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Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America

Craig Childs · Vintage
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

The first people in the New World were few, their encampments fleeting. On a side of the planet no human had ever seen, different groups arrived from different directions, and not all at the same time. The land they reached was fully inhabited by megafauna - mastodons, giant bears, mammoths,...
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Extraordinary Dogs: Stories from Search and Rescue Dogs, Comfort Dogs, and Other Canine Heroes

Liz Stavrinides · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A beautiful photo book showcasing more than 50 heroic dogs "in uniform" and their stories, from photographer Liz Stavrinides and author John Schlimm.

Extraordinary Dogs portrays more than fifty working dogs, along with the police officers, firefighters,...

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Genetics For Dummies

Lisa Spock · For Dummies
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

Your no-nonsense guide to genetics With rapid advances in genomic technologies, genetic testing has become a key part of both clinical practice and research. Scientists are constantly discovering more about how genetics plays a role in health and disease, and healthcare providers are using...
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The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850

Brian Fagan · Basic Books
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

The groundbreaking history of how climate change transformed Europe and the world, from a renowned archaeologist -- updated with a new preface on the latest climate researchThe Little Ice Age tells the fascinating story of the turbulent, unpredictable, and often very cold years of modern...
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Medieval Bodies: Life and Death in the Middle Ages

Jack Hartnell · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

With wit, wisdom, and a sharp scalpel, Jack Hartnell dissects the medieval body and offers a remedy to our preconceptions.

Just like us, medieval men and women worried about growing old, got blisters and indigestion, fell in love, and had children. And yet their lives were full...

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A Pocket History of Human Evolution: How We Became Sapiens

Silvana Condemi · The Experiment
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Why aren't we more like other apes? How did we win the evolutionary race? Find out how "wise" Homo sapiens really are. Prehistory has never been more exciting: New discoveries are overturning long-held theories left and right. Stone tools in Australia date back 65,000 years...
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Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives

Daniel J Levitin · Dutton
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

Author of the iconic bestsellers This Is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind, Daniel Levitin turns his keen insights to what happens in our brains as we age, why we should think about health span, not life span, and, based on a rigorous analysis of neuroscientific evidence,...
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