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Who says you can't brush up on your smarts in the summertime? Here at Powell's Technical Books, we're all about DIY learning. This month, Aisle 49 is all about putting aside those summer beach reads and cranking up your brain instead! If you're still in school, Linus Pauling's General Chemistry, Thomas Niesen's Marine Biology Coloring Book, and Johannes Rohen's Color Atlas of Anatomy will help you nail the material and ace your tests. Professionals can brush up on their FE/EIT and journeyman electrician skills. Or, even if you're still in vacation mode, our Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary can help you master the art of ordering ceviche and tapas during your upcoming trip to Spain.

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Anvils in America
Anvils in America
by Richard A. Postman
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Hailed as the definitive resource and standard reference book for blacksmiths, anvil collectors, and anyone interested in historical tools, Richard Postman's Anvils in America is the culmination of 15 years of meticulous research. In 1982, while... (read more)

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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
by Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein
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Although I am not an architect, I keep this book on my bedside table at all times, so that I can pick it up and read about how the world should be, according to Christopher Alexander. The world is made of "patterns" that work organically. These patterns... (read more)

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The River Cottage Meat Book
The River Cottage Meat Book
by Hugh Fearnley-whittingstall
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HUGH FEARNLEY-WHITTINGSTALL is a renowned British broadcaster, writer, farmer, educator, and campaigner for real food. The author of seven books, Hugh lives with his wife and three children on the River Cottage farm in Devon, England.... (read more)

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Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haeckel
Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haeckel
by Ernst Heinrich Philip Haeckel
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The geometric shapes and natural forms, captured with exceptional precision in Ernst Haeckel's prints, still influence artists and designers to this day. This volume highlights the research and findings of this natural scientist.... (read more)

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Portland's Streetcars (Images of Rail)
Portland's Streetcars (Images of Rail)
by Richard Thompson
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Street railways arrived early in Portland and made lasting social and economic contributions that are still apparent in the layout and character of the city's neighborhoods today. During the 1890s, streetcar lines spread rapidly into the West Hills and... (read more)

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Forests Forever: Their Ecology, Restoration, and Preservation
Forests Forever: Their Ecology, Restoration, and Preservation
by John J Berger
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Fragile kingdoms of innumerable organisms and rich beauty, forests today are both our most plentiful and our most endangered natural resource. Understanding their workings and how to sustain them is imperative to ensuring the future of humanity. John... (read more)

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The Goodness of Guinness: A Loving History of the Brewery, It's People, and the City of Dublin
The Goodness of Guinness: A Loving History of the Brewery, It's People, and the City of Dublin
by Tony Corcoran
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There is no other company, industry, or premises more closely aligned—indeed almost synonymous—with its hometown than Guinnesss St. Jamess Gate Brewery and the city of Dublin. From the companys modest beginnings in 1759 to its heyday... (read more)

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The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
by Ben Mezrich
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The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were Harvard undergraduates and best friends-outsiders at a school... (read more)

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Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms
Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms
by Ethan Gilsdorf
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Forget Frodo—Ethan Gilsdorf guides readers through fantasy lands far more enchanting than anything youll find in Tolkiens books. —Pagan Kennedy, New York Times Notable author Fantasy. Science fiction. Role-playing games. Tens of... (read more)

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Bridging the World
Bridging the World
by Robert S. Cortright
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A remarkable gallery of lavish photographs which elevate bridges from pieces of the roadway to pieces of art. With 306 colorful pictures from 28 countries across 6 continents, Cortright awakens the eye and mind to the beauty of bridges. These are... (read more)

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Home Away from Home: The World of Campers and Motorhomes
Home Away from Home: The World of Campers and Motorhomes
by Kate Trant
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This book illustrates the culture, style and philosophy of camper van and motorhome travel. Owner's stories of road trips, adventures and epic voyages provide an exciting backdrop to the extraordinary history of the vehicles. The vans and motorhomes... (read more)

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Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson
Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson
by Jann S Wenner
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The star-studded, rollicking, juicy story of Hunter S. Thompsons life brings to vivid focus a man who was more complicated and talented than any previous portrait has shown. Its all here: the creative frenzies, the love affairs, the drugs, booze, guns... (read more)

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Wayne Goddards $50 Knife Shop Revised
Wayne Goddards $50 Knife Shop Revised
by Wayne Goddard
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You don't need to spend a fortune to start making fantastic knives. Noted knifemaker Wayne Goddard provides outstanding step-by-step instructions for making your own tools, finding the right steel and forging, grinding and heat-treating knives on a... (read more)

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Mathematical Astronomy Morsels
Mathematical Astronomy Morsels
by Jean Meeus
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Jean Meeus's latest book explores the frequency of blue moons, planetary groupings, and a great deal more, as only this master of astronomical calculations could. He predicted the May 2000 alignment in an article for Sky & Telescope magazine in December... (read more)

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National Geographic Complete Birds of the World
National Geographic Complete Birds of the World
by Tim Harris
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Covering every bird family on Earth, this definitive, easy-to-use volume is designed to inspire and inform both novice birders and experts who want an authoritative yet concise reference. Its a fascinating colorful guide to all the birds on our planet... (read more)

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Joseph Cornell and Astronomy: A Case for the Stars
Joseph Cornell and Astronomy: A Case for the Stars
by Kirsten A. Hoving
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"Kirsten Hoving's Joseph Cornell and Astronomy illuminates the art of Cornell in a remarkable new way. Combining her long-term grounding in Cornell's art and archives with her thorough knowledge of the popular astronomy that fascinated the artist, Hoving... (read more)

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