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Cosmos: The Infographic Book of Space

Stuart Lowe · Aurum Press Ltd
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

In this truly mind-blowing book, we use cutting edge infographics to illuminate - in a new and unique way - the most amazing places and objects that modern science has laid bare.
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Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet

John Bradshaw · Basic Books
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

Dogs have been mankind's faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is, dogs are neither--and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis. What dogs really need is a spokesperson,...
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The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World

Joel K. Bourne Jr · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning environmental journalist introduces a new generation of farmers and scientists on the frontlines of the next green revolution.When the demographer Robert Malthus (1766-1834) famously outlined the brutal relationship between food and population, he never imagined the success...
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Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet

John Bradshaw · Basic Books
Format: Print book

Cats have been popular household pets for thousands of years, and their numbers only continue to rise. Today there are three cats for every dog on the planet, and yet cats remain more mysterious, even to their most adoring owners. Unlike dogs, cats evolved as solitary hunters, and, while...
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The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease

Meredith Wadman · Viking
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

The epic and controversial story of the development of the first widely used normal human cell-line and, through it, some of the world s most important vaccines In June 1962, a young biologist at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, Leonard Hayflick, using tissue extracted from an aborted...
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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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Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle

Andreas Wagner · Current
Format: Hardcover

"Natural selection can preserve innovations, but it cannot create them. Nature's many innovations - some uncannily perfect - call for natural principles that accelerate life's ability to innovate."Darwin's theory of natural selection explains how useful adaptations...
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Kaplan AP Calculus AB & BC 2015: Book Online DVD

Tamara Lefcourt Ruby · Kaplan Test Prep
Pages: 876
Format: Book

The only Advanced Placement test preparation guide that delivers 75 years of proven Kaplan experience and features exclusive strategies, practice, and review to help students ace the AP Calculus exam! Students spend the school year preparing for the AP Calculus AB & BC test. Now it's...
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Berlin Now: The City After the Wall

Peter Schneider · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A smartly guided romp, entertaining and enlightening, through Europe's most charismatic and enigmatic cityIt isn't Europe's most beautiful city, or its oldest. Its architecture is not more impressive than that of Rome or Paris; its museums do not hold more treasures than those...
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The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

Lindsey Fitzharris · Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, Publishers WeeklyThe gripping story of how Joseph Lister's antiseptic method changed medicine foreverIn The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery and shows how it was transformed...
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Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body

DANIEL GOLEMAN · Avery
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Two New York Times-bestselling authors unveil new research showing what meditation can really do for the brain. In the last twenty years, meditation and mindfulness have gone from being kind of cool to becoming an omnipresent Band-Aid for fixing everything from your weight to your relationship...
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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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Fly Tying with Common Household Materials

Jay Fullum · Lyons Press
Pages: 162
Format: Print book

Novice fly fisherman start fly tying with a predictable set of materials. Their benches are neatly arranged with small bags of elk hair, pheasant feathers, stray pieces of chenille and yarn. But eventually they find that not only are these materials more expensive than they need to be, they...
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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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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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