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Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains

HELEN THOMSON · Ecco
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning science writer Helen Thomson unlocks the biggest mysteries of the human brain through nine extraordinary casesOur brains are far stranger than we think. We take it for granted that we can remember, feel emotion, navigate, empathize, and understand the world around us, but how would...
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Never Lost Again: The Google Mapping Revolution That Sparked New Industries and Augmented Our Reality

BILL KILDAY · HarperBusiness
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

As enlightening as The Facebook Effect, Elon Musk, and Chaos Monkeys - the compelling, behind-the-scenes story of the creation of one of the most essential applications ever devised, and the rag-tag team that built it and changed how we navigate the worldNever Lost Again chronicles the evolution...
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Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator

Jason M Colby · Oxford University Press
Pages: 408
Format: Hardcover

Since the release of the documentary Blackfish in 2013, millions around the world have focused on the plight of the orca, the most profitable and controversial display animal in history. Yet, until now, no historical account has explained how we came to care about killer whales in the first...
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Still Waters: The Secret World of Lakes

Curt Stager · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating exploration of lakes around the world, from Walden Pond to the Dead Sea.More than a century and a half have passed since Walden was first published, and the world is now a very different place. Lakes are changing rapidly, not because we are separate from nature but because...
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She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

Carl Zimmer · Dutton
Pages: 672
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that shaped human society--a force set to shape our future even more radically.She Has Her Mother's Laugh...
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Formerly Known As Food: How the Industrial Food System Is Changing Our Minds, Bodies, and Culture

Kristin Lawless · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the voice of a new generation of food activists, a passionate and deeply-researched call for a new food movement.If you think buying organic from Whole Foods is protecting you, you're wrong. Our food -- even what we're told is good for us -- has changed for the worse in the past...
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The Man Who Climbs Trees

James Aldred · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A professional tree climber encounters gorillas, snakes, spiders, and birds of prey, as well as answers and perspective, hundreds of feet up, all over the world Every child knows the allure of climbing trees. But how many of us get to make a living at it, spending days observing nature...
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Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living

KAREN AUVINEN · Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In the bestselling tradition of Cheryl Strayed's Wild and Helen MacDonald's H Is for Hawk, a stunning, inspirational memoir from an award-winning poet who ventures into the wilderness to seek answers to life's big questions and finds her way back after losing everything she thought...
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The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

Daniel Ellsberg · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness exposé of the dangers of America's Top Secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that--chillingly--continues to this day.Here, for the first time, former high level defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg reveals...
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The Design of Childhood: How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids

ALEXANDRA LANGE · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From building blocks to city blocks, an eye-opening exploration of how children's playthings and physical surroundings affect their development.Parents obsess over their children's playdates, kindergarten curriculum, and every bump and bruise, but the toys, classrooms, playgrounds,...
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