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Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate

Paul Halpern - Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

Today, the Big Bang is so entrenched in our understanding of the cosmos that to doubt it would seem crazy. But as Paul Halpern shows in Flashes of Creation, just decades ago its mere mention caused sparks to fly. At the center of the debate were Russian American physicist George Gamow and British...
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The Physics of Star Wars: The Science Behind a Galaxy Far, Far Away

PATRICK JOHNSON - Adams Media
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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Last Chance Mustang: The Story of One Horse, One Horseman, and One Final Shot at Redemption

Mitchell Bornstein - St. Martin's Press
Format: Print book

Last Chance Mustang is the story of Samson, a formerly free-roaming, still wild-at-heart American mustang that was plucked from his mountainous Nevada home and thrown into the domestic horse world where he was brutalized and victimized. After years of abuse, Samson had evolved into...
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The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time

Jimena Canales - Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

On April 6, 1922, in Paris, Albert Einstein and Henri Bergson publicly debated the nature of time. Einstein considered Bergsons theory of time to be a soft, psychological notion, irreconcilable with the quantitative realities of physics. Bergson, who gained fame as a philosopher by arguing...
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Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently

R Beau Lotto - Hachette Audio
Format: Audiobook

Beau Lotto, the world-renowned neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and two-time TED speaker, takes us on a tour of how we perceive the world - and how disrupting it leads us to create and innovate. Perception is the foundation of human experience, but few of us understand why we see what we do, much...
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Algebra II Essentials For Dummies

Mary Jane Sterling - For Dummies
Format: Paperback

Algebra II Essentials For Dummies (9781119590873) was previously published as Algebra II Essentials For Dummies (9780470618400) . While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product....
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Elegant Defense, An: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives

Matt Richtel - William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

NATIONAL BESTSELLERA grand tour of the human immune system and the secrets of health, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist"One of those rare nonfiction books that transcends the genre. ... Extraordinary." - Douglas PrestonA terminal cancer patient rises from...
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Seven Flowers: And How They Shaped Our World

Jennifer Potter - Overlook Books
Format: Hardcover

The lotus. The lily. The sunflower. The opium poppy. The rose. The tulip. The orchid. Seven flowers, each with its own story full of surprises and secrets, each affecting the world around us in subtle but powerful ways. But what is the nature of their power and how did it develop? Why have...
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The Science of Sleep: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters

Wallace B Mendelson - University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

We often hear that humans spend one third of their lives sleeping - and most of us would up that fraction if we could. Whether we're curling up for a brief lunchtime catnap, catching a doze on a sunny afternoon, or clocking our solid eight hours at night, sleeping is normally a reliable...
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The History of Libya

Bukola A. Oyeniyi - Greenwood
Format: Hardcover

Covers Libyan history from the prehistoric period through the Phoenician, Roman, and Islamic/Ottoman periods to Italian colonization, independence, and the 2011 uprising and civil war.* Includes a timeline of significant events, providing students with an at-a-glance overview of Libya's...
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