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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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by Iles, Greg
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Lawyer Penn Cage goes up against a mix of murder, racial tension, double-crosses, illicit sex ... and all of the ensuing violent consequences in the kudzu-strangled, snake- rat- and armadillo-infested hole of the Devil's Punchbowl
Topics: Murder, Gambling and crime, Wilderness areas, Gambling and crime, Murder, Race relations,...
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by Licklider, J. C. R; Council on Library Resources; Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, inc., Cambridge, Mass
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Based on a study sponsored by the Council on Library Resources, inc., and conducted by Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, inc., between Nov. 1961 and Nov. 1963
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Topics: Information technology, Library science, Information technology
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 344-351) and index
Topics: American literature, Beat generation, Authors, American, Women artists, Women and literature, Women...
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by Archer, Jeffrey, 1940-
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Topics: United States. Central Intelligence Agency, Intelligence officers, Assassins, World politics
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by Konigsburg, E. L
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Published by arrangement with Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Topics: Teacher-student relationships, Friendship, Schools, Contests, People with disabilities,...
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by Sachar, Louis, 1954-; McCauley, Adam, ill
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More humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, where students learn to tango, face the cafeteria's dreaded Mushroom Surprise, and study a hobo during show and tell. Sequel to "Sideways Stories from Wayside School."
Topics: Show-and-tell presentations, Schools, Humorous stories, Schools, Humorous stories
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by Eddings, David
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Garion and his companions must locate his son before Zandramas uses the child in a rite that will raise the Dark Prophesy
Topics: Mallorea (Imaginary place), Garion (Fictitious character), Garion (Fictitious character), Mallorea...
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by Uris, Leon, 1924-2003
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A novel of Israel
Topics: Exodus 1947 (Ship), Jews, Holocaust survivors, Jewish refugees, Juifs
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Topics: Composers, Compositeurs, Komponist, Biographie
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Topics: French language, English language
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by Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001
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Revised versions of 3 lectures delivered at Harvard University in Apr. 1983
Topics: Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Authors, American, Fiction in English American...
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by Deveraux, Jude
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by Neil Strauss
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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"Year 2"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Orphans, Wizards, Magic, Schools, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Determination...
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by Morrison, Toni
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Topics: African Americans, Crimes of passion, Middle-aged persons, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Triangles...
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by Sundgaard, Arnold, 1909-2006; Carle, Eric, ill
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"Kohl's cares for kids. 100% of the net profits from the sale of this book will be donated to support health and educational opportunities for children in the communities we serve."--p. [4] Cover
Topics: Individuality, Sheep, Butterflies
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by Clayton, Albert Edmund, 1886-
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Topic: Electric machinery
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by Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952; Williams, Garth
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"First Scholastic printing, Feb. 1993"--P. [32]
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Includes index
Topics: Accounting, Accounting
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by Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952; Charlip, Remy, ill; Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990, donor. DLC
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When they find a dead bird, a group of children bury it in the woods, sing a song to it, and put flowers on the grave
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Topics: Death, Death
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by Scarry, Richard
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"Preschool-grade 1"--Cover
Topics: Pirates, Animals, Pirates, Animals
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Describes, using rhyming text, how various sea animals change color to blend in with their surroundings
Topics: Marine animals, Camouflage (Biology), Camouflage (Biology), Marine animals
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by Jeffries, Sabrina; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"At eighteen, Charlotte Page made a life-altering mistake. She wronged a man in an impulsive act that she came to deeply regret, though it led her to her present life as Mrs. Charlotte Harris, owner of Mrs. Harris's School for Young Ladies. Unbeknownst to her, that man is now her anonymous benefactor, the mysterious 'Cousin Michael.' His masquerade began as preparation for a devastating revenge, but became a labor of love. Now Charlotte desperately needs his help. Can he save her from...
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Private schools
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by Abrahams, Peter, 1919-
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by Cowell, Cressida
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Book number taken from cover
Topics: Vikings, Dragons, Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction, Dragons, Dragons, Vikings
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by MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982
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Topic: American poetry
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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"Year 6"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character), Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and...
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by Camus, Albert, 1913-1960; Gilbert, Stuart, tr
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Chaos prevails when the bubonic plague strikes the Algerian coastal city of Oran
Topics: Plague, Plague
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by James Baldwin
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Topic: Reading Level-Adult
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by Oliver, Mary, 1935-
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"A Harvest original."
Topics: English language, American poetry, English poetry, Poetry
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"...including 450 solved problems..."
Topics: Hydraulics, Fluid mechanics, MECANICA DE FLUIDOS, HIDRAULICA
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by Rainbow Rowell
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by Auel, Jean M
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Map on lining papers
Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Ayla (Fictitious character), Glacial epoch
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by Cullen, David, 1961-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-403) and index
Topics: Columbine High School (Littleton, Colo.), Littleton (Colo.), Columbine High School Massacre,...
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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Watershed moment -- The janitor's father -- Living in the past -- Sadie and the general -- 11/22/63 -- The green card man
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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Expanded ed. of: The unexplained. Reference ed. 1986
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Topics: Curiosities and wonders, Supernatural, Supernatural, Parapsychology, Occultism, Occultism,...
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by Hagee, John; Hagee, Diana. What every woman wants in a man
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Texts bound back-to-back and inverted
Topics: Marriage, Spouses
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-310) and index
Topic: Philosophy
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Bibliography: p. 405-408
Topic: Selling
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by Grossman, Lev
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As a senior in high school Quentin Coldwater became preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. After graduating from college and being admitted into a highly exclusive, secret society of magic in upstate New York, he makes a stunning discovery: Fillory is real. But the land of Quentin's fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he could have imagined for his childhood dream becomes a nightmare with a shocking truth...
