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Calculus for the Utterly Confused, 2nd Ed.

Robert Oman · McGraw-Hill; 2 edition
Format: Paperback

Whether youre a science major an engineer or a business graduate calculus can be one of the most intimidating subjects around Fortunately Calculus for the Utterly Confused is your formula for success Written by two experienced teachers who have taken the complexity out of calculus for thousands...
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One Hundred Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know: Math Explains Your World

John D Barrow · W.W. Norton & Co.
Pages: 284
Format: Print book

Eminent cosmologist and writer John D. Barrow uses simple mathematics to answer one hundred perplexing questions from everyday life. Mathematics can reveal and illuminate things about the complex world we live in that can't be found any other way. In this hugely informative and entertaining...
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Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

An exploration of the age-old complicity between skywatchers and warfighters, from the best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.

In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse...

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Barnum Brown: The Man Who Discovered Tyrannosaurus rex

Lowell Dingus · University of California Press; First Edition edition
Format: Book

From his stunning discovery of Tyrannosaurus rex one hundred years ago to the dozens of other important new dinosaur species he found, Barnum Brown led a remarkable life (1873–1963), spending most of it searching for fossils—and sometimes oil—in every corner of the globe....
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Dream New Dreams: Reimagining My Life After Loss

Jai Pausch · Harmony; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A remarkably frank, deeply moving, and inspiring memoir by Jai Pausch, whose husband, Randy, wrote the bestseller The Last Lecture while battling pancreatic cancer. "Jai is such a giver that she often forgets to take care of herself," Randy Pausch wrote about his wife. "Jai...
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E = mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation

David Bodanis · Walker Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Generations have grown up knowing that the equation E=mc2 changed the shape of our world, but never understanding what it actually means, why it was so significant, and how it informs our daily lives today -- governing, as it does, everything from the atomic bomb to a television's cathode...
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Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves

Laurel Braitman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 373
Format: Book

** "Science Friday" Summer Reading Pick**
**Discover magazine Top 5 Summer Reads**
**People magazine Best Summer Reads**

"[A] lovely, big-hearted book ... brimming with compassion and the tales of the many, many humans who devote their days to making...
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Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong

Robert Bryce · PublicAffairs
Pages: 371
Format: Hardcover

In the face of today's environmental and economic challenges, doomsayers preach that the only way to stave off disaster is for humans to reverse course: to de-industrialize, re-localize, ban the use of modern energy sources, and forswear prosperity. But in this provocative and optimistic...
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Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science

Richard Preston · Random House; 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

Bizarre illnesses and plagues that kill people in the most unspeakable ways Obsessive and inspired efforts by scientists to solve mysteries and save lives From The Hot Zone to The Demon in the Freezer and beyond Richard Prestons bestselling works have mesmerized readers everywhere by showing...
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Einstein's Masterwork: 1915 and the General Theory of Relativity

John Gribbin · Pegasus Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

One of the world's most celebrated science writers reveals the origins of Einstein's General Theory -- and provides a greater understanding of who Einstein was at the time of this pivotal achievement.

In 1915, Albert Einstein presented his masterwork to the Prussian Academy of Sciences...

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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness

Sy Montgomery · Atria Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD New York Times Bestseller "Sy Montgomery's The Soul of an Octopus does for the creature what Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk did for raptors." (New Statesman, UK) Starred BOOKLIST and Library Journal Editors' Spring Pick One of the Best...
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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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