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Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies

Mark Zegarelli · For Dummies
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

Master the fundamentals first for a smoother ride through math Basic Math & Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies is your ticket to finally getting a handle on math! Designed to help you strengthen your weak spots and pinpoint problem areas, this book provides hundreds of practice problems...
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The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics

Leonard Susskind · Basic Books
Format: Paperback

A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2013If you ever regretted not taking physics in college - or simply want to know how to think like a physicist - this is the book for you. In this bestselling introduction, physicist Leonard Susskind and hacker-scientist George Hrabovsky offer a first...
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Pre-Calculus: 1,001 Practice Problems For Dummies

Mary Jane Sterling · For Dummies; 1 edition
Format: Book

Prepare for calculus the smart way, with customizable pre-calculus practice 1,001 Pre-Calculus Practice Problems For Dummies offers 1,001 opportunities to gain confidence in your math skills. Much more than a workbook, this study aid provides pre-calculus problems ranked from easy to advanced,...
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What Should We Be Worried About?: Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night

John Brockman · Harper Perennial

Drawing from the horizons of science, todays leading thinkers reveal the hidden threats nobody is talking about—and expose the false fears everyone else is distracted by.What should we be worried about? That is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org The worlds smartest website—The...
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Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World

Mark Miodownik · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller An eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? Why does any material look and behave the way it does?...
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The Seventy Great Inventions Of The Ancient World

Brian M Fagan · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Stone choppers, eyed needles, camel saddles, chariots, and contraceptives: the past is paved with remarkable inventions. The latest book in this popular series takes us on an eye-opening and unusual journey through early human innovationsùsome fundamental and others intriguing or bizarre....
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Algebra I For Dummies

Mary Jane Sterling · John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293576) was previously published as Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9780470559642) . While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product....
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The Cellulite Myth: It's Not Fat, It's Fascia

ASHLEY BLACK · POST HILL PR
Pages: 200
Format: Print book

The last book you'll ever need about cellulite, and the first book you need to take control and change your health forever! Forget everything you've ever been told about cellulite - it's a myth! Ashley Black, fascia pioneer, and body guru to the stars, unveils never before known secrets...
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Dawn of the Neuron: The Early Struggles to Trace the Origin of Nervous Systems

Michel Anctil · McGill-Queens University Press
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

In science, sometimes it is best to keep things simple. Initially discrediting the discovery of neurons in jellyfish, mid-nineteenth-century scientists grouped jellyfish, comb-jellies, hydra, and sea anemones together under one term - "coelenterates" - and deemed these animals...
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College Algebra

Margaret L Lial · Pearson
Pages: 738
Format: Print book

For courses in college algebra. Steadfast Support for your Evolving Course The College Algebra series, by Lial, Hornsby, Schneider, and Daniels, combines the experience of master teachers to help students develop both the conceptual understanding and the analytical skills necessary for success...
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Physics I Practice Problems For Dummies

Consumer Dummies · For Dummies
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback

Physics I Practice Problems For Dummies takes readers beyond the instruction and practice provided in Physics I For Dummies, giving them hundreds of opportunities to solve problems from the major concepts introduced in a Physics I course. With the book, readers also get access to practice...
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Elementary & Intermediate Algebra: Graphs & Models

Marvin L Bittinger · Pearson
Pages: 1104
Format: Print book

For courses in elementary and intermediate algebra. Objective: Visualizing the Concepts One of the hallmarks of the Bittinger Developmental Math program is objective-based learning. In Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Graphs and Models, Fifth Edition, the authors place special...
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Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America

Liz Carlisle · Gotham Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A protégé of Michael Pollan shares the story of a little known group of renegade farmers who defied corporate agribusiness by launching a unique sustainable farm-to-table food movement.The story of the Lentil Underground begins on a 280-acre homestead rooted in America's Great Plains:...
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The Modern Savage: Our Unthinking Decision to Eat Animals

James McWilliams · Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Hardcover

Just Food author James McWilliamss exploration of the compassionate carnivore movement and the paradox of humanitys relationship with animals.In the last four decades, food reformers have revealed the ecological and ethical problems of eating animals raised in industrial settings, turning...
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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

