Insects of North America by David M. Phillips

Insects of North America: A Field Guide to Over 300 Insects by David M. Phillips
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Overview: Insects of North America presents over 300 insect species of North America, including dominant species and insects most likely noticed. With information about distinguishing less common species from those that are more widespread, this guide is sure to please entomologists and more serious insect enthusiasts. Including many of the rare insects that make North America unique, this is a must-have for any insect lover.
Look inside to find:
• Detailed yet user-friendly descriptions and full-color photos of over 300 insects
• Information on breeding season and interesting facts about each insect
• Natural history information for North America, broken out by region, including geography, geology, and climate
• Information on conservation and threats to insect species
• Insects arranged by family
• A glossary of entomological terms
Genre: Non-Fiction – Education

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1001 People Who Made America by Alan Axelrod +

1001 People Who Made America by Alan Axelrod
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Overview: Who are the pivotal figures in American history—? The men and women who have helped shape who we are as a people and how we look at ourselves as Americans? In this companion to his popular 1001 Events That Made America, Alan Axelrod suggests we can answer this question only after we look with an open mind into all the areas of our collective past.

1001 People Who Made America does just that, highlighting the famous as well as the infamous, the virtuous as well as the notorious, from the nation’s earliest days to the present. Serving up history in lively, accessible bits, the book presents a who’s who of American politics, arts, science, business, religion, and pop culture, along with concise explanations of each figure’s historical significance. Featured personalities range from Jesse James to Al Capone, Harriet Beecher Stowe to Betty Friedan, George Washington to George W. Bush, Harriet Tubman to Martin Luther King, Jr., Stephen Foster to Elvis, John L. Sullivan to Muhammad Ali, Edwin Booth to Marlon Brando, Washington Irving to Thomas Pynchon, Jacob Aster to Bill Gates.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Hillarys America The Secret History of the Democratic Party eBook and AudioBook

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Postcapitalism: Moving Beyond Ideology In America’s Economic …

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The Shawnees and the War for America by Colin G. Calloway +

The Shawnees and the War for America: The Penguin Library of American Indian History series by Colin G. Calloway
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Overview: With the courage and resilience embodied by their legendary leader Tecumseh, the Shawnees waged a war of territorial and cultural resistance for half a century. Noted historian Colin G. Calloway details the political and legal battles and the bloody fighting on both sides for possession of the Shawnees? land, while imbuing historical figures such as warrior chief Tecumseh, Daniel Boone, and Andrew Jackson with all their ambiguity and complexity. More than defending their territory, the Shawnees went to war to preserve a way of life and their own deeply held vision of what their nation should be.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Origins of Cool in Postwar America by Joel Dinerstein

The Origins of Cool in Postwar America by Joel Dinerstein
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Overview: Cool. It was a new word and a new way to be, and in a single generation, it became the supreme compliment of American culture. The Origins of Cool in Postwar America uncovers the hidden history of this concept and its new set of codes that came to define a global attitude and style. As Joel Dinerstein reveals in this dynamic book, cool began as a stylish defiance of racism, a challenge to suppressed sexuality, a philosophy of individual rebellion, and a youthful search for social change.

Through eye-opening portraits of iconic figures, Dinerstein illuminates the cultural connections and artistic innovations among Lester Young, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Jack Kerouac, Albert Camus, Marlon Brando, and James Dean, among others. We eavesdrop on conversations among Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Miles Davis, and on a forgotten debate between Lorraine Hansberry and Norman Mailer over the "white Negro" and black cool. We come to understand how the cool worlds of Beat writers and Method actors emerged from the intersections of film noir, jazz, and existentialism. Out of this mix, Dinerstein sketches nuanced definitions of cool that unite concepts from African-American and Euro-American culture: the stylish stoicism of the ethical rebel loner; the relaxed intensity of the improvising jazz musician; the effortless, physical grace of the Method actor. To be cool is not to be hip and to be hot is definitely not to be cool.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Natural History of Sexuality in Early America by Greta LaFleur

The Natural History of Sexuality in Early America by Greta LaFleur
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Overview: If sexology―the science of sex―came into being sometime in the nineteenth century, then how did statesmen, scientists, and everyday people make meaning out of sex before that point? In The Natural History of Sexuality in Early America, Greta LaFleur demonstrates that eighteenth-century natural history―the study of organic life in its environment―actually provided the intellectual foundations for the later development of the scientific study of sex.

