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Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming

Mckenzie Funk · Penguin Press
Pages: 310
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating investigation into how people around the globe are cashing in on a warming worldMcKenzie Funk has spent the last six years reporting around the world on how we are preparing for a warmer planet. Funk shows us that the best way to understand the catastrophe of global warming...
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We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe

Jorge Cham · Riverhead Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Prepare to learn everything we still don't know about our strange, mostly mysterious universe. PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson have teamed up to spelunk through the enormous gaps in our cosmological knowledge, armed with their popular infographics, cartoons,...
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Open Heart: A Cardiac Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table

Stephen Westaby · Basic Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

One of the world's leading heart surgeons shares the hard-won lessons of a life lived where failure and death are just a heartbeat away
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The Possibility Principle: How Quantum Physics Can Improve the Way You Think, Live, and Love

Mel Schwartz · Sounds True
Pages: 187
Format: Hardcover

How would you like to experience your life? It's an intriguing question, and yet we've been conditioned to believe our life visions and goals are often unattainable - until now. With The Possibility Principle, psychotherapist Mel Schwartz offers a revolutionary approach to living...
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13.8: The Quest to Find the True Age of the Universe and the Theory of Everything

John Gribbin · Yale University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The twentieth century gave us two great theories of physics. The general theory of relativity describes the behavior of very large things, and quantum theory the behavior of very small things. In this landmark book, John Gribbin - one of the best-known science writers of the past thirty...
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To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science

Steven Weinberg · Harper; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A masterful commentary on the history of science from the Greeks to modern times, by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg - a thought-provoking and important book by one of the most distinguished scientists and intellectuals of our time.In this rich, irreverent, and compelling...
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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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Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets

Tyler E Nordgren · Basic Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

On August 21, 2017, more than ten million Americans will experience an awe-inspiring phenomenon: the first total eclipse of the sun in America in almost forty years. In Sun Moon Earth, astronomer Tyler Nordgren illustrates how this most seemingly unnatural of natural phenomena was transformed...
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Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body

DANIEL GOLEMAN · Avery
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Two New York Times-bestselling authors unveil new research showing what meditation can really do for the brain. In the last twenty years, meditation and mindfulness have gone from being kind of cool to becoming an omnipresent Band-Aid for fixing everything from your weight to your relationship...
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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes

ADAM RUTHERFORD · The Experiment
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

"A family portrait for all humanity . . . This enjoyable book has a great deal to say about our genetic code--or, more precisely, about how our knowledge of genetics is misused and misconstrued. . . . Rutherford] proves an enthusiastic guide and a good storyteller. "--The Wall...
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Catching Breath: The Making and Unmaking of Tuberculosis

KATHRYN LOUGHEED · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

With more than a million victims every year--more than any other disease, including malaria--and antibiotic resistance now found in every country worldwide, tuberculosis is once again proving itself to be one of the smartest killers that humanity has ever faced. But it's hardly surprising...
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Miracle Cure: The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine

William Rosen · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The epic history of how antibiotics were born, saving millions of lives and creating a vast new industry known as Big Pharma.As late as the 1930s, virtually no drug intended for sickness did any good; doctors could set bones, deliver babies, and offer palliative care. That all changed in less...
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Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution

Jonathan B Losos · Riverhead Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A major new work overturning our assumptions about how evolution works Earth's natural history is full of fascinating instances of convergence: phenomena like eyes and wings and tree-climbing lizards that have evolved independently, multiple times. But evolutionary biologists also point...
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