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The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design

Roman Mars · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Have you ever wondered what those bright, squiggly graffiti marks on the sidewalk mean? Or stopped to consider why you don't see metal fire escapes on new buildings? Or pondered the story behind those dancing inflatable figures in car dealerships?99% Invisible is a big-ideas podcast...
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Practical Cactus and Succulent Book: The Definitive Guide to Choosing, Displaying, and Caring for more than 200 Cacti

Fran Bailey · DK
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

Choose the right plant from 200 varieties of cacti and succulents, and learn how to grow and show them off with help from this comprehensive guide.How can you encourage your bunny ear cactus to flower and flourish? What is the best method for propagating an Echeveria or Kalanchoe? What...
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Magic: A History: From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present

Chris Gosden · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

Three great strands of belief run through human history: Religion is the relationship with one god or many gods, masters of our lives and destinies. Science distances us from the world, turning us into observers and collectors of knowledge. And magic is direct human participation in the universe:...
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Life in the Studio: Inspiration and Lessons on Creativity

Frances Palmer · Artisan
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

To step into potter Frances Palmer's world is to be surrounded by the trappings of a life that has been intentionally - and painstakingly - built to maximize creativity. A light-filled, airy studio in which to make her pottery, with a corner always at the ready for her daily photo shoots....
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Rugged Access for All: A Guide for Pushiking America's Diverse Trails with Mobility Chairs and Strollers

Christopher Kain
Format: Hardcover

Part narrative, part guidebook, this book follows the author and his wheelchair-bound daughter as they complete a range of hikes in all 50 states, validating that anyone can experience the natural landscapes the United States has to offer, even if pushing a mobility chair or stroller.When...
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100 Hikes of a Lifetime: The World's Ultimate Scenic Trails

Siber, Kate · NATL GEOGRAPHIC SOC

From the world's expert in outdoor adventure, here is the ultimate hiker's bucket list, with 100 breathtaking experiences for beginners to experts around the globe--from the celebrated Appalachian Trail to the off-the-beaten path (but not to be missed ) Six Waterfalls Hike in Micronesia....
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Gabrielle Chanel

Miren Arzalluz
Format: Hardcover

A richly illustrated, in-depth retrospective of the life and work of fashion icon Gabrielle Chanel.A revolutionary fashion icon, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel can lay claim to inventing modern women's fashion. At the beginning of the twentieth century, she stripped women of their...
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Lonely Planet's Natural World

Lonely Planet
Format: Hardcover

This beautiful and inspiring book is an authoritative and timely account of our planet's natural wonders, explaining how and why our bodies and brains benefit from being in nature, as well as the importance of valuing and protecting them for future generations.In each chapter - exploring...
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Drawing on The Dominant Eye: Decoding the Way We Perceive, Create, and Learn

Betty Edwards · TarcherPerigee
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

Millions of readers have embraced art teacher Betty Edwards's Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, from art students and teachers to established artists, corporate trainers, and more--all discovering a bold new way of drawing and problem-solving based on what we see, not what we think...
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Strange Sea Creatures

Erich Hoyt · Firefly Books
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

10 inches x 10 inches, hardcover with flap, 112 pagesFull color photographs throughout, glossary, index Praise for Creatures of the Deep: In Search of the Sea's Monsters and the World They Live In: "Erich Hoyt captures the excitement and beauty of recent advances [in ocean science]....
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Big Dog, Little Dog

Seth Casteel · Plume
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

A collection of stunning photographs, each featuring two dogs: one big, one small. These unexpected pairs are utterly adorable, making this book the perfect gift for the biggest (or littlest) dog lover in your life, or the perfect coffee-table book for anyone who loves cute pups.
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GLORY: Magical Visions of Black Beauty

Kahran Bethencourt · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

With stunning images of natural hair and gorgeous, inventive visual storytelling, GLORY puts Black beauty front and center with more than 100 breathtaking photographs and a collection of powerful essays about the children. At its heart, it is a recognition and celebration of the versatility...
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A Geek Girl's Guide to Electronics and the Internet of Things

Audrey O'Shea
Format: Paperback

A Geek Girl's Guide to Electronics and the Internet of Things breaks down and simplifies electronics and the Internet of Things for the layperson. Written by a leading technical school instructor with a talent for bringing complex topics to everyday people, this book provides concrete...
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Lost Animals: Extinct, Endangered, and Rediscovered Species

John Whitfield
Format: Hardcover

Lost Animals brings back to life some of the most charismatic creatures to inhabit the planet. It captures the imagination with more than 200 incredible photographs, artworks of fossils, and scientific drawings of charming creatures like dodos, paraceratherium (the largest land mammal)...
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Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel

Suzanne Roberts
Format: Paperback

Both a memoir in travel essays and an anti-guidebook, Bad Tourist takes us across four continents to fifteen countries, showing us what not to do when traveling. A woman learning to claim her own desires and adventures, Suzanne Roberts encounters lightning and landslides, sharks and piranha-infested...
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The National Baseball Hall of Fame Collection

James Buckley · Epic Ink
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Separated into , The National Baseball Hall of Fame Collection highlights , , championships, moments, and more. Meet the greats of the game from before you were born and relive the memories that you shared with your diamond heroes of recent years. The text is updated through the 2020 Hall...
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Succulents and All things Under Glass: Ideas and inspiration for indoor gardens

Isabelle Palmer
Format: Hardcover

Small-space gardening expert Isabelle Palmer shows you how to use succulents and other plants to create trendy terrariums and gorgeous indoor garden designs, and how to grow under glass, with helpful advice and techniques, as well as handy tips for taking care of your new house plants....
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My TV for Seniors

Michael Miller
Format: Paperback(2nd ed.)

Millions of people are cutting the cord on old-fashioned cable TV plans, and choosing more modern, efficient, and cost-effective ways to watch their favorite programming and movies. is an exceptionally easy and complete full-color guide to all the services and hardware you'll need...
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The Horse: Its Nature, Revealed

Emmanuelle Brengard
Format: Paperback

This gorgeous book presents the noble and powerful horse in spellbinding photographs, revealing text, and extended captions. Sabine Stuewer has been observing horses for years -- when they are alone and in groups. Her images are an indulgent visual treat, revealing the pure beauty of horses...
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Remarkable Diaries: The World's Greatest Diaries, Journals, Notebooks, & Letters

DK
Format: Hardcover

Remarkable Diaries traces the history of the diary from ancient times to the present day, bringing together more than 80 historical and literary diaries, artists' sketchbooks, explorers' journals, and scientists' notebooks. Discover what it was like to build a pyramid, sail...
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Loving Sports When They Don't Love You Back: Dilemmas of the Modern Fan

Jessica Luther · University of Texas Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Triumphant wins, gut-wrenching losses, last-second shots, underdogs, competition, and loyalty - it's fun to be a fan. But when a football player takes a hit to the head after yet another study has warned of the dangers of CTE, or when a team whose mascot was born in an era of racism...
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