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Mastering Essential Math Skills, Book 2: Middle Grades/High School, 3rd Edition: 20 minutes a day to success

Richard W Fisher · Math Essentials
Pages: 164
Format: Paperback

THIS IS THE NEW IMPROVED VERSION. THE BOOK HAS BEEN COMPLETELY EDITED AND NOW ALSO CONTAINS A HANDY MATH RESOURCE CENTER AND GLOSSARY. Used by hundreds of thousands of students each year.Perfect for students who have struggled with math in the past.Includes award-winning online video tutorials....
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The Telescope in the Ice: Inventing a New Astronomy at the South Pole

Mark Bowen · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The IceCube Observatory has been called the "weirdest" of the seven wonders of modern astronomy by Scientific American. In The Telescope in the Ice, Mark Bowen tells the amazing story of the people who built the instrument and the science involved.Located near the U. S. Amundsen-Scott...
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The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars: A Neuropsychologist's Odyssey Through Consciousness

PAUL BROKS · Crown
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

When celebrated neuropsychologist Paul Broks's wife died of cancer, it sparked a journey of grief and reflection that traced a lifelong attempt to understand how the brain gives rise to the soul. The result of that journey is a gorgeous, evocative meditation on fate, death, consciousness,...
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Pathways to Our Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective from Pittsburgh

PATRICIA M DEMARCO · University of Pittsburgh Press
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

Pittsburgh has a rich history of social consciousness in calls for justice and equity. Today, the movement for more sustainable practices is rising in Pittsburgh. Against a backdrop of Marcellus shale gas development, initiatives emerge for a sustainable and resilient response to the climate...
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Library of Small Catastrophes

Alison C. Rollins · Copper Canyon Press
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

Library of Small Catastrophes, Alison Rollins' ambitious debut collection, interrogates the body and nation as storehouses of countless tragedies. Drawing from Jorge Luis Borges' fascination with the library, Rollins uses the concept of the archive to offer a lyric history of the ways...
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The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire

Kyle Harper · Princeton University Press
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping new history of how climate change and disease helped bring down the Roman EmpireHere is the monumental retelling of one of the most consequential chapters of human history: the fall of the Roman Empire. The Fate of Rome is the first book to examine the catastrophic role that...
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Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land

Leah Penniman · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

In 1920, 14 percent of all land-owning US farmers were black. Today less than 2 percent of farms are controlled by black people -- a loss of over 14 million acres and the result of discrimination and dispossession. While farm management is among the whitest of professions, farm labor is predominantly...
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The Close Encounters Man: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs

MARK O'CONNELL · Dey Street Books
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

The wildly entertaining and eye-opening biography of J. Allen Hynek, the astronomer who invented the concept of "Close Encounters" with alien life, inspired Steven Spielberg's blockbuster classic science fiction epic film, and made a nation want to believe in UFOs.In June 1947,...
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Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome

Venki Ramakrishnan · Basic Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A Nobel Prize-winning biologist tells the riveting story of his race to discover the inner workings of biology's most important molecule"Ramakrishnan's writing is so honest, lucid and engaging that I could not put this book down until I had read to the very end."--Siddhartha Mukherjee,...
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Forest Therapy: Seasonal Ways to Embrace Nature for a Happier You

SARAH IVENS · Da Capo Lifelong Books
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Your practical guide to better health, stronger relationships, and a happier life--by reconnecting with nature There is something simply soul-soothing about being in nature. In fact, research shows that spending time outside can improve the immune system, combat stress hormones, lower blood...
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The Fevers of Reason: New and Selected Essays

Gerald Weissmann · Bellevue Literary Press
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

"America's most interesting and important essayist." -- Eric Kandel, Nobel Prize-winning author of The Age of Insight"[Gerald Weissmann] bridges the space between science and the humanities, and particularly between medicine and the muses, with wit, erudition, and, most...
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Weird Math: A Teenage Genius and His Teacher Reveal the Strange Connections Between Math and Everyday Life

David Darling · Basic Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A successful science writer and a teenage math prodigy reveal the complex mathematics that is all around usEveryone has stared at the crumpled page of a math assignment and wondered, where on Earth will I ever use this? It turns out, Earth is precisely the place. As teen math prodigy Agnijo...
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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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Schaum's Outline of Linear Algebra, Sixth Edition

Seymour Lipschutz · McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 425
Format: Paperback

Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Textbook too pricey?Fortunately, there's Schaum's. This all-in-one-package includes more than 600 fully-solved problems, examples, and practice exercises to sharpen your problem-solving skills. Plus, you will have access to 25 detailed...
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Citizen Science in the Digital Age: Rhetoric, Science, and Public Engagement

James Wynn · University Alabama Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

James Wynn's timely investigation highlights scientific studies grounded in publicly gathered data and probes the rhetoric these studies employ. Many of these endeavors, such as the widely used SETI@home project, simply draw on the processing power of participants' home computers;...
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