Lisa Randall · Ecco Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

In this brilliant exploration of our cosmic environment, the renowned particle physicist and New York Times bestselling author of Warped Passages and Knocking on Heaven's Door uses her research into dark matter to illuminate the startling connections between the furthest reaches of space...
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Introductory Algebra for College Students

Robert Blitzer · Pearson
Pages: 768
Format: Print book

Gets them engaged. Keeps them engaged. Bob Blitzer's use of realistic applications instantly piques students' curiosity about the presence of mathematical concepts in the world around them. These applications are apparent throughout the entire program-from his relatable examples,...
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Vital Statistics of the United States 2014: Births, Life Expectancy, Deaths, and Selected Health Data

Shana Hertz-Hattis · Bernan Press; 6 edition
Format: Hardcover

Vital Statistics of The United States: Births, Life Expectancy, Deaths, and Selected Health Data brings together a comprehensive collection of birth, mortality, and health data into a single volume. It provides a wealth of information compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics...
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The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming

Natasha Bowens · New Society Publishers
Format: eBook

Imagine the typical American farmer. Many people visualize sun-roughened skin, faded overalls, and calloused hands - hands that are usually white. While there's no doubt the growing trend of organic farming and homesteading is changing how the farmer is portrayed in mainstream media,...
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Anatomy of Dolphins: Insights into Body Structure and Function

Bruno Cozzi · Academic Press
Pages: 456
Format: Hardcover

The Anatomy of Dolphins: Insights into Body Structure and Function is a precise, detailed, fully illustrated, descriptive, and functionally oriented text on the anatomy and morphology of dolphins. It focuses on a number of delphinid species, with keynotes on important dolphin-like genera,...
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The Astronomy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

INC DORLING KINDERSLEY · DK
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos - from ancient times to the present day.From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the universe....
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Deep Space: Beyond the Solar System to the End of the Universe and the Beginning of Time

Govert Schilling · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Format: Hardcover

Govert Schilling explores the mysteries of space that lie beyond our solar system on this mind-bending trip to nebulae, galaxies, black holes, and the edge of the observable universe.Join Govert Schilling on a journey across the universe that will ignite the imagination. The trip begins...
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Idiot's Guides: Physics

Paul V. Pancella · Alpha
Format: Print book

Physics can be a complex and intimidating subject. Idiot's Guides: Physics breaks down the complex topics of physics and makes them easy to understand. Readers will learn from numerous examples and problems that teach all of the fundamentals - Newton's Laws, thermodynamics, mass,...
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CliffsNotes Geometry Common Core Quick Review

M Sunil R Koswatta · Cliffs Notes
Pages: 245
Format: Paperback

A quick in, quick out review of Geometry Common Core math Relevant to high school students enrolled in their Geometry class in those states adhering to the Common Core math standards, this quick review provides targeted chapter-level reviews of topics aligned to the Geometry Common Core...
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Mad Science 2: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But STILL Probably Shouldn't

Theodore Gray · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Best-selling author Theodore Gray is back with all-new spectacular experiments that demonstrate basic principles of chemistry and physics in thrilling and memorable ways For nearly a decade Theodore Gray has been demonstrating basic principles of chemistry and physics through exciting sometimes...
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The Human Story: Where We Come From and How We Evolved

Charles Lockwood · Natural History Museum, London; Updated edition
Format: Paperback

Revised and updated, a concise and accessible guide to man's ancestors, from the earliest hominids such as Sahelanthropus, dating back six to seven million years, through to our own species, Homo sapiens Over the past 25 years there has been an explosion of species' names...
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A Field Guide to Your Own Back Yard

John Hanson Mitchell · Countryman Press; Second Edition edition
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

A wise and poetic field guide to the lives, habits, and quirks of the natural world awaiting just beyond your doorstep ."If there is grass and a few scraggling trees, there will be wildlife," suggests John Hanson Mitchell, an internationally recognized naturalist and advocate...
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Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience

Michael S. Gazzaniga · Ecco; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Michael S. Gazzaniga, one of the most important neuroscientists of the twentieth century, gives us an exciting behind-the-scenes look at his seminal work on that unlikely couple, the right and left brain. Foreword by Steven Pinker.In the mid-twentieth century, Michael S. Gazzaniga, "the...
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Strange New Worlds: The Search for Alien Planets and Life beyond Our Solar System (New in Paperback)

