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The Popular Mechanics Essential Survival Guide: The Only Book You Need in Any Emergency

Popular Mechanics · Hearst
Pages: 224
Format: Flexibound

Popular Mechanics' ultimate survival manual will teach you the essential skills to protect your family, save yourself, and conquer any possible danger.

In an emergency, would you know how to survive - to purify water, jump-start a car, escape a flood or fire, forage for firewood,...
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National Geographic Extreme Weather Survival Guide: Understand, Prepare, Survive, Recover

Thomas M. Kostigen · National Geographic
Format: Print book

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes--weather is becoming extreme, and this book tells you how to plan ahead and prepare, respond to emergencies, and survive the worst-case scenarios. From the risks of building on changing coastlines to the safety kit you should have packed up at home,...
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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World

Stephen Brusatte · William Morrow
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Sapiens, Your Inner Fish, The Sixth Extinction, and I Contain Multitudes, a sweeping narrative scientific history - the only one of its kind - that tells the epic story of the dinosaurs, examining their origins, their habitats, their extinction, and their living legacy, from...

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Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime

Sean Carroll · Dutton
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Caltech physicist and New York Times bestselling author Sean Carroll shows that there are multiple copies of you. And everyone else. Really.

Something Deeply Hidden begins with the news that physics is in a crisis. Quantum mechanics underlies all of modern physics but major...
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What Makes Olga Run?: The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star, and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives

Bruce Grierson · Random House Canada
Format: Hardcover

FINALIST 2014 – City of Vancouver Book AwardPart science book, part journey into the untapped potential of the human spirit, this is the remarkable story of a 94-year-old track and field champion (not retired).      Olga Kotelko is most certainly a genetic...
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The House of Kennedy

James Patterson · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 432
Format: Audiobook


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...
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Time Travel

James Gleick · Pantheon Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, here is a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself.

The story begins at the turn of the previous...
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold.

The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within...

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The Bee: A Natural History

Noah Wilson-Rich · Princeton University Press; With contributions from Kelly Allin, Norman Carreck & Andrea Quigley edition
Format: Hardcover

Bees pollinate more than 130 fruit, vegetable, and seed crops that we rely on to survive. Bees are crucial to the reproduction and diversity of flowering plants, and the economic contributions of these irreplaceable insects measure in the tens of billions of dollars each year. Yet bees...
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Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

· Knopf
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From the world-renowned physicist, cofounder of the World Science Festival, and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe comes this captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose.

Brian Greene takes readers on a breathtaking journey from the big bang...
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Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel

Jason Padgett · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"No one sees the world as Jason Padgett does. Water pours from the faucet in crystalline patterns, numbers call to mind distinct geometric shapes, and intricate fractal patterns emerge from the movement of tree branches, revealing the intrinsic mathematical designs hidden in the objects...
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Constellations: A Field Guide To The Night Sky

Giles Sparrow · Quercus
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Constellations is a guide to the night sky that focuses on these 88 distinctive patterns, revealing their often intriguing stories??their origins, mythology, present-day significance, and the multitude of wondrous objects they contain. Complete with over 300 of the best astronomical...
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A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention

Matt Richtel · William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

From Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technologys vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic texting-while-driving car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006.In...
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The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life

David Quammen · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Nonpareil science writer David Quammen explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology can change our understanding of evolution and life's history, with powerful implications for human health and even our own human nature.

In the mid-1970s, scientists began using DNA sequences...
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The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

Alan Lightman · Pantheon
Format: Hardcover

"Alan Lightman brings a light touch to heavy questions. Here is a book about nesting ospreys, multiple universes, atheism, spiritualism, and the arrow of time. Throughout, Lightman takes us back and forth between ordinary occurrences - old shoes and entropy, sailing far out at sea and the infinite...
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