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The Telomere Effect: The New Science of Living Younger
The Telomere Effect: The New Science of Living Younger

Elizabeth H Blackburn · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 302
Format: Print book

Groundbreaking book by the Nobel Prize Winner who discovered telomeres, telomerase, and their role in the aging process, and the psychologist who researched specific lifestyle habits to protect them and slow down disease and lengthen life. Have you wondered why some 60-year olds look and feel...
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Physics I Workbook For Dummies
Physics I Workbook For Dummies

Steven Holzner · For Dummies; 2 edition
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

Unleash your inner Einstein and score higher in physics Do you have a handle on basic physics terms and concepts, but your problem-solving skills could use some static friction? Physics I Workbook For Dummies helps you build upon what you already know to learn how to solve the most common...
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Pyrite: A Natural History of Fool's Gold
Pyrite: A Natural History of Fool's Gold

David Rickard · Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Most people have heard of pyrite, the brassy yellow mineral sometimes known as fool's gold. Pyrite behaves like stone and shines like metal, and its dual nature makes it a source of both metals and sulfur. Despite being the most common sulfide mineral on the earth's surface, pyrite's...
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The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World
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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How to Read the Solar System: A Guide to the Stars and Planets
How to Read the Solar System: A Guide to the Stars and Planets

Paul Abel · Pegasus Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A fresh and essential guide to understanding and interpreting the wonders of our solar system, from two intrepid young astronomers who are the hosts of the popular BBC television series, "The Sky at Night."What exactly is the solar system? We've all learned the basics at school...
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Is That a Fact?: Frauds, Quacks, and the Real Science of Everyday Life
Is That a Fact?: Frauds, Quacks, and the Real Science of Everyday Life

Joe Schwarcz · ECW Press
Format: Paperback

Eat this and live to 100. Dont, and die. Today, hyperboles dominate the media, which makes parsing science from fiction an arduous task when deciding what to eat, what chemicals to avoid, and whats best for the environment. In Is That a Fact?, bestselling author Dr. Joe Schwarcz carefully...
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Cracking the AP Statistics Exam, 2017 Edition
Cracking the AP Statistics Exam, 2017 Edition

Princeton Review. · Princeton Review
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the AP Statistics Exam with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide - including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, access to our AP Connect portal online, and 2 full-length...
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Count Like an Egyptian: A Hands-on Introduction to Ancient Mathematics
Count Like an Egyptian: A Hands-on Introduction to Ancient Mathematics

David Reimer · Princeton University Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The mathematics of ancient Egypt was fundamentally different from our math today. Contrary to what people might think, it wasnt a primitive forerunner of modern mathematics. In fact, it cant be understood using our current computational methods. Count Like an Egyptian provides a fun, hands-on...
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The Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells
The Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells

Helen Scales · Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Seashells are the sculpted homes of a remarkable group of animals: the molluscs. These are some of the most ancient and successful animals on the planet. But watch out. Some molluscs can kill you if you eat them. Some will kill you if you stand too close. That hasn't stopped people...
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Time Travel
Time Travel

James Gleick · Pantheon Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, here is a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself. The story begins at the turn of the previous century, with the young...
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Tracks and shadows : field biology as art
Tracks and shadows : field biology as art

Harry W Greene · University of California Press
Pages: 296
Format:  Book : Biography : State or province government publication : English

Intellectually rich, intensely personal, and beautifully written, Tracks and Shadows is both an absorbing autobiography of a celebrated field biologist and a celebration of beauty in nature. Harry W. Greene, award-winning author of Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature, delves into...
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The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World
The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World

Trevor Cox · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Print book

“A lucid and passionate case for a more mindful way of listening. . . . Anyone who has ever clapped, hollered or yodeled at an echo will delight in [Cox’s] zestful curiosity.”—New York Times Trevor Cox is on a hunt for the sonic wonders of the world. A renowned...
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Cracking the AP Calculus BC Exam, 2017 Edition
Cracking the AP Calculus BC Exam, 2017 Edition

Princeton Review. · Princeton Review
Pages: 816
Format: Print book

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCORE A PERFECT 5 ON THE NEW 2017 EXAM!Equip yourself to ace the NEW AP Calculus BC Exam with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide - including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, access to our AP Connect portal online,...
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