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Idiot's Guides: Science Mysteries Explained

Anthony Fordham · Alphabooks
Pages: 288
Format:  Book : English

Ideal for the armchair science enthusiast, Idiot's Guides: Science Mysteries Explained takes a question/answer-based approach to teach readers a wide variety of topics in Earth Science, Life Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Cosmology. Using helpful full-color illustrations and expert...
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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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Pre-Algebra DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition

Allan Bluman · McGraw-Hill Professional; 2 edition
Format: Paperback

Preempt your anxiety about PRE-ALGEBRA! Ready to learn math fundamentals but cant seem to get your brain to function? No problem! Add Pre-Algebra Demystified, Second Edition, to the equation and youll solve your dilemma in no time. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide...
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A Chance for Lasting Survival: Ecology and Behavior of Wild Giant Pandas

Wenshi Pan · Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Format: Hardcover

From 1984 through 1995 a small band of ecologists led by Pan Wenshi from Peking University conducted a study of wild giant pandas in the Qinling Mountains of Shaanxi Province. This project was the first Chinese-led conservation project in China and was conducted during a significant transition...
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Why the Universe Exists: How particle physics unlocks the secrets of everything

New Scientist · Nicholas Brealey
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

WHY IS THERE ALWAYS SOMETHING RATHER THAN NOTHING? As you read this, billions of neutrinos from the sun are passing through your body, antimatter is sprouting from your dinner and the core of your being is a chaotic mess of particles known only as quarks and gluons. Following the recent...
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The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age

Gino SegreÌ€ · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 351
Format: Print book

Enrico Fermi is unquestionably among the greats of the world's physicists, the most famous Italian scientist since Galileo. Called the Pope by his peers, he was regarded as infallible in his instincts and research. His discoveries changed our world; they led to weapons of mass destruction...
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The Human Advantage: A New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable

Suzana Herculano-Houzel · The MIT Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Humans are awesome. Our brains are gigantic, seven times larger than they should be for the size of our bodies. The human brain uses 25% of all the energy the body requires each day. And it became enormous in a very short amount of time in evolution, allowing us to leave our cousins, the great...
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Cracking the AP Physics 1 Exam, 2018 Edition

Princeton Review · Princeton Review
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 5! Ace the AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based Exam with this comprehensive study guide - including 2 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations, thorough content reviews, targeted exam strategies, and access to our online AP Connect...
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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

Sam Kean · Back Bay Books; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

From the author of the bestsellers The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist's Thumb, fascinating tales of the brain and the history of neuroscience. Early studies of the functions of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike-strokes, seizures, infectious diseases,...
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How the Body Knows Its Mind: The Surprising Power of the Physical Environment to Influence How You Think and Feel

Sian Beilock · Atria Books; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning scientist offers a groundbreaking new understanding of the mind-body connection and its profound impact on everything from advertising to romance.The human body is not just a passive device carrying out messages sent by the brain, but rather an integral part of how we think...
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White Beech: The Rainforest Years

Germaine Greer · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

One bright day in December sixty-two-year-old Germaine Greer found herself confronted by an irresistible challenge in the shape of sixty hectares of dairy farm one of many in southeast Queensland Australia which after a century of logging clearing and downright devastation had been abandoned...
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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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Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us

SAM KEAN · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating science and history of the air we breatheIt's invisible. It's ever-present. Without it, you would die in minutes. And it has an epic story to tell.In Caesar's Last Breath, New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean takes us on a journey through the periodic table, around...
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The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life

Alex Bellos · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 337
Format: Paperback

"A first-rate survey of the world of mathematics ... Great reading for the intellectually curious," (Kirkus Reviews) from the bestselling author of Here's Looking at Euclid - a dazzling new book that turns even the most complex math into a brilliantly entertaining read.From...
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This Idea Is Brilliant: Lost, Overlooked, and Underappreciated Scientific Concepts Everyone Should Know

MR JOHN BROCKMAN · Harper Perennial
Pages: 544
Format: Paperback

The latest volume in the bestselling series from Edge.org - dubbed "the world's smartest website" by The Guardian - brings together 206 of the world's most innovative thinkers to discuss the scientific concepts that everyone should know.As science informs public policy,...
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