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Eclipse: Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon

FE Close · Oxford University Press
Pages: 219
Format: Hardcover

On August 21st, over one hundred million people will gather across the USA to witness the most-watched total solar eclipse in history. Eclipse: Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon, by popular science author Frank Close, describes the spellbinding allure of this beautiful natural phenomenon....
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Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time

Dean Buonomano · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

A leading neuroscientist embarks on a groundbreaking exploration of how time works inside the brain.In Your Brain Is a Time Machine, brain researcher and best-selling author Dean Buonomano draws on evolutionary biology, physics, and philosophy to present his influential theory of how we tell,...
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American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World

DAVID BARON · LIVERIGHT PUBLISHING CORP
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

This epic story of a nineteenth-century celestial drama will enthrall readers, as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years plunges America into darkness. In the scorching summer of 1878, with the Gilded Age in its infancy, three tenacious and brilliant scientists raced to Wyoming...
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Goethe: Life as a Work of Art

Rüdiger Safranski · Liveright
Pages: 704
Format: Hardcover

This sterling biography of Germany's greatest writer presents Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as if we are seeing him for the first time.The work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe has reverberated through two and a half centuries, altering the course of literature in ways both grand and intimate....
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Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America's Special Operations Forces

Mark Moyar · Basic Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Oppose Any Foe is the epic story of America's most elite warriors: the Special Operations Forces. Born as small appendages to the conventional armies of World War II, the Special Operations Forces have grown into a behemoth of 70,000 troops, including Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces,...
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The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love – Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits

Judson Brewer · Yale University Press
Pages: 230
Format: Hardcover

A leading neuroscientist and pioneer in the study of mindfulness explains why addictions are so tenacious and how we can learn to conquer them We are all vulnerable to addiction. Whether it's a compulsion to constantly check social media, binge eating, smoking, excessive drinking, or any other...
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Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It

Mark Seidenberg · Basic Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

In 2011, when an international survey reported that students in Shanghai dramatically outperformed American students in reading, math, and science, President Obama declared it a "Sputnik moment": a wake-up call about the dismal state of American education. Little has changed,...
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Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers

Lynn Quitman Troyka · Pearson
Pages: 763
Format: Hardcover

For courses in first-year composition. The most balanced coverage of the writing process, grammar, research, and other issues important to today's readers. The Eleventh Edition of the Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers , from trusted authors Lynn Troyka and Doug Hesse,...
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