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Johannes Kepler and the three laws of planetary motion Johannes Kepler and the three laws of planetary motion

Jul 10, 2014
Girl at the end of the world - my escape from fundamentalism in search of faith with a future Girl at the end of the world - my escape from fundamentalism in search of faith with a future

"I was raised in a homegrown, fundamentalist Christian group--which is just a shorthand way of saying I'm classically trained in apocalyptic stockpiling, street preaching, and the King James Version of the Bible. I know hundreds of obscure nineteenth-century hymns by heart and have such razor sharp "modesty vision" that I can spot a miniskirt a mile away." In her memoir, readers will recognize questions every believer faces: When is spiritual zeal a gift, and when is it a trap? What happens when

Jul 10, 2014
The laws of genetics and Gregor Mendel The laws of genetics and Gregor Mendel

Jul 10, 2014
Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution by natural selection Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution by natural selection

Provides an overview of Darwin's life, describes the naturalist's voyages and theory of evolution.

Jul 10, 2014
The big bang theory - Edwin Hubble and the origins of the universe The big bang theory - Edwin Hubble and the origins of the universe

Examines how the discoveries of Edwin Hubble changed the way scientists viewed the field of cosmology and the origins of the universe.

Jul 10, 2014
Laws of motion and Isaac Newton Laws of motion and Isaac Newton

Provides an overview of the physicist's life, discussing his laws of motion.

Jul 10, 2014
The youngest bishop in England - beneath the surface of Mormonism The youngest bishop in England - beneath the surface of Mormonism

Jul 10, 2014
Getting life - an innocent man's 25-year journey from prison to peace - a memoir Getting life - an innocent man's 25-year journey from prison to peace - a memoir

"On August 13, 1986 ... Michael Morton went to work at his usual time. By the end of the day, his wife Christine had been savagely bludgeoned to death in the couple's bed--and the Williamson County Sheriff's office in Texas wasted no time in pinning her murder on [him] ... Michael was swiftly sentenced to life in prison for a crime he had not committed ... It would take twenty-five years--and thousands of hours of effort on the part of Michael's lawyers, including the team at the New York-based

Jul 10, 2014
The eternal Nazi - from Mauthausen to Cairo, the relentless pursuit of SS doctor Aribert Heim The eternal Nazi - from Mauthausen to Cairo, the relentless pursuit of SS doctor Aribert Heim

"The compelling story of the hunt for Aribert Heim, whose decades-long flight from justice turned a mid-level SS officer and concentration camp doctor into the most wanted Nazi war criminal in the world Dr. Aribert Heim worked at the Mauthausen concentration camp for only a few months in 1941 but left a horrifying mark on the memories of survivors. According to their testimony, Heim euthanized patients with injections of gasoline into their hearts. He performed surgeries on otherwise healthy peo

Jul 10, 2014
It's a wild life - how my life became a zoo It's a wild life - how my life became a zoo

Jul 10, 2014
Nine lives of a Black Panther - a story of survival Nine lives of a Black Panther - a story of survival

"In the early morning hours of December 8, 1969, hundreds of SWAT officers engaged in a violent battle with a handful of Los Angeles-based members of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP). Five hours and 5,000 rounds of ammunition later, three SWAT team members and three Black Panthers lay wounded. For the Panthers and the community that supported them, the shootout symbolized a victory, and a key reason for that victory was the actions of a 19-year-old rank-and-file member of the BPP:

Jul 10, 2014
Neil Armstrong - a life of flight Neil Armstrong - a life of flight

"To date, everything written about Armstong's life and flights has been written from the outside looking in; Barbree is the only person whom Neil Armstrong trusted to share close personal details about his inspiring life story. Working from his years of notes, and with the full cooperation of the Armstrong family, Barbree has written the definitive biography of America's most famous astronaut and one of our greatest modern heroes. Much has already been written about Armstrong and the major playe

Jul 10, 2014
My family and other hazards - a memoir My family and other hazards - a memoir

"When June Melby was ten years old, her parents decided on a whim to buy the miniature golf course in the small Wisconsin town where they vacationed every summer. Without any business experience or outside employees, the family sets out to open Tom Thumb Miniature Golf to the public. Naturally, there are bumps along the way. In [her memoir], Melby recreates all the squabbling, confusion, and ultimately triumph, of one family's quest to build something together, and brings to life the joys of one

Jul 10, 2014
North of normal - a memoir of my wilderness childhood, my unusual family, and how I survived both North of normal - a memoir of my wilderness childhood, my unusual family, and how I survived both

Growing up off the grid amid multiple generations of dysfunction, former model Person chronicles her journey to reclaim her life on her own terms. Determined to abandon civilization for a hand-to-mouth existence in the wild, her charismatic grandfather Papa Dick uprooted the Person clan from suburban California to the forests of Canada when she was just a baby. Together with her teenage mother Michelle--her father long gone--Person spent the next decade of her life living in and out of canvas ti

Jul 9, 2014
Fierce patriot - the tangled lives of William Tecumseh Sherman Fierce patriot - the tangled lives of William Tecumseh Sherman

Jul 8, 2014
Queen Anne - patroness of arts Queen Anne - patroness of arts

Jul 7, 2014
Tudors versus Stewarts - the fatal inheritance of Mary, Queen of Scots Tudors versus Stewarts - the fatal inheritance of Mary, Queen of Scots

Jul 7, 2014
Richard III - England's black legend Richard III - England's black legend

Jul 7, 2014
Mayor For Life - The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr. Mayor For Life - The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.

Four-time mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Barry, Jr. tells his shocking and courageous life story, beginning in the cotton fields in Mississippi to the executive offices of one of the most powerful cities in the world. Known nationally as the disgraced mayor caught on camera smoking crack cocaine in a downtown hotel room with a mistress, Marion Barry Jr. has led a controversial career. This provocative, captivating narrative follows the Civil Rights activist, going back to his Mississippi roots,

Jul 4, 2014