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How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

Jordan Ellenberg · Penguin Group USA
Pages: 468
Format: Print book

The Freakonomics of math--a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our handsThe math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows...
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Nature Guide: Snakes and Other Reptiles and Amphibians

DK Publishing · DK ADULT
Format: Book

This is the newest of our beautifully illustrated and highly informative nature guides produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Snakes and Other Reptiles and Amphibians is compact and easy-to-use, including stunning photography, and a comprehensive catalog of cold-blooded...
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Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy

Kathryn Miles · Dutton
Format: Hardcover

The first complete moment-by-moment account of the largest Atlantic storm system ever recorded—a hurricane like no otherThe sky was lit by a full moon on October 29, 2012, but nobody on the eastern seaboard of the United States could see it. Everything had been consumed by cloud. The storms...
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Eclipse: Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon

FRANK CLOSE · Oxford University Press
Pages: 219
Format: Hardcover

On August 21st, over one hundred million people will gather across the USA to witness the most-watched total solar eclipse in history. Eclipse: Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon, by popular science author Frank Close, describes the spellbinding allure of this beautiful natural phenomenon....
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Einstein's Greatest Mistake: A Biography

David Bodanis · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From the best-selling author of E=mc2, a brisk, accessible biography of Albert Einstein that reveals the genius and hubris of the titan of modern physics Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory...
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Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History

Sam Maggs · Quirk Books
Pages: 238
Format: Print book

A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY You may think you know women's history pretty well. But have you ever heard of. . . · Alice Ball, the chemist who developed an effective treatment...
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World War II in Numbers: An Infographic Guide to the Conflict, Its Conduct, and Its Casualities

Peter Doyle · Firefly Books
Format: Book

A different way to understand the magnitude of World War II. Countless books exist about the Second World War and in those can be found all of the statistics to be had: numbers killed, bombs dropped, battles won and lost, ad infinitum. But to see these numbers as infographics gives...
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Math Geek: From Klein Bottles to Chaos Theory, a Guide to the Nerdiest Math Facts, Theorems, and Equations

Raphael Rosen · Adams Media, 2015.
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The new "sine" of mathematical geekdom!Do you dream about long division in your sleep? Does the thought of solving abstruse equations bring a smile to your face? Do you love celebrating pi every March? Then, Math Geek was made for you! With this guide, you'll learn even more about...
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Good Garden Bugs: Everything You Need to Know about Beneficial Predatory Insects

Mary M. Gardiner · Quarry Books
Format: Book

Your guide to the beneficial insects in your garden!Good Garden Bugs is an easy-to-follow reference to beneficial insects that provide pest control, allowing your garden to grow full and bountiful.Aphids, caterpillars, grubs, and slugs are not only creepy-crawlies: They can wreak havoc...
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The Serpent's Promise: The Bible Interpreted Through Modern Science

Steve Jones · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

From acclaimed geneticist Steve Jones, the story of the Bible as told through the lens of modern science. In The Serpent's Promise, Steve Jones retells many of the Biblical tales in the light of modern science. Are we all descended from a real-life Adam and Eve? Are some—or all—of...
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Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future

Adam Sobel · Harper Wave; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A renowned scientist takes us through the devastating and unprecedented events of Hurricane Sandy, using it to explain our planets changing climate, and what we need to do to protect ourselves and our cities for the future.Was Hurricane Sandy a freak event—or a harbinger of things to come? ...
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The Stars: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos

Dk. · Dk Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The definitive visual guide to exploring all the marvels of the stars, the Milky Way, and the universe beyond.Chart the wonders of the cosmos in our own solar system and beyond with The Stars. Packed with 3-D artworks of each constellation and incredible new imagery from the Hubble Space...
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The Everything Parent's Guide to Common Core Math Grades K-5

Jim Brennan · Adams Media; Csm edition
Format: Print book

Take the mystery out of Common Core math!The Common Core, a new set of national educational standards, has been adopted by 45 states across the nation. But you may be having a hard time understanding what your kids are bringing home from school. If you want to help your children with their...
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