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Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled On by Hawking Became Loved

Marcia Bartusiak · Yale University Press
Pages: 237
Format: Print book

For more than half a century, physicists and astronomers engaged in heated dispute over the possibility of black holes in the universe. The weirdly alien notion of a space-time abyss from which nothing escapes - not even light - seemed to confound all logic. This engrossing book tells the story...
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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

Sam Kean · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

The author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon reveals the secret inner workings of the brain through strange but true stories.Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike -- strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrendous accidents -- and see how victims...
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For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time - A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics

Warren Goldstein · Free Press
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

In For the Love of Physics, beloved MIT professor Walter Lewin, whose riveting physics lectures made him a YouTube super-star, takes readers on a remarkably fun, inventive, and often wacky journey that brings the joys of physics to life."For the Love of Physics captures Walter Lewin's...
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The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

Jonathan Eig · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A Chicago Tribune 'Best Books of 2014' A Washington Post '50 Notable Works of Nonfiction & Best Science Books 2014' A Chicago Tribune 'Nonfiction Books to Gift 2014' A Slate 'Best Books 2014: Staff Picks' A Booklist '2014 Editor's Choice'...
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The Book of Universes: Exploring the Limits of the Cosmos

John D. Barrow · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

An unforgettable tour of the strange and wonderful universes that modern physics posits might-just might-be out there. Einstein's theory of general relativity opens the door to other universes, and weird universes at that: universes that allow time travel, universes where you can see the back...
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The Living Cosmos: Our Search for Life in the Universe

Chris Impey · Random House; First Edition edition
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Astrobiology–the study of life in space–is one of today’s fastest growing and most popular fields of science. In this compelling, accessible, and elegantly reasoned new book, award-winning scholar and researcher Chris Impey explores the foundations of this rapidly developing...
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The Humans Who Went Extinct: Why Neanderthals Died Out and We Survived

Nicholas Wade · Oxford University Press
Pages: 278
Format: Hardcover

From the Publisher"Great things can arrive in small packages.
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Here be dragons : science, technology and the future of humanity

Olle Häggström · Oxford University Press
Pages: 278
Format: Print book

There is a widely held conception that progress in science and technology is our salvation, and the more of it, the better. This, however, is an oversimplified and even dangerous attitude. While the future will certainly offer huge changes due to such progress, it is far from certain that...
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Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World

Bill Nye · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 341
Format: Print book

Just as World War II called an earlier generation to greatness, so the climate crisis is calling today's rising youth to action: to create a better future.In UNSTOPPABLE, Bill Nye crystallizes and expands the message for which he is best known and beloved. That message is that with a combination...
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The Infinity Puzzle: Quantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe

Frank Close · Basic Books
Format: Book

Speculation is rife that by 2012 the elusive Higgs boson will be found at the Large Hadron Collider. If found, the Higgs boson would help explain why everything has mass. But theres more at stakewhat were really testing is our capacity to make the universe reasonable. Our best understanding...
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The Meaning of Human Existence

Edward O. Wilson · Liveright; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

National Book Award Finalist. How did humanity originate and why does a species like ours exist on this planet? Do we have a special place, even a destiny in the universe? Where are we going, and perhaps, the most difficult question of all, Why? In The Meaning of Human Existence, his most...
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Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society

Cordelia Fine · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"Goodbye, beliefs in sex differences disguised as evolutionary facts. Welcome the dragon slayer: Cordelia Fine wittily but meticulously lays bare the irrational arguments that we use to justify gender politics." -- Uta Frith, emeritus professor of cognitive development, University...
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Technical Career Survival Handbook: 100 Things You Need To Know

Peter Y Burke · Elsevier
Pages: 267
Format: Print book

Technical Career Survival Handbook: 100 Things You Need To Know provides the information needed to survive a technical career, enabling prospective technical career candidates and those currently in technical careers to explore all technical education possibilities, industries, disciplines,...
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Ordinary Geniuses: Max Delbruck, George Gamow, and the Origins of Genomics and Big Bang Cosmology

Gino Segre · Viking Adult
Format: Hardcover

A biography of two maverick scientists whose intellectual wanderlust kick-started modern genomics and cosmology Max Delbruck and George Gamow the so-called ordinary geniuses of Segres third book were not as famous or as decorated as some of their colleagues in midtwentieth-century physics...
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