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How to Make a Spaceship

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How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight Cover Image
By Julian Guthrie, Richard Branson (Preface by), Stephen Hawking (Afterword by)
$22.40
ISBN: 9781594206726
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Penguin Press - September 20th, 2016

 

Introduces you to all the people who watched the moon landing and said "That’s what I want to do with my life," with or without NASA.

John


Investigating Lois Lane

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Investigating Lois Lane: The Turbulent History of the Daily Planet's Ace Reporter Cover Image
$15.16
ISBN: 9781613733325
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Published: Chicago Review Press - March 1st, 2016

 

Lois Lane has existed in comics as long as Superman and is just as iconic. At her best, she's a tough-as-nails reporter risking life and limb to get a story. At her worst, she's a ditzy damsel in distress. Learn the turbulent 80-year history of the woman only a man of steel could keep up with her, and see how she has reflected and inspired real women in the ongoing battle for gender equality.

 

Shana


Ask Baba Yaga

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Ask Baba Yaga: Otherworldly Advice for Everyday Troubles Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781449486815
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 26th, 2017

 

Some of the questions posed are very traditional for an advice column, but the responses are all earthy, poetic, and a little sinister. I can easily picture Baba Yaga's claws clacking away as she type up her response. I enjoy the raw, truthfulness of some of the answers, but just a reminder that Baba Yaga is not an actual therapist. (This book was featured on BitchReads' list of "11 Books to Hex the Patriarchy" last October.)

Stacey


The Night of the Gun

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The Night of the Gun: A reporter investigates the darkest story of his life. His own. Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9781416541530
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 2nd, 2009

 

New York Times reporter David Carr was a giant in his field, covering media and culture, and starring in the award-winning documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times. This book, his investigation into his own past, is grim and gripping and champions the merit and potential of individuals veiled by the label and struggle of addiction.

 

Molly


How to Be a Good Creature

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How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780544938328
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 25th, 2018

 

Sy Montgomery, in her utterly charming new memoir, attempts to answer the question “What have animals taught me about life”. Her life’s work and passion has brought her into contact with creatures as varied as tarantulas and hyenas, emus and octopus, each in their own way a marvel and each with something to teach about how to make one’s way in this wondrous world

Dale


Eager

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Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781603587396
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - July 11th, 2018

 

The near eradication of the beaver in Europe and North America has had profound implications for the environment that are finally being recognized. Goldfarb reports on the alliance of scientists, environmentalists, ranchers, and concerned citizens organizing to restoring beaver populations in an effort to solve a host of environmental problems their absence exasperated. Read this book and you will look at our contemporary landscapes in an entirely new way and you may become a Beaver Believer too.

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