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Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe

Alan Hirshfeld · Bellevue Literary Pr
Pages: 399
Format: Print book

NBC News "Top Science and Tech Books of the Year" selectionScientific American/FSG "Favorite Science Books of the Year" selectionNature.com "Top Reads of the Year" selectionKirkus Reviews "Best Books of the Year" selectionDiscover magazine "Top...
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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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The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities

Caleb Scharf · Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

Longlisted for the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing AwardThe Sunday Times (UK) Best Science Book of 2014A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2014An NBC News Top Science and Tech Book of 2014A Politics & Prose 2014 Staff PickIn the sixteenth century, Nicolaus...
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Deep Space: Beyond the Solar System to the End of the Universe and the Beginning of Time

Govert Schilling · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Format: Hardcover

Govert Schilling explores the mysteries of space that lie beyond our solar system on this mind-bending trip to nebulae, galaxies, black holes, and the edge of the observable universe.Join Govert Schilling on a journey across the universe that will ignite the imagination. The trip begins...
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The Universe: Leading Scientists Explore the Origin, Mysteries, and Future of the Cosmos

John Brockman · Harper Perennial
Format: Book

John Brockman brings together the worlds best-known physicists and science writers—including Brian Greene, Walter Isaacson, Nobel Prize-winner Frank Wilczek, Benoit Mandelbrot, and Martin Rees—to explain the universe in all wondrous splendor.In The Universe, todays most influential...
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The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

Diane Ackerman · W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

As Diane Ackerman writes in her brilliant new book, The Human Age, "our relationship with nature has changed ... radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable." Ackerman...
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Rain : a natural and cultural history

Cynthia Barnett · Crown Publishers
Pages: 355
Format: Print book

"Cynthia Barnett's "Rain" begins four billion years ago with the torrents that filled the oceans, and builds to the storms of climate change. It weaves together science--the true shape of a raindrop, the mysteries of frog and fish rains--with the human story of our ambition...
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Monkeytalk: Inside the Worlds and Minds of Primates

Julia Fischer · The University of Chicago Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Monkey see, monkey do - or does she? Can the behavior of non-human primates - their sociality, their intelligence, their communication - really be chalked up to simple mimicry? Emphatically, absolutely: no. And as famed primatologist Julia Fischer reveals, the human bias inherent in this...
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Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos

Priyamvada Natarajan · Yale Univ Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

This book provides a tour of the "greatest hits" of cosmological discoveries - the ideas that reshaped our universe over the past century. The cosmos, once understood as a stagnant place, filled with the ordinary, is now a universe that is expanding at an accelerating pace, propelled...
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Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles

Les Standiford · Ecco
Format: Hardcover

The author of Last Train to Paradise tells the story of the largest public water project ever created - William Mulholland's Los Angeles aqueduct - a story of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined man who's vision shaped the future and continues to impact us today.In...
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Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing

James Owen Weatherall · Yale University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

The rising star author of The Physics of Wall Street explores why "nothing" may hold the key to the next era of theoretical physics James Owen Weatherall's previous book, The Physics of Wall Street, was a New York Times best-seller and named one of Physics Today's five...
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Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants: How to Attract and Identify Butterflies

Christopher Kline · Skyhorse Publishing
Format: Print book

Butterfly expert Christopher Kline provides an easy-to-read introduction to the topic in Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants, a how-to guide covering butterfly gardening basics, garden designs, common butterflies in the garden, native nectar, guide to host plants, and sources for native...
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Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science

Alice Dreger · Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Book Review "[S]mart, delightful... a splendidly entertaining education in ethics, activism and science."Editors's Choice, New York Times Book ReviewAn impassioned defense of intellectual freedom and a clarion call to intellectual responsibility, Galileo's...
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The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains

ROBERT H LUSTIG · Avery
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

"Explores how industry has manipulated our most deep-seated survival instincts." - David Perlmutter, MD, Author, #1 New York Times bestseller, Grain Brain and Brain MakerThe New York Times-bestselling author of Fat Chance reveals the corporate scheme to sell pleasure, driving...
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The Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide

Richard Garrigues · Comstock Publishing Associates; 2 edition
Format: Book

This is the one compact, portable, and user-friendly field guide the novice or experienced birder needs to identify birds in the field in the diverse habitats found in Costa Rica. It features descriptions and illustrations of all 903 species definitely known from Costa Rica, including pelagics...
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