Science And Nature

The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

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The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

A new edition of the New York Times bestseller now a three part Nova special a fascinating and thought provoking journey through the mysteries of space time and matter Now with a new preface not in any other edition that will review the enormous public reception of the relatively obscure string theory made possible by this book and an increased number of adherents amongst physicists Th

Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

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Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

A compelling appeal at just the right time for continuing to look up Air amp Space America s space program is at a turning point After decades of global primacy NASA has ended the space shuttle program cutting off its access to space No astronauts will be launched in an American craft from American soil until the 2020s and NASA may soon find itself eclipsed by other countries

100 Species of Songbirds: A Picture Book for Bird Watchers and Lovers

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100 Species of Songbirds: A Picture Book for Bird Watchers and Lovers

Award winning author and photographer Tony Northrup has spent much of the last 15 years traveling the world photographing the diversity and beauty of life In that time more than 50 million people have enjoyed his wildlife photography website www northrup org the largest free collection of wildlife pictures from a single photographer xa0 Now Tony has published pictures of his favorite 100 s

The Invention of Nature

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The Invention of Nature

The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world and in the process created modern environmentalism NATIONAL BEST SELLER One of the xa0 New York Times 10 xa0 Best Books of the Year Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize The xa0 James Wright Award for Natu

The Demon in the Freezer

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The Demon in the Freezer

The bard of biological weapons captures the drama of the front lines Richard Danzig former secretary of the navy The first major bioterror event in the United States the anthrax attacks in October 2001 was a clarion call for scientists who work with hot agents to find ways of protecting civilian populations against biological weapons In The Demon in the Freezer his first nonficti

The Science of Interstellar

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The Science of Interstellar

A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan s highly anticipated film Interstellar from executive producer and theoretical physicist Kip Thorne Interstellar from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system Yet in The Science of Interstellar Kip Thorne the physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of

The Tiger

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The Tiger

It s December 1997 and a man eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia s Far East The tiger isn t just killing people it s annihilating them and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold As the trackers sift through the gruesome remains of the victims they discover that these attacks aren t random the tiger is app

Chemistry Essentials For Dummies

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Chemistry Essentials For Dummies

Whether studying chemistry as part of a degree requirement or as part of a core curriculum students will find Chemistry Essentials For Dummies to be an invaluable quick reference guide to the fundamentals of this often challenging course Chemistry Essentials For Dummies contains content focused on key topics only with discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in a typical two semester h

You Are the Universe

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You Are the Universe

Now a New York Times Bestseller xa0 xa0 A riveting and absolutely fascinating adventure that will blow your mind wide open Dr Rudolph E Tanzi xa0 Deepak Chopra joins forces with leading physicist Menas Kafatos to explore some of the most important and baffling questions about our place in the world xa0 xa0 What happens when modern science reaches a crucial turning point that c

Seeing Further

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Seeing Further

Bryson is as amusing as ever As a celebration of 350 years of modern science Seeing Further it is a worthy tribute The Economist In Seeing Further New York Times bestseller Bill Bryson takes readers on a guided tour through the great discoveries feuds and personalities of modern science Already a major bestseller in the UK Seeing Further tells the fascinating story of science

Undeniable

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Undeniable

Evolution is one of the most powerful and important ideas ever developed in the history of science Every question it raises leads to new answers new discoveries and new smarter questions The science of evolution is as expansive as nature itself It is also the most meaningful creation story that humans have ever found Bill Nye Sparked by a controversial debate in February 2014 Bill Nye h

The Magic of Reality

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The Magic of Reality

Richard Dawkins bestselling author and the world s most celebrated evolutionary biologist has spent his career elucidating the many wonders of science Here he takes a broader approach and uses his unrivaled explanatory powers to illuminate the ways in which the world really works Filled with clever thought experiments and jaw dropping facts The Magic of Reality explains a stunningly wide r

Silent Spring

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Silent Spring

Rachel Carson s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962 The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air land and water Carson s passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully thro

The Female Brain

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The Female Brain

Every brain begins as a female brain It only becomes male eight weeks after conception when excess testosterone shrinks the communications center reduces the hearing cortex and makes the part of the brain that processes sex twice as large Louann Brizendine M D is a pioneering neuropsychiatrist who brings together the latest findings to show how the unique structure of the female brain deter

Walden

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Walden

Walden is a book about Henry David Thoreau s experiment with self reliance He lived in a cabin near Walden Pond in Massachusetts amidst woods that were owned by fellow Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson Thoreau focused on simple living and personal introspection during the two year stay Walden chronicles his experience

Blue Mind

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Blue Mind

A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well being Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease In BLUE MIND Wallace J Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in on under or simply near wate

