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What Should We Be Worried About?: Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night

John Brockman · Harper Perennial

Drawing from the horizons of science, todays leading thinkers reveal the hidden threats nobody is talking about—and expose the false fears everyone else is distracted by.What should we be worried about? That is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org The worlds smartest website—The...
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Voyaging in Strange Seas: The Great Revolution in Science

David Knight · Yale University Press
Format: Book

In 1492 Columbus set out across the Atlantic; in 1776 American colonists declared their independence. Between these two events old authorities collapsed—Luther’s Reformation divided churches, and various discoveries revealed the ignorance of the ancient Greeks and Romans. A new,...
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The Smart Guide to Chemistry

Brian Nordstrom · Smart Guide Publications, Inc.; Second edition edition
Format: Book

Become acquainted with the wonderful world of atoms and molecules in this guide written for readers who have little-to-no exposure to chemistry. The book provides an elementary introduction to chemistry or can be used as a good review of the subject and discusses topics including chemical...
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Dinosaurs: How They Lived and Evolved

Darren Naish · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Dinosaurs are one of the most spectacular groups of animals that have ever existed. Many were fantastic, bizarre creatures that still capture our imagination: the super-predator Tyrannosaurus, the plate-backed Stegosaurus, and the long-necked, long-tailed Diplodocus. Dinosaurs: The Ultimate...
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The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing: More Than 300 Tips for Anglers of All Levels

Tom Rosenbauer · Skyhorse Publishing
Format: Print book

In this compendium of fly fishing from three of the most respected names in the sport, Tom Rosenbauer, David Klausmeyer, and Conway X. Bowman share all of their most successful fly-fishing secrets. With tips on fresh- and saltwater fly fishing and tying flies, this book will help readers...
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The Water Act 1989

Emmy Rossum Jeremy Allen White Ethan Cutkosky Steve Howey William H. Macy · Stationery Office Books
Pages: 4
Format: Paperback

Season Four finds the Gallaghers braving another brutal Chicago winter and waiting on the medical fate of their permanently pickled patriarch Frank. With oldest daughter Fiona in a stable job and relationship, and newly graduated Lip enrolled in college, it seems like the Gallaghers might...
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Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing

Laura J. Snyder · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The remarkable story of how an artist and a scientist in seventeenth-century Holland transformed the way we see the world.On a summer day in 1674, in the small Dutch city of Delft, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek -- a cloth salesman, local bureaucrat, and self-taught natural philosopher -- gazed...
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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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The Princeton Guide to Evolution

Jonathan B. Losos · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

The Princeton Guide to Evolution is a comprehensive, concise, and authoritative reference to the major subjects and key concepts in evolutionary biology, from genes to mass extinctions. Edited by a distinguished team of evolutionary biologists, with contributions from leading researchers,...
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Water and the future of humanity : revisiting water security

Benedito P F Braga Jr; Gulbenkian Think Tank on Water and the Future of Humanity
Pages: 241
Format: Hardcover

This unique, engaging, and highly authoritative volume enlightens readers on changes needed in the way society accesses, provides, and uses water. It further shines a light on changes needed in the way we use food, energy, and other goods and services in relation to water, and offers projections...
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Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Michael T Osterholm · Little
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

A world-leading epidemiologist shares his stories from the front lines of our war on infectious diseases and explains how to prepare for epidemics that can challenge world order.Every new development--from exploding human and animal populations to trade and travel--intensifies our susceptibility...
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The Red Canary: The Story of the First Genetically Engineered Animal

Tim Birkhead · Bloomsbury USA; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

The creation of Dolly the sheep in the 1990s was for many people the start of a new era: the age of genetically modified animals. However, the idea was not new, for in the 1920s an amateur scientist, Hans Duncker, decided to genetically engineer a red canary. Favored originally for their...
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