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Ocean Worlds: The story of seas on Earth and other planets

Jan Zalasiewicz · Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover

Oceans make up most of the surface of our blue planet They may form just a sliver on the outside of the Earth but they are very important not only in hosting life including the fish and other animals on which many humans depend but in terms of their role in the Earth system in regulating...
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Math for the Frightened: Facing Scary Symbols and Everything Else That Freaks You Out About Mathematics

Colin Pask · Prometheus Books
Format: Paperback

There's something about a language of symbols and equations that most people find intimidating. Mathematician Colin Pask gently introduces you to the main ideas of mathematics and painlessly demonstrates how they are expressed in terms of symbols. He teaches the reader not only why...
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Complete Horse Care Manual

Colin Vogel · DK Publishing; 2 Rev Upd edition
Format: Print book

From routine procedures such as clipping, trimming, and shoeing, to more vital subjects such as grazing requirements and nutritional needs, Complete Horse Care Manual is the most authoritative and accessible book on horse care. With more than 650 specially commissioned color photographs...
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Turn and Jump: How Time & Place Fell Apart

Howard Mansfield · Down East Books; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Before Thomas Edison, light and fire were thought to be one and the same. Turns out, they were separate things altogether. This book takes a similar relationship, that of time and place, and shows how they, too, were once inseparable. Time keeping was once a local affair, when small towns...
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The Complete Care of Baby Animals: Expert Advice on Raising Orphaned, Adopted, or Newly Bought Kittens, Puppies, Foals, Lambs, Chicks, and More

C. E. Spaulding · Skyhorse Publishing; Second Edition edition
Format: Paperback

Whether you have a hobby farm or just love animals this authoritative handbook is the go-to source to help you provide proper care for motherless animals Inside find formulas and feeding schedules for dozens of baby animals common diseases and how to treat them a guide to first aid directions...
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Zeitoun

Dave Eggers · McSweeney's
Format: Hardcover

When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four, chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the days after the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies...
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The Day We Found the Universe

Marcia Bartusiak · Pantheon Books
Pages: 337
Format: Print book

The riveting and mesmerizing story behind a watershed period in human history, the discovery of the startling size and true nature of our universe. On New Years Day in 1925, a young Edwin Hubble released his finding that our Universe was far bigger, eventually measured as a thousand trillion...
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Evolution: The Human Story

DK Publishing · DK ADULT
Format: Hardcover

How did we develop from simple animals inhabiting small pockets of forest in Africa to the dominant species on Earth? Traveling back almost eight million years to our earliest primate relatives, Evolution The Human Story charts the development of our species from tree-dwelling primates...
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Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution

MENNO SCHILTHUIZEN · Picador
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen comes a book that will make you see yourself and the world around you in an entirely new way.For a long time, biologists thought evolution was a necessarily slow process, too incremental to be observed in a lifetime. In Darwin Comes to Town,...
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Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

Susan Freinkel · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

Plastic built the modern world. Where would we be without bike helmets, baggies, toothbrushes, and pacemakers? But a century into our love affair with plastic, we’re starting to realize it’s not such a healthy relationship. Plastics draw on dwindling fossil fuels, leach harmful...
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Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Everending Earth

Craig Childs · Pantheon; 1ST edition
Format: Hardcover

The earth has died many times, and it always comes back looking different. In an exhilarating, surprising exploration of our planet, Craig Childs takes readers on a firsthand journey through apocalypse, touching the truth behind the speculation. Apocalyptic Planet is a combination of science...
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The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild

Lyanda Lynn Haupt · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Crow Planet, a compelling journey into the secret lives of the wild animals at our back door.In THE URBAN BESTIARY, acclaimed nature writer Lyanda Lynn Haupt journeys into the heart of the everyday wild, where coyotes, raccoons, chickens, hawks, and humans...
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Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era

James Barrat · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

Artificial intelligence (AI) helps choose what books you buy, what movies you see, and even who you date. It puts the "smart" in your smartphone and soon it will drive your car. It makes most of the trades on Wall Street, and controls vital energy, water, and transportation infrastructure....
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Name That Bird: A Simple Approach to Identifying Your Backyard Friends

Editors Of Birds & Blooms · Readers Digest; Spi edition
Format: Paperback

Want to know who's gracing your backyard feeders but overwhelmed by the dozens of massive field guides out there? By exploring only the most common birds likely to be seen in North America's backyards, Name That Bird takes a simple approach to discovering who is frolicking in your...
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Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions

Mark W. Moffett · University of California Press
Format: Hardcover

Intrepid international explorer, biologist, and photographer Mark W. Moffett, "the Indiana Jones of entomology," takes us around the globe on a strange and colorful journey in search of the hidden world of ants. In tales from Nigeria, Indonesia, the Amazon, Australia, California,...
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