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Hark! If you yearn for fantastical stories set elsewhere besides the snowy peaks and lush green forests of medieval Europe, if elven kin and dragonkind no longer interest you, I implore you to read this book. The story begins by following the travails of Nahri, con artist extraordinaire living on the streets of 18th century Cairo. While executing a scam, Nahri briefly taps into a knowledge and power she thought didn’t exist. This catapults her into a magical journey filled with adventure and danger, with surprises at every turn. Journey into the City of Brass, if you dare.

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$25.99
ISBN: 9780062678102
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Published: Harper Voyager - November 14th, 2017

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On the next clear night, gaze into the sky. Why haven't we heard from anyone out there? In his astonishing book, astrophysicist Adam Frank explores this question with startling results. He combines the history of scientific thought with modern research to illuminate the nature of planet spanning civilizations. He demonstrates that in all likelihood extraterrestrial civilizations have existed and will again. Ultimately, we may not have heard from anyone because civilizations, as a rule, may not last that long. This book will explode your understanding of our past, present, and future.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780393609011
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 12th, 2018

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On February 1st, 2003 the crew of the space shuttle Columbia was lost when it broke up during reentry in the skies over Texas. This is the moving account of the search and recovery operations --the largest search in U.S. history-- launched to find the crewmembers and their ship. The goal was to ensure the astronauts were respectfully laid to rest and determine the cause of the accident. I am still in awe of the magnitude of dedication shown by people from across the country who found common cause in honoring these heroes. This is a story I will always carry with me.

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$25.99
ISBN: 9781628728514
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Published: Arcade - January 23rd, 2018

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