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Venomous Snakes of the World: A Manual for Use by U.S. Amphibious Forces

Department of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery · Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

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Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry

Christie Wilcox · Scientific American/Farrar
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A thrilling tale of encounters with nature's masters of biochemistryIn Venomous, the molecular biologist Christie Wilcox investigates venoms and the animals that use them, revealing how they work, what they do to the human body, and how they can revolutionize biochemistry and medicine today.Wilcox...
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Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters: From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima

James Mahaffey · Pegasus Books
Pages: 442
Format: Hardcover

A gripping narrative of nuclear mishaps and meltdowns around the globe, all of which have proven pivotal to the advancement of nuclear science.From the moment radiation was discovered in the late nineteenth century, nuclear science has had a rich history of innovative scientific exploration...
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Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos

Brian Cox · Da Capo
Pages: 320
Format: Book

In Universal, bestselling physicists Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw (Why Does E=mc2?) take us on an inspirational journey of scientific exploration. They show that, by asking questions about the world around us, anyone can think like a physicist and grasp the breath-taking grandeur of the cosmos.Universal...
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Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars

Scott Kelly · Knopf
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years.The veteran of four space flights and the American...
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Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science

Alice Dreger · Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Book Review "[S]mart, delightful... a splendidly entertaining education in ethics, activism and science."Editors's Choice, New York Times Book ReviewAn impassioned defense of intellectual freedom and a clarion call to intellectual responsibility, Galileo's...
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Cosmic Menagerie: A Visual Journey Through the Universe

Mark A Garlick · Sterling, 2014. ©2013
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

Prepare for a unique, up-close look at our endlessly fascinating universe, led by astrophysicist and popular science author Dr. Mark Garlick. From tiny stellar corpses to red supergiants, he explains, categorizes, and illustrates every major type of star, planet, galaxy, and nebula. But what...
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Cracking the AP Statistics Exam, 2015 Edition

Princeton Review · Princeton Review; 1 Csm edition
Format: Book

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the AP Statistics Exam with The Princeton Reviews comprehensive study guide—including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, and 2 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations....
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The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science

Marcus du Sautoy · Viking
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

"Brilliant and fascinating. No one is better at making the recondite accessible and exciting." - Bill Bryson A captivating journey to the outer reaches of human knowledgeEver since the dawn of civilization we have been driven by a desire to know - to understand the physical world...
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The Seeds of Life: From Aristotle to da Vinci, from Sharks' Teeth to Frogs' Pants, the Long and Strange Quest to Discover Where Babies Come From

Edward Dolnick · Basic Books
Pages: 309
Format: Hardcover

Why cracking the code of human conception took centuries of wild theories, misogynist blunders, and ludicrous mistakes Throughout most of human history, babies were surprises. People knew the basics: men and women had sex, and sometimes babies followed. But beyond that the origins of life...
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The Close Encounters Man: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs

MARK O'CONNELL · Dey Street Books
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

The wildly entertaining and eye-opening biography of J. Allen Hynek, the astronomer who invented the concept of "Close Encounters" with alien life, inspired Steven Spielberg's blockbuster classic science fiction epic film, and made a nation want to believe in UFOs.In June 1947,...
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All Fishermen Are Liars

John Gierach · Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Pages: 224
Format: Book

"I have to go fishing; it's my job." John Gierach can say that and mean it. But fishing is only part of his job. The other part is writing about his fishing adventures. And that's the part we readers get to enjoy. In All Fishermen Are Liars, Gierach travels across North...
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Swearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

EMMA BYRNE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

An irreverent and impeccably researched defense of our dirtiest words.We're often told that swearing is outrageous or even offensive, that it's a sign of a stunted vocabulary or a limited intellect. Dictionaries have traditionally omitted it and parents forbid it. But the latest research...
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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

STEVEN PINKER · Viking
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

The follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking The Better Angels of Our Nature presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.Is...
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Ripples in Spacetime: Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy

Govert Schilling · Belknap Press
Pages: 340
Format: Hardcover

It has already been called the scientific breakthrough of the century: the detection of gravitational waves. Einstein predicted these tiny ripples in the fabric of spacetime nearly a hundred years ago, but they were never perceived directly until now. Decades in the making, this momentous...
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