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Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence

Christian Parenti · Nation Books
Format: Hardcover

From Africa to Asia and Latin America, the era of climate wars has begun. Extreme weather is breeding banditry, humanitarian crisis, and state failure. In Tropic of Chaos, investigative journalist Christian Parenti travels along the front lines of this gathering catastrophe--the belt of economically...
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National Geographic Field Guide to the Water's Edge: Beaches, Shorelines, and Riverbanks

Stephen Leatherman · National Geographic
Format: Paperback

The book guides the exploring naturalist to water's edge destinations throughout North America including Canada and Alaska.Main sections of the book cover three ocean coastlines--Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific; estuaries and wetlands; lakes, including the Great Lakes; and rivers,...
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The Earth Gazers: On Seeing Ourselves

CHRISTOPHER POTTER · Pegasus Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

It will soon be the fiftieth anniversary of the first manned mission to the moon, when men first saw for themselves the Earth as a sphere falling through space -- they saw a world without borders and these images continue to give hope and inspire.

Only twenty-four people have seen...

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Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood

Maureen Stanton · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The "mesmerizing . . . daring and important"* story of a risk-taking girlhood spent in a working-class prison town
*Andre Dubus III

For Maureen Stanton's proper Catholic mother, the town's maximum security prison was a way to keep her seven children in line ("If...
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The Gardener's Guide to Cactus: The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Globes

Scott Calhoun · Timber Press
Format: Paperback

"At last a book that shows readers just how easy, hardy, and rewarding cactus can be for everyone - not just specialists. Succulent plant expert Scott Calhoun picks 100 of the best cactus available and shows how they can make striking additions to your garden or serve as dazzling container...
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The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People

John Kelly · Henry Holt and Co.; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A magisterial account of the worst disasters to strike humankind—the Great Irish Potato Famine—conveyed as lyrical narrative history from the acclaimed author of The Great MortalityDeeply researched, compelling in its details, and startling in its conclusions about the appalling...
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Bees, Wasps, and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens

Eric Grissell · Timber Press; First Edition edition
Format: Book

Few insects are more important than bees, wasps, and ants. They maintain the gardens biological balance, fertilize vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and recycle nutrients within the soil. Its no exaggeration to say that a garden cant be understood without an understanding of its insects....
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All the Right Angles: From Gear Ratios to Calculating Odds: Mathematics in the World of Sports

Joel Levy · Firefly Books; 1st Edition edition
Format: Book

A visual reference to the mathematics of sports. Any definition of sport begins with the term physical. Motion, power, energy and momentum are the driving forces of physics, and numbers govern all sports. People and objects move in lines and curves, geometry determines progress, times...
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Infographic Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything

Thames Eaton · Cassell
Format: Hardcover

100 stunning, ingenious and absorbing infographics reveal the secrets of life, the universe and everything! Discover unique, witty and surprising facts about all sorts of natural phenomena, from the secrets of the universe to the wonders of natural science and the impenetrable dimensions...
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The Freshwater Fish Cookbook: More than 200 Ways to Cook Your Catch

A. D. Livingston · Lyons Press; 1st edition
Format: Print book

Book annotation not available for this title.Title: The Freshwater Fish CookbookAuthor: Livingston, A. D.Publisher: Globe Pequot PrPublication Date: 2008/11/18Number of Pages: 180Binding Type: PAPERBACKLibrary of Congress: 2008020204
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Marie Curie and Her Daughters: The Private Lives of Science's First Family

Shelley Emling · Palgrave Macmillan Trade; 1st Edition, 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

A new portrait of the two-time Nobel winner and her two daughters Focusing on the first family in science, this biography of Marie Curie plumbs the recesses of her relationships with her two daughters, extraordinary in their own right, and presents the legendary scientist to us in a fresh...
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The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution

Gregory Cochran · Basic Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition
Format: Paperback

Resistance to malaria. Blue eyes. Lactose tolerance. What do all of these traits have in common? Every one of them has emerged in the last 10,000 years. Scientists have long believed that the “great leap forward” that occurred some 40,000 to 50,000 years ago in Europe marked...
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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

HANS ROSLING · Flatiron Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.

When asked simple questions about global trends -- what percentage of the world's population live in poverty; why the world's population is increasing; how many...

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How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction

Robert Martin · Basic Books; 5.12.2013 edition
Format: Hardcover

Despite the widespread belief that natural is better when it comes to sex, pregnancy, and parenting, most of us have no idea what “natural” really means; the origins of our reproductive lives remain a mystery. Why are a quarter of a billion sperm cells needed to fertilize one egg?...
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How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate

Jeff Goodell · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Climate discussions often focus on potential impacts over a long period of time - several decades, a century even. But change could also happen much more suddenly. What if we had a real climate emergency - how could we cool the planet in a hurry? This question has led a group of scientists...
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