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God's debris : a thought experiment book God's debris : a thought experiment

Adams, Scott, 1957-
110 ADAMS

Take a metaphysical journey into man’s first science, the search for meaning, as you try to deliver a package to the smartest man in the world who won’t take it until you understand.

132 pages




Tuesdays with Morrie : an old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson book Tuesdays with Morrie : an old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson

Albom, Mitch, 1958-
155.937 ALBOM

Meet one-of-a-kind college professor Morrie Schwartz, who teaches us all to live fully as he lies dying, and his former student Mitch Albom, who gets a chance to rediscover life through the death of his mentor and friend.

192 pages




Damned lies and statistics : untangling numbers from the media, politicians, and activists book Damned lies and statistics : untangling numbers from the media, politicians, and activists

Best, Joel.
303.38 BEST

Offers advice on how to understand social statistics and how to recognize bad statistics that are sometimes put out by the media, or special interest groups; and presents analyses of a selection of bad statistics.

190 pages




My start-up life : what a (very) young CEO learned on his journey through Silicon Valley book My start-up life : what a (very) young CEO learned on his journey through Silicon Valley

Casnocha, Ben.
338.76 CASNOCH

Casnocha, a 19-year-old entrepreneur, tells his own story about the ups and downs of making a business idea work and inspires readers to find their own way to make a difference.

189 pages




From clueless to class act : manners for the modern man book From clueless to class act : manners for the modern man

Smith, Jodi R. R.
395.142 SMITH

These unstuffy guides to good behavior will help young men and women develop the style and panache to make a good impression in social and professional circles.

176 pages




From clueless to class act : manners for the modern woman book From clueless to class act : manners for the modern woman

Smith, Jodi R. R.
395.144 SMITH

These unstuffy guides to good behavior will help young men and women develop the style and panache to make a good impression in social and professional circles.

176 pages




A sand county almanac : with essays on conservation book A sand county almanac : with essays on conservation

Leopold, Aldo, 1886-1948.
508.73 LEOPOLD

With this edition of A Sand County Almanac, a new generation of readers can walk beside one of America's most respected naturalists as he conveys the beauty of a marsh before sunrise or the wealth of history to be found in an ancient oak.

190 pages




She's got next : a story of getting in, staying open, and taking a shot book She's got next : a story of getting in, staying open, and taking a shot

King, Melissa.
796.323 KING

When Melissa King, a transplanted southerner in search of connection, finds herself on the lean, mean streets of Chicago, she turns to her childhood passion for basketball. Ultimately, through the jubilant swish of the net, the brunt of an egregious foul, and the knowing glance of a stranger who says yes, you can be on my team, King discovers in those rare moments on the court the countless things she wants in life but cannot name.

181 pages




1968 book 1968

Kaufman, Michael T.
909.826 KAUFMAN

From racial and gender equality fights to the struggle against the draft and the Vietnam war, in 1968 Americans asked questions and fought for their rights. Now, 30 years later, we look back on that seminal year - from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assasination to the Columbia University riots to our changing role among other nations - in this gripping introduction to the events home and abroad.

148 pages




Shakespeare : the world as stage book Shakespeare : the world as stage

Bryson, Bill.
BIO SHAKESP BRYSON

William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself.

199 pages




Witches! : the absolutely true tale of disaster in Salem Juvenile Book Witches! : the absolutely true tale of disaster in Salem

Schanzer, Rosalyn.
J 133.4309 SCHANZE

Tells the story of the victims, the accused witches, and the scheming officials that turned a mysterious illness into a witch hunt.

144 pages




After Gandhi : one hundred years of nonviolent resistance Juvenile Book After Gandhi : one hundred years of nonviolent resistance

O'Brien, Anne Sibley.
J 303.61 OBRIEN

"Be the change you want to see in the world." --Mohandas Gandhi In 1908 Mohandas Gandhi spoke to a crowd of 3,000. Together they protested against an unjust law without guns or rioting. Peacefully they made a difference. Gandhi's words and deeds influenced countless others to work toward the goals of freedom and justice through peaceful methods.

181 pages




Encyclopedia of the end : mysterious death in fact, fancy, folklore, and more Juvenile Book Encyclopedia of the end : mysterious death in fact, fancy, folklore, and more

Noyes, Deborah.
J 306.903 NOYES

How much do we truly know and understand about our own mortality? Enter Encyclopedia of the End, a compulsively readable and beautifully illustrated compendium that explores this most taboo of topics. Entries present a kaleidoscopic mix of topics from afterlife to assassination, forensic science to funeral foods, rigor mortis to reincarnation and more.

