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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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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 Secret Life of the Periodic Table: Unlocking the Mysteries of All 118 Elements

Ben Still Dr · Firefly Books
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

The Secret Life of the Periodic Table uncovers the fascinating stories behind the formulation of the table. It describes how and who discovered the 118 elements, and the competition and cooperation behind scientific advances. The character of the elements is brought to life in a bright...
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Why Science Does Not Disprove God

Amir Aczel · HarperCollins
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The renowned science writer, mathematician, and bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's...
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Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

Carlo Rovelli · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"The man who makes physics sexy . . . the scientist they're calling the next Stephen Hawking." - The Times MagazineFrom the New York Times-bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe.What are the elementary ingredients...
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Swearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

EMMA BYRNE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

An irreverent and impeccably researched defense of our dirtiest words.We're often told that swearing is outrageous or even offensive, that it's a sign of a stunted vocabulary or a limited intellect. Dictionaries have traditionally omitted it and parents forbid it. But the latest research...
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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 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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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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Einstein: His Life and Universe

Walter Isaacson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 704
Format: Book

By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality....
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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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The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Bodys Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You

Sylvia Tara · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 235
Format: Print book

This groundbreaking work of practical, popular science reveals that fat is much smarter than we think.Fat is an obsession, a dirty word, a subject of national handwringing -- and, according to biochemist Sylvia Tara, the least-understood part of our body.You may not love your fat, but your...
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The Healing Self: A Revolutionary Plan for Wholeness in Mind, Body, and Spirit

Deepak Chopra · Harmony
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

After collaborating on two major books featured as PBS specials, Super Brain and Super Genes, Chopra and Tanzi now tackle the issue of lifelong health and heightened immunity.In the face of environmental toxins, potential epidemics, super bugs, and the aging process The Healing Self offers...
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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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Easy Chemistry Step-by-Step

Marian DeWane · McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition
Format: Book

Youve come to the right place for the solution to learning chemistry quickly and easily! Easy Chemistry Step-by-Step is based on the idea that the quickest route to learning this subject is building a solid foundation in the basics. You wont find a lot of pointless discussion instead,...
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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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Trigonometry Demystified 2/E

Stan Gibilisco · McGraw-Hill Education; 2 edition
Format: Book

DeMYSTiFieD is your solution for tricky subjects like trigonometry If you think a Cartesian coordinate is something from science fiction or a hyperbolic tangent is an extreme exaggeration, you need Trigonometry DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition, to unravel this topic's fundamental concepts...
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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 Organic Chemistry Review: Online Book

Alexander Stone Macnow · Kaplan Publishing
Pages: 309
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 Organic Chemistry Review. This book features thorough subject review, more questions than any competitor, and the highest-yield questions available....
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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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Anatomy 101

Kevin Langford · Adams Media
Pages: 287
Format: Print book

An all-in-one guide to the human body! Anatomy 101 offers an exciting look into the inner workings of the human body. Too often, textbooks turn the fascinating systems, processes, and figures of anatomy into tedious discourse that even Leonardo Da Vinci would reject. This easy-to-read guide...
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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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Moon Observer's Guide

Peter Grego · Firefly Books
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Since publication of the first edition of this book, we have enjoyed more than a decade of new readings and images taken by shuttles, rovers, and the Hubble Telescope. Each time they have passed by, orbited, and landed on the Moon we have accumulated an incredible amount of data about our satellite...
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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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The New Astronomy Guide: Stargazing in the Digital Age

Patrick Moore · Carlton Books
Format: Print book

Bring astronomy down from the mountaintops and into the backyard with this one-stop stargazing manual from Sir Patrick Moore and Pete Lawrence, stars of the BBCs The Sky at Night. These days, affordable telescopes, cameras, and software make it easy for anyone to explore the heavens—and...
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On the Move: A Life

Oliver Sacks · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: "Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far." It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move...
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Eclipse: Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon

FRANK CLOSE · Oxford University Press
Pages: 219
Format: Hardcover

On August 21st, over one hundred million people will gather across the USA to witness the most-watched total solar eclipse in history. Eclipse: Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon, by popular science author Frank Close, describes the spellbinding allure of this beautiful natural phenomenon....
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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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Geek Physics: Surprising Answers to the Planet's Most Interesting Questions

Rhett Allain · Wiley; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Have you ever wondered whether a human could really fly with wings like a bird's? What about how many zombies you could actually drive through? Or whether airplanes could save fuel by using iPads instead of paper safety manuals? How about whether Superman could really punch someone...
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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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Tesla: The Life and Times of an Electric Messiah

Nigel Cawthorne · Chartwell Books
Pages: 192
Format: Bargain - Hardcover

Despite being incredibly popular during his time, Nikola Tesla today remains largely overlooked among lists of the greatest inventors and scientists of the modern era. Thomas Edison gets all the glory for discovering the light bulb, but it was his one-time assistant and lifelong arch nemesis,...
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Cracking the Aging Code: The New Science of Growing Old---And What It Means for Staying Young

Josh Mitteldorf · Flatiron Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A revolutionary examination of why we age, what it means for our health, and how we just might be able to fight it.In Cracking the Aging Code, theoretical biologist Josh Mitteldorf and award-winning writer and ecological philosopher Dorion Sagan reveal that evolution and aging are even...
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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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