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Pluses and Minuses: How Math Solves Our Problems

Stefan Buijsman · Penguin Books
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

A guide to changing how you think about numbers and mathematics, from the prodigy changing the way the world thinks about math.We all know math is important: we live in the age of big data, our lives are increasingly governed by algorithms, and we're constantly faced with a barrage...
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Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl

Jonathan C. Slaght · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A field scientist and conservationist tracks the elusive Blakiston's Fish Owl in the forbidding reaches of eastern RussiaI saw my first Blakiston's fish owl in the Russian province of Primorye, a coastal talon of land hooking south into the belly of Northeast Asia . . . No scientist...
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Strange Harvests: Giving and Taking from the Natural World

Edward Posnett · Penguin Books
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

In this beguiling book, Edward Posnett journeys to some of the most far-flung locales on the planet to bring us seven wonders of the natural world--eiderdown, edible birds' nests, civet coffee, sea silk, vicuña fiber, vegetable ivory, and guano--that promise ways of using nature without...
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The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains

Joseph LeDoux

Renowned neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux digs into the natural history of life on earth to provide a new perspective on the similarities between us and our ancestors in deep time. This page-turning survey of the whole of terrestrial evolution sheds new light on how nervous systems ev
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A Lab of One's Own: One Woman's Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science

Rita Colwell PhD · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A riveting memoir-manifesto from the first female director of the National Science Foundation about the entrenched sexism in science, the elaborate detours women have taken to bypass the problem, and how to fix the system. If you think sexism thrives only on Wall Street or in Hollywood,...
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Deepfakes: The Coming Infocalypse

Nina Schick · Twelve
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

In a world of deepfakes, it will soon be impossible to tell what is real and what isn't. As advances in artificial intelligence, video creation, and online trolling continue, deepfakes pose not only a real threat to democracy -- they threaten to take voter manipulation to unprecedented...
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A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes

Eric Jay Dolin · Liveright
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The best-selling author of Leviathan returns with the first major historical account of America's hurricanes, and reveals how they've shaped our nation. From the moment European colonists laid violent claim to this land, hurricanes have had a profound and visceral impact on American...
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Tales from the Ant World

Edward O. Wilson · Liveright
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Edward O. Wilson recalls his lifetime with ants -- from his first boyhood encounters in the woods of Alabama to perilous journeys into the Brazilian rainforest. " Ants are the most warlike of all animals, with colony pitted against colony. . . . Their clashes dwarf Waterloo and Gettysburg,"...
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The End of Everything:

Katie Mack · Scribner
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From one of the most dynamic rising stars in astrophysics, an accessible and eye-opening look - in the bestselling tradition of Sean Carroll and Carlo Rovelli - at the five different ways the universe could end, and the mind-blowing lessons each scenario reveals about the most important...
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Leave It As It Is: A Journey Through Theodore Roosevelt's American Wilderness

David Gessner · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An urgent call to protect America's public lands, told through New York Times bestselling author David Gessner's American road trip with our greatest conservationist, Theodore Roosevelt, as his guide. "Leave it as it is," Theodore Roosevelt announced while viewing the Grand...
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