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Last Chance Mustang: The Story of One Horse, One Horseman, and One Final Shot at Redemption

Mitchell Bornstein · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 300
Format: Print book

Last Chance Mustang is the story of Samson, a formerly free-roaming, still wild-at-heart American mustang that was plucked from his mountainous Nevada home and thrown into the domestic horse world where he was brutalized and victimized. After years of abuse, Samson had evolved...

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Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

Max Tegmark · Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Pages: 421
Format: Paperback

Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate...
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Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future

Adam Sobel · Harper Wave; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A renowned scientist takes us through the devastating and unprecedented events of Hurricane Sandy, using it to explain our planets changing climate, and what we need to do to protect ourselves and our cities for the future.Was Hurricane Sandy a freak event—or a harbinger of things to come? ...
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Trying Not to Try: Ancient China, Modern Science, and the Power of Spontaneity

Edward Slingerland · Broadway Books
Format: Paperback

A deeply original exploration of the power of spontaneity—an ancient Chinese ideal that cognitive scientists are only now beginning to understand—and why it is so essential to our well-being   Why is it always hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or be charming...
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Trees of Eastern North America

Gil Nelson · Princeton University Press; Illustrations by David More, Edited by Amy K. Hughes. edition
Format: Hardcover

Covering 825 species, more than any comparable field guide, Trees of Eastern North America is the most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use book of its kind. Presenting all the native and naturalized trees of the eastern United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains--including...
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The Horse Lover's Bible: The Complete Practical Guide to Horse Care and Management

Tamsin Pickeral · Firefly Books
Format: Print book

Reviews for the hardcover edition: An extremely useful book for the general rider. --Horse Country Written in accessible language... reader-friendly layout includes color photos on every page. --Sci-Tech News This comprehensive and up-to-date reference takes a different approach...
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The Brown Agenda: My Mission to Clean Up the World's Most Life-Threatening Pollution

Richard Fuller · Santa Monica Press
Format: Hardcover

Pollution is the single largest cause of death in the developing world. One in seven people in low- and middle-income countries die as a result of it. Simply put, pollution is now the world's most prevalent health risk.And yet, while most everyone has heard about "going green,"...
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Why Science Does Not Disprove God

Amir Aczel · HarperCollins
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The renowned science writer, mathematician, and bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's...
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Infographic Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything

Thames Eaton · Cassell
Format: Hardcover

100 stunning, ingenious and absorbing infographics reveal the secrets of life, the universe and everything! Discover unique, witty and surprising facts about all sorts of natural phenomena, from the secrets of the universe to the wonders of natural science and the impenetrable dimensions...
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Good Garden Bugs: Everything You Need to Know about Beneficial Predatory Insects

Mary M. Gardiner · Quarry Books
Pages: 176
Format: Flexibound

Your guide to the beneficial insects in your garden!

Good Garden Bugs is an easy-to-follow reference to beneficial insects that provide pest control, allowing your garden to grow full and bountiful.

Aphids, caterpillars, grubs, and slugs are not only creepy-crawlies, they...

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Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure

Cédric Villani · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

In 2010, French mathematician Cédric Villani received the Fields Medal, the most coveted prize in mathematics, in recognition of a proof which he devised with his close collaborator Clément Mouhot to explain one of the most surprising theories in classical physics. Birth of a Theorem...
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Seven Flowers: And How They Shaped Our World

Jennifer Potter · Overlook Books
Format: Hardcover

The lotus. The lily. The sunflower. The opium poppy. The rose. The tulip. The orchid. Seven flowers, each with its own story full of surprises and secrets, each affecting the world around us in subtle but powerful ways. But what is the nature of their power and how did it develop? Why have...
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The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning

Marcelo Gleiser · Basic Books; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Do all questions have answers? How much can we know about the world? Is there such a thing as an ultimate truth? To be human is to want to know, but what we are able to observe is only a tiny portion of whats out there. In The Island of Knowledge, physicist Marcelo Gleiser traces our search...
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Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet We Made

Gaia Vince · Milkweed Editions
Format: Hardcover

We all know our planet is in crisis, and that it is largely our fault. But all too often the full picture of change is obstructed by dense data sets and particular catastrophes. Struggling with this obscurity in her role as an editor at Nature, Gaia Vince decided to travel the world and see for herself...
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My Gentle Barn: Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope

