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Secret Language of Animals: A Guide to Remarkable Behavior

Janine M Benyus · Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback

Unlock the secrets behind the behavior of the world's most fascinating creatures? from the Adélie penguin to the plains zebra to the giant panda?in this wonderfully written, beautifully illustrated book.In The Secret Language of Animals, biologist Janine Benyus takes us inside the animal...
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Backyard Wildlife

Todd Telander · Falcon Pr Pub Co
Pages: 195
Format: Book

Falcon Pocket Guide: Backyard Wildlife is a field guide to the most common and sought-after species you can find in your very own backyard. Anatomically correct illustrations and detailed descriptions about each animal's prominent physical attributes and natural habitat make it easy to identify...
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Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life

Edward O. Wilson · Liveright Publishing Corp, 2016.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Half-Earth proposes an achievable plan to save our imperiled biosphere: devote half the surface of the Earth to nature.

In order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet, says Edward O. Wilson...

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Einstein's Masterwork: 1915 and the General Theory of Relativity

John Gribbin · Pegasus Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

One of the world's most celebrated science writers reveals the origins of Einstein's General Theory -- and provides a greater understanding of who Einstein was at the time of this pivotal achievement.

In 1915, Albert Einstein presented his masterwork to the Prussian Academy of Sciences...

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The One-Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get Fit That's Smarter, Faster, Shorter

Christopher Shulgan · Avery Pub Group
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Finally, the solution to the #1 reason we don't exercise: time. Everyone has one minute.

A decade ago, Martin Gibala was a young researcher in the field of exercise physiology - with little time to exercise. That critical point in his career launched a passion for high-intensity...
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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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Penguins: The Ultimate Guide

Julie Cornthwaite · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

Penguins are perhaps the most beloved birds. On land, their behavior appears so humorous and expressive that we can be excused for attributing to them moods and foibles similar to our own. Few realize how complex and mysterious their private lives truly are, as most of their existence takes...
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The Rabbit-Raising Problem Solver: Your Questions Answered about Housing, Feeding, Behavior, Health Care, Breeding, and Kindling

Karen Patry · Storey Publishing, LLC; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

Whether you're raising your rabbits as pets or for meat, you need solid, accurate, easy-to-access information to keep your animals healthy and happy. This Q&A resource from expert Karen Patry has the answers to all your questions about everything from housing and feeding to breeding,...
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Ha!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why

Scott Weems · Basic Books
Pages: 230
Format: Hardcover

Humor, like pornography, is famously difficult to define. We know it when we see it, but is there a way to figure out what we really find funny - and why?In this fascinating investigation into the science of humor and laughter, cognitive neuroscientist Scott Weems uncovers what's happening...
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What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein's Ideas, and Why They Matter

Jeffrey Bennett · Columbia University Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

It is commonly assumed that if the Sun suddenly turned into a black hole, it would suck Earth and the rest of the planets into oblivion. Yet, as prominent author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett points out, black holes don't suck. With that simple idea in mind, Bennett begins an entertaining...
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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

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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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A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse

Theresa Levitt · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

How a scientific outsider came up with a revolutionary theory of light and saved untold numbers of lives Augustin Fresnel x shocked the scientific elite with his unique understanding of the physics of light The lens he invented was a brilliant feat of engineering that made lighthouses blaze...
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The Chicken Keeper's Problem Solver: 100 Common Problems Explored and Explained

Chris Graham · Quarry Books
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

While keeping chickens certainly isn't rocket science, doing it properly does involve decent levels of understanding, commitment, and attention to detail. Getting the basics right is essential, and this demands a solid appreciation of important areas such as housing, feeding, breed...
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Balance: A Dizzying Journey Through the Science of Our Most Delicate Sense

Carol Svec · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Some low-frequency sounds - such as noise from storms or truck engines - can make you feel dizzy and nauseated. An index finger's light touch can stop people from losing balance. You are more prone to trip when you think someone is watching you. A breakthrough in improving balance as we age might...
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The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission

Jim Bell · Dutton
Format: Hardcover

The story of the men and women who drove the Voyager spacecraft mission - told by a scientist who was there from the beginning.The Voyager spacecraft are our farthest-flung emissaries - 11.3 billion miles away from the crew who built and still operate them, decades since their launch.Voyager...
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