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The Handy Science Answer Book

Pittsburgh, The Carnegie Library of · Visible Ink Press
Pages: 540
Format: Paperback

Science is everywhere, and it affects everything! DNA and CRISPR. Artificial sweeteners. Sea level changes caused by melting glaciers. Gravitational waves. Bees in a colony. The human body. Microplastics. The largest active volcano. Designer dog breeds. Molecules. The length of the Grand...
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Gotti's Boys: The Mafia Crew That Killed for John Gotti

DeStefano, Anthony M. · Citadel
Pages: 356
Format: Hardcover

Meet the men who murdered for the mob - and made John Gotti the most powerful and deadly crime boss in America . . . They called him the "Teflon Don." But in his short reign as the head of the Gambino crime family, John Gotti wracked up a lifetime of charges from gambling, extortion,...
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The Healthy Deviant: A Rule Breaker's Guide to Being Healthy in an Unhealthy World

Pilar Gerasimo · NORTH ATLANTIC BOOKS
Format: Paperback

What kind of society makes being healthy and happy so difficult that only a single-digit percentage of the population can hope to pull it off? The answer: A sick society. And within a sick society - one where illness, anxiety, and depression are the prevailing norms - what does it mean...
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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Alexander, Michelle · The New Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A tenth-anniversary edition of the iconic bestseller - "one of the most influential books of the past decade," according to the Chronicle of Higher Education - with a new preface by the author Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow.Since...
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Transcendence: How Humans Evolved through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time

Gaia Vince · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

How four tools enabled humanity to control its destinyWhat enabled us to go from simple stone tools to smartphones? How did bands of hunter-gatherers evolve into multinational empires? Readers of Sapiens will say a cognitive revolution -- a dramatic evolutionary change that altered our brains,...
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A New Way to Age

Suzanne Somers · Gallery Books
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

At seventy-three years young, #1 New York Times bestselling author and health guru Suzanne Somers has established herself as a leading voice on antiaging. With A New Way to Age, she takes things a step further to present a revolutionary philosophy for a longer and better-quality life - in the form...
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The Math of Life and Death: 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives

Kit Yates · Scribner
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant and entertaining mathematician illuminates seven mathematical principles that shape our lives. "Kit Yates shows how our private and social lives are suffused by mathematics. Ignorance may bring tragedy or farce. This is an exquisitely interesting book. It's a deeply...
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Immortality, Inc.: Renegade Science, Silicon Valley Billions, and the Quest to Live Forever

Chip Walter · National Geographic
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

This gripping narrative explores today's scientific pursuit of immortality, with exclusive visits inside Silicon Valley labs and interviews with the visionaries who believe we will soon crack into the aging process and cure death.We live in an age when billionaires are betting their...
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Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus

Jennifer S. Hirsch · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking study that transforms how we see and address the most misunderstood problem on college campuses: widespread sexual assault.The fear of campus sexual assault has become an inextricable part of the college experience. And for far too many students, that fear is realized....
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Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and the Remarkable Ways We Can Be Kind to Them

Ingrid Newkirk · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The founder and president of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, and bestselling author Gene Stone explore the wonders of animal life and offer tools for living more kindly toward them.In the last few decades, a wealth of new information has emerged about who animals are - intelligent, aware, and empathetic....
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