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Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science

Dave Levitan · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

An eye-opening tour of the political tricks that subvert scientific progress.The Butter-Up and Undercut. The Certain Uncertainty. The Straight-Up Fabrication. Dave Levitan dismantles all of these deceptive arguments, and many more, in this probing and hilarious examination of the ways our elected...
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The Practical Astronomer, 2nd Edition: Explore the Wonders of the Night Sky

Anton Vamplew · DK
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

A complete introduction to observing and understanding the night sky, explaining and demystifying stargazing to recognize objects and explain how they move through the sky over the night and the year.Explore the wonders of the night sky in The Practical Astronomer. Informative and easy-to-use...
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The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake

Steven Novella · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

An all-encompassing guide to skeptical thinking in the popular The Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast's dryly humorous, accessible style, which Professor Richard Wiseman calls the "the perfect primer for anyone who wants to separate fact from fiction."It's intimidating...
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Close Encounters with Humankind: A Paleoanthropologist Investigates Our Evolving Species

SANG-HEE LEE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In this captivating bestseller, Korea's first paleoanthropologist offers fresh insights into humanity's dawn and evolution.What can fossilized teeth tell us about the life expectancy of our ancient ancestors? How did farming play a problematic role in the history of human evolution? How can simple...
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CLEP® Natural Sciences Book Online

Laurie Callihan · Research & Education Association
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

Earn College Credit with REA's Test Prep for CLEP® Natural SciencesThere are many different ways to prepare for the CLEP® Natural Sciences exam. What's best for you depends on how much time you have to study and how comfortable you are with the subject matter.Our test prep for CLEP®...
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Loren Eiseley: Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos, Vol. II: The Invisible Pyramid, The Night Country, Essays from The Star Thrower

Loren Eiseley · Library Of America
Pages: 504
Format: Print book

An eminent paleontologist with the soul and skill of a poet, Loren Eiseley (1907-1977) was among the twentieth century's greatest inheritors of the literary tradition of Henry David Thoreau, Charles Darwin, and John Muir, and a precursor to such later writers as Stephen Jay Gould,...
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Numbers and the Making of Us: Counting and the Course of Human Cultures

Caleb Everett · Harvard University Press
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

Carved into our past, woven into our present, numbers shape our perceptions of the world and of ourselves much more than we commonly think. Numbers and the Making of Us is a sweeping account of how numbers radically enhanced our species' cognitive capabilities and sparked a revolution...
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Physics I For Dummies

Steven Holzner · John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The fun and easy way to get up to speed on the basic concepts of physics For high school and undergraduate students alike, physics classes are recommended or required courses for a wide variety of majors, and continue to be a challenging and often confusing course. Physics I For Dummies...
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My Plastic Brain: One Woman's Yearlong Journey to Discover If Science Can Improve Her Mind

Caroline Williams · Prometheus Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Using herself as a guinea pig, a science journalist explores "neuroplasticity" to find out whether she can make meaningful, lasting changes to the way her brain works.In books like THE HAPPINESS PROJECT, THE NO-SPEND YEAR, and THE YEAR OF YES, individuals have tried a specific...
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How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

Lisa Feldman Barrett · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

A new theory of how the brain constructs emotions that could revolutionize psychology, health care, law enforcement, and our understanding of the human mindEmotions feel automatic to us; that's why scientists have long assumed that emotions are hardwired in the body or the brain. Today,...
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Life: The Leading Edge of Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Anthropology, and Environmental Science

John Brockman · Harper Perennial
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The newest addition to John Brockman's Edge.org series explores life itself, bringing together the world's leading biologists, geneticists, and evolutionary theorists - including Richard Dawkins, Edward O. Wilson, J. Craig Venter, and Freeman Dyson.Scientists' understanding...
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Are Numbers Real?: The Uncanny Relationship of Mathematics and the Physical World

Brian Clegg · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Have you ever wondered what humans did before numbers existed? How they organized their lives, traded goods, or kept track of their treasures? What would your life be like without them?Numbers began as simple representations of everyday things, but mathematics rapidly took on a life of its own,...
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The Telescope in the Ice: Inventing a New Astronomy at the South Pole

Mark Bowen · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The IceCube Observatory has been called the "weirdest" of the seven wonders of modern astronomy by Scientific American. In The Telescope in the Ice, Mark Bowen tells the amazing story of the people who built the instrument and the science involved.Located near the U. S. Amundsen-Scott...
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The Cellulite Myth: It's Not Fat, It's Fascia

ASHLEY BLACK · POST HILL PR
Pages: 200
Format: Print book

The last book you'll ever need about cellulite, and the first book you need to take control and change your health forever! Forget everything you've ever been told about cellulite - it's a myth! Ashley Black, fascia pioneer, and body guru to the stars, unveils never before known secrets...
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The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science

Marcus du Sautoy · Viking
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

"Brilliant and fascinating. No one is better at making the recondite accessible and exciting." - Bill Bryson A captivating journey to the outer reaches of human knowledgeEver since the dawn of civilization we have been driven by a desire to know - to understand the physical world...
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