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Acid Rain and the Rise of the Environmental Chemist in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Life and Work of Robert Angus Smith (Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945)

By: Peter Reed

Price: $154.99

Publisher: USA, Routledge, 2014

Edition: 1st


Robert Angus Smith (1817-1884) was a Scottish chemist and a leading investigator into what came to be known as 'acid rain'. This study of his working life, contextualized through discussion of his childhood, education, beliefs, family, interests and influences sheds light on the evolving understanding of sanitary science during the nineteenth century. Born in Glasgow and initially trained for a career in the Church of Scotland, Smith instead went on to study chemistry in... View more info

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Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth

By: Gitta Sereny

Price: $25.20

Publisher: Vintage, 1996-10-29


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Amelia Earhart (WELCOME BOOKS: REAL PEOPLE)

By: Abraham, Philip

Price: $5.45

Publisher: Childrens Pr, 2002-03-01


Emergent-reader nonfiction takes on a whole new face Consistent print placement, predictable text patterns and strong picture clues make this series ideal for emergent readers. View more info

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Amelia Earhart: More Than a Flier (Ready to Read, Level 3)

By: Lakin, Patricia; Daniel, Alan [Illustrator]; Daniel, Lea [Illustrator];

Price: $4.59

Publisher: Simon Spotlight, 2003-06-01


Ready-to-Read Level 3 Reading Proficiently Rich vocabulary More-challenging stories Longer chapters Amelia Earhart always loved adventure, and she did not let anything prevent her from following her dreams. Read all about how many "firsts" she accomplished in her life -- from her amazing airplane flights to her groundbreaking approach to life View more info

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An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood

By: Carter, Jimmy

Price: $15.35

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2001-10-16


"In An Hour Before Daylight, " Jimmy Carter, bestselling author of "Living Faith" and "Sources of Strength, " re-creates his Depression-era boyhood on a Georgia farm before the civil rights movement forever changed it and the country. Carter writes about the powerful rhythms of countryside and community in a sharecropping economy, offering an unforgettable portrait of his father, a brilliant farmer and a strict segregationist who treated black workers with respect and fa... View more info

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Another Place at the Table

By: Harrison, Kathy

Price: $14.42

Publisher: TarcherPerigee, 2004-05-24


The startling and ultimately uplifting narrative of one woman's thirteen-year experience as a foster parent. For more than a decade, Kathy Harrison has sheltered a shifting cast of troubled youngsters-the offspring of prostitutes and addicts; the sons and daughters of abusers; and teenage parents who aren't equipped for parenthood. All this, in addition to raising her three biological sons and two adopted daughters. What would motivate someone to give herself over t... View more info

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Balto and the Great Race (Stepping Stone)

By: Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody; Koerber, Nora [Illustrator]

Price: $5.49

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers, 1999-12-21


Balto has a quiet life as a sled dog-- until tragedy strikes. Dozens of children in Nome become sick with diphtheria. Without antitoxin serum, they will perish-- and the closest supply is 650 miles away The only way to get the serum to Nome is by sled, but can the dogs deliver it in time? Heading bravely into a brutal blizzard, Balto leads the race for life. A Kansas City Children' s Book Award for Grades 1- 3 View more info

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Ben Franklin's Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life

By: Fleming, Candace

Price: $20.72

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2003-09-01


""What good shall I do today?" " How Ben Franklin answered that question -- through his work as a writer, printer, statesman, and inventor -- forever established him as one of America's greatest figures. On one day in 1729 he published the first edition of the "Pennsylvania Gazette;" on another day he changed the Declaration of Independence by adding the famous words, "We hold these truths to be self-evident"; and it was all in a day's work when he planted the first ... View more info

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Best of David Bowie: The Definitive Collection for Guitar (Guitar Tab)

By: Bowie, David

Price: $17.90

Publisher: Hal Leonard, 2001-09-01


(Guitar Recorded Versions). Note-for-note transcriptions with tab for 13 top hits spanning the eclectic career of this innovative and influential artist. Includes: Changes * China Girl * Diamond Dogs * Fame * Heroes * I'm Afraid of Americans * Rebel, Rebel * Space Oddity * Station to Station * Suffragette City * TVC 15 * Young Americans * Ziggy Stardust. View more info

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Black Frontiers: A History of African American Heroes in the Old West

By: Schlissel, Lillian

Price: $9.96

Publisher: Aladdin, 2000-02-01


"Black Frontiers" chronicles the life and times of black men and women who settled the West from 1865 to the early 1900s. In this striking book, you'll meet many of these brave individuals face-to-face, through rare vintage photographs and a fascinating account of their real-life history. View more info

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Charles Mingus - More Than a Fake Book (Fake Books)

By: Mingus, Charles

Price: $17.87

Publisher: Hal Leonard, 1991-11-01


(Transcribed). Charles Mingus was a pioneer figure in modern jazz. Besides being a virtuoso bass player who played with the top jazz musicians for four decades, he was also an accomplished pianist, bandleader and composer who recorded more than 100 albums and wrote more than 300 original and innovative scores. This incredible collection explores Mingus' background and prestigious career as well as 55 of his pieces. The stories behind each song are given and accompanied b... View more info

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Charlie Parker Played Be Bop

By: Raschka, Christopher; Raschka, Chris

Price: $7.28

Publisher: Scholastic Inc., 1997-09-01


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Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head (Rush of Blood to the Head Pvg)

By: Coldplay

Price: $16.11

Publisher: Hal Leonard, 2003-04-01


(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). P/V/G arrangements for every song from Coldplay's 2002 Grammy winner for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Rock Performance by a Group. 11 tracks: Amsterdam * Clocks * Daylight * God Put a Smile upon Your Face * Green Eyes * In My Place * Politik * A Rush of Blood to the Head * The Scientist * Warning Sign * A Whisper. Also available in a Guitar Recorded Versions edition (00690593/$19.95). View more info

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David Bowie Anthology (Piano, Vocal, Guitar Personality Folio S)

By: Bowie, David

Price: $22.35

Publisher: Hal Leonard, 1985-02-01


(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). A must for Bowie fans. 41 songs in all from 'Ziggy Stardust' to his album 'Tonight, ' including: Ashes to Ashes * Blue Jean * Cat People * Changes * China Girl * Fashion * Let's Dance * The Man Who Sold the World * Modern Love * Rebel, Rebel * Scary Monsters and Super Creeps * Space Oddity * Suffragette City * Young Americans * Ziggy Stardust * and more View more info

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Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculations

By: Schama, Simon

Price: $18.93

Publisher: Vintage, 1992-06-02


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