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StarTalk: Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond

Neil Degrasse Tyson · National Geographic
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

This beautifully illustrated companion to celebrated scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson's popular podcast and National Geographic Channel TV show is an eye-opening journey for anyone curious about the complexities of our universe. For decades, beloved astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has interpreted...
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Cells Are the New Cure: The Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs That Are Transforming Our Health

Robin L Smith · BenBella Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The future of medicine is happening now. Revolutionary new science is providing cures that were considered science fiction five years ago - and not with pills, surgery or radiation - but with human cells! Promising treatments now in more than 35,000 clinical trials could have dramatic impacts...
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Statistics For Dummies

Deborah J Rumsey · John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 408
Format: Print book

Statistics For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293521) was previously published as Statistics For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9780470911082) . 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....
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Guide to Non-Traditional Careers in Science: A Resource Guide for Pursuing a Non-Traditional Path

KAREN Y KREEGER · Routledge
Pages: 278

Offering practical advice and stories from scientists and professionals, this guidebook aids the reader in evaluating and finding career opportunities in non-academic research fields. It demonstrates that choices are available, providing many examples of fields (for example publishing,...
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Crash Test Girl: An Unlikely Experiment in Using the Scientific Method to Answer Life's Toughest Questions

Kari Byron · HarperOne
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Kari Byron - former host of the wildly popular, iconic cult classic MythBusters - shows how to crash test your way through life, no lab coat required. Kari Byron's story hasn't been a straight line. She started out as a broke artist living in San Francisco, writing poems on a crowded...
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Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Kathryn Harkup · Bloomsbury SIGMA
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The year 1818 saw the publication of one of the most influential science-fiction stories of all time. Frankenstein: Or, Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley had a huge impact on gothic horror and science fiction genres. The name Frankenstein has become part of our everyday language, often...
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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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The Ear Book: A Complete Guide to Ear Disorders and Health

Thomas J Balkany · Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Intricately shaped and amazingly sensitive, ears are the organs of hearing and balance. When something goes wrong with the ears -- whether infection or cancer, eardrum perforation or hearing loss -- our overall well-being is generally disturbed.In The Ear Book, Drs. Thomas J. Balkany and Kevin...
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How Science Works: The Facts Visually Explained

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff · DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Explore answers to questions on 70 topics in the areas of matter, physics, energy, chemistry, life science, earth science, technology, and the universe. How Science Works uses clear, easy-to-understand graphics to answer common questions and explain difficult concepts--not only the core...
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Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth

Adam Frank · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Astrophysicist and NPR commentator on what the latest research on the existence and trajectories of alien civilizations may teach us about our own.Light of the Stars tells the story of humanity's coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance...
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Heart: The Inside Story of our Body's Most Heroic Organ

JOHANNES HINRICH VON BORSTEL · Greystone Books
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

In this lively and informative exploration of all aspects of the heart, Johannes Hinrich von Borstel offers a perfect mix of medical fact and amusing anecdote. A doctor, prospective cardiologist, and former paramedic - as well as a successful science-slammer - von Borstel relates his own experiences...
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The Ground Beneath Us: From the Oldest Cities to the Last Wilderness, What Dirt Tells Us About Who We Are

Paul Bogard · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 307
Format: Hardcover

Our most compelling resource just might be the ground beneath our feet. When a teaspoon of soil contains millions of species, and when we pave over the earth on a daily basis, what does that mean for our future? What is the risk to our food supply, the planet's wildlife, the soil on which...
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The Stress Gene : The Lifelong Impact of Early Life Adversity and How to Break the Cycle

Daniel P Keating · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Why are we the way we are? Why do some of us find it impossible to calm a hair-trigger temper or to shake chronic anxiety? The debate has always been divided between nature and nurture, but as psychology professor Daniel Keating demonstrates in Born Anxious, new science points to a third...
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The Inheritance: A Family on the Front Lines of the Battle Against Alzheimer's Disease

Niki Kapsambelis · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

An inspiring race against time: The courageous, hopeful story of the one family who may hold the key to finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease.Every sixty-nine seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Of the top ten killers, it is the only disease for which there is no cure...
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It's All a Game: The History of Board Games from Monopoly to Settlers of Catan

Tristan Donovan · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Board games have been with us longer than even the written word. But what is it about this pastime that continues to captivate us well into the age of smartphones and instant gratification? In It's All a Game, British journalist and renowned games expert Tristan Donovan opens the box on the incredible...
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