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The Outer Limits of Reason: What Science, Mathematics, and Logic Cannot Tell Us

Noson S. Yanofsky · The MIT Press
Format: Hardcover

Many books explain what is known about the universe. This book investigates what cannot be known. Rather than exploring the amazing facts that science, mathematics, and reason have revealed to us, this work studies what science, mathematics,...
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Trees in Paradise: A California History

Jared Farmer · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

From roots to canopy, a lush, verdant history of the making of California. California now has more trees than at any time since the late Pleistocene. This green landscape, however, is not the work of nature. It’s the work of history. In the years after the Gold Rush, American settlers...
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The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics

Leonard Susskind · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2013 A world-class physicist and a citizen scientist combine forces to teach Physics 101the DIY way The Theoretical Minimum is a book for anyone who has ever regretted not taking physics in collegeor who simply wants to know how to think like a physicist....
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Brief Answers to the Big Questions

STEPHEN HAWKING · Bantam
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant and page-turning posthumous work.Why are we here? Will we survive? Will technology save us? How can we thrive?Stephen...
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Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution

MENNO SCHILTHUIZEN · Picador
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen comes a book that will make you see yourself and the world around you in an entirely new way.For a long time, biologists thought evolution was a necessarily slow process, too incremental to be observed in a lifetime. In Darwin Comes to Town,...
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Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution

Jonathan B Losos · Riverhead Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A major new work overturning our assumptions about how evolution works Earth's natural history is full of fascinating instances of convergence: phenomena like eyes and wings and tree-climbing lizards that have evolved independently, multiple times. But evolutionary biologists also point...
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The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food

Dan Barber · Penguin Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Engaging, funny and delicious... I would call this The Omnivores Dilemma 2.0. --Chicago TribuneAt the heart of todays optimistic farm-to-table food culture is a dark secret the local food movement has failed to change how we eat. It has also offered a false promise for the future of food....
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This Idea Is Brilliant: Lost, Overlooked, and Underappreciated Scientific Concepts Everyone Should Know

MR JOHN BROCKMAN · Harper Perennial
Pages: 544
Format: Paperback

The latest volume in the bestselling series from Edge.org - dubbed "the world's smartest website" by The Guardian - brings together 206 of the world's most innovative thinkers to discuss the scientific concepts that everyone should know.As science informs public policy,...
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Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better

Clive Thompson · Penguin Press HC, The
Format: Hardcover

It's undeniable—technology is changing the way we think. But is it for the better? Amid a chorus of doomsayers, Clive Thompson delivers a resounding "yes." The Internet age has produced a radical new style of human intelligence, worthy of both celebration and analysis....
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The Gap: The Science of What Separates Us from Other Animals

Thomas Suddendorf · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

There exists an undeniable chasm between the capacities of humans and those of animals. Our minds have spawned civilizations and technologies that have changed the face of the Earth, whereas even our closest animal relatives sit unobtrusively in their dwindling habitats. Yet despite longstanding...
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Beyond the God Particle

Leon M. Lederman · Prometheus Books
Format: Hardcover

Two leading physicists discuss the importance of the Higgs Boson, the future of particle physics, and the mysteries of the universe yet to be unraveled. On July 4, 2012, the long-sought Higgs Boson--aka the God Particle--was discovered at the worlds largest particle accelerator, the LHC,...
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How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction

Beth Shapiro · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In How to Clone a Mammoth, Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction....
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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

Sam Kean · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

The author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon reveals the secret inner workings of the brain through strange but true stories.Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike -- strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrendous accidents -- and see how victims...
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How Science Works: The Facts Visually Explained

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff · DK
Pages: 255
Format: Hardcover

Explore answers to questions on 70 topics in the areas of matter, physics, energy, chemistry, life science, earth science, technology, and the universe.How Science Works uses clear, easy-to-understand graphics to answer common questions and explain difficult concepts--not only the core...
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