Bad Pharma

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Bad Pharma

We like to imagine that medicine is based on evidence and the results of fair testing and clinical trials In reality those tests and trials are often profoundly flawed We like to imagine that doctors who write prescriptions for everything from antidepressants to cancer drugs to heart medication are familiar with the research literature about a drug when in reality much of the research is hidde

The Soul of an Octopus

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The Soul of an Octopus

Another New York Times bestseller from the author of The Good Good Pig this fascinating touching informative entertaining Daily Beast book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus a surprisingly complex intelligent and spirited creature and the remarkable connections it makes with humans In pursuit of the wild solitary predatory octopus popular naturalis

Astronomy

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Astronomy

So rapid indeed has been the progress of astronomy in very recent years that the present is especially favorable for setting forth its salient features and this book is an attempt to present the wide range of astronomy in readable fashion as if a story with a definite plot from its origin with the shepherds of ancient Chaldea down to present day ascertainment of the actual scale of the univer

The Information

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The Information

From the bestselling author of the acclaimed Chaos and Genius comes a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the big ideas of the modern era Information communication and information theory xa0 xa0 Acclaimed science writer James Gleick presents an eye opening vision of how our relationship to information has transformed the very nature of human consciousness A fascinating intellectual

Chaos

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Chaos

The blockbuster modern science classic that two decades ago introduced the butterfly effect to the world and became an international sensation now updated with video and modern graphics In the 1960s a small group of radical thinkers upset the rigid foundation of modern scientific thinking by placing new importance on the tiny experimental irregularities that scientists had long learned to ign

The World of the Dinosaurs

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The World of the Dinosaurs

This fascinating book charts the evolution of the dinosaurs and shows how different species developed and adapted in response to the changing world landscape climate and available food sources A clear illustrative chart explains dinosaur ancestry and evolutionary lines of all of these creatures and lavish anatomical illustrations show the main differences between the major groups of dinosaurs

This Will Make You Smarter

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This Will Make You Smarter

Edge org presents brilliant accessible cutting edge ideas to improve our decision making skills and improve our cognitive toolkits with contributions by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Richard Dawkins Brian Eno Steven Pinker and more Featuring a foreword by New York Times columnist David Brooks and edited by John Brockman This Will Make You Smarter presents some of the best wisdom from today s le

The Stranger in the Woods

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The Stranger in the Woods

Many people dream of escaping modern life but most will never act on it xa0 This is the remarkable true story of a man who xa0 lived alone in the woods of Maine for xa0 27 xa0 years making this dream a reality not out of anger at the world but simply because he preferred to live on his own xa0 A xa0 New York Times xa0 bestseller In 1986 a shy and intelligent twenty year old name

Biocentrism

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Biocentrism

Robert Lanza is one of the most respected scientists in the world a US News amp World Report cover story called him a genius and a renegade thinker even likening him to Einstein Lanza has teamed with Bob Berman the most widely read astronomer in the world to produce Biocentrism a revolutionary new view of the universe Every now and then a simple yet radical idea shakes the very

How to Lie with Statistics

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How to Lie with Statistics

Over Half a Million Copies Sold an Honest to Goodness Bestseller Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic probes such things as the sample study the tabulation method the interview technique or the way the results are derived from the figures and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

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Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

The irresistible ever curious and always best selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside America s funniest science writer Washington Post takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo in their way as the cadavers in Stiff and every b

To Explain the World

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To Explain the World

A masterful commentary on the history of science from the Greeks to modern times by Nobel Prize winning physicist Steven Weinberg a thought provoking and important book by one of the most distinguished scientists and intellectuals of our time In this rich irreverent and compelling history Nobel Prize winning physicist Steven Weinberg takes us across centuries from ancient Miletus to medieva

Desert Solitaire

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Desert Solitaire

First published in 1968 Desert Solitaire is one of Edward Abbey s most critically acclaimed works and marks his first foray into the world of nonfiction writing Written while Abbey was working as a ranger at Arches National Park outside of Moab Utah Desert Solitaire is a rare view of one man s quest to experience nature in its purest form Through prose that is by turns passionate and poet

You Are Here

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You Are Here

You Are Here is not just physics for poets but as close to poetry or music as science is ever likely to get Christopher Potter s narrative is as imaginative ingenious and elegantly concise as it is user friendly Sylvia Nasar author of A Beautiful Mind A personal brilliant and often amusing account An idiosyncratic encyclopedic blitzkrieg of a book The Boston

Erasing Death

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Erasing Death

Erasing Death The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death reveals that death is not a moment in time Death rather is a process a process that can be interrupted well after it has begun Innovative techniques have proven to be effective in revitalizing both the body and mind but they are only employed in approximately half of the hospitals throughout the United States

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

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Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Brilliant funny the best math teacher you never had San Francisco Chronicle Once considered tedious the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian chief economist at Google has actually called sexy From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research the real world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and