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Picture of Finding Zero: A Mathematician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers.

Finding Zero: A Mathematician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers.

Aczel, Amir D.

He takes us on an Indiana Jones-like adventure, scouring dusty books, interviewing self- p...

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Picture of A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction.

A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction.

Greenberg, Joel.

He tells the sad story of why Passenger Pigeons became extinct. They once numbered 40perce...

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Picture of Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble.

Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble.

Johnson, Marilyn.

The world of archaeologists is a strange one …they work in ruins, under meltingly hot sun,...

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Picture of The Mathematics of Sex: How Biology and Society Conspire to Limit Talented Women and Girls.

The Mathematics of Sex: How Biology and Society Conspire to Limit Talented Women and Girls.

Ceci, Stephen J. and Williams, Wendy M.

It pulls together all the relevant research on gender with regard to the under-representat...

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Picture of Slap and Tickle.

Slap and Tickle.

Cutler, Tom.

Don’t be shy! Leave your inhibitions on the bedside table and jump right in with this hist...

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Picture of Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology.

Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology.

Davis, Frederick Rowe.

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring

this examines the ...

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Picture of A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics.

A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics.

Faulkner, Neil.

First of all no women allowed. Second, all athletes competed naked. There were virtually n...

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Picture of Scottish Architecture.

Scottish Architecture.

Glendinning, Miles and MacKechnie, Aonghus.

Provides a concise history of the built environment from the earliest circular houses of S...

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Picture of Robin Darwin: Visonary Educator and Painter.

Robin Darwin: Visonary Educator and Painter.

Goodden, Henrietta.

This entertaining biography of the eccentric, famously short-fused descendant of Charles D...

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Picture of Peter Arno: The Mad, Mad World of The New Yorker's Greatest Cartoonist.

Peter Arno: The Mad, Mad World of The New Yorker's Greatest Cartoonist.

Maslin, Michael.

Arno’s witty social commentary became synonymous with the magazine. He is one of the selec...

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Picture of Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham.

Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham.

Bingham, Emily.

She came from a wealthy family in the American South. Her father became Ambassador to Grea...

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Picture of House Guests, House Pests: A Natural History of Animals in the Home.

House Guests, House Pests: A Natural History of Animals in the Home.

Jones, Richard.

Moths in the wardrobe, mice in the pantry, carpet beetles, bed-bugs, fleas, spiders…nature...

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Picture of The Most Beautiful Villages of Normandy.

The Most Beautiful Villages of Normandy.

Palmer, Hugh.

A glorious coffee-table book with 236 colour photographs by Palmer who is one of the forem...

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Picture of 1924: The Year That Made Hitler.

1924: The Year That Made Hitler.

Range, Peter Ross.

It was the year he spent in prison after the failed Beer Hall Putsch. In a rather nice loo...

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Picture of Echo's Bones.

Echo's Bones.

Beckett, Samuel.

This is the never-before-published short story, written over 80 years ago. It was not publ...

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Picture of Hitler's Art Thief: Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the Looting of Europe's Treasures.

Hitler's Art Thief: Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the Looting of Europe's Treasures.

Ronald, Susan.

Hildebrand Gurlitt looted in the name of the Third Reich, and stole from them too. He late...

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Picture of The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It.

The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It.

Simpson, Brooks D. et al (eds.).

Gathered here are 120 pieces by more than 60 people which provide a powerful sense of the ...

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Picture of Objectivity: A Designer's Book of Curious Tools.

Objectivity: A Designer's Book of Curious Tools.

Usborne, David.

All these objects are beautiful and some are quite mysterious and nostalgic…the point bein...

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Picture of Puritan Islam: The Geoexpansion of the Muslim World.

Puritan Islam: The Geoexpansion of the Muslim World.

Vann, Barry A.

He offers an in-depth look at the potential negative impact of fundamentalist Muslims immi...

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Picture of The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship.

The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship.

Yalom, Marilyn and Brown, Theresa Donovan.

Narrates the shifting attitudes to friendship and reveals how the concept of female friend...

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