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Lab Girl

Hope Jahren · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 290
Format: Print book

A New York Times 2016 Notable Book
National Best Seller
Named one of TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People"
An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016
A Washington Post Best Memoir of 2016
A TIME and Entertainment Weekly Best Book...
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I, Mammal: The Story of What Makes Us Mammals

Liam Drew · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

Humans are mammals. Most of us appreciate that at some level. But what does it mean for us to have more in common with a horse and an elephant than we do with a parrot, snake or frog? After a misdirected football left new father Liam Drew clutching a uniquely mammalian part of his anatomy,...
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Catching Stardust: Comets, Asteroids and the Birth of the Solar System

Natalie Starkey · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Icy, rocky, sometimes dusty, always mysterious - comets and asteroids are among the Solar System's very oldest inhabitants, formed within a swirling cloud of gas and dust in the area of space that eventually hosted the Sun and its planets. Locked within each of these extra-terrestrial...
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Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are

Bill Sullivan · National Geographic
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Why are you attracted to a certain "type?" Why are you a morning person? Why do you vote the way you do? From a witty new voice in popular science comes a clever, life-changing look at what makes you you.

"I can't believe I just said that." "What possessed...
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Miracle Cure: The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine

William Rosen · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The epic history of how antibiotics were born, saving millions of lives and creating a vast new industry known as Big Pharma.

As late as the 1930s, virtually no drug intended for sickness did any good; doctors could set bones, deliver babies, and offer palliative care. That all changed...
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Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us

SAM KEAN · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating science and history of the air we breathe

It's invisible. It's ever-present. Without it, you would die in minutes. And it has an epic story to tell.

In Caesar's Last Breath, New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean takes us on a journey through...
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The Science of Breaking Bad

Dave Trumbore · The MIT Press
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

All the science in Breaking Bad -- from explosive experiments to acid-based evidence destruction -- explained and analyzed for authenticity.Breaking Bad's (anti) hero Walter White (played by Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston) is a scientist, a high school chemistry teacher who displays...
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The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire

Kyle Harper · Princeton University Press
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping new history of how climate change and disease helped bring down the Roman Empire

Here is the monumental retelling of one of the most consequential chapters of human history: the fall of the Roman Empire. The Fate of Rome is the first book to examine the catastrophic...

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Weirder Maths: At the Edge of the Possible

David Darling · Oneworld Publications
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Since there is something rather than nothing, could nothing exist? Can you make the perfect labyrinth? Does a quantum event have to be observed before it's "real"? Just when you thought things couldn't get any stranger, David Darling and Agnijo Banerjee's reveal "bubble...
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Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation

Alan Burdick · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

"Time" is the most commonly used noun in the English language; it's always on our minds and it advances through every living moment. But what is time, exactly? Do children experience it the same way adults do? Why does it seem to slow down when we're bored and speed by as we get older?...
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World Government

Peter J Taylor · Oxford University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

There are in the world today nearly 170 countries that are recognized as independent, each possessing sovereignty, a defined territory, a people, and a government that is responsible for making and implementing laws within the territory. A comprehensive survey of the field of political...
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Earth-Shattering: Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, Biological Mayhem, Nuclear Meltdowns, and Other Hazards to Life in Our Universe

Bob Berman · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A heart-pumping exploration of the biggest explosions in history, from the Big Bang to mysterious activity on Earth and everything in between

The overwhelming majority of celestial space is inactive and will remain forever unruffled. Similarly, more than 90 percent of the universe's...
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The Cosmic Mystery Tour: A High-Speed Journey Through Space & Time

Nicholas Mee · Oxford University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The Cosmic Mystery Tour takes us on a lightning tour of the mysteries of the universe enlivened by brief stories of the colourful characters who created modern science. It explores hot topics in physics and astronomy, including the recent discovery of gravitational waves; the quest for the origin...
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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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At Least Know This: Essential Science to Enhance Your Life

Guy P Harrison · Prometheus Books
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

This primer on essential scientific literacy gives readers the basics to understand themselves and the world around them, plus a glimpse of how much more science has to offer.Science tells us a good deal about who we are, where we come from, the nature of the universe, how our brains work,...
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