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Physics for Rock Stars: Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You

Christine McKinley · Perigee
Pages: 248
Format: Paperback

From the host of the History channel's Brad Meltzer's Decoded: the laws of the universe like you've never experienced them before. This approachable book explains the world of physics with clarity, humor, and a dash of adventure. Physics for Rock Stars is not a weighty treatise...
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We Are All Stardust: Scientists Who Shaped Our World Talk about Their Work, Their Lives, and What They Still Want to Know

Stefan Klein · Experiment LLC, The
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

World-leading natural and social scientists shed light on their discoveries and lives in conversation with an award-winning science writer When acclaimed science writer Stefan Klein asks Nobel Prize- winning chemist Roald Hoffmann what sets scientists apart, Hoffmann says, "First and foremost,...
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Dodging the Toxic Bullet: How to Protect Yourself from Everyday Environmental Health Hazards

David R. Boyd · Greystone Books
Format: Paperback

Dodging the Toxic Bullet presents workable strategies that show how we can live longer, healthier lives by breathing clean air, eating healthy food, drinking safe water, and using non-toxic products. Author David R. Boyd provides accessible background on a range of hazards including mercury...
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Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture

Erez Aiden · Riverhead Hardcover
Format: Hardcover

“One of the most exciting developments from the world of ideas in decades, presented with panache by two frighteningly brilliant, endearingly unpretentious, and endlessly creative young scientists.” – Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature Our society...
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The Cradle of Humanity: How the Changing Landscape of Africa Made Us So Smart

Mark Maslin · Oxford University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

One of the fundamental questions of our existence is why we are so smart. There are lots of drawbacks to having a large brain, including the huge food intake needed to keep the organ running, the frequency with which it goes wrong, and our very high infant and mother mortality rates compared...
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Trigonometry For Dummies

Mary Jane Sterling · For Dummies; 2 edition
Format: Paperback

A plain-English guide to the basics of trig Trigonometry deals with the relationship between the sides and angles of triangles...mostly right triangles. In practical use, trigonometry is a friend to astronomers who use triangulation to measure the distance between stars. Trig also has applications...
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The Mountains of Saint Francis: Discovering the Geologic Events That Shaped Our Earth

Walter Alvarez · W.W. Norton
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The major new work by the best-selling author of T. Rex and the Crater of Doom--a fascinating history. Walter Alvarez and his team made one of the most astonishing scientific discoveries of the twentieth century--that an asteroid smashed into the Earth 65 million years ago, exterminating...
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The Total Skywatcher's Manual: 275+ Skills and Tricks for Exploring Stars, Planets, and Beyond

Linda Shore · Weldon Owen
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

For stargazers, comet-spotters and planet-seekers looking to enhance your deep sky knowledge and observations - this is your quintessential guide. The Total Skywatcher's Manual will help you choose the best telescope, identify constellations and objects in the night sky, search for extraterrestrial...
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A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves

Walter Alvarez · W W Norton
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Famed geologist Walter Alvarez expands our view of human history by revealing the cosmic, geologic, and evolutionary forces that have shaped us. Big History, the field that studies the entire known past of our universe to give context to human existence, has so far been the domain of historians....
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Cells to Civilizations: The Principles of Change That Shape Life

Enrico Coen · Princeton University Press
Format: Kindle Edition

Cells to Civilizations is the first unified account of how life transforms itself--from the production of bacteria to the emergence of complex civilizations. What are the connections between evolving microbes, an egg that develops into an infant, and a child who learns to walk and talk?...
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Death from the Skies!: These Are the Ways the World Will End . . .

Philip C Plait · Viking Penguin
Pages: 326
Format: Print book

A lively astronomy primer that uses cataclysmic scenarios to explain the universe?s most fascinating events.According to astronomer Philip Plait, the universe is an apocalypse waiting to happen But how much do we really need to fear from things like black holes, gamma-ray bursts, and supernovae?...
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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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Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives

Michael Specter · Penguin Press HC, The; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In this provocative and headline-making book, Michael Specter confronts the widespread fear of science and its terrible toll on individuals and the planet. In Denialism, New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter reveals that Americans have come to mistrust institutions and especially the institution...
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari · Harper
Format: Hardcover

100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations...
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Theo Gray's Mad Science: Experiments You Can do At Home - But Probably Shouldn't

Theodore W Gray · Black Dog & Leventhal
Pages: 239
Format: Paperback

Author of the best-selling book The Elements Theodore Gray demonstrates essential scientific principles through thrilling daredevil experiments. "What a magnificent book. It's gorgeous, playful, and draws you in." ?Adam Savage, cohost of Mythbusters "Theodore Gray?has...
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