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Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor

Brian Keating - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

The inside story of a quest to unlock one of cosmology's biggest mysteries, derailed by the lure of the Nobel Prize.What would it have been like to be an eyewitness to the Big Bang? In 2014, astronomers wielding BICEP2, the most powerful cosmology telescope ever made, revealed that they'd...
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Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes--and What We Can Learn from Them

Mark McClusky - Hudson Street Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The world of high-performance athletics is changing forever. Not so long ago, you could compete at the top level with hard work and a good coach, but today, it's impossible to separate the achievements of athletes from the scientists who support them.In Faster, Higher, Stronger, veteran...
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Gentlemen Scientists and Revolutionaries: The Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightenment

Tom Shachtman - Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Format: Hardcover

Science and experimentation were at the heart of the Founding Fathers philosophies and actions. The Founders relentlessly tinkered, invented, farmed by means of scientific principles, star-gazed, were fascinated by math, used scientific analogies and scientific thinking in their political...
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Lost Among the Birds: Accidentally Finding Myself in One Very Big Year

Neil Hayward - Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

Early in 2013 Neil Hayward was at a crossroads. He didn't want to open a bakery or whatever else executives do when they quit a lucrative but unfulfilling job. He didn't want to think about his failed relationship with "the one" or his potential for ruining a new relationship...
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Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson - Bloomsbury
Format: Print book

In his previous bestsellers, Masson has showed us that animals can teach us much about our own emotions -- love (dogs) , contentment (cats) , and grief (elephants) , among others. In Beasts, he demonstrates that the violence we perceive in the "wild" is a matter of projection.Animals...
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Liquid Rules: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

Mark Miodownik - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

Sometimes explosive, often delicious, occasionally poisonous, but always interesting: the New York Times best-selling author of Stuff Matters show us the secret lives of liquids: the shadow counterpart of our solid "stuff."We all know that without water we couldn't...
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White Beech: The Rainforest Years

Germaine Greer - Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

One bright day in December sixty-two-year-old Germaine Greer found herself confronted by an irresistible challenge in the shape of sixty hectares of dairy farm one of many in southeast Queensland Australia which after a century of logging clearing and downright devastation had been abandoned...
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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

HANS ROSLING - Flatiron Books
Format: Hardcover

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends -- what percentage of the world's population live in poverty; why the world's population is increasing; how many girls finish...
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Dressed for a Dance in the Snow: Women's Voices from the Gulag

Monika Zgustova - Other Press
Format: Hardcover

A poignant and unexpectedly inspirational account of women's suffering and resilience in Stalin's forced labor camps, diligently transcribed in the kitchens and living rooms of nine survivors.The pain inflicted by the gulags has cast a long and dark shadow over Soviet-era history. Zgustov's...
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Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

Max Tegmark - Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Format: Paperback

Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate...
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