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Swearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

EMMA BYRNE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

An irreverent and impeccably researched defense of our dirtiest words.

We're often told that swearing is outrageous or even offensive, that it's a sign of a stunted vocabulary or a limited intellect. Dictionaries have traditionally omitted it and parents forbid it. But the latest...

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Galapagos: Preserving Darwin's Legacy

Tui Roy · Firefly Books
Format: Print book

A spectacular celebration of one the world's most important domains. Travel agents everywhere are preparing for "the Darwin Effect," a boom in travel to Ecuador in 2009 for the 50th anniversary of the creation of Galapagos National Park and the International Charles Darwin...
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Altered States of Consciousness: Experiences Out of Time and Self

Marc Wittmann · The MIT Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

What altered states of consciousness -- the dissolution of feelings of time and self -- can tell us about the mystery of consciousness.During extraordinary moments of consciousness -- shock, meditative states and sudden mystical revelations, out-of-body experiences, or drug intoxication...
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Everglades: America's Wetland

Mac Stone · University Press of Florida
Format: Hardcover

"Fervent and stirring." - David Yarnold, president and CEO, National Audubon Society "Stone's spectacular photography captures the splendor of America's Everglades. His remarkable book is convincing proof that our nation cannot risk losing this unique natural wonder."...
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Revolutionary Science: Transformation and Turmoil in the Age of the Guillotine

Steve Jones · Pegasus Books
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The surprising and sometimes shocking history of the scientific innovations in Paris during the French Revolution, by the author of Darwin's Ghost.

Paris at the time of the French Revolution was the world capital of science. Its scholars laid the foundations of today's physics, chemistry...
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Infographic Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything

Thames Eaton · Cassell
Format: Hardcover

100 stunning, ingenious and absorbing infographics reveal the secrets of life, the universe and everything! Discover unique, witty and surprising facts about all sorts of natural phenomena, from the secrets of the universe to the wonders of natural science and the impenetrable dimensions...
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She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

Carl Zimmer · Dutton
Pages: 672
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that shaped human society--a force set to shape our future even more radically.

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Train Your Dog Like a Pro

Jean Donaldson · Howell Book House; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The tools you need to think and train like a professional   Jean Donaldson is one of the top dog trainers in the United States, and her training academy has gained a reputation as the Harvard for dog trainers and behavioral counselors. Now, you can harness her highly effective...
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The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be

Mr. J.B. MacKinnon · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Book

An award-winning ecology writer goes looking for the wilderness we’ve forgotten Many people believe that only an ecological catastrophe will change humanity’s troubled relationship with the natural world. In fact, as J.B. MacKinnon argues in this unorthodox look at the disappearing...
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The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Michael E. Mann · Columbia University Press
Format: Hardcover

The ongoing assault on climate science in the United States has never been more aggressive, more blatant, or more widely publicized than in the case of the Hockey Stick graph--a clear and compelling visual presentation of scientific data, put together by MichaelE. Mann and his colleagues,...
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The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire

Jack Weatherford · Crown Publishers; 1st edition
Format: Book

The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving a single tantalizing quote from Genghis Khan: “Let us reward our female offspring.”...
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Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

Carlo Rovelli · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"The man who makes physics sexy . . . the scientist they're calling the next Stephen Hawking." - The Times Magazine

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe.

What...
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A Window on Eternity: A Biologist's Walk Through Gorongosa National Park

Edward O Wilson · Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Pages: 149
Format: Hardcover

A Window on Eternity is a stunning book of splendid prose and gorgeous photography about one of the biologically richest places in Africa and perhaps in the world. Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique was nearly destroyed in a brutal civil war, then was reborn and is now evolv-ing back...
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Immune: How Your Body Defends and Protects You

CATHERINE CARVER · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The human body is like an exceedingly well-fortified castle, defended by billions of soldiers--some live for less than a day, others remember battles for decades, but all are essential in protecting us from disease. This hidden army is our immune system, and without it we could not survive...

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The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities

Will Allen · Gotham Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur "Genius Award" winner points the way to building a new food system that can feed - and heal - broken communities.

The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional...
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