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Never Out of Season: How Having the Food We Want When We Want It Threatens Our Food Supply and Our Future
Never Out of Season: How Having the Food We Want When We Want It Threatens Our Food Supply and Our Future

Robert Dunn · Little
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A Fast Food Nation for the foods we grow and depend onThe bananas we eat today aren't your parents' bananas: We eat a recognizable, consistent breakfast fruit that was standardized in the 1960s from dozens into one basic banana. But because of that, the banana we love is dangerously...
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Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future
Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future

Martha Hodgkins · Princeton Architectural Press
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

An agricultural revolution is sweeping the land. Appreciation for high-quality food, often locally grown, an awareness of the fragility of our farmlands, and a new generation of young people interested in farming, animals, and respect for the earth have come together to create a new agrarian...
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Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life beyond Our Solar System
Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life beyond Our Solar System

Michael E Summers · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

The past few years have seen an incredible explosion in our knowledge of the universe. Since its 2009 launch, the Kepler satellite has discovered more than two thousand exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. More exoplanets are being discovered all the time, and even more...
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The Inheritance: A Family on the Front Lines of the Battle Against Alzheimer's Disease
The Inheritance: A Family on the Front Lines of the Battle Against Alzheimer's Disease

Niki Kapsambelis · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

An inspiring race against time: The courageous, hopeful story of the one family who may hold the key to finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease.Every sixty-nine seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Of the top ten killers, it is the only disease for which there...
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No Friends but the Mountains: Dispatches from the World's Violent Highlands
No Friends but the Mountains: Dispatches from the World's Violent Highlands

Judith Matloff · Basic Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A veteran war correspondent journeys to remote mountain communities across the globe - from Albania and Chechnya to Nepal and Colombia - to investigate why so many conflicts occur at great heightsMountainous regions are home to only ten percent of the world's population yet host a strikingly...
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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Dan Egan · W W Norton
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes.The Great Lakes -- Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior -- hold 20 percent of the world's supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work and recreation for tens...
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To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death
To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death

Mark O'Connell · Doubleday
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening journey into a world of visionaries, billionaires, and eccentrics harnessing technology for nothing less than the salvation of mankindTranshumanism is a movement pushing the limits of our bodies - our capabilities, intelligence, and lifespans - in the hopes that, through...
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval N Harari · Harper
Pages: 449
Format: Hardcover

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.Over the past...
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Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being
Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being

Deepak Chopra · Harmony Books
Pages: 325
Format: Print book

The authors of the New York Times bestseller Super Brain present a bold new understanding of our genes and how simple changes in lifestyle can boost genetic activity. The leap into "radical well-being" is a promise waiting to be fulfilled. "You are not simply the sum total...
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The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love
The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love

Michael Lemonick · Doubleday
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In the aftermath of a shattering illness, Lonni Sue Johnson lives in a "perpetual now," where she has almost no memories of the past and a nearly complete inability to form new ones. The Perpetual Now is the moving story of this exceptional woman, and the groundbreaking revelations...
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