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jacket/cover - click for larger view Lafayette and the American Revolution
by Russell Freedman.
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Presents a biography about the French nobleman who assisted the American colonists in their struggle for freedom from England during the Revolutionary War.
2010; 88 p.; isbn:0823421821 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Animal classification
by Jenny Fretland VanVoorst ; content consultant, Tanya Dewey, Animal Diversity Web, University of Michigan.
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Looks at the system used by scientists to classify animals, examining the characteristics of different phyla, and paying special attention to the chordates and how they are organized.
2014; 48 p; isbn:1624031579 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Hacking and hackers
Margaret Haerens and Lynn M. Zott, book editors.
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Presents a collection of essays that examine different points of view about hacking, covering such topics as cybersecurity, hacktivism, the WikiLeaks scandal, and governmental response to cyberwarfare.
211 p; isbn:0737766565 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view I, too, am America
Langston Hughes ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.
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Presents the popular poem by one of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance, highlighting the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century.
2012; 1 v.; isbn:1442420081 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Steve Jobs thinking differently : an unauthorized biography
by Patricia Lakin.
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Presents the life and career of the innovative computer pioneer who helped found Apple Computer, and returned to the company to bring it a second period of success in the industry.
2012; 175 p.; isbn:144245394X More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Before Columbus : the Americas of 1491
Charles C. Mann.
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This study of Native American societies is adapted for younger readers from Charles C. Mann's best-selling 1491. Turning conventional wisdom on its head, the book argues that the people of North and South America lived in enormous cities, raised pyramids hundreds of years before the Egyptians did, engineered corn, and farmed the rainforests.
2009; 116 p.; isbn:1416949003 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view After Gandhi : one hundred years of nonviolent resistance
Anne Sibley O'Brien and Perry Edmond O'Brien.
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Explores Gandhi's work and legacy through fifteen profiles of activists who chose nonviolent resistance as the path to change, focusing on individuals who were in direct physical danger and chose to respond with nonviolence.
2009; 181 p.; isbn:1580891292 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Baby mammoth mummy : frozen in time! : a prehistoric animal's journey into the 21st century
by Christopher Sloan ; with the generous cooperation of Bernard Buigues ; photography by Francis Latreille.
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Tells the story of the discovery of Lyuba, a perfectly preserved baby mammoth discovered along a river in Siberia 31,000 years after her birth, and offers a glimpse into her prehistoric world.
2011; 48 p.; isbn:1426308655 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Who wants pizza? : the kids' guide to the history, science & culture of food
Jan Thornhill.
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Discusses the history of food, from early hunter-gartherers and domesticating animals for food to the science behind food preservation, produce cultivation, artificial flavor enhancers, and genetic modification.
2010; 62 p.; isbn:1897349963 More Information

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