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Herding Hemingway's Cats: Understanding How Our Genes Work

Kat Arney - Bloomsbury Sigma
Format: Print book

The language of genes has become common parlance. We know they make our eyes blue, our hair curly, and they control our risks of cancer, heart disease, alcoholism, and Alzheimer's. One thousand dollars will buy you your own genome readout, neatly stored on a USB stick. And advances...
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Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going

Neil DeGrasse Tyson - National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

For science geeks, space and physics nerds, and all who want to understand their place in the universe, this enlightening new book from Neil deGrasse Tyson offers a unique take on the mysteries and curiosities of the cosmos, building on rich material from his beloved StarTalk podcast. In these...
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The True Crime File: Serial Killings, Famous Kidnappings, Great Cons, Survivors and Their Stories, Forensics, and More

Workman Publishing
Format: Paperback

"True crime is having, as they say, a moment," reports the New York Times, where they know a thing or two about covering crime. "There's a boom in the genre across media, from books to television to podcasting." Perfect for newcomers and hardened crime junkies alike,...
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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

STEVEN PINKER - Viking
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...
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Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond

Lydia Denworth - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory investigation of friendship, with profound implications for our understanding of what humans and animals alike need to thrive across a lifetime.The phenomenon of friendship is universal and elemental. Friends, after all, are the family we choose. But what makes these bonds...
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Let's Review Algebra II

Gary M Rubinstein - Baron's Educational Series
Format: Print book

This review book offers high school students in New York State advance preparation for the new Common Core Regents Exam in Algebra II. Each chapter covers different exam topics and includes practice exercises in each chapter. The book concludes with two of the first actual Regents exams...
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County and City Extra 2013: Annual Metro, City, and County Data Book

Deirdre A. Gaquin - Bernan Press; 21st Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

When you want only one source of information about your city or county, turn to County and City ExtraThis trusted reference compiles information from many sources to provide all the key demographic and economic data for every state, county, metropolitan area, congressional district, and for all cities...
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The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World

Russell Gold - Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

"Fracking has vociferous critics and fervent defenders, but the debate between these camps has obscured the actual story: Fracking has become a fixture of the American landscape and the global economy. It has upended the business models of energy companies around the globe, and it has started...
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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

HANS ROSLING - Flatiron Books
Format: Hardcover

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends -- what percentage of the world's population live in poverty; why the world's population is increasing; how many girls finish...
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War of the Whales: A True Story

Joshua Horwitz - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award: "Horwitz's dogged reporting ... combined with crisp, cinematic writing, produces a powerful narrative ... . He has written a book that is instructive and passionate and deserving a wide audience" (PEN Award...
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