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Monument 14: Savage Drift
  • Author : Emmy Laybourne
  • Publisher : Square Fish
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1250063078
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • It's over. Dean, Alex, and the other survivors of the Monument 14 have escaped the disaster zone and made it to the safety of a Canadian refugee camp. Some of the kids have been reunited with their families, and everyone is making tentative plans for the future. And then, Niko learns that his lost love, Josie, has survived! Or is it? For Josie, separated from the group and presumed dead, life has gone from bad to worse. Trapped in a terrible prison camp with other exposed O's and traumatized by her experiences, she has given up all hope of rescue. Meanwhile, scared by the government's unusual interest in her pregnancy, Astrid--along with her two protectors, Dean and Jake--joins Niko on his desperate quest to be reunited with Josie. In Monument 14: Savage Drift, the stunningly fierce conclusion to the Monument 14 trilogy, author Emmy Laybourne ups the stakes even higher for a group of kids who have continually survived the unthinkable. Can they do so one last time?

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    Savage Drift
  • Author : Emmy Laybourne
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN : 1484456009
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  • Genre : Natural disasters
  • Dean, Alex, and the other survivors of the Monument 14 have escaped the disaster zone and made it to the safety of a Canadian refugee camp. Some of the kids have been reunited with their families, and everyone is making tentative plans for the future

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    Monument 14
  • Author : Emmy Laybourne
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780312569037
  • Reader Reviews : 60
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When a group of kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside, outside, a series of disasters from a monster hailstorm to a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world apart.

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    Monument 14: Savage Drift
  • Author : Emmy Laybourne
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 9781250036421
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The survivors of the Monument 14 have finally made it to the safety of a Canadian refugee camp, but Josie, trapped in a brutal prison camp for exposed Type Os, may lose hope unless Niko and his companions can rescue her.

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    Monument 14: Sky on Fire
  • Author : Emmy Laybourne
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9780312569044
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • After repairing a school bus, the group of survivors split in two, with one group heading to the airport in hopes of reuniting with their parents and saving their dying friend and the other trying to rebuild the community they lost.

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    Savage Drift
  • Author : Emmy Laybourne
  • Publisher : Hodder Children's Books
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN : 1444917900
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Dean, Alex, and the other survivors of the Monument 14 have escaped the disaster zone and made it to the safety of a Canadian refugee camp. Some of the kids have even been reunited with their families and are making tentative plans for the future. Then, Niko learns that his lost love, Josie, has survived.

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    The Monument 14 Trilogy
  • Author : Emmy Laybourne
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Pages : 848
  • ISBN : 9781250109941
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Fourteen kids from Monument, Colorado find themselves trapped in a superstore. Outside, violent storms rage and a dangerous chemical leaks into the atmosphere, killing some and changing others into something not quite human. The kids must band together if they want to live. But it won’t be easy, and there’s no telling what kind of world they’ll be left with. Emmy Laybourne’s Monument 14 trilogy is an action-adventure thrill ride that will have readers’ hearts racing. Includes all three books in the series, Monument 14, Sky on Fire, and Savage Drift. “A tense, claustrophobic, and fast-paced thriller.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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    Stop Drifting, Start Rowing
  • Author : Roz Savage
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9781401942632
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • In 2007, Roz Savage set out to row 8,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean—alone. Despite having successfully rowed across the Atlantic the previous year, the Pacific presented the former office worker with unprecedented challenges and overpowering currents—both in the water and within herself. Crossing Earth’s largest ocean alone might seem a long way removed from everyday life, yet the lessons Roz learned about the inner journey, the ocean, and the world are relevant to all of us. She shares tales of the ups and downs of her voyage across the waves, while offering insights on how to find happiness through a meaningful and rewarding life.

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    Drift
  • Author : Rachel Maddow
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780307460998
  • Reader Reviews : 45
  • Genre : Political Science
  • The #1 New York Times bestseller that charts America’s dangerous drift into a state of perpetual war. Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war. To understand how we've arrived at such a dangerous place, Maddow takes us from the Vietnam War to today's war in Afghanistan, along the way exploring Reagan's radical presidency, the disturbing rise of executive authority, the gradual outsourcing of our war-making capabilities to private companies, the plummeting percentage of American families whose children fight our constant wars for us, and even the changing fortunes of G.I. Joe. Ultimately, she shows us just how much we stand to lose by allowing the scope of American military power to overpower our political discourse. Sensible yet provocative, dead serious yet seri­ously funny, Drift reinvigorates a "loud and jangly" political debate about our vast and confounding national security state.

