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The Cat in the Box: A History of Science in 100 Experiments

Mary Gribbin - Race Point Publishing
Format: Hardcover

This book distills the history of science into 100 epic experiments that have fueled our understanding of Earth and the Universe beyond. Everything in the scientific world view is based on experiment, including observations of phenomena predicted by theories and hypotheses, such as the bending...
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The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington - Harmony
Format: Print book

We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, writes Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post. And this has profound consequences - on our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. What is needed, she boldly asserts,...
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Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Robin Wall Kimmerer - Milkweed Editions
Format: Hardcover

Called the work of "a mesmerizing storyteller with deep compassion and memorable prose" (Publishers Weekly) and the book that, "anyone interested in natural history, botany, protecting nature, or Native American culture will love," by Library Journal, Braiding Sweetgrass...
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Thinking In Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math

Daniel Tammet - Little, Brown and Company; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

The irresistibly engaging book that enlarges ones wonder at Tammets mind and his all-embracing vision of the world as grounded in numbers. --Oliver Sacks, MD THINKING IN NUMBERS is the book that Daniel Tammet, mathematical savant and bestselling author, was born to write. In Tammets world,...
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The Handy Astronomy Answer Book

Charles Liu - Visible Ink Press
Format: Paperback

From planetary movements and the exploration of our solar system to black holes and dark matter, this comprehensive reference simplifies all aspects of astronomy with an approachable question-and-answer format. With chapters broken into various astronomical studies - including the universe,...
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Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century

Chuck Klosterman - Penguin Publishing Group
Format: Print book

New York Times-bestselling author and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman compiles and contextualizes the best of his articles and essays from the past decade.Chuck Klosterman has created an incomparable body of work in books, magazines, newspapers, and on the Web. His writing spans...
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Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids

Daniel Loxton - Columbia University Press
Format: Hardcover

Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are part of our collective experience. Now comes a book from two dedicated investigators that explores and elucidates the fascinating world...
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A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design

Frank Wilczek - Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

Does the universe embody beautiful ideas?Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this "beautiful question." With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present. Wilczek's...
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