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The Complete Sailor: Learning the Art of Sailing
Covers navigation, boat design, and seamanship. This work conveys the magic as well as the techniques of sailing. Among other topics covered are: anchoring, rope work, rigging, weather, rules of the r…
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Learn what it takes to cross an ocean from a veteran sailor

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John Kretschmer is sailing's practical philosopher – as much a doer as a thinker. And that is the overarching theme of this chronicle of a sailing life. Often amusing, sometimes poignant, occasionally…
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The captivating possibilities of extraterrestrial life on exoplanets, based on current scientific knowledge of existing worlds and forms of life

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The 2005 Pulitzer Prize winning novel
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Nearly 25 years after Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson returns wit…
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The Next Millionaire Next Door: Enduring Strategies for Building Wealth
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A leading expert on the affluent reveals the real way to build wealth. With well over two million of his books sold, and huge praise from many media outlets, Dr. Thomas J. Stanley is a recognized and …

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Once he had dreamed up the Easy Rawlins series, with its colored-coded titles and suave protagonist, Walter Mosley could have coasted for the rest of his life. Instead he delved into impressionistic f…
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This classic sea story recounts Frank Dye's intrepid voyages
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Instrument flying is stressful!

For the new or occasional instrument pilot, IFR flying can cause an enormous amount of anxiety.

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The Complete Sherlock Holmes
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A study in scarlet --
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In 2019, humanity finally finds proof of extraterrestrial life when a listening post in Puerto Rico picks up exquisite singing from a planet that will come to be known as Rakhat. While United Nations …
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It is summer, it is the Edinburgh Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a road-rage incident - a near-homicidal attack which changes the lives of everyone involved. Jackson Brodie, ex-…
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The Cactus League
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An explosive, character-driven odyssey through the world of baseball
Jason Goodyear is the star outfielder for the Los Angeles Lions, stationed with the rest of his team in the punishingly hot Arizona …
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