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Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe

Roger Penrose · Bodley Head; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

One of our most distinguished scientists offers a radical new theory of the origin, and ultimate end, of the Universe.Professor Sir Roger Penrose's groundbreaking and bestselling The Road to Reality provided a complete guide to the laws that govern our universe. In Cycles of Time, Penrose...
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The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why

Arthur Benjamin · Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group
Pages: 321
Format: Print book

The Magic of Math is the math book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples - from ice cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squares - this book empowers you to see the beauty, simplicity, and truly magical properties behind those...
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The Well-Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself

Hannah Holmes · Random House
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The well-dressed ape, aka Homo sapiens, is a strange mammal. It mates remarkably often, and with unprecedented affection. With similar enthusiasm, it will eat to the point of undermining its own health–behavior unthinkable in wild animals. The human marks its territory with doors,...
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Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies and Companies

GEOFFREY WEST · PENGUIN BOOKS
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

The former head of the Sante Fe Institute, visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term "complexity" can be misleading, however, because what makes West's discoveries so beautiful is that...
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CliffsNotes Algebra I Quick Review, 2nd Edition (Cliffs Quick Review)

Jerry Bobrow · Cliffs Notes; 2 edition
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

Inside the Book: Preliminaries and Basic Operations Signed Numbers, Frac-tions, and Percents Terminology, Sets, and Expressions Equations, Ratios, and Proportions Equations with Two Vari-ables Monomials, Polynomials, and Factoring Algebraic Fractions Inequalities, Graphing,...
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Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

David Quammen · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A Booklist Top 10 Science Book of 2012, a 2012 New York Times Book Review Notable Book, and a Daily Beast "Top 11 Book of 2012" A masterpiece of science reporting that tracks the animal origins of emerging human diseases. The emergence of strange new diseases is a frightening...
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The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society

F B M de Waal · Harmony Books
Pages: 291
Format: Print book

"An important and timely message about the biological roots of human kindness." - Desmond Morris, author of The Naked ApeAre we our brothers' keepers? Do we have an instinct for compassion? Or are we, as is often assumed, only on earth to serve our own survival and interests?...
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The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains

ROBERT H LUSTIG · Avery
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

"Explores how industry has manipulated our most deep-seated survival instincts." - David Perlmutter, MD, Author, #1 New York Times bestseller, Grain Brain and Brain MakerThe New York Times-bestselling author of Fat Chance reveals the corporate scheme to sell pleasure, driving...
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Gravity's Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos

Caleb Scharf · Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1ST edition
Format: Hardcover

One of The Barnes and Noble Review Editors' Picks: Best Nonfiction of 2012Selected by The Christian Science Monitor as one of "21 smart nonfiction titles we think you'll enjoy this summer"Selected by The New Scientist as one of 10 books to look out for in 2012We've...
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Seven Flowers: And How They Shaped Our World

Jennifer Potter · Overlook Books
Format: Hardcover

The lotus. The lily. The sunflower. The opium poppy. The rose. The tulip. The orchid. Seven flowers, each with its own story full of surprises and secrets, each affecting the world around us in subtle but powerful ways. But what is the nature of their power and how did it develop? Why have...
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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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Einstein's Greatest Mistake: A Biography

David Bodanis · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From the best-selling author of E=mc2, a brisk, accessible biography of Albert Einstein that reveals the genius and hubris of the titan of modern physics Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory...
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