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Pamela L. Gay

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Pamela L. Gay is an American astronomer, educator, podcaster, and writer, best known for her work in astronomical podcasting and citizen science astronomy projects. She is a Senior Education and Communication Specialist and Senior Scientist for the Planetary Science Institute.
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Galaxy
The Prettiest Star
Jadzia Axelrod - 2022-05-17
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It takes strength to live as your true self, and one alien princess disguised as a human boy is about to test her power. A vibrant story about gender identity, romance, and shining as bright as the stars.Taylor Barzelay has the perfect life. Good looks, good grades, a starting position on the basketball team, a loving family, even an adorable corgi...
Pamela L. Gay
2022-05-27T17:17:32.000Z
Review — Galaxy: The Prettiest Star by @planetX Jadzia Axelrod There is science in this book, and that science is true, and it is beautiful, but more importantly, the characters — in all their flaws and in all their strength — they too are true.      source
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1493
Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Charles C. Mann - 2012-07-24
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From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites ...
Pamela L. Gay
2022-03-31T15:55:35.000Z
@whereisroadster I loved that book! I should reread it      source
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Assassination Vacation
Sarah Vowell - 2006-02-06 (first published in 2005)
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Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrums of American history and culture with wit, probity, and an irreverent sense of humor. With Assassination Vacation, she takes us on a road trip like no other—a journey to the pit stops of American political murder and through the myriad ways they have been used for fun and profit, for political and cultura...
Pamela L. Gay
2020-09-19T19:48:02.000Z
@scottsigler If you need something to make you laugh while learning, look at Sarah Vowell’s books. I’d start w/ "Assassination Vacation." Bill Bryson many be too narrative for your needs, but I enjoyed “In a Sunburned Country” & “A short history of nearly everything” is on my TBR list.      source
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In a Sunburned Country
Bill Bryson - 2001-05-15 (first published in 2000)
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A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller A Walk in the Woods. In A Sunburned Country is his report on what he found in an entirely dif...
Pamela L. Gay
2020-09-19T19:48:02.000Z
@scottsigler If you need something to make you laugh while learning, look at Sarah Vowell’s books. I’d start w/ "Assassination Vacation." Bill Bryson many be too narrative for your needs, but I enjoyed “In a Sunburned Country” & “A short history of nearly everything” is on my TBR list.      source
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