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Significant Figures: The Lives and Work of Great Mathematicians

Ian Stewart · Basic Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A celebrated mathematician traces the history of math through the lives and work of twenty-five pioneering mathematiciansIn Significant Figures, acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart introduces the visionaries of mathematics throughout history. Delving into the lives of twenty-five great...
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The Theory That Changed Everything: "On the Origin of Species" as a Work in Progress

Philip Lieberman · Columbia University Press
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

Few people have done as much to change how we view the world as Charles Darwin. Yet On the Origin of Species is more cited than read, and parts of it are even considered outdated. In some ways, it has been consigned to the nineteenth century. In The Theory That Changed Everything, the renowned...
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Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology

ELLEN ULLMAN · MCD
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The never-more-necessary return of one of our most vital and eloquent voices on technology and culture, the author of the seminal Close to the MachineThe last twenty years have brought us the rise of the internet, the development of artificial intelligence, the ubiquity of once unimaginably...
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Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth

Adam Frank · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Astrophysicist and NPR commentator on what the latest research on the existence and trajectories of alien civilizations may teach us about our own.Light of the Stars tells the story of humanity's coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance...
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The Elements: The New Guide to the Building Blocks of Our Universe

Jack Challoner · Carlton Books
Format: Hardcover

As Carl Sagan memorably put it, “We're made of star stuff.” The Elements: The New Guide to the Building Blocks of Our Universe takes you on a gorgeously illustrated tour of the Periodic Table. Filled with fascinating information about the elements, their main compounds,...
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Fluke: The Math and Myth of Coincidence

Joseph Mazur · Basic Books
Pages: 273
Format: Print book

What are the chances? This is the question we ask ourselves when we encounter the strangest and most seemingly impossible coincidences, like the woman who won the lottery four times or the fact that Lincoln's dreams foreshadowed his own assassination. But, when we look at coincidences mathematically,...
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Magnitude: The Scale of the Universe

Megan/ Arcand Kimberly Watzke · Black Dog & Leventhal
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of illustrated science bestsellers, like Thing Explainer and harkening back to the classic film The Powers of Ten, this unique, fully-illustrated, four-color book explores and visualizes the concept of scale in our universe. In Magnitude, Kimberly Arcand and Megan Watzke...
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Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical

Johnny Ball · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

In this book, Johnny Ball tells one of the most important stories in world history - the story of mathematics. By introducing us to the major characters and leading us through many historical twists and turns, Johnny slowly unravels the tale of how humanity built up a knowledge and understanding...
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Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity

MICHAEL KINCH · Pegasus Books
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

A smart and compelling examination of the science of immunity, the public policy implications of vaccine denial, and the real-world outcomes of failing to vaccinate. If you have a child in school, you may have heard stories of long-dormant diseases suddenly reappearing -- cases of measles,...
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Let's Review Chemistry: The Physical Setting

Albert S. Tarendash M.S. · Barron's Educational Series; 5 edition
Format: Book

Barron's Let's Review Series titles are classroom textbook supplements that help prepare high school students who are studying for New York State Regents exams. This book reviews all high school-level chemistry topics and includes: A topic review covering atomic structure, chemical...
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Losing Earth: A Recent History

Nathaniel Rich · MCD
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change -- including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes, risked their careers in a desperate, escalating campaign to convince the world...
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The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves

Eric R Kandel · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Nobel Prize recipient Eric R. Kandel investigates The Disordered Mind to uncover what brain disorders reveal about human nature. This challenging study will not only help transform medical care but also encourage a new humanism based in part on the biological confirmation of individuality.Eric...
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The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life

David Quammen · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Nonpareil science writer David Quammen explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology can change our understanding of evolution and life's history, with powerful implications for human health and even our own human nature. In the mid-1970s, scientists began using DNA sequences to reexamine...
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Immune: How Your Body Defends and Protects You

CATHERINE CARVER · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The human body is like an exceedingly well-fortified castle, defended by billions of soldiers--some live for less than a day, others remember battles for decades, but all are essential in protecting us from disease. This hidden army is our immune system, and without it we could not survive...
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