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How to Live in Space: Everything You Need to Know for the Not-So-Distant Future

Colin Stuart · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

An amusing and informative illustrated guide to life beyond our own planet that covers everything from training for and living in space to the future of space travel and tourismNow that suborbital space tourism is predicted to become a billion-dollar industry in the next ten years and NASA...
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Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant Experiment That Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality

Anil Ananthaswamy · Dutton
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The intellectual adventure story of the "double-slit" experiment, showing how a sunbeam split into two paths first challenged our understanding of light and then the nature of reality itself--and continues to almost 200 years later.Many of the greatest scientific minds have grappled...
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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 Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake

Steven Novella · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

An all-encompassing guide to skeptical thinking in the popular The Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast's dryly humorous, accessible style, which Professor Richard Wiseman calls the "the perfect primer for anyone who wants to separate fact from fiction."It's intimidating...
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The Penguin Book of Outer Space Exploration: NASA and the Incredible Story of Human Spaceflight

John Logsdon · Penguin Classics
Pages: 400
Format: eBook

The fascinating story of how NASA sent humans to explore outer space, told through a treasure trove of historical documents--publishing in celebration of NASA's 60th anniversary and with a foreword by Bill NyeAmong all the technological accomplishments of the last century, none has captured...
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Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality

Ben Orlin · Black Dog & Leventhal
Pages: 376
Format: Hardcover

A hilarious reeducation in mathematics-full of joy, jokes, and stick figures-that sheds light on the countless practical and wonderful ways that math structures and shapes our world. In Math With Bad Drawings, Ben Orlin reveals to us what math actually is; its myriad uses, its strange...
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Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

An exploration of the age-old complicity between skywatchers and warfighters, from the best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson...
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The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves

Eric R Kandel · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Nobel Prize recipient Eric R. Kandel investigates The Disordered Mind to uncover what brain disorders reveal about human nature. This challenging study will not only help transform medical care but also encourage a new humanism based in part on the biological confirmation of individuality.Eric...
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When the Rivers Run Dry, Fully Revised and Updated Edition: Water-The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century

FRED PEARCE · Beacon Press
Pages: 328
Format: Paperback

A new edition of the veteran science writer's groundbreaking work on the world's water crisis, featuring all-new reporting from the most recent global flashpointsThroughout history, rivers have been our foremost source of fresh water for both agriculture and individual consumption,...
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The Class: A Life-Changing Teacher, His World-Changing Kids, and the Most Inventive Classroom in America

Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

An unforgettable year in the life of a visionary high school science teacher and his award-winning students, as they try to get into college, land a date for the prom . . . and possibly change the world Andy Bramante left his successful career as a corporate scientist to teach public high...
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