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How to Astronaut: An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth

Terry Virts · Workman Publishing Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A wildly entertaining account of the rules, lessons, procedures, and experiences of space travel, How to Astronaut is a book that will appeal to anyone - male or female, young or old - with even a passing interest in space. Written by Col. Terry Virts, a former astronaut, space shuttle...
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World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments

Aimee Nezhukumatathil · Milkweed Editions
Pages: 184
Format: Hardcover

As a child, Nezhukumatathil called many places home: the grounds of a Kansas mental institution, where her Filipina mother was a doctor; the open skies and tall mountains of Arizona, where she hiked with her Indian father; and the chillier climes of western New York and Ohio. But no matter...
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The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations

Daniel Yergin · Penguin Press
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

The world is being shaken by the collision of energy, climate change, and the clashing power of nations in a time of global crisis. The "shale revolution" in oil and gas--made possible by fracking technology, but not without controversy--has transformed the American economy, ending the "era...
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The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers

Emily Levesque · Sourcebooks
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The story of the people who see beyond the starsHumans from the earliest civilizations were spellbound by the night sky-craning their necks each night, they used the stars to orient themselves in the large, strange world around them. Stargazing is a pursuit that continues to fascinate us: from...
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Nala's World: One Man, His Rescue Cat, and a Bike Ride around the Globe

Dean Nicholson · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

When 30-year-old Dean Nicholson set off from Scotland to cycle around the world, his aim was to learn as much as he could about our troubled planet. But he hadn't bargained on the lessons he'd learn from his unlikely companion. Three months after leaving home, on a remote road...
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