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Into the Heart of Our World: A Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Remarkable Voyage of Scientific Discovery

David Whitehouse · Pegasus Books
Pages: 270
Format: Print book

An enthralling and extraordinary adventure vividly charting the mysteries of the deep Earth, the history of our planet, and the latest discoveries about its inner core.

The journey to the center of the earth is a voyage like no other we can imagine. Over 3000 km below the earth's...
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Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Bill McKibben · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out.

Bill McKibben's groundbreaking book The End of Nature -- issued in dozens of languages...

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Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty

Ian Stewart · Basic Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A celebrated mathematician explores how math helps us make sense of the unpredictable
We would like to believe we can know things for certain. We want to be able to figure out who will win an election, if the stock market will crash, or if a suspect definitely committed a crime. But the odds...
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Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good

Jonathan Balcombe · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The recognition of animal pain and stress, once controversial, is now acknowledged by legislation in many countries, but there is no formal recognition of animals' ability to feel pleasure. Pleasurable Kingdom is the first book for lay-readers to present new evidence that animals--like...
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Butch Cassidy: The True Story of an American Outlaw

Charles Leerhsen · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Charles Leerhsen brings the notorious Butch Cassidy to vivid life in this surprising and entertaining biography that goes beyond the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to reveal a more fascinating and complicated man than legend provides.For more than a century the life and death...
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The Book of the Moon

Rick Stroud · Walker & Company; 1ST edition
Format: Print book

To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon, a visually striking cornucopia of everything worth knowing about our closest neighbor in space. Can you remember where you were on July 20, 1969, when, in one of the iconic moments of the twentieth century, Neil...
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Shrimps, lobsters, and crabs

Dorothy E Bliss · New Century Publishers
Pages: 242
Format: Hardcover

A rare book that is equally relevant to the general reader and the biologist. Bliss, who died in 1987, was Curator of Invertebrates at The American Museum of Natural History. This readable volume, first published in 1982, collects information interesting to a wide range of readers, accompanied...
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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Nassim Nicholas Taleb · Random House; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The Black Swan is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness,...
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Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem

Simon Singh · Walker & Company; First Edition edition
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Written by an award-winning filmmaker, Fermat's Enigma tells the story of the epic quest to solve the greatest mathematical problem of all time: Fermat's Last Theorem--a problem that looked simple, yet would baffle the finest mathematical minds for more than three and a half centuries....
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