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Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

Alastair Bonnett · Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 270
Format: Hardcover

A tour of the world's hidden geographies - from disappearing islands to forbidden deserts - and a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains today
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County and City Extra 2013: Annual Metro, City, and County Data Book

Deirdre A. Gaquin · Bernan Press; 21st Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

When you want only one source of information about your city or county, turn to County and City ExtraThis trusted reference compiles information from many sources to provide all the key demographic and economic data for every state, county, metropolitan area, congressional district, and for all cities...
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If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body

James Hamblin · Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

"If you want to understand the strange workings of the human body, and the future of medicine, you must read this illuminating, engaging book." - Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Gene

In 2014, James Hamblin launched a series of videos for The Atlantic...
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Ripples in Spacetime: Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy

Govert Schilling · Belknap Press
Pages: 339
Format: Hardcover

It has already been called the scientific breakthrough of the century: the detection of gravitational waves. Einstein predicted these tiny ripples in the fabric of spacetime nearly a hundred years ago, but they were never perceived directly until now. Decades in the making, this momentous...

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The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human

Noah Strycker · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An entertaining and profound look at the lives of birds, illuminating their surprising world - and deep connection with humanity.Birds are highly intelligent animals, yet their intelligence is dramatically different from our own and has been little understood. As scientists come to understand...
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Behind the Curve: Science and the Politics of Global Warming

Joshua P. Howe · University of Washington Press
Format: Hardcover

In 1958, Charles David Keeling began measuring the concentration of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. His project kicked off a half century of research that has expanded our knowledge of climate change. Despite more than fifty years of research,...
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The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids--and the Kids We Have

Bonnie Rochman · Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A sharp-eyed exploration of the promise and peril of having children in an age of genetic tests and interventions

Is screening for disease in an embryo a humane form of family planning or a slippery slope toward eugenics? Should doctors tell you that your infant daughter is genetically...

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60 Ready-to-Use Coding Projects

Ellyssa Kroski · Amer Library Assn Editions
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

Your library can make a difference in developing computational thinking in children, teens, and even adults. And you don't even need to be a techie to make it happen; in fact, many activities in this new book from tech champion Kroski dispense with a screen altogether in favor of twister...
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Thinking In Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math

Daniel Tammet · Little, Brown and Company; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

The irresistibly engaging book that enlarges ones wonder at Tammets mind and his all-embracing vision of the world as grounded in numbers. --Oliver Sacks, MD THINKING IN NUMBERS is the book that Daniel Tammet, mathematical savant and bestselling author, was born to write. In Tammets world,...
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What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein's Ideas, and Why They Matter

Jeffrey Bennett · Columbia University Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

It is commonly assumed that if the Sun suddenly turned into a black hole, it would suck Earth and the rest of the planets into oblivion. Yet, as prominent author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett points out, black holes don't suck. With that simple idea in mind, Bennett begins an entertaining...
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