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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

HANS ROSLING · Flatiron Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends -- what percentage of the world's population live in poverty; why the world's population is increasing; how many girls finish school...
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Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11

James Donovan · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

"This is the best book on Apollo that I have read. Extensively researched and meticulously accurate, it successfully traces not only the technical highlights of the program but also the contributions of the extraordinary people who made it possible." --Mike Collins, Command module...
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Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

An exploration of the age-old complicity between skywatchers and warfighters, from the best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson...
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Trigonometry: A Complete Introduction

HUGH NEILL · Teach Yourself
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Trigonometry: A Complete Introduction is the most comprehensive yet easy-to-use introduction to Trigonometry. Written by a leading expert, this book will help you if you are studying for an important exam or essay, or if you simply want to improve your knowledge.The book covers all areas...
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Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life

Helen Czerski · W W Norton
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A physicist explains daily phenomena from the mundane to the magisterial.Take a look up at the stars on a clear night and you get a sense that the universe is vast and untouchable, full of mysteries beyond comprehension. But did you know that the key to unveiling the secrets of the cosmos...
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Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel

Michael Wall · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

We've all asked ourselves the question. It's impossible to look up at the stars and NOT think about it: Are we alone in the universe? Books, movies and television shows proliferate that attempt to answer this question and explore it. In OUT THERE Space.com senior writer Dr. Michael Wall...
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Kindness Cure: How the Science of Compassion Can Heal Your Heart and Your World

Stephen Post (Foreword by) · New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 200

It's time for a kindness revolution. In The Kindness Cure, psychologist Tara Cousineau draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to show how simple practices of kindness--for ourselves, for others, and for our world--can dissolve our feelings of fear and indifference,...
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The Practical Astronomer, 2nd Edition: Explore the Wonders of the Night Sky

Anton Vamplew · DK
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

A complete introduction to observing and understanding the night sky, explaining and demystifying stargazing to recognize objects and explain how they move through the sky over the night and the year.Explore the wonders of the night sky in The Practical Astronomer. Informative and easy-to-use...
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The Unknown Universe A New Exploration of Time, Space, and Modern Cosmology.

Clark Stuart.
Format:  Print book : English

A groundbreaking guide to the universe and how our latest deep-space discoveries are forcing us to revisit what we know -- and what we don't. On March 21, 2013, the European Space Agency released a map of the afterglow of the Big Bang. Taking in 440 sextillion kilometres of space and 13.8...
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Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life beyond Our Solar System

Michael E Summers · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

The past few years have seen an incredible explosion in our knowledge of the universe. Since its 2009 launch, the Kepler satellite has discovered more than two thousand exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. More exoplanets are being discovered all the time, and even more...
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ASAP Biology: A Quick-Review Study Guide for the AP Exam

Princeton Review · Princeton Review
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

LIKE CLASS NOTES - ONLY BETTER. The Princeton Review's ASAP Biology is designed to help you zero in on just the information you need to know to successfully grapple with the AP test. Advanced Placement exams require students to have a firm grasp of content - you can't bluff or even...
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Patient H69: The Story of My Second Sight

Vanessa Potter · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

In 2012, Vanessa Potter, a married advertising film producer with two young children, was stricken by Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) , a rare illness that resulted in sudden blindness and paralysis. She was hospitalized for two weeks. Over the next five months at home,...
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Whatever Happened to the Metric System?: How America Kept Its Feet

John Bemelmans Marciano · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

The American standard system of measurement is a unique and odd thing to behold with its esoteric, inconsistent standards twelve inches in a foot, three feet in a yard, sixteen ounces in a pound, one hundred pennies to the dollar. For something as elemental as counting and estimating the world...
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Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World

MARYANNE WOLF · Harper
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Proust and the Squid, a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative epistolary book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies.A decade ago, Maryanne...
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