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The Telescope in the Ice: Inventing a New Astronomy at the South Pole

Mark Bowen · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The IceCube Observatory has been called the "weirdest" of the seven wonders of modern astronomy by Scientific American. In The Telescope in the Ice, Mark Bowen tells the amazing story of the people who built the instrument and the science involved.Located near the U. S. Amundsen-Scott...
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Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe

Mike Massimino · Crown Archetype
Pages: 313
Format: Print book

Click Here For the Autographed Copy Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that s about to go from zero to 17, 500 miles per hour? Or to look back on the earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night?...
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Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Peter Godfrey-Smith · Farrar
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A philosopher dons a wet suit and journeys into the depths of consciousnessAlthough mammals and birds are widely regarded to be the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods,...
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The Circadian Code: Lose Weight, Supercharge Your Energy, and Transform Your Health from Morning to Midnight

SATCHIDANANDA PANDA · Rodale Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

When we eat may be as important as what we eat. Like most people, you probably wake up, get hungry for meals and doze off in bed around the same time every day. If you've ever experienced jet lag or pulled an all-nighter, you know that this schedule can easily be thrown off kilter....
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At Least Know This: Essential Science to Enhance Your Life

Guy P Harrison · Prometheus Books
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

This primer on essential scientific literacy gives readers the basics to understand themselves and the world around them, plus a glimpse of how much more science has to offer.Science tells us a good deal about who we are, where we come from, the nature of the universe, how our brains work,...
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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 Laugh...
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Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets

Tyler E Nordgren · Basic Books
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

With beautiful illustrations and a detailed map, Sun Moon Earth has everything you need to get ready for the next solar eclipse.On April 8, 2024, millions of Americans will experience an awe-inspiring phenomenon: a total eclipse of the sun. In Sun Moon Earth, astronomer Tyler Nordgren illustrates...
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Organic Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

GRAHAM PATRICK · Oxford University Press
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Organic chemistry is the chemistry of compounds of carbon. The ability of carbon to link together to form long chain molecules and ring compounds as well as bonding with many other elements has led to a vast array of organic compounds. These compounds are central to life, forming the basis...
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A Big Bang in a Little Room: The Quest to Create New Universes

Zeeya Merali · Basic Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

An award-winning science writer takes us into the lab to answer some of life's biggest questions: How was the universe created? And could we create our own?What if you could become God, with the ability to build a whole new universe? As startling as it sounds, modern physics suggests that...
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The Physics of Star Wars: The Science Behind a Galaxy Far, Far Away

PATRICK JOHNSON · Adams Media
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Explore the physics behind the world of Star Wars, with engaging topics and accessible information that shows how we're closer than ever before to creating technology from the galaxy far, far away - perfect for every Star Wars fan!Ever wish you could have your very own lightsaber like...
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Particle Physics Brick by Brick: Atomic and Subatomic Physics Explained... in LEGO

Ben Still · Firefly Books
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

A simple and entertaining introduction to the building blocks of the universe. In 2014 the Lego® Group sold 62 billion Lego® pieces. That's 102 Lego® bricks for every person in the world. That's nothing however to the estimated seven billion billion billion atoms that make up each...
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The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

Lindsey Fitzharris · Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, Publishers WeeklyThe gripping story of how Joseph Lister's antiseptic method changed medicine foreverIn The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery and shows how it was transformed by advances...
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The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis

Elizabeth Letts · Ballantine Books
Pages: 369
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II In the chaotic last days of the war, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes...
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Why Honor Matters

Tamler Sommers · Basic Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A controversial call to put honor at the center of moralityTo the modern mind, the idea of honor is outdated, sexist, and barbaric. It evokes Hamilton and Burr and pistols at dawn, not visions of a well-organized society. But for philosopher Tamler Sommers, a sense of honor is essential...
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Idiot's Guides: Calculus II

Alpha. · Alpha
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

Idiot's Guides: Calculus II, like its counterpart Idiot's Guides: Calculus I, is a curriculum-based companion book that continues the tradition of taking the sting out of calculus by adding more explanatory graphs and illustrations in easy-to-understand language, practice problems, and even...
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