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The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir

Michele Harper · Riverhead Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An emergency room physician explores how a life of service to others taught her how to heal herself.Michele Harper is a female, African American emergency room physician in a profession that is overwhelmingly male and white. Brought up in Washington, D.C., in a complicated family, she went...
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Android For Dummies

Dan Gookin · For Dummies
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

This book focuses on Android technology for both phones and tablets. The difference between the two is slight, primarily that phones can place and receive phone calls, and tablets feature more screen real estate. Beyond that, both devices work identically. Indeed, the existing titles featured...
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Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures

Merlin Sheldrake · Random House
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A mind-bending journey into the hidden world of fungi that will change your understanding of life on earth "A dazzling, vibrant, vision-changing book . . . I ended it wonderstruck at the fungal world--the secrets of which modern science is only now beginning to fathom." - Robert...
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Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind

Kermit Pattison

"A rip-roaring tale, Fossil Men is one of those rare books that can be a prism through which to view the world, exposing the fabric of the Earth and illuminating the Tree of Life." - New York Times bestselling author Peter Nichols

A behind-the-scenes accoun

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The Human Cosmos: Civilization and the Stars

Jo Marchant · Dutton
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

An historically unprecedented disconnect between humanity and the heavens has opened. Jo Marchant's book can begin to heal it. For at least 20,000 years, we have led not just an earthly existence but a cosmic one. Celestial cycles drove every aspect of our daily lives. Our innate relationship...
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Inferno: A Memoir of Motherhood and Madness

Catherine Cho · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Inferno is the riveting memoir of a young mother who is separated from her newborn son and husband when she's involuntarily committed to a psychiatric ward in New Jersey after a harrowing bout of postpartum psychosis.When Catherine Cho and her husband set off from London to introduce...
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Make: More Electronics: Journey Deep Into the World of Logic Chips, Amplifiers, Sensors, and Randomicity

Charles Platt · Maker Media, Inc; 1 edition

Want to learn even more about electronics in a fun, hands-on way? If you finished the projects in Make: Electronics, or if you're already familiar with the material in that book, you're ready for Make: More Electronics. Right away, you'll start working on real projects, and you'll...
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The Smallest Lights in the Universe: A Memoir

Sara Seager · Crown
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An MIT astrophysicist searches for meaning in the wake of her husband's death, even as she scours the universe for an Earth-like exoplanet, in this powerful memoir of cutting edge science, unexpected discoveries, and new beginnings.Sara Seager has made it her life's work to peer...
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Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics

Leonard Mlodinow · Pantheon
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

An intimate and inspirational exploration of Stephen Hawking--the man, the friend, and the physicist.Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential physicists in the world. He left a mark in our culture that touched the lives of millions. His books have inspired countless scientists-to-be,...
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