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The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution

Charles Cockell · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking new view on the theory of evolution, arguing that life develops in predictable waysWe are all familiar with the popular idea of strange alien life wildly different from life on earth inhabiting other planets. Maybe it's made of silicon! Maybe it has wheels! Or maybe...
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What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City

MONA HANNA-ATTISHA · One World
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic story of the signature environmental disaster of our time and an inspiring tale of relentless citizen resistance in the face of corrupt power Flint was already a troubled city in 2014 when the state of Michigan - in the name of austerity - shifted the source of its water supply...
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Rocket Billionaires: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the New Space Race

Tim Fernholz · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The inside story of the new race to conquer space, as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos spend billions of their own money to explore the final frontier For the larger‑than‑life personalities now staking their fortunes on the development of rocket ships, the new race to explore space could be a dead...
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Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go

David A Weintraub · Princeton University Press
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

The story of the search for life on Mars -- and the moral issues confronting us as we prepare to send humans thereDoes life exist on Mars? The question has captivated humans for centuries, but today it has taken on new urgency. NASA plans to send astronauts to Mars orbit by the 2030s. SpaceX...
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Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness

Qing Li · Viking
Pages: 320
Format: eBook

The definitive guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or the art and science of how trees can promote health and happinessNotice how a tree sways in the wind. Run your hands over its bark. Take in its citrusy scent. As a society we suffer from nature deficit disorder,...
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Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

ELIZABETH RUSH · Milkweed Editions
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

Harvey. Maria. Irma. Sandy. Katrina. We live in a time of unprecedented hurricanes and catastrophic weather events, a time when it is increasingly clear that climate change is neither imagined nor distant -- and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable...
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Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth

Adam Frank · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Astrophysicist and NPR commentator on what the latest research on the existence and trajectories of alien civilizations may teach us about our own.Light of the Stars tells the story of humanity's coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden...
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American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic

Victoria Johnson · Liveright
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of Hamilton's -- and Burr's -- personal physician, whose dream to build America's first botanical garden inspired the young Republic. When Dr. David Hosack tilled the country's first botanical garden in the Manhattan soil more than two hundred years ago,...
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The Weather Detective: Rediscovering Nature's Secret Signs

PETER WOHLLEBEN · Dutton
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

The internationally bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees shows how we can decipher nature's secret signs by studying the weather.The internationally bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees shows how we can decipher nature's secret signs by studying the weather.In...
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Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

DAVID CHRISTIAN · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A captivating history of the universe -- from before the dawn of time through the far reaches of the distant future.Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from...
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