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Ragtime - E.L. DoctorowPublished in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be. An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century & the First World War. The story opens in 1906 in New Rochelle, NY, at the home of an affluent American family. One lazy Sunday afternoon, the famous escape artist Harry Houdini swerves his car into a telephone pole outside their house. Almost magically, the line between fantasy & historical fact, between real & imaginary characters, disappears. Henry Ford, Emma Goldman, J.P. Morgan, Evelyn Nesbit,
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Fifth Grade Vocabulary Flashcards - Sylvan LearningHELP YOUR CHILD VANQUISH VOCABULARY!   We’ve selected 230 words to help your child expand their vocabulary and enhance their school and reading success. With words and a contextual sentence on the front, and definitions, pronunciation, and syllable breaks on the back, our Sylvan flashcards make learning easy and fun. We’ve also included 10 blank cards kids can use for new or personalized vocabulary.   Plus, it’s easy to keep track of which words your child has learned with the color-coded meter on the side of this box. Once your child feels comfortable with a card, flip it upside down, move it to
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Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems: An Introductory Analysis with Applications to Biology, Control, and Artificial Intelligence - John H. Holland"Read this book, and even if you don't read it, buy it and display it proudly. Scientists, engineers, and coffee tables the world over should be interested in the revised edition of the seminal book that first gathered and developed the critical mass of ideas from mathematics, computational science, and systems theory necessary to launch and fuel the ongoing revolution in complex innovating systems. From mathematical optimization to the immune system, from machine learning to the central nervous system, from automatic control systems to even something as complex as human society itself, all