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False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet

Bjorn Lomborg · Basic Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Hurricanes batter our coasts. Wildfires rage across the American West. Glaciers collapse in the Artic. Politicians, activists, and the media espouse a common message: climate change is destroying the planet, and we must take drastic action immediately to stop it. Children panic about their...
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Star Settlers: The Billionaires, Geniuses, and Crazed Visionaries Out to Conquer the Universe

Fred Nadis · Pegasus Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The story behind the elite scientists, technologists, SF enthusiasts, and billionaires who believe that humanity's destiny is to populate the stars . . .Does humanity have a destiny "in the stars?" Should a species triggering massive extinctions on its own planet instead stay...
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The Remarkable Life of the Skin: An Intimate Journey Across Our Largest Organ

Monty Lyman · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Providing a cover for our delicate and intricate bodies, the skin is our largest and fastest-growing organ. We see it, touch it, and live in it every day. It is a habitat for a mesmerizingly complex world of micro-organisms and physical functions that are vital to our health and our survival....
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Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It

Tom Philpott · BLOOMSBURY
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

More than a decade after Michael Pollan's game-changing The Omnivore's Dilemma transformed the conversation about what we eat, a combination of global diet trends and corporate interests have put American agriculture into a state of "quiet emergency," from dangerous drought...
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Tales from the Ant World

Edward O. Wilson · Liveright
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Edward O. Wilson recalls his lifetime with ants -- from his first boyhood encounters in the woods of Alabama to perilous journeys into the Brazilian rainforest. " Ants are the most warlike of all animals, with colony pitted against colony. . . . Their clashes dwarf Waterloo and Gettysburg,"...
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How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records: A Genealogist's Guide: With Specific Resources for Major Christian Denominations before 1900

Sunny Jane Morton · GENEALOGICAL PUB CO
Pages: 154
Format: Paperback

Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The Infographic Guide to Grammar: A Visual Reference for Everything You Need to Know

Jara Kern · ADAMS MEDIA
Format: Paperback

This illustrated guide to English grammar gives you everything you need for a better understanding of how to write and punctuate correctly. From proper comma usage to the correct form of there, their, or they're - understanding grammar has never been easier. Is it who or whom? Affect...
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The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers

Emily Levesque · Sourcebooks
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The story of the people who see beyond the starsHumans from the earliest civilizations were spellbound by the night sky-craning their necks each night, they used the stars to orient themselves in the large, strange world around them. Stargazing is a pursuit that continues to fascinate us: from...
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Superman's Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It

Erin Brockovich · Pantheon
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

In Erin Brockovich's long-awaited book--her first to reckon with conditions on our planet--she makes clear why we are in the trouble we're in, and how, in large and practical ways, we each can take actions to bring about change. She shows us what's at stake, and writes of the fraudulent...
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A Lab of One's Own: One Woman's Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science

Rita Colwell PhD · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

If you think sexism thrives only on Wall Street or in Hollywood, you haven't visited a lab, a science department, a research foundation, or a biotech firm. Rita Colwell is one of the top scientists in America: the groundbreaking microbiologist who discovered how cholera survives between...
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