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How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction

Beth Shapiro · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In How to Clone a Mammoth, Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction....
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Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible

Jerry A. Coyne · Viking
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author explains why any attempt to make religion compatible with science is doomed to fail In his provocative new book, evolutionary biologist Jerry A. Coyne lays out in clear, dispassionate detail why the toolkit of science, based on reason and empirical...
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The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters

Robert Muir-Wood · Basic Books
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Year after year, floods wreck people's homes and livelihoods, earthquakes tear communities apart, and tornadoes uproot whole towns. Natural disasters cause destruction and despair. But does it have to be this way?In The Cure for Catastrophe, global risk expert Robert Muir-Wood argues that...
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How the Zebra Got Its Stripes: Darwinian Stories Told Through Evolutionary Biology

Leo Grasset · Pegasus Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

France's brightest young scientist lucidly explains the intricacies of the animal kingdom through the lens of evolutionary biology. Why do giraffes have such long necks? Why are zebras striped? And why does the clitoris of the female hyena exactly resemble and in most respects function...
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Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World

MARYANNE WOLF · Harper
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Proust and the Squid, a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative epistolary book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies.A decade ago, Maryanne...
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The Mercy of the Sky: The Story of a Tornado

Holly Bailey · Viking
Format: Hardcover

"A gripping, heartbreaking and heartwarming account of the monster tornado that ravaged Moore, Oklahoma in 2013." --Daniel James Brown, #1 NY Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat An acclaimed reporter returns to her hometown after the worst twister on record and emerges...
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She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

Carl Zimmer · Dutton
Pages: 672
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that shaped human society--a force set to shape our future even more radically.She Has Her Mother's Laugh...
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The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis

Elizabeth Letts · Ballantine Books
Pages: 369
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II In the chaotic last days of the war, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes...
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The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food

Dan Barber · Penguin Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Engaging, funny and delicious... I would call this The Omnivores Dilemma 2.0. --Chicago TribuneAt the heart of todays optimistic farm-to-table food culture is a dark secret the local food movement has failed to change how we eat. It has also offered a false promise for the future of food....
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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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We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe

Jorge Cham · Riverhead Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Prepare to learn everything we still don't know about our strange, mostly mysterious universe. PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson have teamed up to spelunk through the enormous gaps in our cosmological knowledge, armed with their popular infographics, cartoons,...
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Astronomy Manual: The Practical Guide to the Night Sky

Jane A Green · Haynes Publishing
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

This innovative Haynes Manual presents in-depth information about all the practical aspects of astronomy. Written with style and enthusiasm by a dedicated amateur and extensively illustrated, this book applies the Haynes approach to a popular and inspirational hobby that requires plenty...
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Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization

Andrew Lawler · Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

From ancient empires to modern economics, veteran journalist Andrew Lawler delivers a sweeping history of the animal that has been most crucial to the spread of civilization across the globe—the chicken. Queen Victoria was obsessed with it. Socrates last words were about it. Charles Darwin...
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How to Raise Pigs: Everything You Need to Know

Philip Hasheider · Voyageur Press; Revised, Revised & Updated edition
Format: Paperback

Backed by the National FFA Organization, our acclaimed series of How to Raise guides has helped countless first-time animal owners across the United States confidently care for their new companions. In this freshly updated second edition of How to Raise Pigs, farmer and author Philip Hasheider...
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The Ground Beneath Us: From the Oldest Cities to the Last Wilderness, What Dirt Tells Us About Who We Are

Paul Bogard · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 307
Format: Hardcover

Our most compelling resource just might be the ground beneath our feet. When a teaspoon of soil contains millions of species, and when we pave over the earth on a daily basis, what does that mean for our future? What is the risk to our food supply, the planet's wildlife, the soil on which...
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