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Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle
Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle

Andreas Wagner · Current
Format: Hardcover

"Natural selection can preserve innovations, but it cannot create them. Nature's many innovations - some uncannily perfect - call for natural principles that accelerate life's ability to innovate."Darwin's theory of natural selection explains how useful adaptations...
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A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History
A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History

Nicholas Wade · Penguin Press
Pages: 278
Format: Hardcover

Drawing on startling new evidence from the mapping of the genome, an explosive new account of the genetic basis of race and its role in the human story Fewer ideas have been more toxic or harmful than the idea of the biological reality of race, and with it the idea that humans of different...
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Are Numbers Real?: The Uncanny Relationship of Mathematics and the Physical World
Are Numbers Real?: The Uncanny Relationship of Mathematics and the Physical World

Brian Clegg · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Have you ever wondered what humans did before numbers existed? How they organized their lives, traded goods, or kept track of their treasures? What would your life be like without them?Numbers began as simple representations of everyday things, but mathematics rapidly took on a life of its own,...
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Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime
Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime

Val McDermid · Grove Press
Format: Hardcover

Val McDermid is one of the finest crime writers we have, whose novels have captivated millions of readers worldwide with their riveting narratives of characters who solve complex crimes and confront unimaginable evil. In the course of researching her bestselling novels McDermid has become...
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Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Our Children from an Oversanitized World
Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Our Children from an Oversanitized World

B Brett Finlay · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Format: Print book

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Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man
Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man

Ja Rule · Amistad
Format: Hardcover

Ja Rule, actor, singer, songwriter, and one of the most multi-dimensional rap artists of his time, tells his compelling story—from his youth to his rise to international fame to his transformative two years in Federal prison—and reveals the man beneath the legend.Unruly is two stories...
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DIY Succulents: From Placecards to Wreaths, 35  Ideas for Creative Projects with Succulents
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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Midwest Foraging: 115 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Burdock to Wild Peach
Midwest Foraging: 115 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Burdock to Wild Peach

Lisa M. Rose · Timber Press
Format: Print book

From fields to woodlands, riverbeds, and lakesides - and even in our own neighborhoods - the beautiful Midwest is rich in delicious wild edibles. Herbalist, forager, and urban farmer Lisa M. Rose helps you find peppery watercress and delectable nettles at a nearby lake in the spring and nutritious...
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Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
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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How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens
How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens

Benedict Carey · Random House
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today - and how we can apply it to our own lives. From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness,...
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The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food

Dan Barber · Penguin Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Engaging, funny and delicious... I would call this The Omnivores Dilemma 2.0. --Chicago TribuneAt the heart of todays optimistic farm-to-table food culture is a dark secret the local food movement has failed to change how we eat. It has also offered a false promise for the future of food....
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Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis
Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis

Tim Flannery · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A decade ago, Tim Flannery's #1 international bestseller, The Weather Makers, was one of the first books to break the topic of climate change out into the general conversation. Today, Earth's climate system is fast approaching a crisis. Political leadership has not kept up, and public...
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A Walk in the Woods
A Walk in the Woods

Bill Bryson · Broadway Books
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests...
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Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives--and Our Lives Change Our Genes
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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You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space Station
You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space Station

Chris Hadfield · Little, Brown
Format: Hardcover

Divided by continent, YOU ARE HERE represents one (idealized) orbit of the ISS. This planetary photo tour -- surprising, playful, thought-provoking, and visually delightful -- is also punctuated with fun, fascinating commentary on life in zero gravity. In the spirit of his bestselling An Astronaut's...
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