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Birdlife: A Naturalist’s Guide to Birds of the Southeast

A useful companion to classic guidebooks, rounding out collections for birders in the Southeastern U.S.
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2023 Night Sky Almanac: A Month-by-Month Guide to North America’s Skies from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

More than 60 illustrations and detailed monthly notes makes this a good choice for Northern Hemisphere public libraries.
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Planktonia: The Nightly Migration of the Ocean’s Smallest Creatures

Sea angels, tonguefish, hydromedusae, and peppermint shrimp in all their majestic beauty. Consider for all libraries.
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The Tracker’s Field Guide: A Comprehensive Manual for Animal Tracking

Improved photos, updated species names, and ample sources make this revised edition a recommended choice, particularly for rural libraries.
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Who Gets Believed?: When the Truth Isn’t Enough

This is a riveting read that will be of interest to many, from those concerned with the plight of refugees and the biases built into many American institutions to anyone who loves unconventional memoirs and beautiful writing.
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Design for a Better World: Meaningful, Sustainable, Humanity Centered

This is a book for a very patient reader, one willing to accept design as the most fundamental of human activities and good design as the panacea for society’s ills.
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Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World

Grabar offers an intriguing, wide-ranging, readable perspective of the urban American parking scene, its issues, and possible future.

Wolfish: Wolf, Self, and the Stories We Tell About Fear

A fascinating read, perfect for fans of Mary Roach’s Fuzz, or anyone who enjoys learning about wolves and what they can teach about human nature.
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Off-Earth: Ethical Questions and Quandaries for Living in Outer Space

This well-researched and accessible book is for general readers or those interested in the philosophy of science or the ethics of space travel.

Wildlife Anatomy: The Curious Lives & Features of Wild Animals Around the World

This book, more than many like it, will entice readers to consult it over and over, consistently finding new information each time they do. Highly recommended for all libraries.
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Mushrooming: An Illustrated Guide to the Fantastic, Delicious, Deadly, and Strange World of Fungi

This book would complement environmental art and nature lovers’ collections. It also pairs well with works about Beatrix Potter’s artwork, Paul Stamets’s contributions to mycology, and Eugenia Bone’s Mycophilia. A beautiful artistic exploration and tribute to mushrooms for their own beauty and value.
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Love, Nature, Magic: Shamanic Journeys into the Heart of My Garden

Recommended for people who love gardening or those with an interest in spiritual connections with nature.
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At Work in the Ruins: Finding Our Place in the Time of Science, Climate Change, Pandemics & All the Other Emergencies

A thought-provoking suggestion for readers well versed in climate discourse.
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Divining: A Memoir in Trees

Dunphy’s charming, lyrical ode to her special trees will appeal to readers who enjoy natural-history memoirs, books about trees, and reflections on women’s lives and relationships with people, history, current events, and the natural world.
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Birdgirl: Looking to the Skies in Search of a Better Future

This is Jeannette Walls’s The Glass Castle meets Neil Hayward’s Lost Among the Birds, and it will likely generate strong millennial appeal as well.

“You Just Need To Lose Weight”: And 19 Other Myths About Fat People

This book may not always be easy to digest, but it is powerful, necessary reading.
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The World Atlas of Trees and Forests: Exploring Earth’s Forest Ecosystems

A visually pleasing volume to browse for anyone curious about the hidden forces that determine the location, appearance, and functioning of forests in their backyard or around the globe.

Hummingbirds: A Celebration of Nature’s Jewels

For anyone interested in hummingbirds beyond just casual bird watching. This book provides a pictorial feast and detailed information on this species.

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Hijab Butch Blues

This book is recommended for all public and academic libraries.
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Poverty, by America

This book will likely interest scholars. Add it to social and behavioral sciences collections.
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The Case for Cancel Culture: How This Democratic Tool Works To Liberate Us All

This is a provocative and important book that enables readers to gain a deep appreciation for the nuanced meaning of cancel culture.
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Who Does That Bitch Think She Is?: Doris Fish and the Rise of Drag

This honest and compassionate depiction of someone who was true to their passions will inspire readers, especially those interested in LGBTQIA+ history.

Redaction

A powerful document of social injustice, BISACed as social science but of crucial interest for arts and poetry collections; pricey but worth it for many libraries.
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Slime: A Natural History

A worthwhile effort that might appeal to science afficionados but may be less useful for school or academic audiences.

