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Your Place in the Universe: Understanding Our Big, Messy Existence

Paul M. Sutter · Prometheus Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An astrophysicist presents an in-depth yet accessible tour of the universe for lay readers, while conveying the excitement of astronomy.How is a galaxy billions of lightyears away connected to us? Is our home nothing more than a tiny speck of blue in an ocean of night? In this exciting...
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Turning Points: How Critical Events Have Driven Human Evolution, Life, and Development

Kostas Kampourakis · Prometheus Books
Pages: 366
Format: Hardcover

An accessible introduction to core concepts in evolution for lay readers, which shows that random events have played a critical role in the development of lifeCritical historical events--or "turning points"--have shaped evolution and continue to have a decisive effect on individual...
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Death Before the Fall: Biblical Literalism and the Problem of Animal Suffering

Ronald E Osborn · IVP Academic, an imprint of InterVarsity Press,
Pages: 195
Format: Paperback

2014 ECPA Top Shelf Book Cover Award Did animals have predatory natures before the fall? Did God punish innocent animals with a curse because of human sin? Is it possible for theistic evolution to be compatible with the Bible, even though animal death before the fall would contradict the teaching...
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Mama's Last Hug: Animal and Human Emotions

Frans de Waal · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

New York Times best-selling author and primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions.Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research. Following up on the best-selling Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, which...
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The Horse Lover: A Cowboy's Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs

H Alan Day · University of Nebraska Press
Pages: 243
Format: Print book

He already owned and managed two ranches and needed a third about as much as he needed a permanent migraine: that's what Alan Day said every time his friend pestered him about an old ranch in South Dakota. But in short order, he proudly owned 35,000 pristine grassy acres. The opportunity...
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Last Chance Mustang: The Story of One Horse, One Horseman, and One Final Shot at Redemption

Mitchell Bornstein · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 300
Format: Print book

Last Chance Mustang is the story of Samson, a formerly free-roaming, still wild-at-heart American mustang that was plucked from his mountainous Nevada home and thrown into the domestic horse world where he was brutalized and victimized. After years of abuse, Samson had evolved into a hateful...
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A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction

Joel Greenberg · Bloomsbury
Pages: 289
Format: Hardcover

In the early nineteenth century 25 to 40 percent of North America's birds were passenger pigeons, traveling in flocks so massive as to block out the sun for hours or even days. The down beats of their wings would chill the air beneath and create a thundering roar that would drown out all other...
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North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota's Superior Coast

Chel Anderson · University of Minnesota Press
Pages: 619
Format: Print book

Propelled by wings, fins, legs, and the wind, life has found a way to Minnesota's North Shore for more than twelve thousand years. Some plants and animals have taken up residence in the region's ancient mountains, others in its lakes and flowing rivers. Together, they weave a living...
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Particle Physics Brick by Brick: Atomic and Subatomic Physics Explained... in LEGO

Ben Still · Firefly Books
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

A simple and entertaining introduction to the building blocks of the universe. In 2014 the Lego® Group sold 62 billion Lego® pieces. That's 102 Lego® bricks for every person in the world. That's nothing however to the estimated seven billion billion billion atoms that make up each...
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We Are Our Brains: A Neurobiography of the Brain, from the Womb to Alzheimer's

D. F. Swaab · Random House Inc
Pages: 417
Format: Hardcover

A vivid account of what makes us human. Based groundbreaking new research, We Are Our Brains is a sweeping biography of the human brain, from infancy to adulthood to old age. Renowned neuroscientist D. F. Swaab takes us on a guided tour of the intricate inner workings that determine our potential,...
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Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever

Maude Barlow · The New Press
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

In her bestselling books Blue Gold and Blue Covenant, world-renowned water activist Maude Barlow exposed the battle for ownership of our dwindling water supply and the emergence of an international, grassroots-led movement to reclaim water as a public good. Since then, the United Nations...
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Goldilocks and the Water Bears: The Search for Life in the Universe

Louisa Preston · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Astrobiology is the study of life in the universe from its origins to its evolution into intelligent sentient beings. All life as we know it is carbon-based, reliant on sources of liquid water and energy for its survival, and as far as we are aware, exists only on Earth. Our planet occupies...
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The Road to Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's "The Foundation of General Relativity" Featuring the Original Manuscript of Einstein's Masterpiece

Hanoch Gutfreund · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

This richly annotated facsimile edition of "The Foundation of General Relativity" introduces a new generation of readers to Albert Einstein's theory of gravitation. Written in 1915, this remarkable document is a watershed in the history of physics and an enduring testament...
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The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science

Marcus du Sautoy · Viking
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

"Brilliant and fascinating. No one is better at making the recondite accessible and exciting." - Bill Bryson A captivating journey to the outer reaches of human knowledgeEver since the dawn of civilization we have been driven by a desire to know - to understand the physical world...
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