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On Extinction: How We Became Estranged from Nature

Melanie Challenger · Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

Realizing the link between her own estrangement from nature and the cultural shifts that led to a dramatic rise in extinctions, award-winning writer Melanie Challenger travels in search of the stories behind these losses. From an exploration of an abandoned mine in England to an Antarctic...
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On the Move: A Life

Oliver Sacks · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: "Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far." It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move...
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Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

Max Tegmark · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 421
Format: Paperback

Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate...
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Darwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

James T Costa · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

Darwin's Backyard goes beyond the portrait of Charles Darwin as a brilliant thinker to concentrate on him as a nimble experimenter delving into some of evolution's great mysteries.James T. Costa takes readers on a journey from Darwin's childhood through his voyage on the HMS Beagle where...
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Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design

Stephen C. Meyer · HarperOne
Format: Hardcover

When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. During this event, the “Cambrian...
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Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Mary Roach · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 348
Format: Print book

The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside. "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic...
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Chemistry II For Dummies

John T. Moore · For Dummies; 1 edition
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

The tools you need to ace your Chemisty II course College success for virtually all science computing engineering and premedical majors depends in part on passing chemistry The skills learned in chemistry courses are applicable to a number of fields and chemistry courses are essential...
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From Here to Infinity: A Vision for the Future of Science

Martin Rees · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

One of our greatest scientific minds reflect on the role of science in the twenty-first century. Science is often portrayed as an obscure, difficult discipline, governed by elite researchers and inaccessible to the general public. In this riveting, inspiring new book, preeminent astrophysicist...
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Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution

Rebecca Stott · Spiegel & Grau; 2nd ptg edition
Format: Hardcover

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK“[An] extraordinarily wide-ranging and engaging book [about] the men who shaped the work of Charles Darwin . . . a book that enriches our understanding of how the struggle to think new thoughts is shared across time and space and people.”—The...
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The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies---How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths

Michael Shermer · Times Books
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling author Michael Shermer's comprehensive and provocative theory on how beliefs are born, formed, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished. In this work synthesizing thirty years of research, psychologist, historian of science, and the world's best-known skeptic Michael...
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The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards

William J Broad · Simon & Schuster; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A lead science writer for The New York Times—and lifelong yoga practitioner—examines centuries of history and research to scrutinize the claims made about yoga for health, fitness, emotional wellbeing, sex, weight loss, healing, and creativity. He reveals what is real and what...
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Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics

Eugenia Cheng · Basic Books
Pages: 284
Format: Hardcover

The hilarious and charming Eugenia Cheng leads us in search of what's bigger than infinity, and smaller than its opposite
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Here's Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math

Alex Bellos · Free Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Too often math gets a bad rap, characterized as dry and difficult. But, Alex Bellos says, "math can be inspiring and brilliantly creative. Mathematical thought is one of the great achievements of the human race, and arguably the foundation of all human progress. The world of mathematics...
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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

Naomi Klein · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core "free market" ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems.In...
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A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age

Daniel J Levitin · Dutton
Pages: 292
Format: Print book

From The New York Times bestselling author of THE ORGANIZED MIND and THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC, a primer to the critical thinking that is more necessary now than ever. We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process - especially in election season. It's raining...
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