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A marvelous life

the amazing story of Stan Lee
A biography of comic book creator, Stan Lee, who co-created some well-known comic superheroes, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, and the Avengers.


a novel
"A first-person narrative about one young man's involvement in France's worst terrorist attack"--Amazon.

How innovation works

and why it flourishes in freedom
"Argues that we need to see innovation as an incremental, bottom-up, fortuitous process that happens as a direct result of the human habit of exchange, rather than an orderly, top-down process developing according to a plan. Innovation is crucially different from invention, because it is the turning of inventions into things of practical and affordable use to people. It speeds up in some sectors and slows down in others. It is always a collective, collaborative phenomenon, involving trial and error, not a matter of lonely genius. It happens mainly in just a few parts of the world at any one time. It still cannot be modeled properly by economists, but it can easily be discouraged by politicians. Far from there being too much innovation, we may be on the brink of an innovation famine. Ridley derives these and other lessons from the lively stories of scores of innovations, how they started and why they succeeded or failed"--Provided by publisher.

Boycotts, strikes, and marches

protests of the Civil Rights era
Looks at five different marches, protests, and boycotts of the Civil Rights era.

Sitting in, standing up

leaders of the Civil Rights era
". . . tells the story of one of the most tumultuous and important eras in American history through the lives of five major figures of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s: Thurgood Marshall, Fannie Lou Hamer, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ella Baker, and John Lewis. Hands-on activities, essential questions, text-to-world connections, and links to online resources encourage readers ages 12 to 15 to explore how the work of these people sparked the passion of a nation and helped change the tide of social injustice in a way that reverberates to this day"--Provided by publisher.

The Scientific Revolution

a brief history with documents
This revised edition highlights the difficulty of engaging, discarding, or assimilating religious paradigms in the course of scientific development.


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