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Imagined Life: A Speculative Scientific Journey among the Exoplanets in Search of Intelligent Aliens, Ice Creatures, and Supergravity Animals

James Trefil · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The captivating possibilities of extraterrestrial life on exoplanets, based on current scientific knowledge of existing worlds and forms of life

It is now known that we live in a galaxy with more planets than stars. The Milky Way alone encompasses 30 trillion potential home planets....
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Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side

Julia Shaw · Abrams Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

What is it about evil that we find so compelling? From our obsession with serial killers to violence in pop culture, we seem inescapably drawn to the stories of monstrous acts and the aberrant people who commit them. But evil, Dr. Julia Shaw argues, is all relative, rooted in our unique...
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State of the Heart: Exploring the History, Science, and Future of Cardiac Disease

Haider Warraich · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In State of the Heart, Dr. Haider Warraich takes readers inside the ER, inside patients' rooms, and inside the history and science of cardiac disease.

State of the Heart traces the entire arc of the heart, from the very first time it was depicted on stone tablets,...

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Bats: An Illustrated Guide to All Species

Marianne Taylor · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The ultimate illustrated guide to all known bat species

Bats: An Illustrated Guide to All Species explores bats and their fundamental role in our ecosystems through lavish full-color photographs and lively narrative. From the Giant Golden Crowned Flying Fox, a megabat with...
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When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

DANIEL H PINK · Riverhead Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Instant New York Times Bestseller
#1 Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller
Instant Washington Post Bestseller

"Brims with a surprising amount of insight and practical advice." --The Wall Street Journal

Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling...
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Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World

Oren Solomon Harman · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant lyrical exploration of how modern science illuminates what it means to be human, from the award-winning author of The Price of AltruismWe don't think anymore, like the ancient Chinese did, that the world was hatched from an egg, or, like the Maori, that it came from the tearing...
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Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

Naomi Oreskes · Bloomsbury Press; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

"Merchants of Doubt should finally put to rest the question of whether the science of climate change is settled. It is, and we ignore this message at our peril."-Elizabeth Kolbert "Brilliantly reported andwritten with brutal clarity."-Huffington PostMerchants of Doubt...
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Gender and Our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds

Gina Rippon · Pantheon
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A breakthrough work in neuroscience and an incisive corrective to a long history of damaging pseudoscience, finally debunking the myth that there is a biological distinction between male and female brains

For decades if not centuries, science has backed up society's simple dictum...
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