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The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth's Rarest Creatures

William DeBuys · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning author's quest to find and understand a creature as rare and enigmatic as any on EarthIn 1992, in a remote mountain range, a team of scientists discovered the remains of an unusual animal with exquisite long horns. It turned out to be a living species new to Western...
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What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics

Adam Becker · Basic Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of the heretical thinkers who dared to question the nature of our quantum universeEvery physicist agrees quantum mechanics is among humanity's finest scientific achievements. But ask what it means, and the result will be a brawl. For a century, most physicists have followed...
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God's Planet

Owen Gingerich · Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover

With exoplanets being discovered daily, Earth is still the only planet we know of that is home to creatures who seek a coherent explanation for the structure, origins, and fate of the universe, and of humanitys place within it. Today, science and religion are the two major cultural entities...
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Life: The Leading Edge of Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Anthropology, and Environmental Science

John Brockman · Harper Perennial
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The newest addition to John Brockman's Edge.org series explores life itself, bringing together the world's leading biologists, geneticists, and evolutionary theorists - including Richard Dawkins, Edward O. Wilson, J. Craig Venter, and Freeman Dyson.Scientists' understanding...
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This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society

Kathleen Mcauliffe · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 268
Format: Print book

A riveting investigation of the myriad ways that parasites control how other creatures including humans think, feel, and act. These tiny organisms can only live inside another animal, and as McAuliffe reveals, they have many evolutionary motives for manipulating their host s behavior. Far more...
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Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology since Darwin

T R Birkhead · Princeton University Press
Pages: 524
Format: Hardcover

Ten Thousand Birds provides a thoroughly engaging and authoritative history of modern ornithology, tracing how the study of birds has been shaped by a succession of visionary and often-controversial personalities, and by the unique social and scientific contexts in which these extraordinary...
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Parrots

Ben Sonder · New Line Books
Format: Print book

An informative series that provides in a concise format better understanding of animals and their habitats Fascinating in its diversity the natural world comes to life on the pages of these spec tacularly illustrated volumes
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Rare Birds of North America

Steve N. G. Howell · Princeton University Press
Pages: 428
Format: Hardcover

Rare Birds of North America is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to the vagrant birds that occur throughout the United States and Canada. Featuring 275 stunning color plates, this book covers 262 species originating from three very different regions--the Old World, the New World...
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Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story

John Bloom · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

In the early 1990s, Motorola, the legendary American technology company developed a revolutionary satellite system called Iridium that promised to be its crowning achievement. Light years ahead of anything previously put into space, and built on technology developed for Ronald Reagan's...
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Sex on Earth: A Celebration of Animal Reproduction

Jules Howard · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

One thousand million years ago, a huge revolution occurred on Earth--sex happened for the first time. From that moment on, the world became ever more colorful and bizarre, ringing with elaborate songs and dances, epic battles, and rallying cries as the desires of males and females collided,...
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The Hunt for the Golden Mole: All Creatures Great & Small and Why They Matter

Richard Girling · Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

Taking as its narrative engine the hunt for an animal that is legendarily rare, Richard Girling writes an engaging and highly informative history of humankind's interest in hunting and collecting - what prompts us to do this? what good might come of our need to catalog all the living...
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Mojave Desert Wildflowers: A Field Guide To

Pam Mackay · Falcon Guides; Second Edition edition
Format: Book

The Mojave Desert eco-region extends from eastern California to northwestern Arizona, southern Nevada, and southwestern Utah, and boasts plant communities as diverse as alkali sinks, dune systems, Joshua tree woodland, pinyon juniper woodland, mixed mojave scrub, and even riparian woodland....
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Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do

Wallace J. Nichols · Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being.Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about...
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AP Calculus AB & BC Prep Plus 2019-2020: 6 Practice Tests Study Plans Targeted Review & Practice Online

Kaplan Test Prep · Kaplan Publishing
Pages: 780
Format: Paperback

Kaplan's AP Calculus AB & BC Prep Plus 2019-2020 is completely restructured and aligned with the current AP exams, giving you efficient review of the most-tested content to quickly build your skills and confidence. With bite-sized, test-like practice sets and customizable study...
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Cataclysms: A New Geology for the Twenty-First Century

Michael R Rampino · Columbia University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

In 1980, the science world was stunned when a maverick team of researchers proposed that a massive meteor strike had wiped the dinosaurs and other fauna from the Earth 66 million years ago. Scientists found evidence for this theory in a "crater of doom" on the Yucatán Peninsula,...
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