The Great Transformation Foreword by Robert M MacIver

The Great Transformation  Foreword by Robert M  MacIver
Author: Karl Polanyi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 315
Release: 1964
Genre: Economic history
ISBN: OCLC:184759969

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The Odyssey

The Odyssey
Author: Homer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1871
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: HARVARD:32044085124956

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Leaves from the Note books of Lady Dorothy Nevill

Leaves from the Note books of Lady Dorothy Nevill
Author: Lady Dorothy Nevill
Publsiher: London, Macmillan and Company, limited
Total Pages: 359
Release: 1907
Genre: Great Britain
ISBN: UOM:39015063788403

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Author: Rebecca Skloot
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-02-02
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780307589385

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The story of modern medicine and bioethics—and, indeed, race relations—is refracted beautifully, and movingly.”—Entertainment Weekly NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM HBO® STARRING OPRAH WINFREY AND ROSE BYRNE • ONE OF THE “MOST INFLUENTIAL” (CNN), “DEFINING” (LITHUB), AND “BEST” (THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER) BOOKS OF THE DECADE • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS • WINNER OF THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE HEARTLAND PRIZE FOR NONFICTION NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Entertainment Weekly • O: The Oprah Magazine • NPR • Financial Times • New York • Independent (U.K.) • Times (U.K.) • Publishers Weekly • Library Journal • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • Globe and Mail Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine: The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, which are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave. Henrietta’s family did not learn of her “immortality” until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists investigating HeLa began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. And though the cells had launched a multimillion-dollar industry that sells human biological materials, her family never saw any of the profits. As Rebecca Skloot so brilliantly shows, the story of the Lacks family—past and present—is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of. Over the decade it took to uncover this story, Rebecca became enmeshed in the lives of the Lacks family—especially Henrietta’s daughter Deborah. Deborah was consumed with questions: Had scientists cloned her mother? Had they killed her to harvest her cells? And if her mother was so important to medicine, why couldn’t her children afford health insurance? Intimate in feeling, astonishing in scope, and impossible to put down, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks captures the beauty and drama of scientific discovery, as well as its human consequences.

The Others

The Others
Author: Siba al-Harez
Publsiher: Saqi
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2012-01-16
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781846591266

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A best-seller in Arabic, The Others is a literary tour de force, offering a glimpse into one of the most repressive societies in the world. Siba al-Harez tells the story of a nameless teenager at a girls' school in the heavily Shi'ite Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Like her classmates, she has no contact with men outside her family. When the glamorous Dai tries to seduce her, her feelings of guilt are overcome by an overwhelming desire for sexual and emotional intimacy. Dai introduces her to a secret world of lesbian parties, online flirtations and hotel liaisons - a world in which the thrill of infatuation and the shame of obsession are deeply intertwined. Al-Harez's erotic, dreamlike story of looming personal crisis is a remarkable portrait of hidden lives.

The Diary of a Young Girl

The Diary of a Young Girl
Author: Anne Frank
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-09-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780307776204

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THE DEFINITIVE EDITION • Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has since become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. Updated for the 75th Anniversary of the Diary’s first publication with a new introduction by Nobel Prize–winner Nadia Murad “The single most compelling personal account of the Holocaust ... remains astonishing and excruciating.”—The New York Times Book Review In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the “Secret Annex” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

House Garden

House   Garden
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1918
Genre: Architecture, Domestic
ISBN: WISC:89099169906

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Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass
Author: Walt Whitman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 518
Release: 1872
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: MINN:31951002415170D

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