Ellie Laks · Harmony Books
Pages: 268
Format: Hardcover

"My Gentle Barn is a wonderful book. You'll love Ellie Laks and the animals she rescued--and who rescued her back." -Sy Montgomery, The Good Good PigFounder Ellie Laks started The Gentle Barn after adopting a sick goat from a run-down petting zoo in 1999. Some two hundred...
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Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology

Johnjoe McFadden · Crown; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

New York Times BestsellerLife is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how did it come to be? Even in an age of cloning and artificial biology, the remarkable truth remains: nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. Life remains the only...
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The Mercy of the Sky: The Story of a Tornado

Holly Bailey · Viking
Format: Hardcover

"A gripping, heartbreaking and heartwarming account of the monster tornado that ravaged Moore, Oklahoma in 2013." --Daniel James Brown, #1 NY Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat An acclaimed reporter returns to her hometown after the worst twister on record and emerges...
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Tales of Remarkable Birds

Dominic Couzens · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

Throughout the bird world, examples of strange and seemingly inexplicable behavior abound. For example: Why do male Fairywrens bring flowers to females as a nuptial gift in the pre-dawn darkness? Especially when the gift-givers are not the official mates of the females concerned, but visitors,...
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The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know About the All-There-Is

Roberto Trotta · Basic Books (AZ)
Pages: 85
Format: Hardcover

From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries in modern cosmology - with a twist. The book's lexicon is limited to the thousand...
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Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World

Richard C Francis · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 484
Format: Print book

Without our domesticated plants and animals, human civilization as we know it would not exist.

We would still be living at subsistence level as hunter-gatherers if not for domestication. It is no accident that the cradle of civilization -- the Middle East -- is where sheep, goats,...

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Red Nile: A Biography of the World's Greatest River

Robert Twigger · Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Hardcover

From religion, to language, to the stories rooted in our faith and history books, the Nile River has proven to be a constant fixture in mankind’s tales. In this dazzling, idiosyncratic journey from ancient times to the Arab Spring, Red Nile navigates a meandering course through...
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A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction

Joel Greenberg · Bloomsbury
Pages: 289
Format: Hardcover

In the early nineteenth century 25 to 40 percent of North America's birds were passenger pigeons, traveling in flocks so massive as to block out the sun for hours or even days. The down beats of their wings would chill the air beneath and create a thundering roar that would drown out all other...
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The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty

Robert P. Crease · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating story of how quantum mechanics went mainstream. The discovery of the quantum -- the idea, born in the early 1900s in a remote corner of physics, that energy comes in finite packets instead of infinitely divisible quantities -- planted a rich set of metaphors in the popular...
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Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public

Steven Druker · Clear River Press; 1 edition
Format: Book

This book uncovers the biggest scientific fraud of our age. It tells the fascinating and frequently astounding story of how the massive enterprise to restructure the genetic core of the world's food supply came into being, how it advanced by consistently violating the protocols of science,...
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The New Wild: Why Invasive Species Will Be Nature's Salvation

Fred Pearce · Beacon Press
Format: Hardcover

A provocative exploration of the "new ecology" and why most of what we think we know about alien species is wrong For a long time, veteran environmental journalist Fred Pearce thought in stark terms about invasive species: they were the evil interlopers spoiling pristine "natural"...
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Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming

Mckenzie Funk · Penguin Press
Pages: 310
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating investigation into how people around the globe are cashing in on a warming worldMcKenzie Funk has spent the last six years reporting around the world on how we are preparing for a warmer planet. Funk shows us that the best way to understand the catastrophe of global warming...
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Oxygen: A Four Billion Year History

Donald E. Canfield · Princeton University Pres
Pages: 196
Format: Hardcover

The air we breathe is twenty-one percent oxygen, an amount higher than on any other known world. While we may take our air for granted, Earth was not always an oxygenated planet. How did it become this way? Donald Canfield--one of the world's leading authorities on geochemistry, earth...
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To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science

