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Waves Passing in the Night: Walter Murch in the Land of the Astrophysicists

Lawrence Weschler · Bloomsbury
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

From Pulitzer Prize nominee Lawrence Weschler, a fascinating profile of Walter Murch, a film legend and amateur astrophysicist whose investigations could reshape our understanding of the universe.For film aficionados, Walter Murch is legendary--a three-time Academy Award winner, arguably...
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Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age

Thomas Leitch · Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Hardcover

Since its launch in 2001, Wikipedia has been a lightning rod for debates about knowledge and traditional authority. It has come under particular scrutiny from publishers of print encyclopedias and college professors, who are skeptical about whether a crowd-sourced encyclopedia -- in which...
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Animal Life: Secrets of the Animal World Revealed

Charlotte Uhlenbroek · DK
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

If you think that watching all the nature programs on television qualifies you as an expert on the subject, think again! Do you really know what makes animals tick? Here are the answers, portrayed in stunning, awe-inspiring action sequences and explained in fascinating, in-depth prose....
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Beyond Geometry: A New Mathematics of Space and Form (The History of Mathematics)

John Ph.D. Tabak · Facts on File; 1 edition
Pages: 217
Format: Hardcover

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How Science Works

JUDITH HANN · Reader's Digest; 8th edition
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

How Science Works
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Quantifying Matter (States of Matter)

Joseph A. Jr. Angelo · Facts on File; 1 edition
Pages: 230
Format: Hardcover

'Quantifying Matter' explains how scientists learned to measure matter and quantify some of its most fascinating and useful properties.
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The Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells

Helen Scales · Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Seashells are the sculpted homes of a remarkable group of animals: the molluscs. These are some of the most ancient and successful animals on the planet. But watch out. Some molluscs can kill you if you eat them. Some will kill you if you stand too close. That hasn't stopped people...
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What the Dog Knows: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World

Cat Warren · Touchstone; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

A firsthand exploration of the extraordinary abilities and surprising, sometimes life-saving talents of "working dogs" - pups who can sniff out drugs, find explosives, even locate the dead - as told through the experiences of a journalist and her intrepid canine companion, which...
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The Invisible Kingdom: From the Tips of Our Fingers to the Tops of Our Trash, Inside the Curious World of Microbes

Idan Ben-Barak · Basic Books
Pages: 204
Format: Print book

With the wit of Bill Bryson and the spirit of Natalie Angier, Idan Ben- Barak takes us on a fantastic voyage into the infinitesimal world of microbiology. In The Invisible Kingdom, he introduces us to the amazing lives and workings of genes, proteins, bacteria, and viruses, and the ways...
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The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death

Jill Lepore · Knopf; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has composed a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave. How does life begin? What does it mean? What happens...
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Einstein's Telescope: The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe

Evalyn Gates · W.W. Norton & Co.
Pages: 305
Format: Hardcover

Cutting-edge astrophysics that builds on Einstein's theories to find the unseen matter that fills the Universe. Dark energy. Dark matter. These strange and invisible substances don't just sound mysterious: their unexpected appearance in the cosmic census is upending long-held notions...
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This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society

Kathleen Mcauliffe · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 268
Format: Print book

A riveting investigation of the myriad ways that parasites control how other creatures including humans think, feel, and act. These tiny organisms can only live inside another animal, and as McAuliffe reveals, they have many evolutionary motives for manipulating their host s behavior. Far more...
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The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology Is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance

Nessa Carey · Columbia University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Epigenetics can potentially revolutionize our understanding of the structure and behavior of biological life on Earth It explains why mapping an organisms genetic code is not enough to determine how it develops or acts and shows how nurture combines with nature to engineer biological diversity...
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