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Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions

Richard F Harris · Basic Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning science journalist pulls the alarm on the dysfunction plaguing scientific research--with lethal consequences for us all
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What is Chemistry?

Peter Atkins · Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover

Most people remember chemistry from their schooldays as a subject that was largely incomprehensible For many the topic was seen as being fact-rich but understanding-poor smelly and so far removed from the real world of events and pleasures that there seemed little point except for the most...
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The Instant Physicist: An Illustrated Guide

Richard A. Muller · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

Wine is radioactive? Organic foods have more poison in them than those grown with pesticides? Best-selling author Richard A. Muller enlightens us. Richard A. Muller demonstrated in his recent bestseller, Physics for Future Presidents, that he has a unique talent for delivering the “aha”...
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Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat

Bee Wilson · Basic Books; 1ST edition
Format: Hardcover

Since prehistory, humans have braved sharp knives, fire, and grindstones to transform raw ingredients into something delicious—or at least edible. Tools shape what we eat, but they have also transformed how we consume, and how we think about, our food. Technology in the kitchen does...
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American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World

DAVID BARON · Liveright
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Richly illustrated and meticulously researched, American Eclipse ultimately depicts a young nation that looked to the skies to reveal its towering ambition and expose its latent genius.

On a scorching July afternoon in 1878, at the dawn of the Gilded Age, the moon's shadow descended...

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Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution

Rebecca Stott · Spiegel & Grau; 2nd ptg edition
Format: Hardcover

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK“[An] extraordinarily wide-ranging and engaging book [about] the men who shaped the work of Charles Darwin . . . a book that enriches our understanding of how the struggle to think new thoughts is shared across time and space and people.”—The...
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The Story Within: Personal Essays on Genetics and Identity

Amy Boesky · The Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 280
Format: Paperback

The contributors to The Story Within share powerful experiences of living with genetic disorders. Their stories illustrate the complexities involved in making decisions about genetic diseases: whether to be tested, who to tell, whether to have children, and whether and how to treat children...
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A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design

Frank Wilczek · Penguin Press
Pages: 448
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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