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General Reading Books

ANATOMY FUNDAMENTALS: LIFE SCIENCE

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$4.95

Laminated Study Guide

Designed as a companion guide for Science Fundamentals 2: Life Science - Humans, this 2-panel (4-page) guide is written for students grades 5-8. Each major system of the human body is featured through detailed, full-color illustrations by award-winning artist Vincent Perez, but at a comprehension level appropriate for middle-schoolers.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781423209829
Publication Date: 
2009-12-31

Chemistry Terminology

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$6.95

Find out the definition of a chain reaction, what the symbol for helium is, the speed of light equation, and more chemistry-based terms with this invaluable 3-panel (6-page) guide. All terms are up-to-date and listed in alphabetical order for easy reference; full-color images are also included that highlight specific information. No laboratory should be without one!

ISBN/SKU: 
9781423216377
Publication Date: 
2011-05-31
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Chicago's Historic Irish Pubs

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$21.99
From dancing at Hanley s House of Happiness to raising pints at Kelly s Pub on St. Patrick s Day, the history of the Irish community in Chicago is told through stories of its gathering places. Families are drawn to the pub after Sunday church, in the midst of sporting events, following funerals, and during weddings. In good times and bad, the pub has been a source of comfort, instruction, and joy a constant in a changing world. Based on interviews with tavern owners, musicians, bartenders, and scholars, Chicago s Historic Irish Pubs explores the way the Irish pub defines its block, its neighborhood, and its city."
ISBN/SKU: 
9780738583914
Publication Date: 
2011-02-28

Doctor Who Meets Scratchman

$23.99

In his first-ever Doctor Who novel, Tom Baker's incredible imagination is given free rein. A story so epic it was originally intended for the big screen, Scratchman is a gripping, white-knuckle thriller almost forty years in the making.
The Doctor, Harry and Sarah Jane Smith arrive at a remote Scottish island, when their holiday is cut short by the appearance of strange creatures - hideous scarecrows, who are preying on the local population. The islanders are living in fear, and the Doctor vows to save them all. But it doesn't go to plan - the time travellers have fallen into a trap, and Scratchman is coming for them.
With the fate of the universe hanging in the balance, the Doctor must battle an ancient force from another dimension, one who claims to be the Devil. Scratchman wants to know what the Doctor is most afraid of. And the Doctor's worst nightmares are coming out to play...

 

ISBN/SKU: 
9781785943904
Publication Date: 
2019-01-22
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Forgotten Algebra

$16.99
This self-teaching workbook is designed especially for students who need to go back to algebra basics as preparation for starting a college-level math course. It's also a helpful review for those preparing to take standardized exams that include math testing, such as a math placement exam, the GRE or GMAT.

Forgotten Algebra contains 32 work units, starting its review with signed numbers, symbols, and first-degree equations, and progressing to include logarithms and right triangles. Each work unit reviews basics before presenting problems and exercises that include detailed solutions designed to facilitate self-study. The book's systematic presentation of subject matter is easy to follow, and encompasses all the terminology, equations, and information that students of algebra need to master. This new edition has been expanded to include step-by-step solutions for all exercises.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781438001500
Publication Date: 
2013-08-01
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Grateful American: A Journey From Self To Service

$26.99

The moving, entertaining, never-before-told story of how one man found his calling.

"The book is called Grateful American, and I promise you after you read it you will be grateful for what Gary has accomplished and contributed to our country." -- Clint Eastwood

As a kid in suburban Chicago, Gary Sinise was more interested in sports and rock 'n' roll than reading or schoolwork. But when he impulsively auditioned for a school production of West Side Story, he found his purpose--or so it seemed.

Within a few years Gary and a handful of friends created what became one of the most exciting and important new theater companies in America. From its humble beginnings in a suburban Chicago church basement and eventual move into the city, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company launched a series of groundbreaking productions, igniting Gary's career along with those of John Malkovich, Joan Allen, Gary Cole, Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Perry, John Mahoney, and others. Television and film came calling soon after, and Gary starred in Of Mice and Men (which he also directed) and The Stand before taking the role that would change his life in unforeseeable ways: Lieutenant Dan in the Academy Award-winning Forrest Gump.

The military community's embrace of the character of the disabled veteran was matched only by the depth of Gary's realization that America's defenders had not received all the honor, respect, and gratitude their sacrifices deserve. In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, this became Gary's mission. While starring in hits like Apollo 13, Ransom, Truman, George Wallace, CSI: NY, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Gary has worked tirelessly on behalf of those who serve this country, entertaining more than a half million troops around the world playing bass guitar with his Lt. Dan Band, raising funds on behalf of veterans, and eventually founding the Gary Sinise Foundation with a mission to serve and honor America's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.

Grateful American is the moving, entertaining, profoundly gripping story of how one man found his calling: to see that those who defend this country and its freedoms are never forgotten.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781400208128
Publication Date: 
2019-02-12
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Irish Chicago

$21.99

The history of the Irish in Chicago goes back to the days when the city was little more than an outpost on the prairie shores of Lake Michigan. Drawn by opportunities in the growing frontier town, Irish men and women who were fleeing economic hardship and famine in Ireland were quick to make their mark on Chicago's political, religious, and economic life. The unique position of the Irish among immigrant groups-English speaking and more culturally attuned to Anglo-American institutions, yet Catholic-allowed them to flourish in occupations and social positions for which they have become known. Most notably, the Irish in Chicago have produced eight mayors and many bishops. But Irish Chicago is also the story of those who built and enlivened the city: the policemen, firemen, priests, nuns and brothers, tavern owners, educators, transit workers, musicians, and ward politicians made good, and the north, south, and west side neighborhoods and parishes they inhabited.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780738520384
Publication Date: 
2003-02-19

Medical Terms: Body Systems

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$6.95

This 6-page chart covers every aspect of the structure of medical terminology related to the body and its use in the field.

Chart includes detailed information on these and more:
- foundation of medical words
- skeletal & nervous system
- male & female reproductive system
- urinary system
- cardiovascular system
- gastrointestinal system
- endocrine system
- integumentary system
- respiratory & muscular system
- special senses: eye/ear
- lymphatic & immune system

ISBN/SKU: 
9781572225411
Publication Date: 
2001-02-02

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus

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$15.99
Two essential language references integrated into one handy volume. This edition includes nearly 500 new thesaurus entries.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780877797326
Publication Date: 
2014-04-01
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PSB HEALTH OCCUPATIONS EXAM PRACTICE QUESTIONS: PRACTICE TEST & REVIEW

$35.00
***Your #1 PSB Health Occupations Practice Test Resource***
ISBN/SKU: 
9781627332170
Publication Date: 
2018-04-12
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