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The Germ Files: The Surprising Ways Microbes Can Improve Your Health and Life

Jason Tetro · Doubleday Canada
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

SOME GERMS ARE OUT TO GET US. . . . But we shouldn't let a delinquent, pathogenic minority taint our view of the other 99.9 per cent. The microbes living on and inside us outnumber the cells in our bodies three to one. Many provide services on which our well-being, our moods, our very...
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How the Body Works

Dorling Kindersley Inc. · Dk Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A bold, accessible, illustrated guide that delivers real scientific information on how the body works with a healthy side of fun facts and trivia.If you've ever searched the Internet for information on that odd rash on your arm, advice to help you get the best night's sleep, or tips...
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Wildlife of the World

DK Publishing · DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Wildlife of the World takes you on a journey through some of the most scenic and rich animal habitats - from the Amazon rain forests to the Himalayas, the Sahara to the South Pole - meeting the most important animals in each ecosystem along the way.In Wildlife of the World truly spectacular...
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Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry

Christie Wilcox · Scientific American/Farrar
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A thrilling tale of encounters with nature's masters of biochemistryIn Venomous, the molecular biologist Christie Wilcox investigates venoms and the animals that use them, revealing how they work, what they do to the human body, and how they can revolutionize biochemistry and medicine today.Wilcox...
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Neuroimmunity: A New Science That Will Revolutionize How We Keep Our Brains Healthy and Young

Michal Schwartz · Yale University Press
Pages: 283
Format: Print book

In the past, the brain was considered an autonomous organ, self-contained and completely separate from the body's immune system. But over the past twenty years, neuroimmunologist Michal Schwartz, together with her research team, not only has overturned this misconception but has brought...
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Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life

Richard Louv · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 277
Format: Print book

"From the author of the New York Times bestseller that defined nature-deficit disorder and launched the international children-and-nature movement, Vitamin N (for "nature") is a complete prescription for connecting with the power and joy of the natural world right now,"--Amazon.com.Nature-deficit...
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Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life

Edward O. Wilson · Liveright Publishing Corp, 2016.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Half-Earth proposes an achievable plan to save our imperiled biosphere: devote half the surface of the Earth to nature.In order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet, says Edward O. Wilson in his most...
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Curvology: The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape

David Bainbridge · Overlook Press, 2015.
Pages: 227
Format: Print book

"Anatomy professor David Bainbridge applies the science of evolutionary biology and psychology to look at women's bodies in our ancestral past, our self-image-obsessed present, and our surgically enhanced future,"--Amazon.com.
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Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind

David J. Linden · Viking; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author examines how our sense of touch and emotion are interconnectedJohns Hopkins neuroscientist and bestselling author of The Compass of Pleasure David J. Linden presents an engaging and fascinating examination of how the interface between our sense of touch...
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The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder

Linda Stratmann · Yale University Press
Pages: 344
Format: Print book

Murder by poison alarmed, enthralled, and in many ways encapsulated the Victorian age. Linda Stratmann's dark and splendid social history reveals the nineteenth century as a gruesome battleground where poisoners went head-to-head with authorities who strove to detect poisons, control...
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GED Test Mathematical Reasoning Review

Learning Express. · Learning Express
Pages: 282
Format: Print book

This comprehensive guide offers complete preparation to pass the GED Mathematical Reasoning Test. Inside is an in-depth review of every math concept tested on the exam, along with test-like practice questions and complete answer explanations. Inside, test-takers will find a diagnostic math...
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Lab Girl

Hope Jahren · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she's studied trees, flowers,...
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Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science

Richard Dawkins · Ecco Press
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

In this hugely entertaining sequel to the New York Times bestselling memoir An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins delves deeply into his intellectual life spent kick-starting new conversations about science, culture, and religion and writing yet another of the most audacious and widely...
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The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

David R. Montgomery · WW Norton & Co
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Prepare to set aside what you think you know about yourself and microbes. Good health for people and for plants depends on Earth s smallest creatures. The Hidden Half of Nature tells the story of our tangled relationship with microbes and their potential to revolutionize agriculture and medicine,...
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