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Patient H69: The Story of My Second Sight

Vanessa Potter · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

In 2012, Vanessa Potter, a married advertising film producer with two young children, was stricken by Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) , a rare illness that resulted in sudden blindness and paralysis. She was hospitalized for two weeks. Over the next five months at home,...
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This Is the Way the World Ends: How Droughts and Die-offs, Heat Waves and Hurricanes Are Converging on America

JEFF NESBIT · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"With This is the Way the World Ends Jeff Nesbit has delivered an enlightening - and alarming - explanation of climate challenge as it exists today. Climate change is no far-off threat. It's impacting communities all over the world at this very moment, and we ignore the scientific...
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The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

Lindsey Fitzharris · Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, Publishers WeeklyThe gripping story of how Joseph Lister's antiseptic method changed medicine foreverIn The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery and shows how it was transformed by advances...
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The Inheritance: A Family on the Front Lines of the Battle Against Alzheimer's Disease

Niki Kapsambelis · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

An inspiring race against time: The courageous, hopeful story of the one family who may hold the key to finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease.Every sixty-nine seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Of the top ten killers, it is the only disease for which there is no cure...
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The River of Consciousness

Oliver Sacks · Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of Gratitude, On the Move, and Musicophilia, a collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks's passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience. Oliver Sacks,...
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Biology: An Illustrated History of Life Science

Tom Jackson · Shelter Harbor Press
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Here is the essential guide to biology, an authoritative reference book and fold out timeline that examines how we have uncovered the secrets of lifethe most complex process in the Universe.From the workings of molecules to the way entire oceans or continents of lifeforms interact, biology...
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The Practical Astronomer, 2nd Edition: Explore the Wonders of the Night Sky

Anton Vamplew · DK
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

A complete introduction to observing and understanding the night sky, explaining and demystifying stargazing to recognize objects and explain how they move through the sky over the night and the year.Explore the wonders of the night sky in The Practical Astronomer. Informative and easy-to-use...
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Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet We Made

Gaia Vince · Milkweed Editions
Format: Hardcover

We all know our planet is in crisis, and that it is largely our fault. But all too often the full picture of change is obstructed by dense data sets and particular catastrophes. Struggling with this obscurity in her role as an editor at Nature, Gaia Vince decided to travel the world and see for herself...
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Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change

Leonard Mlodinow · Pantheon Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of Subliminal and The Drunkard's Walk, a groundbreaking new look at the neuroscience of change--and how elastic thinking can help us thrive in a world changing faster than ever before. With rapid technological innovation leading the charge, today's world is transforming...
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Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars

Scott Kelly · Knopf
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years.The veteran of four space flights and the American...
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Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Orrin H Pilkey · Columbia University Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

With its 28-foot storm surge and 174 mph winds, 2005's Hurricane Katrina was responsible for nearly 2,000 deaths and more than $100 billion in damage. The event was only a preview of what will soon hit coastal communities as climate change increases the power of storms that can lay waste...
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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Robert Sapolsky · Penguin Press
Pages: 790
Format: Hardcover

"It's no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I've ever read." - David P. Barash, The Wall Street JournalFrom the celebrated neurobiologist and primatologist, a landmark, genre-defining examination of human behavior, both good and bad, and an answer...
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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Carlo Rovelli · Riverhead Books
Pages: 86
Format: Print book

Look out for Carlo Rovelli's next book, Reality Is Not What It Seems.Instant New York Times Bestseller"One of the year's most entrancing books about science." - The Wall Street Journal"Clear, elegant...a whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in physics." - The New York...
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Fastest Things on Wings: Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood

Teresa E Masear · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 306
Format: Print book

A heartwarming account of the trials and triumphs a hummingbird rehabber encounters while caring for her tiny, fragile patients Before he collided with a limousine, Gabriel, an Anna's hummingbird with a head and throat cloaked in iridescent magenta feathers, could spiral 130 feet in the air,...
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Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood

Rose George · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening exploration of blood, the lifegiving substance with the power of taboo, the value of diamonds and the promise of breakthrough scienceBlood carries life, yet the sight of it makes people faint. It is a waste product and a commodity pricier than oil. It can save lives and transmit...
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