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Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

Ken Jennings · Scribner; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

It comes as no surprise that, as a kid, Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings slept with a bulky Hammond world atlas by his pillow every night. Maphead recounts his lifelong love affair with geography and explores why maps have always been so fascinating to him and to fellow enthusiasts everywhere.Jennings...
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Slaying the Dragons: Destroying Myths in the History of Science and Faith

Allan Chapman · Lion Hudson; 1st New edition edition
Format: Print book

In this lively and often surprising study, Chapman examines popular misunderstandings about key events in the history of science-faith relationsFor those interested in science-faith relations, this important study examines popular misunderstandings about key events...
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Planet Ape

Desmond Morris · Firefly Books
Format: Print book

The definitive guide to the great apes and how they compare with us, their closest living relatives. Gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans are only a hair's breadth away from us in evolutionary terms; our DNA differs by just a few percent. These fascinating creatures hold up a mirror...
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What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses

Daniel Chamovitz · Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can it actually feel an insect’s tiny, spindly legs? And how do cherry blossoms know when to bloom? Can they actually remember the weather? For centuries we have collectively marveled at plant diversity and form—from Charles...
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Hot X: Algebra Exposed

Danica McKellar · Hudson Street Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In her two bestselling books, Math Doesn't Suck and Kiss My Math, actress and math genius Danica McKellar shattered the "math nerd" stereotype by showing girls how to ace middle school math-and actually feel cool while doing it! Sizzling with Danica's trademark sass and style,...
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The Handy Math Answer Book

Patricia Barnes-Svarney · Visible Ink Press; Second Edition, Second edition edition
Format: Downloadable article

From modern-day challenges such as balancing a checkbook, following the stock market, buying a home, and figuring out credit card finance charges to appreciating historical developments by Pythagoras, Archimedes, Newton, and other mathematicians, this engaging resource addresses more than...
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The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Michael E. Mann · Columbia University Press
Format: Hardcover

The ongoing assault on climate science in the United States has never been more aggressive, more blatant, or more widely publicized than in the case of the Hockey Stick graph--a clear and compelling visual presentation of scientific data, put together by MichaelE. Mann and his colleagues,...
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Schaum's Outline of Mathematics for Liberal Arts Majors (Schaum's Outline Series)

Christopher Thomas · McGraw-Hill; 1 edition
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

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The White Planet: The Evolution and Future of Our Frozen World

Jean Jouzel · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

From the Arctic Ocean and ice sheets of Greenland, to the glaciers of the Andes and Himalayas, to the great frozen desert of Antarctica, The White Planet takes readers on a spellbinding scientific journey through the shrinking world of ice and snow to tell the story of the expeditions and discoveries...
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Quest for Flight: John J. Montgomery and the Dawn of Aviation in the West

Craig S. Harwood · University of Oklahoma Press
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the Regional Literature Award (Great Southwest Book Festival: 2014).  Nominated for the Gardner-Lasser History Literature Award (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2014). In 2014 the book was winner of the PIP Award for "ground breaking research"...
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The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change

Roger Thurow · PublicAffairs; 1st Edition, 1st Printing edition
Format: Print book

At 4:00 am, Leonida Wanyama lit a lantern in her house made of sticks and mud. She was up long before the sun to begin her farm work, as usual. But this would be no ordinary day, this second Friday of the new year. This was the day Leonida and a group of smallholder farmers in western Kenya...
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This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works

John Brockman · Harper Perennial
Format: Paperback

In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.org, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines to come up with their favorite explanations for everyday occurrences. Why do we recognize patterns? Is there such a thing as positive stress? Are we genetically...
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Evolution in a Toxic World: How Life Responds to Chemical Threats

Dr. Emily Monosson PhD · Island Press; 2 edition
Format: Hardcover

With BPA in baby bottles, mercury in fish, and lead in computer monitors, the world has become a toxic place. But as Emily Monosson demonstrates in her groundbreaking new book, it has always been toxic. When oxygen first developed in Earth's atmosphere, it threatened the very existence...
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