Ray Jayawardhana · Princeton University Press; Reprint edition
Pages: 280
Format: Paperback

In Strange New Worlds, renowned astronomer Ray Jayawardhana brings news from the front lines of the epic quest to find planets--and alien life--beyond our solar system. Only in the past two decades, after millennia of speculation, have astronomers begun to discover planets around other...
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Citizen Science: How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery

Caren Cooper · Overlook Press
Pages: 294
Format: Print book

The engaging history of the people whose contributions to scientific pursuits make us rethink the meaning of the word "scientist."Think you need a degree in science to contribute to important scientific discoveries? Think again. All around the world, in fields ranging from astronomy...
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The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors

John R Gribbin · Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 646
Format: Paperback

A wonderfully readable account of scientific development over the past five hundred years, focusing on the lives and achievements of individual scientists, by the bestselling author of In Search of Schrodinger's CatIn this ambitious new book, John Gribbin tells the stories of the people...
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Algebra I (Cliffs Quick Review)

Jerry Bobrow Ph.D. · Cliffs Notes; 1 edition
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions.Whether you're brushing up on pre-Algebra concepts or on your way toward mastering algebraic fractions,...
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Algebra Success in 20 Minutes a Day

LearningExpress · LearningExpress
Pages: 256
Format:  Book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats

Whether youre new to algebra or just looking for a refresher, Algebra Success in 20 Minutes a Day offers a 20-step lesson plan that provides quick and thorough instruction in practical, critical skills. Stripped of unnecessary math jargon but bursting with algebra essentials, this handy...
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The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities

Caleb Scharf · Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

Longlisted for the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing AwardThe Sunday Times (UK) Best Science Book of 2014A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2014An NBC News Top Science and Tech Book of 2014A Politics & Prose 2014 Staff PickIn the sixteenth century, Nicolaus...
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Your Baby's Microbiome: The Critical Role of Vaginal Birth and Breastfeeding for Lifelong Health

Toni Harman · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

From the Directors of the Award-Winning Documentary Microbirth At least two amazing events happen during childbirth. There's the obvious main event, which is the emergence of a new human into the world. But there's another event taking place simultaneously, a crucial event that...
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Business Statistics For Dummies

Alan Anderson · For Dummies; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

Score higher in your business statistics course? Easy. Business statistics is a common course for business majors and MBA candidates. It examines common data sets and the proper way to use such information when conducting research and producing informational reports such as profit and loss...
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Basic Math and Pre-Algebra For Dummies

Mark Zegarelli · John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

Tips for simplifying tricky basic math and pre-algebra operations Whether you're a student preparing to take algebra or a parent who wants or needs to brush up on basic math, this fun, friendly guide has the tools you need to get in gear. From positive, negative, and whole numbers to fractions,...
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AP Biology For Dummies

Peter Mikulecky · For Dummies; 1 edition
Pages: 388
Format: Paperback

Relax. The fact that you’re even considering taking the AP Biology exam means you’re smart, hard-working and ambitious. All you need is to get up to speed on the exam’s topics and themes and take a couple of practice tests to get comfortable with its question formats and time...
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Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory

Edward J. Larson · Modern Library
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

"I often said before starting, that I had no doubt I should frequently repent of the whole undertaking." So wrote Charles Darwin aboard The Beagle, bound for the Galapagos Islands and what would arguably become the greatest and most controversial discovery in scientific history....
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Chemistry: 1,001 Practice Problems For Dummies

Heather Hattori · For Dummies; 1 edition
Format: Book

Practice makes perfect and helps deepen your understanding of chemistry Every high school requires a course in chemistry and many universities require the course for majors in medicine engineering biology and various other sciences Chemistry Practice Problems For Dummies provides students...
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Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

Neil deGrasse Tyson · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

A thought-provoking and humorous collection on NASA and the future of space travel. Neil deGrasse Tyson is a rare breed of astrophysicist, one who can speak as easily and brilliantly with popular audiences as with professional scientists. Now that NASA has put human space flight effectively...
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Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It