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    The Mermaid's Apprentice
  • Author : C. L. Savage
  • Publisher : SeaRisen LLC
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN : 9780990925835
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Melanie is a newly minted mermaid on her way to visit her Uncle Arlo, hoping to help him with his marine biology research and earn her tail. Along with Melanie on the trip is her dad and her friend Ri’Anne, who Melanie hopes will follow her in her footsteps to become a mermaid like her. To teach another to be a mermaid takes magic and lots of water! Melanie’s plan is first to learn what it takes to be a mermaid, so she can teach Ri’Anne, all while doing research dives for her uncle. However, Ri’Anne is a fairy at heart, and while she wants to please Melanie, trouble can result when fairy meets water. Will Ri’Anne choose to be a mermaid and fulfill her lifelong dream, or follow her heart and become a fairy and fly free? Can Melanie still fulfill her quest for a mermaid tail?

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    Drift
  • Author : Brian Shea,L T Ryan
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 1670731359
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  • Genre : Books
  • They killed the wrong girl. Rachel Hatch will make them pay.New from USA Today & Amazon two-million copy bestselling author L.T. Ryan with Brian Shea.Ex-Army criminal investigator Rachel Hatch is a drifter. No home. No commitments. Until her sister's drowning drags her back to the town she left fifteen years ago.Convinced her sister's death was no accident, Hatch partners with the local sheriff, Dalton Savage. Every answer unlocks another question, and as the investigation begins to unravel, Hatch and Savage find their lives on the line.Hatch is forced to use her special set of skills--forged on the field of combat--if she ever plans to learn the truth about her sister and brings those responsible to justice.

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    Sweet
  • Author : Emmy Laybourne
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781250079060
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The luxurious celebrity cruise launching the trendy new diet sweetener Solu should be the vacation of a lifetime. But Laurel is starting to regret accepting her friend Viv's invitation. She's already completely embarrassed herself in front of celebrity host Tom Forelli—the hottest guy ever!—and she's too sick to even try the sweetener. And that's before Viv and all the other passengers start acting really strange. Tom knows that he should be grateful for this job and the chance to shed his former-child-star image. His publicists have even set up a 'romance' with a sexy reality star. But as things on the ship start to get wild, he finds himself drawn to a different girl. And when the hosting gig turns into an expose on the shocking side effects of Solu, it's Laurel that he's determined to save. Emmy Laybourne, author of the Monument 14 trilogy, takes readers on a dream vacation in Sweet that goes first comically, then tragically, then horrifyingly, wrong!

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    Berserker
  • Author : Emmy Laybourne
  • Publisher : Square Fish
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN : 9781250055200
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Hanne and her siblings flee Norway after her "gift" causes her to commit murder, and on the American frontier Owen, a cowboy, leads them toward their uncle who may help them learn control.

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    Savage Messiah
  • Author : Laura Grace Ford
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN : 9781786637857
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  • Genre : History
  • The acclaimed art fanzine’s psychogeographic drifts through a ruined city Savage Messiah collects the entire set of Laura Oldfield Ford’s fanzine to date. Part graphic novel, part artwork, the book is both an angry polemic against the marginalization of the city’s working class and an exploration of the cracks that open up in urban space.

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    Ransacker
  • Author : Emmy Laybourne
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN : 9781250134141
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The gripping, heart-wrenching companion novel to Emmy Laybourne’s much acclaimed historical fantasy Berserker. Rare powers. Precious metals. A final showdown. 1886. The Hemstads possess supernatural powers bestowed upon their family by the ancient Norse gods. Now Sissel, the youngest at 16, discovers her gift: she is a Ransacker. She can find gold and other precious metals and pull them to her. Hers is an awesome and dangerous gift. Sissel and her siblings have been living peacefully in a small town in Montana, trying to blend-in and escape the violent events that haunt them, but they’ve all been tricked—the handsome young man courting Sissel is secretly a Pinkerton spy, reporting to the man who wants to control them, the Baron Fjelstad. Sissel’s beau is not the only one interested in her new talents. She’s also caught the attention of a local mine owner who’s convinced Sissel has a lucky touch when it comes to finding gold. With betrayal lurking around every corner, Sissel must tread carefully. Harnessing her powers could bring great fortune . . . or cause the powerful Baron to come hunting her and her siblings down for once and for all.

