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The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us

Lucy Jones · Anchor
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

By the world-renowned seismologist, a riveting history of natural disasters, their impact on our culture, and new ways of thinking about the ones to comeEarthquakes, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanoes--they stem from the same forces that give our planet life. Earthquakes give us natural...
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Fire in the Sky: Cosmic Collisions, Killer Asteroids, and the Race to Defend Earth

Gordon L. Dillow · Scribner
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Combining history, pop science, and in-depth reporting, a fascinating account of asteroids that hit Earth long ago, and those streaming toward us now, as well as how we are preparing against asteroid-caused catastrophe.One of these days, warns Gordon Dillow, the Earth will be hit by a comet...
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The Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World

Amanda Little · Harmony
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In this fascinating look at the race to secure the global food supply, environmental journalist and professor Amanda Little tells the defining story of the sustainable food revolution as she weaves together stories from the world's most creative and controversial innovators on the front...
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In Oceans Deep: Courage, Innovation, and Adventure Beneath the Waves

Bill Streever · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A thrilling exploration of the science and history of the deep sea.Full of mystery and danger, the deep sea has long been a symbol of the great unknown. In this dramatic and thrilling account, acclaimed biologist and deep sea diver Bill Streever shows us the incredible adventures happening...
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Lake of the Ozarks: My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America

Bill Geist · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Before there was "tourism" and souvenir ashtrays became "kitsch," the Lake of the Ozarks was a Shangri-La for middle-class Midwestern families on vacation, complete with man-made beaches, Hillbilly Mini Golf, and feathered rubber tomahawks. It was there that author...
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Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass

Mary L. Gray · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In the spirit of Nickel and Dimed, a necessary and revelatory expose of the invisible human workforce that powers the web - and that foreshadows the true future of work.Hidden beneath the surface of the web, lost in our wrong-headed debates about AI, a new menace is looming. Anthropologist...
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It Never Goes Away: Gender Transition at a Mature Age

Anne Lauren Koch DDS · Rutgers University Press
Pages: 228
Format: Hardcover

If you are transgendered, the feeling of wanting your body to match the sex you feel you are never goes away. For some, though, especially those who grew up before trans people were widely out and advocating for equality, these feelings were often compartmentalized and rarely acted upon....
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As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock

Dina Gilio-Whitaker · Beacon Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The story of Native peoples' resistance to environmental injustice and land incursions, and a call for environmentalists to learn from the Indigenous community's rich history of activismThrough the unique lens of "Indigenized environmental justice," Indigenous researcher...
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Moon Rush: The New Space Race

Leonard David · National Geographic
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Veteran space journalist digs into the science and technology--past, present, and future--central to our explorations of Earth's only satellite, the space destination most hotly pursued today.In these rich pages, veteran science journalist Leonard David explores the moon in all its facets,...
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The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found

Violet Moller · Doubleday
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

After the Fall of Rome, when many of the great ideas of the ancient world were lost to the ravages of the Dark Ages, three crucial manuscripts passed hand to hand through seven Mediterranean cities and survived to fuel the revival of the Renaissance--an exciting debut history. The foundations...
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