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After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet

Julie Dobrow · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of the extraordinary mother and daughter who brought Emily Dickinson's genius to light.Despite Emily Dickinson's world renown, the story of the two women most responsible for her initial posthumous publication -- Mabel Loomis Todd and her daughter, Millicent Todd...
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Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt

Richard H. Wilkinson · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

A comprehensive guide to the deities of ancient Egypt: their origins and their central role in the lives of the Egyptian peopleWorshipped for over three-fifths of recorded history, Egypt's gods and goddesses are among the most fascinating of human civilization. The lives of pharaohs...
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Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

Philip N. Jefferson · Oxford University Press
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

No one wants to live in poverty. Few people would want others to do so. Yet, we find ourselves in a situation where millions of people worldwide live in poverty. According to the World Bank in 2010, 1.2 billion people lived below the extreme poverty line with an income of US $1.25 or less...
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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, yet every galaxy harbors a black hole at its center. In Einstein's Monsters, distinguished astronomer Chris Impey...
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How Poems Get Made

James Longenbach · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

A comprehensive guide to writing or reading poetry, by "one of our most lucid and important critics" (American Academy of Arts and Letters) . Why does a great lyric poem ask to be reread, even after we know it by heart? In How Poems Get Made, acclaimed poet and critic James...
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Promoting Individual and Community Health at the Library

MARY GRACE FLAHERTY · American Library Association
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Though today's consumers have unprecedented access to health information, its quality and veracity varies widely. Public libraries can play an important role in supporting library users in their health information seeking efforts. In this book Flaherty shows how to guide library users...
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Lonely Planet Mandarin Phrasebook & Dictionary

Lonely Planet · Lonely Planet
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Lonely Planet Mandarin Phrasebook & Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful Mandarin phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs. Order authentic street food, chat over a game of mah jong and bargain at the market; all with...
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18 Miles: The Epic Drama of Our Atmosphere and Its Weather

Christopher Dewdney · ECW Press
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

From the bestselling author of Acquainted with the Night comes a brilliant and witty look at our favourite topic -- weather We live at the bottom of an ocean of air -- 5,200 million million tons, to be exact. It sounds like a lot, but Earth's atmosphere is smeared onto its surface...
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Mind over Memes: Passive Listening, Toxic Talk, and Other Modern Language Follies

DIANA SENECHAL · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Too often our use of language has become lazy, frivolous, and even counterproductive. We rely on clichés and bromides to communicate in such a way that our intentions are lost or misinterpreted. In a culture of "takeaways" and buzzwords, it requires study and cunning to keep...
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The Way of Coyote: Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds

Gavin Van Horn · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A hiking trail through majestic mountains. A raw, unpeopled wilderness stretching as far as the eye can see. These are the settings we associate with our most famous books about nature. But Gavin Van Horn isn't most nature writers. He lives and works not in some perfectly remote cabin...
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