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Buzz, Sting, Bite: Why We Need Insects

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An enthusiastic, witty, and informative introduction to the world of insects and why we - and the planet we inhabit - could not survive without them.

Insects comprise roughly half of the animal kingdom. They live everywhere - deep inside caves, 18,000 feet high in the Himalayas,...
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The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast

Andrew Blum · Ecco
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed author of Tubes, a lively and surprising tour through the global network that predicts our weather, the people behind it, and what it reveals about our climate and our planet

The weather is the foundation of our daily lives. It's a staple of small talk, the app on our smartphones,...

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The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future

Jon Gertner · Random House
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A riveting, urgent account of the explorers and scientists racing to understand the rapidly melting ice sheet in Greenland, a dramatic harbinger of climate change

Greenland: a remote, mysterious island five times the size of California but with a population of just 56,000. The ice sheet...
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One Giant Leap: The Untold Story of How We Flew to the Moon

Charles Fishman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author of The Wal-Mart Effect, Charles Fishman reveals the untold true story of the men and women charged with taking the United States to the Moon.

President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress...
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Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of

Robert M. Hazen · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An enchanting biography of the most resonant -- and most necessary -- chemical element on Earth.

Carbon is everywhere: in the paper of this book and the blood of our bodies. It's with us from beginning to end, present in our baby clothes and coffin alike. We live on a carbon planet,...

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Chasing the Moon: The People, the Politics, and the Promise That Launched America into the Space Age

Robert L. Stone · Ballantine Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A charismatic young president issued the historic Moon landing challenge. This book, which greatly expands the companion PBS series, tell the stories of the visionaries--based on eyewitness accounts and newly discovered archival material--who helped America win the space race with the first...
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Forensics For Dummies

Douglas P. Lyle · For Dummies
Format: Paperback(2nd ed.)

Forensics For Dummies (9781119608967) was previously published as Forensics For Dummies (9781119181651) . 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. Understand...
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Superior: The Return of Race Science

Angela Saini · Beacon Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An astute and timely examination of the re-emergence of scientific research into racial differences

Superior tells the disturbing story of the persistent thread of belief in biological racial differences in the world of science.

After the horrors of the Nazi regime...
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American Hemp: How Growing Our Newest Cash Crop Can Improve Our Health, Clean Our Environment, and Slow Climate Change

Jen Hobbs · Skyhorse
Pages: 312
Format: Paperback

If there ever was a time to build an American hemp industry, the time is now.In Jesse Ventura's Marijuana Manifesto, former Minnesota Governor teamed up with Jen Hobbs to explain why it's time to fully legalize cannabis and end the War on Drugs. Through their research, it became...
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