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Conjuring the Universe: The Origins of the Laws of Nature

PW Atkins · Oxford University Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

The marvellous complexity of the Universe emerges from several deep laws and a handful of fundamental constants that fix its shape, scale, and destiny. There is a deep structure to the world which at the same time is simple, elegant, and beautiful. Where did these laws and these constants...
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Harry: A Biography of a Prince

ANGELA LEVIN · Pegasus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening, monumental biography of Prince Harry by aveteran journalist on royal affairs whoaccompaniedthe prince on his royal duties for a year andwas granted privileged access to his home in Kensington Palace. Once a reckless rebel and now a respected role model, Prince Harry is one of the world's...
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Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth

Adam Frank · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Astrophysicist and NPR commentator on what the latest research on the existence and trajectories of alien civilizations may teach us about our own.Light of the Stars tells the story of humanity's coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden...
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Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray

SABINE HOSSENFELDER · Basic Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Most physicists think of beauty as the royal road to discovery; a leading critic shows it is instead the road to nowhereWhether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates...
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The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys

Eddie Moore, Jr. · Corwin
Pages: 472
Format: Paperback

Real problems, real challenges, real solutions If we want to change outcomes for Black boys, we need new approaches that acknowledge systemic inequities and that work for the majority of Black boys. White women, who make up 65% of the teaching force, must be part of this change. This extraordinary...
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Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

Paul Scharre · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A Pentagon defense expert and former U.S. Army Ranger explores what it would mean to give machines authority over the ultimate decision of life or death.What happens when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car? Or when a weapon that can hunt its own targets is hacked? Although...
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Last Resort: The Financial Crisis and the Future of Bailouts

Eric A Posner · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The bailouts during the recent financial crisis enraged the public. They felt unfair - and counterproductive: people who take risks must be allowed to fail. If we reward firms that make irresponsible investments, costing taxpayers billions of dollars, aren't we encouraging them to continue...
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The Woman Hobby Farmer: Female Guidance for Growing Food, Raising Livestock, and Building a Farm-Based Business

Karen Lanier · Lumina Media
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Hobby farming is alive and thriving in semi-rural, suburban, and rural areas across the country, and female farmers have been cited as the fastest growing sector within the farming community in recent years. With more than 1 million women in the United States and Canada describing farming...
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What You Don't Know about Leadership, But Probably Should: Applications to Daily Life

JEFFREY KOTTLER · Oxford University Press
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

Leadership is not just for CEOs--we all find ourselves in leadership positions at one time or another, whether in meetings and classes or at social events and family gatherings. And yet, even though leadership is the single most studied aspect of all human behavior, there remains a scarcity...
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Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor

Brian Keating · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The inside story of a quest to unlock one of cosmology's biggest mysteries, derailed by the lure of the Nobel Prize.What would it have been like to be an eyewitness to the Big Bang? In 2014, astronomers wielding BICEP2, the most powerful cosmology telescope ever made, revealed that...
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