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StarTalk: Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond

Neil Degrasse Tyson · National Geographic
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

This beautifully illustrated companion to celebrated scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson's popular podcast and National Geographic Channel TV show is an eye-opening journey for anyone curious about the complexities of our universe. For decades, beloved astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has interpreted...
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Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island

Will Harlan · Grove Press
Pages: 307
Format: Print book

Carol Ruckdeschel is the wildest woman in America. She wrestles alligators, eats roadkill, rides horses bareback, and lives in a ramshackle cabin that she built by hand in an island wilderness. A combination of Henry David Thoreau and Jane Goodall, Carol is a self-taught scientist who has become...
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Fishes: A Guide to Their Diversity

Philip A. Hastings · University of California Press
Format: Hardcover

There are more than 33,000 species of living fishes, accounting for more than half of the extant vertebrate diversity on Earth. This unique and comprehensive reference showcases the basic anatomy and diversity of all 82 orders of fishes and more than 150 of the most commonly encountered...
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Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets

Tyler E Nordgren · Basic Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

On August 21, 2017, more than ten million Americans will experience an awe-inspiring phenomenon: the first total eclipse of the sun in America in almost forty years. In Sun Moon Earth, astronomer Tyler Nordgren illustrates how this most seemingly unnatural of natural phenomena was transformed...
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Beyond Biocentrism: Rethinking Time, Space, Consciousness, and the Illusion of Death

R P Lanza · BenBella Books
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Biocentrism shocked the world with a radical rethinking of the nature of reality.But that was just the beginning. In Beyond Biocentrism, acclaimed biologist Robert Lanza, one of TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in 2014," and leading astronomer Bob Berman, take...
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The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World

Russell Gold · Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

"Fracking has vociferous critics and fervent defenders, but the debate between these camps has obscured the actual story: Fracking has become a fixture of the American landscape and the global economy. It has upended the business models of energy companies around the globe, and it has started...
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The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis

Elizabeth Letts · Ballantine Books
Pages: 369
Format: Print book

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II In the chaotic last days of the war a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes...
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5 Steps to a 5 AP Statistics 2017

Duane C Hinders · McGraw-Hill Education ;
Pages: 361
Format: Print book

Get ready for your AP Statistics exam with this straightforward, easy-to-follow study guideThe wildly popular test prep guide -- updated and enhanced for smartphone users -- 5 Steps to a 5: AP Statistics 2017 provides a proven strategy to achieving high scores on this demanding Advanced...
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The Telomere Effect: The New Science of Living Younger

Elizabeth H Blackburn · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 302
Format: Print book

Groundbreaking book by the Nobel Prize Winner who discovered telomeres, telomerase, and their role in the aging process, and the psychologist who researched specific lifestyle habits to protect them and slow down disease and lengthen life. Have you wondered why some 60-year olds look and feel...
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Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public

Steven Druker · Clear River Press; 1 edition
Format: Book

This book uncovers the biggest scientific fraud of our age. It tells the fascinating and frequently astounding story of how the massive enterprise to restructure the genetic core of the world's food supply came into being, how it advanced by consistently violating the protocols of science,...
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Fastest Things on Wings: Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood

· Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 306
Format: Print book

A heartwarming account of the trials and triumphs a hummingbird rehabber encounters while caring for her tiny, fragile patients Before he collided with a limousine, Gabriel, an Anna's hummingbird with a head and throat cloaked in iridescent magenta feathers, could spiral 130 feet in the air,...
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Time Travel

James Gleick · Pantheon Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, here is a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself. The story begins at the turn of the previous century, with the young...
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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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Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology

Frederick Rowe Davis · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

Rachel Carson’s eloquent book Silent Spring stands as one of the most important books of the twentieth century and inspired important and long-lasting changes in environmental science and government policy. Frederick Rowe Davis thoughtfully sets Carson’s study in the context...
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