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Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World

Clive Thompson · Penguin Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Hello, world.

Facebook's algorithms shaping the news. Self-driving cars roaming the streets. Revolution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of code--and coders are the ones who built it for us. From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson comes a brilliant...
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Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies

Edward O. Wilson · Liveright
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Forming a twenty-first-century statement on Darwinian evolution, one shorn of "religious and political dogma," Edward O. Wilson offers a bold work of scientific thought and synthesis.

Asserting that religious creeds and philosophical questions can be reduced to purely...

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Horizon

Barry Lopez · Knopf
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

From the National Book Award-winning author of the now-classic Arctic Dreams, a vivid, poetic, capacious work that recollects the travels around the world and the encounters--human, animal, and natural--that have shaped an extraordinary life.

Taking us nearly from pole to pole--from...
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The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds

Caroline Van Hemert · Little, Brown Spark
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Hope Jahren, Helen MacDonald, and Cheryl Strayed, the gripping story of a biologist's journey from Washington State to high above the Arctic Circle -- traveling across remote and rugged terrain solely by human power -- to rediscover birds, the natural world, and her own love...
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Elegant Defense, An: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives

Matt Richtel · William Morrow
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A grand tour of the human immune system and the secrets of health, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist

"One of those rare nonfiction books that transcends the genre. ... Extraordinary." - Douglas Preston

A terminal...

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How to Know the Birds: The Art and Adventure of Birding

Ted Floyd · National Geographic
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Become a better birder with brief portraits of 200 top North American birds. This friendly, relatable book is a celebration of the art, science, and delights of bird-watching.

How to Know the Birds introduces a new, holistic approach to bird-watching, by noting how behaviors,...
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Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11

James Donovan · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

"This is the best book on Apollo that I have read. Extensively researched and meticulously accurate, it successfully traces not only the technical highlights of the program but also the contributions of the extraordinary people who made it possible." --Mike Collins, Command module...
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Liquid Rules: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

Mark Miodownik · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Sometimes explosive, often delicious, occasionally poisonous, but always interesting: the New York Times best-selling author of Stuff Matters show us the secret lives of liquids: the shadow counterpart of our solid "stuff."

We all know that without water we couldn't...
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Burned: A True Story of Murder and the Crime That Wasn't

Edward Humes · Dutton
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Was a monstrous killer brought to justice or an innocent mother condemned?

On an April night in 1989, Jo Ann Parks survived a house fire that claimed the lives of her three small children. Though the fire at first seemed a tragic accident, investigators soon reported finding evidence...
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Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History

JEREMY BROWN · Touchstone
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as: are we prepared for the next epidemic,...
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