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Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction

Maia Szalavitz · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

More people than ever before see themselves as addicted to, or recovering from, addiction, whether it be alcohol or drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, or the internet. But despite the unprecedented attention, our understanding of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century...
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The Tide: The Science and Stories Behind the Greatest Force on Earth

Hugh Aldersey-Williams · W W Norton
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

A rich and sweeping exploration into the science and history behind the most mysterious, primal, and powerful force on earth: the tide.Half of the world's population today lives in coastal regions lapped by tidal waters. But the tide rises and falls according to rules that are a mystery...
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How the Body Works

Dorling Kindersley Inc. · DK
Pages: 255
Format: Hardcover

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 for staying...
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McGraw-Hill's 500 Statistics Questions

Sandra K McCune · McGraw-Hill, 2014.
Pages: 245
Format: Paperback

500 Ways to Achieve Your Best Grades We want you to succeed on your statistics midterm and final exams. That's why we've selected these 500 questions to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best grades. These questions and answers are similar...
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The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human

Vint Virga D.V.M. · Crown; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

As profiled in the New York Times MagazineBased on the authors twenty-five years of experience as a veterinarian and veterinary behaviorist, The Soul of All Living Creatures delves into the inner lives of animals from whales, wolves, and leopards to mice, dogs, and cats and explores...
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Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

William Lowrie · Oxford University Press
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Geophysics is the physics of the Earth. Central to the Earth Sciences today, it encompasses areas such as seismology, volcanism, plate tectonics, gravitational anomalies, and the Earth's magnetic field (present and past, as captured in rocks) , all of which give clues to both the structure...
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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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Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem

Bill Nye · Rodale Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Bill Nye has been the public face of science for more than 20 years. In Everything All At Once, the New York Times bestselling author issues a call to arms meant to rouse everyone to become the change they want to see in the world. Whether addressing global warming, social change, or personal...
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Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's First Female Rocket Scientist

George D. Morgan · Prometheus Books
Pages: 325
Format: Paperback

AN UNSUNG HEROINE OF THE SPACE AGE - HER STORY FINALLY TOLD. This is the extraordinary true story of America's first female rocket scientist. Told by her son, it describes Mary Sherman Morgan's crucial contribution to launching America's first satellite and the author's labyrinthine...
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How to Make a Zombie: The Real Life (and Death) Science of Reanimation and Mind Control

Frank Swain · Oneworld Publications
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

The search for the means to control the bodies and minds of our fellow humans has been underway for millennia, from the sleep-inducing honeycombs that felled Pompey's army to the famous voodoo potions of Haiti. But recently, science has taken up the quest. Science punk Frank Swain digs...
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The Fossil Hunter: Dinosaurs, Evolution, and the Woman Whose Discoveries Changed the World

Shelley Emling · Palgrave Macmillan Trade; First Edition edition
Format: Book

Mary Anning was only twelve years old when, in 1811, she discovered the first dinosaur skeleton--of an ichthyosaur--while fossil hunting on the cliffs of Lyme Regis, England. Until Mary's incredible discovery, it was widely believed that animals did not become extinct. The child of a poor...
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The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far: Why Are We Here?

Lawrence M Krauss · Atria Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality - a grand poetic vision of nature - and how we find...
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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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Radioactivity: A History of a Mysterious Science

Marjorie C. Malley · Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

This is the story of a new science. Beginning with an obscure discovery in 1896, radioactivity led researchers on a quest for understanding that ultimately confronted the intersection of knowledge and mystery.Mysterious from the start, radioactivity attracted researchers who struggled...
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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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