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The Quiet Zone: Unraveling the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silence

Stephen Kurczy · Dey Street Books
Format: Hardcover

A stunning portrait of an Appalachian community, the people who call it home, and the enduring human quest for quietDeep in the Appalachian Mountains lies the last truly quiet town in America. Green Bank, West Virginia, is a place at once futuristic and old-fashioned: It's home to the Green...
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About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks

David Rooney · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

A captivating, surprising history of timekeeping and how it has shaped our world.For thousands of years, people of all cultures have made and used clocks, from the city sundials of ancient Rome to the medieval water clocks of imperial China, hourglasses fomenting revolution in the Middle...
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Models of the Mind: How Physics, Engineering and Mathematics Have Shaped Our Understanding of the Brain

Grace Lindsay · Bloomsbury Sigma
Format: Hardcover

The brain is made up of 85 billion neurons, which are connected by over 100 trillion synapses. For over a century, a diverse array of researchers have been trying to find a language that can be used to capture the essence of what these neurons do and how they communicate - and how those...
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Bunker: What It Takes to Survive the Apocalypse

Bradley Garrett · ?Scribner
Format: Paperback

Currently, 3.7 million Americans call themselves preppers. Millions more prep without knowing it. Bradley Garrett, who began writing this book years before the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, argues that prepping is a rational response to global, social, and political systems that are failing to produce...
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Mystery: A Seduction, A Strategy, A Solution

Jonah Lehrer · Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Why is mystery so compelling? What draws us to the unknown? Jonah Lehrer sets out to answer these questions in a vividly entertaining and surprisingly profound journey through the science of suspense. He finds that nothing is proven to capture a person's attention as strongly as mystery,...
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A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next

Tom Standage
Format: Hardcover

Tom Standage's fleet-footed and surprising global histories have delighted readers and sold hundreds of thousands of copies. Now, he returns with a provocative account of an overlooked form of technology-personal transportation-and explores how it has shaped societies and cultures over...
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How the Mountains Grew: A New Geological History of North America

John Dvorak · Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed author of The Last Volcano and Earthquake Storms comes the incredible story of the creation of a continet.For most of modern history, geologists could say little more about why mountains grew than the obvious: There were forces acting inside the Earth that caused mountains...
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The Star Builders: Nuclear Fusion and the Race to Power the Planet

Arthur Turrell · Scribner
Format: Hardcover

The most important energy-making process in the universe takes place inside stars. The ability to duplicate that process in a lab, once thought out of reach, may now be closer than we think. Today, all across the world teams of scientists are being assembled by the world's boldest entrepreneurs,...
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1,001 Voices on Climate Change: Everyday Stories of Flood, Fire, Drought, and Displacement from Around the World

Devi Lockwood · Tiller Press
Format: Hardcover

It's official: 2020 will be remembered as the year when apocalyptic climate predictions finally came true. Catastrophic wildfires, relentless hurricanes, melting permafrost, and coastal flooding have given us a taste of what some communities have already been living with for far too long....
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What Do You Say?: How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home

Ned Johnson · Viking
Format: Hardcover

If you're a parent, you've had a moment--maybe many of them--when you've thought, "How did that conversation go so badly?" At some point after the sixth grade, the same kid who asked "why" non-stop at age four suddenly stops talking to you. And the conversations...
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