Steven Weinberg · Harper; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A masterful commentary on the history of science from the Greeks to modern times, by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg - a thought-provoking and important book by one of the most distinguished scientists and intellectuals of our time.In this rich, irreverent, and compelling...
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The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World

Trevor J Cox · W. W. Norton & Company, 2014.
Pages: 331
Format: Print book

"A lucid and passionate case for a more mindful way of listening. . . . Anyone who has ever clapped, hollered or yodeled at an echo will delight in [Cox's] zestful curiosity." -- New York Times Trevor Cox is on a hunt for the sonic wonders of the world. A renowned expert who engineers...
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Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing

Laura J. Snyder · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The remarkable story of how an artist and a scientist in seventeenth-century Holland transformed the way we see the world.On a summer day in 1674, in the small Dutch city of Delft, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek -- a cloth salesman, local bureaucrat, and self-taught natural philosopher -- gazed...
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Animal Architecture

Ingo Arndt · Abrams
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

Every day, all over the world, animals and insects set about the purposeful tasks of designing their homes, catching their prey, and attracting their mates. In the process they create gorgeous nests, shelters, and habitats. Capturing 120 of these wonders in all their beauty and complexity,...
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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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Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation are Changing Life on Earth

Juan Enriquez · Current
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

"We are the primary drivers of change. We will directly and indirectly determine what lives, what dies, where, and when. We are in a different phase of evolution; the future of life is now in our hands."Why are rates of conditions like autism, asthma, obesity, and allergies exploding...
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Planet of the Bugs: Evolution and the Rise of Insects

Scott Richard Shaw · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

Dinosaurs, however toothy, did not rule the earth - and neither do humans. But what were and are the true potentates of our planet? Insects, says Scott Richard Shaw - millions and millions of insect species. Starting in the shallow oceans of ancient Earth and ending in the far reaches of outer...
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Bright Rivers: Celebrations of Rivers and Fly-fishing

Nick Lyons · Skyhorse Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Bright Rivers chronicles the angling passions and frustrations of one of fly-fishing's greatest men of letters.A city dweller trapped in the complexities of modern life, Nick Lyons has always found solace in his pilgrimages to great rivers. It is there that he fishes for trout, and in Bright...
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Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World

Gillen D'Arcy Wood · Princeton University Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

When Indonesia's Mount Tambora erupted in 1815, it unleashed the most destructive wave of extreme weather the world has witnessed in thousands of years. The volcano's massive sulfate dust cloud enveloped the Earth, cooling temperatures and disrupting major weather systems for more...
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Elephant Don: The Politics of a Pachyderm Posse

Caitlin O'Connell · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

Meet Greg. Hes a stocky guy with an outsized swagger. Hes been the intimidating yet sociable don of his posse of friends—including Abe, Keith, Mike, Kevin, Torn Trunk, and Willie. But one arid summer the tide begins to shift and the third-ranking Kevin starts to get ambitious, seeking...
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Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island

Will Harlan · Grove Press
Pages: 307
Format: Print book

Carol Ruckdeschel is the wildest woman in America. She wrestles alligators, eats roadkill, rides horses bareback, and lives in a ramshackle cabin that she built by hand in an island wilderness. A combination of Henry David Thoreau and Jane Goodall, Carol is a self-taught scientist who has become...
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The Pocket Book of Weather: Entertaining and Remarkable Facts About Our Weather

Michael Bright · Bloomsbury USA; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Featuring three thousand essential facts and figures, illustrated with more than fifty color photographs and diagrams, this entertaining and informative guide explains how the weather shapes our planet and affects all our lives. From the weather you face each day to the glory of rainbows...
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Seven Elements that Changed the World: An Adventure of Ingenuity and Discovery

John Browne · Pegasus Books
Pages: 279
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating story of how seven elements - iron, carbon, gold, silver, uranium, titanium, and silicon - have changed modern life, for good and ill.With carbon we access heat, light and mobility at the flick of a switch, while silicon enables us to communicate across the globe in an instant....
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The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth's Rarest Creatures

William DeBuys · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning author's quest to find and understand a creature as rare and enigmatic as any on EarthIn 1992, in a remote mountain range, a team of scientists discovered the remains of an unusual animal with exquisite long horns. It turned out to be a living species new to Western...
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The Predator Paradox: Ending the War with Wolves, Bears, Cougars, and Coyotes

