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Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution

MENNO SCHILTHUIZEN · Picador
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen comes a book that will make you see yourself and the world around you in an entirely new way.For a long time, biologists thought evolution was a necessarily slow process, too incremental to be observed in a lifetime. In Darwin Comes to Town,...
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The Earth Gazers: On Seeing Ourselves

CHRISTOPHER POTTER · Pegasus Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

It will soon be the fiftieth anniversary of the first manned mission to the moon, when men first saw for themselves the Earth as a sphere falling through space -- they saw a world without borders and these images continue to give hope and inspire.Only twenty-four people have seen the whole...
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Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange

Jon Butterworth · The Experiment
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry: a richly conjured world, in map and metaphor, of particle physicsAtom Land brings the impossibly small world of particle physics to life, taking readers on a guided journey through the subatomic world. Readers...
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The Birds at My Table: Why We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters

Darryl N Jones · Comstock Publishing Associates
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

Darryl Jones is fascinated by bird feeders. Not the containers supplying food to our winged friends, but the people who fill the containers.Why do people do this? Jones asks in The Birds at My Table. Does the food even benefit the birds? What are the unintended consequences of providing...
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Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America

Craig Childs · Pantheon
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Apocalyptic Planet comes a vivid travelogue through prehistory, tracing the arrival of the First People in North America at least twenty thousand years ago and the artifacts that tell of their lives and fates. This book upends our notions of where these people came...
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She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

Carl Zimmer · Dutton
Pages: 672
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that shaped human society--a force set to shape our future even more radically.She Has Her Mother's...
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The Pleasure Shock: The Rise of Deep Brain Stimulation and Its Forgotten Inventor

Lone Frank · Dutton
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The electrifying, forgotten history of Robert Heath's brain pacemaker, investigating the origins and ethics of one of today's most promising medical breakthroughs: deep brain stimulationThe technology invented by psychiatrist Robert G. Heath at Tulane University in the 1950s and '60s...
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Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia

MICHAEL SHERMER · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A scientific exploration into humanity's obsession with the afterlife and quest for immortality from the bestselling author and skeptic Michael ShermerIn his most ambitious work yet, Shermer sets out to discover what drives humans' belief in life after death, focusing on recent...
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How Luck Happens: Using the Science of Luck to Transform Work, Love, and Life

Janice Kaplan · Dutton
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling author Janice Kaplan examines the phenomenon of luck--and discovers the exciting ways you can grab opportunities and make luck for yourself every day. After spending a year researching and experiencing gratitude for The Gratitude Diaries, Janice Kaplan is back...
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How to Fix the Future

ANDREW KEEN · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Former Internet entrepreneur Andrew Keen was among the earliest to write about the dangers that the Internet poses to our culture and society. His 2007 book The Cult of the Amateur was critical in helping advance the conversation around the Internet, which has now morphed from a tool providing...
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