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Book Cover: Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers: A Kidney Doctor's Search for the Perfect Match

Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers: A Kidney Doctor's Search for the Perfect Match

Author: VANESA GRUBBS

ISBN: 9780062418173

A young, hopeful doctor's memoir - an unforgettable love story and an informative journey into the world of medicine and kidney transplantation that ultimately asks: What does it mean to let go of something that you love, even if it is life itself?When Vanessa fell in love with Robert, she...

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Book Cover: Voyaging in Strange Seas: The Great Revolution in Science

Voyaging in Strange Seas: The Great Revolution in Science

Author: David Knight

ISBN: 9780300173796

In 1492 Columbus set out across the Atlantic; in 1776 American colonists declared their independence. Between these two events old authorities collapsed—Luther’s Reformation divided churches, and various discoveries revealed the ignorance of the ancient Greeks and Romans. A new, empirical worldview had arrived, focusing now on observation, experiment, and mathematical...

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Book Cover: Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time

Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time

Author: Dean Buonomano

ISBN: 9780393247947

A leading neuroscientist embarks on a groundbreaking exploration of how time works inside the brain.In Your Brain Is a Time Machine, brain researcher and best-selling author Dean Buonomano draws on evolutionary biology, physics, and philosophy to present his influential theory of how we tell, and perceive, time. The human brain...

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Book Cover: How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction

How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction

Author: Beth Shapiro

ISBN: 9780691157054

Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In How to Clone a Mammoth, Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction. From deciding which species should be restored...

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Book Cover: Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World

Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World

Author: Keith Devlin

ISBN: 9780691174860

In 2000, Keith Devlin set out to research the life and legacy of the medieval mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, popularly known as Fibonacci, whose book Liber abbaci has quite literally affected the lives of everyone alive today. Although he is most famous for the Fibonacci numbers--which, it so happens, he...

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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: The Matter of the Heart: A History of the Heart in Eleven Operations

The Matter of the Heart: A History of the Heart in Eleven Operations

Author: Thomas Neil Gareth Morris

ISBN: 9781250117168

An eye-opening and heroic story of pioneering heart surgeons, structured around eleven operations.For thousands of years the human heart remained the deepest of mysteries; both home to the soul and an organ too complex to touch, let alone operate on. Then, in the late nineteenth century, medics began going where...

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Book Cover: Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet

Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet

Author: MICHAEL R BLOOMBERG

ISBN: 9781250142078

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope comes a manifesto on how the benefits of taking action on climate change are concrete, immediate, and immense. They explore climate change solutions that will make the world healthier and more prosperous, aiming to...

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Book Cover: Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor

Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor

Author: Brian Keating

ISBN: 9781324000914

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 they'd glimpsed the spark that ignited the Big Bang. Millions around the world tuned in to the announcement broadcast live from Harvard...

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Book Cover: Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel

Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel

Author: Michael Wall

ISBN: 9781538729373

We've all asked ourselves the question. It's impossible to look up at the stars and NOT think about it: Are we alone in the universe? Books, movies and television shows proliferate that attempt to answer this question and explore it. In OUT THERE Space.com senior writer Dr. Michael Wall treats...

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Book Cover: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake

Author: Steven Novella

ISBN: 9781538760536

An all-encompassing guide to skeptical thinking in the popular The Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast's dryly humorous, accessible style, which Professor Richard Wiseman calls the "the perfect primer for anyone who wants to separate fact from fiction."It's intimidating to realize that we live in a world overflowing with misinformation...

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Book Cover: A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History

A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History

Author: Nicholas Wade

ISBN: 9781594204463

Drawing on startling new evidence from the mapping of the genome, an explosive new account of the genetic basis of race and its role in the human story Fewer ideas have been more toxic or harmful than the idea of the biological reality of race, and with it the idea...

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