John Shivik · Beacon Press (MA)
Pages: 196
Format: Hardcover

An expert in wildlife management tells the stories of those who are finding new ways for humans and mammalian predators to coexist. Stories of backyard bears and cat-eating coyotes are becoming increasingly common, even for people living in non-rural areas. And that might not be a bad thing...
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Katrina: After the Flood

Gary Rivlin · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana - on August 29, 2005 - journalist Gary Rivlin traces the storm's immediate damage, the city of New Orleans's efforts to rebuild itself, and the storm's lasting effects not just on the city's geography...
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Bats: A World of Science and Mystery

M. Brock Fenton · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

There are more than 1,300 species of bats - or almost a quarter of the world's mammal species. But before you shrink in fear from these furry "creatures of the night," consider the bat's fundamental role in our ecosystem. A single brown bat can eat several thousand insects...
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Applied Minds: How Engineers Think

Guruprasad Madhavan · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A journey inside the minds that build our world.Dubai's Burj Khalifa -- the world's tallest building -- looks nothing like Microsoft's Office Suite, and digital surround sound doesn't work like a citywide telecommunication grid. Yet these engineering feats have much in common.Applied...
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Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

Svante PaÌ?aÌ?bo · Basic Books
Pages: 275
Format: Hardcover

What can we learn from the genomes of our closest evolutionary relatives?Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante Pääbo's mission to answer this question, and recounts his ultimately successful efforts to genetically define what makes us different from our Neanderthal...
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Your Atomic Self: The Invisible Elements That Connect You to Everything Else in the Universe

Curt Stager · Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Hardcover

What do atoms have to do with your life? In Your Atomic Self, scientist Curt Stager reveals how they connect you to some of the most amazing things in the universe.You will follow your oxygen atoms through fire and water and from forests to your fingernails. Hydrogen atoms will wriggle...
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What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley

Kim Cross · Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

Immersive reporting and dramatic storytelling set you right in the middle of the horrific superstorm of April 2011, a weather event that killed 348 people.April 27, 2011, marked the climax of a superstorm that saw a record 358 tornadoes rip through twenty-one states in three days, seven...
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Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts

Stanislas Dehaene · Viking Adult
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A breathtaking look at the new science that can track consciousness deep in the brain

How does our brain generate a conscious thought? And why does so much of our knowledge remain unconscious? Thanks to clever psychological and brain-imaging experiments, scientists are closer to cracking...
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High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health

Elizabeth Grossman · Shearwater Books; 1 edition
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The Digital Age was expected to usher in an era ofclean production, an alternative to smokestackindustries and their pollutants. But as environmentaljournalist Elizabeth Grossman reveals in this penetratinganalysis of high tech manufacture and disposal,digital may be sleek, but it’s...
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Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins

Susan Casey · Doubleday
Pages: 302
Format: Print book

From Susan Casey, the New York Times bestselling author of The Wave and The Devil's Teeth, a breathtaking journey through the extraordinary world of dolphins Since the dawn of recorded history, humans have felt a kinship with the sleek and beautiful dolphin, an animal whose playfulness,...
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Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You: A Lively Tour Through the Dark Side of the Natural World

Dan Riskin Ph.D. · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 260
Format: Hardcover

It may be a wonderful world, but as Dan Riskin (cohost of Discovery Canada's Daily Planet) explains, it's also a dangerous, disturbing, and disgusting one. At every turn, it seems, living things are trying to eat us, poison us, use our bodies as their homes, or have us spread...
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The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time

Jimena Canales · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

On April 6, 1922, in Paris, Albert Einstein and Henri Bergson publicly debated the nature of time. Einstein considered Bergsons theory of time to be a soft, psychological notion, irreconcilable with the quantitative realities of physics. Bergson, who gained fame as a philosopher by arguing...
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On the Burning Edge: A Fateful Fire and the Men Who Fought It

Kyle Dickman · Ballantine Books
Pages: 277
Format: Print book

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MEN'S JOURNAL * In the tradition of Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm and Robert Kurson's Shadow Divers comes a true and heartbreaking tale of courage, difficult decisions, and ultimate sacrifice. On the Burning Edge,...
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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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Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells

Helen Scales · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Seashells, stretching from the deep past into the present day, are touchstones leading into fascinating realms of the natural world and cutting-edge science. Members of the phylum Mollusca are among the most ancient animals on the planet. Their shells provide homes for other animals,...

