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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks; Rei Rev Up edition (2013, May 21st).
Don't Know Much About Geography by New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis is a fascinating and fun exploration of our planet. Geography is the hub from which other disciplines radiate: meteorology, ecology, geology, oceanography, demographics, cartography, agricultural studies, economics, and political science. In addition to presenting geographical trivia that’ll impress your friends, Davis explores 21st-century topics of global concern, including the role of the Internet and technology in transforming the lives of people around the world, how so-called developing nations develop, sustainability, and the debates over climate change and evolutionary science. This completely revised and updated version of Don't Know Much About Geography is an entertaining and illuminating grand tour of planet Earth. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sun Tzu
Publisher: Simon & Brown (2010, Jul 15th).
The Art of War is a military classic that is read by soldiers, business executives and people from all walks of life who want to learn valuable lessons and improve their strategic thinking. This text contains quotes such as: "In order await the disordered; in tranquility await the clamorous. This is the way to control the mind." "With the near await the distant; with the rested await the fatigued; with the sated await the hungry. This is the way to control strength." "Subjugating the enemy's army without fighting is the true pinnacle of excellence." moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jessica Wapner
Publisher: The Experiment (2013, May 14th).
One of Publishers Weekly’s Top Ten Spring 2013 Science BooksPhiladelphia, 1959: A scientist scrutinizing a single human cell under a microscope detects a missing piece of DNA. That scientist, David Hungerford, had no way of knowing that he had stumbled upon the starting point of modern cancer research—the Philadelphia chromosome. This book charts not only that landmark discovery, but also—for the first time, all in one place—the full sequence of scientific and medical discoveries that brought about the first-ever successful treatment of a lethal cancer at the genetic level.The significance of this mutant chromosome would take more than three decades to unravel; in 1990, it was recognized as the sole cause of a deadly blood cancer, chronic myeloid leukemia, or CML. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Eric Dinerstein
Publisher: Island Press (2013, Jan 17th).
When you look out your window, why are you so much more likely to see a robin or a sparrow than a Kirtland's warbler or a California condor? Why are some animals naturally rare and others so abundant? The quest to find and study seldom-seen jaguars and flamboyant Andean cocks-of-the-rock is as alluring to naturalists as it is vitally important to science. From the Himalayan slopes of Bhutan to the most isolated mountain ranges of New Guinea, The Kingdom of Rarities takes us to some of the least-traveled places on the planet to catch a glimpse of these unique animals and many others. As he shares stories of these species, Eric Dinerstein gives readers a deep appreciation of their ecological importance and the urgency of protecting all types of life — the uncommon and abundant alike. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability