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Particle Physics Brick by Brick: Atomic and Subatomic Physics Explained... in LEGO

Ben Still - Firefly Books
Format: Paperback

A simple and entertaining introduction to the building blocks of the universe. In 2014 the Lego Group sold 62 billion Lego pieces. That's 102 Lego bricks for every person in the world. That's nothing however to the estimated seven billion billion billion atoms that make up each...
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What It's Like to Be a Dog: And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience

Gregory Berns - Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

What is it like to be a dog? A bat? Or a dolphin? To find out, neuroscientist Gregory Berns and his team began with a radical step: they taught dogs to go into an MRI scanner-completely awake. They discovered what makes dogs individuals with varying capacities for self-control, different...
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The End of Everything:

Katie Mack - Scribner
Format: Hardcover

From one of the most dynamic rising stars in astrophysics, an accessible and eye-opening look - in the bestselling tradition of Sean Carroll and Carlo Rovelli - at the five different ways the universe could end, and the mind-blowing lessons each scenario reveals about the most important...
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Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention

Kathryn D. Sullivan - The MIT Press
Format: Hardcover

The first American woman to walk in space recounts her experience as part of the team that launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope.The Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionized our understanding of the universe. It has, among many other achievements, revealed...
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The Atlas of Disappearing Places: Our Coasts and Oceans in the Climate Crisis

Christina Conklin
Format: Hardcover

An unforgettable, beautifully rendered illustration of the threat of rising sea levels around the world Spurred by manmade climate change, the seas are rising, oceans are acidifying, ice is melting, coasts are flooding, species are dying, and communities are faltering. Despite these dire...
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Once a Wolf: The Science Behind Our Dogs? Astonishing Genetic Evolution

Bryan Sykes - Liveright
Format: Hardcover

The author of Seven Daughters of Eve returns with a lively account of how all dogs are descended from a mere handful of wolves. How did wolves evolve into dogs? When did this happen, and what role did humans play? Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes used the full array of modern technology to explore...
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The Oak Papers

James Canton - HarperOne
Format: Hardcover

"A profound meditation on the human need for connection with nature, as one man seeks solace beneath the bows of an ancient oak tree." - Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees"James Canton knows so much, writes so well and understands so deeply about the true...
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Superman's Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It

Erin Brockovich - Pantheon
Format: Hardcover

From environmental activist, consumer advocate, renowned crusader, champion fighter-maverick, whose courageous case against Pacific Gas and Electric was dramatized in the Oscar-winning film--a book to inspire change that looks at our present situation with water and reveals the imminent...
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The Smallest Lights in the Universe: A Memoir

Sara Seager - Crown
Format: Hardcover

An MIT astrophysicist searches for meaning in the wake of her husband's death, even as she scours the universe for an Earth-like exoplanet, in this powerful memoir of cutting edge science, unexpected discoveries, and new beginnings.Sara Seager has made it her life's work to peer...
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Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change

Mary Beth Pfeiffer - Island Press
Format: Hardcover

Lyme disease is spreading rapidly around the globe as ticks move into places they could not survive before. The first epidemic to emerge in the era of climate change, the disease infects half a million people in the US and Europe each year, and untold multitudes in Canada, China, Russia,...
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