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Pathways to Our Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective from Pittsburgh

PATRICIA M DEMARCO · University of Pittsburgh Press
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

Pittsburgh has a rich history of social consciousness in calls for justice and equity. Today, the movement for more sustainable practices is rising in Pittsburgh. Against a backdrop of Marcellus shale gas development, initiatives emerge for a sustainable and resilient response to the climate...
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Lamarck's Revenge: How Epigenetics Is Revolutionizing Our Understanding of Evolution's Past and Present

Peter D Ward · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Epigenetics upends natural selection and genetic mutation as the sole engines of evolution, and offers startling insights into our future heritable traits.

In the 1700s, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck first described epigenetics to explain the inheritance of acquired characteristics;...

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Fire, Ice, and Physics: The Science of Game of Thrones

Rebecca C. Thompson
Format: Hardcover

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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

HANS ROSLING · Flatiron Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.

When asked simple questions about global trends -- what percentage of the world's population live in poverty; why the world's population is increasing; how many...

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Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual

Jeremy Brecher · PM Press
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Late in 2015, nearly two hundred countries signed the Paris Agreement acknowledging their individual and collective duty to protect the earth's climate - and willfully refused to perform that duty. In response to this institutional failure and to growing climate destruction, we are witnessing...
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The Planet Factory: Exoplanets and the Search for a Second Earth

Elizabeth Tasker · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

Twenty years ago, the search for planets--and life--outside the solar system was a job restricted to science fiction writers. It is now one of the most rapidly growing fields in astronomy, with thousands of these "exoplanets" discovered so far. The detection of these worlds has only...
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Practice Makes Perfect Algebra I Review and Workbook, Second Edition

Carolyn C Wheater · McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 203
Format: Paperback

The winning equation for success in algebra is practice, practice, practice!This book will help you develop skills in algebra. Inside are numerous lessons to help you better understand the subject. These lessons are accompanied by hundreds of exercises to practice what you've learned,...
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The House of Kennedy

James Patterson · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 512
Format: Large Print

Those who dwell in the House of Kennedy work hard, live hard, and win at all costs. But just how much has it cost them? The Kennedy name is synonymous with American royalty. The family commitment to public service is legendary and enduring. But all their wild charisma has been dashed by disgrace...
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In Search of Stardust: Amazing Micrometeorites and Their Terrestrial Imposters

JON LARSEN · Voyageur Press
Pages: 152
Format: Hardcover

Tiny pieces of space rock called micrometeorites are everywhere on Earth. In Search of Stardust shows you how to find them!The solar system is a dusty place. Every day approximately 100 metric tons of cosmic dust collides with Earth, mainly in the form of micrometeorites. Most of these...
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The Skeleton Revealed: An Illustrated Tour of the Vertebrates

STEVE HUSKEY · Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

The vertebrate skeleton is one of nature's most amazing feats. Composed of cartilage and bone, it forms the supportive structure for all the remaining aspects of our anatomy. Stripped of skin, we can see the body's fascinating underlying architecture.In this one-of-a-kind book,...
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