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Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon

Jeffrey Kluger · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumphIn August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before,...
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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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Letter to a Young Farmer: How to Live Richly without Wealth on the New Garden Farm

Gene Logsdon · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 232
Format: Print book

For more than four decades, the self-described "contrary farmer" and writer Gene Logsdon has commented on the state of American agriculture. In Letter to a Young Farmer, his final book of essays, Logsdon addresses the next generation -- young people who are moving back to the land...
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Business English

Andrea B Geffner · Barron's Educational Series
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

This updated edition provides clear, concise instruction on every form of business writing, from traditional business letters, reports, and memos to email and other electronic communications. The author emphasizes that effective business English begins with mastering grammar and sentence...
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Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River

David Owen · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant, eye-opening account of where our water comes from and where it all goes The Colorado River is a crucial resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone. David Owen traces all that water from...
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You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn

Wendy Lesser · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

"Wendy Lesser's You Say to Brick is easily the most complete narrative of Kahn's life and career, magnificently researched and gracefully written." -- Inga Saffron, New York Times Book ReviewBorn in Estonia 1901 and brought to America in 1906, the architect Louis Kahn...
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Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women

Susan Burton · New Press
Pages: 228
Format: Print book

One woman's remarkable odyssey from tragedy to prison to recovery - and recognition as a leading figure in the national justice reform movementSusan Burton's world changed in an instant when her five-year-old son was killed by a van on their street in South Los Angeles. Consumed...
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