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  • Audiobook

    Human Errors

    A Panorama of Our Glitches, From Pointless Bones to Broken Genes

    Narrated by L.J. Ganser ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 54 min

    We humans like to think of ourselves as highly evolved creatures. But if we are supposedly evolution's greatest creation, why do we have such bad knees? Why do we catch head colds so often-two hundred times more often than a dog does? How come our wrists have so many useless bones? Why is the vast majority of our genetic code pointless? And are we really supposed to swallow and breathe through the ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Human Errors

    A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes

    A biology professor’s illuminating tour of the physical imperfections—from faulty knees to junk DNA—that make us human. ¶“A funny, fascinating catalog of our collective shortcomings that’s tough to put down.”—Discover ¶ We humans like to think of ourselves as highly evolved creatures. But if we are supposedly evolution’s greatest creation, why do we have such bad knees? Why do we catch head colds ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • James Webb Space Telescope Independent Review Board Report May 2018: New 2021 Launch Date and Substantially Higher Costs for Next Great Astronomy Observatory, Findings of Human Errors

    This report, released by NASA in late June 2018, provides the results of a vital independent review board report on the status of the troubled James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) project. The results were quite dramatic: the launch date for the telescope has been delayed to March 2021, and the cost of the project is now estimated to have risen nearly $1 billion. The report notes that delays and ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • STROKE

    Recovering From Human Errors

    by Alfred C. Chu ...
    Stroke: Recovering from Human ErrorsBy: Alfred C. ChuAlfred C. Chu suffered a stroke when he was 28 years old. Not many people suffer a stroke at such a young age and not many live to tell their story. The causes were a combination of a skin condition he was born with called Psoriasis, a virus he contracted called “superbug”, and the medication Cyclosporine. Enclosed are the memories of his tragic ... Read more

    $29.00 USD

  • Human Fallibility

    The Ambiguity of Errors for Work and Learning

    Book 6 - Professional and Practice-based Learning
    A curious ambiguity surrounds errors in professional working contexts: they must be avoided in case they lead to adverse (and potentially disastrous) results, yet they also hold the key to improving our knowledge and procedures. In a further irony, it seems that a prerequisite for circumventing errors is our remaining open to their potential occurrence and learning from them when they do happen. ... Read more

    $143.09 USD

  • The Birds and Bees of Words

    A Guide to the Most Common Errors in Usage, Spelling, and Grammar

    by Mary Embree ...
    Himbo: a male bimbo. Protire: leave a boring job to do something more interesting. Sheeple: people who follow the crowd. These are just a few of the newly evolved words discussed and explained in The Birds and Bees of Words, an entertaining, informative look at the ever-changing nature of the English language. More than 1,000 words are featured on the book’s list of new and inventive words; nearly ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Grave Errors

    Book 5 - A Witch City Mystery
    Salem, Massachusetts’ resident psychic sleuth is digging up trouble: “A diverting journey.” —Kirkus ReviewsWhose funeral will be next?For residents of Salem, Massachusetts, the day after Halloween brings empty candy wrappers, sagging pumpkins, and a community-wide identity crisis. That is, until Lee Barrett’s TV production class suggests extending the spooky season with the traditional Mexican ... Read more

    $6.89 USD

  • Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (& Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Third Edition]

    This is not a book on how to write historical fiction. It IS a book on how NOT to write historical fiction.If you love history and you’re hard at work on your first historical novel, but you’re wondering if your medieval Irishmen would live on potatoes, if your 17th-century pirate would use a revolver, or if your hero would be able to offer Marie-Antoinette a box of chocolate bonbons . . .(The ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • The Unknown Errors of Our Lives

    Stories

    In nine poignant stories spiked with humor and intelligence, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni captures lives at crossroad moments–caught between past and present, home and abroad, tradition and fresh experience.A widow in California, recently arrived from India, struggles to adapt to a world in which neighbors are strangers and her domestic skills are deemed superfluous in the award-winning “Mrs. Dutta ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • On Hampstead Heath

    A delightfully sharp and witty comedy of errors

    "A mystery and an elegy for the death of old-fashioned journalism, it's a book that will warm your heart" The Observer"Splendid . . . Funny, poignant, perceptive and plenty of sharp elbows along the way" Val McDermidThorn Marsh was raised in a house of whispers, of meaningful glances and half- finished sentences. Now she's a journalist with a passion for truth, more devoted to her work at the ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • The Comedy of Errors

    series Folger Shakespeare Library
    The authoritative edition of The Comedy of Errors from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers.Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors is the slapstick farce of his youth. In it, the lost twin sons of the old merchant Egeon—both named Antipholus—find themselves in Ephesus, without either one even knowing of the other’s existence. ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • 80 Common Layout Errors to Flag When Proofreading Book Interiors

    This book provides guidance on the types of layout errors commonly encountered in the interior layout of a book before it is published and gives some idea as to techniques the layout professional may employ to remedy the errors. ... Read more

    $6.29 USD