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The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning

Jeremy R Lent · Prometheus Books
Pages: 569
Format: Hardcover

This fresh perspective on crucial questions of history identifies the root metaphors that cultures have used to construct meaning in their world. It offers a glimpse into the minds of a vast range of different peoples: early hunter-gatherers and farmers, ancient Egyptians, traditional Chinese...
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Your Behavior: Understanding and Changing the Things You Do

Richard H Pfau · Paragon House
Pages: 392
Format: Paperback

This book will help you to: (1) analyze your own behavior based on a comprehensive understanding of why you do the things you do, (2) change your behavior if you want to, and (3) better understand why others behave as they do. Based on an approach that will take you beyond the outdated...
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Boom!: The Chemistry and History of Explosives

Simon Quellen Field · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Black powder, the world's first chemical explosive, was originally developed in the seventh century, during China's Tang dynasty. It was a crude mixture at first, but over time chemists discovered the optimum proportion of sulfur, charcoal, and nitrates, as well as the best way to mix them...
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Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, Fourth Edition

Robert Powell · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 512
Format: Paperback

A completely updated edition, including 122 newly recognized or recently established non-native species of reptiles and amphibians. The new edition of this definitive guide reflects 25 years' worth of changes in our knowledge of reptiles and amphibians. It includes descriptions of 122 newly...
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The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars

Dava Sobel · Large Print Press
Pages: 509
Format: Paperback(Large Prin)

New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, the "inspiring" (People) , little-known true story of women's landmark contributions to astronomy"A joy to read. " --The Wall Street Journal Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, The Economist,...
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Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West

Gary Ferguson · Timber Press
Pages: 200
Format: Hardcover

"This comprehensive book offers a fascinating overview of how those fires are fought, and some conversation-starters for how we might reimagine our relationship with the woods." - Bill McKibben, author Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet Wildfire season is burning longer...
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Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution

Anurag Agrawal · Princeton University Press
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating and complex evolutionary relationship of the monarch butterfly and the milkweed plantMonarch butterflies are one of nature's most recognizable creatures, known for their bright colors and epic annual migration from the United States and Canada to Mexico. Yet there is much...
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Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Max Tegmark · Knopf
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Best SellerHow will Artificial Intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology - and there's nobody better qualified or situated to explore...
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A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind

DAVID J HELFAND · Columbia University Press
Pages: 344
Format: Paperback

We live in the Information Age, with billions of bytes of data just two swipes away. Yet how much of this is mis- or even disinformation? A lot of it is, and your search engine can't tell the difference. As a result, an avalanche of misinformation threatens to overwhelm the discourse...
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Leaving the Wild: The Unnatural History of Dogs, Cats, Cows, and Horses

GAVIN EHRINGER · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A thought-provoking and surprising book that explores the ever-evolving relationship between humans and domesticated animals. The domestication of animals changed the course of human history. But what about the animals who abandoned their wild existence in exchange for our care and protection?...
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