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Complexity : The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos

By: Waldrop, M. Mitchell

Price: $5.50

Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 6/26/2013

Seller ID: 9780671872342

ISBN: 0671872346

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Why did the stock market crash more than 500 points on a single Monday in 1987? Why do ancient species often remain stable in the fossil record for millions of years and then suddenly disappear? In a world where nice guys often finish last, why do humans value trust and cooperation? At first glance these questions don't appear to have anything in common, but in fact every one of these statements refers to a complex system. The science of complexity studies how single elements, such as a species or a stock, spontaneously organize into complicated structures like ecosystems and economies; stars ... View more info

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Rare Earth

By: Ward, Peter

Price: $8.50

Publisher: 8/12/2011

Seller ID: 9780387987019

ISBN: 0387987010

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The sweeping diversity of complex life on Earth, Ward and Brownlee argue, evolved out of an extraordinary set of physical conditions and chance events that would be extremely hard to duplicatea "a "though not impossible. Many planets throughout the vastness of the Universe may be teeming with microbial life, but advancement beyond this stage is very rare. Everyone with an interest in the possible extent of life in the Universe and the nature of life's evolution on our own planet will be fascinated by Rare Earth. ..".likely to cause a revolution in thinking..." The New York Times ..". the book]... View more info

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Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe

By: Ward, Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH: 4/9/2011

Seller ID: 0387952896

ISBN: 0387952896

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The sweeping diversity of complex life on Earth, Ward and Brownlee argue, evolved out of an extraordinary set of physical conditions and chance events that would be extremely hard to duplicate- though not impossible. Many planets throughout the vastness of the Universe may be teeming with microbial life, but advancement beyond this stage is very rare. Everyone with an interest in the possible extent of life in the Universe and the nature of life's evolution on our own planet will be fascinated by RARE EARTH. View more info

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Double Helix: Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA

By: Watson, James

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Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 4/28/2013

Seller ID: 9780743216302

ISBN: 074321630X

Condition: USED


By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was only twenty-four, a young scientist hungry to make his mark. His uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their thrilling sprint against other world-class researchers to solve one of science's greatest mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of brilliant scientists with great gifts, very human ambitions, and bitter rivalries. With humility unspoiled by false modesty, Watson relates his and Crick... View more info

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Double Helix

By: Watson, James D.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: SCRIBNER MACMILLAN:

Seller ID: 9780684852799

ISBN: 0684852799

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"The classic personal account of one of the great scientific discoveries of the century." By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was only twenty-four, a brilliant young zoologist hungry to make his mark. His uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their thrilling sprint against other world-class researchers to solve one of science's greatest unsolved mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of brilliant scientists with great gifts, ... View more info

Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Universe

By: Watson-Guptill

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 9780823025121

ISBN: 0823025128

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From mobile phones and desktop computers to washing machines and microwave ovens, the graphical user interface (GUI) is a part of everyday life. "Interface Design" traces these amazing developments and offers tested techniques and practical advice for constructing clear, dynamic GUIs that combine functionality with cutting-edge design. Readers will find an in-depth overview of the various graphic elements of an interface--including icons, galleries, color palettes, and dialogue boxes. Then, they'll find a comprehensive discussion on the interfaces used by popular animation and 3D software ... View more info

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Bedside Manners: One Doctor's Reflections on the Oddly Intimate Encounters Betwe

By: Watts, David

Price: $4.00

Publisher: THREE RIVERS PR:

Seller ID: 9781400080526

ISBN: 1400080525

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Have you ever wondered what life is like on the other side of the stethoscope? Combining the grace and precision of a poet with a down-to-earth, compassionate manner, physician and NPR commentator David Watts reveals what it's really like to be a doctor today. From difficult diagnoses, irreverent colleagues, brave survivors, and examining room embarrassments, Watts uncovers the world of contemporary medicine and shares the emotional truths and practical realities at the heart of every doctor-patient relationship. Watts's warmhearted and understanding attitude toward his patients--and t... View more info

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Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age

