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The 15:17 to Paris – Anthony Sadler

Now a major motion picture directed by Clint Eastwood, in theaters February 2018.   An ISIS terrorist planned to kill more than 500 people. He would have succeeded except for three American friends who refused to give in to fear. On August 21, 2015, Ayoub El-Khazzani boarded train #9364 in Brussels, bound for Paris. There could be no doubt about his mission: he had an AK-47, a pistol, a box cutter, and enough ammunition to obliterate every passenger on board. Slipping into the bathroom in ...



When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing – Daniel H. Pink

Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home. Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don’t know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of “when” decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it’s often assumed, is an art. In When: The ...



The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World – Jeff Goodell

A New York Times Critics’ Top Book of 2017 One of Washington Post’s 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2017 One of Booklist’s Top 10 Science Books of 2017   “An immersive, mildly gonzo and depressingly well-timed book about the drenching effects of global warming, and a powerful reminder that we can bury our heads in the sand about climate change for only so long before the sand itself disappears.” (Jennifer Senior, New York Times)   What if Atlantis wasn’t a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great ...



Spare Parts – Joshua Davis

Four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest… and a major motion picture…. In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public high school. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much—but two inspiring science teachers had convinced these impoverished, undocumented kids from the desert who had never ...



What If? – Randall Munroe

Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Like, "What if everyone on Earth aimed a laser pointer at the moon at the same time?"



The Dragon Behind the Glass – Emily Voigt

“With the taut suspense of a spy novel, Voigt paints a vivid world of murder, black market deals, and habitat destruction surrounding a fish that’s considered, ironically, to be a good-luck charm.”—Discover  “[An] immensely satisfying story, full of surprises and suspense….Things get weird fast.” —The Wall Street Journal An intrepid journalist’s quest to find a wild Asian arowana—the world’s most expensive aquarium fish—takes her on a global tour in this “engaging tale of obsession and perseverance…and an enthralling look at the intersection of science, commercialism, and ...

The Fireside Collection – Daniel D. Lamoreux

Hundreds of books have been written, and millions of magazines articles published, that describe in minute detail the ‘how-to’ of hunting. But that is not this book. Instead, within these pages exists a brief, though intimate glimpse of that special society within a society – sportsmen. This is a collection of writings that you may find to be humorous, satirical or sometimes serious and, in a rare instance or two, even philosophical. It is written for the hunter but anyone is welcome in my camp ...

The Tragic Tale of William Papper – Mike Covell

During the cold winter of 1881 the Rising Sun, a fishing smack, sailed from Hull. The vessel was captained by Osmond Otto Brand, and on board was a fourteen year old fisherlad named William Papper. When the vessel returned in January 1882, poor William Papper’s parents waited on the dockside for their son, but the apprentice never returned. According to all on board, William was lost at sea. Eventually cracks began to show, crew members began to talk, and the whole terrifying truth was revealed. ...