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The House of Kennedy

James Patterson · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Those who dwell in the House of Kennedy work hard, live hard, and win at all costs. But just how much has it cost them? The Kennedy name is synonymous with American royalty. The family commitment to public service is legendary and enduring. But all their wild charisma has been dashed by disgrace...
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The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-being

Nena Baker · North Point Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

We are running a collective chemical fever that we cannot break. Everyone everywhere now carries a dizzying array of chemical contaminants, the by-products of modern industry and innovation that contribute to a host of developmental deficits and health problems in ways just now being understood....
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The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture

Mary Pipher · Riverhead Trade; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

Mary Pipher takes on our planets greatest problems with the skills of a truly gifted therapist. She knows why we avoid and deny the truth and she knows how we can heal ourselves and our communities even as we try to heal the earth. This book is a deep and true gift.—Bill McKibben, author...
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The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies---How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths

Michael Shermer · Times Books
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling author Michael Shermer's comprehensive and provocative theory on how beliefs are born, formed, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished.

In this work synthesizing thirty years of research, psychologist, historian of science, and the world's best-known skeptic...

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The Emotional Lives of Animals: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy - and Why They Matter

Jane Goodall · New World Library; 1 edition
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Based on award-winning scientist Marc Bekoff’s years studying social communication in a wide range of species, this important book shows that animals have rich emotional lives. Bekoff skillfully blends extraordinary stories of animal joy, empathy, grief, embarrassment, anger, and love...
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First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth

Marc Kaufman · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Are we alone in the universe? Almost certainly not. In First Contact, Marc Kaufman provides a gripping tour of the magnificent new science of astrobiology that is closing in on the discovery of extraterrestrial life. In recent decades, scientists generally held that the genesis of life...
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