Trucking Country: The Road to America's Wal-Mart Economy
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Trucking Country: The Road to America's Wal-Mart Economy

Trucking Country is a social history of long-haul trucking that explores the contentious politics of free-market capitalism in post-World War II America. Shane Hamilton paints an eye-opening portrait of the rural highways of the American heartland, and in doing so explains why working-class populist voters are drawn to conservative politicians who seemingly don't represent their financial interests. Hamilton challenges the popular no...

"Milk Production, Processing and Marketing" ed. by Khalid Javed
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Milk Production, Processing and Marketing

This volume is dedicated to milk, considered as a complete diet for an infant and contains essential nutrients for the development of young mammals. The substances in milk provide energy and antibodies that help protect against infection. Most farmers are paid for the quality and composition of their milk. Whole milk, once approved for use, is pumped into storage silos where it undergoes pasteurization, homogenization, separation, an...

Earth-Friendly Animal Crafts (Green STEAM)
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Earth-Friendly Animal Crafts (Green STEAM)

Animal lovers will adore these hands-on projects, which use recycled materials to make animal-themed crafts. Photos and detailed instructions walk readers through each step. Convert a recycled jar into a retro bird feeder, turn recycled paper into wild lion wall art, and transform old T-shirts into a dog toy. A QR code provides a link to additional how-to photos for each piece.

Der große Kosmos Naturführer Tiere und Pflanzen
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Der große Kosmos Naturführer Tiere und Pflanzen

Die Jubiläumsausgabe des Kosmos-Naturführers beinhaltet gleich zwei Bücher in einem festen Einband: Auf insgesamt fast 900 Seiten gibt es zunächst die Tiere, dann die Pflanzen Mitteleuropas zu entdecken. Wunderbar gelungen ist dabei die anschauliche Darstellung: Jeder Seite mit der Beschreibung von vier bis fünf Tieren oder Pflanzen ist eine zweite Seite mit den jeweiligen Farbfotos gegenübergestellt. Bei der Fülle der über 1.800 Art...

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Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep: Breeding, Care, Facilities, 4th Edition

Lots of detailed information. Did what it was supposed to do: convince me that responsibly caring for sheep is more work than I am really interested in at the moment. But I have it on file for reference should that day arrive that I have too much time, money, and energy--and not enough cute, fluffy pasture animals. This is not a book with lots of romantic color pictures of lambs frolicking in green pastures that will lead you to an i...

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String Theory, Book 2 : Fusion (Star Trek: Voyager)

A great story, written by a great writer in Kisten Beyer. This early book by her in her series of Voyager books shows that she understands the Voyager characters. The whole book feels like a super long adaptation of an episode. Carrying on from book one is seamless and the story is interesting to keep the pages turning. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Two Truths and a Lie: A Novel (P.S.)

Dair Canard has long been a master at weaving stories out of thin air. A natural actress, she leads a life that's a minefield of untruths she can never admit to anyone—especially not to Peyton, her husband of eight years. But the bizarre death of her best friend and fellow actor—initially thought a suicide, then believed to be murder—is forcing Dair to confront the big lie that led Peyton to fall in love with her in the first place. ...

Lockheed Martin C-5 Galaxy
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Lockheed Martin C-5 Galaxy

The C-5 Galaxy was designed in the mid-1960s to transport vast quantities of material to any part of the globe. The result was the largest aircraft in the world. However, it became a symbol for government excess and production was limited to just 81 machines. Initial operations struggled with frequent breakdowns AND, in an extraordinary move, the gravely under-designed wing was replaced. Even more remarkable was the decision to reope...

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Wrestling - The Making of a Champion: The Takedown

A world-championship wrestler and outstanding teacher gives a move-by-move guide to the takedown, the most crucial maneuver in wrestling. The book includes nearly a thousand action sequences - photographs that contrast a black wrestler with a white wrestler against a measured horizontal and vertical grid designed by the author. These photographs show clearly the relative position of the wrestlers in each move, enabling novice and exp...