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Beekeeping For Dummies

Howland Blackiston · Wiley
Pages: 358
Format: Paperback

Now updated -- your guide to becoming a successful backyard beekeeper Interested in raising honey bees? This friendly, practical guide presents a step-by-step approach to starting your own beehive, along with expert tips for maintaining a healthy colony. You get the latest on honey bee medication...
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Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains

Susan Greenfield · Random House
Format: Hardcover

We live in a world unimaginable only decades ago: a domain of backlit screens, instant information, and vibrant experiences that can outcompete dreary reality. Our brave new technologies offer incredible opportunities for work and play. But at what price? Now renowned neuroscientist Susan...
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Einstein's Dice and Schrödinger's Cat: How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics

Paul Halpern · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

When the fuzzy indeterminacy of quantum mechanics overthrew the orderly world of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrodinger were at the forefront of the revolution. Neither man was ever satisfied with the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics, however, and both rebelled...
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Virtual Unreality: Just Because the Internet Told You, How Do You Know It’s True?

Charles Seife · Viking
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling author of Proofiness and Zero explains how to separate fact from fantasy in the digital worldDigital information is a powerful tool that spreads unbelievably rapidly, infects all corners of society, and is all but impossible to controleven when that information is actually...
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StarTalk: Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond

Neil Degrasse Tyson · National Geographic
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

This beautifully illustrated companion to celebrated scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson's popular podcast and National Geographic Channel TV show is an eye-opening journey for anyone curious about the complexities of our universe. For decades, beloved astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has interpreted...
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What's Math Got to Do with It?: Helping Children Learn to Love Their Least Favorite Subject--and Why It's Important for America

Jo Boaler · Viking Adult
Format: Book

A recent assessment of mathematics performance around the world ranked the United States twenty-eighth out of forty countries in the study. When the level of spending was taken into account, we sank to the very bottom of the list. According to Jo Boaler, who was a professor of mathematics...
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How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens

Benedict Carey · Random House
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today - and how we can apply it to our own lives. From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness,...
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The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food

Dan Barber · Penguin Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Engaging, funny and delicious... I would call this The Omnivores Dilemma 2.0. --Chicago TribuneAt the heart of todays optimistic farm-to-table food culture is a dark secret the local food movement has failed to change how we eat. It has also offered a false promise for the future of food....
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Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use to Make Everyday Products

Stephen Leahy · Firefly Books
Format: Hardcover

The average American lifestyle is kept afloat by about 2,000 gallons of H2O a day. The numbers are shocking. Your Water Footprint reveals the true cost of our lifestyle. A water footprint is the amount of fresh water used to produce the goods and services we consume, including growing,...
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What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley

Kim Cross · Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

Immersive reporting and dramatic storytelling set you right in the middle of the horrific superstorm of April 2011, a weather event that killed 348 people.April 27, 2011, marked the climax of a superstorm that saw a record 358 tornadoes rip through twenty-one states in three days, seven...
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A Window on Eternity: A Biologist's Walk Through Gorongosa National Park

Edward O Wilson · Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Pages: 149
Format: Hardcover

A Window on Eternity is a stunning book of splendid prose and gorgeous photography about one of the biologically richest places in Africa and perhaps in the world. Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique was nearly destroyed in a brutal civil war, then was reborn and is now evolv-ing back...
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Out on a Limb: What Black Bears Have Taught Me about Intelligence and Intuition

Benjamin Kilham · Chelsea Green Publishing; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

InxAOut on a Limb Ben Kilham invites us into the world he has come to know best the world of black bearsxA For decades Kilham has studied wild black bears in a vast tract of Northern New Hampshire woodlands At times he has also taken in orphaned infantsxfeeding them walking them through...
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Tales of Remarkable Birds

Dominic Couzens · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

Throughout the bird world, examples of strange and seemingly inexplicable behavior abound. For example: Why do male Fairywrens bring flowers to females as a nuptial gift in the pre-dawn darkness? Especially when the gift-givers are not the official mates of the females concerned, but visitors,...
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Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words

Dr. John W. Pilley Jr. Ph.D · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller The amazing story of a very smart Border collie who is redefining animal intelligence. Chaser has a way with words. She knows over a thousand of them - more than any other animal of any species except humans. In addition to common nouns like house, ball, and tree,...
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