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Weird Math: A Teenage Genius and His Teacher Reveal the Strange Connections Between Math and Everyday Life

David Darling · Basic Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A successful science writer and a teenage math prodigy reveal the complex mathematics that is all around us
Everyone has stared at the crumpled page of a math assignment and wondered, where on Earth will I ever use this? It turns out, Earth is precisely the place. As teen math prodigy...
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A Polar Affair: Antarctica's Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins

· Pegasus Books
Pages: 368


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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

STEVEN PINKER · Viking
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

The follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking The Better Angels of Our Nature presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason...
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Differential Equations for Engineers and Scientists

C G LAMBE · Dover Publications
Pages: 384
Format: eBook

This concise applications-oriented text is intended for undergraduate students in engineering, mathematics, and other areas of science. The first chapters focus on solutions of first order equations, linear equations with constant coefficients, and simultaneous equations and reducible equations....
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Patient H69: The Story of My Second Sight

Vanessa Potter · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

In 2012, Vanessa Potter, a married advertising film producer with two young children, was stricken by Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) , a rare illness that resulted in sudden blindness and paralysis. She was hospitalized for two weeks. Over the next five months at home,...

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The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership, Management and Team Working

Barbara Allan
Format: Paperback


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Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren't Your Best Source of Health Information

Paul A Offit · Columbia University Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Science doesn't speak for itself. Neck-deep in work that can be messy and confounding, and naïve in the ways of public communication, scientists are often unable to package their insights into the neat narratives that the public requires. Enter the celebrities, the advocates, the lobbyists,...
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Miracle Cure: The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine

William Rosen · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The epic history of how antibiotics were born, saving millions of lives and creating a vast new industry known as Big Pharma.

As late as the 1930s, virtually no drug intended for sickness did any good; doctors could set bones, deliver babies, and offer palliative care. That all changed...
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Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays

Stephanie G'Schwind · Center for Literary Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Selected from the country's leading literary journals and publications - Colorado Review, Creative Nonfiction, Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, Crazyhorse, The Normal School, and others - Beautiful Flesh gathers eighteen essays on the body, essentially building a multi-gender, multi-ethnic...
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The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini

Joe Posnanski · Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Joe Posnanski enters the world of Harry Houdini and his legions of devoted fans in an immersive, entertaining, and magical work on the illusionist's impact on American culture - and why his legacy endures to this day.

Harry...
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Incubating Creativity at Your Library: A Sourcebook for Connecting with Communities

Erinn Batykefer · Amer Library Assn Editions
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Creativity needs a platform. As technology consultant David Weinberger puts it, A platform provides resources that lets other people build things. The library is an ideal platform, and in this book Batykefer and Damon-Moore share the experiences of numerous creative library workers and artists...

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Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of

Robert M. Hazen · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An enchanting biography of the most resonant -- and most necessary -- chemical element on Earth.

Carbon is everywhere: in the paper of this book and the blood of our bodies. It's with us from beginning to end, present in our baby clothes and coffin alike. We live on a carbon planet,...

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A Taste for the Beautiful: The Evolution of Attraction

Michael J. Ryan · Princeton University Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

From one of the world's leading authorities on animal behavior, the astonishing story of how the female brain drives the evolution of beauty in animals and humans

Darwin developed the theory of sexual selection to explain why the animal world abounds in stunning beauty, from the brilliant...

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The Secret Life of Science: How It Really Works and Why It Matters

Jeremy J Baumberg · Princeton University Press
Pages: 236
Format: Hardcover

A revealing and provocative look at the current state of global scienceWe take the advance of science as given. But how does science really work? Is it truly as healthy as we tend to think? How does the system itself shape what scientists do? The Secret Life of Science takes a clear-eyed...
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Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land

Leah Penniman · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

In 1920, 14 percent of all land-owning US farmers were black. Today less than 2 percent of farms are controlled by black people -- a loss of over 14 million acres and the result of discrimination and dispossession. While farm management is among the whitest of professions, farm labor is predominantly...
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