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Book Cover: Eyes on the Sky: A Spectrum of Telescopes

Eyes on the Sky: A Spectrum of Telescopes

Author: Francis Graham-Smith

ISBN: 9780198734277

Four centuries ago, Galileo first turned a telescope to look up at the night sky. His discoveries opened the cosmos, revealing the geometry and dynamics of the solar system. Today's telescopic equipment, stretching over the whole spectrum from visible light to radio and millimetre astronomy, through infrared to ultraviolet, X-rays...

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Book Cover: Cool: How the Brain's Hidden Quest for Cool Drives Our Economy and Shapes Our World

Cool: How the Brain's Hidden Quest for Cool Drives Our Economy and Shapes Our World

Author: Steven Quartz

ISBN: 9780374129187

If you have ever wondered why SUVs replaced minivans, how one rap song turned the cognac industry upside down, or what gives Levi's jeans their iconic allure, look no further-in Cool, Steven Quartz and Anette Asp finally explain the fascinating science behind unexpected trends and enduring successes.We live in a...

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Book Cover: The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love

The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love

Author: Michael Lemonick

ISBN: 9780385539661

In the aftermath of a shattering illness, Lonni Sue Johnson lives in a "perpetual now," where she has almost no memories of the past and a nearly complete inability to form new ones. The Perpetual Now is the moving story of this exceptional woman, and the groundbreaking revelations about memory...

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Book Cover: Close Encounters with Humankind: A Paleoanthropologist Investigates Our Evolving Species

Close Encounters with Humankind: A Paleoanthropologist Investigates Our Evolving Species

Author: SANG-HEE LEE

ISBN: 9780393634822

In this captivating bestseller, Korea's first paleoanthropologist offers fresh insights into humanity's dawn and evolution.What can fossilized teeth tell us about the life expectancy of our ancient ancestors? How did farming play a problematic role in the history of human evolution? How can simple geometric comparisons of skull and pelvic...

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Book Cover: Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

Author: Svante PaÌ?aÌ?bo

ISBN: 9780465020836

What can we learn from the genomes of our closest evolutionary relatives?Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante Pääbo's mission to answer this question, and recounts his ultimately successful efforts to genetically define what makes us different from our Neanderthal cousins. Beginning with the study of DNA in Egyptian...

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Book Cover: Fluke: The Math and Myth of Coincidence

Fluke: The Math and Myth of Coincidence

Author: Joseph Mazur

ISBN: 9780465060955

What are the chances? This is the question we ask ourselves when we encounter the strangest and most seemingly impossible coincidences, like the woman who won the lottery four times or the fact that Lincoln's dreams foreshadowed his own assassination. But, when we look at coincidences mathematically, the odds are...

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Book Cover: The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age

The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age

Author: David N Schwartz

ISBN: 9780465072927

The definitive biography of the brilliant, charismatic, and very human physicist and innovator Enrico FermiIn 1942, a team at the University of Chicago achieved what no one had before: a nuclear chain reaction. At the forefront of this breakthrough stood Enrico Fermi. Straddling the ages of classical physics and quantum...

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Book Cover: Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray

Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray

Author: SABINE HOSSENFELDER

ISBN: 9780465094257

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 popular theories from disposable ones. This...

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Book Cover: Welcome to the universe : an astrophysical tour

Welcome to the universe : an astrophysical tour

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson

ISBN: 9780691157245

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWelcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all--from...

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Book Cover: The Revolutionary Genius of Plants: A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behavior

The Revolutionary Genius of Plants: A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behavior

Author: STEFANO MANCUSO

ISBN: 9781501187858

Do plants have intelligence? Do they have memory? Are they better problem solvers than people? The Revolutionary Genius of Plants - a fascinating, paradigm-shifting work that upends everything you thought you knew about plants - makes a compelling scientific case that these and other astonishing ideas are all true.Plants make...

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Book Cover: Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies and Companies

Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies and Companies

Author: GEOFFREY WEST

ISBN: 9781594205583

The former head of the Sante Fe Institute, visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term "complexity" can be misleading, however, because what makes West's discoveries so beautiful is that he has found an underlying simplicity...

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Book Cover: Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History

Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History

Author: Sam Maggs

ISBN: 9781594749254

A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY You may think you know women's history pretty well. But have you ever heard of. . . · Alice Ball, the chemist who developed an effective...

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Book Cover: Genetics in Minutes

Genetics in Minutes

Author: Tom Jackson

ISBN: 9781681443331

Genetics in Minutes is your compact and accessible guide to the central concepts of the science of genetics, revealing how our genes shape our bodies and our lives, and how in turn we are beginning to shape them. Covering the basics of DNA, inheritance, and evolution in animals, plants, and...

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