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And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind: A Natural History of Moving Air

Bill Streever · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A thrilling exploration of the science and history of wind from the bestselling author of Cold.Scientist and bestselling nature writer Bill Streever goes to any extreme to explore wind--the winds that built empires, the storms that wreck them--by traveling right through it. Narrating from...
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The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: A Math-Free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World

James Kakalios · Gotham; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

A highly entertaining exploration of the complicated science of quantum mechanics made easy to understand by way of pop culture. As a young science fiction fan, physicist James Kakalios marveled at the future predicted in the pulp magazines, comics, and films of the '50s and '60s....
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Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind

Kitty Ferguson · Palgrave Macmillan Trade; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Stephen Hawking is one of the most remarkable figures of our age--bestselling author of A Brief History of Time, celebrated theoretical physicist, and an inspiration as he exhibits grace, dignity, and courage while coping with devastating disability. With race access to Hawking, including...
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The Atlas of Climate Change: Mapping the World's Greatest Challenge

Kirstin Dow · University of California Press; Third Edition edition
Format: Map

This highly acclaimed atlas distills the vast science of climate change, providing a reliable and insightful guide to this rapidly growing field. Since the 2006 publication of the first edition, climate change has climbed even higher up the global agenda. This new edition reflects the latest...
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Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too

Beth Terry · Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition
Format: Book

A practical guide to ridding your life--and the planet--of plastic!Like many people, Beth Terry didn't think an individual could have much impact on the environment. But while laid up after surgery, she read an article about the staggering amount of plastic polluting the oceans and decided...
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Bats Sing, Mice Giggle: The Surprising Science of Animals' Inner Lives

Karen Shanor · Icon Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition
Format: Book

"Amazing, moving, and enlightening. Bats Sing, Mice Giggle presents the latest findings on the intimate lives of animals with great elegance. I recommend it wholeheartedly."—Larry KingBats Sing, Mice Giggle is the culmination of years of fascinating scientific research that...
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EarthTalk: Expert Answers to Everyday Questions About the Environment

E Magazine · Plume; Original edition
Format: Print book

From the authors of the leading environmental handbook Green Living? the best of E?s nationally syndicated QA column, EarthTalk E The Environmental Magazine has established itself as the leading independent environmental periodical since its debut in 1990. E reaches 180,000 readers per issue,...
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The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder

Richard Louv · Algonquin Books
Format: Hardcover

For many of us, thinking about the future conjures up images of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: a post-apocalyptic dystopia stripped of nature. Richard Louv, author of the landmark bestseller Last Child in the Woods, urges us to change our vision of the future, suggesting that if we reconceive...
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Strange New Worlds: The Search for Alien Planets and Life beyond Our Solar System

Robert P. Kirshner · Princeton University Press; 1ST edition
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Soon astronomers expect to find alien Earths by the dozens in orbit around distant suns. Before the decade is out, telltale signs that they harbor life may be found. If they are, the ramifications for all areas of human thought and endeavor--from religion and philosophy to art and biology--will...
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Dawn Light: Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day

Diane Ackerman · W.W. Norton & Co.
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A celebrated storyteller-poet-naturalist explores a year of dawns in her most personal book to date. In an eye-opening sequence of personal meditations through the cycle of seasons, Diane Ackerman awakens us to the world at dawn -- drawing on sources as diverse as meteorology, world religion,...
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Beyond Biotechnology: The Barren Promise of Genetic Engineering

Craig Holdrege · The University Press of Kentucky
Format: Paperback

In 2001 the Human Genome Project announced that it had successfully mapped the entire genetic content of human DNA. Scientists, politicians, theologians, and pundits speculated about what would follow, conjuring everything from nightmare scenarios of state-controlled eugenics to the hope...
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Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge

Max Brockman · Vintage; Original edition
Format: Paperback

Editor Max Brockman presents the work of some of todayrsquos brightest and most innovative young researchers in this fascinating collection of writings that introduce the very latest theories and discoveries in scienceFuture Science features eighteen young scientists most of whom are presenting...
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The Secrets of Alchemy (Synthesis)

Lawrence M. Principe · University Of Chicago Press; First Edition edition
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In The Secrets of Alchemy, Lawrence M. Principe, one of the world's leading authorities on the subject, brings alchemy out of the shadows and restores it to its important place in human history and culture. By surveying what alchemy was and how it began, developed, and overlapped with...
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Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organization

Adrian Bejan · Doubleday; 1st edition
Format: Book

In this groundbreaking book, Adrian Bejan takes the recurring patterns in nature—trees, tributaries, air passages, neural networks, and lightning bolts—and reveals how a single principle of physics, the Constructal Law, accounts for the evolution of these and all other designs...
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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

Paul Craft · Timber Press; 2 edition
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity - even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors...
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