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The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

John Vaillant · Knopf; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

It’s December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. As the trackers...
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The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change

Iain McCalman · Scientific Amer Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Stretching 1,400 miles along the Australian coast and visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is home to three thousand individual reefs, more than nine hundred islands, and thousands of marine species, and has alternately been viewed as a deadly maze, an economic bounty, a scientific...
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Fire and Ice: Soot, Solidarity, and Survival on the Roof of the World

Jonathan Mingle · St. Martin's Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

High in the Himalayan valley of Zanskar in northwest India sits a village as isolated as the legendary Shangri-La. Long fed by runoff from glaciers and lofty snowfields, Kumik-a settlement of thirty nine mud brick homes-has survived and thrived in one of the worlds most challenging settings...
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Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel

Jason Padgett · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"No one sees the world as Jason Padgett does. Water pours from the faucet in crystalline patterns, numbers call to mind distinct geometric shapes, and intricate fractal patterns emerge from the movement of tree branches, revealing the intrinsic mathematical designs hidden in the objects...
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Anatomy 360: The Ultimate Visual Guide to the Human Body

Dr. Jamie Roebuck · Thunder Bay Press; Second Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Anatomy 360 is part reference guide and part textbook, explaining the form as well as the function of human body systems. The amazing images in this book are generated from a comprehensive 3-D model twenty years in the making with help from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and Primal...
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Secret Language of Animals: A Guide to Remarkable Behavior

Janine M Benyus · Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback

Unlock the secrets behind the behavior of the world's most fascinating creatures? from the Adélie penguin to the plains zebra to the giant panda?in this wonderfully written, beautifully illustrated book.In The Secret Language of Animals, biologist Janine Benyus takes us inside the animal...
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101 Objects to See in the Night Sky

Robin Scagell · Firefly Books
Format: Paperback

The perfect starter astronomy guide to night viewing. 101 Objects to See in the Night Sky is a fun and practical guide to identifying and observing 101 of the most fascinating and exciting sights in the northern night sky. Designed for newcomers to astronomy, the book explains what...
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Beyond: Our Future in Space

Chris Impey · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Beyond dares to imagine a fantastic future for humans in space -- and then reminds us that we're already there.Human exploration has been an unceasing engine of technological progress, from the first homo sapiens to leave our African cradle to a future in which mankind promises to settle...
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Fastest Things on Wings: Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood

Teresa E Masear · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 306
Format: Print book

A heartwarming account of the trials and triumphs a hummingbird rehabber encounters while caring for her tiny, fragile patients

Before he collided with a limousine, Gabriel, an Anna's hummingbird with a head and throat cloaked in iridescent magenta feathers, could spiral 130 feet...
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Flora Illustrata: Great Works from the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden

Susan M Fraser · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

The renowned LuEsther T. Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden counts among its holdings many of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical and horticultural works ever created. More than eight centuries of knowledge, from the twelfth century to the present, are represented in the librarys...
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Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record

Errol Fuller · Princeton University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A photograph of an extinct animal evokes a greater feeling of loss than any painting ever could. Often black and white or tinted sepia, these remarkable images have been taken mainly in zoos or wildlife parks, and in some cases depict the last known individual of the species. Lost Animals...
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Statistics: 1,001 Practice Problems For Dummies

Consumer Dummies · For Dummies; 1 edition
Format: Book

1,001 practice opportunities to score higher in statistics 1,001 Statistics Practice Problems For Dummies takes you beyond the instruction and guidance offered in Statistics For Dummies to give you a more hands-on understanding of statistics. The practice problems offered range in difficulty,...
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Help Your Kids with Math, Second Edition

Barry Lewis · DK; Rev Upd edition
Format: Book

After its publication in 2010, Help Your Kids with Math quickly climbed to the top of DKs bestseller charts. Families were hungry for meaningful math help-not Internet searches and hours of family frustration. The simple, visual approach of Help Your Kids with Math was exactly what parents...
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Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson · Bloomsbury
Pages: 213
Format: Print book

In his previous bestsellers, Masson has showed us that animals can teach us much about our own emotions -- love (dogs) , contentment (cats) , and grief (elephants) , among others. In Beasts, he demonstrates that the violence we perceive in the "wild" is a matter...

