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Kingdom Under Glass: A Tale of Obsession, Adventure, and One Man's Quest to Preserve the World's Great Animals

Jay Kirk · Henry Holt and Co.; First Edition edition
Format: Print book

A sweeping historical narrative of the life of Carl Akeley, the famed explorer and taxidermist who changed the way Americans viewed the conservation of the natural worldDuring the golden age of safaris in the early twentieth century, one man set out to preserve Africa's great beasts....
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Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe

Mike Massimino · Crown Archetype
Pages: 313
Format: Print book

Click Here For the Autographed Copy Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that s about to go from zero to 17, 500 miles per hour? Or to look back on the earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night?...
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Human Anatomy

DK · DK
Format: Hardcover

For students of anatomy, biology, and the biomedical sciences; medical professionals; and curious families, DK's Human Anatomy will be a definitive resource. Written by acclaimed anatomist, Dr. Alice Roberts, Human Anatomy is an up-to-the-minute study of the body. Spectacular digital...
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The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

Michio Kaku · Doubleday, a division of Random House, LLC
Pages: 377
Format: Print book

NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"Compelling ... .Kaku thinks with great breadth, and the vistas he presents us are worth the trip" - The New York Times Book ReviewThe New York Times best-selling author of PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, PHYSICS OF THE FUTURE and HYPERSPACE tackles...
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Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet

MICHAEL R BLOOMBERG · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope comes a manifesto on how the benefits of taking action on climate change are concrete, immediate, and immense. They explore climate change solutions that will make the world healthier and more...
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Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society

Cordelia Fine · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"Goodbye, beliefs in sex differences disguised as evolutionary facts. Welcome the dragon slayer: Cordelia Fine wittily but meticulously lays bare the irrational arguments that we use to justify gender politics." -- Uta Frith, emeritus professor of cognitive development, University...
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The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far: Why Are We Here?

Lawrence M Krauss · Atria Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality - a grand poetic vision of nature - and how we find...
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The New Solar System: Ice Worlds, Moons, and Planets Redefined

Patricia Daniels · National Geographic Society
Pages: 223
Format: Print book

Aimed at the popular audience by experienced astronomy author Patricia Daniels with contributions by former editor of Astronomy magazine Robert Burnham and highlighted by 160 photographs, diagrams and maps, this superb guide explores every corner of Earth's planetary neighborhood, from...
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Now: The Physics of Time

R Muller · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

"Now" is a simple yet elusive concept.You are reading the word "now" right now. But what does that mean? What makes the ephemeral moment "now" so special? Its enigmatic character has bedeviled philosophers, priests, and modern-day physicists from Augustine...
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Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel

Jason Padgett · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"No one sees the world as Jason Padgett does. Water pours from the faucet in crystalline patterns, numbers call to mind distinct geometric shapes, and intricate fractal patterns emerge from the movement of tree branches, revealing the intrinsic mathematical designs hidden in the objects...
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This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society

Kathleen Mcauliffe · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 268
Format: Print book

A riveting investigation of the myriad ways that parasites control how other creatures including humans think, feel, and act. These tiny organisms can only live inside another animal, and as McAuliffe reveals, they have many evolutionary motives for manipulating their host s behavior. Far more...
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