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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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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 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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Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe

Roger Penrose · Bodley Head; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

One of our most distinguished scientists offers a radical new theory of the origin, and ultimate end, of the Universe.Professor Sir Roger Penrose's groundbreaking and bestselling The Road to Reality provided a complete guide to the laws that govern our universe. In Cycles of Time, Penrose...
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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

Lisa Randall · Ecco Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

In this brilliant exploration of our cosmic environment, the renowned particle physicist and New York Times bestselling author of Warped Passages and Knocking on Heaven's Door uses her research into dark matter to illuminate the startling connections between the furthest reaches of space...
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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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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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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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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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Earth's Legacy: Natural World Heritage

Cyril F Kormos · Earth in Focus Editions
Pages: 287

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Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation are Changing Life on Earth

Juan Enriquez · Current
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

"We are the primary drivers of change. We will directly and indirectly determine what lives, what dies, where, and when. We are in a different phase of evolution; the future of life is now in our hands."Why are rates of conditions like autism, asthma, obesity, and allergies exploding...
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The Rebordering of North America: Integration and Exclusion in a New Security Context

Peter Andreas · Routledge
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

Richard Preston · Anchor Books
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback

The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT...
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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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The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness

Todd Rose · Harper One, 2015.
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Are you above average? Is your child an A student? Is your employee an introvert or an extrovert? Every day we are measured against the yardstick of averages, judged according to how closely we come to it or how far we deviate from it.

The assumption that metrics comparing us to an average...

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