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TED offers iOS customers 15 titles for $1 each

If you’re looking for some light, but still thoughtful, nonfiction to read, TED is temporarily offering its back-catalog — 15 short ebooks — for a flat $15 through its newly launched iOS store (link opens iTunes). TED is a technology/entertainment/design … Continue reading

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Today’s Bargain Book: “2:46: Aftershocks”

A collection of essays, photographs, and personal accounts of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated much of Japan. Continue reading

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Today’s bargain book: “Curious Folks Ask 2″ by Sherry Seethaler

“Curious Folks Ask 2″ by Sherry Seethaler Price: $0.00 Amazon Summary: 188 jargon-free answers to questions about the natural world — like how much does the earth weigh, and why do some people float while others sink? — sent in … Continue reading

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Today's bargain book: "A Dog Named Slugger" by Leigh Brill

“A Dog Named Slugger” by Leigh Brill Price: $0.00 Summary: A true story about a woman with cerebral palsy, and how her bond with a helper dog enabled her to come to terms with the disease and enjoy life. Amazon … Continue reading

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Today's bargain book: "American Lightning" by Howard Blum

Price: $2.68 Amazon Summary: On the morning of October 1, 1910, the walls of the Los Angeles Times Building buckled as a thunderous detonation sent men, machinery, and mortar rocketing into the night air. When at last the wreckage had … Continue reading

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Today's bargain book: "Brains" by Dale Purves

Price: $0.00 Summary: Brains: why do zombies love them so? In this science book, Dale Purves “reveals how we got to this point [in medical research] and offers his notion of where neuroscience may be headed next. “Purves offers a … Continue reading

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Today's bargain book: "Curious Folks Ask" by Sherry Seethaler

Price: $0.00 Note: This was temporarily free back in July, then the price went up. Now it’s free again for a short time. Summary: Prepare to Be Fascinated! * Why does the flu change every year? * What makes glue … Continue reading

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Today's bargain book: "Wasted: A Childhood Stolen, An Innocence Betrayed, A Life Redeemed" by Mark Johnson

“Wasted” by Mark Johnson Price: $1.30 Summary: Mark Johnson’s father had LOVE tattooed across his left hand, but that didn’t stop the beatings. The Johnson children would turn up to school with broken fingers and chipped teeth, but no one … Continue reading

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