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The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science and Authority

Robert P. Crease · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating look at key thinkers throughout history who have shaped public perception of science and the role of authority.When does a scientific discovery become accepted fact? Why have scientific facts become easy to deny? And what can we do about it? In The Workshop and the World,...
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The World of Dinosaurs: An Illustrated Tour

Mark A. Norell · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Dinosaurs have held sway over our imaginations since the discovery of their bones first shocked the world in the nineteenth century. From the monstrous beasts stalking Jurassic Park to the curiosities of the natural history museum, dinosaurs are creatures that unite young and old in awestruck...
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Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

ChristinaThompson · Harper
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A blend of Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel and Simon Winchester's Pacific, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote Pacific, where they came from, how they got there, and how we know. For more...
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Once a Wolf: The Science Behind Our Dogs? Astonishing Genetic Evolution

Bryan Sykes · Liveright
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The author of Seven Daughters of Eve returns with a lively account of how all dogs are descended from a mere handful of wolves. How did wolves evolve into dogs? When did this happen, and what role did humans play? Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes used the full array of modern technology to explore...
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Losing Earth: A Recent History

Nathaniel Rich · MCD
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change -- including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes, risked their careers in a desperate, escalating campaign to convince the world...
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The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age

Dr. Steven R Gundry M.D. · Harper Wave
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Plant Paradox comes a groundbreaking plan for living a long, healthy, happy life.From the moment we are born, our cells begin to age. But aging does not have to mean decline. World-renowned surgeon Dr. Steven Gundry has been treating...
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The Ecology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

DK · DK
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Explore ecology in this accessible introduction to how the natural world works and how we have started to understand the environment, ecosystems, and climate change.Using a bold, graphic-led approach, The Ecology Book explores and explains over 85 of the key ideas, movements, and acts that...
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The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

David Wallace-Wells · Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

It is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible. In California, wildfires now rage year-round, destroying thousands of homes. Across the US, "500-year"...
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Octopus, Squid, and Cuttlefish: A Visual, Scientific Guide to the Oceans' Most Advanced Invertebrates

Roger Hanlon · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Largely shell-less relatives of clams and snails, the marine mollusks in the class Cephalopoda - Greek for "head-foot" - are colorful creatures of many-armed dexterity, often inky self-defense, and highly evolved cognition. They are capable of learning, of retaining information...
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Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel

Michael Wall · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

We've all asked ourselves the question. It's impossible to look up at the stars and NOT think about it: Are we alone in the universe? Books, movies and television shows proliferate that attempt to answer this question and explore it. In OUT THERE Space.com senior writer Dr. Michael...
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