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Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

Nicholas P. Money · Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Format: Book

In recent decades we have come to realize that the microbial world is hugely diverse, and can be found in the most extreme environments. Fungi, single-celled protists, bacteria, archaea, and the vast array of viruses and sub-viral particles far outnumber plants and animals. Microbes, we now know,...
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Physics Essentials For Dummies

Steven Holzner · For Dummies
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Physics Essentials For Dummies (9781119590286) was previously published as Physics Essentials For Dummies (9780470618417) . While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product....
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The Stress Gene : The Lifelong Impact of Early Life Adversity and How to Break the Cycle

Daniel P Keating · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Why are we the way we are? Why do some of us find it impossible to calm a hair-trigger temper or to shake chronic anxiety? The debate has always been divided between nature and nurture, but as psychology professor Daniel Keating demonstrates in Born Anxious, new science points...

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Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life

Richard Louv · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 277
Format: Print book

"From the author of the New York Times bestseller that defined nature-deficit disorder and launched the international children-and-nature movement, Vitamin N (for "nature") is a complete prescription for connecting with the power and joy of the natural world right now,"--Amazon.com.

Nature-deficit...

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The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties

Christopher Caldwell · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A major American intellectual makes the historical case that the reforms of the 1960s, reforms intended to make the nation more just and humane, instead left many Americans feeling alienated, despised, misled - and ready to put an adventurer in the White House.Christopher Caldwell has spent...
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MCAT General Chemistry Review 2019-2020: Online Book

Alexander Stone Macnow · Kaplan Publishing
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback

Kaplan's MCAT General Chemistry Review 2019-2020 offers an expert study plan, detailed subject review, and hundreds of online and in-book practice questions - all authored by the experts behind the MCAT prep course that has helped more people get into medical school than all other major...
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Our Daily Poison: From Pesticides to Packaging, How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain and Are Making Us Sick

Marie-Monique Robin · The New Press
Format: Hardcover

Over the last thirty years, we have seen an increase in rates of cancer, neurodegenerative disease, reproductive disorders, and diabetes, particularly in developed countries. At the same time, since the end of World War II approximately 100,000 synthetic chemical molecules have invaded...
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Gravity's Century: From Einstein's Eclipse to Images of Black Holes

Ron Cowen · Harvard University Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping account of the century of experimentation that confirmed Einstein's general theory of relativity, bringing to life the science and scientists at the origins of relativity, the development of radio telescopes, the discovery of black holes and quasars, and the still unresolved...

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The Genius of Birds

Jennifer Ackerman · Penguin Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. According to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence.

In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores the newly discovered brilliance...
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Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation

Timothy J Jorgensen · Princeton University Pres, 2016.
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

More than ever before, radiation is a part of our modern daily lives. We own radiation-emitting phones, regularly get diagnostic x-rays, such as mammograms, and submit to full-body security scans at airports. We worry and debate about the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the safety...
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Hannibal

Thomas Harris · Dell
Format: Print book

You remember Hannibal Lecter gentleman, genius, cannibal. Seven years have passed since Dr. Lecter escaped from custody. And for seven years hes been at large, free to savor the scents, the essences, of an unguarded world. But intruders have entered Dr. Lecters world, piercing his new identity,...
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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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Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Bill McKibben · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out.

Bill McKibben's groundbreaking book The End of Nature -- issued in dozens of languages...

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Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos

Brian Cox · Da Capo
Pages: 320
Format: Book

In Universal, bestselling physicists Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw (Why Does E=mc2?) take us on an inspirational journey of scientific exploration. They show that, by asking questions about the world around us, anyone can think like a physicist and grasp the breath-taking grandeur of the cosmos.Universal...
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Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently

Beau Lotto · Hachette Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Beau Lotto, the world-renowned neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and two-time TED speaker, takes us on a tour of how we perceive the world, and how disrupting it leads us to create and innovate.

Perception is the foundation of human experience, but few of us understand...
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