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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 Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World - and Us

RICHARD O PRUM · DOUBLEDAY
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

A major reimagining of how evolutionary forces work, revealing how mating preferences - what Darwin termed "the taste for the beautiful" - create the extraordinary range of ornament in the animal world. In the great halls of science, dogma holds that Darwin's theory of natural...
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Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use to Make Everyday Products

Stephen Leahy · Firefly Books
Format: Paperback

The average American lifestyle is kept afloat by about 2,000 gallons of H2O a day. The numbers are shocking. Your Water Footprint reveals the true cost of our lifestyle. A water footprint is the amount of fresh water used to produce the goods and services we consume, including growing,...
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The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos

Leonard Mlodinow · Pantheon
Format: Hardcover

A few million years ago, our ancestors came down from the trees and began to stand upright, freeing our hands to create tools and our minds to grapple with the world around us. Leonard Mlodinow takes us on a passionate and inspiring tour through the exciting history of human progress...
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Brain Bytes: Quick Answers to Quirky Questions About the Brain

Eric H Chudler · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Neuroscience in small bits for the brain-curious.From magazine covers to Hollywood blockbusters, neuroscience is front and center. This popular interest has inspired many questions from people who wonder just what is going on in the three pounds of tissue between their ears.In Brain Bytes,...
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God's Planet

Owen Gingerich · Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover

With exoplanets being discovered daily, Earth is still the only planet we know of that is home to creatures who seek a coherent explanation for the structure, origins, and fate of the universe, and of humanitys place within it. Today, science and religion are the two major cultural entities...
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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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Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves

James Nestor · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 266
Format: Hardcover

An Amazon Best Book of 2014 While on assignment in Greece, journalist James Nestor witnessed something that confounded him: a man diving 300 feet below the ocean's surface on a single breath of air and returning four minutes later, unharmed and smiling. This man was a freediver, and his amphibious...
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Basic Illustrated Poisonous and Psychoactive Plants

Jim Meuninck · Globe Pequot Press; First Edition edition
Format: Paperback

A richly photographed and information-packed tool for the novice or handy reference for the veteran, Basic Illustrated Poisonous and Harmful Plants distills years of knowledge into an affordable visual guide. Whether planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, with this updated...
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The Serpent's Promise: The Bible Interpreted Through Modern Science

Steve Jones · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

From acclaimed geneticist Steve Jones, the story of the Bible as told through the lens of modern science. In The Serpent's Promise, Steve Jones retells many of the Biblical tales in the light of modern science. Are we all descended from a real-life Adam and Eve? Are some—or all—of...
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How To Raise Horses: Everything You Need to Know

Daniel Johnson · 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 Horses, youll find all the information...
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The Big, Bad Book of Botany: The World's Most Fascinating Flora

Michael Largo · William Morrow Paperbacks
Format: Book

David Attenborough meets Lemony Snicket in The Big Bad Book of Botany Michael Largos entertaining and enlightening one-of-a-kind compendium of the worlds most amazing and bizarre plants their history and their loreThe Big Bad Book of Botany introduces a world of wild wonderful and weird...
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The Human Superorganism: How the Microbiome Is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life

Rodney R Dietert · Dutton
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The origin of asthma, autism, Alzheimer's, allergies, cancer, heart disease, obesity, and even some kinds of depression is now clear. Award-winning researcher on the microbiome, professor Rodney Dietert presents a new paradigm in human biology that has emerged in the midst of the ongoing...
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Albert Einstein: Father Of The Modern Scientific Age

Michael W Simmons · Michael W. Simmons
Pages: 242
Format: Print book

Albert Einstein is universally regarded as the most brilliant scientist of the 20th century. In 1905, during his "Miracle Year" as a clerk in the Swiss patent office, he wrote four papers that revolutionized the field of theoretical physics. Over the course of his career, Einstein...
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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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