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An Equation for Every Occasion: Fifty-Two Formulas and Why They Matter

John M. Henshaw · Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Hardcover

In An Equation for Every Occasion, John M. Henshaw tells fifty-two entertaining true stories, each inspired by a different mathematical equation. His succinct, easy-to-read narratives come from the spheres of sports, business, history, the arts, science, and technology. Anecdotes about...
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What Addicts Know: 10 Lessons from Recovery to Benefit Everyone

Christopher Kennedy Lawford · Benbella Books
Pages: 212
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling author Christopher Kennedy Lawford revisits addiction in his latest book, What Addicts Know, this time framing the discussion in an entirely new way - the lessons addiction and recovery offer to those of us who haven't battled addiction.For too long, society...
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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

Chris Hadfield · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior...
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Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants

Jane Goodall · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Renowned naturalist and bestselling author Jane Goodall examines the critical role that trees and plants play in our world. In her wise and elegant new book, Jane Goodall blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around...
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Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World

Mark Miodownik · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller An eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? Why does any material look and behave the way it does?...
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The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

Diane Ackerman · W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

As Diane Ackerman writes in her brilliant new book, The Human Age, "our relationship with nature has changed ... radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable." Ackerman...
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Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives--and Our Lives Change Our Genes

Sharon Moalem · Grand Central Pub
Pages: 255
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning physician and New York Times bestselling author Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD, reveals how genetic breakthroughs are completely transforming our understanding of both the world and our lives.INHERITANCEConventional wisdom dictates that our genetic destiny is fixed at conception....
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Utopia is creepy : and other provocations

Nicholas Carr · W W Norton
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

With a razor wit, Nicholas Carr cuts through Silicon Valley s unsettlingly cheery vision of the technological future to ask a hard question: Have we been seduced by a lie? Gathering a decade s worth of posts from his blog, Rough Type, as well as his seminal essays, Utopia Is Creepy offers...
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Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

Svante PaÃŒ?aÃŒ?bo · Basic Books
Pages: 275
Format: Hardcover

What can we learn from the genomes of our closest evolutionary relatives?Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante Pääbo's mission to answer this question, and recounts his ultimately successful efforts to genetically define what makes us different from our Neanderthal...
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Baby Knows Best: Raising a Confident and Resourceful Child, the RIE™ Way

Deborah Carlisle Solomon · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

Raise self-confident, self-reliant children using the RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) Approach.Your baby knows more than you think. That's the heart of the principles and teachings of Magda Gerber, founder of RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers), and Educaring. BABY KNOWS BEST...
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Why Science Does Not Disprove God

Amir Aczel · HarperCollins
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The renowned science writer, mathematician, and bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's...
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Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues

Martin J Blaser · Henry Holt & Co
Pages: 273
Format: Book

A critically important and startling look at the harmful effects of overusing antibiotics, from the field's leading expert
Tracing one scientist's journey toward understanding the crucial importance of the microbiome, this revolutionary book will take readers to the forefront...

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The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age

Reid Hoffman · Harvard Business Review Press
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times BestsellerIntroducing the new, realistic loyalty pact between employer and employee.The employer-employee relationship is broken, and managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma: the old model of guaranteed long-term employment no longer works in a business environment...
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Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science

Alice Dreger · Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Book Review "[S]mart, delightful... a splendidly entertaining education in ethics, activism and science."Editors's Choice, New York Times Book ReviewAn impassioned defense of intellectual freedom and a clarion call to intellectual responsibility, Galileo's...
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Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America

Liz Carlisle · Gotham Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A protégé of Michael Pollan shares the story of a little known group of renegade farmers who defied corporate agribusiness by launching a unique sustainable farm-to-table food movement.The story of the Lentil Underground begins on a 280-acre homestead rooted in America's Great Plains:...
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