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Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live

Marlene Zuk · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

An exposé of pseudoscientific myths about our evolutionary past and how we should live today. We evolved to eat berries rather than bagels, to live in mud huts rather than condos, to sprint barefoot rather than play football -- or did we? Are our bodies and brains truly at odds with modern...
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The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids--and the Kids We Have

Bonnie Rochman · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A sharp-eyed exploration of the promise and peril of having children in an age of genetic tests and interventionsIs DNA testing a triumph of modern medicine or a Pandora's box of possibilities? Is screening for disease in an embryo a humane form of family planning or a slippery slope toward...
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The Woodland Homestead: How to Make Your Land More Productive and Live More Self-Sufficiently in the Woods

Brett McLeod · Storey Books
Pages: 229
Format: Print book

Put your wooded land to work! This comprehensive manual shows you how to use your woodlands to produce everything from wine and mushrooms to firewood and livestock feed. You'll learn how to take stock of your woods; use axes, bow saws, chainsaws, and other key tools; create pasture and silvopasture...
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National Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of North America

Sarah Garlick · National Geographic
Format: Book

This basic beginners field guide to North American geology helps anyone identify common rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, and land formations. In a logical, user-friendly, highly visual format, this new title--one of an expanding collection of National Geographic pocket guides--offers key facts...
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The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives

Stephen Buchmann · Scribner
Pages: 342
Format: Print book

Cultural history at its best - the engaging, lively, and definitive story of the beauty, sexuality, ecology, myths, lore, and economics of the world's flowers, written by a passionately devoted author and scientist, and illustrated with his stunning photographs.Flowers, and the fruits that...
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Practical Projects To Make 40 Bird Boxes, Feeders And Birdbaths: Easy-To-Follow Step-By-Step Instructions and 380 Photographs

Jen Dr. Green · Southwater; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Attract birds to your garden by creating nest boxes, roosts, birdhouses, dovecotes, tables, feeding stations and birdbaths, together with a guide to feeding.
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Painless Algebra

Lynette Long · Barrons Educational Series
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Defines algebraic terms, shows how to avoid pitfalls in calculation, presents painless methods for understanding and graphing equations, and makes problem-solving fun. Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects, as they are taught at middle school and high...
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Beginning Beekeeping

Tanya Phillips · Alpha Books
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Beginning Beekeeping is a simple, straightforward approach that gives you the basics to get started with beekeeping, while following a balanced, objective approach that weighs the pros and cons of conventional and organic methodologies. Featuring more than 120 beautiful color photos, this...
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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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The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease

Meredith Wadman · Viking
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

The epic and controversial story of the development of the first widely used normal human cell-line and, through it, some of the world s most important vaccines In June 1962, a young biologist at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, Leonard Hayflick, using tissue extracted from an aborted...
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The Storm of the Century: Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America's Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900

Al Roker · William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

In this gripping narrative history, Al Roker from NBC's Today and the Weather Channel vividly examines the deadliest natural disaster in American history - a haunting and inspiring tale of tragedy, heroism, and resilience that is full of lessons for today's new age of extreme weather.On...
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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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The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics

Leonard Susskind · Basic Books
Format: Paperback

A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2013If you ever regretted not taking physics in college - or simply want to know how to think like a physicist - this is the book for you. In this bestselling introduction, physicist Leonard Susskind and hacker-scientist George Hrabovsky offer a first...
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Bird Homes and Habitats

Bill Thompson III · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Paperback

Two of the best-known names in birding - Peterson and Bird Watcher's Digest - team up to provide reliable, expert advice on how to attract the birds you want into your yard. Which birds use nest boxes? What's required to maintain a birdhouse? What kind of habitat will attract...
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