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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari · Harper
Format: Hardcover

100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations...
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Hummingbirds: A Life-size Guide to Every Species

Marianne Taylor · Harper Design
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Hummingbirds have always held popular appeal, with their visual brilliance, extraordinary flight dexterity, jewel-like color, and remarkably small size.This is the first book to profile all 338 known species, from the Saw-billed Hermit to the Scintillant Hummingbird.Every bird is shown...
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The Bipolar II Disorder Workbook: Managing Recurring Depression, Hypomania, and Anxiety

Stephanie McMurrich Roberts · New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 200
Format: Paperback

Most people have heard of bipolar disorder, a mental health condition that is marked by manic episodes and periods of intense depression. Bipolar II disorder differs from bipolar I in that sufferers may never experience a full manic episode, although they may experience periods of high...
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The Cosmic Tourist: The 100 Most Awe-Inspiring Places in the Universe

Brian May · Carlton Books Ltd
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Take your seats for an out-of-this-word tour through the Cosmos! Brian May, Patrick Moore, and Chris Lintott - authors of Bang! - fly us from Earth to the farthest-out galaxies. Along the way, we stop and gaze at 100 amazing sights, from asteroids to zodiacal dust. And each of our three...
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Zoom: How Everything Moves: From Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees

Bob Berman · Little Brown & Co
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the speed of light to moving mountains--and everything in between--ZOOM explores how the universe and its objects move.If you sit as still as you can in a quiet room, you might be able to convince yourself that nothing is moving. But air currents are still wafting around you. Blood...
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Lucky Planet: Why Earth is Exceptional—and What That Means for Life in the Universe

David Waltham · Basic Books a Member of Perseus Books Group
Pages: 198
Format: Hardcover

Humankind has long fantasized about life elsewhere in the universe. And as we discover countless exoplanets orbiting other stars - among them, rocky super-Earths and gaseous Hot Jupiters - we become ever more hopeful that we may come across extraterrestrial life. Yet even as we become aware...
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What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein's Ideas, and Why They Matter

Jeffrey Bennett · Columbia University Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

It is commonly assumed that if the Sun suddenly turned into a black hole, it would suck Earth and the rest of the planets into oblivion. Yet, as prominent author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett points out, black holes don't suck. With that simple idea in mind, Bennett begins an entertaining...
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Human Body Identification Manual: Your body and how it works

Ken Ashwell · Chartwell Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The Human Body Identification Manual reveals the beauty and intricacy of the human body. This comprehensive visual guide explores the structure and function of all the parts that make up a human being: the bones, muscles, and skin, as well as the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and nervous...
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MCAT General Chemistry Review: Online Book

Alexander Stone Macnow · Kaplan Publishing
Pages: 458
Format: Print book

More people get into medical school with a Kaplan MCAT course than all major courses combined. Now the same results are available with MCAT General Chemistry Review. This book features thorough subject review, more questions than any competitor, and the highest-yield questions available....
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 222
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times Bestseller: The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than...
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The Stars: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos

Dk. · Dk Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The definitive visual guide to exploring all the marvels of the stars, the Milky Way, and the universe beyond.Chart the wonders of the cosmos in our own solar system and beyond with The Stars. Packed with 3-D artworks of each constellation and incredible new imagery from the Hubble Space...
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MCAT Biology Review: Online Book

Alexander Stone Macnow · Kaplan Publishing
Pages: 489
Format: Print book

More people get into medical school with a Kaplan MCAT course than all major courses combined. Now the same results are available with MCAT Biology Review. This book features thorough subject review, more questions than any competitor, and the highest-yield questions available. The commentary...
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The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning

Marcelo Gleiser · Basic Books; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Do all questions have answers? How much can we know about the world? Is there such a thing as an ultimate truth? To be human is to want to know, but what we are able to observe is only a tiny portion of whats out there. In The Island of Knowledge, physicist Marcelo Gleiser traces our search...
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Cosmic Menagerie: A Visual Journey Through the Universe

Mark A Garlick · Sterling, 2014. ©2013
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

Prepare for a unique, up-close look at our endlessly fascinating universe, led by astrophysicist and popular science author Dr. Mark Garlick. From tiny stellar corpses to red supergiants, he explains, categorizes, and illustrates every major type of star, planet, galaxy, and nebula. But what...
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Trigonometry--A Complete Introduction: A Teach Yourself Guide

Hugh Neill · McGraw-Hill; 2 edition
Format: Paperback

Trigonometry A Complete Introduction is the most comprehensive yet easy-to-use introduction to Trigonometry. Written by a leading expert, this book will help you if you are studying for an important exam or essay, or if you simply want to improve your knowledge. The book covers all areas...
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