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Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

· Knopf
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From the world-renowned physicist, cofounder of the World Science Festival, and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe comes this captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose.

Brian Greene takes readers on a breathtaking journey from the big bang...
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The Popular Mechanics Essential Survival Guide: The Only Book You Need in Any Emergency

Popular Mechanics · Hearst
Pages: 224
Format: Flexibound

Popular Mechanics' ultimate survival manual will teach you the essential skills to protect your family, save yourself, and conquer any possible danger.

In an emergency, would you know how to survive - to purify water, jump-start a car, escape a flood or fire, forage for firewood,...
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A Window on Eternity: A Biologist's Walk Through Gorongosa National Park

Edward O Wilson · Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Pages: 149
Format: Hardcover

A Window on Eternity is a stunning book of splendid prose and gorgeous photography about one of the biologically richest places in Africa and perhaps in the world. Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique was nearly destroyed in a brutal civil war, then was reborn and is now evolv-ing back...
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Lab Girl

Hope Jahren · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 290
Format: Print book

A New York Times 2016 Notable Book
National Best Seller
Named one of TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People"
An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016
A Washington Post Best Memoir of 2016
A TIME and Entertainment Weekly Best Book...
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Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet

MICHAEL R BLOOMBERG · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover


From Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope comes a manifesto on how the benefits of taking action on climate change are concrete, immediate, and immense. They explore climate change solutions that will make the world...

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Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

Malcolm Gladwell · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers--and why they often go wrong.
How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville...
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The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life

David Quammen · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Nonpareil science writer David Quammen explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology can change our understanding of evolution and life's history, with powerful implications for human health and even our own human nature.

In the mid-1970s, scientists began using DNA sequences...
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The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

Diane Ackerman · W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

As Diane Ackerman writes in her brilliant new book, The Human Age, "our relationship with nature has changed ... radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable." Ackerman...
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Welcome to the universe : an astrophysical tour

Neil deGrasse Tyson · Princeton University Press
Pages: 470
Format: Print book


Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott...

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The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

Alan Lightman · Pantheon
Format: Hardcover

"Alan Lightman brings a light touch to heavy questions. Here is a book about nesting ospreys, multiple universes, atheism, spiritualism, and the arrow of time. Throughout, Lightman takes us back and forth between ordinary occurrences - old shoes and entropy, sailing far out at sea and the infinite...
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The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

John Vaillant · Knopf; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

It’s December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. As the trackers...
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The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained


Explore the laws and theories of physics in this accessible introduction to the forces that shape our universe, our planet, and our everyday lives. Using a bold, graphics-led approach, The Physics Book sets out more than 80 of the key concepts and discoveries that have defined the subject...
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Fracking: A Reference Handbook

David E. Newton Ph.D. · ABC-CLIO
Pages: 340
Format: Hardcover

The use of fracking is a tremendously important technology for the recovery of oil and gas, but the advantages and costs of fracking remain controversial. This book examines the issues and social, economic, political, and legal aspects of fracking in the United States.* Provides readers...
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Why Science Does Not Disprove God

Amir Aczel · HarperCollins
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The renowned science writer, mathematician, and bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's...
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