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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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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

STEVEN PINKER · Viking
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

The follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking The Better Angels of Our Nature presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.Is...
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Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed With Time

Simon Garfield · Canongate Books
Pages: 349
Format: Hardcover

SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016OBSERVER SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016Not so long ago we timed our lives by the movement of the sun. These days our time arrives atomically and insistently, and our lives are propelled by the notion that we will never have enough of the one thing...
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A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution

Jennifer A Doudna · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A trailblazing biologist grapples with her role in the biggest scientific discovery of our era: a cheap, easy way of rewriting genetic code, with nearly limitless promise and peril. Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use....
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Quakeland: On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake

KATHRYN MILES · Dutton
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A journey around the United States in search of the truth about the threat of earthquakes leads to spine-tingling discoveries, unnerving experts, and ultimately the kind of preparations that will actually help guide us through disasters. It's a road trip full of surprises. Earthquakes....
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Brain Rules for Aging Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp

JOHN MEDINA · Pear Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

How come I can never find my keys? Why don?t I sleep as well as I used to? Why do my friends keep repeating the same stories? What can I do to keep my brain sharp? Scientists know. Brain Rules for Aging Well, by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts?and...
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The Traveler's Guide to Space: For One-Way Settlers and Round-Trip Tourists

Neil F. Comins · Columbia University Press
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

If you have ever wondered about space travel, now you have the opportunity to understand it more fully than ever before. Traveling into space and even emigrating to nearby worlds may soon become part of the human experience. Scientists, engineers, and investors are working hard to make...
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Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia

MICHAEL SHERMER · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A scientific exploration into humanity's obsession with the afterlife and quest for immortality from the bestselling author and skeptic Michael ShermerIn his most ambitious work yet, Shermer sets out to discover what drives humans' belief in life after death, focusing on recent scientific...
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