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The Gap: The Science of What Separates Us from Other Animals

Thomas Suddendorf · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

There exists an undeniable chasm between the capacities of humans and those of animals. Our minds have spawned civilizations and technologies that have changed the face of the Earth, whereas even our closest animal relatives sit unobtrusively in their dwindling habitats. Yet despite longstanding...
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The Class: A Life-Changing Teacher, His World-Changing Kids, and the Most Inventive Classroom in America

HEATHER WON TESORIERO · Ballantine Books
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

An unforgettable year in the life of a visionary high school science teacher and his award-winning students, as they try to get into college, land a date for the prom . . . and possibly change the world Andy Bramante left his successful career as a corporate scientist to teach public high...
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Dinosaurus: The Complete Guide to Dinosaurs

Steve Parker · Firefly Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

"Magnificent in its breadth and illustration." -- Booklist Dinosaurus was published in 2003 and went on to sell 15,000 in hardcover and more in paperback. Now 13 years have passed during which there have been dozens of discoveries. At the same price and fully revised, this...
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My Brief History

Stephen Hawking · Bantam
Format: Hardcover

NATIONAL BESTSELLERStephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inward for a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution....
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Complexity: The Evolution of Earth's Biodiversity and the Future of Humanity

William C Burger · Prometheus
Pages: 380
Format: Print book

This very readable overview of natural history explores the dynamics that have made our planet so rich in biodiversity over time and supported the rise and dominance of our own species. Tracing the arc of evolutionary history, biologist William C. Burger shows that cooperation and symbiosis...
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The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers About Danger and Death

Michael Blastland · Basic Books
Format: Paperback

Is it safer to fly or take the train? How dangerous is skydiving? And is eating that extra sausage going to kill you? Weve all heard the statistics for risky activities, but what do they mean in the real world? In The Norm Chronicles, journalist Michael Blastland and risk expert David Spiegelhalter...
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Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe

Theodore Gray · Black Dog & Leventhal
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The Elements has become an international sensation, with over one million copies in-print worldwide. An eye-opening, original collection of gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 elements in the periodic table. The elements are what we, and everything around...
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What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein's Ideas, and Why They Matter

Jeffrey Bennett · Columbia University Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

It is commonly assumed that if the Sun suddenly turned into a black hole, it would suck Earth and the rest of the planets into oblivion. Yet, as prominent author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett points out, black holes don't suck. With that simple idea in mind, Bennett begins an entertaining...
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StarTalk: Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond

Neil Degrasse Tyson · National Geographic
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

This beautifully illustrated companion to celebrated scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson's popular podcast and National Geographic Channel TV show is an eye-opening journey for anyone curious about the complexities of our universe. For decades, beloved astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has interpreted...
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Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks

Dave Asprey · Harperwave
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the creator of Bulletproof Coffee and author of the bestselling The Bulletproof Diet comes a revolutionary plan to upgrade your brainpower - in two weeks or less.For the last decade, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey has worked with world-renowned doctors and scientists to uncover...
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All Fishermen Are Liars

John Gierach · Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Pages: 224
Format: Book

"I have to go fishing; it's my job." John Gierach can say that and mean it. But fishing is only part of his job. The other part is writing about his fishing adventures. And that's the part we readers get to enjoy. In All Fishermen Are Liars, Gierach travels across North...
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The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love

Michael Lemonick · Doubleday
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In the aftermath of a shattering illness, Lonni Sue Johnson lives in a "perpetual now," where she has almost no memories of the past and a nearly complete inability to form new ones. The Perpetual Now is the moving story of this exceptional woman, and the groundbreaking revelations...
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The Order of Time

Carlo Rovelli · Riverhead Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a concise, elegant exploration of time.Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites...
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Calculating the Cosmos: How Mathematics Unveils the Universe

Ian Stewart · Basic Books
Pages: 360
Format: Print book

In Calculating the Cosmos, Ian Stewart presents an exhilarating guide to the cosmos, from the solar system to the Galaxy and the entire universe. He describes the architecture of space and time, dark matter and dark energy, how galaxies form, why stars implode, how everything began, and how it's...
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When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

DANIEL H PINK · Riverhead Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home.Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending...
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