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    Continental Drift
  • Author : Russell Banks
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 9780062123169
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “The most convincing portrait I know of contemporary America . . . a great American novel.”— James Atlas, The Atlantic Monthly A reissue of Russell Banks’ classic novel about love and sex, racism and poverty, and the failures of the American dream, now with P.S. and as a Harper Perennial Modern Classic. Russell Bank’s searing tale of uprootedness, migration, and exploitation in contemporary America brings together two of the dominant realms of his fiction—New England and the Caribbean—skillfully braided into one taut narrative. Continental Drift is the story of a young blue-collar worker and family man who abandons his broken dreams in New Hampshire and the story of a young Haitian woman who, with her nephew and baby, flees the brutal injustice and poverty of her homeland.

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    Savage Country
  • Author : Robert Olmstead
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 9781616204129
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “The year was 1873 and all about was the evidence of boom and bust, shattered dreams, foolish ambition, depredation, shame, greed, and cruelty . . .” Onto this broken Western stage rides Michael Coughlin, a Civil War veteran with an enigmatic past, come to town to settle his dead brother’s debt. Together with his widowed sister-in-law, Elizabeth, bankrupted by her husband’s folly and death, they embark on a massive, and hugely dangerous, buffalo hunt. Elizabeth hopes to salvage something of her former life and the lives of the hired men and their families who now depend on her; the buffalo hunt that her husband had planned, she now realizes, was his last hope for saving the land. Elizabeth and Michael plunge south across the aptly named “dead line” demarcating Indian Territory from their home state of Kansas. Nothing could have prepared them for the dangers: rattlesnakes, rabies, wildfire, lightning strikes, blue northers, flash floods—and human treachery. With the Comanche in winter quarters, Elizabeth and Michael are on borrowed time, and the cruel work of harvesting the buffalo is unraveling their souls. Bracing, direct, and quintessentially American, Olmstead’s gripping narrative follows that infamous hunt, which drove the buffalo to near extinction. Savage Country is the story of a moment in our history in which mass destruction of an animal population was seen as a road to economic salvation. But it’s also the intimate story of how that hunt changed Michael and Elizabeth forever.

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    Jake and the Other Girl
  • Author : Emmy Laybourne
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781466846128
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The apocalypse has hit Monument, Colorado, and Jake Simonsen, captain of the football team, is caught in the middle of it. A series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a terrible chemical weapons spill that affects people differently depending on blood type, has torn the world as he knows it apart. Now Jake has to decide how to pick up the pieces. "Jake and the Other Girl," an original story by Emmy Laybourne acquired for Tor.com by Holly West, is set in the world of Monument 14. The next book in the series, Monument 14: Sky on Fire goes on sale May 28, 2013. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    The Savage Garden
  • Author : Mark Mills
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781440638046
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Young Cambridge scholar Adam Banting is in Tuscany, assigned to write a scholarly monograph about the famous Docci garden—a mysterious world of statues, grottoes, meandering rills, and classical inscriptions. As his research deepens, Adam comes to suspect that buried in the garden’s strange iconography is the key to uncovering a long-ago murder. But the ancient house holds its own secrets as well. And as Adam delves into his subject, he begins to suspect that he is being used to discover the true meaning of the villa’s murderous past.

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    Lord of the Flies
  • Author : William Golding
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0399501487
  • Reader Reviews : 2903
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age. This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler. At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.

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    Savage Inequalities
  • Author : Jonathan Kozol
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9780770435684
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Education
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An impassioned book, laced with anger and indignation, about how our public education system scorns so many of our children.”—The New York Times Book Review In 1988, Jonathan Kozol set off to spend time with children in the American public education system. For two years, he visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington, D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. He spoke with teachers, principals, superintendents, and, most important, children. What he found was devastating. Not only were schools for rich and poor blatantly unequal, the gulf between the two extremes was widening—and it has widened since. The urban schools he visited were overcrowded and understaffed, and lacked the basic elements of learning—including books and, all too often, classrooms for the students. In Savage Inequalities, Kozol delivers a searing examination of the extremes of wealth and poverty and calls into question the reality of equal opportunity in our nation’s schools. Praise for Savage Inequalities “I was unprepared for the horror and shame I felt. . . . Savage Inequalities is a savage indictment. . . . Everyone should read this important book.”—Robert Wilson, USA Today “Kozol has written a book that must be read by anyone interested in education.”—Elizabeth Duff, Philadelphia Inquirer “The forces of equity have now been joined by a powerful voice. . . . Kozol has written a searing exposé of the extremes of wealth and poverty in America’s school system and the blighting effect on poor children, especially those in cities.”—Emily Mitchell, Time “Easily the most passionate, and certain to be the most passionately debated, book about American education in several years . . . A classic American muckraker with an eloquent prose style, Kozol offers . . . an old-fashioned brand of moral outrage that will affect every reader whose heart has not yet turned to stone.”—Entertainment Weekly

