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Atomic Adventures: Secret Islands, Forgotten N-Rays, and Isotopic Murder: A Journey into the Wild World of Nuclear Science

James A Mahaffey · Pegasus Books
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The latest investigation from acclaimed nuclear engineer and author James Mahaffey unearths forgotten nuclear endeavors throughout history that were sometimes hair-brained, often risky, and always fascinating. Whether you are a scientist or a poet, pro-nuclear energy or staunch opponent,...
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Zapped: From Infrared to X-rays, the Curious History of Invisible Light

Bob Berman · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

How much do you know about the radiation all around you?Your electronic devices swarm with it; the sun bathes you in it. It's zooming at you from cell towers, microwave ovens, CT scans, mammogram machines, nuclear power plants, deep space, even the walls of your basement. You cannot see,...
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Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us

SAM KEAN · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating science and history of the air we breatheIt's invisible. It's ever-present. Without it, you would die in minutes. And it has an epic story to tell.In Caesar's Last Breath, New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean takes us on a journey through the periodic table, around...
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Wonderlandscape: Yellowstone National Park and the Evolution of an American Cultural Icon

JOHN CLAYTON · Pegasus Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

An evocative blend of history and nature writing that tells the story of Yellowstone's evolving significance in American culture through the stories of ten iconic figures. Yellowstone is America's premier national park. Today is often a byword for conservation, natural beauty, and a way for everyone...
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White man's game : saving animals, rebuilding Eden, and other myths of conservation in Africa

Stephanie Hanes · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A probing examination of Western conservation efforts in Africa, where our feel-good stories belie a troubling realityThe stunningly beautiful Gorongosa National Park, once the crown jewel of Mozambique, was nearly destroyed by decades of civil war. It looked like a perfect place for Western...
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Mammals of the Great Lakes Region, 3rd Ed.

Allen Kurta · UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN REGIONAL
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

Now in an extensively revised 3rd edition, Mammals of the Great Lakes Region has been an essential reference for countless amateur and professional naturalists since 1957. Easily tucked into a backpack and carried into the field, this heavily illustrated guidebook offers detailed information...
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Vacation Guide to the Solar System: Science for the Savvy Space Traveler!

OLIVIA KOSKI · Penguin Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Packed with real science and fueled by imagination, a beautifully illustrated travel guide to traveling in our solar system Imagine taking a hike along the windswept red plains of Mars to dig for signs of life, or touring one of Jupiter's sixty-four moons where you can photograph its swirling...
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The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens: Everything You Need to Know . . . and Didn't Know You Needed to Know About Backyard and Urban Chickens

Andy Schneider · Quarry Books
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

Are you looking for a great way to reconnect with the earth, the community, and your food sources? Keeping backyard chickens is a fun, simple way to start making this happen, even with limited space in your backyard. Let the Chicken Whisperer (poultry personality Andy Schneider) teach...
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Science in the Soul: Selected Shorter Writings

RICHARD DAWKINS · Random House
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The legendary biologist, provocateur, and bestselling author mounts a timely and passionate defense of science and clear thinking with this career-spanning collection of essays, including twenty pieces published in the United States for the first time. For decades, Richard Dawkins has been...
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Shark Drunk: The Art of Catching a Large Shark from a Tiny Rubber Dinghy in a Big Ocean

Morten Andreas Str√łksnes · Knopf
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the Norwegian Brage Prize 2015Winner of the Norwegian Critics' Prize for Literature 2015Winner of the Norwegian Reine Ord Prize at Lofoten International Literature Festival 2016A salty story of friendship, adventure, and the explosive life that teems beneath the ocean, for readers...
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Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame

Michael Kodas · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant exploration of the rising phenomenon of megafires - forest fires of alarming scale, intensity, and devastation - that captures the danger and heroism of those who fight them In Megafire, a world-renowned journalist and forest fire expert travels to the most dangerous and remote...
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The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions

PETER BRANNEN · Ecco
Pages: 322
Format: Hardcover

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