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Blue Planet II: A New World of Hidden Depths

James Honeyborne · BBC Books
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

Our understanding of ocean life has changed dramatically in the last decade, with new species, new behaviors, and new habitats being discovered at a rapid rate. Blue Planet II, which accompanies an epic 7-part series, is a ground-breaking new look at the richness and variety of underwater...
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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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My Patients and Other Animals: A Veterinarian's Stories of Love, Loss, and Hope

SUZANNE FINCHAM-GRAY · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A moving memoir of a life spent in the company of animals - a veterinarian sheds light on the universal experiences of illness, healing, and how we care for loved ones. The pursuit of a childhood dream has taken Suzy Fincham-Gray on a journey in veterinary medicine from pastoral farms...
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Microsculpture: Portraits of Insects

LEVON BISS · Abrams
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

"You will never look at a beetle or a moth the same way again." --WIRED"Art meets science to dazzling effect." --The GuardianMicrosculptureis a unique photographic study of insects in mind-blowing magnification that celebrates the wonders of nature and science. Levon...
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Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North

Mark C Serreze · Princeton University Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

An insider account of how researchers unraveled the mystery of the thawing ArcticIn the 1990s, researchers in the Arctic noticed that floating summer sea ice had begun receding. This was accompanied by shifts in ocean circulation and unexpected changes in weather patterns throughout the world....
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The Practical Astronomer, 2nd Edition: Explore the Wonders of the Night Sky

Anton Vamplew · DK
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

A complete introduction to observing and understanding the night sky, explaining and demystifying stargazing to recognize objects and explain how they move through the sky over the night and the year.Explore the wonders of the night sky in The Practical Astronomer. Informative and easy-to-use...
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The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

Daniel Ellsberg · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness exposé of the dangers of America's Top Secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that--chillingly--continues to this day.Here, for the first time, former high level defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg reveals...
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Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World

Laura Spinney · PublicAffairs
Pages: 332
Format: Hardcover

In 1918, the Italian-Americans of New York, the Yupik of Alaska and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus--one that triggered the worst pandemic of modern times and had a decisive effect on the history of the twentieth century.The Spanish flu of 1918-1920...
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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World

Stephen Brusatte · William Morrow
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Sapiens, Your Inner Fish, The Sixth Extinction, and I Contain Multitudes, a sweeping narrative scientific history - the only one of its kind - that tells the epic story of the dinosaurs, examining their origins, their habitats, their extinction, and their living legacy, from...
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Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas

MARK KURLANSKY · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Mark Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling Cod and Salt; the fascinating cultural, economic, and culinary story of milk and all things dairy--with recipes throughout. According to the Greek creation myth, we are so much spilt milk; a splatter of the goddess Hera's...
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