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Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life

Helen Czerski · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 275
Format: Print book

A physicist explains daily phenomena from the mundane to the magisterial.Take a look up at the stars on a clear night and you get a sense that the universe is vast and untouchable, full of mysteries beyond comprehension. But did you know that the key to unveiling the secrets of the cosmos...
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Happy as a Dane: 10 Secrets of the Happiest People in the World

Malene Rydahl · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

This international bestseller shows why the Danes are happy and how we can be, too.For decades Denmark has ranked at the top of the world's happiness surveys. How is it that these 5.6 million Danes are so content when they live in a country that is dark and cold nine months of the year...
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Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

Carlo Rovelli · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe. What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what exactly is reality? Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life...
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Apollo Pilot: The Memoir of Astronaut Donn Eisele

Donn Eisele · University of Nebraska Press
Pages: 184
Format: Print book

In October 1968 Donn Eisele flew with fellow astronauts Walt Cunningham and Wally Schirra into Earth orbit in Apollo 7. The first manned mission in the Apollo program and the first manned flight after a fire during a launch pad test killed three astronauts in early 1967, Apollo 7 helped...
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Our Bodies, Our Data: How Companies Make Billions Selling Our Medical Records

Adam Tanner · Beacon Press
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

How the hidden trade in our sensitive medical information became a multibillion-dollar business, but has done little to improve our health-care outcomesHidden from consumers, patient medical data has become a multibillion-dollar worldwide trade between our health-care providers, drug companies,...
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Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation

Alan Burdick · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

"Time" is the most commonly used noun in the English language; it's always on our minds and it advances through every living moment. But what is time, exactly? Do children experience it the same way adults do? Why does it seem to slow down when we're bored and speed by as we get older?...
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The Telomere Effect: The New Science of Living Younger

Elizabeth H Blackburn · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 302
Format: Print book

Groundbreaking book by the Nobel Prize Winner who discovered telomeres, telomerase, and their role in the aging process, and the psychologist who researched specific lifestyle habits to protect them and slow down disease and lengthen life. Have you wondered why some 60-year olds look and feel...
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Birds Art Life: A Year of Observation

Kyo Maclear · Scribner Book Company
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

A writer's search for inspiration, beauty, and solace leads her to birds in this intimate and exuberant meditation on creativity and life - a field guide to things small and significant.When it comes to birds, Kyo Maclear isn't seeking the exotic. Rather she discovers joy in the seasonal...
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Is It All in Your Head?: True Stories of Imaginary Illness

Suzanne O'Sullivan · Other Press
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

A neurologist's insightful and compassionate look into the misunderstood world of psychosomatic disorders, told through individual case histories It's happened to all of us: our cheeks flush red when we say the wrong thing, or our hearts skip a beat when a certain someone walks by. But few of us realize...
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Amazing Stories of the Space Age: True Tales of Nazis in Orbit, Soldiers on the Moon, Orphaned Martian Robots, and Other Fascinating Accounts from the Annals of Spaceflight

Rod Pyle · Prometheus
Pages: 325
Format: Print book

Award-winning science writer and documentarian Rod Pyle presents an insider's perspective on the most unusual and bizarre space missions ever devised inside and outside of NASA. The incredible projects described here were not merely flights of fancy dreamed up by space enthusiasts,...
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