The Other Family Doctor: A Veterinarian Explores What Animals Can Teach Us About Love, Life, and Mortality

This inspirational tearjerker is highly recommended for anyone who has ever owned or loved a pet.
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The Revolution Will Be Hilarious: Comedy for Social Change and Civic Power

An important addition to support multidisciplinary research in the social sciences and fine arts, with a wide appeal for those interested in the role of activist comedy on emerging social media platforms.

Best Science & Technology of 2022

Prairie Up: An Introduction to Natural Garden Design

For gardeners who would like a more natural look rather than curb appeal, this is an essential resource.
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Recycling in the Garden: Reusing Everyday Items

While this book focuses specifically on the UK, readers from around the world are sure to find useful ideas to help them create sustainable and unique gardens using recycling methods.

The Hidden Company That Trees Keep: Life from Treetops to Root Tips

This one belongs in every academic library and in most public libraries. Highly recommended.

Tenacious Beasts: Wildlife Recoveries That Change How We Think About Animals

This makes for an excellent recommendation to readers searching for thoughtful but hopeful books on the future of nature.

The World Itself: Consciousness and the Everything of Physics

An excellent addition to any science collection, Danielsson’s book serves as an exceptional ingress into the universe of theoretical physics and how it relates to a diverse cross section of human interests.
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Sexuality Beyond Consent: Risk, Race, Traumatophilia

A powerful examination of clinical data alongside popular culture, this is a theoretical text appropriate for university-level classes on gender and sexuality. It also includes elements that will be of interest to general readers tired of self-help books designed to “fix” brokenness and interested in exploring what it means to find worth in and through trauma.
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Sorry, Sorry, Sorry: The Case for Good Apologies

Useful, helpful, and full of relevant examples to illustrate how to improve one’s apology skills.
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Hanging Out: The Radical Power of Killing Time

This book is recommended for those interested in social theory, time management, and relationships.
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Cancel Wars: How Universities Can Foster Free Speech, Promote Inclusion, and Renew Democracy

Recommended for all education collections.
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Native Agency: Indians in the Bureau of Indian Affairs

A critical addition to sociological, historical, and anthropological collections, this book provides a multifaceted account of working within the BIA. Lambert has a rich perspective as a citizen of the Choctaw Nation, anthropologist, and former United States government employee.
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Bloodbath Nation

Not a comfortable read but rather a work that deals with the societal consequences of sacrificing thousands of lives. Ideal for libraries with collections on both gun control and sociology.
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Love Stories: Uplifting True Stories About Love

Together, it forms a story told through multiple voices that reminds readers that the ineluctable links between heartache and romance are what make emotions (and relationships) so worthwhile.

Emotional Labor: The Invisible Work Shaping Our Lives and How To Claim Our Power

This is a call to action for individuals and the organizations that sustain these practices.
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The Story of Abortion in America: A Street-Level History, 1652–2022

While the authors have done significant research in some areas, the book’s shortcomings result in the need for a library to have significant, additional material on hand to provide other perspectives and more solid facts.
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Teaching Fear: How We Learn To Fear Crime and Why It Matters

Recommended for educators, parents, and readers interested in gender identity, politics, and law.
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Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America

A fascinating and unexpected exploration that gives beavers a deserved spotlight.

Womb: The Inside Story of Where We All Began

A revelatory, straightforward, and important work.
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The Matter of Everything: How Curiosity, Physics, and Improbable Experiments Changed the World

Readers curious about the important breakthroughs in physics will appreciate this conceptualized overview of some of the most innovative and influential experiments, which advanced the understanding of the fundamental nature of reality.
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Shark: Why We Need To Save the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator

The information in this enjoyable book will cause readers to ponder whether sharks are really the scary creatures that humans project them to be.
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Oil Beach: How Toxic Infrastructure Threatens Life in the Ports of Los Angeles and Beyond

Having thoroughly researched the environmental impact of these ports, Dunbar-Hester makes the case that San Pedro Bay has become a sacrifice zone to oil distribution and expanding global trade, with some environmental mitigation considered a cost of doing business.
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Cheap Land Colorado: Off-Gridders at America’s Edge

Readers who enjoyed Tara Westover’s Educated will be drawn to Conover’s book. An excellent addition to any nonfiction collection that provides a glimpse into a little-known community.
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The Abortion Caravan

Although Wells’s book chronicles a Canadian story, this timely book would be an excellent addition to any nonfiction audio collection.

