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  • booksreddit.com:The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language

    The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language

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    Here is the riveting story of the English language, from its humble beginnings as a regional dialect to its current preeminence as the one global language, spoken by more than two billion people worldwide. In this groundbreaking book, Melvyn Bragg shows how English conquered the world. It is a magnificent adventure, full of jealousy, intrigue, and war—against a hoard of invaders, all armed with their own conquering languages, which bit by bit, the speakers of English absorbed and made their o…


  • booksreddit.com:On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

    On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

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    Harold McGee’s On Food and Cooking is a kitchen classic. Hailed by Time magazine as “a minor masterpiece” when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible to which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn for an understanding of where our foods come from, what exactly they’re made of, and how cooking transforms them into something new and delicious.Now, for its twentieth anniversary, Harold McGee has prepared a new, fully revised and updated edition of On Food and Coo…


  • booksreddit.com:How to Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written

    How to Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written

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    Lying is like 95% of what I do. But believe me: in this book, I’ll let you know exactly how to become a master spy just like me. Obviously, you won’t be as good at it as I am, but that’s because you’re you, and I’m Sterling Archer. I know, I know, it sucks not being me. But don’t beat yourself up about it, because I’m going to show you all the good stuff—what to wear; what to drink; how to seduce women (and, when necessary, men); how to beat up men (and, when necessary, women); how to tell th…


  • booksreddit.com:Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Diff...

    Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Diff…

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    Are boys and girls really that different? Twenty years ago, doctors and researchers didn’t think so. Back then, most experts believed that differences in how girls and boys behave are mainly due to differences in how they were treated by their parents, teachers, and friends. It’s hard to cling to that belief today. An avalanche of research over the past twenty years has shown that sex differences are more significant and profound than anybody guessed. Sex differences are real, biologically p…


  • booksreddit.com:Migration und Politik im geteilten Deutschland während des Kalten Krieges: Die West-Ost-Migration...

    Migration und Politik im geteilten Deutschland während des Kalten Krieges: Die West-Ost-Migration…

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    Es ist bis heute kaum ins Bewusstsein der Öffentlichkeit gelangt, dass mehr als eine halbe Millionen Menschen in den 1950er und 1960erJahre vom Westen in den Osten des geteilten Deutschland abwanderten. Die West-Ost-Migration setzte sich zu zwei Dritteln aus Rückkehrern und zu einem Drittel aus erstmals zuwandernden Bundesbürgern zusammen. Die historisch-systematische Studie zeigt das ambivalente politische Handeln von Politik und Verwaltung der DDR gegenüber der West-Ost-Migration auf.


  • booksreddit.com:Light Wars!

    Light Wars!

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    THIS IS A GAME BY TIGER ELECTRONICS. PLAYS UP TO 4 PLAYERS OR LESS. HAS DIFFERENT MODES AND LOTS OF FUN.


  • booksreddit.com:Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement

    Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement

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    Could we ethically raise humans for human consumption?
    Since its original publication in 1975, this groundbreaking work has awakened millions of people to the existence of “speciesism”—our systematic disregard of nonhuman animals—inspiring a worldwide movement to transform our attitudes to animals and eliminate the cruelty we inflict on them.In Animal Liberation, author Peter Singer exposes the chilling realities of today’s “factory farms” and product-testing procedures—destroying the spurious justifications behind them, and offering alternatives… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

    The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

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    The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic “hot” virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruse…


  • booksreddit.com:Biology of Breeding Poultry (Poultry Science Symposium Series)

    Biology of Breeding Poultry (Poultry Science Symposium Series)

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    This book reviews the biological science and background to breeding meat poultry, specifically broiler, turkey and duck. These commercial birds have been changed by genetic selection to such an extent that they are substantially different from traditional breeds and laying hens. Covering science, management and husbandry systems, this comprehensive text provides the most up to date collection of papers on the topic from a range of international experts.


