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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot - 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization ...
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A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson - 2012 - Science - Limited preview
One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most ...
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Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground ...

Michael Azerrad - 2002 - Music - No preview available
This is the never-before-told story of the musical revolution that happened right under the nose of the Reagan Eighties--when a small but sprawling network of bands, labels, fanzines, radio stations, and other subversives reenergized American ...
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Tina Fey - 2011 - Humor - Limited preview
Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that ...
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The Bonfire of the Vanities: A Novel

Tom Wolfe - 2002 - Fiction - Limited preview
Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. "No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton" (The National Review ...
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Life Itself: A Memoir

Roger Ebert - 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
Roger Ebert is the best-known film critic of our time. He has been reviewing films for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967, and was the first film critic ever to win a Pulitzer Prize. He has appeared on television for four decades, including twenty ...
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Sea of Poppies: A Novel

Amitav Ghosh - 2009 - Fiction - Limited preview
At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean; its purpose, to fight China's vicious nineteenth-century Opium Wars. As for the crew, they are a motley array of sailors and ...
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Reamde: A Novel

Neal Stephenson - 2011 - Fiction - Limited preview
“Stephenson has a once-in-a-generation gift: he makes complex ideas clear, and he makes them funny, heartbreaking, and thrilling.” —Time The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Neal Stephenson is continually rocking the literary ...
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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Michael Lewis - 2011 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
The author examines the causes of the U.S. stock market crash of 2008 and its relation to overpriced real estate, bad mortgages, shareholder demand for excessive profits, and the growth of toxic derivatives.
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Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

Ken Jennings - 2011 - Social Science - Limited preview
Record-setting Jeopardy! champion and New York Times bestselling author of Planet Funny Ken Jennings explores the world of maps and map obsessives, “a literary gem” (The Atlantic). Ken Jennings takes readers on a world tour of geogeeks from the ...
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