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Book Cover: Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us

Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us

Author: SAM KEAN

ISBN: 9780316381642

The fascinating science and history of the air we breatheIt's invisible. It's ever-present. Without it, you would die in minutes. And it has an epic story to tell.In Caesar's Last Breath, New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean takes us on a journey through the periodic table, around the globe...

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Book Cover: The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides

The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides

Author: MARIANO SIGMAN

ISBN: 9780316549622

From a world-renowned leader in neuroscience, a provocative, enthralling journey into the depths of the human mind.Where do our thoughts come from? How do we make choices and trust our judgments? What is the role of the unconscious? Can we manipulate our dreams? In this mind-bending international bestseller, award-winning neuroscientist...

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Book Cover: The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change

The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change

Author: Iain McCalman

ISBN: 9780374248192

Stretching 1,400 miles along the Australian coast and visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is home to three thousand individual reefs, more than nine hundred islands, and thousands of marine species, and has alternately been viewed as a deadly maze, an economic bounty, a scientific frontier, and a precarious...

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Book Cover: The River of Consciousness

The River of Consciousness

Author: Oliver Sacks

ISBN: 9780385352567

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 Sacks, a scientist and a storyteller, is beloved by readers for...

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Book Cover: Darwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

Darwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

Author: James T Costa

ISBN: 9780393239898

Darwin's Backyard goes beyond the portrait of Charles Darwin as a brilliant thinker to concentrate on him as a nimble experimenter delving into some of evolution's great mysteries.James T. Costa takes readers on a journey from Darwin's childhood through his voyage on the HMS Beagle where his ideas on evolution...

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Book Cover: Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To

Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To

Author: Dean Burnett

ISBN: 9780393253788

A delightful tour of our mysterious, mischievous gray matter from neuroscientist and massively popular Guardian blogger Dean Burnett.The brain may be the seat of consciousness and the engine of all human experience, but it's also messy, fallible, and disorganized. For example, did you know that your memory is egotistical? That...

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Book Cover: The Mercy of the Sky: The Story of a Tornado

The Mercy of the Sky: The Story of a Tornado

Author: Holly Bailey

ISBN: 9780525427490

"A gripping, heartbreaking and heartwarming account of the monster tornado that ravaged Moore, Oklahoma in 2013." --Daniel James Brown, #1 NY Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat An acclaimed reporter returns to her hometown after the worst twister on record and emerges with a suspenseful story of...

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Book Cover: Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World

Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World

Author: Gillen D'Arcy Wood

ISBN: 9780691150543

When Indonesia's Mount Tambora erupted in 1815, it unleashed the most destructive wave of extreme weather the world has witnessed in thousands of years. The volcano's massive sulfate dust cloud enveloped the Earth, cooling temperatures and disrupting major weather systems for more than three years. Communities worldwide endured famine, disease...

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Book Cover: We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe

We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe

Author: Jorge Cham

ISBN: 9780735211513

Prepare to learn everything we still don't know about our strange, mostly mysterious universe. PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson have teamed up to spelunk through the enormous gaps in our cosmological knowledge, armed with their popular infographics, cartoons, and unusually entertaining and lucid explanations of...

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Book Cover: Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon

Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon

Author: HENRY MARSH

ISBN: 9781250127266

Following the publication of Do No Harm, Dr. Henry Marsh retired from his position at a hospital in London. But his career continued, taking him to remote hospitals in places such as Nepal and Pakistan, where he offers his services as surgeon and teacher to those in need. Now, Marsh...

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Book Cover: Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical

Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical

Author: Johnny Ball

ISBN: 9781472939999

In this book, Johnny Ball tells one of the most important stories in world history - the story of mathematics. By introducing us to the major characters and leading us through many historical twists and turns, Johnny slowly unravels the tale of how humanity built up a knowledge and understanding...

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Book Cover: A Window on Eternity: A Biologist's Walk Through Gorongosa National Park

A Window on Eternity: A Biologist's Walk Through Gorongosa National Park

Author: Edward O Wilson

ISBN: 9781476747415

A Window on Eternity is a stunning book of splendid prose and gorgeous photography about one of the biologically richest places in Africa and perhaps in the world. Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique was nearly destroyed in a brutal civil war, then was reborn and is now evolv-ing back to...

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Book Cover: The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far: Why Are We Here?

The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far: Why Are We Here?

Author: Lawrence M Krauss

ISBN: 9781476777610

Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality - a grand poetic vision of nature - and how we find our place within...

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Book Cover: The War on Science: Who's Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It

The War on Science: Who's Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It

Author: Shawn Lawrence Otto

ISBN: 9781571313539

"Wherever the people are well informed," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "they can be trusted with their own government." But what happens when they are not? In every issue of modern society--from climate change to vaccinations, transportation to technology, health care to defense--we are in the midst of an unprecedented expansion of...

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Book Cover: The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson: The Pioneering Life of a Forgotten Surgeon

The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson: The Pioneering Life of a Forgotten Surgeon

Author: Cherry Lewis

ISBN: 9781681774541

A colorful and absorbing portrait of James Parkinson and the turbulent, intellectually vibrant world of Georgian London. Parkinson's disease is one of the most common forms of dementia, with 60,000 new cases each year in the United States alone, yet few know anything about the man the disease is named...

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