  • booksreddit.com:Star Trek Star Charts: The Complete Atlas of Star Trek

    Star Trek Star Charts: The Complete Atlas of Star Trek

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    See how far Earth is from Vulcan or plot a course to the Klingon homeworld with these fabulous full colour maps of the Star Trek universe. Reproduced in stunning colour, this is the definitive guide to the Star Trek universe. From Qo’noS to Bajor, from Vulcan to the farthest reaches of the Delta Quadrant, these charts reveal the location of every major Star Trek world and star system. In addition to maps of the stars themselves there are mission charts for each of the main starships featured …


  • booksreddit.com:Alton Brown: EveryDayCook

    Alton Brown: EveryDayCook

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    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • My name is Alton Brown, and I wrote this book. It’s my first in a few years because I’ve been a little busy with TV stuff and interwebs stuff and live stage show stuff. Sure, I’ve been cooking, but it’s been mostly to feed myself and people in my immediate vicinity—which is really what a cook is supposed to do, right? Well, one day I was sitting around trying to organize my recipes, and I realized that I should put them into a personal collection. One thing led to …


  • booksreddit.com:The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks

    The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks

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    Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. With delightful illustrations and an unabashed love for all the in(ternet)s and outs of geek culture, this book is packed with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes, including:• How to make nerdy frien…


  • booksreddit.com:Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

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    “One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year….Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting.”―Entertainment WeeklyStiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers―some willingly, some unwittingly―have been involved in science’s boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing s…


  • booksreddit.com:Darth Vader and Son

    Darth Vader and Son

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    What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if “Luke, I am your father” was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown’s delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars® moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. Life lessons…


  • booksreddit.com:The New Way Things Work

    The New Way Things Work

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    The information age is upon us, baffling us with thousands of complicated state-of-the-art technologies. To help make sense of the computer age, David Macaulay brings us The New Way Things Work. This completely updated and expanded edition describes twelve new machines and includes more than seventy new pages detailing the latest innovations. With an entirely new section that guides us through the complicated world of digital machinery, where masses of electronic information can be squeezed o…


  • booksreddit.com:How to Cook Everything: 2

    How to Cook Everything: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food,10th Anniversary Edition

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    Mark Bittman’s award-winning How to Cook Everything has helped countless home cooks discover the rewards of simple cooking. Now the ultimate cookbook has been revised and expanded (almost half the material is new), making it absolutely indispensable for anyone who cooks—or wants to. With Bittman’s straightforward instructions and advice, you’ll make crowd-pleasing food using fresh, natural ingredients; simple techniques; and basic equipment. Even better, you’ll discover how to relax and enjoy…


  • booksreddit.com:Easy Riders

    Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock ‘N’ Roll Generation Saved Hollywood

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    When the low-budget biker movie Easy Rider shocked Hollywood with its success in 1969, a new Hollywood era was born. This was an age when talented young filmmakers such as Scorsese, Coppola, and Spielberg, along with a new breed of actors, including De Niro, Pacino, and Nicholson, became the powerful figures who would make such modern classics as The Godfather, Chinatown, Taxi Driver, and Jaws. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls follows the wild ride that was Hollywood in the ’70s — an unabashed cele…


  • booksreddit.com:It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The 7 Secrets of Awakening the Highly Effective Four-Hour Gian...

    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The 7 Secrets of Awakening the Highly Effective Four-Hour Gian…

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    “The Gang” from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia attempts their most ill-conceived, get-rich quick scheme yet: publishing a “self-help book” to hilarious, sometimes dangerous, and often revolting, results.The Gang may have finally found their golden ticket. Left alone to close down Paddy’s Pub one night, Charlie Kelly inadvertently scored himself, and his friends, the opportunity of a lifetime—a book deal with a real publishing company, real advance money, and a real(ly confused) editor. Whi…


  • booksreddit.com:Parenting with Reason: Evidence-Based Approaches to Parenting Dilemmas (Parent and Child)

    Parenting with Reason: Evidence-Based Approaches to Parenting Dilemmas (Parent and Child)

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    Sometimes it feels as though everybody has an opinion on how you should bring up your child – and no two people seem to agree on how it should be done for the best! Parenting with Reason cuts through the masses of  confusing and often contradictory advice about parenting by providing hard evidence to back up the tough decisions all parents face.  Unlike many self-help guides to parenting which are based on the opinion of one author, this book is based on many findings from scientific research…