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The Earth Gazers: On Seeing Ourselves

CHRISTOPHER POTTER · Pegasus Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

It will soon be the fiftieth anniversary of the first manned mission to the moon, when men first saw for themselves the Earth as a sphere falling through space -- they saw a world without borders and these images continue to give hope and inspire.Only twenty-four people have seen the whole...
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Swearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

EMMA BYRNE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

An irreverent and impeccably researched defense of our dirtiest words.We're often told that swearing is outrageous or even offensive, that it's a sign of a stunted vocabulary or a limited intellect. Dictionaries have traditionally omitted it and parents forbid it. But the latest research...
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Cells Are the New Cure: The Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs That Are Transforming Our Health

Robin L Smith · BenBella Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The future of medicine is happening now. Revolutionary new science is providing cures that were considered science fiction five years ago - and not with pills, surgery or radiation - but with human cells! Promising treatments now in more than 35,000 clinical trials could have dramatic impacts...
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The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World

CHARLES C MANN · Knopf
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling, award-winning author of 1491 and 1493--an incisive portrait of the two little-known twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty-first...
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Celebrating Soil: Discovering Soils and Landscapes

M.R. Balks · Springer
Pages: 243
Format: Hardcover

This richly illustrated book celebrates the diversity, importance, and intrinsic beauty of soils around the world and helps the reader to understand the ways that soils are related to the landscapes in which they form. The book unravels the complex bond between humans and soils and the importance...
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The Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist

Tim Birkhead · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Bird Sense, a biography of Francis Willughby, the man who pulled the study of birds out of the dark ages and formed the foundations of modern ornithology. Francis Willughby lived and thrived in the midst of the rapidly accelerating scientific revolution of the seventeenth...
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Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology

ELLEN ULLMAN · MCD
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The never-more-necessary return of one of our most vital and eloquent voices on technology and culture, the author of the seminal Close to the MachineThe last twenty years have brought us the rise of the internet, the development of artificial intelligence, the ubiquity of once unimaginably...
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Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future

Mary Robinson · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

An urgent call to arms by one of the most important voices in the international fight against climate change, sharing inspiring stories and offering vital lessons for the path forward. Holding her first grandchild in her arms in 2003, Mary Robinson was struck by the uncertainty of the world...
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A Big Bang in a Little Room: The Quest to Create New Universes

Zeeya Merali · Basic Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

An award-winning science writer takes us into the lab to answer some of life's biggest questions: How was the universe created? And could we create our own?What if you could become God, with the ability to build a whole new universe? As startling as it sounds, modern physics suggests that...
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Brief Answers to the Big Questions

STEPHEN HAWKING · Bantam
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant and page-turning posthumous work.Why are we here? Will we survive? Will technology save us? How can we thrive?Stephen...
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Beyond Weird: Why Everything You Thought You Knew about Quantum Physics Is Different

Philip Ball · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

"Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it." Since Niels Bohr said this many years ago, quantum mechanics has only been getting more shocking. We now realize that it's not really telling us that "weird" things happen out of sight, on the tiniest...
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The Quantum Age: How the Physics of the Very Small has Transformed Our Lives

Brian Clegg · Icon Books
Format: Hardcover

Quantum theory may be bizarre and inexplicable - but it's been shown to account for as much as 30 percent of American GDP, as this brilliant new book by science writer extraordinaire Brian Clegg reveals.The Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages, and the birth of steam machinery and electricity,...
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Real Quanta: Simplifying Quantum Physics for Einstein and Bohr

Martijn van Calmthout · Dundurn
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr walk into the famous Hotel Métropole and sit down at the author's table to discuss the state of quantum mechanics today. Particles that exist in two places at once, consequences that occur without a cause, objects that exist only if you look at them -- quantum...
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Spaceport Earth: The Reinvention of Spaceflight

Joe Pappalardo · The Overlook Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Life in space? This timely book shows the current state and future of the space travel industry -- and how this is becoming our future -- at a crucial juncture in the industry's history.The 21st-century space industry is changing drastically, the most dramatic shift happening in the United...
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Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth

Adam Frank · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Astrophysicist and NPR commentator on what the latest research on the existence and trajectories of alien civilizations may teach us about our own.Light of the Stars tells the story of humanity's coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance...
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