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The Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist

Tim Birkhead · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Bird Sense, a biography of Francis Willughby, the man who pulled the study of birds out of the dark ages and formed the foundations of modern ornithology. Francis Willughby lived and thrived in the midst of the rapidly accelerating scientific revolution of the seventeenth...
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Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

An exploration of the age-old complicity between skywatchers and warfighters, from the best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson...
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The History of Physics

Isaac Asimov · Walker Publishing Company; Revised edition
Pages: 762
Format: Hardcover

Omnibus of three books originally published separately: Understanding Physics: Motion, Sound and Heat; Understanding Physics: Light, Magnetism and Electricity; and Understanding Physics: The Proton, Neutron and Electron. It was reprinted under the title Understanding Physics in 1993. To the original...
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Cracking the AP Biology Exam 2018, Premium Edition

PRINCETON REVIEW. · Princeton Review
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback

PREMIUM PRACTICE FOR A PERFECT 5! Equip yourself to ace the AP Biology Exam with this Premium version of The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide. In addition to all the great material in our classic Cracking the AP Biology Exam guide - thorough content reviews, targeted test...
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The Way of Coyote: Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds

Gavin Van Horn · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A hiking trail through majestic mountains. A raw, unpeopled wilderness stretching as far as the eye can see. These are the settings we associate with our most famous books about nature. But Gavin Van Horn isn't most nature writers. He lives and works not in some perfectly remote cabin...
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The Order of Time

Carlo Rovelli · Riverhead Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a concise, elegant exploration of time.Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites...
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Catching Breath: The Making and Unmaking of Tuberculosis

KATHRYN LOUGHEED · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

With more than a million victims every year--more than any other disease, including malaria--and antibiotic resistance now found in every country worldwide, tuberculosis is once again proving itself to be one of the smartest killers that humanity has ever faced. But it's hardly surprising...
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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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Brief Answers to the Big Questions

STEPHEN HAWKING · Bantam
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant and page-turning posthumous work.Why are we here? Will we survive? Will technology save us? How can we thrive?Stephen...
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Relativity: The Special and the General Theory, 100th Anniversary edition

Albert Einstein · Princeton University Press; 100th Anniversary edition
Format: Hardcover

After completing the final version of his general theory of relativity in November 1915, Albert Einstein wrote a book about relativity for a popular audience. His intention was "to give an exact insight into the theory of relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical...
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Close Encounters with Humankind: A Paleoanthropologist Investigates Our Evolving Species

SANG-HEE LEE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In this captivating bestseller, Korea's first paleoanthropologist offers fresh insights into humanity's dawn and evolution.What can fossilized teeth tell us about the life expectancy of our ancient ancestors? How did farming play a problematic role in the history of human evolution? How can simple...
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Out of the Shadow of a Giant: Hooke, Halley, and the Birth of Science

John Gribbin · Yale University Press
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover

What if Newton had never lived? A compelling dual biography argues that Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley easily could have filled the giant's shoes - and deserve credit for the birth of modern science. Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley, whose place in history has been overshadowed by the giant...
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Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome

Venki Ramakrishnan · Basic Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A Nobel Prize-winning biologist tells the riveting story of his race to discover the inner workings of biology's most important molecule"Ramakrishnan's writing is so honest, lucid and engaging that I could not put this book down until I had read to the very end."--Siddhartha Mukherjee,...
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Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York

Ted Steinberg · Simon & Schuster; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award for US History A “fascinating, encyclopedic history…of greater New York City through an ecological lens” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)—the sweeping story of one of the most man-made spots on earth.Gotham Unbound recounts the four-century...
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