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Balance: A Dizzying Journey Through the Science of Our Most Delicate Sense

Carol Svec · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Some low-frequency sounds - such as noise from storms or truck engines - can make you feel dizzy and nauseated. An index finger's light touch can stop people from losing balance. You are more prone to trip when you think someone is watching you. A breakthrough in improving balance as we age might...
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The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World

CHARLES C MANN · Knopf
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling, award-winning author of 1491 and 1493--an incisive portrait of the two little-known twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty-first...
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Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

DAVID CHRISTIAN · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A captivating history of the universe -- from before the dawn of time through the far reaches of the distant future.Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from...
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Nuclear Power Reactors in the World

IAEA. · International Atomic Energy Agency
Pages: 88
Format: Paperback

This is the 37th edition of Reference Data Series No. 2, which presents the most recent reactor data available to the IAEA. It contains summarized information as of the end of 2016 on power reactors operating, under construction and shut down as well as performance data on reactors operating...
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A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice

William E Glassley · Bellevue Literary Press
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

"Very few people have spent as much time as William E. Glassley in such deep wilderness. So it would behoove us to pay attention even if he had not brought back such a fascinating, lovely, and useful set of observations. This is a remarkable book." -- Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature...
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Ruthless Tide: The Tragic Epic of the Johnstown Flood

Al Roker · William Morrow
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A gripping narrative history of the 1889 Johnstown Flood - the deadliest flood in US history - from New York Times bestselling author, NBC Host, and legendary weather authority Al Roker.May 1889: After a deluge of rainfall - nearly a foot in less than twenty-four hours - swelled the Little...
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I, Mammal: The Story of What Makes Us Mammals

Liam Drew · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

Humans are mammals. Most of us appreciate that at some level. But what does it mean for us to have more in common with a horse and an elephant than we do with a parrot, snake or frog? After a misdirected football left new father Liam Drew clutching a uniquely mammalian part of his anatomy,...
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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World

Stephen Brusatte · William Morrow
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Sapiens, Your Inner Fish, The Sixth Extinction, and I Contain Multitudes, a sweeping narrative scientific history - the only one of its kind - that tells the epic story of the dinosaurs, examining their origins, their habitats, their extinction, and their living legacy, from...
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Whoosh Boom Splat: Build Jam Jar Jets, Elastic Zip Cannons, Clothespin Snap Shooters, and More Legendary Launchers

William Gurstelle · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

In this revised and expanded edition, William Gurstelle shows ordinary folks how to build a dozen fun and impressively powerful launchers with inexpensive household and hardware store materials. This new edition includes three new projects along with diagrams, photographs, and fascinating...
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A Taste for the Beautiful: The Evolution of Attraction

Michael J. Ryan · Princeton University Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

From one of the world's leading authorities on animal behavior, the astonishing story of how the female brain drives the evolution of beauty in animals and humansDarwin developed the theory of sexual selection to explain why the animal world abounds in stunning beauty, from the brilliant...
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