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Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey through the English Language

Paul Anthony Jones · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

What makes a place so memorable that it survives forever in a word? In this captivating round-the-world tour, Paul Anthony Jones acts as your guide through the intriguing stories of how eighty places became immortalized in the English language. You'll discover why the origins of turkeys,...
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World Wild Vet: Encounters in the Animal Kingdom

Evan Antin · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Star of Animal Planet's Evan Goes Wild, Dr. Evan Antin takes readers beyond his viral Instagram posts right into the wild world with him.Millions follow Dr. Evan Antin and his wildlife adventures through social media, and in his popular Animal Planet television show Evan Goes Wild....
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Everything Is Spiritual: Who We Are and What We're Doing Here

Rob Bell · St. Martin's Essentials
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From Rob Bell, the This book is an invitation to see your life in a new way.Because we each have a story we're telling-about who and where we come from,what we've been through,and what it all means-or doesn't mean.These stories we tell can easily feel disjointed and fragmented,...
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Bones: Inside and Out

Roy A. Meals MD · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A lively, illustrated exploration of the 500-million-year history of bone, a touchstone for understanding vertebrate life and human culture.Human bone is versatile and entirely unique: it repairs itself without scarring, it's lightweight but responds to stresses, and it's durable...
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The Butterfly Effect: Insects and the Making of the Modern World

Edward D. Melillo · Knopf
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An insightful, entertaining dive into the fruitful, centuries-long relationship between humans and insects, revealing the fascinating and surprising array of ways humans depend on these minute, six-legged pests.Insects might make us recoil in repugnance, but they also manufacture--or make...
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Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics

Leonard Mlodinow · Pantheon
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

An intimate and inspirational exploration of Stephen Hawking--the man, the friend, and the physicist.Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential physicists in the world. He left a mark in our culture that touched the lives of millions. His books have inspired countless scientists-to-be,...
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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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The Backyard Astronomer's Field Guide: How to Find the Best Objects the Night Sky has to Offer

David Dickinson · Page Street Publishing
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

David Dickinson, co-author of The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos, has created the ultimate field guide for backyard astronomers. Whether you want to impress viewers at a star party, or learn what you can see with your new telescope, David shows you how to find the most...
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Weird Earth: Debunking Strange Ideas about Our Planet

Donald R. Prothero · Red Lightning Books
Pages: 293
Format: Hardcover

Aliens. Ley lines. Water dowsing. Conspiracies and myths captivate imaginations and promise mystery and magic. Whether it's arguing about the moon landing hoax or a Frisbee-like Earth drifting through space, when held up to science and critical thinking, these ideas fall flat. In Weird...
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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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