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A Future in Ruins: UNESCO, World Heritage, and the Dream of Peace

LYNN MESKELL · Oxford University Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Best known for its World Heritage program committed to "the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity," the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)...
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The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job

Emily Lakdawalla · Springer
Pages: 394
Format: Paperback

This book describes the most complex machine ever sent to another planet: Curiosity. It is a one-ton robot with two brains, seventeen cameras, six wheels, nuclear power, and a laser beam on its head. No one human understands how all of its systems and instruments work. This essential reference...
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The Quantum Labyrinth: How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality

Paul Halpern · Basic Books
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

The story of the unlikely friendship between the two physicists who fundamentally recast the notion of time and historyIn 1939, Richard Feynman, a brilliant graduate of MIT, arrived in John Wheeler's Princeton office to report for duty as his teaching assistant. A lifelong friendship...
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The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

Kate Moore · Sourcebooks
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback

A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts Bestseller! "the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still." - NPR Books The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger The Curies' newly discovered element of radium...
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Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects

Chad Orzel · BenBella Books
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Your alarm goes off, and you head to the kitchen to make yourself some toast and a cup of coffee. Little do you know, as you savor the aroma of the steam rising from your cup, that your ordinary morning routine depends on some of the weirdest phenomena ever discovered. The world of quantum...
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Everything You Know About the Human Body Is Wrong

Matt Brown · Batsford
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

Think you know the truth about your body? With wit and humor, popular science writer Matt Brown is here to separate fact from fiction, and solve the mysteries surrounding this most fascinating of subjects. Does giving kids sugar make them hyperactive? Is there such a thing as being double-jointed?...
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The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect

Judea Pearl · Basic Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

How the study of causality revolutionized science and the world"Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl...
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The Secret Life of the Human Body: Uncover the Hidden Workings of Your Body

John Clancy · Firefly Books
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Getting to know just how intricate and fascinating our bodies are. Most of us take our body for granted and are never aware of its amazing capabilities. The Secret Life of the Human Body reveals just how intricate and fascinating our body is. Using offbeat illustrations and concise text,...
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Spacecraft: 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, and Satellites That Put Us in Space

Michael H Gorn · Voyageur Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Spacecraft takes a long look at humankind's attempts and advances in leaving Earth through incredible illustrations and authoritatively written profiles on Sputnik, the International Space Station, and beyond. In 1957, the world looked on with both uncertainty and amazement as the Soviet...
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The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America

Virginia Sole-Smith · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An exploration, both personal and deeply reported, of how we learn to eat in today's toxic food culture.Food is supposed to sustain and nourish us. Eating well, any doctor will tell you, is the best way to take care of yourself. Feeding well, any human will tell you, is the most important...
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