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Exoplanets: Hidden Worlds and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Life

Donald Goldsmith · Harvard University Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"How do alien, faraway worlds reveal their existence to Earthlings? Let Donald Goldsmith count the ways. As an experienced astronomer and a gifted storyteller, he is the perfect person to chronicle the ongoing hunt for planets of other stars." -- Dava SobelAstronomers have recently...
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Into the Storm: Two Ships, a Deadly Hurricane, and an Epic Battle for Survival

TRISTRAM KORTEN · Ballantine Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"An intense, immersive deep dive into a wild, dangerous, and unknown world, written with the pace and appeal of a great thriller. This is nonfiction at its very best." - Lee ChildThe true story of two doomed ships and a daring search-and-rescue operation that shines a light on the elite...
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The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption

Dahr Jamail · The New Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The author who Jeremy Scahill calls the "quintessential unembedded reporter" visits "hot spots" around the world in a global quest to discover how we will cope with our planet's changing ecosystems After nearly a decade overseas as a war reporter, the acclaimed journalist...
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Superhuman: Life at the Extremes of Our Capacity

Rowan Hooper · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From evolutionary biologist Rowan Hooper, an awe-inspiring look into the extremes of human ability - and what they tell us about our own potential.In 1997, Yiannis Kouros ran 188 miles in twenty-four hours. In 1984, at age forty-two, Maria Moreira gave birth to her tenth set of twins. In 1973,...
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The Human Brain Book: An Illustrated Guide to its Structure, Function, and Disorders

Rita Carter · DK
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

This award-winning science book uses the latest findings from neuroscience research and brain-imaging technology to take you on a journey into the human brain.CGI illustrations and brain MRI scans reveal the brain's anatomy in unprecedented detail. Step-by-step sequences unravel and simplify...
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Smithsonian: Flora: Inside the Secret World of Plants

DK. · DK
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

Discover the extraordinary diversity of the plant world--and how plants work--with this photographic celebration of the trees, flowers, and foliage plants that share our planet.From tiny mosses and delicate ferns to vibrant blooms and stately palms, Flora invites you to explore the plant...
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The Worm Farmer's Handbook: Mid- to Large-Scale Vermicomposting for Farms, Businesses, Municipalities, Schools, and Institutions

Rhonda Sherman · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Techniques and systems for processing food scraps, manure, yard debris, paper, and more Turning waste into wealth sounds too good to be true, but many worm farmers are finding that vermicomposting is a reliable way to do just that. Vermicast -- a biologically active, nutrient-rich mix of earthworm...
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Math Smart, 3rd Edition: The Savvy Student's Guide to Mastering Basic Math

Princeton Review · Princeton Review
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

NEVER GET CRUNCHED BY NUMBERS AGAIN. Even in a world where every cell phone is also a calculator, basic math competency is a must! In this book, you'll learn how to efficiently solve common problems and effortlessly perform foundational math operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication,...
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Beaks, Bones and Bird Songs: How the Struggle for Survival Has Shaped Birds and Their Behavior

Roger Lederer · Timber Press
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

"Reveals the strange and wondrous adaptations birds rely on to get by." - National Audubon Society When we see a bird flying from branch to branch happily chirping, it is easy to imagine they lead a simple life of freedom, flight, and feathers. What we don't see is the arduous,...
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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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