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Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl

Stacey O'Brien - 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
Chronicles the author's rescue of an abandoned barn owlet, from her efforts to resuscitate and raise the young owl through their nineteen years together, during which the author made key discoveries about owl behavior.
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The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life

Joseph Ledoux - 1998 - Psychology - Limited preview
Examines emotions and psychological disorders from a biological perspective, analyzing what emotions are, how they operate in the brain, and how they influence everyday lives
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A Tour of the Subatomic Zoo: A Guide to Particle Physics

Cindy Schwarz - 1997 - Science - Limited preview
An introduction to particle physics covers such topics as the parts of an atom, antimatter, quarks, and particle accelerators.
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The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the ...

Dyan deNapoli - 2010 - Nature - Limited preview
ON JUNE 23, 2000, the iron-ore carrier MV Treasure, en route from Brazil to China, foundered off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, spilling 1,300 tons of oil into the ocean and contaminating the habitat of 75,000 penguins. Realizing thJuneat ...
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On the Experience of Time

Robert Evan Ornstein - 1997 - Psychology - Snippet view
How do we experience time? What do we use to experience it?In a series of remarkable experiments, Robert Ornstein shows that it is difficult to maintain an “inner clock” explanation of the experience of time and postulates a cognitive ...
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The Trustafarian Handbook: A Field Guide to the Neo-Hippie Lifestyle ...

Brian Griffin - 2010 - Humor - Limited preview
For years, a moldy slice of the upper crust has been slumming it in disguise. Sitting on stoops, smoking up, and trying to blend in with the common broke folk by wearing worn-out jeans (though really stylishly distressed), drinking PBR (even ...
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Drugs 2.0: The Web Revolution That's Changing How the World Gets High

Mike Power - 2013 - Business & Economics - No preview available
A few years ago, deals were done in dimly-lit side streets or on the phone via a friend of a friend. Today, you can order every conceivable pill or powder with the click of a mouse. But the online market in narcotics isn't just changing the way ...
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Hacking Your Education: Ditch the Lectures, Save Tens of Thousands, and ...

Dale J. Stephens - 2013 - Self-Help - Limited preview
It’s no secret that college doesn’t prepare students for the real world. Student loan debt recently eclipsed credit card debt for the first time in history and now tops one trillion dollars. And the throngs of unemployed graduates chasing the ...
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The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform ...

Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha - 2012 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
A blueprint for thriving in your job and building a career by applying the lessons of Silicon Valley’s most innovative entrepreneurs. The career escalator is jammed at every level. Unemployment rates are sky-high. Creative disruption is shaking ...
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The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of ...

Meg Jay - 2012 - Psychology - Limited preview
Our "thirty-is-the-new-twenty" culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are a second adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist, argues that twentysomethings have been ...
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