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The Planet Factory: Exoplanets and the Search for a Second Earth

Elizabeth Tasker · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Twenty years ago, the search for planets--and life--outside the solar system was a job restricted to science fiction writers. It is now one of the most rapidly growing fields in astronomy, with thousands of these "exoplanets" discovered so far. The detection of these worlds...
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The Farmhouse Chef: Recipes and Stories from My Carolina Farm

Jamie DeMent · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In this richly illustrated cookbook, Jamie DeMent opens a bright kitchen window onto the newest kind of North Carolina farming life. On fifty-five acres of beautiful Piedmont farmland in Hillsborough, North Carolina, DeMent and her family raise sustainably nurtured and sought-after heirloom...
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The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between

Abigail Marsh · Basic Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"A riveting ride through your own brain." --Adam GrantHow the brains of psychopaths and heroes show that humans are wired to be goodAt fourteen, Amber could boast of killing her guinea pig, threatening to burn down her home, and seducing men in exchange for gifts. She used the tools...
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The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains

Robert H Lustig · Avery
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

"Explores how industry has manipulated our most deep-seated survival instincts." - David Perlmutter, MD, Author, #1 New York Times bestseller, Grain Brain and Brain MakerThe New York Times-bestselling author of Fat Chance reveals the corporate scheme to sell pleasure, driving...
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Proof of God: The Shocking True Answer to the World's Most Important Question

PTOLEMY TOMPKINS · Howard Books
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Ptolemy Tompkins, collaborator on the New York Times bestselling Proof of Heaven and Proof of Angels, has teamed up with renowned astrophysicist Bernard Haisch to prove God's existence and show that His work is evident in the world around us.Is there a God? If so, does God care about...
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Purpose and Desire: What Makes Something "Alive" and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to Explain It

JSCOTT TURNER · HarperOne
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A professor, biologist, and physiologist argues that modern Darwinism's materialist and mechanistic biases have led to a scientific dead end, unable to define what life is - and only an openness to the qualities of "purpose and desire" will move the field forward.Scott Turner...
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The Origins of Creativity

Edward O Wilson · Liveright
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An eloquent exploration of creativity, The Origins of Creativity grapples with the question of how this uniquely human expression -- so central to our identity as individuals and, collectively, as a species -- came about and how it has manifested itself throughout the history of our species.In...
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Out of the Shadow of a Giant: Hooke, Halley, and the Birth of Science

John Gribbin · Yale University Press
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover

What if Newton had never lived? A compelling dual biography argues that Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley easily could have filled the giant's shoes - and deserve credit for the birth of modern science. Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley, whose place in history has been overshadowed by the giant...
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Stress-Proof: The Scientific Solution to Protect Your Brain and Body--and Be More Resilient Every Day

Mithu Storoni · TarcherPerigee
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Discover simple, science-based strategies for beating stress at its own game When's the best time to exercise - and how much is too much? Which foods fortify the brain, and which do the opposite? How can we use music, movement, and motivation to boost our rational brain and keep our cool...
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How Language Began: The Story of Humanity's Greatest Invention

Daniel L. Everett · Liveright
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

In this interdisciplinary history of mankind's most incredible creation, a pioneering linguist masterfully traces the evolution of language across 60,000 generations. Mankind has a distinct advantage over all terrestrial species: we talk to one another. But how did we acquire the most...
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