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The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World

Jeff Goodell · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening and essential tour of the vanishing world What if Atlantis wasn't a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly...
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Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do

John A Bargh · Touchstone
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Dr. John Bargh, the world's leading expert on the unconscious mind, presents a groundbreaking book, twenty years in the making, which gives us an entirely new understanding of the hidden mental processes that secretly govern every aspect of our behavior.For more than three decades, Dr. John...
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Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone

Juli Berwald · Riverhead Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A former ocean scientist goes in pursuit of the slippery story of jellyfish, rediscovering her passion for marine science and the sea's imperiled ecosystems. Jellyfish are an enigma. They have no centralized brain, but they see and feel and react to their environment in complex ways. They...
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Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently

Beau Lotto · Hachette Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Beau Lotto, the world-renowned neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and two-time TED speaker, takes us on a tour of how we perceive the world, and how disrupting it leads us to create and innovate. Perception is the foundation of human experience, but few of us understand why we see what...
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A New History of Life: The Radical New Discoveries about the Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth

Joe Kirschvink · Bloomsbury Press
Format: Hardcover

Charles Darwin's theories, first published more than 150 years ago, still set the paradigm of how we understand the evolution of life--but scientific advances of recent decades have radically altered that. Now two pioneering scientists draw on their years of experience in paleontology,...
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Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon

JEFFREY KLUGER · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumphIn August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three...
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The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Bodys Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You

Sylvia Tara · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 235
Format: Print book

This groundbreaking work of practical, popular science reveals that fat is much smarter than we think.Fat is an obsession, a dirty word, a subject of national handwringing -- and, according to biochemist Sylvia Tara, the least-understood part of our body.You may not love your fat, but your...
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Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life

Matin Durrani · Bloomsbury SIGMA
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

The principles of physics lie behind many of the ways animals go about their daily lives. Scientists have discovered that the way cats and dogs lap up liquids can be explained by the laws of surface tension, how ants navigate is due to polarized light, and why pistol shrimps can generate...
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Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos

Brian Cox · Da Capo
Pages: 320
Format: Book

In Universal, bestselling physicists Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw (Why Does E=mc2?) take us on an inspirational journey of scientific exploration. They show that, by asking questions about the world around us, anyone can think like a physicist and grasp the breath-taking grandeur of the cosmos.Universal...
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China Lake: A Journey into the Contradicted Heart of a Global Climate Catastrophe

Barret Baumgart · University Of Iowa Press
Pages: 280
Format: Paperback

Barret Baumgart's literary debut presents a haunting and deeply personal portrait of civilization poised at the precipice, a picture of humanity caught between its deepest past and darkest future. In the fall of 2013, during the height of California's historic drought, Baumgart...
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Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

Adam Alter · Penguin Press
Pages: 354
Format: Hardcover

"One of the most mesmerizing and important books I've read in quite some time. Alter brilliantly illuminates the new obsessions that are controlling our lives and offers the tools we need to rescue our businesses, our families, and our sanity." - Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling...
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Beyond the War on Invasive Species: A Permaculture Approach to Ecosystem Restoration

Tao Orion · Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Invasive species are everywhere, from forests and prairies to mountaintops and river mouths. Their rampant nature and sheer numbers appear to overtake fragile native species and forever change the ecosystems that they depend on. Concerns that invasive species represent significant threats...
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The Probability Lifesaver: All the Tools You Need to Understand Chance

Steven J Miller · Princeton University Press
Pages: 727
Format: Hardcover

The essential lifesaver for students who want to master probabilityFor students learning probability, its numerous applications, techniques, and methods can seem intimidating and overwhelming. That's where The Probability Lifesaver steps in. Designed to serve as a complete stand-alone...
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The Evolution Underground: Burrows, Bunkers, and the Marvelous Subterranean World Beneath our Feet

Anthony J Martin · Pegasus Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

What is the best way to survive when the going gets tough? Hiding underground. From penguins to dinosaurs, trilobites, and humans, Anthony Martin reveals the subterranean secret of survival.Humans have "gone underground" for survival for thousands of years, from underground cities...
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Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Joseph Aoun

How to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover -- filling needs that even the most sophisticated robot cannot.Driverless cars are hitting the road, powered by artificial intelligence. Robots can climb stairs, open door
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