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Tesla: Inventor of the Modern

Richard Munson · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print Length

Tesla's inventions transformed our world, and his visions have continued to inspire great minds for generations.Nikola Tesla invented the radio, robots, and remote control. His electric induction motors run our appliances and factories, yet he has been largely overlooked by history....
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Theater of the World: The Maps that Made History

Thomas Reinertsen Berg · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A heavily illustrated four-color history of mapmaking across centuries--a must-read for history buffs and armchair travelers. Theater of the World offers a fascinating history of mapmaking, using the visual representation of the world through time to tell a new story about world history...
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Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology

Lisa Margonelli · Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The award-winning journalist Lisa Margonelli, national bestselling author of Oil on the Brain: Petroleum's Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank, investigates the environmental and economic impact termites inflict on human societies in this fascinating examination of one of nature's most...
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The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life

David Quammen · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Nonpareil science writer David Quammen explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology can change our understanding of evolution and life's history, with powerful implications for human health and even our own human nature. In the mid-1970s, scientists began using DNA sequences...
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Still Waters: The Secret World of Lakes

Curt Stager · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating exploration of lakes around the world, from Walden Pond to the Dead Sea.More than a century and a half have passed since Walden was first published, and the world is now a very different place. Lakes are changing rapidly, not because we are separate from nature but because...
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Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures

Nicholas Pyenson · Viking
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A dive into the secret lives of whales, from their evolutionary past to today's cutting edge of scienceWhales are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet. They evolved from land-roaming, dog-sized creatures into animals that move...
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Sleepyhead: The Neuroscience of a Good Night's Rest

HENRY NICHOLLS · Basic Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A narcoleptic's tireless journey through the neuroscience of disordered sleepWhether it's a bout of bad jet lag or a stress-induced all-nighter, we've all suffered from nights that left us feeling less than well-rested. But for some people, getting a bad night's sleep isn't...
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Silicon States: The Power and Politics of Big Tech and What It Means for Our Future

Lucie Greene · Counterpoint
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A bracing look at how Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and other Silicon Valley power players are using their influence across the globe to encroach upon our civil landscape In an era when faith in government and its institutions is quickly eroding, the businesses of Silicon Valley are stepping...
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Shinrin Yoku: The Japanese Art of Forest Bathing

YOSHIFUMI MIYAZAKI · Timber Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Experience the healing power of nature! Forest bathing, also known as shinrin-yoku, is the Japanese practice of connecting deeply with nature. It is a practice that involves all the senses and has extraordinary effects on health and happiness. The latest health and wellness trend, it has been...
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She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

Carl Zimmer · Dutton
Pages: 672
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that shaped human society--a force set to shape our future even more radically.She Has Her Mother's...
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