaponization of social media, the internet is changing war and politics, just as war and politics are changing the internet. Terrorists...
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Loving Learning: How Progressive Education Can Save America's Schools

Tom Little · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Noted educator Tom Little and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Ellison reveal the home-grown solution to turning American students into life-long learners.The longtime head of Park Day School, Tom Little embarked on a tour of 43 progressive schools across the country. In this...
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