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The Asteroid Threat: Defending Our Planet from Deadly Near-Earth Objects

William E. Burrows · Prometheus Books
Format: Paperback

Presents a realistic, workable plan for defusing a potentially lethal threat from a rogue asteroid or comet. The explosion of a large meteor over Chelyabinsk, Siberia, in February 2013 is just the latest reminder that planet Earth is vulnerable to damaging and potentially catastrophic...
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Biology: An Illustrated History of Life Science

Tom Jackson · Shelter Harbor Press
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Here is the essential guide to biology, an authoritative reference book and fold out timeline that examines how we have uncovered the secrets of lifethe most complex process in the Universe.From the workings of molecules to the way entire oceans or continents of lifeforms interact, biology...
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Practical Permaculture for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth

Jessi Bloom · Timber Pr
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The idea behind permaculture is simple: take care of the earth, and the earth will take care of you. In clear, logical steps, Practical Permaculture offers the tools you need to live a life rich in healthy food, safe housing, and renewable resources. This hardworking book covers...

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Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe

Jim Davies · Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Format: Hardcover

Why do some things pass under the radar of our attention, but other things capture our interest? Why do some religions catch on and others fade away? What makes a story, a movie, or a book riveting? Why do some people keep watching the news even though it makes them anxious?The past 20 years...
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Sharing Nature®: Nature Awareness Activities for All Ages

Joseph Bharat Cornell · Crystal Clarity Publishers
Format:  Print book : English : 1st ed

Sharing Nature with Children sold more than half a million copies and sparked a worldwide revolution in nature education. Now that classic has been rewritten, with added new activitiesand combined with Sharing Nature with Children II a treasury of some of Josephs best-loved nature games...
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What's in Your Genes?: From the Color of Your Eyes to the Length of Your Life, a Revealing Look at Your Genetic Traits

Katie McKissick · Adams,
Pages: 255
Format: Paperback

A crash course in genetics!Everyone knows that if you come from a family of brunettes, you're likely to be born with brown hair. But did you know your hair color may also affect how often you get sunburned? Or how often you need to take vitamin supplements?What's in Your Genes?...
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The Walking Whales: From Land to Water in Eight Million Years

J. G. M. "Hans" Thewissen · University of California Press
Format: Hardcover

Hans Thewissen, a leading researcher in the field of whale paleontology and anatomy, gives a sweeping first-person account of the discoveries that brought to light the early fossil record of whales. As evidenced in the record, whales evolved from herbivorous forest-dwelling ancestors that...
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Beyond the War on Invasive Species: A Permaculture Approach to Ecosystem Restoration

Tao Orion · Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Invasive species are everywhere, from forests and prairies to mountaintops and river mouths. Their rampant nature and sheer numbers appear to overtake fragile native species and forever change the ecosystems that they depend on. Concerns that invasive species represent significant threats...
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Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects

Mark Frauenfelder · New Harvest
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

As the editor in chief of MAKE magazine, Mark Frauenfelder has spent years combing through DIY books, but he's never been able to find one with geeky projects he can share with his two daughters. Maker Dad is the first DIY book to use cutting-edge (and affordable) technology in appealing...
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Everything You Know About Planet Earth Is Wrong

Matt Brown · Batsford
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

Think you know the truth about how our world works? Matt Brown is here to blow away your long-held beliefs with his illuminating look at the many myths, legends, and misquotes that have shaped our perception of Earth. Convinced Earth is round? It's actually flatter at the poles. Think...
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Numbers: Their Tales, Types, and Treasures

Alfred S. Posamentier · Prometheus Books
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

Did you grow up thinking math is boring? It's time to reconsider. This book will teach you everything you ever wondered about numbers - and more.How and why did human beings first start using numbers at the dawn of history? Would numbers exist if we Homo sapiens weren't around to discover...
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Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power

Dan Hurley · Avery
Pages: 275
Format: Hardcover

Can you make yourself, your kids, and your parents smarter?

Expanding upon one of the most-read New York Times Magazine features of 2012, Smarter penetrates the hot new field of intelligence research to reveal what researchers call a revolution in human intellectual...
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Local: The New Face of Food and Farming in America

Douglas Gayeton · Harper Design
Format: Hardcover

Combining stunning visuals with insights and a lexicon of more than 200 agricultural terms explained by today's thought leaders, Local showcases and explores one of the most popular environmental trends: rebuilding local food movements.When Douglas Gayeton took his young daughter to see the salmon...
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