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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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Welcome to the universe : an astrophysical tour

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

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWelcome 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 taught together at Princeton,...
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The River of Consciousness

Oliver Sacks · Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of Gratitude, On the Move, and Musicophilia, a collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks's passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience. Oliver Sacks,...
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Falcon Pocket Guide: Reptiles & Amphibians

Todd Telander · FalconGuides; First edition
Format: Print book

Falcon Pocket Guides are full-color, visually appealing, on-the-go guides for identifying plants and animals and learning about nature.
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Lab Girl

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

A New York Times 2016 Notable BookNational Best SellerNamed one of TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People"An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016A Washington Post Best Memoir of 2016A TIME and Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016 So Far An illuminating debut memoir of a woman...
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StarTalk: Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond

Neil Degrasse Tyson · National Geographic
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

This beautifully illustrated companion to celebrated scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson's popular podcast and National Geographic Channel TV show is an eye-opening journey for anyone curious about the complexities of our universe. For decades, beloved astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has interpreted...
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Time Travel

James Gleick · Pantheon Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, here is a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself. The story begins at the turn of the previous century, with the young...
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Trigonometry For Dummies

Mary Jane Sterling · For Dummies; 2 edition
Format: Paperback

A plain-English guide to the basics of trig Trigonometry deals with the relationship between the sides and angles of triangles...mostly right triangles. In practical use, trigonometry is a friend to astronomers who use triangulation to measure the distance between stars. Trig also has applications...
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Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy

Kathryn Miles · Dutton
Format: Hardcover

The first complete moment-by-moment account of the largest Atlantic storm system ever recorded—a hurricane like no otherThe sky was lit by a full moon on October 29, 2012, but nobody on the eastern seaboard of the United States could see it. Everything had been consumed by cloud. The storms...
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Profiles of Ohio 2018

David Garoogian · Grey House Pub
Pages: 800
Format: Paperback

Each state-by-state volume in this series provides at-a-glance detailed demographic and statistical data on every populated place in the state, along with easy-to-use comparative rankings. Each Demographic Profile gives the user an easy-to-read snapshot o
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Constellations: A Field Guide To The Night Sky

Giles Sparrow · Quercus
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Constellations is a guide to the night sky that focuses on these 88 distinctive patterns, revealing their often intriguing stories??their origins, mythology, present-day significance, and the multitude of wondrous objects they contain. Complete with over 300 of the best astronomical images...
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change

Marc Morano · Regnery Publishing
Pages: 200
Format: Paperback

Less freedom. More regulation. Higher costs. Make no mistake: those are the surefire consequences of the modern global warming campaign waged by political and cultural elites, who have long ago abandoned fact-based science for dramatic fearmongering in order to push increased central planning....
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The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World - and Us

RICHARD O PRUM · Doubleday
Pages: 428
Format: Hardcover

A major reimagining of how evolutionary forces work, revealing how mating preferences - what Darwin termed "the taste for the beautiful" - create the extraordinary range of ornament in the animal world. In the great halls of science, dogma holds that Darwin's theory of natural...
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AsapSCIENCE: Answers to the World's Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors, and Unexplained Phenomena

Mitchell Moffit · Scribner
Format: Paperback

"In their first-ever book, Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown, the [guys] behind the wildly popular YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE, answer your burning questions, explaining the true science of how things work."--Page 4 of cover.
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Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel

Jason Padgett · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"No one sees the world as Jason Padgett does. Water pours from the faucet in crystalline patterns, numbers call to mind distinct geometric shapes, and intricate fractal patterns emerge from the movement of tree branches, revealing the intrinsic mathematical designs hidden in the objects...
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