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What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Libraries who serve any nerds should snap up this gem. Great on its own, and also a wonderful accompaniment to the print version of Munroe’s delightful book.

Endless Forms: The Secret World of Wasps

Engaging, informative, and fun, this audio will be a hit with popular science and nonfiction readers.

Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization

Tyson’s warmth and erudition make him a superb narrator of this excellent, thought-provoking book. A must-have for all public libraries.

100 Animals That Can F*cking End You

Recommended for nature lovers, anyone who spends time watching cute animal videos, and science buffs. Some adult language is included, so beware of recommending to young children. Do your patrons a favor and make this delightful audio book available to them. Most everyone else will thank you.
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Virology: Essays for the Living, the Dead, and the Small Things in Between

Osmundson brings passion and emotion into these thoughtful and insightful essays while presenting citable facts to back up his point of view. This is one biology lesson readers won’t want to skip.
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Taming the Potted Beast: The Strange and Sensational History of the Not-So-Humble Houseplant

Part microhistory, part tips and tricks, this book is ideal for beginners and experts alike. A great read for all those who love their flora.
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Doctors and Distillers: The Remarkable Medicinal History of Beer, Wine, Spirits, and Cocktails

This quirky history is both entertaining and informative; an ideal recommendation for anyone who enjoyed Amy Stewart’s Drunken Botanist or Lydia Kang’s Quackery.
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The Milky Way: An Autobiography of Our Galaxy

Listeners won’t want to miss this educational and fun take on the stars.
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Birds, Beasts, and Bedlam: Turning My Farm into an Ark for Lost Species

This entertaining listen will appeal to patrons hungry to learn more about science, environment, ecology, animal husbandry, and how one person can make a real difference.

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Wild Miami: Explore the Amazing Nature in and Around South Florida

Recommended for all libraries, particularly those in the southeastern region of the United States.
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The Land Beneath the Ice: The Pioneering Years of Radar Exploration in Antarctica

Recommended for all science collections.
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As Gods: A Moral History of the Genetic Age

An excellent book for those interested in genetics or the impact of science on society.
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Remnants of Ancient Life: The New Science of Old Fossils

An accessible book on ancient life that focuses as much on chemistry as on biology.

Between Light and Storm: How We Live with Other Species

This work has the capacity to forever change the thinking about humans’ relationship to animals and to lead to constructive ways of dealing with issues for the betterment of both. It belongs on the shelves of all academic and large public libraries.
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Why Am I Taller?: What Happens to an Astronaut’s Body in Space

Space buffs will likely find this an intriguing and informative peek into the various ways that space travel affects the human body.
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Vanishing Sands: Losing Beaches to Mining

An informative, detailed, extensively documented scholarly examination of sand mining and its associated issues that will appeal to geologists, environmentalists, and those concerned about climate change.
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Of Ice and Men: How We’ve Used Cold To Transform Humanity

Hogge makes many fascinating points and digressions in this casual history about applications of cold.
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Cheap Land Colorado: Off-Gridders at America’s Edge

A raw, revealing, and effective look at life on the rural perimeters of society.
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Ride or Die: A Feminist Manifesto for the Well-Being of Black Women

Perfect for fans of Brittney Cooper’s Eloquent Rage and Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism.
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Why Public Space Matters

Scholarly but still accessible to planners, activists, students, and general readers alike. A thoughtful and engaging exploration of mostly urban public spaces and why they matter for communities that care about socially just, equitable, sustainable, and flourishing societies.
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Queer Career: Sexuality and Work in Modern America

A fascinating and thought-provoking look into the relationship between sexual orientation and employment.
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Unequal Cities: Overcoming Anti-Urban Bias To Reduce Inequality in the United States

The book covers perspectives already extensively discussed in urban literature.
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Writing the Revolution: Wikipedia and the Survival of Facts in the Digital Age

Ford pushes readers to more deeply understand how pieces of information become accepted, often unquestioned facts online and issues a call to promote data literacy. Highly recommended.
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Astrotopia: The Dangerous Religion of the Corporate Space Race

A singular perspective on space technology, with unexpected comparisons to colonialism that will make readers think twice about the future of humanity on other planets.
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Screaming on the Inside: The Unsustainability of American Motherhood

Though the info might not be surprising, this is a validating look at contemporary parenting.
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A Cultural History of Shopping

Academic libraries should seriously consider adding this set (in one form or the other), as its interdisciplinary approach will support many departments and research paths.
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Indigenous Firsts: A History of Native American Achievements and Events

