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The Seeds of Life: From Aristotle to da Vinci, from Sharks' Teeth to Frogs' Pants, the Long and Strange Quest to Discover Where Babies Come From

Edward Dolnick · Basic Books
Pages: 309
Format: Hardcover

Why cracking the code of human conception took centuries of wild theories, misogynist blunders, and ludicrous mistakes Throughout most of human history, babies were surprises. People knew the basics: men and women had sex, and sometimes babies followed. But beyond that the origins of life...
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Einstein's Greatest Mistake: A Biography

David Bodanis · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From the best-selling author of E=mc2, a brisk, accessible biography of Albert Einstein that reveals the genius and hubris of the titan of modern physics Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory...
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Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public

Steven Druker · Clear River Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

This book uncovers the biggest scientific fraud of our age. It tells the fascinating and frequently astounding story of how the massive enterprise to restructure the genetic core of the world's food supply came into being, how it advanced by consistently violating the protocols of science,...
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Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Peter Godfrey-Smith · Farrar
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A philosopher dons a wet suit and journeys into the depths of consciousnessAlthough mammals and birds are widely regarded to be the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods,...
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The Boy Who Played with Fusion: Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting, and How to Make a Star

Tom Clynes · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

How an American teenager became the youngest person ever to build a working nuclear fusion reactor By the age of nine, Taylor Wilson had mastered the science of rocket propulsion. At eleven, his grandmother's cancer diagnosis drove him to investigate new ways to produce medical isotopes....
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DIY Succulents: From Placecards to Wreaths, 35 Ideas for Creative Projects with Succulents

Tawni Daigle · Adams Media
Pages: 203
Format: Print book

Dig into dozens of stunning succulent creations!Go beyond the garden to create succulent projects that take center stage in any space. DIY Succulents shows you how to use beautiful and resilient plants like echeveria, sedum, and graptopetalum to craft nature-inspired home decor like rustic...
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Miracle Cure: The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine

William Rosen · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The epic history of how antibiotics were born, saving millions of lives and creating a vast new industry known as Big Pharma.As late as the 1930s, virtually no drug intended for sickness did any good; doctors could set bones, deliver babies, and offer palliative care. That all changed in less...
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Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

Bill Schutt · Algonquin Books
Pages: 332
Format: Hardcover

"A masterful and compulsively readable book that challenges our preconceived notions about a behavior often sensationalized in our culture and, until just recently, misunderstood in the scientific world." - Ian Tattersall, Curator Emeritus, American Museum of Natural History,...
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Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty

David DiBenedetto · Harperwave
Pages: 315
Format: Hardcover

Inspired by Garden & Gun magazine's popular "Good Dog" column, a rich collection of true stories celebrating the unique relationship between humans and their canine companions, penned by some of today's top writers, including Jon Meacham, Roy Blount, Jr, Dominique...
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The American Fisherman: How Our Nation's Anglers Founded, Fed, Financed, and Forever Shaped the U.S.A.

Willie Robertson · William Morrow
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

From the Duck Dynasty star and #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a rollicking popular history of fishing in America.American Fisherman traces the impact fishing has had in shaping America's history, and reveals the influential role it has played in defining our lives. Willie Robertson...
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Time Travel

James Gleick · Pantheon Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, here is a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself. The story begins at the turn of the previous century, with the young...
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How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction

Beth Shapiro · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In How to Clone a Mammoth, Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction....
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Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space

Lynn Sherr · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 374
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride's family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys' club to a more inclusive elite.Sally Ride made history as the first American...
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The Human Superorganism: How the Microbiome Is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life

Rodney R Dietert · Dutton
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The origin of asthma, autism, Alzheimer's, allergies, cancer, heart disease, obesity, and even some kinds of depression is now clear. Award-winning researcher on the microbiome, professor Rodney Dietert presents a new paradigm in human biology that has emerged in the midst of the ongoing...
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A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred

George Will · Crown Archetype; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

“George Will on baseball. Perfect.”—Los Angeles Times In A Nice Little Place on the North Side, leading columnist George Will returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago Cubs and their often beatified home, Wrigley Field, as it turns one hundred...
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