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25 Projects for Global Explorers

Christine M. Kirker · Amer Library Assn Editions
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

With the increased emphasis on incorporating STEM activities in children s curriculum at ever earlier ages, often neglected are opportunities to explore subjects outside the sciences, or simply to give children the time and space to use their imagination. 25 Projects for Global Explorers...

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The Doomsday Calculation: How an Equation that Predicts the Future Is Transforming Everything We Know About Life and the Universe

William Poundstone · Little, Brown Spark
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?, a fascinating look at how an equation that foretells the future is transforming everything we know about life, business, and the universe.

In the 18th century, the British minister and mathematician Thomas Bayes devised...
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We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

Jonathan Safran Foer · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer explores the central global dilemma of our time in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way.

Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity. But do those...

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Geometry Essentials For Dummies

Mark Ryan · For Dummies
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Geometry Essentials For Dummies (9781119590446) was previously published as Geometry Essentials For Dummies (9781118068755) . While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product....
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Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes

Nathan H. Lents · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An illuminating, entertaining tour of the physical imperfections that make us human

We humans like to think of ourselves as highly evolved creatures. But if we are supposedly evolution's greatest creation, why do we have such bad knees? Why do we catch head colds so often - two hundred...
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True Genius: The Life and Work of Richard Garwin, the Most Influential Scientist You've Never Heard of

Joel N Shurkin · Prometheus Books
Pages: 340
Format: Print book

Richard Garwin was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama Called a "true genius" by Enrico Fermi, Richard Garwin has influenced modern life in far-reaching ways, yet he is hardly known outside the physics community. This is the first biography of one of America's...
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The History of Taiwan

Xiaobing Li · Greenwood
Pages: 237
Format: Hardcover

This one-volume handbook explores the history of Taiwan, from its prehistory to its Japanese colonization to its tumultuous relationship with China in the 21st century.* Includes a timeline of significant events for an at-a-glance overview of Taiwan's history* Features an appendix...
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Human Medical Experimentation: From Smallpox Vaccines to Secret Government Programs

Frances R. Frankenburg MD · Greenwood
Pages: 322
Format: Hardcover

Intended for students and general readers alike, this encyclopedia covers the history of human medical experimentation, for better and worse, from the time of Hippocrates to the present.* Offers readers a broad understanding of human experimentation* Reviews experimentation from the point...
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Mastering Essential Math Skills, Book 2: Middle Grades/High School, 3rd Edition: 20 minutes a day to success

Richard W Fisher · Math Essentials
Pages: 164
Format: Paperback

THIS IS THE NEW IMPROVED VERSION. THE BOOK HAS BEEN COMPLETELY EDITED AND NOW ALSO CONTAINS A HANDY MATH RESOURCE CENTER AND GLOSSARY. Used by hundreds of thousands of students each year.Perfect for students who have struggled with math in the past.Includes award-winning online video tutorials....
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Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change

Leonard Mlodinow · Pantheon Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of Subliminal and The Drunkard's Walk, a groundbreaking new look at the neuroscience of change--and how elastic thinking can help us thrive in a world changing faster than ever before. With rapid technological innovation leading the charge, today's world is transforming...
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Chancing It: The Laws of Chance and How They Can Work for You

Robert Matthews · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Make your own luck by understanding probabilityOver the years, some very smart people have thought they understood the rules of chance? only to fail dismally. Whether you call it probability, risk, or uncertainty, the workings of chance often defy common sense. Fortunately, advances in math...
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Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future

Mary Robinson · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

An urgent call to arms by one of the most important voices in the international fight against climate change, sharing inspiring stories and offering vital lessons for the path forward.

Holding her first grandchild in her arms in 2003, Mary Robinson was struck by the uncertainty...

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The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption

Dahr Jamail · The New Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The author who Jeremy Scahill calls the "quintessential unembedded reporter" visits "hot spots" around the world in a global quest to discover how we will cope with our planet's changing ecosystems

After nearly a decade overseas as a war reporter, the acclaimed journalist...

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The Ultimate Fan Guide to RuPaul's Drag Race

John Davis · Smith Street Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Prepare for a RuPaul's Drag Race herstory lesson like no other - as this book celebrates all the queens from seasons 1 to 10, plus so much more!Buckle up hunties, as we spill the T on the greatest reality show! This ultimate guide celebrates all the queens that have sashayed the runway...
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The Turing Guide

B Jack Copeland · Oxford University Press
Pages: 546
Format: Paperback

Alan Turing has long proved a subject of fascination, but following the centenary of his birth in 2012, the code-breaker, computer pioneer, mathematician (and much more) has become even more celebrated with much media coverage, and several meetings, conferences and books raising public...
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