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Contreras, Jorge L.

Summary: "The gripping true story of a Supreme Court civil rights battle to prevent biotech companies from owning the very thing that makes us who we are-our DNA"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 346.7304 CON

Winchester, Simon

Summary: Land--whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city--is central to our existence. Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing, and have done, with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 333.3 WIN

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nature/Palgrave 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 599.935 HUM

Summary: Penn and Teller debunk a number of dubious enterprises, including PETA, the war on drugs, the myth of monogamy, twelve-step programs, the FCC's crusade against profanity, the New Age movement, the anti-aging industry, recycling, Biblical claims, the exercise industry, and hypnosis.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Showtime Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV PEN

Bakst, Dina

Summary: Provides practical tips for navigating the workplace while pregnant or being a new parent, covering such topics as morning sickness, maternity leave, and discrimination.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 BAK

Okrent, Daniel

Summary: Eugenicist arguments ranking the presumed genetic virtue of various ethnic groups helped keep hundreds of thousands of Jews, Italians, and other unwanted groups out of the United States for more than forty years. By 1921 Vice President Calvin Coolidge declared that 'biological laws' had proven the inferiority of southern and eastern Europeans; the restrictive law that remained U.S. policy until...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.7304 OKR

Krell, Maggy

Summary: For almost a decade, Backpage.com was the world's largest sex trafficking operation. Seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, in 800 cities throughout the world, Backpage ran thousands of listings advertising the sale of vulnerable young people for sex. Reaping a cut off every transaction, the owners of the website raked in millions of dollars. But many of the people in the advertisements...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2022

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Chertoff, Michael

Summary: "Chertoff [posits] that our laws and policies surrounding the protection of personal information, written for an earlier time, need to be ... overhauled in the Internet era. On the one hand, the collection of data--more widespread by business than by government, and impossible to stop--should be facilitated as an ultimate protection for society. On the other, standards under which information...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 343 CHE

Goodman, Susan E.

Summary: Shares the story of Sarah Roberts and her 1847 case petitioning that she be allowed to attend a white school, explaining how her heroic efforts established key precedents and paved the way for civil rights advancements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ROB

Faust, Timothy

Summary: Single payer healthcare is not complicated: the government pays for all care for all people. It's cheaper than our current model, and most Americans (and their doctors) already want it. So what's the deal with our current healthcare system, and why don't we have something better?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1 FAU

Summary: In July 2000, scientists made an announcement that triggered front-page headlines around the globe: they had read over 3-billion chemical 'letters' that make up human DNA, and done it faster than anyone expected.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 599.935 DVD Cracking 2004

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CRA

Contents: The call of history : "We're gonna get this done" -- The house of Pelosi : deals and betrayals -- The power of one : Lieberman blocks the way -- The rescue : Obama's last chance -- Priority one : expanding coverage -- The individual mandate : how it will work -- The insurers : more customers, more resrnctions -- The insured : it's status quo for now -- Under thirty : joining the system, like it...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2010

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 344.7303 WAS

Summary: The current status of Antineoplastons' clinical testing sanctioned by the United States Food & Drug Administration, and features a modern story of the struggling journeys of cancer patients being treated today at the Burzynski Clinic in Houston, Texas. As the story unfolds, you will observe a real-time change of hearts and minds from many of these doctors and families.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Merola 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BUR

Northrup, Jim

Summary: "Between 1989 and 2001, Indian Country saw enormous changes in treaty rights, casino gambling, language renewal, and tribal sovereignty. Jim Northrup, a thoroughly modern traditional Ojibwe man who writes a monthly syndicated newspaper column, the Fond du Lac Follies, witnessed it all. With humor sometimes gentle, sometimes biting, sometimes broad, these excerpts tally the changes, year by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minnesota Historical Society Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.897 NOR

Yared, Christine A.

Summary: "Gerry Crane had hit his stride. A talented high school music teacher, he was loved by students and parents--lauded as one of the best teachers at his school. Gerry had reconciled his conservative religious upbringing with his identity as a gay man, finding an affirming spiritual home in a local church. He enjoyed a close circle of loving friends and had found the love of his life. In October...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penning History, LLC 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 306.76 YAR

Borkovich, John

Summary: As a Conservation Officer for 27 years with Michigan's DNR, author John Borkovich tells his adventure stories about running down wiry poachers of all stripes and hues. John is recognized for his clever approach to track down the bad guys and save our valuable natural treasures.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arbutus Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 BOR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.28 Bor

Imhoff, Dan

Summary: The Farm Bill is one of the most important pieces of legislation the American president signs. Negotiated every five to seven years, it has tremendous implications for food production, nutrition assistance, habitat conservation, international trade, and much more. Yet at nearly 1,000 pages, it is difficult to understand for policymakers, let alone citizens. In this primer, Dan Imhoff and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Island Press 2019

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Slesnick, Twila

Summary: Whether you have an IRA, Roth IRA, 401(k), Keogh or other retirement plan, this book will help you make sense of the rules for taking your money out. Even more important, it will show you how to avoid the stiff taxes and penalties that lurk in the fine print.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nolo 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 322.024 SLE

Guerin, Lisa

Summary: The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) helps employees balance the demands of work and family. But the law can be hard for employers to apply in the real world--especially when it comes to tracking intermittent leave, completing the proper paperwork, and determining eligibility for different types of leave.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nolo 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344 GUE

Slesnick, Twila

Summary: Whether you have an IRA, Roth IRA, 401(k), Keogh or other retirement plan, this book will help you make sense of the rules for taking your money out. Even more important, it will show you how to avoid the stiff taxes and penalties that lurk in the fine print.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nolo 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 346.05 SLE

Malcolm Belc, Krys

Summary: "Essentially this book is a heavily visual memoir-in-essays that explores how the experience of gestational parenthood-conceiving, birthing, and breastfeeding my son Samson-eventually clarified my gender identity and allowed me to project a different more masculine self. Ruminating on how the experiences contained under the umbrella of "motherhood" don't fully describe my experience amplifies...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MALCOM BELC, KRYS MAL

Summary: "Explore the legally treacherous terrain of white collar crime under the guidance of an acclaimed law school professor."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 345.0268 WHI
Call number: DVD 345.0268 WHI

Summary: "These three 20-minute videos examine key constitutional concepts. The first explains why the nation's framers created the Constitution. The second describes the protection of individual rights by highlighting the Supreme Court case of Gideon v. Wainwright, affirming the right to an attorney. The last explores the separation of powers by examining the Supreme Court case of Youngstown v. Sawyer,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands 2006

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD 342.730 Key 2006

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jewish Lights Pub. 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 296.38 ECO

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