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Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity

MICHAEL KINCH · Pegasus Books
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

A smart and compelling examination of the science of immunity, the public policy implications of vaccine denial, and the real-world outcomes of failing to vaccinate. If you have a child in school, you may have heard stories of long-dormant diseases suddenly reappearing -- cases of measles,...
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Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Thor Hanson · Basic Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers, a natural and cultural history of the buzzing wee beasties that make the world go round.Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships...
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How Science Works: The Facts Visually Explained

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff · DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Explore answers to questions on 70 topics in the areas of matter, physics, energy, chemistry, life science, earth science, technology, and the universe. How Science Works uses clear, easy-to-understand graphics to answer common questions and explain difficult concepts--not only the core...
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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World

Stephen Brusatte · William Morrow
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Sapiens, Your Inner Fish, The Sixth Extinction, and I Contain Multitudes, a sweeping narrative scientific history - the only one of its kind - that tells the epic story of the dinosaurs, examining their origins, their habitats, their extinction, and their living legacy, from...
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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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Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

Alan Stern · Picador
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The up close, inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time, New Horizons' mission to Pluto, as shared with David Grinspoon by mission leader Alan Stern and other key players.On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small...
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