This painstakingly researched compendium, compiled by authors who are themselves Indigenous “firsts,” is an affordable and essential purchase for all reference collections.
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Jesintel: Living Wisdom from Coast Salish Elders

A rich visual feast that honors Pacific Northwest Indigenous life.
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The Alien Perspective: A New View of Humanity and the Cosmos

This is an excellent book for readers wanting to understand life here and elsewhere.
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How the Victorians Took Us to the Moon: The Story of the 19th-Century Innovators Who Forged Our Future

This thematic summary of the influence of Victorian innovation goes beyond the well-known names and also notes the leading role that imperialism played in the success of this era. Recommended for history of science audiences.
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Hate and Reconciliation: Approaches to Fostering Relationships Between People and Peace

Recommended for academic libraries, particularly those with psychology or criminology programs.
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How Sex Changed the Internet and the Internet Changed Sex: A History

This book is perfect for readers interested in how society reached the point it is at today with the internet and sex and the issues that have emerged.

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The Trauma of Caste: A Dalit Feminist Meditation on Survivorship, Healing, and Abolition

An important account of caste discrimination.

The Pandemic Divide: How COVID Increased Inequality in America

Required, essential reading for Americans trying to reconcile their pandemic experiences.
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Disability Pride: Dispatches from a Post-ADA World

A sincere, thoughtful look at the advances made by the disabled community that deserve celebration and the improvements still to be made in all areas.
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Democracy in the Present Tense: A Queer-Feminist Theory

This book will appeal and prove helpful to academic collections and scholarship examining political science through the lens of queer studies.

Butts: A Backstory

A fun, fascinating, and surprisingly empowering exploration of the history and cultural significance of the butt.
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Listen, World! How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America’s Most-Read Woman

. This engaging and well-researched biography reads like a novel and should appeal to readers interested in journalism, women’s studies, and adventure tales alike.

Liberated to the Bone: Histories. Bodies. Futures

Visceral and readable without ever feeling too steeped in theory or jargon, Raffo’s accessible book helps show that roots matter more than what many see and that change is impossible without a real weeding, a structural dismantling of what people prefer to simply cover up or look away from.

The Trayvon Generation

Hearing this work is a simultaneously motivating and heartbreaking experience. An absolute must-listen and essential purchase for all libraries.
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Some of My Best Friends: Essays on Lip Service

A great addition to any collection where thought-provoking essays are popular.
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The Hawk’s Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty

Though listeners must rely on a supplemental pdf to view photographs of Montgomery’s training and close-ups of the hawks, the author’s irrepressible enthusiasm, vivid oral storytelling, and a brief clip of hawk sounds make this short listen, that grips and soars, an essential purchase.
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The Battle Cry of the Siamese Kitten: Even More Tales from the Accidental Veterinarian

An entertaining, simple book, worthwhile for any library. This volume fits perfectly with Schott’s two previous “The Accidental Veterinarian” books.
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Back to the Moon: The Next Giant Leap for Humankind

Share this timely book with anyone interested in cosmology or the possibilities of future lunar exploration.

Seeing Science: The Art of Making the Invisible Visible

A worthy addition to any science collection, featuring stunning full-color images with broad appeal for multiple levels of engagement.
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The Rescue Effect: The Key to Saving Life on Earth

Socially conscious readers wanting to avoid doomsday environmental messaging will likely appreciate this one.
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The Afterlife in Popular Culture: Heaven, Hell, and the Underworld in the American Imagination

O’Neill incorporates many examples from young-adult fiction as he provides clear, nonjudgmental evidence of the American fascination with, rather than fear of, life after death, focusing on the prevalent theme of optimism.
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Latino Almanac: From Early Explorers to Corporate Leaders

Despite some flaws, this wide-ranging, clearly written volume will help researchers understand the past, present, and potential future of Latinos in the United States.
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Smashing Statues: The Rise and Fall of America’s Public Monuments

Narrator Heather Masters’s clear voice, excellent enunciation, and measured delivery allow the often shocking stories behind some of the United States’ most famous monuments, such as the U.S. Capitol Building’s Freedom Statue and Mount Rushmore, to stand on their own.
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Knocked Down: A High-Risk Memoir

Captivating and wonderfully written, a print version or the upcoming audiobook narrated by the author is best for collections.
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On Tyranny, Expanded Audio Edition: Updated with Twenty New Lessons from Russia’s War on Ukraine

A first purchase for any library’s audio collection.
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