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The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions

PETER BRANNEN · ECCO
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Our world has ended five times: it has been broiled, frozen, poison-gassed, smothered, and pelted by asteroids. In The Ends of the World, Peter Brannen dives into deep time, exploring Earth's past dead ends, and in the process, offers us a glimpse of our possible future.Many scientists...
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The Art of Fear: Why Conquering Fear Won't Work and What to Do Instead

KRISTEN ULMER · Harper Wave
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In this conversation-changing book, a former professional extreme skier revolutionizes our understanding of fear and provides the tools we need to build a healthy relationship with this complex emotion - and use it as a positive force in our lives.We all feel fear. Yet we are often told...
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The Close Encounters Man: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs

MARK O'CONNELL · Dey Street Books
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

The wildly entertaining and eye-opening biography of J. Allen Hynek, the astronomer who invented the concept of "Close Encounters" with alien life, inspired Steven Spielberg's blockbuster classic science fiction epic film, and made a nation want to believe in UFOs.In June...
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Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating

Charles Spence · Viking
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The science behind a good meal: all the sounds, sights, and tastes that make us like what we're eating - and want to eat more.Why do we consume 35 percent more food when eating with one other person, and 75 percent more when dining with three? How do we explain the fact that people...
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Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death

ADRIAN OWEN · Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In this startling and thought-provoking book, which will remind readers of works by Oliver Sacks and Atul Gawande, a world-renowned neuroscientist reveals his controversial, groundbreaking work with patients whose brains were previously thought vegetative or non-responsive but turn out - in up to 20 percent...
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The Great Outdoors: A User's Guide: Everything You Need to Know Before Heading into the Wild

Brendan Leonard · Artisan
Pages: 319
Format: Hardcover

The outdoor market has never been hotter. This easy introduction to outdoor life will ensure that even a novice won't get lost in the woods while finding an activity he loves to do in the great outdoors--whether it's hiking a 14er or camping on ice. With 400 strategies for engaging in the outdoors,...
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American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World

DAVID BARON · LIVERIGHT PUBLISHING CORP
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

This epic story of a nineteenth-century celestial drama will enthrall readers, as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years plunges America into darkness. In the scorching summer of 1878, with the Gilded Age in its infancy, three tenacious and brilliant scientists raced to Wyoming...
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Snooze: The Lost Art of Sleep

Michael McGirr · Pegasus Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A profound exploration of the precious resource of sleep -- and of the causes and consequences of getting too little of it. Michael McGirr always had trouble sleeping. The arrival of baby twins, however, made him realize that he'd never before known true exhaustion. And while he celebrated...
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Atomic Adventures: Secret Islands, Forgotten N-Rays, and Isotopic Murder: A Journey into the Wild World of Nuclear Science

James A Mahaffey · Pegasus Books
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The latest investigation from acclaimed nuclear engineer and author James Mahaffey unearths forgotten nuclear endeavors throughout history that were sometimes hair-brained, often risky, and always fascinating. Whether you are a scientist or a poet, pro-nuclear energy or staunch opponent,...
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A Hole in the Wind: A Climate Scientist's Bicycle Journey Across the United States

DAVID GOODRICH · Pegasus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An epic bicycle journey across the American hinterland that engages the challenges of climate change alongside a diverse array of American voices. After a distinguished career in climate science as the Director of the UN Global Climate Observing System in Geneva, David Goodrich returned...
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