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The Astronomy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

INC DORLING KINDERSLEY · DK
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos - from ancient times to the present day.From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the universe....
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Calculations in Chemistry: An Introduction

Donald J Dahm · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 8
Format: Paperback

Helps students overcome the biggest barrier to their success in chemistry: math. Calculations in Chemistry uses the latest cognitive research to systematically teach beginning chemistry students the calculations they need for success in first-year chemistry. Instructors can track student...
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The Close Encounters Man: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs

MARK O'CONNELL · Dey Street Books
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

The wildly entertaining and eye-opening biography of J. Allen Hynek, the astronomer who invented the concept of "Close Encounters" with alien life, inspired Steven Spielberg's blockbuster classic science fiction epic film, and made a nation want to believe in UFOs.In June 1947,...
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The Earth Gazers: On Seeing Ourselves

CHRISTOPHER POTTER · Pegasus Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

It will soon be the fiftieth anniversary of the first manned mission to the moon, when men first saw for themselves the Earth as a sphere falling through space -- they saw a world without borders and these images continue to give hope and inspire.Only twenty-four people have seen the whole...
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Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars

Scott Kelly · Knopf
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years.The veteran of four space flights and the American...
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How the Zebra Got Its Stripes: Darwinian Stories Told Through Evolutionary Biology

Leo Grasset · Pegasus Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

France's brightest young scientist lucidly explains the intricacies of the animal kingdom through the lens of evolutionary biology. Why do giraffes have such long necks? Why are zebras striped? And why does the clitoris of the female hyena exactly resemble and in most respects function...
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Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution

Jonathan B Losos · Riverhead Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A major new work overturning our assumptions about how evolution works Earth's natural history is full of fascinating instances of convergence: phenomena like eyes and wings and tree-climbing lizards that have evolved independently, multiple times. But evolutionary biologists also point...
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Master Math: Basic Math and Pre-Algebra

Debra Anne Ross · Cengage Learning PTR; 2 edition
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

Get ready to master basic arithmetic subjects, principles, and formulas! Master Math Basic Math and Pre-Algebra is a comprehensive reference guide that explains and clarifies mathematic principles in a simple, easy-to-follow style and format. Beginning with the most basic fundamental topics...
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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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The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love

Michael Lemonick · Doubleday
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In the aftermath of a shattering illness, Lonni Sue Johnson lives in a "perpetual now," where she has almost no memories of the past and a nearly complete inability to form new ones. The Perpetual Now is the moving story of this exceptional woman, and the groundbreaking revelations...
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Reactions: An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules, and Change in the Universe

Theodore W Gray · Black Dog & Leventhal
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The long-awaited third installment in Theodore Gray's iconic "Elements" trilogy. The first two titles, Elements and Molecules, have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. With Reactions bestselling author Theodore Gray continues the journey through our molecular and chemical...
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The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease

Meredith Wadman · Viking
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

The epic and controversial story of the development of the first widely used normal human cell-line and, through it, some of the world s most important vaccines In June 1962, a young biologist at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, Leonard Hayflick, using tissue extracted from an aborted...
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Zapped: From Infrared to X-rays, the Curious History of Invisible Light

Bob Berman · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

How much do you know about the radiation all around you?Your electronic devices swarm with it; the sun bathes you in it. It's zooming at you from cell towers, microwave ovens, CT scans, mammogram machines, nuclear power plants, deep space, even the walls of your basement. You cannot see,...
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