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The Ear Book: A Complete Guide to Ear Disorders and Health

Thomas J Balkany · Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Intricately shaped and amazingly sensitive, ears are the organs of hearing and balance. When something goes wrong with the ears -- whether infection or cancer, eardrum perforation or hearing loss -- our overall well-being is generally disturbed.In The Ear Book, Drs. Thomas J. Balkany and Kevin...
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Why?: What Makes Us Curious

Mario Livio · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio investigates perhaps the most human of all our characteristics - curiosity - as he explores our innate desire to know why.Experiments demonstrate that people are more distracted when they overhear a phone conversation - where they can know only one side...
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Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution

Jonathan B Losos · Riverhead Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A major new book overturning our assumptions about how evolution works Earth's natural history is full of fascinating instances of convergence: phenomena like eyes and wings and tree-climbing lizards that have evolved independently, multiple times. But evolutionary biologists also...
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Temple Grandin's Guide to Working with Farm Animals: Safe, Humane Livestock Handling Practices for the Small Farm

Temple Grandin · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 181
Format: Paperback

Award-winning author Temple Grandin is famous for her groundbreaking approach to decoding animal behavior. Now she extends her expert guidance to small-scale farming operations. Grandin's fascinating explanations of how herd animals think - describing their senses, fears, instincts,...
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From Anesthesia to X-Rays: Innovations and Discoveries That Changed Medicine Forever

Christiane Nockels Fabbri · Greenwood
Pages: 246
Format: Hardcover

Easy to read and to use, this A-to-Z mini-encyclopedia covers the most important medical innovations of the last 200 years.* Features 50 interesting A-to-Z reference entries on medical innovations * Covers biographies of important medical innovators, descriptions of the first use of an innovation,...
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100 Essential Silent Film Comedies

James Roots · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 298
Format: Hardcover

From the moment films were first produced, comedy has been a key feature of cinema. From just before the turn of the twentieth century until the early 1930s, audiences celebrated the brilliant humor of cinematic clowns who left their marks forever. We still remember - and laugh at - the hilarious...
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Backyard Livestock: Raising Good, Natural Food for Your Family

Steven Thomas · Countryman Press
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

A new edition of the essential guide to animal husbandry Have you ever celebrated Thanksgiving with a turkey from a local farm, instead of a packaged, frozen supermarket bird? Ever cracked a farm-fresh egg into the skillet next to a store-bought one? The difference in quality can't...
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Beekeeping For Dummies

Howland Blackiston · For Dummies
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback

Everything you need to 'bee' a successful backyard beekeeper If you've ever thought about becoming a backyard beekeeper - or have already tried a hand at it and want to be better one - then this is the book for you! In Beekeeping for Dummies, 4th Edition you'll find everything...
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Zapped: From Infrared to X-rays, the Curious History of Invisible Light

Bob Berman · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

How much do you know about the radiation all around you?Your electronic devices swarm with it; the sun bathes you in it. It's zooming at you from cell towers, microwave ovens, CT scans, mammogram machines, nuclear power plants, deep space, even the walls of your basement. You cannot...
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The Story of Be: A Verb's-Eye View of the English Language

David Crystal · Oxford University Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

It's the most simple, unassuming, innocent-looking verb: to be. Yet it is jam-packed with more different meanings, forms, and uses than any other English word. As he reveals be's multiple incarnations, David Crystal takes us to the heart of our flexible and changing language. He tells...
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