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The Order of Time

Carlo Rovelli · Riverhead Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a concise, elegant exploration of time.Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites...
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Now You're Talking: Human Conversation from the Neanderthals to Artificial Intelligence

Trevor J Cox · Counterpoint
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A history of how humans developed our capacity for conversation -- and what might happen now that computers are catching up Trevor Cox has been described by The Observer as "a David Attenborough of the acoustic realm." In Now You're Talking, he takes us on a journey through...
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Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World

MARYANNE WOLF · Harper
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Proust and the Squid, a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative epistolary book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies.A decade ago, Maryanne...
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Sound: A Memoir of Hearing Lost and Found

BELLA BATHURST · Greystone Books
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

"Bathurst is a restless, curious writer ... After reading this book, I found myself listening in a richer and more interested way." - GuardianA profound, beautifully written exploration of sound by a young woman who lost her hearing, then regained it.In this surprising and moving...
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The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation

Michael Cassutt · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

"The real book about the manned space program would be a book about George Abbey." - Richard Truly, former astronaut and Administrator of NASA One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W. S. Abbey was called "the Dark Lord," "the...
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At Least Know This: Essential Science to Enhance Your Life

Guy P Harrison · Prometheus Books
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

This primer on essential scientific literacy gives readers the basics to understand themselves and the world around them, plus a glimpse of how much more science has to offer.Science tells us a good deal about who we are, where we come from, the nature of the universe, how our brains work,...
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Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Thor Hanson · Basic Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers, a natural and cultural history of the buzzing wee beasties that make the world go round.Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships...
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This Is the Way the World Ends: How Droughts and Die-offs, Heat Waves and Hurricanes Are Converging on America

JEFF NESBIT · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"With This is the Way the World Ends Jeff Nesbit has delivered an enlightening - and alarming - explanation of climate challenge as it exists today. Climate change is no far-off threat. It's impacting communities all over the world at this very moment, and we ignore the scientific...
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018

Sam Kean · Mariner Books
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

Best-selling author of The Disappearing Spoon, The Violinist's Thumb, and more, Sam Kean, selects the year's top science and nature writing, looking for writers who balance research with humanity and in the process uncover riveting stories of discovery across the disciplines.
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017

Hope Jahren · Mariner Books
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

"Undeniably exquisite . . . Reveal[s] not only how science actually happens but also who or what propels its immutable humanity." - Maria Popova "An excellent introduction to the key issues in science today." - P. D. Smith, Guardian "[A] stellar compendium...
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