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Radioactivity: A History of a Mysterious Science

Marjorie C. Malley · Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

This is the story of a new science. Beginning with an obscure discovery in 1896, radioactivity led researchers on a quest for understanding that ultimately confronted the intersection of knowledge and mystery.Mysterious from the start, radioactivity attracted researchers who struggled...
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The Possibility Principle: How Quantum Physics Can Improve the Way You Think, Live, and Love

Mel Schwartz · Sounds True
Pages: 187
Format: Hardcover

How would you like to experience your life? It's an intriguing question, and yet we've been conditioned to believe our life visions and goals are often unattainable - until now. With The Possibility Principle, psychotherapist Mel Schwartz offers a revolutionary approach to living...
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The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age

EdD. Steiner-Adair Catherine · Harper
Format: Hardcover

Have iPads replaced conversation at the dinner table? What do infants observe when their parents are on their smartphones? Should you be your childs Facebook friend?As the focus of family has turned to the glow of the screen—children constantly texting their friends, parents working online...
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Geometry For Dummies

Mark Ryan · For Dummies
Pages: 408
Format: Print book

Hit the geometry wall? Get up and running with this no-nonsense guide! Does the thought of geometry make you jittery? You're not alone. Fortunately, this down-to-earth guide helps you approach it from a new angle, making it easier than ever to conquer your fears and score your highest...
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Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic

PAUL EHRLICH · Stanford University Press
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

There's a silent epidemic in western civilization, and it is right under our noses. Our jaws are getting smaller and our teeth crooked and crowded, creating not only aesthetic challenges but also difficulties with breathing. Modern orthodontics has persuaded us that braces and oral...
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Einstein's Masterwork: 1915 and the General Theory of Relativity

John Gribbin · Pegasus Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

One of the world's most celebrated science writers reveals the origins of Einstein's General Theory -- and provides a greater understanding of who Einstein was at the time of this pivotal achievement.In 1915, Albert Einstein presented his masterwork to the Prussian Academy of Sciences -- a theory...
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Chandra's Cosmos: Dark Matter, Black Holes, and Other Wonders Revealed by NASA's Premier X-Ray Observatory

Wallace H Tucker · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

On July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the most powerful X-ray telescope ever built, was launched aboard the space shuttle Columbia. Since then, Chandra has given us a view of the universe that is largely hidden from telescopes sensitive only to visible light. In Chandra's...
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Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain

SARAH-JAYNE BLAKEMORE · PublicAffairs
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore explains the developmental journey our brains take during adolescence and how the experience of these years determines the adults we become. Risk taking, intense relationships, going to bed and getting up late--what is going on in teenagers'...
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Genetics 101: From Chromosomes and the Double Helix to Cloning and DNA Tests, Everything You Need to Know about Genes

Beth Skwarecki · Adams Media
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A clear and straightforward explanation of genetics in this new edition of the popular 101 series. Our genetic makeup determines so much about who we are, and what we pass on to our children - from eye color, to height, to health, and even our longevity. Genetics 101 breaks down the science...
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Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe

Ray Jayawardhana · Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the Canadian Science Writers Association 2014 Science in Society Book AwardA Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of the SeasonA Book to Watch Out For, The New Yorker's Page-Turner Blog A Los Angeles Times Gift Guide SelectionOne of the Best Physics Books of 2013, Cocktail...
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Everyday Life of the Etruscans

Ellen MacNamara · Hippocrene Books; New edition edition
Format: Hardcover

With so little of their own literature surviving, it is a difficult task to draw an intimate portrait of this colourful people called the Etruscans. Often, as Dr. Macanamara has done in this book, it is best to turn to the many fine Etruscan works of art and to the archaeological evidence....
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The Fossil Hunter: Dinosaurs, Evolution, and the Woman Whose Discoveries Changed the World

Shelley Emling · Palgrave Macmillan Trade; First Edition edition
Format: Book

Mary Anning was only twelve years old when, in 1811, she discovered the first dinosaur skeleton--of an ichthyosaur--while fossil hunting on the cliffs of Lyme Regis, England. Until Mary's incredible discovery, it was widely believed that animals did not become extinct. The child of a poor...
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If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body

James Hamblin · Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

"If you want to understand the strange workings of the human body, and the future of medicine, you must read this illuminating, engaging book." - Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Gene In 2014, James Hamblin launched a series of videos for The Atlantic called "If Our Bodies...
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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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What's It Like in Space?: Stories from Astronauts Who've Been There

Ariel Waldman · Chronicle Books
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

Everyone wonders what it's really like in space, but very few of us have ever had the chance to experience it firsthand. This captivating illustrated collection brings together stories from dozens of international astronauts - men and women who've actually been there - who have returned...
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