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The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction

The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction

by Eric R. Scerri

The Periodic Table -- A Very Short Introduction

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 hour ago

In this 2012 "very short introduction" from Oxford University Press, Dr Eric Scerri offers an account of a major symbol of science, the periodic table.. An author, chemist, and philosopher of science ... More

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The Habsburgs

The Habsburgs

by Professor Andrew Wheatcroft

Awesome

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5out of 5 by Dacian 6 hours ago

Great book, awesome quality, delivered on time, very glad with my choice More

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Among the Hidden

Among the Hidden

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Great

5out of 5 by Dacian 6 hours ago

Delivered in time,
OK quality,
Great book I believe More

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by J. K. Rowling

Perfect

5out of 5 by Dacian 6 hours ago

JK is a genius of course, awesome quality, glad I found this format, delivered on time More

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More Than This

More Than This

by Patrick Ness

Awesome

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5out of 5 by Dacian 6 hours ago

Great choice, interesting story, awesome!
Delivered in time! More

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The Secrets of Stonehenge

The Secrets of Stonehenge

by Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom (Illustrator)

Stonehenge for Children

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5out of 5 by FanOfTimeLifeBooks 10 hours ago

The Secrets of Stonehenge is a great introductory book on one of the most mysterious places on earth. Topics covered include the Wildwood, agriculture, domestication of animals, religious rituals, ... More

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Meditations: A New Translation

Meditations: A New Translation

by Marcus Aurelius

A Modern Translation Of An Ancient Classic

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 17 hours ago

In the introduction to his translation of the "Meditations" Gregory Hays observes that "[I]t has been a generation since [The Meditations'] last English incarnation." Hays further explains that he ... More

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Dead Air: A Glenn Beckert Mystery

Dead Air: A Glenn Beckert Mystery

by Cliff Protzman

Literary Titan

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4out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 20 hours ago

Dead Air: A Glenn Beckert Mystery by Cliff Protzman is your standard mystery story. Glenn "Beck" Beckert runs the security for a radio station where his friend, Zito, from high school works. While ... More

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The Hidden Words

The Hidden Words

by Baha'u'llah

A Baha'i Religious Text

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

I have had a long curiosity about the Baha'i Faith and its teachings of the universal nature of religion, the unity of human beings, and the imperative of tolerating and respecting beliefs different ... More

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In Search of Zarathustra: Across Iran and Central Asia to Find the World's First Prophet

In Search of Zarathustra: Across Iran and Central Asia to Find the World's First Prophet

by Paul Kriwaczek

From Nietszche To Zoroaster

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

The ancient Persian prophet Zoroaster taught that the world was caught in a struggle between good and evil. He believed in one God, called Ahura Mazda, in a struggle with the forces of darkness. He ... More

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Janus Unfolding: Emergence

Janus Unfolding: Emergence

by C a Knutsen

Compelling, gripping and absorbing.

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5out of 5 by Chick Lit Cafe 1 day ago

In the small town of Frazier, Washington an unexplained house fire burns fiercely hot and out of control, leaving nothing behind except for a few human remains in the form of bones. Authorities and ... More

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Janus Unfolding: Emergence: Large Print Edition

Janus Unfolding: Emergence: Large Print Edition

by C a Knutsen

Compelling, gripping and absorbing.

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5out of 5 by Chick Lit Cafe 1 day ago

In the small town of Frazier, Washington an unexplained house fire burns fiercely hot and out of control, leaving nothing behind except for a few human remains in the form of bones. Authorities and ... More

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A Dress the Color of the Sky

A Dress the Color of the Sky

by Jennifer Irwin

Beautiful, moving and authentic!

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5out of 5 by Chick Lit Cafe 1 day ago

A Dress the Color of the Sky is impressive beyond reasoning. It is filled with both heartwarming and heart-rending emotion. From start to finish author, Jennifer Irwin, captures the reader's heart ... More

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The Best of Baby Washington

The Best of Baby Washington

by Baby Washington

A Neglected Rhythm And Blues Artist

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

Baby Washington (b. 1940 as Justine Washington in South Carolina)grew up in Harlem. She had a series of modest rhythm and blues hits in the late 1950s and 1960s for some small recording companies. In ... More

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A-C-T Like a Kid and T-H-I-N-K Like a Parent

A-C-T Like a Kid and T-H-I-N-K Like a Parent

by Katherine Shears

Literary Titan

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4out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 1 day ago

A-C-T Like a Kid and T-H-I-N-K Like a Parent, by C.S. Whitehurst and Katharine Shears, is a guide for preteens and teens as they enter the most difficult stages of their young lives. The authors ... More

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World War I: The Definitive Visual History: From Sarajevo to Versailles

World War I: The Definitive Visual History: From Sarajevo to Versailles

by R G Grant, Richard Overy (Consultant editor)

Studying The Great War With The Smithsonian

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

The Smithsonian Institution and DK Publishing have produced this new history, "World War I: The Definitive Visual History from Sarajevo to Versailles" (2014) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of ... More

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Native American Flute Craft: Ancient to Modern

Native American Flute Craft: Ancient to Modern

by C S Fuqua

Excellent Book for the Novice Flute-Maker

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4out of 5 by James S 1 day ago

This little book contains all of the basic information for making simple native-American style flutes with both PVC and wood bodies. The tuning section is particularly useful for the novice, but ... More

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Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows

by Ashlee Nicole Bye

Literary Titan

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4out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 1 day ago

I recently read Out of the Shadows by Ashlee Nicole Bye and was immediately hooked by the first chapter. The prologue to the book, which I admittedly skip over, caught my eye and sets the scene for ... More

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Before the Fall

Before the Fall

by Noah Hawley

accurate title

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5out of 5 by Carol Taylor 1 day ago

very good story line..
work in retail.. have recommended book many times to customers. More

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The Front

The Front

by Barbara Barker, Randy Johnson

Adventure & Truth?

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5out of 5 by Barb 2 days ago

There is definitely a correlation between the fraudulent organization in the book, and one we trust in the U.S. But it is doubtful this action/adventure actually took place. However; it seems ... More

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The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World

The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World

by Douglas Valentine

Hard to get Thru, But Worth the Effort

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5out of 5 by Edward S 2 days ago

This book consists mainly of transcripts from radio interviews with Valentine. Different hosts at different times occasionally ask similar questions, so there is overlap. The editing could have been ... More

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Henry's Demons: A Father and Son's Journey Out of Madness

Henry's Demons: A Father and Son's Journey Out of Madness

by Patrick Cockburn

An inside look at schizophrenia

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5out of 5 by quasar 2 days ago

Henry & his father wrote alternate chapters about events that started with Henry's first psychotic break. This is a personal and heartbreaking look at this family's struggle to understand and help ... More

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The Raid on Troy

The Raid on Troy

by Murray Lee Eiland Jr

Literary Titan

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5out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 2 days ago

The Raid on Troy, written by Murray Lee Eiland JR, is the seventh book in the Orfeo Saga. It follows two brothers, Memnon and Menas as they rise to power from the chains of slavery. Determined to ... More

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Social Networking

Social Networking

by Daniel Gaetan-Beltran (Editor)

Social Networking is a great book!

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4out of 5 by Alexis 2 days ago

Social Networking is such an informative, yet interesting book that summarizes the positive and negative uses of social media. This book will be what stops teenagers from making bad decisions that ... More

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François Couperin: Les Nations

François Couperin: Les Nations

performed by Juilliard Baroque

An Early Fusion In Music

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

Composers of widely different times and genres frequently attempt to combine together seemingly disparate musical styles. One modern example is the use of jazz in a classical idiom. Francois Couperin ... More

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