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Chemistry: 1,001 Practice Problems For Dummies

Heather Hattori · For Dummies; 1 edition
Format: Book

Practice makes perfect and helps deepen your understanding of chemistry Every high school requires a course in chemistry and many universities require the course for majors in medicine engineering biology and various other sciences Chemistry Practice Problems For Dummies provides students...
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The Perfect Theory

Pedro G Ferreira · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Physicists have been exploring, debating, and questioning the general theory of relativity ever since Albert Einstein first presented it in 1915. In this sweeping narrative of science and culture, astrophysicist Pedro Ferreira brings general relativity to life through the story of the brilliant...
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Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum

Leonard Susskind · Basic Books
Pages: 364
Format: Hardcover

First he taught you classical mechanics. Now, physicist Leonard Susskind has teamed up with data engineer Art Friedman to present the theory and associated mathematics of the strange world of quantum mechanics.In this follow-up to the New York Times best-selling The Theoretical Minimum,...
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The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-first Century

Ronald Bailey · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

In the past five decades there have been many, many forecasts of impending environmental doom. They have universally been proven wrong. Meanwhile, those who have bet on human resourcefulness have almost always been correct. In his widely praised book Ecoscam, Ronald Bailey strongly countered...
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The Extreme Life of the Sea

Stephen R Palumbi · Princeton Univ Pr
Pages: 225
Format: Hardcover

The ocean teems with life that thrives under difficult situations in unusual environments. The Extreme Life of the Sea takes readers to the absolute limits of the ocean world--the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans. It dives into the icy Arctic and boiling...
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Everglades: America's Wetland

Mac Stone · University Press of Florida
Format: Hardcover

"Fervent and stirring." - David Yarnold, president and CEO, National Audubon Society "Stone's spectacular photography captures the splendor of America's Everglades. His remarkable book is convincing proof that our nation cannot risk losing this unique natural wonder."...
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Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience

Michael S. Gazzaniga · Ecco; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Michael S. Gazzaniga, one of the most important neuroscientists of the twentieth century, gives us an exciting behind-the-scenes look at his seminal work on that unlikely couple, the right and left brain. Foreword by Steven Pinker.In the mid-twentieth century, Michael S. Gazzaniga, "the...
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How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens

Benedict Carey · Random House
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today - and how we can apply it to our own lives. From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness,...
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The Man Who Wasn't There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self

Anil Ananthaswamy · Dutton Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Oliver Sacks, a tour of the latest neuroscience of schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer's disease, ecstatic epilepsy, Cotard's syndrome, out-of-body experiences, and other disorders - revealing the awesome power of the human sense of self from a master of science...
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Computing with Quantum Cats: From Colossus to Qubits

John Gribbin · Prometheus Books, 2014.
Pages: 295
Format: Print book

A mind-blowing glimpse into the near future, where quantum computing will have world-transforming effects.The quantum computer is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Pioneering physicists are on the brink of unlocking a new quantum universe which provides a better representation of reality...
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The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day

David J. Hand · Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 269
Format: Hardcover

In The Improbability Principle, the renowned statistician David J. Hand argues that extraordinarily rare events are anything but. In fact, they're commonplace. Not only that, we should all expect to experience a miracle roughly once every month.
But Hand is no believer in superstitions,...

