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Downtown Mardi Gras: New Carnival Practices in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Leslie A. Wade · University Press of Mississippi
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the surrounding region in 2005, the city debated whether to press on with Mardi Gras or cancel the parades. Ultimately, they decided to proceed. New Orleans's recovery certainly has resulted from a complex of factors, but the city's...
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The Book of the Moon: A Guide to Our Closest Neighbor

Aderin-Pocock, Maggie · Abrams Image
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Have you ever wondered if there are seasons on the moon or if space tourism will ever become commonplace? So has Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock. In fact, she earned her nickname "Lunatic" because of her deep fascination for all things lunar. In her lucidly written, comprehensive guide...
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The World of Lore: Dreadful Places

Aaron Mahnke · Del Rey
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Captivating stories of the places where human evil has left a nefarious mark, featuring stories from the podcast Lore - now a streaming television series - including "Echoes," "Withering Heights," and "Behind Closed Doors" as well as rare material. Sometimes...
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Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing As We Age

Mary Pipher · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller * USA Today Bestseller * Los Angeles Times Bestseller * Publishers Weekly BestsellerThe instant New York Times bestseller from the author of Reviving Ophelia--a guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they age.Women growing older contend with ageism,...
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Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

Higginbotham, Adam · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

Journalist Adam Higginbotham's definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster - and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century's greatest disasters.Early in the morning...
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The Library Book

Susan Orlean · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK A WASHINGTON POST TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR * A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 "A constant pleasure to read ... Everybody who loves books should check out The Library Book." - The Washington...
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Europe: A Natural History

Tim Flannery · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From internationally bestselling author and celebrated scientist Tim Flannery, a history of Europe unlike any before: an ecological account of the land itself and the forces shaping life on it. In Europe: A Natural History, world-renowned scientist, explorer, and conservationist Tim Flannery...
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The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet

Paul Greenberg · Penguin Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

By the bestselling author of Four Fish and American Catch, an eye-opening investigation of the history, science, and business behind omega-3 fatty acids, the "miracle compound" whose story is intertwined with human health and the future of our planetOmega-3 fatty acids have long...
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Einstein's Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes

Chris Impey · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The astonishing science of black holes and their role in understanding the history and future of our universe.Black holes are the most extreme objects in the universe, and yet they are ubiquitous. Every massive star leaves behind a black hole when it dies, and every galaxy harbors a supermassive...
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The Book of Snakes: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World

Mark O'Shea · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 656
Format: Hardcover

For millennia, humans have regarded snakes with an exceptional combination of fascination and revulsion. Some people recoil in fear at the very suggestion of these creatures, while others happily keep them as pets. Snakes can convey both beauty and menace in a single tongue flick and so these...
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