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Book Cover: The Infinite Monkey Cage – How to Build a Universe

The Infinite Monkey Cage – How to Build a Universe

Author: Brian Cox

ISBN: 9780008276102

The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness via neutrinos and earthworms.Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince muse...

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Book Cover: Chasing the Demon: A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It

Chasing the Demon: A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It

Author: DAN HAMPTON

ISBN: 9780062688729

The New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot chronicles another thrilling chapter in American aviation history: the race to break the sound barrier.In the aftermath of World War II, the United States accelerated the development of technologies that would give it an advantage over the Soviet Union. Airpower, combined...

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Book Cover: Bad Call: A Summer Job on a New York Ambulance

Bad Call: A Summer Job on a New York Ambulance

Author: MIKE SCARDINO

ISBN: 9780316469616

"A compulsively readable, totally unforgettable memoir that recounts a sensitive college student's experience working on an emergency ambulance in hell, aka New York City." -- James PattersonBad Call is Mike Scardino's visceral, fast-moving, and mordantly funny account of the summers he spent working as an "ambulance attendant" on the mean...

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Book Cover: Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard

Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard

Author: Paul Collins

ISBN: 9780393245165

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 his alma...

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Book Cover: The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies

The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies

Author: Dawn Raffel

ISBN: 9780399175749

The extraordinary tale of how a mysterious immigrant "doctor" became the revolutionary innovator of saving premature babies--by placing them in incubators in World's Fair side shows and on Coney Island and Atlantic City. What kind of doctor puts his patients on display?As Dawn Raffel artfully recounts, Dr. Couney figured out...

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Book Cover: Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind

Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind

Author: David Wanczyk

ISBN: 9780804011891

A 2018 Junior Library Guild selectionIn Beep, David Wanczyk illuminates the sport of blind baseball to show us a remarkable version of America's pastime. With balls tricked out to squeal three times per second, and with bases that buzz, this game of baseball for the blind is both innovative and...

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Book Cover: 30 Before 30: How I Made a Mess of My 20s, and You Can Too

30 Before 30: How I Made a Mess of My 20s, and You Can Too

Author: MARINA SHIFRIN

ISBN: 9781250129710

A charming, relatable and hilarious collection of essays documenting a young woman's attempt to accomplish thirty life goals before turning thirty.Something was nagging Marina Shifrin. As a freshly minted adult with student loan payments, a barely hospitable New York apartment, a "real" job she hated that paid her enough to...

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Book Cover: Driven: A White-Knuckled Ride to Heartbreak and Back

Driven: A White-Knuckled Ride to Heartbreak and Back

Author: Melissa Stephenson

ISBN: 9781328768292

For fans of Wild, a searing memoir about one woman's road to hope following the death of her troubled brother, told through the series of cars that accompanied her Growing up in a blue-collar family in the Midwest, Melissa Stephenson longed for escape. Her wanderlust was an innate reaction to...

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Book Cover: Pop Trash: The Amazing Art of Jason Mecier

Pop Trash: The Amazing Art of Jason Mecier

Author: Jason Mecier

ISBN: 9781452170121

Artist Jason Mecier creates insanely detailed portraits of celebrities using trash, candy, and other items, crafting sculptural celebrations as beautiful as they are outrageous. Here is Amy Sedaris assembled from her own trash, David Bowie made out of cosmetics and feathers, Snoop Dogg sculpted out of weed, Justin Timberlake and...

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Book Cover: The Advanced Photography Guide

The Advanced Photography Guide

Author: DK.

ISBN: 9781465473561

Practical advice, equipment, and settings checklists, plus inspirational and instructive images for photographers with a basic technical grounding and level of experience who would like to take their digital photography skills and technique a step further.Featuring a comprehensive range of topics from experimenting with lenses, exposure, and aperture to useful...

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Book Cover: Parent Alert: How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Parent Alert: How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Author: Will Geddes

ISBN: 9781465477255

Protect your children from cybercrime, sexting, cyberbullying, phishing, cyberstalking, grooming, nude selfies, and other internet dangers. You can't shield your kids from the risks if you don't know what they are.Kids spend hours online, exploring the best the internet has to offer--but what about the risks? Who are they talking...

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Book Cover: The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness: A Memoir

The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness: A Memoir

Author: GRAHAM CAVENEY

ISBN: 9781501165962

An enthralling, emotional memoir that recounts the ups and downs of coming-of-age, set against the music and literature of the 1970s.Raised in a small town in the north of England known primarily for its cotton mills, football team, and its deep roots in the "Respectable Working Class," Graham Caveney armed...

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Book Cover: Healing Houseplants: How to Keep Plants Indoors for Clean Air, Healthier Skin, Improved Focus, and a Happier Life!

Healing Houseplants: How to Keep Plants Indoors for Clean Air, Healthier Skin, Improved Focus, and a Happier Life!

Author: MICHELLE POLK

ISBN: 9781510731325

What if the beautiful plants in your home could also become a part of your health routine? Houseplants add vibrancy to any home or office, but many also have significant health benefits you may not even know about. That aloe plant sitting on your window sill can be used as...

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Book Cover: Shinrin Yoku: The Japanese Art of Forest Bathing

Shinrin Yoku: The Japanese Art of Forest Bathing

Author: YOSHIFUMI MIYAZAKI

ISBN: 9781604698794

Experience the healing power of nature! Forest bathing, also known as shinrin-yoku, is the Japanese practice of connecting deeply with nature. It is a practice that involves all the senses and has extraordinary effects on health and happiness. The latest health and wellness trend, it has been touted as the...

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Book Cover: More with Less: Whole Food Cooking Made Irresistibly Simple

More with Less: Whole Food Cooking Made Irresistibly Simple

Author: Jodi Moreno

ISBN: 9781611804706

A sophisicated, yet simple take on cooking with whole foods--filled with creative combinations that use fewer ingredients to elevate everyday fare into something extraordinary.This is not your average healthy cookbook. This is slow food fast. This is high-impact flavor in ten ingredients or less. This is clean eating for the...

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Book Cover: A Handful of Happiness: How a Prickly Creature Softened a Prickly Heart

A Handful of Happiness: How a Prickly Creature Softened a Prickly Heart

Author: MASSIMO VACCHETTA

ISBN: 9781635652642

A feel-good memior of a man and his hedgehog Massimo Vacchetta, an Italian veterinarian specializing in large animals, is recently divorced and feeling heartbroken and depressed -- until the day that someone brings an orphaned baby hedgehog into his clinic. As the tiny hedgehog cries and whimpers, Massimo immediately understands...

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Book Cover: Hack Your Cupboard

Hack Your Cupboard

Author: Alyssa Weigand

ISBN: 9781942186076

For most people, the pantry is a last resort. It's where we go when there's nothing else to eat - but Hack Your Cupboard shows how even the cereal shelf has hidden treasures if you've got the right attitude. In the end, a well-stocked pantry is the home cook's greatest...

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Book Cover: Crepe Paper Flowers: The Beginner's Guide to Making and Arranging Beautiful Blooms

Crepe Paper Flowers: The Beginner's Guide to Making and Arranging Beautiful Blooms

Author: Lia Griffith

ISBN: 9781984822376

With 30 projects and an introduction to both crafting paper flowers and working with crepe paper, this book is full of inspiration and expert advice for beginners. If you have a Cricut Maker, you can download the templates to your machine so you can enjoy your own homemade bouquets in...

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