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Common Ground: Encounters with Nature at the Edges of Life

Rob Cowen · The University of Chicago Press
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

All too often, we think of nature as something distinct from ourselves, something to go and see, a place that's separate from the ordinary modern world in which we live and work. But if we take the time to look, we soon find that's not how nature works. Even in our parceled-out,...
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Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing

Dave Grossman · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

The author of the 400, 000-copy bestseller "On Killing "reveals how violent video games have ushered in a new era of mass homicide--and what we must do about it. """Paducah, Kentucky, 1997" a 14-year-old boy shoots eight students in a prayer circle at his school....
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Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital

David Oshinsky · Doubleday
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine. Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled...
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A Wretched and Precarious Situation: In Search of the Last Arctic Frontier

David Welky · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

A remarkable true story of adventure, betrayal, and survival set in one of the world's most inhospitable places.In 1906, from atop a snow-swept hill in the ice fields northwest of Greenland, hundreds of miles from another human being, Commander Robert E. Peary spotted a line of mysterious...
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A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves

Walter Alvarez · W W Norton
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Famed geologist Walter Alvarez expands our view of human history by revealing the cosmic, geologic, and evolutionary forces that have shaped us. Big History, the field that studies the entire known past of our universe to give context to human existence, has so far been the domain of historians....
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Einstein's Greatest Mistake: A Biography

David Bodanis · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From the best-selling author of E=mc2, a brisk, accessible biography of Albert Einstein that reveals the genius and hubris of the titan of modern physics Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory...
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Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets

Charles P Wohlforth · Pantheon Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

From a leading planetary scientist and an award-winning science writer: a propulsive account of the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that may well be achievable.We are at the cusp of a golden age in space science, as increasingly...
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The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age

David Biello · Scribner
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

With the historical perspective of The Song of the Dodo and the urgency of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, a brilliant young environmental journalist argues that we must innovate and adapt to save planet Earth.Civilization is in crisis, facing disasters of our own making on the only...
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Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations

Dan Ariely · Ted
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

Bestselling author Dan Ariely reveals fascinating new insights into motivation - showing that the subject is far more complex than we ever imagined.Every day we work hard to motivate ourselves, the people we live with, the people who work for and do business with us. In this way, much of what...
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A Space Traveler's Guide to the Solar System

Mark Thompson · Pegasus Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

An eye-opening and provocative tour of our solar system, from one of Britain's celebrated astronomists. Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut, traveling through the universe on your very own space mission? What would it be like to tour the solar system, visiting the sun and the planets,...
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