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Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage
Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage

Kathleen Winter · Counterpoint LLC
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

In 2010, bestselling author Kathleen Winter (Annabel) embarked on a journey across the storied Northwest Passage, among marine scientists, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and curious passengers. From Greenland to Baffin Island and all along the passage, Winter bears witness...
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The Mercy of the Sky: The Story of a Tornado
The Mercy of the Sky: The Story of a Tornado

Holly Bailey · Viking
Format: Hardcover

"A gripping, heartbreaking and heartwarming account of the monster tornado that ravaged Moore, Oklahoma in 2013." --Daniel James Brown, #1 NY Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat An acclaimed reporter returns to her hometown after the worst twister on record and emerges...
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Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity
Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

Carlo Rovelli · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe. What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what exactly is reality? Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life...
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The Boy Who Played with Fusion: Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting, and How to Make a Star
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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Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves
Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves

James Nestor · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 266
Format: Hardcover

An Amazon Best Book of 2014 While on assignment in Greece, journalist James Nestor witnessed something that confounded him: a man diving 300 feet below the ocean's surface on a single breath of air and returning four minutes later, unharmed and smiling. This man was a freediver, and his amphibious...
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Einstein's Greatest Mistake: A Biography
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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The Public Library: A Photographic Essay
The Public Library: A Photographic Essay

Robert Dawson · Chronicle Books Llc
Format: Hardcover

A gorgeous visual celebration of America's public libraries including 150 photos, plus essays by Bill Moyers, Ann Patchett, Anne Lamott, Amy Tan, Barbara Kingsolver, and many more.Many of us have vivid recollections of childhood visits to a public library: the unmistakable musty scent,...
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John Quincy Adams: American Visionary
John Quincy Adams: American Visionary

Fred Kaplan · Harpercollins
Pages: 652
Format: Hardcover

Fred Kaplan, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Lincoln, returns with John Quincy Adams, an illuminating biography of one of the most overlooked presidents in American history - a leader of sweeping perspective whose progressive values helped shape the course of the nation.In this fresh...
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Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty
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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Lonely Planet Discover USA
Lonely Planet Discover USA

Regis St Louis · Lonely Planet; 2 edition
Format: Paperback

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet's Discover USA is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Be awed by the Grand Canyon, revel in the glitz and glamour of New York...
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Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes
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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The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us
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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How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

Jordan Ellenberg · Penguin Group USA
Pages: 468
Format: Print book

The Freakonomics of math--a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our handsThe math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows...
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Brain Briefs: Answers to the Most
Brain Briefs: Answers to the Most

Art Markman · Sterling
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Why do we love kitten videos so much? Does time speed up as we get older? Should we play brain games? Can we make ourselves happy? Art Markman and Bob Duke, hosts of the popular Austin-based KUT radio show and podcast Two Guys on Your Head, are here to answer all your questions about how the brain...
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A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred
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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