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Crashback: The Power Clash Between the U.S. and China in the Pacific

MICHAEL FABEY · Scribner
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An alarming message from an award-winning journalist with unprecedented access to the highest naval officers in America and China and their ships and weapons, this is a chilling look at the "warm war" over control of the South China Sea - one that is threatening to flare into...
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Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them

David MacNeal · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"Creepy, beautiful, icky and amazing." -- Penny Le Couteur, author of Napoleon's ButtonInsects have been shaping our ecological world and plant life for over 400 million years. In fact, our world is essentially run by bugs -- there are 1.4 billion for every human on the planet....
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An Atlas of Countries that Don't Exist: A Compendium of Fifty Unrecognized and Largely Unnoticed States

Nick Middleton · Chronicle Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

What is a country? Acclaimed travel writer and Oxford geography don Nick Middleton brings to life the origins and histories of 50 states that, lacking international recognition and United Nations membership, exist on the margins of legitimacy in the global order. From long-contested lands...
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The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet

Henry Fountain · Crown
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In the bestselling tradition of Erik Larson's Isaac's Storm, The Great Quake is a riveting narrative about the biggest earthquake in North American recorded history -- the 1964 Alaska earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and swept away the island village of Chenega -- and the geologist...
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The History of the Future

Edward McPherson · Coffee House Press
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

"In The History of the Future, McPherson explores America in all its beauty and strangeness. He is funny and searching - a joy to read." - Elizabeth KolbertPraise for Edward McPherson:"Mr. McPherson is an intrepid traveler. . . a charming and literate companion, and he approaches...
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Resurrecting the Shark: A Scientific Obsession and the Mavericks Who Solved the Mystery of a 270-Million-Year-Old Fossil

Susan Ewing · Pegasus Books
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

A prehistoric mystery. A fossil so mesmerizing that it boggled the minds of scientists for more than a century -- until a motley crew of modern day shark fanatics decided to try to bring the monster-predator back to life.In 1993, Alaskan artist and paleo-shark enthusiast Ray Troll stumbled...
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Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

MARYN MCKENNA · National Geographic
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In this eye-opening exposé, acclaimed health journalist and National Geographic contributor Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity - and human health threat - uncovering the ways we can make America's favorite meat safer...
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Miracle Cure: The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine

William Rosen · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Library Binding

For fans of Microbe Hunters: The epic history of how antibiotics were born, saving millions of lives and creating a vast new industry known as Big Pharma.As late as the 1930s, virtually no drug intended for sickness did any good; doctors could set bones, deliver babies, and offer palliative...
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Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

Scott Kelly · Knopf
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years.The veteran of four space flights and the American...
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The River of Consciousness

Oliver Sacks · Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of Gratitude, On the Move, and Musicophilia, a collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks's passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience. Oliver...
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