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Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe

Mike Massimino · Crown Archetype
Pages: 313
Format: Print book

Click Here For the Autographed Copy Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that s about to go from zero to 17, 500 miles per hour? Or to look back on the earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night?...
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Orphan Black and Philosophy

Richard Greene · Open Court
Pages: 230
Format: Paperback

In Orphan Black, several apparently unconnected women discover that they are exact physical doubles - they're illegally produced clones, and someone is having them killed. Law enforcement is powerless to help. The clones are forced to form their own Clone Club to defend themselves.Orphan...
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Running with Rhinos: Stories from a Radical Conservationist

Ed Warner · Greenleaf Book Group Press
Pages: 232
Format: Print book

''Running with rhinos'' is not a euphemism--not when you're ground support for the International Rhino Foundation's Rhino Conservancy Project. Edward M. Warner, a self-proclaimed radical conservationist, presents his outrageous adventures from more than a decade...
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Statistics

Robert A Donnelly · Alpha Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

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The Health of Nations: The Campaign to End Polio and Eradicate Epidemic Diseases

Karen Bartlett · Oneworld Publications
Pages: 294
Format: Hardcover

"Anyone interested in public health and its interface with politics will find both hope and frustration here. A fascinating look at epidemiology and the challenges that public health workers face." -- Library JournalWhat would a world without disease look like? With the victory...
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Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity

MICHAEL KINCH · Pegasus Books
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

A smart and compelling examination of the science of immunity, the public policy implications of vaccine denial, and the real-world outcomes of failing to vaccinate. If you have a child in school, you may have heard stories of long-dormant diseases suddenly reappearing -- cases of measles,...
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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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Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

Svante PaÌ?aÌ?bo · Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2015. ©2015
Pages: 275
Format: Print book

ONE OF AMAZON'S TOP 100 BOOKS OF 2014Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante Pääbo's mission to answer this question: what can we learn from the genomes of our closest evolutionary relatives? Beginning with the study of DNA in Egyptian mummies in the early 1980s and culminating...
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Game Changers: Energy on the Move

George Pratt Shultz · Hoover Institution Press
Format: Paperback

It is becoming increasingly obvious that the United States needs reliable and inexpensive energy to propel our economy and protect our national security interests Game Changers presents five research and development efforts from American universities that offer a cheaper cleaner and more...
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The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream

Katharine Norbury · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

Katharine Norbury was abandoned as a baby in a Liverpool convent. Raised by a loving adoptive family, she grew into a wanderer, drawn by the landscape of the British countryside.One summer, following the miscarriage of a much-longed-for child, Katharine sets out--accompanied by her nine-year-old...
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The One-Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get Fit That's Smarter, Faster, Shorter

Christopher Shulgan · Avery Pub Group
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Finally, the solution to the #1 reason we don't exercise: time. Everyone has one minute. A decade ago, Martin Gibala was a young researcher in the field of exercise physiology - with little time to exercise. That critical point in his career launched a passion for high-intensity interval...
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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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Smokejumper: A Memoir by One of America's Most Select Airborne Firefighters

Jason A. Ramos · William Morrow & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A rare inside look at the thrilling world of smokejumpers, the airborne firefighters who parachute into the most remote and rugged areas of the United States, confronting the growing threat of nature's blazes.Forest and wildland fires are growing larger, more numerous, and deadlier...
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The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far: Why Are We Here?

Lawrence M Krauss · Atria Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality - a grand poetic vision of nature - and how we find...
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