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Landmarks

Landmarks

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Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two.
Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature,...
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Weapons of Math Destruction

Weapons of Math Destruction

How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
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A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life - and threaten to rip apart our social fabric
We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives - where we go to school, whether we get a loan, how much we pay for insurance - are being made not by humans,...
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507 Mechanical Movements

507 Mechanical Movements

Mechanisms and Devices
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Epicyclic trains, oblique rollers, trip hammers, and lazy-tongs are among the ingenious mechanisms defined and illustrated in this intriguing collection. Spanning the first century of the Industrial Revolution, this 1868 compilation features simplified, concise illustrations of the mechanisms used in hydraulics,...
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Being Mortal

Being Mortal

Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End
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For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the boundaries of survival further each year, we have become increasingly detached from the reality of being mortal....
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The Sky at Einstein's Feet

The Sky at Einstein's Feet

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The insights of relativity have illuminated a century of astronomical discovery, often going beyond the phenomena that Einstein lived to see. This book shows, in nonmathematical ways, how deeply these ways of viewing the Universe have informed our interpretations of it, and how many of ...
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Let the Great World Spin

Let the Great World Spin

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New York, August 1974. A man is walking the sky. The city stands still in awe. Between the newly built Twin Towers the man is striding, twirling and showboating his way through the air. One hundred and ten stories below him, the lives of eight strangers spin towards each other?
Corrigan, a radical,...
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The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

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Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America,...
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Paper Towns

Paper Towns

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Who is the real Margo? Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks,...
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Small Steps

Small Steps

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Armpit and X-Ray are living in Austin, Texas. It is three years since they left the confines of Camp Green Lake Detention Centre and Armpit is taking small steps to turn his life around. He is working for a landscape gardener because he is good at digging holes, he is going to school and he is enjoying his first proper romance,...
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Cosmos

Cosmos

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RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX
Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space....
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Electronics Made Easy: Flash

Electronics Made Easy: Flash

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This new title in the popular 'Flash' series gets straight to the key facts of electronics. In just 96 pacy, jargon-free pages, you will: - get to grips with circuits - understand Ohm's Law - use capacitors and resistors - explore truth tables - examine control systems and much more besides!
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Life Insurance Risk Management Essentials

Life Insurance Risk Management Essentials

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The aim of the book is to provide an overview of risk management in life insurance companies. The focus is twofold: (1) to provide a broad view of the different topics needed for risk management and (2) to provide the necessary tools and techniques to concretely apply them in practice. ...
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The Things that Nobody Knows

The Things that Nobody Knows

501 Mysteries of Life, the Universe and Everything
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HERE ARE MANY, MANY THINGS THAT NOBODY KNOWS . . .
Why are so many giraffes gay?
Has human evolution stopped?
Where did our alphabet come from?
Can robots become self-aware?
Can lobsters recognize other lobsters by sight?
What goes on inside a black hole?
Are cell phones bad for us?
Why can't we remember anything from our earliest years?...
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Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass

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Read the book that started the phenomenon. Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series has taken the world by storm.Meet Celaena Sardothien.Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin,...
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Nuclear Fusion - Bringing the Sun to Earth

Nuclear Fusion - Bringing the Sun to Earth

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The dream that a bathtub of water and 100 g lithium could supply a family for 50 years with electricity stimulated scientists since the 1940s all over the world to make every effort to construct a working fusion reactor that uses the most fundamental of all energy sources: the nuclear fusion that fuels sun....
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