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Forensic Science
William J. Tilstone
1576071944
Mar 2006
Hardcover
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Capote
Gerald Clarke
0786716614
November 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this riveting biography, Clarke, former Time writer, depicts the sad sequence of sparkling achievements and overwhelming despair that marked the life of Truman Capote. Between the publication of his short stories in the late 1940s and the success of In Cold Blood in 1966, Capote, Clarke demonstrates, was a supreme writing talent and an intimate of the rich and famous "swans"Babe Paley, Gloria Guinness, Lee Radziwillwhose names, with his, filled the gossip columns. But the uneasy stability of that glittering schizophrenia crumbled with pressures brought on by years of researching and writing In Cold Blood. His complex relationships with Dick Hickock and Perry Smith, the murderers whose crime he detailed in that book, drained him; witnessing their executions seemed to destroy his emotional equilibrium. The last...


American
Henry James
0451529669
January 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
In this classic collision of the New World with Old Europe, James weaves a fable of thwarted desire that shifts between comedy, tragedy, romance, and melodrama.

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He performed this ceremony on the following day, when, by appointment, Christopher Newman went to dine with him. Mr. and Mrs. Tristram lived behind one of those chalk-colored facades which decorate with their pompous sameness the broad avenues manufactured by Baron Haussmann in the neighborhood of the Arc de Triomphe.

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Memory Workbook
Michael Kohn
1572242582
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Like clay, memory needs applied energy to give it form. However, this energy is often blocked by negative thoughts about aging and memory. Building on this underlying principle, this workbook shows readers how to rewire the mental habits that interfere with memory functioning and offers practical solutions based on the latest scientific research. Anyone at any age, the authors say, can tap into the natural strength of the brain's multiple memory systems. Through innovative techniques, exercises, games, and puzzles, readers learn how to maximize the receptiveness of their senses, focus on what is important and block out what isn't, rehearse and imprint information, and use visual imagery to retain experiences. The latest scientific findings on memory provide a wealth of information on medications, memory disorders, and...


Sacajawea
Anna Lee Waldo
0380842939
July 1984
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Clad in a doeskin, alone and unafraid, she stood straight and proud before the onrushing forces of America's destiny: Sacajawea, child of a Shoshoni chief, lone woman on Lewis and Clark's historic trek -- beautiful spear of a dying nation.She knew many men, walked many miles. From the whispering prairies, across the Great Divide to the crystal capped Rockies and on to the emerald promise of the Pacific Northwest, her story over flows with emotion and action ripped from the bursting fabric of a raw new land.Ten years in the writing, SACAJAWEA unfolds an immense canvas of people and events, and captures the eternal longings of a woman who always yearned for one great passion -- and always it lay beyond the next mountain.


Rama II
Arthur C. Clarke
0553286587
November 1990
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In 1973, Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama won the Hugo, Nebula and Campbell awards. This new novel is the second in a trilogy about the mystifying world-ships and their flybys of our solar system. Unfortunately, the focus is no longer on alien mysteries, but on the petty concerns of an unlikely assortment of cosmonauts. The 12 specialists chosen to explore a second Raman craft passing through human space 70 years after the first are more involved with adultery, religion and media contracts than they are with scientific advancement. Not only are their actions unrealistic, but the chapter titles telegraph what comes next. The excitement of discovery that was present in the first book is altogether missing from this soap opera plot. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the...


The Garden of Rama
Arthur C. Clarke
0553298178
August 1992
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Introduced in Clarke's 1973 Hugo- and Nebula-winning Rendezvous with Rama and most recently seen in Clarke and Lee's Rama II , the massive spacecraft Rama is back, but the luster and sense of wonder generated by its first appearances have eroded. The once-exciting vessel, a "cylindrical worldlet," has been turned into a cheaply painted backdrop for an equally garish exposition of vice-lord politics. When Rama returns to earth and demands a sample of humanity for observation, a lying, corrupt government hands over 2000 citizens. These individuals serve as a microcosm to reflect most of today's big sociological problems, thus implying that in 300 years no existing problems will have been solved nor will any others have been created. Clarke's unmistakable style is sadly lacking. Essentially, the book suffers from an...


Rama Revealed
Arthur C. Clarke
0553569473
January 1995
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This final volume of the Rama tetralogy chronicles the end of the spaceship's intergalactic odyssey; a five-week PW bestseller. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
On its mysterious voyage through interstellar space, a massive alien starship carries its human passengers to the end of a generations-long odyssey. But the great experiment designed by the Ramans has failed, and Rama III has become a battleground. Fleeing a tyrant, a band of humans ventures into the nether regions of the ship, where they encounter an emerald-doomed lair ruled by the fabulously advanced octospiders. As the octospiders lure the humans deeper into their domain, the humans must decide whether the creatures are their allies of enemies. All the while, Rama III continues...


The Light of Other Days
Arthur C. Clarke
0812576403
January 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
The crowning achievement of any professional writer is to get paid twice for the same material: write a piece for one publisher and then tweak it just enough that you can turn around and sell it to someone else. While it's specious to accuse Stephen Baxter and Arthur C. Clarke of this, fans of both authors will definitely notice some striking similarities between Light of Other Days and other recent works by the two, specifically Baxter's Manifold: Time and Clarke's The Trigger.

The Light of Other Days follows a soulless tech billionaire (sort of an older, more crotchety Bill Gates), a soulful muckraking journalist, and the billionaire's two (separated since birth) sons. It's 2035, and all four hold ringside seats at the birth of a new paradigm-destroying technology, a system of "WormCams," harnessing the power of...



Love Is All Around
Lori Devoti
082177865X
May 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
Patsy Lee Clark has aspirations. She's taken up Web design, which will hopefully be her ticket out of her small town, Daisy Creek. Meanwhile, she works as a checker at the soon-to-be-defunct BiggeeMart, lives with her Granny, and tries to keep her pug, Pugnacious, from running off and becoming a coonhound. Will Barnes, who was a rich kid when they were in high school, has moved back to town. He's restoring a historic home with some of the fortune he amassed in a dot-com business, and trying to start a new business that will help keep Daisy Creek the way it is. Even though her debut novel gets off to a slightly slow start, Devoti shows lots of promise with such laugh-out-loud lines as "the woman was as tacky as a tube top at a wedding" as well as her quirky and endearing characters. Diana Tixier...

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