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Why We're Wrong About Nearly Everything: A Theory of Human Misunderstanding

Bobby Duffy · Basic Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A leading social researcher explains why humans so consistently misunderstand the outside world How often are women harassed? What percentage of the population are immigrants? How bad is unemployment? These questions are important, but most of us get the answers wrong. Research shows that...
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Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention

Kathryn D. Sullivan · The MIT Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The first American woman to walk in space recounts her experience as part of the team that launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope.The Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionized our understanding of the universe. It has, among many other achievements, revealed...
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The Number of the Heavens: A History of the Multiverse and the Quest to Understand the Cosmos

Tom Siegfried · Harvard University Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The award-winning former editor of Science News shows that one of the most fascinating and controversial ideas in contemporary cosmology -- the existence of multiple parallel universes -- has a long and divisive history that continues to this day.We often consider the universe to encompass...
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The Season: A Social History of the Debutante

Kristen Richardson · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In this enthralling history of the debutante ritual, Kristen Richardson sheds new light on contemporary ideas about women and marriage.Kristen Richardson, from a family of debutantes, chose not to debut. But as her curiosity drove her to research this enduring custom, she learned that it, and debutantes,...
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Genuine Fakes: How Phony Things Teach Us About Real Stuff

Lydia Pyne · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Does an authentic Andy Warhol painting need to be painted by Andy Warhol? Why do audiences feel outraged when they find out that scenes from their beloved blockbuster documentaries are staged? Can people move past assuming that a diamond grown in a lab is a fake? What happens when a forged...
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Volcanoes and Earthquakes: A Guide To Our Unquiet Earth

Chiara Maria Petrone · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Concise and engaging visual guide to Earth's most devastating natural forces: earthquakes, volcanoes, and plate tectonicsOne in 20 people in the world live within range of an active volcano. On average, Magnitude 2 and smaller earthquakes occur several hundred times a day worldwide....
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Berezina: From Moscow to Paris Following Napoleon's Epic Fail

Sylvain Tesson · Europa Compass
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

Lire Magazine Best Travel BookTake four friends, put them on two Ural motorcycles (complete with sidecars) , send them off on a 2,500-mile odyssey retracing history's most famous retreat, add what some might consider an excessive amount of Vodka, and you've got Sylvain Tesson's...
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Moths: A Complete Guide to Biology and Behavior

David Lees · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

Accessible introduction to the biology, life cycle, natural history, and classification of mothsMoths are a crucial insect group encompassing more than 160,000 species, and they are among the most ancient of Earth's inhabitants, with some fossils believed to be 190 million years old....
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Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives―and Save Theirs

Louv, Richard · Algonquin Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"Richard Louv has done it again. A remarkable book that will help everyone break away from their fixed gaze at the screens that dominate our lives and remember instead that we are animals in a world of animals." - Bill McKibben, author of Falter Richard Louv's landmark...
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Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames

Lara Maiklem · Liveright
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A quixotic journey through London's past, Mudlark plumbs the banks of the Thames to reveal the stories hidden behind the archaeological remnants of an ancient city.Long heralded as a city treasure herself, expert "mudlarker" Lara Maiklem is uniquely trained in the art of seeking....
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