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The Fossil Hunter: Dinosaurs, Evolution, and the Woman Whose Discoveries Changed the World

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Genre History
Book Author Shelley Emling

In this breezy biography, Shelley Emling uncovers the life of fossil hunter and tongue-twister muse Mary Anning, who, in selling "seashells by the seashore," discovered the first complete skeleton of an ichthyosaur.

The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart

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Genre History
Book Author Mary S. Lovell

Amelia Earhart’s groundbreaking influence and charming quirkiness are the focus of The Sound of Wings, the story of this fascinating, if less than prodigious, aviator.

Babysitter: An American History

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Genre History
Book Author Miriam Forman-Brunell

Caretaker. Cultural icon. Paid by the hour. The enigma that is the American baby-sitter is explored in all it's endearing/smart/scary/sexy glory in Miriam Forman-Brunell's Babysitter: An American History.

ANCIENT BODIES, ANCIENT LIVES: Sex, Gender, and Archaeology

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Genre HistorySexArchaeology
Book Author Rosemary A. Joyce

This academic argument that inequality between the sexes is not historically the “natural” state of things is compelling but dry.

GLAMOUR: A History

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Genre History
Book Author Stephen Gundle

Finally, justification for our fascination with glamour!

 
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