Natural historians understood the human body to be a "porous envelope," eminently vulnerable to its environment. Yet historians of sexuality have tended to rely on archival evidence of genital-based or otherwise bodily sex acts for its source material. Through careful readings of both elite natural history texts alongside popular print forms that circulated widely in the British North American colonies during the long eighteenth century―among them Barbary captivity, execution, cross-dressing, and anti-vice narratives―LaFleur traces the development of a broad knowledge of sexuality defined in terms of the dynamic relationship between the human and its natural, social, physical, and climatic milieu.

At the heart of this book is the question of how to produce a history of sexuality for an era in which modern vocabularies for sex and desire were unavailable. LaFleur demonstrates how environmental logic was used to explain sexual behavior on a broad scale, not just among the educated elite who wrote and read natural historical texts. Reading popular print alongside contemporary natural historical writing, LaFleur reunites the history of sexuality with the history of race, demonstrating how they were bound to one another by the emergence of the human sciences in the eighteenth century. Ultimately, The Natural History of Sexuality in Early America not only rewrites all dominant scholarly narratives of early sexual behavior but also poses a major intervention into queer theoretical understandings of the relationship between sex and the subject.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Become America by Eric Liu

Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility, and Democracy by Eric Liu
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Overview: What does it mean to be an engaged American in today’s divided political landscape, and how do we restore hope in our country? In a collection of "civic sermons" delivered at gatherings around the nation, popular advocate for active citizenship Eric Liu takes on these thorny questions and provides inspiration and solace in a time of anger, fear, and dismay over the state of the Union.

Here are 19 stirring explorations of current and timeless topics about democracy, liberty, equal justice, and powerful citizenship. This book will energize you to get involved, in ways both large and small, to help rebuild a country that you’re proud to call home. Become America will challenge you to rehumanize our politics and rekindle a spirit of love in civic life
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Archaeology in Latin America via Gustavo G. Politis

Archaeology in Latin America via Gustavo G. Politis and Benjamin Alberti
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Overview: This pioneering and complete survey is the primary evaluation of present topics in Latin American archaeology written only via teachers local to the area, and it makes their gathered experience to be had to an English-speaking target audience for the primary time. The members quilt probably the most vital problems within the archaeology of Latin America, such because the domestication of camelids, the emergence of city society in Mesoamerica, the frontier of the Inca empire, and the moderately little identified archaeology of the Amazon basin. This guide attracts in combination key spaces of study in Latin American archaeological idea right into a coherent entire; no different quantity in this space has ever handled this sort of numerous vary of topics, and one of the international locations tested have by no means prior to been the topic of a regional learn about.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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National Parks of America: Experience America’s 59 National Parks…


National Parks of America: Experience America’s 59 National Parks (Lonely Planet)
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State And Nation Making In Latin America …

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The War That Made America via Fred Anderson

The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War via Fred Anderson
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Overview: The globe’s first true international warfare comes vividly to lifestyles on this "wealthy, cautionary story" (The New York Times Book Review)

The French and Indian War -the North American section of a a long way higher conflagration, the Seven Years’ War-remains one of the vital essential, and but misunderstood, episodes in American historical past. Fred Anderson takes readers on a exceptional adventure throughout the huge warfare that, between 1755 and 1763, destroyed the French Empire in North America, overturned the stability of energy on two continents, undermined the power of Indian countries to resolve their destinies, and lit the "lengthy fuse" of the American Revolution. Beautifully illustrated and recounted via knowledgeable storyteller, The War That Made America is needed studying for any individual within the tactics during which warfare has formed the historical past of America and its peoples.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Journey Through America

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