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Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World

MARYANNE WOLF · Harper
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Proust and the Squid, a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative epistolary book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies.A decade ago, Maryanne...
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The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation

Michael Cassutt · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

"The real book about the manned space program would be a book about George Abbey." - Richard Truly, former astronaut and Administrator of NASA One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W. S. Abbey was called "the Dark Lord," "the...
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Nodding Off: The Science of Sleep from Cradle to Grave

Alice Gregory · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Sleep is vital to the way we learn, remember and forget, to how we feel about family and partners, our wellbeing, and our mental and physical health. It is essential for life itself. In Nodding Off, renowned sleep researcher Alice Gregory explores every aspect of sleep, from the different...
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The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell's Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West

JOHN F ROSS · Viking
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A timely, thrilling account of a man who, as an explorer, dared to lead the first successful expedition down the Colorado through the Grand Canyon--and, as an American visionary, waged a bitterly-contested campaign for environmental sustainability in the American West.When John Wesley Powell...
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The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life

David Quammen · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Nonpareil science writer David Quammen explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology can change our understanding of evolution and life's history, with powerful implications for human health and even our own human nature. In the mid-1970s, scientists began using DNA sequences...
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She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

Carl Zimmer · Dutton
Pages: 672
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that shaped human society--a force set to shape our future even more radically.She Has Her Mother's...
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Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir

Jennifer McGaha · Sourcebooks
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

When life gets your goat, bring in the herdJennifer McGaha never expected to own a goat named Merle. Or to be setting Merle up on dates and naming his doeling Merlene. She didn't expect to be buying organic yogurt for her chickens. She never thought she would be pulling camouflage carpet...
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The New Rules of the Roost: Organic Care and Feeding for the Family Flock

ROBERT LITT · Timber Press
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

New from Robert and Hannah Litt - the owners of the Urban Farm Store and the authors of the bestselling A Chicken in Every Yard - comes a hardworking guide to backyard chicken keeping that goes beyond the basics. The New Rules of the Roost addresses the read problems that crop up when keeping...
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Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Thor Hanson · Basic Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers, a natural and cultural history of the buzzing wee beasties that make the world go round.Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships...
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Ruthless Tide: The Heroes and Villains of the Johnstown Flood, America's Astonishing Gilded Age Disaster

Al Roker · William Morrow
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"Reads like a nail-biting thriller." - Library Journal, starred reviewA gripping new history celebrating the remarkable heroes of the Johnstown Flood - the deadliest flood in U.S. history - from NBC host and legendary weather authority Al Roker Central Pennsylvania, May 31, 1889:...
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