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Light: The Visible Spectrum and Beyond

Kimberly K Arcand · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2015.
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

A visual exploration of the power and behavior of light, across the electromagnetic spectrum, and how it affects life on earth and everything in the Universe.
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First Light: The Search for the Edge of the Universe

Richard Preston · Random House
Pages: 275
Format: Hardcover

Seven years before Richard Preston wrote about horrifying viruses in The Hot Zone, he turned his attention to the cosmos. In First Light, he demonstrates his gift for creating an exciting and absorbing narrative around a complex scientific subject--in this case the efforts by astronomers...
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Secret Language of Animals: A Guide to Remarkable Behavior

Janine M Benyus · Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback

Unlock the secrets behind the behavior of the world's most fascinating creatures? from the Adélie penguin to the plains zebra to the giant panda?in this wonderfully written, beautifully illustrated book.In The Secret Language of Animals, biologist Janine Benyus takes us inside the animal...
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The Myth of Mirror Neurons: The Real Neuroscience of Communication and Cognition

Gregory Hickok · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

An essential reconsideration of one of the most far-reaching theories in modern neuroscience and psychology. In 1992, a group of neuroscientists from Parma, Italy, reported a new class of brain cells discovered in the motor cortex of the macaque monkey. These cells, later dubbed mirror...
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Love in the Drug War: Selling Sex and Finding Jesus on the Mexico-US Border

Sarah Luna · University of Texas Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

Sex, drugs, religion, and love are potent combinations in la zona, a regulated prostitution zone in the city of Reynosa, across the border from Hidalgo, Texas. During the years 2008 and 2009, a time of intense drug violence, Sarah Luna met and built relationships with two kinds of migrants,...
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The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch

Lewis Dartnell · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch?If our technological society collapsed tomorrow, perhaps from a viral pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact, what would be the one book you would want to press into the hands of the postapocalyptic survivors? What...
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Shrubs & Trees of the Southwest Deserts

Janice Emily Bowers · Southwest Parks and Monuments Association
Pages: 140
Format: Book

Field guide to 134 common species of the Southwest Deserts, with an emphasis on those in National Park Service sites. Detailed line drawings for identification.
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Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong On GMOs

MARK LYNAS · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Mark Lynas was one of the original GM field wreckers. Back in the 1990s--working undercover with his colleagues in the environmental movement--he would descend on trial sites of genetically modified crops at night and hack them to pieces. Two decades later, most people around the world--from...

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Brush Management: Past Present, Future

Wayne T. Hamilton · Texas A&M University Press
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

The presence of brush in rangeland environments continually tops the list of priority issues among landowners, and not just in Texas. Whether they manage their land for livestock, hunting, or wildlife watching, what to do about unwanted woody plants remains a serious and pervasive question...
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The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human

Noah Strycker · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An entertaining and profound look at the lives of birds, illuminating their surprising world - and deep connection with humanity.Birds are highly intelligent animals, yet their intelligence is dramatically different from our own and has been little understood. As scientists come to understand...
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Patterns in the Sky: An Introduction to Stargazing

Ken Hewitt-White · Sky Publishing
Pages: 98
Format: Paperback

Night Sky: Astronomy for Everyone is an outdoor-oriented, hands-on series of books designed for novice skywatchers who may own binoculars or a small telescope but have limited experience in actual observing. Covering a wide range of celestial phenomena, the books strongly emphasize entry-level...
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The Physics Book: From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics

Clifford A. Pickover · Sterling
Format: Hardcover

Following the hugely successful The Science Book and The Math Book comes a richly illustrated chronology of physics, containing 250 short, entertaining, and thought-provoking entries. In addition to exploring such engaging topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect,...
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The Origin of

New Scientist · Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Pages: 228
Format: Print book

Science is packed with surprising discoveries. Did you know, for instance, that if you were to get too close to a black hole it would suck you up like a noodle? It's called 'Spaghettification'. Or why your keyboard is laid out in QWERTY? It's not to make it easier to type......
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The Children of Immigrants at School: A Comparative Look at Integration in the United States and Western Europe

Richard Alba · NYU Press
Pages: 350
Format: Hardcover

The Children of Immigrants at School explores the 21st-century consequences of immigration through an examination of how the so-called second generation is faring educationally in six countries: France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United States. In this insightful...
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Air Power: The Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II

Stephen Budiansky · Viking Adult
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

Within a decade of the Wright Brothers? historic flight at Kitty Hawk, pilots were dropping the first crude bombs out of airplanes in combat while visionaries were predicting that the crushing power of an aerial assault would end warfare as we knew it. Yet for much of the first century...
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