Seidenberg Mar · Basic Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

In 2011, when an international survey reported that students in Shanghai dramatically outperformed American students in reading, math, and science, President Obama declared it a "Sputnik moment": a wake-up call about the dismal state of American education. Little has changed,...
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A Field Guide to Your Own Back Yard

John Hanson Mitchell · Countryman Press
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Here is a book to enhance our appreciation of the small citizens of the world and to introduce us to the neighbors we never knew we had, from spotted salamanders to meadow voles, from snowy tree crickets to ambrosia beetles, all living within steps of your door. "If there is grass...
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Idiot's Guides: Algebra II

Carolyn Wheater · Alpha Books
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

Perhaps no subject strikes so much fear in the hearts of high school and college students as Algebra I, except of course its older, meaner sibling, Algebra II! Starting with reinforcing concepts from Algebra I and with lots of practice and tips along the way, Idiot's Guides: Algebra...
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The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life

Alex Bellos · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Here’s Looking at Euclid, a dazzling new book that turns even the most complex math into a brilliantly entertaining narrative.From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes you on a journey of mathematical...
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Everyone Is African: How Science Explodes the Myth of Race

Daniel J. Fairbanks · Prometheus Books
Format: Print book

What does science say about race? In this book a distinguished research geneticist presents abundant evidence showing that traditional notions about distinct racial differences have little scientific foundation. In short, racism is not just morally wrong; it has no basis in fact.The author...
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Algebra I Workbook For Dummies

Mary Jane Sterling · For Dummies
Pages: 312
Format: Paperback

The grade-saving Algebra I companion, with hundreds of additional practice problems online Algebra I Workbook For Dummies is your solution to the Algebra brain-block. With hundreds of practice and example problems mapped to the typical high school Algebra class, you'll crack the code in no time!...
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Exploring Southern Appalachian Forests: An Ecological Guide to 30 Great Hikes in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia

Stephanie B. Jeffries · The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

This unique hiking guide to the southern Appalachian mountains leads readers to explore the rich forest ecosystems and other natural communities visitors encounter along the trail. Drawing on years of experience guiding forest walks throughout the region, Steph Jeffries and Tom Wentworth...
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The Universe: Leading Scientists Explore the Origin, Mysteries, and Future of the Cosmos

John Brockman · Harper Perennial
Format: Book

John Brockman brings together the worlds best-known physicists and science writers—including Brian Greene, Walter Isaacson, Nobel Prize-winner Frank Wilczek, Benoit Mandelbrot, and Martin Rees—to explain the universe in all wondrous splendor.In The Universe, todays most influential...
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Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies

Donna Rae Siegfried · John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 360
Format: Print book

Learn about the human body from the inside out Some people think that knowing about what goes on inside the human body can sap life of its mystery - which is too bad for them. Anybody who's ever taken a peak under the hood knows that the human body, and all its various structures and functions,...
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Beginning Algebra

K Elayn Martin-Gay · Pearson
Pages: 720
Format: Print book

For courses in beginning algebra. Every student can succeed. Elayn Martin-Gay's developmental math textbooks and video resources are motivated by her firm belief that every student can succeed. Martin-Gay's focus on the student shapes her clear, accessible writing, inspires...
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Barron's AP Statistics, 8th Edition

Martin Sternstein Ph.D. · Barron's Educational Series; 8 edition
Format: Print book

This manuals in-depth preparation for the AP Statistics exam features the 35 absolutely best AP Statistics exam hints found anywhere, and includesA diagnostic test and five full-length and up-to-date practice examsAll test questions answered and explainedAdditional multiple-choice and free-response...
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Statistics: 1,001 Practice Problems For Dummies

Consumer Dummies · For Dummies; 1 edition
Format: Book

1,001 practice opportunities to score higher in statistics 1,001 Statistics Practice Problems For Dummies takes you beyond the instruction and guidance offered in Statistics For Dummies to give you a more hands-on understanding of statistics. The practice problems offered range in difficulty,...
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Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes--and What We Can Learn from Them

Mark McClusky · Hudson Street Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The world of high-performance athletics is changing forever. Not so long ago, you could compete at the top level with hard work and a good coach, but today, it's impossible to separate the achievements of athletes from the scientists who support them.In Faster, Higher, Stronger, veteran...
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Think: Why You Should Question Everything

