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Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains

HELEN THOMSON · Ecco
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning science writer Helen Thomson unlocks the biggest mysteries of the human brain through nine extraordinary casesOur brains are far stranger than we think. We take it for granted that we can remember, feel emotion, navigate, empathize, and understand the world around us, but how would...
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Still Waters: The Secret World of Lakes

Curt Stager · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating exploration of lakes around the world, from Walden Pond to the Dead Sea.More than a century and a half have passed since Walden was first published, and the world is now a very different place. Lakes are changing rapidly, not because we are separate from nature but because...
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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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The Man Who Climbs Trees

James Aldred · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A professional tree climber encounters gorillas, snakes, spiders, and birds of prey, as well as answers and perspective, hundreds of feet up, all over the world Every child knows the allure of climbing trees. But how many of us get to make a living at it, spending days observing nature...
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Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living

KAREN AUVINEN · Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In the bestselling tradition of Cheryl Strayed's Wild and Helen MacDonald's H Is for Hawk, a stunning, inspirational memoir from an award-winning poet who ventures into the wilderness to seek answers to life's big questions and finds her way back after losing everything she thought...
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The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

Daniel Ellsberg · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness exposé of the dangers of America's Top Secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that--chillingly--continues to this day.Here, for the first time, former high level defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg reveals...
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Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America

Craig Childs · Pantheon
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Apocalyptic Planet comes a vivid travelogue through prehistory, tracing the arrival of the First People in North America at least twenty thousand years ago and the artifacts that tell of their lives and fates. This book upends our notions of where these people came...
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Rockhounding Wisconsin: A Guide to the State's Best Sites

Robert D Beard · Falcon Guides
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Explore the mineral-rich region of Wisconsin with veteran rockhound Robert Beard's Rockhounding Wisconsin and unearth the state's best rockhounding sites, ranging from popular and commercial sites to numerous lesser-known areas. Featuring an overview of the state's geologic...
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