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The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution

Daniel Raimi · Columbia University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Over roughly the past decade, oil and gas production in the United States has surged dramatically -- thanks largely to technological advances such as high-volume hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as "fracking." This rapid increase has generated widespread debate, with...
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Hellfire Boys: The Birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the Race for the World's Deadliest Weapons

Theo Emery · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

"A terrifying piece of history that almost no one knows." - Hampton Sides In 1915, when German forces executed the first successful gas attack of World War I, the world watched in horror as the boundaries of warfare were forever changed. Cries of barbarianism rang throughout...
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The Danger Within Us: America's Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man's Battle to Survive It

Jeanne Lenzer · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A shocking expos? of the dangerously under-regulated medical device industry, revealing the corruption, greed, and deceit that has helped make medical interventions a leading cause of death in America. Medical interventions have become the third leading cause of death in America, killing...
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Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food

RACHEL HERZ · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening exploration of the psychology of eating in today's unprecedented North American pantry of abundance, access, and excess.In Why You Eat What You Eat, acclaimed neuroscientist Rachel Herz examines the sensory, psychological, neuroscientific, and physiological factors that...
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The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age

David N Schwartz · Basic Books
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of the brilliant, charismatic, and very human physicist and innovator Enrico FermiIn 1942, a team at the University of Chicago achieved what no one had before: a nuclear chain reaction. At the forefront of this breakthrough stood Enrico Fermi. Straddling the ages...
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Anesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness

KATE COLE-ADAMS · Counterpoint
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

"A work of splendid richness and depth." -- Helen Garner, author of Everywhere I Look Anesthetize: to render insensible First there's the injection, then the countdown -- and next thing you know, you're awake. Anesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness...
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Reading the Rocks: How Victorian Geologists Discovered the Secret of Life

Brenda Maddox · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A rich and exuberant group biography of the early geologists, the people who were first to excavate from the layers of the world its buried history.The birth of geology was fostered initially by gentlemen whose wealth supported their interests, but in the nineteenth century, it was advanced...
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Clockwork Futures: The Science of Steampunk and the Reinvention of the Modern World

Brandy Schillace · Pegasus Books
Pages: 300
Format: Hardcover

Airships and electric submarines, automatons and mesmerists?welcome to the wild world of steampunk. It is all speculative?or is it? Meet the intrepid souls who pushed Victorian technology to its limits and paved the way for our present age.The gear turns, the whistle blows, and the billows...
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Leaving the Wild: The Unnatural History of Dogs, Cats, Cows, and Horses

GAVIN EHRINGER · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A thought-provoking and surprising book that explores the ever-evolving relationship between humans and domesticated animals. The domestication of animals changed the course of human history. But what about the animals who abandoned their wild existence in exchange for our care and protection?...
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Following Fifi: My Adventures Among Wild Chimpanzees: Lessons from our Closest Relatives

John Crocker · Pegasus Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An exhilarating quest into a remote African forest to examine chimpanzees and understand the roots of human behavior.As a young student, John Crocker embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, spending eight months in the Gombe forest working with Jane Goodall. He followed families of wild...
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