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    U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : CHI:77546855
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    Geological Survey Professional Paper
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : OSU:32435029396108
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  • Genre : Geology
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    The Bench
  • Author : Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9780593434536
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex’s first children’s book, The Bench, beautifully captures the special relationship between father and son, as seen through a mother’s eyes. The book’s storytelling and illustration give us snapshots of shared moments that evoke a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion. This is your bench Where you’ll witness great joy. From here you will rest See the growth of our boy. In The Bench, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, touchingly captures the evolving and expanding relationship between father and son and reminds us of the many ways that love can take shape and be expressed in a modern family. Evoking a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion, The Bench gives readers a window into shared and enduring moments between a diverse group of fathers and sons—moments of peace and reflection, trust and belief, discovery and learning, and lasting comfort. Working in watercolor for the first time, Caldecott-winning, bestselling illustrator Christian Robinson expands on his signature style to bring joy and softness to the pages, reflecting the beauty of a father’s love through a mother’s eyes. With a universal message, this thoughtful and heartwarming read-aloud is destined to be treasured by families for generations to come.

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    The Savage Wars Of Peace
  • Author : Max Boot
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780465038664
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • America's "small wars," "imperial wars," or, as the Pentagon now terms them, "low-intensity conflicts," have played an essential but little-appreciated role in its growth as a world power. Beginning with Jefferson's expedition against the Barbary Pirates, Max Boot tells the exciting stories of our sometimes minor but often bloody landings in Samoa, the Philippines, China, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Mexico, Russia, and elsewhere. Along the way he sketches colorful portraits of little-known military heroes such as Stephen Decatur, "Fighting Fred" Funston, and Smedley Butler. From 1800 to the present day, such undeclared wars have made up the vast majority of our military engagements. Yet the military has often resisted preparing itself for small wars, preferring instead to train for big conflicts that seldom come. Boot re-examines the tragedy of Vietnam through a "small war" prism. He concludes with a devastating critique of the Powell Doctrine and a convincing argument that the armed forces must reorient themselves to better handle small-war missions, because such clashes are an inevitable result of America's far-flung imperial responsibilities.

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    Dress Your Marines in White
  • Author : Emmy Laybourne
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781466819634
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • It was just a test report. Like one of many, many he'd written up in the past. Except this time, several of the test subjects are dead..." At first, Dr. James Cutlass had thought his new job at NORAD was thrilling and full of opportunities, but that was before the demonstration... "Dress Your Marines in White" is the story of the terrifying choices surrounding a chemical weapons demonstration gone horribly wrong. DRESS YOUR MARINES IN WHITE is a new original science-fiction story from writer and actress Emmy Laybourne, who has appeared in movies like Superstar and The In-Laws and has performed original comedy on Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, and with UCB and Chicago City Limits. It is a prequel to her debut novel, Monument 14, which will be available on June 5th. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Adolph Sutro
  • Author : William R. Huber
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN : 9781476680392
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  • Genre : History
  • Adolph Sutro was forever seeking challenges. Emigrating from Prussia to the U.S. at age 20, the California gold rush lured him west. At the Comstock Lode in Nevada, he conceived an idea for a tunnel to drain the hot water that made the mines perilous and inefficient. But he would have to overcome both physical obstacles and powerful opposition by the Bank of California to realize his vision. Back in San Francisco, Sutro bought one twelfth of the city, including the famous Cliff House perched over the Pacific Ocean. When it burned to cinders on Christmas Day, 1894, he built a massive, eight-story Victorian replacement. He used his expertise in tunneling and water solutions to create the world's largest enclosed swimming structure, the Sutro Baths--six glass-covered heated saltwater pools with capacity of 1,000 swimmers. Other challenges followed but Sutro was not invincible. After a two-year term as mayor of San Francisco, he succumbed to debilitating strokes which left him senile. His death in 1898 started disputes among his heirs--six children by his wife and two by his mistress--that lasted more than a decade.

