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The Boy Who Played with Fusion: Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting, and How to Make a Star

Tom Clynes · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

How an American teenager became the youngest person ever to build a working nuclear fusion reactor By the age of nine, Taylor Wilson had mastered the science of rocket propulsion. At eleven, his grandmother's cancer diagnosis drove him to investigate new ways to produce medical isotopes....
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Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction

Philip E Tetlock · Crown Publishers
Format: Hardcover

"From one of the world's most highly regarded social scientists, a transformative book on the habits of mind that lead to the best predictions. Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply...
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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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NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

Steve Silberman · Avery, a member of Penguin Group USA
Pages: 534
Format: Print book

A New York Times bestsellerWinner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fictionA groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently. What is autism?...
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The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals

Gerardo Ceballos · Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. ©2015
Pages: 191
Format: Print book

This book shows us the face of Earth's sixth great mass extinction, revealing that this century is a time of darkness for the world's birds and mammals. In The Annihilation of Nature, three of today's most distinguished conservationists tell the stories of the birds and mammals...

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Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins

Susan Casey · Doubleday
Pages: 302
Format: Print book

From Susan Casey, the New York Times bestselling author of The Wave and The Devil's Teeth, a breathtaking journey through the extraordinary world of dolphins Since the dawn of recorded history, humans have felt a kinship with the sleek and beautiful dolphin, an animal whose playfulness,...
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The Death of Cancer: After Fifty Years on the Front Lines of Medicine, a Pioneering Oncologist Reveals Why the War on Cancer Is Winnable--and How We Can Get There

Vincent T. DeVita · Sarah Crichton Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Cancer touches everybody's life in one way or another. But most of us know very little about how the disease works, why we treat it the way we do, and the personalities whose dedication got us where we are today. For fifty years, Dr. Vincent T. DeVita Jr. has been one of those key players:...
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The Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought

David Adam · Sarah Crichton Books
Format: Hardcover

"Have you ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building or steer your car into oncoming traffic? You are not alone. In this ... fusion of science, history, and memoir, [science editor and writer] David Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind and explains...
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The Book of Immortality: The Science, Belief, and Magic Behind Living Forever

Adam Leith Gollner · Scribner
Format: Hardcover

What have we not done to live forever? Adam Leith Gollner, the critically acclaimed author of The Fruit Hunters, weaves together religion, science, and mythology in a gripping exploration of the most universal of human obsessions immortality. Raised without religion, Adam Leith Gollner...
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The Owner's Manual for the Brain

Pierce J Howard · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 1049
Format: Paperback

Cutting-edge, user-friendly, and comprehensive: the revolutionary guide to the brain, now fully revised and updated.At birth each of us is given the most powerful and complex tool of all time: the human brain. And yet, as we well know, it doesn't come with an owner's manual - until...
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