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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Dan Egan · W W Norton
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes.The Great Lakes -- Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior -- hold 20 percent of the world's supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work and recreation for tens...
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Revolutionary Science: Transformation and Turmoil in the Age of the Guillotine

Steve Jones · Pegasus Books
Pages: 353
Format: Print book

The surprising and sometimes shocking history of the scientific innovations in Paris during the French Revolution, by the author of Darwin's Ghost. Paris at the time of the French Revolution was the world capital of science. Its scholars laid the foundations of today's physics,...
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The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease

Daniel Lieberman · Vintage
Pages: 460
Format: Print book

In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years. He illuminates the major transformations that contributed to key adaptations to the body: the rise of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit-based...
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Immunity: How Elie Metchnikoff Changed the Course of Modern Medicine

Luba Vikhanski · Chicago Review Press Incorporated
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Around Christmas of 1882, while peering through a microscope at starfish larvae in which he had inserted tiny thorns, Russian zoologist Elie Metchnikoff had a brilliant insight: what if the mobile cells he saw gathering around the thorns were nothing but a healing force in action? Metchnikoff's...
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The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

Michio Kaku · Anchor; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Michio Kaku, the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.The Future of the Mind brings a topic that once belonged solely to the province of science fiction...
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Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions

Richard F Harris · Basic Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning science journalist pulls the alarm on the dysfunction plaguing scientific research--with lethal consequences for us all
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Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World

B. Brett Finlay · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"A must-read . . . Takes you inside a child's gut and shows you how to give kids the best immune start early in life." - William Sears, MD, coauthor of The Baby BookLike the culture-changing Last Child in the Woods, here is the first parenting book to apply the latest cutting-edge...
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The Tide: The Science and Stories Behind the Greatest Force on Earth

Hugh Aldersey-Williams · W W Norton
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

A rich and sweeping exploration into the science and history behind the most mysterious, primal, and powerful force on earth: the tide.Half of the world's population today lives in coastal regions lapped by tidal waters. But the tide rises and falls according to rules that are a mystery...
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Zika: The Emerging Epidemic

Donald G McNeil, Jr. · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 203
Format: Print book

A gripping narrative about the origins and spread of the Zika virus by New York Times science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr.Until recently, Zika -- once considered a mild disease -- was hardly a cause for global panic. But as early as August 2015, doctors in northeast Brazil began to notice...
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Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World's Most Famous Human Fossils

Lydia V Pyne · Viking
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

An irresistible journey of discovery, science, history, and myth making, told through the lives and afterlives of seven famous human ancestorsOver the last century, the search for human ancestors has spanned four continents and resulted in the discovery of hundreds of fossils. While most...
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