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Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars

Scott Kelly · Knopf
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years.The veteran of four space flights and the American...
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Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

Max Tegmark · Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Pages: 421
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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Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever

Bill Gifford · Grand Central Publishing; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

From acclaimed journalist Bill Gifford comes a roaring journey into the world of anti-aging science in search of answers to a universal obsession: what can be done about getting old?SPRING CHICKEN:Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying)SPRING CHICKEN is a full-throttle, high-energy ride through...
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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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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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Secret Language of Color: Science, Nature, History, Culture, Beauty of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, & Violet

Joann Eckstut · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Format: Hardcover

In this beautiful and thorough investigation, The Secret Language of Color celebrates and illuminates the countless ways in which color colors our world.Why is the sky blue, the grass green, a rose red? Most of us have no idea how to answer these questions, nor are we aware that color pervades...
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Atom : An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond

Lawrence M. Krauss · Little, Brown; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Every atom in our bodies was once inside the fiery core of a star that exploded billions of years before our solar system was formed. Like the original Homeric epic, the atom at the center of this book makes its way across a truly cosmic stage. Exploding supernovas, solar winds, collapsing...
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The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time: A Proposal in Natural Philosophy

Roberto Mangabeira Unger · Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover

Cosmology is in crisis. The more we discover, the more puzzling the universe appears to be. How and why are the laws of nature what they are? A philosopher and a physicist, world-renowned for their radical ideas in their fields, argue for a revolution. To keep cosmology scientific, we must...
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The Sugarmaker's Companion: An Integrated Approach to Producing Syrup from Maple, Birch, and Walnut Trees

Michael Farrell · Chelsea Green Publishing
Format: Paperback

The Sugarmaker’s Companion is the first guide of its kind addressing the small- and large-scale syrup producer seeking to make a profitable business from maple, birch, and walnut sap. This comprehensive work incorporates valuable information on ecological forest management, value-added...
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Ten Million Aliens: A Journey Through the Entire Animal Kingdom

Simon Barnes · Marble Arch Press
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

This fascinating scientific foray into the animal kingdom examines how the world's creatures - weird, wonderful, and everything in between - are inextricably linked.Life on planet earth is not weirder than we imagine. It's weirder than we are capable of imagining. And we're all in it together:...
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Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization

Andrew Lawler · Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

From ancient empires to modern economics, veteran journalist Andrew Lawler delivers a sweeping history of the animal that has been most crucial to the spread of civilization across the globe—the chicken. Queen Victoria was obsessed with it. Socrates last words were about it. Charles Darwin...
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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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