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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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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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Astroquizzical: A Curious Journey Through Our Cosmic Family Tree

JILLIAN SCUDDER · Icon Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

How did the Earth get to be the way it is? Just like all of us, it's a product of its ancestors./p In this enthralling cosmic journey through space and time, astrophysicist Jillian Scudder locates our home planet within its own 'family tree'. Our parent the Earth and its sibling...
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4th Rock from the Sun: The Story of Mars

Nicky Jenner · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Mars is ingrained in our culture, from H. G. Wells's 1898 novel The War of the Worlds to Looney Tunes's hapless Marvin the Martian to David Bowie's extraterrestrial spiders. Ancient mythologies defined the planet as a violent harbinger of war, stargazers puzzled over its peculiar motion,...
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She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

Carl Zimmer · Dutton
Pages: 672
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that shaped human society--a force set to shape our future even more radically.She Has Her Mother's Laugh...
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The Order of Time

Carlo Rovelli · Riverhead Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a concise, elegant exploration of time.Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites...
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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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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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The River of Consciousness

Oliver Sacks · Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of Gratitude, On the Move, and Musicophilia, a collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks's passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience. Oliver Sacks,...
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Stephen Hawking: A Life In Science

Michael White · Dutton
Pages: 320
Format: Book

A biography of the world's most brilliant scientist discusses Hawking's childhood, his twenty-five year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease, his celebrity, the breakup of his marriage, and his revolutionary theories on the origin of the universe. 20,000 first printing.
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Immune: How Your Body Defends and Protects You

CATHERINE CARVER · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The human body is like an exceedingly well-fortified castle, defended by billions of soldiers--some live for less than a day, others remember battles for decades, but all are essential in protecting us from disease. This hidden army is our immune system, and without it we could not survive...
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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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Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To

Dean Burnett · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A delightful tour of our mysterious, mischievous gray matter from neuroscientist and massively popular Guardian blogger Dean Burnett.The brain may be the seat of consciousness and the engine of all human experience, but it's also messy, fallible, and disorganized. For example, did you know...
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Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong-and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story

ANGELA SAINI · Beacon Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

What science has gotten so shamefully wrong about women, and the fight, by both female and male scientists, to rewrite what we thought we knewFor hundreds of years it was common sense: women were the inferior sex. Their bodies were weaker, their minds feebler, their role subservient. No less...
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Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong On GMOs

MARK LYNAS · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Mark Lynas was one of the original GM field wreckers. Back in the 1990s--working undercover with his colleagues in the environmental movement--he would descend on trial sites of genetically modified crops at night and hack them to pieces. Two decades later, most people around the world--from...
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