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The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire

Kyle Harper · Princeton University Press
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping new history of how climate change and disease helped bring down the Roman EmpireHere is the monumental retelling of one of the most consequential chapters of human history: the fall of the Roman Empire. The Fate of Rome is the first book to examine the catastrophic role that...
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How the Body Works

Dorling Kindersley Inc. · Dk Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A bold, accessible, illustrated guide that delivers real scientific information on how the body works with a healthy side of fun facts and trivia.If you've ever searched the Internet for information on that odd rash on your arm, advice to help you get the best night's sleep, or tips...
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The Birth of a New Physics

I Bernard Cohen · W. W. Norton
Pages: 258
Format: Hardcover

Relates man's search from the sixteenth century to the present for a physics to describe the dynamics of a universe in motion.
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I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

Ed Yong · Ecco
Pages: 357
Format: Print book

New York Times BestsellerNew York Times Notable Book of 2016NPR Great Read of 2016Economist Best Books of 2016Brain Pickings Best Science Books of 2016Smithsonian Best Books about Science of 2016Science Friday Best Science Book of 2016A Mother Jones Notable Read of 2016MPR Best Books of 2016Chicago...
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The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Bodys Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You

Sylvia Tara · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 235
Format: Print book

This groundbreaking work of practical, popular science reveals that fat is much smarter than we think.Fat is an obsession, a dirty word, a subject of national handwringing -- and, according to biochemist Sylvia Tara, the least-understood part of our body.You may not love your fat, but your...
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Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology

ELLEN ULLMAN · MCD
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The never-more-necessary return of one of our most vital and eloquent voices on technology and culture, the author of the seminal Close to the MachineThe last twenty years have brought us the rise of the internet, the development of artificial intelligence, the ubiquity of once unimaginably...
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Wildlife of the World

DK Publishing · DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Wildlife of the World takes you on a journey through some of the most scenic and rich animal habitats - from the Amazon rain forests to the Himalayas, the Sahara to the South Pole - meeting the most important animals in each ecosystem along the way.In Wildlife of the World truly spectacular...
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The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson: The Pioneering Life of a Forgotten Surgeon

Cherry Lewis · Pegasus Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A colorful and absorbing portrait of James Parkinson and the turbulent, intellectually vibrant world of Georgian London. Parkinson's disease is one of the most common forms of dementia, with 60,000 new cases each year in the United States alone, yet few know anything about the man the disease...
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World Government

Peter J Taylor · Oxford University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

There are in the world today nearly 170 countries that are recognized as independent, each possessing sovereignty, a defined territory, a people, and a government that is responsible for making and implementing laws within the territory. A comprehensive survey of the field of political...
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The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder

Linda Stratmann · Yale University Press
Pages: 344
Format: Print book

Murder by poison alarmed, enthralled, and in many ways encapsulated the Victorian age. Linda Stratmann's dark and splendid social history reveals the nineteenth century as a gruesome battleground where poisoners went head-to-head with authorities who strove to detect poisons, control...
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Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It

Seidenberg Mar · Basic Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

In 2011, when an international survey reported that students in Shanghai dramatically outperformed American students in reading, math, and science, President Obama declared it a "Sputnik moment": a wake-up call about the dismal state of American education. Little has changed,...
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The Physics of Everyday Things: The Extraordinary Science Behind an Ordinary Day

JAMES KAKALIOS · Crown
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Physics professor, bestselling author, and dynamic storyteller James Kakalios reveals the mind-bending science behind the seemingly basic things that keep our daily lives running, from our smart phones and digital "clouds" to x-ray machines and hybrid vehicles. Most of us are clueless...
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GED Test Mathematical Reasoning Review

Learning Express. · Learning Express
Pages: 282
Format: Print book

This comprehensive guide offers complete preparation to pass the GED Mathematical Reasoning Test. Inside is an in-depth review of every math concept tested on the exam, along with test-like practice questions and complete answer explanations. Inside, test-takers will find a diagnostic math...
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Antiquity and the Middle Ages

I Bernhard Cohen · MacMillan Publishing Company.
Pages: 375
Format: Hardcover

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The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time

Jimena Canales · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

On April 6, 1922, in Paris, Albert Einstein and Henri Bergson publicly debated the nature of time. Einstein considered Bergsons theory of time to be a soft, psychological notion, irreconcilable with the quantitative realities of physics. Bergson, who gained fame as a philosopher by arguing...
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