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Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina

Stuart B. Schwartz · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

The diverse cultures of the Caribbean have been shaped as much by hurricanes as they have by diplomacy, commerce, or the legacy of colonial rule. In this panoramic work of social history, Stuart Schwartz examines how Caribbean societies have responded to the dangers of hurricanes, and how these...
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Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers: A Kidney Doctor's Search for the Perfect Match

VANESA GRUBBS · Amistad
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A young, hopeful doctor's memoir - an unforgettable love story and an informative journey into the world of medicine and kidney transplantation that ultimately asks: What does it mean to let go of something that you love, even if it is life itself?When Vanessa fell in love with Robert,...
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Know This: Today's Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments

John Brockman · Harper Perennial
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

The latest volume in the bestselling series from Edge.org - dubbed "the world's smartest website" by The Guardian - brings together 175 of the world's most innovative and brilliant thinkers to discuss recent scientific breakthroughs that will shape the future.Scientific...
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The New Science of Consciousness: Exploring the Complexity of Brain, Mind, and Self

Paul L Nunez · Prometheus Books
Pages: 350
Format: Print book

This book explains in layperson's terms a new approach to studying consciousness based on a partnership between neuroscientists and complexity scientists. The author, a physicist turned neuroscientist, outlines essential features of this partnership. The new science goes well beyond...
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Cracking the AP Calculus BC Exam, 2015 Edition

Princeton Review · Princeton Review; 1 edition
Format: Print book

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the AP Calculus BC Exam with The Princeton Reviews comprehensive study guide—including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, and 2 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations....
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Touching the Wild: Living with the Mule Deer of Deadman Gulch

Joe Hutto · Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition
Format: Book

Emmy Award–winning filmmaker, writer, and naturalist Joe Hutto has done it again. Touching the Wild is the enchanting story about one man who has lived with a herd of mule deer in the Wind River mountains of Wyoming for almost seven years. Why, you may ask, would a person choose to do such...
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Most Wanted Particle: The Inside Story of the Hunt for the Higgs, the Heart of the Future of Physics

Jon Butterworth · The Experiment
Format: Hardcover

A leading member of the team at the Large Hadron Collider discusses his career in physics and his team's hunt for the elusive Higgs boson.
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The New Moon: Water, Exploration, and Future Habitation

Arlin Crotts · Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover

Explore Earth's closest neighbor, the Moon, in this fascinating and timely book and discover what we should expect from this seemingly familiar but strange, new frontier. What startling discoveries are being uncovered on the Moon? What will these tell us about our place in the Universe?...
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The STEM Coaching Handbook: Working with Teachers to Improve Instruction

Terry Talley · Routledge
Pages: 145
Format: Hardcover

Learn how to promote STEM integration in your school district and increase student achievement. In this helpful, easy-to-read book, author Terry Talley sheds light on the key responsibilities and accountabilities of a successful STEM coach and offers a wealth of practical advice for those...
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Farming the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests

Ken Mudge · Chelsea Green Publishing
Format: Book

In the eyes of many people, the practices of forestry and farming are mutually exclusive, because in the modern world, agriculture involves open fields, straight rows, and machinery to grow crops, while forests are primarily reserved for timber and firewood harvesting. Farming the Woods...
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Nothing: Surprising Insights Everywhere from Zero to Oblivion

Jeremy Webb · The Experiment
Pages: 266
Format: Print book

One of Brain Pickings' Best Science Books of 2014Incredible discoveries from the fringes of the universe to the inner workings of our minds - all from nothing! It turns out that almost nothing is as curious - or as enlightening - as, well, nothing. What is nothingness? Where can it be found?...
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The Selfish Gene: 40th Anniversary Edition

Richard Dawkins · Oxford University Press
Pages: 544
Format: Paperback

The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. As influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. Professor Dawkins articulates a gene's eye view of evolution...
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Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity's Chief Engineer

Rob Manning · Smithsonian Books
Format: Hardcover

The firsthand account of the trials and tribulations of engineering one of the most complex pieces of space technology, the Mars Rover Curiosity, by its chief engineer Rob ManningIn the course of our enduring quest for knowledge about ourselves and our universe, we havent found answers...
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Land and Wine: The French Terroir

Charles Frankel · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

For centuries, France has long been the world’s greatest wine-producing country. Its wines are the global gold standard, prized by collectors, and its winemaking regions each offer unique tasting experiences, from the spice of Bordeaux to the berry notes of the Loire Valley. Although...
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