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On the Move: A Life

Oliver Sacks · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: "Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far." It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move...
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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 Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far: Why Are We Here?

Lawrence M Krauss · Atria Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality - a grand poetic vision of nature - and how we find...
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Dinosaurs: How They Lived and Evolved

Darren Naish · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Dinosaurs are one of the most spectacular groups of animals that have ever existed. Many were fantastic, bizarre creatures that still capture our imagination: the super-predator Tyrannosaurus, the plate-backed Stegosaurus, and the long-necked, long-tailed Diplodocus. Dinosaurs: The Ultimate...
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Mindware : tools for smart thinking

Richard E Nisbett · Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015. Â2015
Format: Print book

A psychology expert offers a tool kit for thinking more clearly and making better decisions, explaining how to reframe problems using simplified concepts from science and statistics, including the law of large numbers, statistical regression, cost-benefit analysis, and causation and correlation.
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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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The Cellulite Myth: It's Not Fat, It's Fascia

ASHLEY BLACK · POST HILL PR
Pages: 200
Format: Print book

The last book you'll ever need about cellulite, and the first book you need to take control and change your health forever! Forget everything you've ever been told about cellulite - it's a myth! Ashley Black, fascia pioneer, and body guru to the stars, unveils never before known secrets...
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501 math word problems

Mark A McKibben; LearningExpress · Learning Express
Pages: 208
Format:  Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

Offers targeted practice on solving word problems. Questions are divided into six chapters to focus on algebra, geometry, fractions, percents, decimals, and miscellaneous math that range from easy to advanced problem solving.
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The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution

Henry Gee · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

The idea of a missing link between humanity and our animal ancestors predates evolution and popular science and actually has religious roots in the deist concept of the Great Chain of Being. Yet, the metaphor has lodged itself in the contemporary imagination, and new fossil discoveries...
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Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World

Rachel Swaby · Broadway Books
Pages: 273
Format: Print book

Fifty-two inspiring and insightful profiles of history's brightest female scientists. In 2013, the New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill. It began: "She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job, and took eight years off from work to raise three...
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What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein's Ideas, and Why They Matter

Jeffrey Bennett · Columbia University Press
Format: Kindle Edition

It is common knowledge that if the Sun suddenly turned into a black hole it would suck Earth and the rest of the planets into oblivion Yet as bestselling author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett points out black holes dont suck With that simple idea in hand Bennett begins an entertaining...
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Animal Stories: Encounters with Alaska's Wildlife

Bill Sherwonit · Alaska Northwest Books; New edition
Format: Print book

These timeless, beautifully written essays share encounters and observations on a variety of Alaskan wildlife and include natural history information. They have a wide reach, in a number of ways. Besides essays about Alaska’s best-known and most charismatic animals—for instance...
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How the Body Knows Its Mind: The Surprising Power of the Physical Environment to Influence How You Think and Feel

Sian Beilock · Atria Books; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning scientist offers a groundbreaking new understanding of the mind-body connection and its profound impact on everything from advertising to romance.The human body is not just a passive device carrying out messages sent by the brain, but rather an integral part of how we think...
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The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe

Thomas Levenson · Random House
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The captivating, all-but-forgotten story of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and the search for a planet that never existed For more than fifty years, the world's top scientists searched for the "missing" planet Vulcan, whose existence was mandated by Isaac Newton's theories...
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The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives

Shankar Vedantam · Spiegel & Grau
Format: Kindle Edition

The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant,...
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