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Frequently Asked Questions about the Universe

Jorge Cham - ?Riverhead Books
Format: Hardcover

As a species, we may not agree on much, but one thing brings us all together: a need to know. We all wonder, and deep down we all have the same big questions. Why can't I travel back in time? Where did the universe come from? What's inside a black hole? Can I rearrange the particles...
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Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive

Philipp Dettmer - Random House
Format: Hardcover

You wake up and feel a tickle in your throat. Your head hurts. You're mildly annoyed as you get the kids ready for school and dress for work yourself. Meanwhile, an epic war is being fought, just below your skin. Millions are fighting and dying for you to be able to complain as you head...
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Henry Gee - ?St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

In the beginning, Earth was an inhospitably alien place -- in constant chemical flux, covered with churning seas, crafting its landscape through incessant volcanic eruptions. Amid all this tumult and disaster, life began. The earliest living things were no more than membranes stretched...
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How God Works: The Science Behind the Benefits of Religion

David DeSteno - ?Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Scientists are beginning to discover what believers have known for a long time: the rewards that a religious life can provide. For millennia, people have turned to priests and rabbis, imams, and shamans to help them deal with issues of grief and loss, birth and death, morality and meaning....
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Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World

Katharine Hayhoe - Atria/One Signal Publishers
Format: Hardcover

Called "one of the nation's most effective communicators on climate change" by The New York Times, Katharine Hayhoe knows how to navigate all sides of the conversation on our changing planet. A Canadian climate scientist living in Texas, she negotiates distrust of data, indifference...
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Our Class: Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison

Chris Hedges - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges has taught courses in drama, literature, philosophy, and history since 2013 in the college degree program offered by Rutgers University at East Jersey State Prison and other New Jersey prisons. In his first class at East Jersey State Prison,...
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On Animals

Susan Orlean

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