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Films From the Future
The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies
Andrew Maynard

Learn how movies reveal the future of technology.

Science, technology and society: In "Films from the Future," former physicist Andrew ...

"Elizabeth Seton" Book Cover featuring a profile of a woman
American Saint
Catherine O'Donnell

In 1975, two centuries after her birth, Pope Paul VI canonized Elizabeth Ann Seton, making her the first saint to be a native-born citizen of the ...

Cover of Traditional Ecological Knowledge edited by Nelson and Shilling with fish and animal design
Learning from Indigenous Practices for Environmental Sustainability
Edited by Melissa K. Nelson, Dan Shilling

This book examines the importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and how it can provide models for a time-tested form of sustainability ...

Cover for "The Least Likely Criminal" with a mother's hands behind bars
A Mother Risks Everything for the Marijuana That Will Save Her Son's Life
Jeni Grossman

"The Least Likely Criminal" is a deeply honest look at how far a mother will go to meet her son’s needs after he is hit by a car. Grossman co- ...

book cover of "Coma Dreams"

Struggling with inner demons after the loss of his child, Retired Air Force Colonel Brett Stafford is in search of missing pieces in his life when ...

Cover of Arizona Time with desert background
A Novel and Five Shorts
Scott C. Seckel

Dry heat. Drifting sand. Broken people. In "Arizona Time," they weave into a hypnotic haze where the ghost of Tom Mix shares the ...

Cover of "Dynamic Mars" featuring an image of the surface of Mars
Recent and Current Landscape Evolution of the Red Planet
Tanya Harrison
Edited by Richard Soare, Susan Conway, Stephen Clifford

Tanya Harrison is one of three authors who contributed to the third chapter, "Martian Gullies and Their Connection with the Martian Climate," of " ...

A History of United States Slavery
Calvin Schermerhorn

Written as a narrative history of slavery within the United States, "Unrequited Toil" details how an institution that seemed to be ...


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