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What Do Animals Think and Feel?: An Investigation into Emotion and Behavior

Karsten Brensing · Pegasus Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating study of animal behavior that reveals them to be as sentient and self-aware as we humans are.In What Do Animals Think and Feel? biologist Karsten Brensing has something astonishing to tell us about the animal kingdom: namely that animals, by any reasonable assessment, have...
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Space 2069: After Apollo: Back to the Moon, to Mars … and Beyond

David Whitehouse · Icon Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The thirteenth person to walk on the Moon could soon be part of a crew establishing a base on the lip of a crater at the lunar south pole. The discovery of ice in the eternal shadows of the polar regions transforms our ability to live on the Moon. From bases on the Moon we can make the long,...
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Pluses and Minuses: How Math Solves Our Problems

Stefan Buijsman · Penguin Books
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

A guide to changing how you think about numbers and mathematics, from the prodigy changing the way the world thinks about math.We all know math is important: we live in the age of big data, our lives are increasingly governed by algorithms, and we're constantly faced with a barrage...
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Make Virtual Meetings Matter: How to Turn Virtual Meetings from Status Updates to Remarkable Conversations

Paul Axtell

Meetings should matter. Even and especially when those meetings are taking place online.No one wants to be called in for a meeting that could've been an email. No one wants to sit in a meeting where everyone's distracted by whatever else is happening on their screen, everyone is lost...
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Monopolies Suck: 7 Ways Big Corporations Rule Your Life and How to Take Back Control

Sally Hubbard
Format: Hardcover

Something's not right. No matter how hard you work, life seems to only get harder. When your expenses keep going up but your income stays flat, when you're price-gouged buying medicine for your child's life-threatening allergy, when you live in a hyped-up state of fear and anxiety,...
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Meteorite: How Stones from Outer Space Made Our World

Tim Gregory · Basic Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Meteorites have long been seen as portents of fate and messages from the gods, their fiery remains inspiring worship and giving rise to legends that have persisted for millennia. But beyond the lore, meteorites tell an even greater story: that of our solar system. In Meteorite, geologist...
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Ice Walker: A Polar Bear's Journey through the Fragile Arctic

James Raffan · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Nanurjuk, "the bear-spirited one," is hunting for seals on Hudson Bay, where ice never lasts more than one season. For her and her young, everything is in flux. From the top of the world, Hudson Bay looks like an enormous paw print on the torso of the continent, and through a vast...
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I Know What I Saw: Modern-Day Encounters with Monsters of New Urban Legend and Ancient Lore

Linda S Godfrey · TarcherPerigee
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Which came first--the monster or the myth? Journalist Linda Godfrey investigates present-day encounters with mysterious creatures of old.The monsters of ancient mythology, folklore, and more contemporary urban legend have long captured the popular imagination. While most people in America...
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How Insects Work: An Illustrated Guide to the Wonders of Form and Function--From Antenna to Wings

Bayton, Ross · EXPERIMENT
Format: Book

How Insects Work goes beyond the typical field guide to show us not only what insects look like but why. Arguably the most successful land animals—still going strong after five mass extinctions—insects have evolved a spectacular array of real-life...

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Ghostways: Two Journeys in Unquiet Places

Robert Macfarlane
Format: Paperback

A hauntingly beautiful diptych of works inspired by Robert Macfarlane's travels with celebrated collaborators to two eerie corners of England.In Holloway, "a perfect miniature prose-poem" (William Dalrymple) , Macfarlane, artist Stanley Donwood, and writer Dan Richards travel...
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Fundamental: How Quantum and Particle Physics Explain Absolutely Everything

Tim James · Pegasus Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A brilliantly diverting and mind-expanding guide to quantum and particle physics.At the start of the twentieth century, our knowledge of science appeared complete and it seemed that the laws of nature were almost all discovered, but then we woke a sleeping giant -- we discovered quantum...
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Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity

