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Discovering Pluto: Exploration at the Edge of the Solar System

Dale P Cruikshank · University of Arizona Press
Pages: 504
Format: Hardcover

Discovering Pluto is an authoritative account of the exploration of Pluto and its moons, from the first inklings of tentative knowledge through the exciting discoveries made during the flyby of the NASA New Horizons research spacecraft in July 2015. Co-author Dale P. Cruikshank was a co-investigator...
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Catching Stardust: Comets, Asteroids and the Birth of the Solar System

Natalie Starkey · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Icy, rocky, sometimes dusty, always mysterious--comets and asteroids are among the Solar System's very oldest inhabitants, formed within a swirling cloud of gas and dust in the area of space that eventually hosted the Sun and its planets. Locked within each of these extra-terrestrial...

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Evolution: The Human Story, 2nd Edition

Alice Roberts · DK
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Fully updated with the latest discoveries and research, amazingly realistic illustrations and detailed maps plot eight million years of human development in the context of our genetics, anatomy, behavior, environment, migrations, and culture.This unrivaled illustrated guide to human evolution...
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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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Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects

Chad Orzel · BenBella Books
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Your alarm goes off, and you head to the kitchen to make yourself some toast and a cup of coffee. Little do you know, as you savor the aroma of the steam rising from your cup, that your ordinary morning routine depends on some of the weirdest phenomena ever discovered. The world of quantum...
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Chemistry

Jill Kirsten Robinson · Pearson
Pages: 1200
Format: Hardcover

For two-semester general chemistry courses (science majors) . Give students a robust conceptual foundation while building critical problem solving skills Robinson/McMurry/Fay's Chemistry, known for a concise and united author voice, conceptual focus, extensive worked examples,...
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When Science and Politics Collide: The Public Interest at Risk

Robert O Schneider · Praeger
Pages: 228
Format: Hardcover

This book explains why science and politics collide, why this is an especially critical problem at this precise time in U.S. history, and what should be done to ensure that science and politics coincide.* Shows the contentious science/policy relationship through examples of current controversies...
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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 Machine

The last twenty years have brought us the rise of the internet, the development of artificial intelligence, the ubiquity...

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The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity?and Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race

Daniel Z Lieberman · BenBella Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Why are we obsessed with the things we want and bored when we get them? Why is addiction "perfectly logical" to an addict? Why does love change so quickly from passion to disinterest? Why are some people diehard liberals and others hardcore conservatives? Why are we always...
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Chancing It: The Laws of Chance and How They Can Work for You

Robert Matthews · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Make your own luck by understanding probabilityOver the years, some very smart people have thought they understood the rules of chance? only to fail dismally. Whether you call it probability, risk, or uncertainty, the workings of chance often defy common sense. Fortunately, advances in math...
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Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World

MARYANNE WOLF · Harper
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Proust and the Squid, a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative epistolary book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies.A decade ago, Maryanne...
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Why?: What Makes Us Curious

Mario Livio · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio investigates perhaps the most human of all our characteristics - curiosity - as he explores our innate desire to know why.

Experiments demonstrate that people are more distracted when they overhear a phone conversation - where they can know...
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Know This: Today's Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments

John Brockman · Harper Perennial
Pages: 573
Format: Paperback

Today's most visionary thinkers reveal the cutting-edge scientific ideas and breakthroughs you must understand.

Scientific developments radically change and enlighten our understanding of the world -- whether it's advances in technology and medical research or the latest revelations...

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How to Live in Space: Everything You Need to Know for the Not-So-Distant Future

Colin Stuart · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

An amusing and informative illustrated guide to life beyond our own planet that covers everything from training for and living in space to the future of space travel and tourism

Now that suborbital space tourism is predicted to become a billion-dollar industry in the next ten years...
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Before Time Began: The Big Bang and the Emerging Universe

Helmut Satz · Oxford University Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

What is the origin of the universe? What was there before the universe appeared? We are currently witnessing a second Copernican revolution: neither our Earth and Sun, nor our galaxy, nor even our universe, are the end of all things. Beyond our world, in an endless multiverse, are innumerable...
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