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Almost Chimpanzee: Searching for What Makes Us Human, in Rainforests, Labs, Sanctuaries, and Zoos

Jon Cohen · Times Books
Format: Book

How are we different from chimps? Scientists have focused on the similarities between the two species, when in fact it is an understanding of their differences that can reveal "what, exactly, it means to be human." Cohen's survey spans investigations into the chimp genome,...
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The Joy of Pi

David Blatner · Walker & Company; First edition
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

No number has captured the attention and imagination of people throughout the ages as much as the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Pi–or ? as it is symbolically known–is infinite and, in The Joy of pi, it proves to be infinitely intriguing. With incisive...
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Calculus i.

Alpha. · Alpha Books
Pages: 352
Format:  Print book : English

Let's face it, most students don't take calculus because they find it intellectually stimulating.

It's not . . . at least for those who come up on the wrong side of the bell curve! There they are, minding their own business, working toward some non-science related degree, when . . . BLAM!...
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Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Robin Wall Kimmerer · Milkweed Editions
Format: Hardcover

Called the work of "a mesmerizing storyteller with deep compassion and memorable prose" (Publishers Weekly) and the book that, "anyone interested in natural history, botany, protecting nature, or Native American culture will love," by Library Journal, Braiding Sweetgrass...
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The Ptarmigan's Dilemma: An Exploration into How Life Organizes and Supports Itself

John Theberge · McClelland & Stewart; First Edition edition
Format: Book

Winner of the 2010 Lane Anderson AwardDrawing on breakthrough research in evolution, genetics, and on their extensive work in the field and lab, wildlife biologists John and Mary Theberge explain for non-scientists the real facts of life.Birds that suddenly grow gall bladders, when...
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Dog Days: Dispatches from Bedlam Farm

Jon Katz · Villard
Pages: 273
Format: Hardcover

In Dog Days, Jon Katz, the squire of Bedlam Farm, allows us to live our dreams of leaving the city for the country, and shares the unpredictable adventure of farm life. The border collies, the sheep, the chickens, the cat, the ram, and one surprisingly sociable steer named Elvis...
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A Plague of Frogs : The Horrifying True Story

William Souder · Hyperion; 1 edition
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In the summer of 1995, a group of Minnesota children came upon a pond populated by frogs with nine legs, missing legs, a row of limbs fanning out from their backsides, and eyes in the wrong places. Since then, deformed frogs have been turning up in lakes around the world. Written by the only...
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On the Origin of Tepees: The Evolution of Ideas

Jonnie Hughes · Free Press
Format: Hardcover

Throughout history we humans have prided ourselves on our capacity to have ideas but perhaps this pride is misplaced Perhaps ideas have us In this book science writer and documentary filmmaker Jonnie Hughes investigates the evolution of ideas taking a look at how they seem to have lives...
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