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Patent Searching Made Easy: How to do Patent Searches on the Internet and in the Library

David Hitchcock · Nolo
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Inventor? Find out if you're the first to file a patent, online and in the library In the past, if you wanted to assess the novelty of an idea, you had to wade through the patent database at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) in Virginia -- or hire a lawyer to do a patent...
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Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem

Bill Nye · Rodale Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Bill Nye has been the public face of science for more than 20 years. In Everything All At Once, the New York Times bestselling author issues a call to arms meant to rouse everyone to become the change they want to see in the world. Whether addressing global warming, social change, or personal...
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On Gravity: A Brief Tour of a Weighty Subject

A Zee · Princeton University Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

A brief introduction to gravity through Einstein's general theory of relativityOf the four fundamental forces of nature, gravity might be the least understood and yet the one with which we are most intimate. From the months each of us spent suspended in the womb anticipating birth to the moments...
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Ten Million Aliens: A Journey Through the Entire Animal Kingdom

Simon Barnes · Marble Arch Press
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

This fascinating scientific foray into the animal kingdom examines how the world's creatures - weird, wonderful, and everything in between - are inextricably linked.Life on planet earth is not weirder than we imagine. It's weirder than we are capable of imagining. And we're all in it together:...
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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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Feral Cities: Adventures with Animals in the Urban Jungle

Tristan Donovan · Chicago Review Press
Format: Print book

We tend to think of cities as a realm apart, somehow separate from nature, but nothing could be further from the truth. In Feral Cities, Tristan Donovan digs below the urban gloss to uncover the wild creatures that we share our streets and homes with, and profiles the brave and fascinating...
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Life's Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code

Matthew Cobb · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

Everyone has heard of the story of DNA as the story of Watson and Crick and Rosalind Franklin, but knowing the structure of DNA was only a part of a greater struggle to understand life's secrets. Life's Greatest Secret is the story of the discovery and cracking of the genetic code,...
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The Cabaret of Plants: Forty Thousand Years of Plant Life and the Human Imagination

Richard Mabey · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 374
Format: Print book

"Highly entertaining ... Without being sentimental about it, Mr. Mabey gets us to look at life from the plants' point of view. His science is sound, he's witty, and his language is engaging." -- Constance Casey, New York TimesThe Cabaret of Plants is a masterful, globe-trotting...
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The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue

Michael J. Tougias · Scribner Book Company
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

The story behind the major motion picture from Disney - starring Chris Pine, Eric Bana, and Casey Affleck - written by a recognized master of the genre - "a blockbuster account of tragedy at sea" (The Providence Journal).It's the winter of 1952 and a ferocious Nor'easter...
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Now: The Physics of Time

R Muller · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

"Now" is a simple yet elusive concept.You are reading the word "now" right now. But what does that mean? What makes the ephemeral moment "now" so special? Its enigmatic character has bedeviled philosophers, priests, and modern-day physicists from Augustine...
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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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A New History of Life: The Radical New Discoveries about the Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth

Joe Kirschvink · Bloomsbury Press
Format: Hardcover

Charles Darwin's theories, first published more than 150 years ago, still set the paradigm of how we understand the evolution of life--but scientific advances of recent decades have radically altered that. Now two pioneering scientists draw on their years of experience in paleontology,...
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Private Doubt, Public Dilemma: Religion and Science since Jefferson and Darwin

Keith Stewart Thomson · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

A distinguished scholar urges scientists and religious thinkers to become colleagues rather than adversaries in areas where their fields overlap Each age has its own crisis - our modern experience of science-religion conflict is not so very different from that experienced by our forebears,...
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Elegant Defense, An: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives

Matt Richtel · William Morrow
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A magnificently reported and soulfully crafted exploration of the human immune system-the key to health and wellness, life and death. An epic, first-of-its-kind book, entwining leading-edge scientific discovery with the intimate stories of four individual lives, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning...
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Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body Much More Than It Thinks

Guy Claxton · Yale University Press
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

If you think that intelligence emanates from the mind and that reasoning necessitates the suppression of emotion, you'd better think again - or rather not "think" at all. In his provocative new book, Guy Claxton draws on the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology to reveal...
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