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We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe

Jorge Cham · Riverhead Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Prepare to learn everything we still don't know about our strange, mostly mysterious universe. PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson have teamed up to spelunk through the enormous gaps in our cosmological knowledge, armed with their popular infographics, cartoons,...
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Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

Carlo Rovelli · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"The man who makes physics sexy . . . the scientist they're calling the next Stephen Hawking." - The Times MagazineFrom the New York Times-bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe.What are the elementary ingredients...
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Now: The Physics of Time

R Muller · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

"Now" is a simple yet elusive concept.You are reading the word "now" right now. But what does that mean? What makes the ephemeral moment "now" so special? Its enigmatic character has bedeviled philosophers, priests, and modern-day physicists from Augustine...
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Fossils : a photographic field guide

Chris Pellant; Helen Pellant · New Holland
Format:  Book : Picture : English : [New edition]

Covers all classifications of fossils, with more than 190 fossils from around the world featured. This title is suitable for those interested in uncovering the many mysteries of the fossils.
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Spooky Action at a Distance: The Phenomenon That Reimagines Space and Time--and What It Means for Black Holes, the Big Bang, and Theories of Everything

George Musser · Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Pages: 286
Format: Print book

Long-listed for the 2016 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award"An important book that provides insight into key new developments in our understanding of the nature of space, time and the universe. It will repay careful study." -- John Gribbin, The Wall Street Journal...
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When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought

Jim Holt · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From Jim Holt, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist?, comes an entertaining and accessible guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries in When Einstein Walked with Godel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought.Does time exist?...
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The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health

Emeran Mayer · Harper Wave
Pages: 309
Format: Print book

Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with the latest discoveries on the human microbiome, a practical guide in the tradition of The Second Brain, and The Good Gut that conclusively demonstrates the inextricable, biological link between mind and the digestive system.We have all experienced...
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Swearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

EMMA BYRNE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

An irreverent and impeccably researched defense of our dirtiest words.We're often told that swearing is outrageous or even offensive, that it's a sign of a stunted vocabulary or a limited intellect. Dictionaries have traditionally omitted it and parents forbid it. But the latest research...
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Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture

Erez Aiden · Riverhead Hardcover
Format: Hardcover

“One of the most exciting developments from the world of ideas in decades, presented with panache by two frighteningly brilliant, endearingly unpretentious, and endlessly creative young scientists.” – Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature Our society...
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Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Michael T Osterholm · Little
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

A world-leading epidemiologist shares his stories from the front lines of our war on infectious diseases and explains how to prepare for epidemics that can challenge world order.Every new development--from exploding human and animal populations to trade and travel--intensifies our susceptibility...
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 222
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times Bestseller: The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than...
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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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The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting

Fernanda Santos · Flatiron Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

"In Fernanda Santos' expert hands, the story of 19 men and a raging wildfire unfolds as a riveting, pulse-pounding account of an American tragedy; and also as a meditation on manhood, brotherhood and family love. The Fire Line is a great and deeply moving book about courageous men and women."-...
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If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body

James Hamblin · Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

"If you want to understand the strange workings of the human body, and the future of medicine, you must read this illuminating, engaging book." - Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Gene In 2014, James Hamblin launched a series of videos for The Atlantic called "If Our Bodies...
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