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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold.

The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within...

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Trigonometry: A Complete Introduction

HUGH NEILL · Teach Yourself
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Trigonometry: A Complete Introduction is the most comprehensive yet easy-to-use introduction to Trigonometry. Written by a leading expert, this book will help you if you are studying for an important exam or essay, or if you simply want to improve your knowledge.The book covers all areas...
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The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar: Living with a Tawny Owl

Martin Windrow · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

The story of an odd couple-a British military historian and the Tawny Owl with whom he lived for fifteen yearsMartin Windrow was a war historian with little experience with pets when he adopted an owl the size of a corncob. Adorable but with knife-sharp talons, Mumble became Windrow's...
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This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

TED GENOWAYS · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 226
Format: Hardcover

Is there still a place for the farm in today's America?

The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a small ranch, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife's fifth-generation homestead in York...

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How to Raise Kind Kids: And Get Respect, Gratitude, and a Happier Family in the Bargain

Thomas Lickona · Penguin Books
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

Can you teach your child to be kind?

This vital question is taking on a new urgency as our culture grows ever more abrasive and divided.

We all want our kids to be kind. But recognizing that abstractly is not the same as knowing what to do when your son tunes you out or you catch...
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The Inheritor's Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science

Sandra Hempel · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

An infamous murder investigation that changed forever the way poisoners were brought to justice. In the first half of the nineteenth century, an epidemic swept Europe arsenic poisoning. Available at any corner shop for a few pence, arsenic was so frequently used by potential beneficiaries...
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The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos

Leonard Mlodinow · Pantheon
Format: Hardcover

A few million years ago, our ancestors came down from the trees and began to stand upright, freeing our hands to create tools and our minds to grapple with the world around us. Leonard Mlodinow takes us on a passionate and inspiring tour through the exciting history of human progress...
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Schaum's Outline of Intermediate Algebra, Third Edition

Ray Steege · McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?Fortunately, there's Schaum's. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline...
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The Everything Everyday Math Book: From Tipping to Taxes, All the Real-World, Everyday Math Skills You Need

Christopher Monahan · Adams Media

All the math basics youll ever need!Its not too late to learn practical math skills! You may not need to use quadratic equations very often, but math does play a large part in everyday life. On any given day, youll need to know how long a drive will take, what to tip a waiter, how large...
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10% Human: How Your Body's Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness

Alanna Collen · Harper
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

You are just 10% human. For every one of the cells that make up the vessel that you call your body, there are nine impostor cells hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and skin, but also bacteria and fungi. Over your lifetime, you will carry the equivalent...
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Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth

Adam Frank · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Astrophysicist and NPR commentator on what the latest research on the existence and trajectories of alien civilizations may teach us about our own.

Light of the Stars tells the story of humanity's coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their...

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Johnny Cash International: How and Why Fans Love the Man in Black

Michael Hinds · University Of Iowa Press
Pages: 270
Format: Paperback

Across all imaginable borders, Johnny Cash fans show the appeal of a thoroughly American performer who simultaneously inspires people worldwide. A young Norwegian shows off his Johnny Cash tattoo. A Canadian vlogger sings "I Walk the Line" to camel herders in Egypt's White...
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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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Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use to Make Everyday Products

Stephen Leahy · Firefly Books
Format: Hardcover

The average American lifestyle is kept afloat by about 2,000 gallons of H2O a day. The numbers are shocking. Your Water Footprint reveals the true cost of our lifestyle. A water footprint is the amount of fresh water used to produce the goods and services we consume, including growing,...
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