143 pages




We've got a job : the 1963 Birmingham Children's March Juvenile Book We've got a job : the 1963 Birmingham Children's March

Levinson, Cynthia.
J 323.1196 LEVINSO

Discusses the events of the 4,000 African American students who marched to jail to secure their freedom in May 1963.

176 pages




World without fish : how could we let this happen? Juvenile Book World without fish : how could we let this happen?

Kurlansky, Mark.
J 333.9561 KURLANS

World Without Fish describes how the fish we most commonly eat, including tuna, salmon, cod, and swordfish, could disappear within 50 years, and the domino effect it would have--oceans teeming with jellyfish and turning pinkish orange from algal blooms; seabirds disappearing, then reptiles, then mammals. It describes the back-and-forth dynamic of fishermen and scientists. It covers the effects of industrialized fishing, and how bottom-dragging nets are turning the ocean floor into a desert. The answer? Support sustainable fishing.

183 pages




Phineas Gage : a gruesome but true story about brain science Juvenile Book Phineas Gage : a gruesome but true story about brain science

Fleischman, John.
J 362.1974 FLEISCH

The day a premature explosion drove a tamping iron through Gage’s brain, both his personality and life changed.

86 pages




Secret subway : the fascinating tale of an amazing feat of engineering Juvenile Book Secret subway : the fascinating tale of an amazing feat of engineering

Sandler, Martin W.
J 388.428 SANDLER

In 1869, Alfred Beach wanted to build America's first air-powered railway below New York City, but Boss Tweed, powerful politician and notorious crook, opposed. Working under night cover, Beach and his crew carved a three-hundred-foot tunnel beneath a department store. Before long, the project was discovered and the public raved about its potential. But no further tunnels were ever built. What happened to Beach's railway, and where is it now?

96 pages




Beyond : a solar system voyage Juvenile Book Beyond : a solar system voyage

Benson, Michael, 1962-
J 523.2 BENSON

Presents the solar system from the perspective of the space probes sent to explore the heavens.

121 pages




The mighty Mars rovers : the incredible adventures of Spirit and Opportunity Juvenile Book The mighty Mars rovers : the incredible adventures of Spirit and Opportunity

Rusch, Elizabeth.
J 523.43 RUSCH

The story of the two robot vehicles, Spirit and Opportunity, that were sent to explore Mars, lasting far past their projected lives of 3 months and sending back invaluable images of the environmentally hostile planet.

79 pages




Written in bone : buried lives of Jamestown and colonial Maryland Juvenile Book Written in bone : buried lives of Jamestown and colonial Maryland

Walker, Sally M.
J 614.17 WALKER

This book reports on the work of forensic scientists who are excavating grave sites in James Fort, in Jamestown, Virginia, to understand the people who lived in the Chesapeake Bay area in the 1600s and 1700s.

144 pages




The secret of the yellow death : a true story of medical sleuthing Juvenile Book The secret of the yellow death : a true story of medical sleuthing

Jurmain, Suzanne.
J 614.541 JURMAIN

Tells the story of the doctors and researchers who worked to track down the cause of yellow fever and find a way to eliminate the disease.

104 pages




Invincible microbe : tuberculosis and the never-ending search for a cure Juvenile Book Invincible microbe : tuberculosis and the never-ending search for a cure

Murphy, Jim, 1947-
J 616.995 MURPHY

This is the compelling, suspenseful, down-to-earth story of a killer that has been stalking and doing away with people for thousands of years: Tuberculosis. The "biography" of this deadly germ, an account of the diagnosis, treatment, and "cure" of the disease over time, and the social history of an illness that could strike anywhere but was most prevalent among the poor are woven together in an engrossing narrative supported by 70-plus archival prints and photographs.

149 pages




Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream Juvenile Book Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream

Stone, Tanya Lee.
J 629.45 STONE

What does it take to be an astronaut? Excellence at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, top physical shape, any checklist would include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a man. Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved that they were not only as tough as the toughest man but also brave enough to challenge the government.

133 pages




Mission control, this is Apollo : the story of the first voyages to the moon Juvenile Book Mission control, this is Apollo : the story of the first voyages to the moon

Chaikin, Andrew, 1956-
J 629.454 CHAIKIN

July 20, 1969, marked one of the climactic moments in our history, the day Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it is only one piece of a magnificent story. Mission Control, This Is Apollo, by the acclaimed Andrew Chaikin recounts space history from the Mercury missions through Apollo 17 and beyond. Handsome, informative, and dramatic, this is no textbook, it is the tale of humankind's greatest adventure in the last frontier: space.

114 pages




What the world eats Juvenile Book What the world eats

Menzel, Peter, 1948-
J 641.3002 MENZEL

A photographic collection exploring what the world eats featuring portraits of twenty-five families from twenty-one countries surrounded by a week's worth of food.

160 pages




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