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The Big Book of Rock & Roll Names: How Arcade Fire, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Vampire Weekend, and 532 Other Bands Got Their Names

A music lover’s walk down trivia lane, with occasional four-letter input when quoting band members. For large public libraries.
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Guitar: The World’s Most Seductive Instrument

Will likely find an audience, whether readers know their single coil from their humbucker pickup or just want a peek at Willie Nelson’s Trigger or one of Prince’s Clouds.
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The Firefly Guide to Minerals, Rocks & Gems

Consider for all libraries when updating earth sciences or mineralogy sections.
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Coins and Currency: An Historical Encyclopedia

This readable resource will appeal to historians, travelers, and those interested in stories of rumored lost treasures, as well as to the obvious numismatic audience.
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Best of the Best of the Business Web

Highly useful for business librarians or researchers. Berkman also compiles a monthly subscription e-newsletter.
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The Factory: A Social History of Work and Technology

Some books in this series will be of wider general interest (The Bathroom; The Bedroom [scheduled for 2020]). The Tavern and The Factory, with their more specialist topics, will likely find readership with sociologists and architects and in academic libraries.
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The Ecology Book

With this series addition, DK’s science experts have gone beyond “reduce-reuse-recycle” and embraced a comprehensive idea of ecology, complete with eye-catching graphics and succinct text to engage browsers.
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Principles of Ecology

This volume may prove of some interest to the general public or high school students but is an otherwise middling effort of substandard value to most library collections.
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The World of the Crusades

High school students, undergraduates, and general readers will find this an invaluable and accessible synthesis of traditional sources and current scholarship.
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