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Book Cover: Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien's Legendarium

Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien's Legendarium

Author: Walter S Judd

ISBN: 9780190276317

Few settings in literature are as widely known or celebrated as J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth. The natural landscape plays a major role in nearly all of Tolkien's major works, and readers have come to view the geography of this fictional universe as integral to understanding and enjoying Tolkien's works. And in...

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Book Cover: Planet of the Bugs: Evolution and the Rise of Insects

Planet of the Bugs: Evolution and the Rise of Insects

Author: Scott Richard Shaw

ISBN: 9780226163611

Dinosaurs, however toothy, did not rule the earth - and neither do humans. But what were and are the true potentates of our planet? Insects, says Scott Richard Shaw - millions and millions of insect species. Starting in the shallow oceans of ancient Earth and ending in the far reaches...

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Book Cover: The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks: Tales of Important Geological Puzzles and the People Who Solved Them

The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks: Tales of Important Geological Puzzles and the People Who Solved Them

Author: Donald R Prothero

ISBN: 9780231182607

Every rock is a tangible trace of the earth's past. In The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks, Donald R. Prothero tells the fascinating stories behind the discoveries that shook the foundations of geology. In twenty-five chapters -- each about a particular rock, outcrop, or geologic phenomenon -- Prothero...

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Book Cover: Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America

Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America

Author: Craig Childs

ISBN: 9780307908650

From the author of Apocalyptic Planet comes a vivid travelogue through prehistory, tracing the arrival of the First People in North America at least twenty thousand years ago and the artifacts that tell of their lives and fates. This book upends our notions of where these people came from and...

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Book Cover: Tesla: Inventor of the Modern

Tesla: Inventor of the Modern

Author: Richard Munson

ISBN: 9780393635447

Tesla's inventions transformed our world, and his visions have continued to inspire great minds for generations.Nikola Tesla invented the radio, robots, and remote control. His electric induction motors run our appliances and factories, yet he has been largely overlooked by history. In Tesla, Richard Munson presents a comprehensive portrait of...

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Book Cover: Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics

Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics

Author: Eugenia Cheng

ISBN: 9780465094813

The hilarious and charming Eugenia Cheng leads us in search of what's bigger than infinity, and smaller than its opposite

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Book Cover: Einstein's Greatest Mistake: A Biography

Einstein's Greatest Mistake: A Biography

Author: David Bodanis

ISBN: 9780544808560

From the best-selling author of E=mc2, a brisk, accessible biography of Albert Einstein that reveals the genius and hubris of the titan of modern physics Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory of relativity and helped to...

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Book Cover: Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts

Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts

Author: Stanislas Dehaene

ISBN: 9780670025435

A breathtaking look at the new science that can track consciousness deep in the brainHow does our brain generate a conscious thought? And why does so much of our knowledge remain unconscious? Thanks to clever psychological and brain-imaging experiments, scientists are closer to cracking this mystery than ever before.In this...

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Book Cover: The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains

The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains

Author: ROBERT H LUSTIG

ISBN: 9781101982587

"Explores how industry has manipulated our most deep-seated survival instincts." - David Perlmutter, MD, Author, #1 New York Times bestseller, Grain Brain and Brain MakerThe New York Times-bestselling author of Fat Chance reveals the corporate scheme to sell pleasure, driving the international epidemic of addiction, depression, and chronic disease. While...

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Book Cover: She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

Author: Carl Zimmer

ISBN: 9781101984598

Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that shaped human society--a force set to shape our future even more radically.She Has Her Mother's Laugh presents a profoundly original perspective on...

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Book Cover: A Buzz in the Meadow: The Natural History of a French Farm

A Buzz in the Meadow: The Natural History of a French Farm

Author: Dave Goulson

ISBN: 9781250065889

A CONSERVATIONIST'S DEEPLY PERSONAL AND FASCINATING REFLECTION ON OWNING AND REVITALIZING A FARM IN RURAL FRANCEA Sting in the Tale, Dave Goulson's account of a lifetime studying bees, was a powerful call to arms for nature lovers everywhere. Brilliantly reviewed, it was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for the...

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Book Cover: The Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist

The Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist

Author: Tim Birkhead

ISBN: 9781408878484

From the author of Bird Sense, a biography of Francis Willughby, the man who pulled the study of birds out of the dark ages and formed the foundations of modern ornithology. Francis Willughby lived and thrived in the midst of the rapidly accelerating scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. Traveling...

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Book Cover: StarTalk: Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond

StarTalk: Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond

Author: Neil Degrasse Tyson

ISBN: 9781426217272

This beautifully illustrated companion to celebrated scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson's popular podcast and National Geographic Channel TV show is an eye-opening journey for anyone curious about the complexities of our universe. For decades, beloved astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has interpreted science with a combination of brainpower and charm that resonates...

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Book Cover: The Aliens Are Coming!: The Extraordinary Science Behind Our Search for Life in the Universe

The Aliens Are Coming!: The Extraordinary Science Behind Our Search for Life in the Universe

Author: Ben Miller

ISBN: 9781615193653

Actor and bestselling science writer Ben Miller takes readers to the cutting edge of one of the greatest questions of all: Is there life beyond Earth? For millennia, we have looked up at the stars and wondered whether we are alone in the universe, but in the last few years...

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