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Book Cover: The Infinite Monkey Cage – How to Build a Universe

The Infinite Monkey Cage – How to Build a Universe

Author: Brian Cox

ISBN: 9780008276102

The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness via neutrinos and earthworms.Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince muse...

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Book Cover: The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health

The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health

Author: Emeran Mayer

ISBN: 9780062376558

Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with the latest discoveries on the human microbiome, a practical guide in the tradition of The Second Brain, and The Good Gut that conclusively demonstrates the inextricable, biological link between mind and the digestive system.We have all experienced the connection between our mind and our gut -...

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Book Cover: Ocean Worlds: The story of seas on Earth and other planets

Ocean Worlds: The story of seas on Earth and other planets

Author: Jan Zalasiewicz

ISBN: 9780199672882

Oceans make up most of the surface of our blue planet They may form just a sliver on the outside of the Earth but they are very important not only in hosting life including the fish and other animals on which many humans depend but in terms of their role...

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Book Cover: Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife

Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife

Author: John M. Marzluff

ISBN: 9780300197075

Welcome to Subirdia presents a surprising discovery: the suburbs of many large cities support incredible biological diversity. Populations and communities of a great variety of birds, as well as other creatures, are adapting to the conditions of our increasingly developed world. In this fascinating and optimistic book, John Marzluff reveals...

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Book Cover: Zapped: From Infrared to X-rays, the Curious History of Invisible Light

Zapped: From Infrared to X-rays, the Curious History of Invisible Light

Author: Bob Berman

ISBN: 9780316311304

How much do you know about the radiation all around you?Your electronic devices swarm with it; the sun bathes you in it. It's zooming at you from cell towers, microwave ovens, CT scans, mammogram machines, nuclear power plants, deep space, even the walls of your basement. You cannot see, hear...

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Book Cover: Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

Author: DAVID CHRISTIAN

ISBN: 9780316392006

A captivating history of the universe -- from before the dawn of time through the far reaches of the distant future.Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the big bang...

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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: The Little Book of Black Holes

The Little Book of Black Holes

Author: Steven S. Gubser

ISBN: 9780691163727

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Book Cover: The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed

The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed

Author: Scott Parazynski

ISBN: 9781503936706

"Scott Parazynski's drive, curiosity, inventiveness, and great humor shine through the pages of The Sky Below and will certainly inspire future generations to pursue their dreams with every fiber in their being." - John Glenn, NASA astronautAn epic memoir from a man whose life is defined by exploration and innovation...

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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: Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

Author: Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

ISBN: 9781592408702

A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools - or even wash his hands. This was the world...

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Book Cover: Pandora's DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science, and One Family Tree

Pandora's DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science, and One Family Tree

Author: Lizzie Stark

ISBN: 9781613748602

2015 ALA Notable Book Would you cut out your healthy breasts and ovaries if you thought it might save your life? Thats not a theoretical question for journalist Lizzie Starks relatives, who grapple with the horrific legacy of cancer built into the family DNA, a BRCA mutation that has robbed...

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