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Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time

Dean Buonomano · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

A leading neuroscientist embarks on a groundbreaking exploration of how time works inside the brain.In Your Brain Is a Time Machine, brain researcher and best-selling author Dean Buonomano draws on evolutionary biology, physics, and philosophy to present his influential theory of how we tell,...
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Why?: What Makes Us Curious

Mario Livio · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio investigates perhaps the most human of all our characteristics - curiosity - as he explores our innate desire to know why.Experiments demonstrate that people are more distracted when they overhear a phone conversation - where they can know only one side...
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Spaceport Earth: The Reinvention of Spaceflight

Joe Pappalardo · The Overlook Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Life in space? This timely book shows the current state and future of the space travel industry -- and how this is becoming our future -- at a crucial juncture in the industry's history.The 21st-century space industry is changing drastically, the most dramatic shift happening in the United...
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The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far: Why Are We Here?

Lawrence M Krauss · Atria Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality - a grand poetic vision of nature - and how we find...
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Cracking the AP Physics 1 Exam 2018, Premium Edition

PRINCETON REVIEW. · Princeton Review
Pages: 496
Format: Paperback

PREMIUM PRACTICE FOR A PERFECT 5! Ace the AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based Exam with this Premium version of The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide.In addition to all the great material in our classic Cracking the AP Physics 1 Exam guide - which includes thorough content reviews, targeted...
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Cracking the Aging Code: The New Science of Growing Old---And What It Means for Staying Young

Josh Mitteldorf · Flatiron Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A revolutionary examination of why we age, what it means for our health, and how we just might be able to fight it.In Cracking the Aging Code, theoretical biologist Josh Mitteldorf and award-winning writer and ecological philosopher Dorion Sagan reveal that evolution and aging are even...
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Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves

James Nestor · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition
Format: Kindle Edition

From Barnes & NobleScientists estimate that there are nearly a quarter million species live in the world's oceans and even now, researchers are discovering numerous others and learning astonish new things about the ecosystems that exist beneath the surface of the seas. In this new release,...
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Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

Elizabeth Kolbert · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

An argument for the urgent danger of global warming in a book that is sure to be as influential as Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.Known for her insightful and thought-provoking journalism, New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert now tackles the controversial subject of global warming. Americans...
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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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Totality: The Great American Eclipses of 2017 and 2024

MARK LITTMANN · OXFORD UNIV Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Totality: The Great American Eclipses is a complete guide to the most stunning of celestial sights, total eclipses of the Sun. It focuses on the eclipses of August 21, 2017 and April 8, 2024 that pass across the United States. The U.S. mainland has not experienced a total solar eclipse...
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Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology

Lisa Margonelli · Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The award-winning journalist Lisa Margonelli, national bestselling author of Oil on the Brain: Petroleum's Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank, investigates the environmental and economic impact termites inflict on human societies in this fascinating examination of one of nature's most misunderstood...
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Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity

MICHAEL KINCH · Pegasus Books
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

A smart and compelling examination of the science of immunity, the public policy implications of vaccine denial, and the real-world outcomes of failing to vaccinate. If you have a child in school, you may have heard stories of long-dormant diseases suddenly reappearing -- cases of measles,...
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Take Pride: Why the Deadliest Sin Holds the Secret to Human Success

Jessica L Tracy · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

A leading psychologist reveals how our most misunderstood emotion - pride - has shaped our minds and our culture, and shows how we can harness its power. Why did Paul Gauguin abandon middle-class life to follow the path of a starving artist? What inspired Bill Gates to give away so much...
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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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I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

Ed Yong · Ecco
Pages: 357
Format: Print book

New York Times BestsellerNew York Times Notable Book of 2016NPR Great Read of 2016Economist Best Books of 2016Brain Pickings Best Science Books of 2016Smithsonian Best Books about Science of 2016Science Friday Best Science Book of 2016A Mother Jones Notable Read of 2016MPR Best Books of 2016Chicago...
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