Paola Ramos
Format: Paperback

Young Latinos across the United States are redefining their identities, pushing boundaries, and awakening politically in powerful and surprising ways. Many of them - Afrolatino, indigenous, Muslim, queer and undocumented, living in large cities and small towns - are voices who have been...
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Engaging Virtual Meetings: Openers, Games, and Activities for Communication, Morale, and Trust

John Chen
Format: Paperback

Engaging Virtual Meetings: Openers, Games, and Activities for Communication, Morale, and Trust offers concrete strategies and practical tips for bringing teams together across the digital divide. While many struggle to build teams in a virtual environment, accomplished author John Chen...
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The Human Elements

Royne, Anja · EXPERIMENT

We all know that we depend on elements for survival--from the oxygen in the air we breathe to the carbon that forms part of the structure of all living things. But how many of us appreciate the ways our bodies also depend on copper, say, and aluminum for survival, or silicon to maintain...
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Counting: How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters

Deborah Stone · Liveright
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

"Deborah Stone's mind-altering insight is that the numbers we use to capture the human experience are themselves a form of creative story-telling. They shouldn't end the conversation, but spark a deeper and richer one. Counting deserves five stars for showing why five stars...
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Built, Not Born: A Self-Made Billionaire's No-Nonsense Guide for Entrepreneurs

Golisano, Tom · HARPERCOLLINS LEADERSHIP

Built, Not Born is for current or aspiring business owners who feel nervous about the risks of entrepreneurship. Tom Golisano, self-made billionaire and founder of Paychex, believes starting a business isn't as risky as you might think and provides no-nonsense, often humorous advice...
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Cat vs. Cat: Keeping Peace When You Have More Than One Cat

Pam Johnson-Bennett · Penguin Books
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

America's favorite cat expert and award-winning author shows how adding another cat to your home does not have to be the start of a kitty apocalypse. Although cats are often misunderstood as natural loners, you can readily introduce new members to your family, and keep the fur from...
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The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently

Amy-Jill Levine · HarperOne
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

The editors of The Jewish Annotated New Testament explore how Jews and Christians can learn from and understand each other better by exploring how they read many of the same Bible stories through different lens.Esteemed Bible scholars Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Brettler take readers on a guided...
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Adventures in Opting Out: A Field Guide to Leading an Intentional Life

Cait Flanders · Little, Brown Spark
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

We all follow our own path in life. At least, that's what we're told. In reality, many of us either do what is expected of us, or follow the invisible but well-worn paths that lead to what is culturally acceptable. For some, those paths are fine -- even great. But they leave some...
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100 Things to See in the Night Sky, Expanded Edition: Your Illustrated Guide to the Planets, Satellites, Constellations, and More

Dean Regas · Adams Media
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Discover the amazing wonders of the night sky with this expanded edition to 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, perfect for every amateur stargazer and armchair astronomer! Keep your feet on the ground and experience the night sky to the fullest by exploring planets, satellites, and constellations...
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Time of the Magicians: Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Cassirer, Heidegger, and the Decade That Reinvented Philosophy

Wolfram Eilenberger · Penguin Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A grand narrative of the intertwining lives of Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Ernst Cassirer, major philosophers whose ideas shaped the twentieth centuryThe year is 1919. The horror of the First World War is still fresh for the protagonists of Time of the Magicians,...
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Why I Am Not a Buddhist

Thompson, Evan · YALE UNIV PR

A provocative essay challenging the idea of Buddhist exceptionalism, from one of the world's most widely respected philosophers and writers on Buddhism and science Buddhism has become a uniquely favored religion in our modern age. A burgeoning number of books extol the scientifically...
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Who Invented Oscar Wilde?: The Photograph at the Center of Modern American Copyright

David Newhoff
Format: Hardcover

In early 1882, before young Oscar Wilde embarked on his lecture tour across America, he posed for publicity photos taken by a famously eccentric New York photographer named Napoleon Sarony. Few would guess that one of those photographs would become the subject of the Supreme Court case...
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