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Astronomy Manual: The Practical Guide to the Night Sky
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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Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity
Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

Carlo Rovelli · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe. What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what exactly is reality? Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life...
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The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing: More Than 300 Tips for Anglers of All Levels
The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing: More Than 300 Tips for Anglers of All Levels

Tom Rosenbauer · Skyhorse Publishing
Format: Print book

In this compendium of fly fishing from three of the most respected names in the sport, Tom Rosenbauer, David Klausmeyer, and Conway X. Bowman share all of their most successful fly-fishing secrets. With tips on fresh- and saltwater fly fishing and tying flies, this book will help readers...
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Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World

Mark Miodownik · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller An eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? Why does any material look and behave the way it does?...
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Time Travel
Time Travel

James Gleick · Pantheon Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, here is a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself. The story begins at the turn of the previous century, with the young...
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Now: The Physics of Time
Now: The Physics of Time

R Muller · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

"Now" is a simple yet elusive concept.You are reading the word "now" right now. But what does that mean? What makes the ephemeral moment "now" so special? Its enigmatic character has bedeviled philosophers, priests, and modern-day physicists from Augustine...
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The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives
The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives

Stephen Buchmann · Scribner
Pages: 342
Format: Print book

Cultural history at its best - the engaging, lively, and definitive story of the beauty, sexuality, ecology, myths, lore, and economics of the world's flowers, written by a passionately devoted author and scientist, and illustrated with his stunning photographs.Flowers, and the fruits that...
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Fly Tying with Common Household Materials
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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Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life beyond Our Solar System
Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life beyond Our Solar System

Michael E Summers · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

The past few years have seen an incredible explosion in our knowledge of the universe. Since its 2009 launch, the Kepler satellite has discovered more than two thousand exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. More exoplanets are being discovered all the time, and even more...
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Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe
Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe

Carolyn Collins Petersen · Adams Media
Format: Hardcover

Explore the curiosities of the cosmos in this engaging book! Too often, textbooks go into more detail than readers have in mind when they want to learn a little something about astronomy. This is where Astronomy 101 comes in. It takes you out to the stars and planets and galaxies and discusses...
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The Mystery of Sleep: Why a Good Night's Rest Is Vital to a Better, Healthier Life
The Mystery of Sleep: Why a Good Night's Rest Is Vital to a Better, Healthier Life

MEIR KRYGER · YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pages: 344
Format: Print book

An authoritative and accessible guide to what happens when we shut our eyes at night We spend a third of our lives in bed, but how much do we really understand about how sleep affects us? In the past forty years, scientists have discovered that our sleep (or lack of it) can affect nearly...
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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Carlo Rovelli · Riverhead Books
Pages: 86
Format: Print book

Look out for Carlo Rovelli's next book, Reality Is Not What It Seems.Instant New York Times Bestseller"One of the year's most entrancing books about science." - The Wall Street Journal"Clear, elegant...a whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in physics." - The New York...
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Welcome to the universe : an astrophysical tour
Welcome to the universe : an astrophysical tour

Neil deGrasse Tyson · Princeton University Press
Pages: 470
Format: Print book

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWelcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton,...
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Quantum Fuzz: The Strange True Makeup of Everything Around Us
Quantum Fuzz: The Strange True Makeup of Everything Around Us

Michael S Walker · Prometheus Books
Pages: 420
Format: Print book

Quantum physics has turned our commonsense notion of reality on its head. This accessible book describes in layperson's terms the strange phenomena that exist at the quantum level--a world of tiny dimensions where nothing is absolutely predictable, where we rethink causality, and information...
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Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
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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