Guy P. Harrison · Prometheus Books
Format: Paperback

Think more critically, learn to question everything, and don't let your own brain trip you up.  This fresh and exciting approach to science, skepticism, and critical thinking will enlighten and inspire readers of all ages. With a mix of wit and wisdom, it challenges everyone...
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Gender Medicine: The Groundbreaking New Science of Gender- and Sex-Based Diagnosis and Treatment

Marek Glezerman M.D. · Overlook Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The groundbreaking call for reform, challenging the dangerous assumption that male and female patients can be effectively treated in the same wayOver millions of years, male and female bodies developed crucial physiological differences to improve the chances for human survival. These differences...
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An Illustrated Identifier and Encyclopedia of Wild Flowers and Flora: An authoritative guide to more than 750 wild flowers of the world

Mick Lavelle · Lorenz Books
Format: Hardcover

A stunning expert guide to the most significant wild flowers, trrees, shrubs, herbs, cacti, grasses, mosses, aquatic plants and weeds of the world, beautifully illlustrated with 1700 botanical artworks, photographs and maps.
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Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars

Lee Billings · Current Hardcover; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

An intimate history of Earth and the quest for life beyond the solar system For 4.6 billion years our living planet has been alone in a vast and silent universe. But soon, Earth's isolation could come to an end. Over the past two decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of planets...
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Mathematics and the Real World: The Remarkable Role of Evolution in the Making of Mathematics

Zvi Artstein · Prometheus Books
Format: Kindle Edition

In this accessible and illuminating study of how the science of mathematics developed, a veteran math researcher and educator looks at the ways in which our evolutionary makeup is both a help and a hindrance to the study of math.Artstein chronicles the discovery of important mathematical...
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Idiot's Guides: Calculus II

Alpha. · Alpha
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

Idiot's Guides: Calculus II, like its counterpart Idiot's Guides: Calculus I, is a curriculum-based companion book that continues the tradition of taking the sting out of calculus by adding more explanatory graphs and illustrations in easy-to-understand language, practice problems, and even...
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Plastic Purge: How to Use Less Plastic, Eat Better, Keep Toxins Out of Your Body, and Help Save the Sea Turtles!

Michael SanClements · St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Paperback

Now a Denver Post #1 bestseller. Plastic is everywhere we look. Our computers and children's toys are made out of it, and our water and slices of American cheese are packaged in it. But why is there so much and what is it doing to our bodies? Is it possible to use less plastic and be happier...
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Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body Much More Than It Thinks

Guy Claxton · Yale University Press
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

If you think that intelligence emanates from the mind and that reasoning necessitates the suppression of emotion, you'd better think again - or rather not "think" at all. In his provocative new book, Guy Claxton draws on the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology to reveal...
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How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

Jordan Ellenberg · Penguin Group USA
Pages: 468
Format: Print book

The Freakonomics of math--a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our handsThe math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows...
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Cracking the AP Statistics Exam, 2015 Edition

Princeton Review · Princeton Review; 1 Csm edition
Format: Book

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the AP Statistics Exam with The Princeton Reviews comprehensive study guide—including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, and 2 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations....
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Algebra and Trigonometry Enhanced with Graphing Utilities

Michael Sullivan · Pearson
Pages: 1200
Format: Print book

Prepare, Practice, Review The Sullivan s time-tested approach focuses students on the fundamental skills they need for the course: "preparing "for class, "practicing "with homework, and "reviewing" the concepts. The Enhanced with Graphing Utilities Series has evolved...
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The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life

Alex Bellos · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 337
Format: Paperback

"A first-rate survey of the world of mathematics ... Great reading for the intellectually curious," (Kirkus Reviews) from the bestselling author of Here's Looking at Euclid - a dazzling new book that turns even the most complex math into a brilliantly entertaining read.From...
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National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Fifth Edition

Jonathan Alderfer · National Geographic; 5 edition
Pages: 504
Format: Paperback

Birding is the fastest growing wildlife-related activity in the U.S., and even conservative estimates put the current number of U.S. birders at 50 million. According to the New York Times, some authorities predict that by 2050 there will be more than 100 million—and the National Geographic...
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Physics Demystified, 2nd Edition

