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A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants

Ruth Kassinger · William Morrow Paperbacks
Format: Paperback

Combing the curiosity of The Botany of Desire and the playful spirit of Wicked Plants, a witty and engaging history of botany and gardening memoir from the author of Paradise Under Glass—an easy-to-follow, anecdotal tutorial on the fascinating science of plants.In Paradise Under Glass,...
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The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides

MARIANO SIGMAN · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From a world-renowned leader in neuroscience, a provocative, enthralling journey into the depths of the human mind.Where do our thoughts come from? How do we make choices and trust our judgments? What is the role of the unconscious? Can we manipulate our dreams? In this mind-bending international...
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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

STEVEN PINKER · Viking
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

The follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking The Better Angels of Our Nature presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.Is...
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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 Brain: The Story of You

David Eagleman · Pantheon Books
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious heart of our existence. What is reality? Who are "you"? How do you make...
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Zika: The Emerging Epidemic

Donald G McNeil Jr. · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

A gripping narrative about the origins and spread of the Zika virus by New York Times science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr.Until recently, Zika -- once considered a mild disease -- was hardly a cause for global panic. But as early as August 2015, doctors in northeast Brazil began to notice...
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Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To

Dean Burnett · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A delightful tour of our mysterious, mischievous gray matter from neuroscientist and massively popular Guardian blogger Dean Burnett.The brain may be the seat of consciousness and the engine of all human experience, but it's also messy, fallible, and disorganized. For example, did you know...
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The End of Breast Cancer: A Virus and the Hope for a Vaccine

Kathleen Ruddy M.D. · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

Can a mouse virus cause breast cancer in women? Answering that question has become Dr. Kathleen Ruddy's life's work. The End of Breast Cancer is the landmark book that gives an extraordinary glimpse into the history of breast cancer research, and the findings that support the theory...
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Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life

Helen Czerski · W W Norton
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A physicist explains daily phenomena from the mundane to the magisterial.Take a look up at the stars on a clear night and you get a sense that the universe is vast and untouchable, full of mysteries beyond comprehension. But did you know that the key to unveiling the secrets of the cosmos...
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4th Rock from the Sun: The Story of Mars

Nicky Jenner · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Mars is ingrained in our culture, from H. G. Wells's 1898 novel The War of the Worlds to Looney Tunes's hapless Marvin the Martian to David Bowie's extraterrestrial spiders. Ancient mythologies defined the planet as a violent harbinger of war, stargazers puzzled over its peculiar motion,...
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The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World

David Deutsch · Penguin Books
Pages: 487
Format: Paperback

The New York Times bestseller: A provocative, imaginative exploration of the nature and progress of knowledgeIn this groundbreaking book, award-winning physicist David Deutsch argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe - and that improving them is the basic regulating...
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Principles of Chemistry: Print Purchase Includes Free Online Access

Salem Press · Salem Press
Pages: 300
Format: Print book

Provides students and researchers with an easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry, from elements and molecules to chemical reactions and properties of matter.
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Wild Things, Wild Places: Adventurous Tales of Wildlife and Conservation on Planet Earth

Jane Alexander · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

A moving, inspiring, personal look at the vastly changing world of wildlife on planet earth as a result of human incursion, and the crucial work of animal and bird preservation across the globe being done by scientists, field biologists, zoologists, environmentalists, and conservationists....
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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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