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Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Literary, Science Fiction & Fantasy -- Fantasy -- Magic &...
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by Cooper, William David; Helfrick, Albert D
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Includes bibliographies and index
Topics: Electric measurements, Electric meters, Electronic measurements, Electronic instruments
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by Sledge, E. B. (Eugene Bondurant), 1923-
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Originally published: Novato, Calif. : Presidio Press, 1981
Topics: Sledge, E. B. (Eugene Bondurant), 1923-, United States. Marine Corps. Regiment, 5th. Battalion,...
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by Mahan, L. Kathleen; Escott-Stump, Sylvia
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Topics: Diet Therapy, Food, Nutritional Physiological Phenomena, Diétothérapie, Nutrition, Aliments,...
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by James, E. L
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Originally published: Australia : The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House, 2011
Topic: Sexual dominance and submission
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by Brett, Jan, 1949-
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"This edition is only available for distribution through the school market"--back cover
Topics: Hedgehogs, Picture books
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by Freedman, David, 1938-; Pisani, Robert; Purves, Roger
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Rev. ed. of: Statistics / David Freedman ... [et al.]. 2nd ed. c1991
Topics: Mathematical statistics, Statistiek, Estatística, Statistique mathématique, Statistique,...
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by John Green (1977- )
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-229) and index
Topic: Motivation (Psychology)
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by Snicket, Lemony; Helquist, Brett, ill
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Lost at sea, the Baudelaire orphans, along with the evil Count Olaf, wash up on the shore of an island populated by an oddly placid group of inhabitants, and they try to decide whether or not they are truly safe
Topics: Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Islands, Humorous stories
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by Kaysen, Susanna, 1948-
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Topics: Kaysen, Susanna, 1948-, Kaysen, Susanna, 1948-, Psychiatric hospital patients, Commitment of...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-381) and index
Topics: Object-oriented programming (Computer science), Computer software, Software patterns, Computacao...
Source: binns
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by Halley, Henry Hampton, 1874-1965, compiler
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First ed. published in 1924
Topics: Bible, Church history
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by Mead, Richelle
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Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose are found and returned to St. Vladimir's Academy, where one focuses on mastering magic, the other on physical training, while both try to avoid the perils of gossip, cliques, gruesome pranks, and sinister plots
Topics: Vampires, High schools, Magic, Social classes, Vampires, High schools, Schools, Magic, Social...
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Step-by-step instructions for drawing people and animals using a minimum of line and circle combinations
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Topics: Drawing, Orange (Color) in art, Drawing
Affairs -- Anal -- Aural -- Automotive -- Cigars -- College life -- Contraception -- Cooking -- Desire -- Etiquette -- Fashion -- The female body -- Fitness -- Gaming -- Getting hitched -- Grooming -- Health -- In the bedroom -- Kink -- The married life -- Masturbation -- Miscellaneous -- Online -- Oral -- Orgasm -- Paying for it -- Penis -- Porn -- Positions -- Relationships -- Semen -- Sex toys -- The single life -- Spirits -- Sports -- STDs -- Stereos -- Swingers -- Threesomes -- Tips and...
Topic: Sex customs
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by Guterson, David
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Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man's guilt. For on San Pedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar...
Topics: Japanese Americans, Trials (Murder), Journalists
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Reprint. Previously published: A beautiful mind : a biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, 1994. 1st Touchstone ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 1999
Topics: Nash, John F., 1928-, Mathematicians, Mentally ill, Schizophrenics, Schizophrenia, Mathematics
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by Patricia Mccormick
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Topics: Social Issues - Sexual Abuse, Social Issues - General, General, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books...
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by Deveraux, Jude
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In eighteenth-century Virginia, despite her poverty Leah Simmons struggles to achieve her dream of marriage to Wesley Stanford
Topic: Man-woman relationships
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by Higashino, Keigo, 1958-; Smith, Alexander O
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Topic: Fiction
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by Hosseini, Khaled
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An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption, and it is also...
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Topics: Male friendship, Social classes, Betrayal, Boys
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Text in Spanish
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary organization), Schools,...
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topic: Philosophy
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by Snicket, Lemony; Helquist, Brett, ill
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After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky
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Topics: Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories, Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories
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by Bushnell, Candace
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A chronicle of the mating habits and rituals of America's cultural elite offers a look at topics including sex clubs, suburban sexuality, and celebrity affairs
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Dating (Social customs), Sex customs
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by Card, Orson Scott
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Sequel: Ender's Shadow
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Kandel, Eric R; Schwartz, James H; Jessell, Thomas M
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Originally published: New York : Elsevier, c1991
Topics: Neurology, Neurosciences, Neuropsychology, Neurophysiology, Behavior, Nervous System Diseases,...
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by Urrea, Luis Alberto
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Includes index
Topics: Human smuggling, Illegal aliens
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Topics: Seconde guerre mondiale. Afrique du Nord, Seconde guerre mondiale. Pacifique
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by Lori Wick
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Topic: Princes -- Fiction
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by Haldeman, Joe W
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Topics: Space warfare, Space and time, Aging
Source: binns
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by Rider, Paul R. (Paul Reece), b. 1888
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"Preliminary edition copyrighted, 1938."
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Topic: Algebra
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Sequel: Yo!
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Hitchens, Christopher
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"In the book that he quite possibly was born to write, provocateur and bestselling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person pitched at an angle of passionate disagreement against the lazy consensus than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways?" "This book explores the entire range of "contrary...
Topics: Conformity, Dissenters, Radicalism, Maatschappijkritiek, Dissenters