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Peterson Reference Guides: Birding by Impression: A Different Approach to Knowing and Identifying Birds

Kevin Karlson · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 286
Format: Hardcover

A highly visual guide to identifying birds in the field based on the important, unchanging features of size, shape, structure, and behavior

Birding is an extremely rewarding and fun hobby, but some situations can be frustrating or unsuccessful because of a variety of challenging...
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Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon

Paul Rosolie · Harper,
Pages: 306
Format: Print book

For fans of The Lost City of Z, Walking the Amazon, and Turn Right at Machu Picchu comes naturalist and explorer Paul Rosolie's extraordinary adventure in the uncharted tributaries of the Western Amazon - a tale of discovery that vividly captures the awe, beauty, and isolation of this...
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The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration

Bernd Heinrich · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

"A noted naturalist explores the centrality of home in the lives of humans and other animals . . . A special treat for readers of natural history." - Kirkus Reviews

Every year, many species make the journey from one place to another, following the same paths...
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How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction

Beth Shapiro · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In How to Clone a Mammoth, Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction....
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White Beech: The Rainforest Years

Germaine Greer · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

One bright day in December sixty-two-year-old Germaine Greer found herself confronted by an irresistible challenge in the shape of sixty hectares of dairy farm one of many in southeast Queensland Australia which after a century of logging clearing and downright devastation had been abandoned...
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Atlas of Knowledge: Anyone Can Map

Katy Börner · Mit Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Maps of physical spaces locate us in the world and help us navigate unfamiliar routes. Maps of topical spaces help us visualize the extent and structure of our collective knowledge; they reveal bursts of activity, pathways of ideas, and borders...
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Algebra Success in 20 Minutes a Day

LearningExpress · LearningExpress
Pages: 256
Format:  Book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats

Whether youre new to algebra or just looking for a refresher, Algebra Success in 20 Minutes a Day offers a 20-step lesson plan that provides quick and thorough instruction in practical, critical skills. Stripped of unnecessary math jargon but bursting with algebra essentials, this handy...
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Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife

John M. Marzluff · Yale University Press
Pages: 303
Format: Book

Welcome to Subirdia presents a surprising discovery: the suburbs of many large cities support incredible biological diversity. Populations and communities of a great variety of birds, as well as other creatures, are adapting to the conditions of our increasingly developed world....
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Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion

Jon Katz · Ballantine
Pages: 209
Format: Hardcover

In this heartfelt, thoughtful, and inspiring memoir, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz tells the story of his beloved rescue donkey, Simon, and the wondrous ways that animals make us wiser and kinder people.

In the spring of 2011, Jon Katz received a phone call...
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Virtually Human: The Promise and the Peril of Digital Immortality

Martine Rothblatt · St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Virtually Human explores what the not-too-distant future will look like when cyberconsciousness--simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology--becomes part of our daily lives. Meet Bina48, the worlds most sentient robot, commissioned by Martine Rothblatt and created...
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The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era

Craig Nelson · Scribner; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rocket Men and the award-winning biographer of Thomas Paine comes the first complete history of the Atomic Age, a brilliant, magisterial account of the men and women who uncovered the secrets of the nucleus, brought its power to America, and ignited...
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The Storm and the Tide: Tragedy, Hope and Triumph in Tuscaloosa

Lars Anderson · Time Inc
Pages: 229
Format: Print book

THE MOVING STORY OF HOW A SHARED TRAGEDY INSPIRED A COLLEGE FOOTBALL DYNASTY

On April 27, 2011, a powerful tornado ripped through the heart of Tuscaloosa, Ala., leaving 53 dead and a path of unimaginable devastation. In the aftermath, Alabama coach Nick Saban and his football team...
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Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed -- and What It Means for Our Future

Dale Jamieson · Oxford University Press
Pages: 266
Format: Hardcover

From the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference there was a concerted international effort to stop climate change. Yet greenhouse gas emissions increased, atmospheric concentrations grew, and global warming became an observable fact of life. In this book, philosopher...
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Zooburbia: Meditations on the Wild Animals Among Us

Tai Moses · Parallax Press
Format: Paperback

Every animal has a story.In ZOOBURBIA, urban naturalist Tai Moses launches a lively exploration into "the extraordinary, unruly, half-wild realm where human and animal lives overlap." The author's woodsy backyard at the base of the Oakland hills becomes a laboratory for encounters...
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A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History

Nicholas Wade · Penguin Press
Pages: 278
Format: Hardcover

Drawing on startling new evidence from the mapping of the genome, an explosive new account of the genetic basis of race and its role in the human story Fewer ideas have been more toxic or harmful than the idea of the biological reality of race, and with it the idea that humans of different...
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