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Calculating the Cosmos: How Mathematics Unveils the Universe

Ian Stewart · Basic Books
Pages: 360
Format: Print book

In Calculating the Cosmos, Ian Stewart presents an exhilarating guide to the cosmos, from the solar system to the Galaxy and the entire universe. He describes the architecture of space and time, dark matter and dark energy, how galaxies form, why stars implode, how everything began, and how it's...
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Planetology: Unlocking the Secrets of the Solar System

Tom Jones · National Geographic
Pages: 217
Format: Print book

In a stunning and completely new view of the solar system, an astronaut and a geologist team up to investigate, through parallel views made possible by cutting-edge space technology, how the earth itself can help science unravel the mysteries of the heavens.Noted planetary geologist Ellen...
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Art & Ecology Now

Andrew Brown · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 255
Format: Print book

The first survey of its kind to explore contemporary art that focuses on ecology From land art and earthworks in the 1960s to conceptual art of the new millennium, ecology-focused art has been a prominent genre in the art world for decades. This book offers a look into the recent explosion...
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The Man Who Built the Sierra Club: A Life of David Brower

Bob Wyss · Columbia University Press
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

David Brower (1912-2000) was a central figure in the modern environmental movement. His leadership, vision, and elegant conception of the wilderness forever changed how we approach nature. In many ways he was a twentieth-century Thoreau. Brower transformed the Sierra Club into a national...
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Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe

Mario Livio · Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Drawing on the lives of five great scientists, this “scholarly, insightful, and beautifully written book” (Martin Rees, author of From Here to Infinity) illuminates the path to scientific discovery.Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle, and Albert...
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Dolphin Diaries: My 25 Years with Spotted Dolphins in the Bahamas

Denise L. Herzing · St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Paperback

Dr. Denise Herzing began her research with a pod of spotted dolphins in the 1980s. Now, almost three decades later, she has forged strong ties with many of these individuals, has witnessed and recorded them feeding, playing, fighting, mating, giving birth and communicating. Dolphin Diaries...
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Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Michael T Osterholm · Little
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

A world-leading epidemiologist shares his stories from the front lines of our war on infectious diseases and explains how to prepare for epidemics that can challenge world order.Every new development--from exploding human and animal populations to trade and travel--intensifies our susceptibility...
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Virtually Human: The Promise and the Peril of Digital Immortality

Martine Rothblatt · St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Virtually Human explores what the not-too-distant future will look like when cyberconsciousness--simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology--becomes part of our daily lives. Meet Bina48, the worlds most sentient robot, commissioned by Martine Rothblatt and created...
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The Next Species: The Future of Evolution in the Aftermath of Man

Michael Tennesen · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

While examining the history of our planet and actively exploring our present environment, science journalist Michael Tennesen describes what life on earth could look like after the next mass extinction.A growing number of scientists agree we are headed toward a mass extinction, perhaps...
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Maps: their untold stories

Rose Mitchell · Adlard Coles Trade
Format: Hardcover

A map is a snapshot of a place, a city, a nation or even the world at a given point in time-fascinating for what they tell us about the way our ancestors saw themselves, their neighbours and their place in the world. This magnificent collection, drawn from seven centuries of maps held in the National...
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Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

Carlo Rovelli · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"The man who makes physics sexy . . . the scientist they're calling the next Stephen Hawking." - The Times MagazineFrom the New York Times-bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe.What are the elementary ingredients...
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Einstein's Lost Key: How We Overlooked the Best Idea of the 20th Century

Alexander Unzicker · s.n.]
Pages: 236
Format: Print book

One hundred years after the completion of the General Theory of Relativity, conferences, meetings, and celebrations are taking place all around the world. Yet a decisive consideration on the subject by Albert Einstein has completely fallen into oblivion. Already in 1911, he held the key to an even...
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The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder

Linda Stratmann · Yale University Press
Pages: 344
Format: Print book

Murder by poison alarmed, enthralled, and in many ways encapsulated the Victorian age. Linda Stratmann's dark and splendid social history reveals the nineteenth century as a gruesome battleground where poisoners went head-to-head with authorities who strove to detect poisons, control...
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