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The Germ Files: The Surprising Ways Microbes Can Improve Your Health and Life

Jason Tetro · Doubleday Canada
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

SOME GERMS ARE OUT TO GET US. . . . But we shouldn't let a delinquent, pathogenic minority taint our view of the other 99.9 per cent. The microbes living on and inside us outnumber the cells in our bodies three to one. Many provide services on which our well-being, our moods, our very...
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Most Wanted Particle: The Inside Story of the Hunt for the Higgs, the Heart of the Future of Physics

Jon Butterworth · The Experiment
Format: Hardcover

A leading member of the team at the Large Hadron Collider discusses his career in physics and his team's hunt for the elusive Higgs boson.
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The pigness of pigs : respecting and caring for all God's creation

Joel Salatin · Faith Words
Pages: 288
Format:  Print book : English : First [edition]

From Christian libertarian farmer Joel Salatin, a clarion call to readers to honor the animals and the land, and produce food based on spiritual principles.
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Eclipse: Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon

FRANK CLOSE · Oxford University Press
Pages: 219
Format: Hardcover

On August 21st, over one hundred million people will gather across the USA to witness the most-watched total solar eclipse in history. Eclipse: Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon, by popular science author Frank Close, describes the spellbinding allure of this beautiful natural phenomenon....
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The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change

Iain McCalman · Scientific Amer Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Stretching 1,400 miles along the Australian coast and visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is home to three thousand individual reefs, more than nine hundred islands, and thousands of marine species, and has alternately been viewed as a deadly maze, an economic bounty, a scientific...
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Time Travel

James Gleick · Pantheon Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, here is a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself. The story begins at the turn of the previous century, with the young...
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Into the Heart of Our World: A Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Remarkable Voyage of Scientific Discovery

David Whitehouse · Pegasus Books
Pages: 270
Format: Print book

An enthralling and extraordinary adventure vividly charting the mysteries of the deep Earth, the history of our planet, and the latest discoveries about its inner core. The journey to the center of the earth is a voyage like no other we can imagine. Over 3000 km below the earth's surface,...
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The Telomere Effect: The New Science of Living Younger

Elizabeth H Blackburn · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 398
Format: Print book

The New York Times bestselling book coauthored by the Nobel Prize winner who discovered telomerase and telomeres' role in the aging process and the health psychologist who has done original research into how specific lifestyle and psychological habits can protect telomeres, slowing disease...
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Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Roll Back Global Warming

Paul Hawken · Penguin Books
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the worldIn the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer...
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Mask of the Sun: The Science, History and Forgotten Lore of Eclipses

John Dvorak · Pegasus Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

They have been thought of as harbingers of evil as well as a sign of the divine. Eclipses -- one of the rarest and most stunning celestial events we can witness here on Earth -- have shaped the course of human history and thought since humans first turned their eyes to the sky.What do Virginia...
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Climate Change and the Health of Nations: Famines, Fevers, and the Fate of Populations

A J McMichael · Oxford University Press
Pages: 392
Format: Print book

When we think "climate change," we think of man-made global warming, caused by greenhouse gas emissions. But natural climate change has occurred throughout human history, and populations have had to adapt to its vicissitudes. Tony McMichael, a renowned epidemiologist and a pioneer...
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Electronics from the Ground Up: Learn by Hacking, Designing, and Inventing

Ronald Quan · Mcgraw-Hill
Pages: 526
Format: Paperback

Discover the inner-workings of electronics through innovative hands-on experimentsAre you fascinated by the power of even the smallest electronic device? Electronics from the Ground Up guides you through step-by-step experiments that reveal how electronic circuits function so you can advance...
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Our Daily Poison: From Pesticides to Packaging, How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain and Are Making Us Sick

Marie-Monique Robin · The New Press
Format: Hardcover

Over the last thirty years, we have seen an increase in rates of cancer, neurodegenerative disease, reproductive disorders, and diabetes, particularly in developed countries. At the same time, since the end of World War II approximately 100,000 synthetic chemical molecules have invaded...
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The Close Encounters Man: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs

MARK O'CONNELL · Dey Street Books
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

The wildly entertaining and eye-opening biography of J. Allen Hynek, the astronomer who invented the concept of "Close Encounters" with alien life, inspired Steven Spielberg's blockbuster classic science fiction epic film, and made a nation want to believe in UFOs.In June 1947,...
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The Large Hadron Collider: The Extraordinary Story of the Higgs Boson and Other Stuff That Will Blow Your Mind

Don Lincoln · Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 223
Format: Hardcover

Since 2008 scientists have conducted experiments in a hyperenergized, 17-mile supercollider beneath the border of France and Switzerland. The Large Hadron Collider (or what scientists call "the LHC") is one of the wonders of the modern world -- a highly sophisticated scientific...
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