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Agates of the Oregon Coast: An illustrated guide of information on agates, jasper, fossils & petrified wood commonly found on the Oregon Coast
Agates of the Oregon Coast: An illustrated guide of information on agates, jasper, fossils & petrified wood commonly found on the Oregon Coast
by K T Myers
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This is the new complete guide of agates shown in both their natural condition and in all of their polished glory. New to this book are the stunning colors and varieties of agate including the enhydro (water agates), plus a special section of agatized... (read more)

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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
by Erik Larson
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“Gripping...the Jaws of hurricane yarns.” The Washington... (read more)

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The Neutron's Children: Nuclear Engineers and the Shaping of Identity
The Neutron's Children: Nuclear Engineers and the Shaping of Identity
by Sean Francois Johnston
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The first nuclear engineers emerged from the Manhattan Project in the USA, UK and Canada, but remained hidden behind security for a further decade. Cosseted and cloistered by their governments, they worked to explore applications of atomic energy at a... (read more)

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The Seat of the Soul
The Seat of the Soul
by Gary Zukav
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Library Journal A readable, thought-provoking [work] on how our perceptions must change dramatically if we are to survive.... (read more)

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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
by Simon Winchester
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Krakatoa is the eloquent narrative of the cataclysmic destruction in 1883 of the volcanic island of the same name. Killing nearly 40,000 people (mostly from the resultant tsunamis), this violent eruption was "the most violent explosion ever recorded and... (read more)

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Algebra I Essentials for Dummies (For Dummies)
Algebra I Essentials for Dummies (For Dummies)
by Mary Jane Sterling
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A helpful review guide for the 300,000 Texas high school freshmen who annually needand#160;to pass the exam in order to graduate Relevant to all Texas high school students needing to take the Algebra I end-of-course exam, this Quick Review includes and... (read more)

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Algebra II (Cliffs Quick Review) - Study Notes
Algebra II (Cliffs Quick Review) - Study Notes
by Cliffs Notes
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CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions. Whether you're looking for an in-depth treatment of the entire... (read more)

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Classic Wrought Ironwork Patterns and Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive)
Classic Wrought Ironwork Patterns and Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive)
by Tunstall Small
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The splendid illustrations in this book represent outstanding examples of the ironworker's art. Spanning some 600 years, the meticulously rendered black-and-white line designs depict authentic hinges, railings, casement fasteners, latches, handles, and... (read more)

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A Tour of the Calculus
A Tour of the Calculus
by David Berlinski
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The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to Be as They Are.
The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to Be as They Are.
by Henry Petroski
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   How did the table fork acquire a fourth tine?  What advantage does the Phillips-head screw have over its single-grooved predecessor? Why does the paper clip look the way it does? What makes Scotch tape Scotch?    In... (read more)

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Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet
Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet
by Katie Hafner
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David Plotnikoff andlt;Iandgt;San Jose Mercury Newsandlt;/Iandgt; The book, almost certainly destined to be the definitive work on the birth and early years of the Internet, is sweeping in scope....Whoever chooses to write the next chapter in the saga... (read more)

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Chemistry Equations & Answers Laminate Reference Charts (Academic / Medical-Wellness)
Chemistry Equations & Answers Laminate Reference Charts (Academic / Medical-Wellness)
by Barcharts
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This 6-page study guide contains basic chemistry analysis and concepts designed specifically to aid science students. Topics covered include: - basic skills & math review - statistics - atomic data - chemical formula calculations - stoichiometry - gas... (read more)

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A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper
A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper
by John Allen Paulos
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The Top 10 list has become a staple of newspapers, television, and magazines for a variety of reasons, the top ten being: 1.  Ten is a common and familiar number, the base of our number system. Numbers are rounded to 10 or to multiples of ten... (read more)

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In Search of Schrodinger's Cat
In Search of Schrodinger's Cat
by John Gribbin
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Chaos: Making a New Science
Chaos: Making a New Science
by James Gleick
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Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World
Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World
by Paul Davies
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PAUL DAVIES is Director of the Beyond Center at Arizona State University and the bestselling author of more than twenty books. He won the 1995 Templeton Prize for his work on the deeper meaning of science. His books include About Time, The Fifth Miracle,... (read more)

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The Fifth Miracle: The Search for the Origin and Meaning of Life
The Fifth Miracle: The Search for the Origin and Meaning of Life
by Paul Davies
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Are We Alone in the Universe? In this provocative and far-reaching book, internationally acclaimed physicist and writer Paul Davies confronts one of science's great outstanding mysteries -- the origin of life. Three and a half billion years ago, Mars... (read more)

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Effective MySQL Optimizing SQL Statements (Osborne Oracle Press)
Effective MySQL Optimizing SQL Statements (Osborne Oracle Press)
by Ronald Bradford
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The Essential Guide to SQL Statement Optimization Written by Oracle ACE Director and MySQL expert Ronald Bradford, Effective MySQL: Optimizing SQL Statements is filled with detailed explanations and practical examples that can be applied immediately to... (read more)

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The Northwest Green Home Primer: Hundreds of Ideas for Building, Remodeling, and Buying Green
The Northwest Green Home Primer: Hundreds of Ideas for Building, Remodeling, and Buying Green
by Kathleen O'Brien and Kathleen Smith
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"The tone of the book is targeted for lay people, to show that anyone can make 'green home' decisions, even on a budget. The book provides guidance and resources for people buying, building, or remodeling a green home, providing a unique perspective that... (read more)

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The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance
The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance
by Fritjof Capra
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