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The Final Mission: Preserving NASA's Apollo Sites

The Final Mission explores the critical sites linked to space exploration and calls for their urgent preservation.

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Finding Balanchine's Lost Ballets: Exploring the Early Choreography of a Master

In the first book to focus exclusively on George Balanchine’s early Russian ballets, most of which have been lost to history, Elizabeth Kattner offers new insights into the artistic evolution of a legend through her reconstruction of his first group ballet, Funeral March.

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Finding Fairness: From Pleistocene Foragers to Contemporary Capitalists

Providing a sweeping, archaeologically grounded view of human history, Justin Jennings explores the origins, endurance, and elasticity of ideas about fairness and how these ideas have shaped the development of societies at critical moments over the last 20,000 years.

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The Finding of the Grail: Retold from Old French Sources

This lively retelling of the medieval Grail legend presents a unified version of the hero Perceval's quest. Illustrated with 34 miniatures from 13th- and 14th-century manuscripts, it offers a concise and coherent version of a myth that has fascinated

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Finding the Fountain of Youth: Ponce de León and Florida's Magical Waters

Finding the Fountain of Youth is a delightful reminder of journeys past--and a peek at those to come.

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Fire Ecology of Florida and the Southeastern Coastal Plain

A biodiversity hotspot, Florida is home to many ecosystems and species that depend on frequent fire to exist. In this book, Reed Noss discusses the essential role of fire in generating biodiversity and offers best practices for using fire to keep the region’s ecosystems healthy and resilient.

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A First Course in Linear Algebra

This textbook is designed to college sophomores and juniors the basics of linear algebra and the techniques of formal mathematics. There are no prerequisites other than ordinary algebra. The text has two goals: to teach the fundamental concepts and techniques of matrix algebra and abstract vector spaces, and to teach the techniques associated with understanding the definitions and theorems forming a coherent area of mathematics. There is an emphasis on worked examples and on proving theorems carefully. Contents: 1) Systems of Linear Equations. 2) Vectors. 3) Matrices. 4) VS Vector Spaces. 5) Determinants. 6) Linear Transformations. 7) Representations.

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First Encounters: Spanish Explorations in the Caribbean and the United States, 1492–1570

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First Ladies and Their Orchids: A Century of Namesake Cattleyas

For as long as orchid hybrids have been made, breeders have been naming them after prominent women of the day. Chadwick & Son Orchids has named and presented namesake cattleyas to nineteen consecutive First Ladies. First Ladies and Their Orchids: A Century of Namesake Cattleyas tells the story of these nineteen hybrids and the First Ladies they were named after, from Woodrow Wilson’s second wife, Edith, who coveted “canaries, bourbon, and orchids,” through Doctor Jill Biden, who lives just minutes from the Chadwick home in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Fisher-Hunter-Gatherer Complexity in North America

This book explores the forms and trajectories of social complexity among fisher-hunter-gatherers who lived in coastal, estuarine, and riverine settings in pre-Columbian North America.