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The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Rudolf Erich Raspe - Fiction - 2012
Rudolf Erich Raspe. pieces. Every one who has been at sea knows the
consequences of such a misfortune: we now were at a loss where to steer. At
length the storm abated, which was followed by a steady, brisk gale,
thatcarriedus at least ...
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The Polyglots

William Gerhardie - Fiction - 2013
Hilarious, poignant, panoramic in scope, The Polyglots redeems, from the Babel of the interwar period, a stirring vision of love and human sympathy. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Ambiguous Adventure

Cheikh Hamidou Kane - Fiction - 2012 - 176 pages
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Faithful Ruslan

Georgi Vladimov - Fiction - 2011
Unavailable for twenty years, this harrowing allegory of obedience to authority is esteemed as “one of the defining literary texts of the post-Stalin period.” (The Guardian) Set in a remote Siberian depot immediately following the ...
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Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure

Michael Chabon - Fiction - 2008 - 224 pages
From the Hardcover edition.
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Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

Tom Robbins - Fiction - 2003 - 386 pages
This is, after all, a Tom Robbins novel—and the author has never been in finer form. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's ...

Thomas Levenson - Biography & Autobiography - 2010 - 336 pages
An epic game of cat and mouse ensues in Newton and the Counterfeiter, revealing for the first time that Newton was not only one of the greatest minds of his age, but also a remarkably intrepid investigator.
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Wizard: The Life And Times Of Nikola Tesla

Marc Seifer - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 576 pages
" --ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TIMES "In modern times, Tesla may be enjoying a comeback thanks to books like Wizard." --THE NEW YORK TIMES "Here is a deep and comprehensive biography of a great engineer of early electrical science.
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Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius

Sylvia Nasar - History - 2011 - 576 pages
It’s the epic story of the making of modern economics, and of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands rather than in Fate.
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I, Lucifer: Finally, the Other Side of the Story

Glen Duncan - Fiction - 2007 - 272 pages
This is his chance to straighten the biblical record (Adam, it’s hinted, was a misguided variation on the Eve design), to celebrate his favorite achievements (everything from the Inquisition to Elton John), and, most important, to get ...
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Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe

Jane Goodall - Science - 2010 - 400 pages
In Through a Window she brings the story up to the present, painting a more complete and vivid portrait of our closest relatives.We watch young Figan’s relentless rise to power and old Mike’s crushing defeat.
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Clinical Infectious Disease

David Schlossberg - Medical - 2008
This clinically-oriented text focuses on the diagnostic protocols and treatment strategies with which physicians must be familiar when managing infectious disease patients.
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The Clockwork Universe: saac Newto, Royal Society, and the Birth of the ...

Edward Dolnick - History - 2011 - 416 pages
The Clockwork Universe is the story of a band of menwho lived in a world of dirt and disease but pictured auniverse that ran like a perfect machine.
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You Can Have an Amazing Memory

Dominic O'Brien - Memory - 2011 - 208 pages
Never forget a name or a number again! Dominic O'Brien is legendary for winning the World Memory Championship eight times and outwitting the casinos of Las Vegas to win a fortune at blackjack.
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Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

Tom Robbins - Fiction - 2003 - 445 pages
On one level this is a fast-paced CIA adventure story with comic overtones; on another it’s a serious novel of ideas that brings the Big Picture into unexpected focus; but perhaps more than anything else, Fierce Invalids is a sexy ...
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