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Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost ...

Nicholas Wade

ased on a groundbreaking synthesis of recent scientific findings, critically acclaimed New York Times science reporter Nicholas Wade tells a bold and provocative new story of the history of our ancient ancestors and the evolution of h...

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Published: May 2006

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Ca...

Mary Roach

"America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the ca...

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Published: Apr 2013

13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The ...

Michael Brooks

Science starts to get interesting when things dont make sense. Michael Brooks reveals thirteen anomalies that defy the scientific theory of today and forecast tomorrows breakthroughs.

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Published: Aug 2008

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science...

Mary Roach

The study of sexual physiology - what happens, and why, and how to make it happen better - has been a paying career or a diverting sideline for scientists as far-ranging as Leonardo da Vinci and James Watson. The research has taken pl...

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Published: Apr 2008

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

Mary Roach

'What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's that - the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my la...

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Published: Oct 2005

Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Ne...

Steven Johnson

RILLIANTLY EXPLORING TODAY'S CUTTING-EDGE BRAIN RESEARCH, MIND WIDE OPEN IS AN UNPRECEDENTED JOURNEY INTO THE ESSENCE OF HUMAN PERSONALITY, ALLOWING READERS TO UNDERSTAND THEMSELVES AND THE PEOPLE IN THEIR LIVES AS NEVER BEFORE.Using ...

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Published: Aug 2004

Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Tra...

Kevin Fong

Little more than one hundred years ago, maps of the world still boasted white space: places where no human had ever trod. Within a few short decades the most hostile of the world's environments had all been conquered. Likewise, in the...

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Published: Feb 2014

Why Evolution is True

Jerry A. Coyne

Among the wonders that science has uncovered about the universe, no subject has sparked more fascination and fury than evolution. Yet in all the ongoing debates about creationism and its descendant, "intelligent design," one...

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Published: Jan 2010

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefelle...

Ron Chernow

[MP3CD audiobook format in Vinyl case.] John D. Rockefeller, Sr., history's first billionaire and the patriarch of America's most famous dynasty, is an icon whose true nature has eluded three generations of historians. Now Ron Chernow...

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Published: Jun 2013

Furnace of Creation, Cradle of Destru...

Roy Chester

Over the past few years, devastating tsunamis off the coast of the Indian Ocean have killed hundreds of thousands of people. Even more alarmingly, scientists predict that these tsunamis, as well as a series of earthquakes and volcanic...

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Published: Jul 2008

The House of Owls

Tony Angell

For a quarter of a century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside the window of their forest home. The journals in which the ...

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Published: Jul 2015

Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by ...

Marcia Bartusiak

For more than half a century, physicists and astronomers engaged in heated dispute over the possibility of black holes in the universe. The weirdly alien notion of a space-time abyss from which nothing escapes-not even light-seemed to...

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Published: Apr 2015

A Little History of Science (Unabridg...

William Bynum

Science is fantastic. It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth. People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world...

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Published: Jan 2013

Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New...

Sean Carroll

For over a century, opening the black box of embryonic development was the holy grail of biology. Evo Devo -- Evolutionary Developmental Biology -- is the new science that has finally cracked open the box. Within the pages of his rich...

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Published: Aug 2009

From Eternity to Here: The Quest for ...

Sean Carroll

A rising star in theoretical physics offers his awesome vision of our universe and beyond, all beginning with a simple question: Why does time move forward?

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Published: Jan 2010

Round About the Earth: Circumnavigati...

Joyce E. Chaplin

For almost five hundred years, human beings have been finding ways to circle the Earth-by sail, steam, or liquid fuel; by cycling, driving, flying, going into orbit, even by using their own bodily power. The story begins with the firs...

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Published: Dec 2012

The Infinity Puzzle: Quantum Field Th...

Frank Close

The second half of the twentieth century witnessed a scientific gold rush as physicists raced to chart the inner workings of the atom. The stakes were high: the questions were big, and there were Nobel Prizes and everlasting glory to ...

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Published: Mar 2012

The Sound Book: The Science of the So...

Trevor Cox

Trevor Cox is on a hunt for the sonic wonders of the world. A renowned expert who engineers classrooms and concert halls, Cox has made a career of eradicating bizarre and unwanted sounds. But after an epiphany in the London sewers, Co...

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Published: Apr 2014

The Origin of Species

Charles Darwin

Easily the most influential book published in the nineteenth century, The Origin of Species was immediately recognized upon its appearance as a work of the greatest importance. The revolutionary theory of evolution by means of natural...

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Published: Jan 2006

The Selfish Gene

Richard Dawkins

The Selfish Gene caused a wave of excitement among biologists and the general public when it was first published in 1976. Its vivid rendering of a gene's eye view of life, in lucid prose, gathered together the strands of thought about...

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Published: Apr 2014

A Crack in Creation

Jennifer A. Doudna

A trailblazing biologist grapples with her role in the biggest scientific discovery of our era: a cheap, easy way of rewriting genetic code, with nearly limitless promise and peril. Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarme...

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Published: Oct 2017

Cro-Magnon: How the Ice Age Gave Birt...

Brian M. Fagan

estselling author Brian Fagan brings early humans out of the deep freeze with his trademark mix of erudition, cutting-edge science, and vivid storytelling. Cro-Magnon reveals human society in its infancy, facing enormous environmental...

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Published: Mar 2010

Tyrannosaurus Sue: The Extraordinary ...

Steve Fiffer

In 1990, Peter Larson, with his team of commercial fossil hunters from the Black Hills Institute, discovered the most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex specimen in history. He dubbed it "Sue" after the field paleontologist who first saw it ...

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Published: Aug 2015

About Time: Cosmology, Time and Cultu...

Adam Frank

The Big Bang is all but dead, and we do not yet know what will replace it. Our universe's "beginning" is at an end. What does this have to do with us here on Earth? Our lives are about to be dramatically shaken again-as alte...

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Published: Sep 2011

Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and th...

Joshua Greene

A pathbreaking neuroscientist reveals how our social instincts turn Me into Us, but turn Us against Them — and what we can do about it The great dilemma of our shrinking world is simple: never before have those we disagree with been...

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Published: Oct 2013

Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth...

James Hansen

n Storms of My Grandchildren, James Hansen-the nation's leading scientist on climate issues-speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: the planet is hurtling even more rapidly than previously acknowledged ...

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Published: Dec 2009

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind...

Yuval Noah Hararai

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create...

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Published: Feb 2015

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan...

Paul Hawken

In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and activists (including Michael Pollan and Elizabeth Kolbert) have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to c...

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Published: May 2017

The Case Against Reality: Why Evoluti...

Donald Hoffman

Can we trust our senses to tell us the truth?Challenging leading scientific theories that claim that our senses report back objective reality, cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman argues that while we should take our perceptions serious...

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Published: Aug 2019

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other Tru...

Sam Kean

The periodic table is one of man's crowning scientific achievements. But it's also a treasure trove of stories of passion, adventure, betrayal, and obsession. The infectious tales and astounding details in The Disappearing Spoon follo...

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Published: Aug 2010
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