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Good Meat

Good Meat

The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat with More Than 200 Recipes

by Deborah Krasner, Marcus Nilsson and Elisabeth Krasner

Hardcover, 399 pages, Harry N Abrams Inc, $40, published September 1 2010 | purchase
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  • The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat with More Than 200 Recipes
  • Deborah Krasner, Marcus Nilsson, et al
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Four Fish

Four Fish

The Future of the Last Wild Food

by Paul Greenberg

Hardcover, 284 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25.95, published July 15 2010 | purchase
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  • The Future of the Last Wild Food
  • Paul Greenberg

A seafood journalist who has written for National Geographic traces the history of bass, cod, salmon and tuna fishing while assessing the critical state of today's commercial fishing industry, citing the roles of over-fishing and fish farming while recommending specific protections. Reprint.Literary Award Winner

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Ghost in the Wires

Ghost in the Wires

My Adventures As the World's Most Wanted Hacker

by Kevin Mitnick and William L. Simon

Paperback, 412 pages, Little Brown & Co, $15.99, published April 24 2012 | purchase
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  • My Adventures As the World's Most Wanted Hacker
  • Kevin Mitnick and William L. Simon

The world's most famous former computer hacker, now a security consultant, describes his life on the run from the FBI creating fake identities, finding jobs at a law firm and a hospital, and keeping tabs on his pursuers.

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Sex on the Moon

Sex on the Moon

The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History

by Ben Mezrich

Paperback, 308 pages, Anchor, $15.95, published July 10 2012 | purchase
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  • The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History
  • Ben Mezrich

Ben Mezrich draws on court records, FBI transcripts, NASA documents and first-person interviews to reconstruct NASA fellow Thad Roberts' theft of invaluable moon rocks, offering insight into Roberts' personality and the nature of his accomplices.

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Bottled Lightning

Bottled Lightning

Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy

by Seth Fletcher

Paperback, 260 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $16, published May 8 2012 | purchase
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  • Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy
  • Seth Fletcher

Shares strategies for meeting the near-future world's energy needs, citing the prevalence of lithium in everyday technologies while explaining the metal's potential role in reducing oil dependency, shifting geopolitical power, and enabling sustainability.

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How to Cool the Planet

How to Cool the Planet

Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate

by Jeff Goodell

Hardcover, 262 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, published April 15 2010 | purchase
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  • How to Cool the Planet
  • Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate
  • Jeff Goodell
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Plastic

Plastic

A Toxic Love Story

by Susan Freinkel

Hardcover, 324 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27, published April 18 2011 | purchase
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  • A Toxic Love Story
  • Susan Freinkel

Trekking through history, science, and the global economy, Freinkel assesses the impact of plastic on our lives through eight familiar plastic objects: comb, chair, Frisbee, IV bag, disposable lighter, grocery bag, soda bottle, and credit card.

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Physics of the Future

Physics of the Future

How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

by Michio Kaku

Paperback, 450 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published February 21 2012 | purchase
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  • How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
  • Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku uses interviews with numerous top scientists to offer a vision of the year 2100 and how the science of the day will shape society and the everyday lives of people.

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Your Digital Afterlife

Your Digital Afterlife

When Facebook, Flickr and Twitter Are You Estate, What's Your Legacy?

by Evan Carroll and John Romano

Paperback, 203 pages, Pearson P T R, $24.99, published November 15 2010 | purchase
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  • When Facebook, Flickr and Twitter Are You Estate, What's Your Legacy?
  • Evan Carroll and John Romano
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Everything Conceivable

Everything Conceivable

How Assisted Reproduction Is Changing Our World

by Liza Mundy

Hardcover, 406 pages, Random House Inc, $26.95, published April 24 2007 | purchase
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  • Everything Conceivable
  • How Assisted Reproduction Is Changing Our World
  • Liza Mundy

Skyrocketing infertility rates and the accompanying explosion in reproductive technology are revolutionizing the American family and changing the way we think about parenthood, childbirth, and life itself. In this work of investigative reporting, journalist Mundy captures the human narratives, as well as the science, behind what is today a controversial, multibillion-dollar industry, and examines how the huge social experiment that is assisted reproduction is transforming our most basic relationships andeven our destiny as a species.--From publisher description.

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The Net Delusion

The Net Delusion

The Dark Side of Internet Freedom

by Evgeny Morozov

Hardcover, 409 pages, Perseus Books Group, $27.95, published January 4 2011 | purchase
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  • The Dark Side of Internet Freedom
  • Evgeny Morozov

Argues that people must stop thinking of the Internet and social media as instant cures for repression, and asserts that, in some cases, these technological advances can even be used to threaten democracy.

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The Man Who Invented the Computer

The Man Who Invented the Computer

The Biography of John Atanasoff, Digital Pioneer

by Jane Smiley

Hardcover, 246 pages, Random House Inc, $25.95, published October 19 2010 | purchase
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  • The Man Who Invented the Computer
  • The Biography of John Atanasoff, Digital Pioneer
  • Jane Smiley

Traces the originating role of physics professor John Vincent Atanasoff to the invention of the computer, describing his innovative construction of an unpatented electronic device that used binary numbers to ease the lives of burdened scientists. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres. 50,000 first printing.

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Googled

Googled

The End of the World As We Know It

by Ken Auletta

Hardcover, 384 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published November 3 2009 | purchase
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  • The End of the World As We Know It
  • Ken Auletta

Critically examines the influence of Google, profiling company founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin while offering insight into their lucrative business processes and assessing the internal and external threats that may inhibit the company's prospects.

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What Technology Wants

What Technology Wants

by Kevin Kelly

Hardcover, 406 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published October 14 2010 | purchase
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  • Kevin Kelly

Profiles technology as an evolving international system with predictable trends, counseling readers on how to prepare themselves and future generations by anticipating and steering their choices toward developing needs. By the author of New Rules for a New Economy.

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Where Good Ideas Come from

Where Good Ideas Come from

The Natural History of Innovation

by Steven Johnson

Hardcover, 326 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published October 5 2010 | purchase
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  • The Natural History of Innovation
  • Steven Johnson

Johnson addresses an urgent and universal question: What sparks the flash of brilliance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? He provides the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how the ideas are born that push careers, lives, society, and culture forward.

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The Big Burn

The Big Burn

Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America

by Timothy Egan

Hardcover, 324 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27, published October 19 2009 | purchase
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  • The Big Burn
  • Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America
  • Timothy Egan

Offers a dramatic account of the largest-ever forest fire in America, which cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy because the heroism shown by the forest rangers turned public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, which Roosevelt wanted to conserve, in a book by a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner. Reprint. 75,000 first printing. A best-selling Washington Post Book of the Year.

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