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The Sediments of Time: My Lifelong Search for the Past

Meave Leakey



In The Sediments of Time, preeminent paleoanthropologist Meave Leakey brings us along on her remarkable journey to reveal the diversity of our early pre-human ancestors and how past climate change drove their evolution. She offers a fresh account of our past
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Spark: How Genius Ignites, From Child Prodigies to Late Bloomers

Claudia Kalb

Yo-Yo Ma's ear for music emerged not long after he learned to walk. By the age of seven, he was performing for President Kennedy; by fifteen he debuted at Carnegie Hall. Maya Angelou, by contrast, didn't write her iconic memoir, I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings, until she was
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The Story of Life in 10 1/2 Species

Marianne Taylor · The MIT Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

If an alien visitor were to collect ten souvenir life forms to represent life on earth, which would they be? This is the thought-provoking premise of Marianne Taylor's The Story of Life in 10 and a Half Species. Each life forms explains a key aspect about life on Earth. From the sponge...
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Super Fly: The Unexpected Lives of the World's Most Successful Insects

Jonathan Balcombe

For most of us, the only thing we know about flies is that they're annoying, and our usual reaction is to try to kill them. In Super Fly, the myth-busting biologist Jonathan Balcombe shows the order Diptera in all of its diversity, illustrating the essential role that flies play in every...
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Test Gods: Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut

Nicholas Schmidle · Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Hardcover

Working from exclusive inside reporting, New Yorker writer Nicholas Schmidle tells the remarkable story of the test pilots, engineers, and visionaries behind Virgin Galactic's campaign to build a space tourism company. Schmidle follows a handful of characters -- Mark Stucky, Virgin's...
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Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

Elizabeth Kolbert · Crown
Format: Hardcover

That man should have dominion "over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth" is a prophecy that has hardened into fact. So pervasive are human impacts on the planet that it's said we live in a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. In Under...
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Why Peacocks?: An Unlikely Search for Meaning in the World's Most Magnificent Bird

Sean Flynn

When Sean Flynn's neighbor in North Carolina texted "Any chance you guys want a peacock? No kidding!" he stared bewilderedly at his phone. He had never considered whether he wanted a peacock. But as an award-winning magazine writer, this kind of mystery intrigued him. So
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Wild Rituals: 10 Lessons Animals Can Teach Us About Connection, Community, and Ourselves

Caitlin O'Connell · Chronicle Prism
Format: Hardcover

how we are similar to wild animals, and encourages us to find healing, self-awareness, community, and self-reinvention.• Filled with fascinating stories on 10 different animal rituals• Features original full-color photos, from the Caribbean to the African savannah• Demonstrates the profound...
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Wild and Free Nature: 25 Outdoor Adventures for Kids to Explore, Discover, and Awaken Their Curiosity

Ainsley Arment

The companion to The Call of the Wild + Free: styled in the lush aesthetic of the Wild + Free brand, a four-color book offering outdoor activities and essays, that parents, educators, and caregivers can use to inspire their children.

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Radiant: The Dancer, The Scientist, and a Friendship Forged in Light

Liz Heinecke · Grand Central Publishing
Format: Hardcover

At the turn of the century, Paris was a hotbed of creativity. Technology boomed, delivering to the world electric light, the automobile, and new ways to treat disease, while imagination blossomed, creating Art Nouveau, motion pictures, and modernist literature. A pivotal figure during this...
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