New Stars for Old by Marc Read

Publication Date: July 9, 2013

 

New Stars for Old by Marc ReadNew Stars for Old by Marc Read is a collection of 20 short stories highlighting the human aspect of science through entertaining tales starring key historical figures.

 

 

 

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1963: Year of Hope and Hostility by Reverend Byron Williams

Publication Date: July 28, 2013

 

1963 was a key year in the Civil Rights Movement. Rev. Williams highlights events and personalities of the day that may not have seemed connected in his book but contributed to the advance toward equality.

 

 

 

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Can’t Sit Still—Why Your Favorite Bands and Singers Sometimes Alienate You as a Poor Confused Listener by Christopher Levine

Publication Date: April 17, 2013

 

 

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Learn about the evolution of music from a true music insider. Journalist, Christopher Levine has interviewed The Smashing Pumpkins, the Ramones, James Addiction and many more. He gives us a look at music from the vantage point of an educated eye with a clear love for his subject and with respect for those artists willing to take a risk.

 

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Digital vs. Paper Textbooks…

Recently the local library in the town where I work announced that they had bought 15,000 e-books and intend to eventually go completely to a paperless format. Is that realistic for a library? They boast that there will be no hold lists for books, patrons will be able to just check out what they need to their e-reader but what about those valuable research texts on which kids rely to do term projects?

What about textbooks in general? I don’t know about you but when I attended University, textbooks were a big cost. I’m not surprised to see in the flow chart below from Onlinedegrees.org that some people choose not to buy books. Is a copy of Norton’s Anthology REALLY a $300 cost to the bookseller? Is this not another way to make education inaccessible.

Check out the information below. I found this chart fascinating.

 

 

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Dogs Sniff Cancer (& Other Groundbreaking Cancer News) by Jennifer Avis

Publication Date: February 21, 2013

 

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00BJC5M7E” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513GrawzKZL._SL160_.jpg” width=”120″]Can dogs smell cancer in their owners? We know that working dogs use their keen sense of smell in their daily jobs, but did you know that dogs can smell certain maladies including cancer in their owners.

 

 

 

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Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams

A review of Douglas Adams’s favorite work in celebration of Towel Day!

Publication Date: October 13, 1992

 

Last Chance to See by Douglas AdamsLast Chance to See by Douglas Adams, the author and Mark Carwardine head out on an epic adventure in search of the strange and exotic creatures with whom we share our world.

 

 

 

 

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The Complete Asshole’s Guide to Getting Laid Online by I.M. Telling

Publication Date: February 16, 2013

 

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1482566559″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4121xgt8yuL._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″]A handy guide for assholes who wish to get laid online.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth: How a Gay Child was Saved From Religion by Scott Terry

Publication Date: October 6, 2012

 

ST_Cowboys_Armaboeddon_and_the_Truth.fpgThis memoir by Scott Terry describes growing up in the 1970s, in a home ruled by a tyrannical step-parent and a restrictive religion. Readers follow Terry to adulthood and through his personal struggle with his beliefs and sexuality.

 

 

 

 

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Death in the Queen City: Clara Ford on Trial, 1895 by Patrick Brode

Publication Date: June 24, 2005

 

Death in the Queen City: Clara Ford on Trial, 1895 by Patrick BrodeDeath in the Queen City: Clara Ford on Trail, 1895 by Patrick Brode is the story of Frank Westwood who was gunned down in front of his home that he shares with his parents in Parkdale, Ontario, on October 6, 1894. The 18-year-old lingers three days before dying and the police have few leads. A single tip leads the police to Clara Ford, a 33-year-old seamstress of mixed race. Clara claims that she killed Frank, but did so because he had attempted to sexually assault her. In a highly sensational case that stands as a intimate look into Victorian Toronto, would Clara be convicted or would an admitted killer go free?

 

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Nutrition Superfood Reference – Live A Longer, Healthier And Sexier Life (The Secret Superfood Series) by Lisa Kenneth

Publication Date: July 26, 2012

 

LK_Nutrition_Superfood_ This four-book-in-one reference guide introduces the readers to superfoods and their benefits.

 

 

 

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