Stan Gibilisco · McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Pages: 557
Format: Paperback

Understanding PHYSICS just got a whole lot EASIER! Stumped trying to make sense of physics? Here's your solution. Physics Demystified, Second Edition helps you grasp the essential concepts with ease. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by covering classical physics,...
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Basic Math and Pre-Algebra: 1,001 Practice Problems For Dummies

Mark Zegarelli · For Dummies; 1 edition
Pages: 408
Format: Paperback

1001 Basic Math & Pre- Algebra Practice Problems For Dummies Practice makes perfect and helps deepen your understanding of basic math and pre-algebra by solving problems 1001 Basic Math & Pre-Algebra Practice Problems For Dummies, with free access to online practice problems, takes...
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Trigonometry For Dummies

Mary Jane Sterling · For Dummies; 2 edition
Format: Paperback

A plain-English guide to the basics of trig Trigonometry deals with the relationship between the sides and angles of triangles...mostly right triangles. In practical use, trigonometry is a friend to astronomers who use triangulation to measure the distance between stars. Trig also has applications...
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Cracking the Particle Code of the Universe

John W Moffat · Oxford University Press
Pages: 232
Format: Print book

Among the current books that celebrate the discovery of the Higgs boson, Cracking the Particle Code of the Universe is a rare objective treatment of the subject. The book is an insider's behind-the-scenes look at the arcane, fascinating world of theoretical and experimental particle physics...
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Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies

Joseph Schmuller · For Dummies; 3 edition
Format: Paperback

Take the mystery out of statistical terms and put Excel to work! If you need to create and interpret statistics in business or classroom settings, this easy-to-use guide is just what you need. It shows you how to use Excel's powerful tools for statistical analysis, even if you've...
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True Genius: The Life and Work of Richard Garwin, the Most Influential Scientist You've Never Heard of

Joel N Shurkin · Prometheus Books
Pages: 340
Format: Print book

Richard Garwin was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama Called a "true genius" by Enrico Fermi, Richard Garwin has influenced modern life in far-reaching ways, yet he is hardly known outside the physics community. This is the first biography of one of America's...
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How to Read the Solar System: A Guide to the Stars and Planets

Paul Abel · Pegasus Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A fresh and essential guide to understanding and interpreting the wonders of our solar system, from two intrepid young astronomers who are the hosts of the popular BBC television series, "The Sky at Night."What exactly is the solar system? We've all learned the basics at school...
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The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch

Lewis Dartnell · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch?If our technological society collapsed tomorrow, perhaps from a viral pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact, what would be the one book you would want to press into the hands of the postapocalyptic survivors? What...
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A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing

Lawrence M. Krauss · Atria Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

WHERE DID THE UNIVERSE COME FROM WHAT WAS THERE BEFORE IT WHAT WILL THE FUTURE BRING AND FINALLY WHY IS THERE SOMETHING RATHER THAN NOTHING Lawrence Krausss provocative answers to these and other timeless questions in a wildly popular lecture now on YouTube have attracted almost a million...
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The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Bodys Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You

Sylvia Tara · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 235
Format: Print book

This groundbreaking work of practical, popular science reveals that fat is much smarter than we think.Fat is an obsession, a dirty word, a subject of national handwringing -- and, according to biochemist Sylvia Tara, the least-understood part of our body.You may not love your fat, but your...
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Calculus Workbook For Dummies

Mark Ryan · For Dummies; 2 edition
Format: Print book

Your light-hearted, practical approach to conquering calculus Does the thought of calculus give you a coronary? You arent alone. Thankfully, this new edition of Calculus Workbook For Dummies makes it infinitely easier. Focusing beyond the classroom, it contains calculus exercises you can work...
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Brain Storms: The Race to Unlock the Mysteries of Parkinson's Disease

Jon Palfreman · Scientific American
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2015 - Publishers WeeklyA star science journalist with Parkinson's reveals the inner workings of this perplexing disease Seven million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson's, and doctors, researchers, and patients continue to hunt for a cure. In Brain...
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Idiot's Guides: Basic Math and Pre-Algebra

