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Deported Americans: Life after Deportation to Mexico

Beth C. Caldwell · Duke University Press Books
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

When Gina was deported to Tijuana, Mexico, in 2011, she left behind her parents, siblings, and children, all of whom are U.S. citizens. Despite having once had a green card, Gina was removed from the only country she had ever known. In Deported Americans legal scholar and former public...
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Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

Tom Phillips · Hanover Square Press
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Modern humans have come a long way in the seventy thousand years they've walked the earth. Art, science, culture, trade - on the evolutionary food chain, we're true winners. But it hasn't always been smooth sailing, and sometimes - just occasionally - we've managed to truly...
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Thin Blue Lie: The Failure of High-Tech Policing

Matt Stroud · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A wide-ranging investigation of how supposedly transformative technologies adopted by law enforcement have actually made policing worse -- lazier, more reckless, and more discriminatoryAmerican law enforcement is a system in crisis. After explosive protests responding to police brutality...
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Throwaway Nation: The Ugly Truth about American Garbage

Jeff Dondero · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

Americans are burying ourselves in our own waste. It's befouling our air, land, waters, food, and bodies. The US tosses out enough foodstuff to feed the rest of the world. America is the largest buyer of fashion and cosmetics, the second dirtiest industry in the world. We lead the planet...
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Once a Wolf: The Science Behind Our Dogs? Astonishing Genetic Evolution

Bryan Sykes · Liveright
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The author of Seven Daughters of Eve returns with a lively account of how all dogs are descended from a mere handful of wolves. How did wolves evolve into dogs? When did this happen, and what role did humans play? Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes used the full array of modern technology to explore...
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Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum

Lee Smolin · Penguin Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A daring new vision of quantum theory from one of the leading minds of contemporary physicsQuantum physics is the golden child of modern science. It is the basis of our understanding of atoms, radiation, and so much else, from elementary particles and basic forces to the behavior of materials....
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Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11

James Donovan · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

"This is the best book on Apollo that I have read. Extensively researched and meticulously accurate, it successfully traces not only the technical highlights of the program but also the contributions of the extraordinary people who made it possible." --Mike Collins, Command module...
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Elemental: How the Periodic Table Can Now Explain

Tim James · Abrams Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

What is the chemical symbol for a human? What's the strongest acid ever made? Can human beings really spontaneously combust? An exploration of the periodic table in its final form, Elemental answers these questions and more.If you want to understand how our world works, the periodic...
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Prairie Wildflowers: A Guide to Flowering Plants from the Midwest to the Great Plains

Don Kurz · Falcon Guides
Pages: 280
Format: Paperback

America's prairies are home to some of the most abundant and beautiful wildflowers in the country. Now, with Prairie Wildflowers, readers will be able to locate and identify the many gorgeous flowering species blooming in America's heartland. Prairie Wildflowers contains detailed,...
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National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky, 2nd Edition

Andrew Fazekas · National Geographic
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Explore the star-studded cosmos with this fully updated, user-friendly skywatcher's guide, filled with charts, graphics, photographs, and expert tips for viewing -- and understanding -- the wonders of space.Stargazing's too much fun to leave to astronomers. In these inviting pages,...
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