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Now: The Physics of Time

R Muller · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

"Now" is a simple yet elusive concept.

You are reading the word "now" right now. But what does that mean? What makes the ephemeral moment "now" so special? Its enigmatic character has bedeviled philosophers, priests, and modern-day physicists from...

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The Perfect Theory

Pedro G Ferreira · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Physicists have been exploring, debating, and questioning the general theory of relativity ever since Albert Einstein first presented it in 1915. In this sweeping narrative of science and culture, astrophysicist Pedro Ferreira brings general relativity to life through the story of the brilliant...
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Particle Physics Brick by Brick: Atomic and Subatomic Physics Explained... in LEGO

Ben Still · Firefly Books
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

A simple and entertaining introduction to the building blocks of the universe.

In 2014 the Lego® Group sold 62 billion Lego® pieces. That's 102 Lego® bricks for every person in the world. That's nothing however to the estimated seven billion billion billion atoms...

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The River of Consciousness

Oliver Sacks · Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of Gratitude, On the Move, and Musicophilia, a collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks's passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience....
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Gender Medicine: The Groundbreaking New Science of Gender- and Sex-Based Diagnosis and Treatment

Marek Glezerman M.D. · Overlook Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The groundbreaking call for reform, challenging the dangerous assumption that male and female patients can be effectively treated in the same way

Over millions of years, male and female bodies developed crucial physiological differences to improve the chances for human survival....

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Among Chimpanzees: Field Notes from the Race to Save Our Endangered Relatives

Nancy J. Merrick · Beacon Press
Format: Hardcover

Foreword by Jane GoodallA former student and colleague of Jane Goodall shares stories of chimps and their heroes, and takes readers on a journey to save mans closest relative.  Unbeknownst to much of the public, chimps are in trouble censuses show them to be extinct in four African countries...
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Superman's Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It

Erin Brockovich · Pantheon
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From environmental activist, consumer advocate, renowned crusader, champion fighter-maverick, whose courageous case against Pacific Gas and Electric was dramatized in the Oscar-winning film--a book to inspire change that looks at our present situation with water and reveals the imminent...
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Your Place in the Universe: Understanding Our Big, Messy Existence

Paul M. Sutter · Prometheus Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An astrophysicist presents an in-depth yet accessible tour of the universe for lay readers, while conveying the excitement of astronomy.

How is a galaxy billions of lightyears away connected to us? Is our home nothing more than a tiny speck of blue in an ocean of night? In this exciting...
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Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

Svante PaÌ?aÌ?bo · Basic Books
Pages: 275
Format: Hardcover

What can we learn from the genomes of our closest evolutionary relatives?Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante Pääbo's mission to answer this question, and recounts his ultimately successful efforts to genetically define what makes us different from our Neanderthal...
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