Carolyn Wheater · Alpha
Format: Book

Idiots Guides Basic Math and Pre-Algebra helps readers get up to speed and relearn the primary concepts of mathematics, geometry, and pre-algebra. Content includes basic math operations addition, subtraction, multiplication, division word problems factors and multiples fractions, decimals,...
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Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam, 2015 Edition

Princeton Review · Princeton Review; 1 edition
Format: Book

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the AP Calculus AB Exam with The Princeton Reviews comprehensive study guide—including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, and 3 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations....
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Algebra II For Dummies

Mary Jane Sterling · For Dummies
Pages: 408
Format: Paperback

Your complete guide to acing Algebra II Do quadratic equations make you queasy? Does the mere thought of logarithms make you feel lethargic? You're not alone! Algebra can induce anxiety in the best of us, especially for the masses that have never counted math as their forte. But here's...
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Wildflowers of the Eastern United States: An Introduction to Common Species of Woods, Wetlands and Fields

John Eastman · Stackpole Books
Format: Print book

Descriptions by wild plant expert John Eastman offer details on the identification, growth, interaction, locations, and more Covers some 130 common wildflower species and species groups, including forest, field, and wetland plants Features full color photos for each flower
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Silent Witnesses: The Often Gruesome but Always Fascinating History of Forensic Science

Nigel McCrery · Chicago Review Press
Format: Paperback

Crime novelist and former police officer Nigel McCrery provides an account of all the major areas of forensic science from around the world over the past two centuries. The book weaves dramatic narrative and scientific principles together in a way that allows readers to figure out crimes...
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A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design

Frank Wilczek · Penguin Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Does the universe embody beautiful ideas?Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this "beautiful question." With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present. Wilczek's...
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The Art of the Map: An Illustrated History of Map Elements and Embellishments

Dennis Reinhartz · Sterling
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

This lavishly illustrated history of the golden age of cartography, from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries, explores not only the embellishments on maps but also what they reveal about the world in which they were created. Here there be monsters real and imagined; ships...
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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Jared Diamond · Viking Adult; 1 edition
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

A study of the downfall of some of historys greatest civilizations, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, includes coverage of such cultures as the Anasazi, the Maya, and the Viking colony on Greenland, tracing patterns of environmental damage, climate...
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Seed Libraries: And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People

Cindy Conner · New Society Publishers
Pages: 177
Format: Print book

Historically, seed companies were generally small, often family-run businesses. Because they were regionally based, they could focus on varieties well-suited to the local environment. A Pacific Northwest company, for example, would specialize in different cultivars than a company based...
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Extinction and Evolution: What Fossils Reveal About the History of Life

Niles Eldredge · Firefly Books Ltd.
Pages: 256
Format: Book

"This book is a splendidly illustrated and thoughtfully constructed account of one of the greatest ideas ever conceived by the human mind -- evolution. Eldredge has cleverly combined our knowledge of living organisms with instructive insights into the fossil record to convincingly...
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College Algebra and Trigonometry

Margaret L Lial · Pearson
Pages: 1200
Format: Print book

For courses in college algebra and trigonometry. Steadfast Support for your Evolving Course The College Algebra series, by Lial, Hornsby, Schneider, and Daniels, combines the experience of master teachers to help students develop both the conceptual understanding and the analytical skills...
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Mathematics and the Real World: The Remarkable Role of Evolution in the Making of Mathematics

Zvi Artstein · Prometheus Books
Format: Hardcover

In this accessible and illuminating study of how the science of mathematics developed, a veteran math researcher and educator looks at the ways in which our evolutionary makeup is both a help and a hindrance to the study of math.Artstein chronicles the discovery of important mathematical...
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Everyday Calculus: Discovering the Hidden Math All Around Us

Oscar E Fernandez · Princeton University Press
Pages: 150
Format: Hardcover

Uses everyday experiences to reveal the hidden calculus behind a typical day's events, showing how math naturally emerges from simple observations such as how hot coffee cools down, and demonstrating that calculus can be both useful and fascinating.
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Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe

Eric Chaisson · Pearson
Pages: 521
Format: Print book

For one-semester Introduction to Astronomy courses. With the Eighth Edition of Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide , trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan bring a renewed freshness and analysis to recent changes in our understanding of the cosmos. As with the other two books...
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