By: Watts, Duncan J.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 4/23/2014

Seller ID: 9780393325423

ISBN: 0393325423

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In this remarkable book, Duncan Watts, one of the principal architects of network theory, sets out to explain the innovative research that he and other scientists are spearheading to create a blueprint of our connected planet. Whether they bind computers, economies, or terrorist organizations, networks are everywhere in the real world, yet only recently have scientists attempted to explain their mysterious workings. From epidemics of disease to outbreaks of market madness, from people searching for information to firms surviving crisis and change, from the structure of personal relationships t... View more info

Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes: Volume Two: The Stars

By: Webb, T.W.

Price: $5.00

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0486209180

ISBN: 0486209180

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One Renegade Cell: How Cancer Begins

By: Weinberg, Robert A.

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Publisher: BASIC BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780465072767

ISBN: 0465072763

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One of the leading cancer researchers in the world, Robert A. Weinberg is perfectly suited to describe the search for cancer's origins from the early days of this century to the present. Presuming little knowledge of biology, he tells how a cancer-causing virus was first discovered in 1909, how the correlation was made between chemical carcinogens and cancer, and how oncogenes (the genes that can turn a cell malignant) work. He explains clearly how malignant cells send messages to one another and also block the messages of normal cells. Finally, Weinberg predicts that cancer prevention may dep... View more info

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First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe

By: Weinberg, Steven

Price: $5.50

Publisher: BASIC BOOKS: 10/19/2010

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780465024377

ISBN: 0465024378

Condition: USED


This classic of contemporary science writing by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains to general readers what happened when the universe began, and how we know. View more info

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Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior

By: Weiner, Jonathan

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Seller ID: 9780679444350

ISBN: 0679444351

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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey

By: Wells, Spencer

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR: 6/22/2011

Seller ID: 9780691115320

ISBN: 069111532X

Condition: USED


Around 60,000 years ago, a man--identical to us in all important respects--lived in Africa. Every person alive today is descended from him. How did this real-life Adam wind up father of us all? What happened to the descendants of other men who lived at the same time? And why, if modern humans share a single prehistoric ancestor, do we come in so many sizes, shapes, and races?Showing how the secrets about our ancestors are hidden in our genetic code, Spencer Wells reveals how developments in the cutting-edge science of population genetics have made it possible to create a family tree for ... View more info

Pythagoras' Trousers: God, Physics, and the Gender Wars

By: Wertheim, Margaret

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Seller ID: 9780812922004

ISBN: 081292200X

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Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and

By: Weschler, Lawrence

Price: $6.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 2/6/2015

Seller ID: 9780679764892

ISBN: 0679764895

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Theory of Groups and Quantum Mechanics

By: Weyl, Hermann

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Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC: 3/7/2011

Seller ID: 9780486602691

ISBN: 0486602699

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This landmark among mathematics texts applies group theory to quantum mechanics, first covering unitary geometry, quantum theory, groups and their representations, then applications themselves -- rotation, Lorentz, permutation groups, symmetric permutation groups, and the algebra of symmetric transformations. View more info

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Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care

By: White, Augustus

Price: $12.50

Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780674049055

ISBN: 0674049055

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If you re going to have a heart attack, an organ transplant, or a joint replacement, here s the key to getting the very best medical care: be a white, straight, middle-class male. This book by a pioneering black surgeon takes on one of the few critically important topics that haven t figured in the heated debate over health care reform the largely hidden yet massive injustice of bias in medical treatment. Growing up in Jim Crow era Tennessee and training and teaching in overwhelmingly white medical institutions, Gus White witnessed firsthand how prejudice works in the world of medicine... View more info

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Why Geese Don't Get Obese (And We Do)

By: Widmaier, Eric P.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 3/1/2013

Seller ID: 9780716736493

ISBN: 0716736497

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Science Blogging: The Essential Guide

By: Wilcox, Christie

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780300197556

ISBN: 0300197551

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Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry

By: Wilcox, Christie

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780374537104

ISBN: 0374537100

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