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    The Fabric of Civilization
  • Author : Virginia Postrel
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781541617612
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : History
  • From Paleolithic flax to 3D knitting, explore the global history of textiles and the world they weave together in this enthralling and educational guide. The story of humanity is the story of textiles -- as old as civilization itself. Since the first thread was spun, the need for textiles has driven technology, business, politics, and culture. In The Fabric of Civilization, Virginia Postrel synthesizes groundbreaking research from archaeology, economics, and science to reveal a surprising history. From Minoans exporting wool colored with precious purple dye to Egypt, to Romans arrayed in costly Chinese silk, the cloth trade paved the crossroads of the ancient world. Textiles funded the Renaissance and the Mughal Empire; they gave us banks and bookkeeping, Michelangelo's David and the Taj Mahal. The cloth business spread the alphabet and arithmetic, propelled chemical research, and taught people to think in binary code. Assiduously researched and deftly narrated, The Fabric of Civilization tells the story of the world's most influential commodity.

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    438 Days
  • Author : Jonathan Franklin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781501116308
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • "The miraculous account of the man who survived alone and adrift at sea longer than anyone in recorded history--as told to journalist Jonathan Franklin in dozens of exclusive interviews"--

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    Appendix to Journals of Senate and Assembly ... of the Legislature
  • Author : Nevada. Legislature
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UOM:39015068098618
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    Report
  • Author : Nevada. State Mineralogist
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : UOM:39015074976476
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  • Genre : Geology
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    Appendix to Journals of Senate and Assembly
  • Author : Nevada (Terr.). Legislative Assembly
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UCAL:B2907764
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    Drifting House
  • Author : Krys Lee
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9780143122937
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Presents a collection of short stories that depicts the lives of Korean immigrants to America in both contemporary times and immediately following the war, including a story about a woman who fakes a marriage to find her kidnapped daughter.

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    Annual Report
  • Author : Kentucky. Mines and Minerals Department
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112105674151
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  • Genre : Coal mines and mining
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    Devil's Own Work
  • Author : Alan Judd
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 115
  • ISBN : 0679747451
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Visiting a reclusive literary giant in the South of France, Edward, a novelist, learns a terrible secret and makes a treacherous bargain that causes the young writer to inherit a terrible power when the older dies. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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    The World Until Yesterday
  • Author : Jared Diamond
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781846148156
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Social Science
  • From the author of No.1 international bestseller Collapse, a mesmerizing portrait of the human past that offers profound lessons for how we can live today Visionary, prize-winning author Jared Diamond changed the way we think about the rise and fall of human civilizations with his previous international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse. Now he returns with another epic - and groundbreaking - journey into our rapidly receding past. In The World Until Yesterday, Diamond reveals how traditional societies around the world offer an extraordinary window onto how our ancestors lived for the majority of human history - until virtually yesterday, in evolutionary terms - and provide unique, often overlooked insights into human nature. Drawing extensively on his decades working in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, Diamond explores how tribal societies approach essential human problems, from childrearing to conflict resolution to health, and discovers we have much to learn from traditional ways of life. He unearths remarkable findings - from the reason why modern afflictions like diabetes, obesity and Alzheimer's are virtually non-existent in tribal societies to the surprising benefits of multilingualism. Panoramic in scope and thrillingly original, The World Until Yesterday provides an enthralling first-hand picture of the human past that also suggests profound lessons for how to live well today. Jared Diamond is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the seminal million-copy-bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, which was named one of TIME's best non-fiction books of all time, and Collapse, a #1 international bestseller. A professor of geography at UCLA and noted polymath, Diamond's work has been influential in the fields of anthropology, biology, ornithology, ecology and history, among others.

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    After the Woods
  • Author : Kim Savage
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 9780374300555
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • An emotionally-charged debut novel about the deadly lies hidden beneath a destructive friendship.

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    Geological Survey Professional Paper
  • Author : Geological Survey (U.S.)
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105001398259
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    Report of the Director of the Mint Upon the Statistics of the Production of the Precious Metals in the United States
  • Author : United States. Bureau of the Mint
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 782
  • ISBN : UOM:39015069558461
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  • Genre : Mines and mineral resources
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    Report of the Director of the Mint Upon the Production of the Precious Metals in the U.S.
  • Author : United States. Bureau of the Mint
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433089970812
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