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Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge

By: Brockman, max

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780307741912

ISBN: 0307741915

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Editor Max Brockman presents the work of some of today's brightest and most innovative young researchers in this fascinating collection of writings that introduce the very latest theories and discoveries in science. "Future Science" features eighteen young scientists, most of whom are presenting their work and ideas to a general audience for the first time. Included in this collection are * William McEwan, a virologist, discussing his research into the biology of antiviral immunity * Naomi Eisenberger, a neuroscientist, wondering how social rejection affects us physically * ... View more info

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Starship & the Canoe

By: Brower, Kenneth

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Seller ID: 0060910305

ISBN: 0060910305

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The story of a father and son who search for life's meaning in very different ways. "In the tradition of Carl Sagan and John McPhee, a bracing cerebral voyage past intergalactic hoopla and backwoods retreats.""--Kirkus Reviews" View more info

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How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

By: Brown, Mike

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Publisher: 6/28/2014

Seller ID: 9780385531085

ISBN: 0385531087

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The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of its resulting in one more planet being added to our solar system, Brown's find ignited a firestorm of controversy that riled the usually sedate world of astronomy and launched him into the public eye. The debate culminated in the demotion of Pluto from real planet to the newly coined category of "dwarf" planet. Suddenly Brown was receivi... View more info

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Short History of Nearly Everything

By: Bryson, Bill

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Publisher: BROADWAY BOOKS: 7/2/2014

Seller ID: 9780767908184

ISBN: 076790818X

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One of the world's most beloved writers and bestselling author of "One Summer" takes his ultimate journey--into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In "A Walk in the Woods," Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail--well, most of it. In "A Sunburned Country," he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand--and, if possible, answer--the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Bi... View more info

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Short History of Nearly Everything

By: Bryson, Bill

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Seller ID: 9780552997041

ISBN: 0552997048

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One of the world's most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the ri... View more info

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Ubiquity: The Science of History . . . or Why the World Is Simpler Than We Think

By: Buchanan, Mark

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Publisher: 5/9/2017

Seller ID: 9780609608104

ISBN: 060960810X

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The story of the discovery of a remarkable new fundamental law of nature -- the law of universality -- which is the biggest new idea in science since chaos and complexity. The law of universality at last explains why a vast range of totally unpredictable, cataclysmic events happen -- and why they are inevitable -- from major earthquakes and forest fires, to mass animal extinctions, and even events that are dependent on human behavior, such as stock market crashes, massive traffic jams, the wild-fire spread of fashionable ideas, and the outbreak of major wars.The search for the causes of the... View more info

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Dragonfly: NASA And The Crisis Aboard Mir

By: Burrough, Bryan

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 9780887307836

ISBN: 0887307833

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From Bryan Burrough, one of the nation's premier nonfiction writers, comes Dragonfly, an exclusive, behind-the-scenes account of NASA's adventurous, and at times chaotic, three-year involvement with Russia's Mir space station -- a mission plagued with problems ranging from simple language barriers to near-fatal mechanical disasters. Detailing the successes and mishaps of the space program's most ambitious international partnership, "Dragonfly" is at once compelling and utterly absorbing...a real-life outer space journey that readers will not soon forget. View more info

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Brief History of the Mind

By: Calvin, William H.

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 0195182480

ISBN: 0195182480

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This book looks back at the simpler versions of mental life in apes, Neanderthals, and our ancestors, back before our burst of creativity started 50,000 years ago. When you can't think about the future in much detail, you are trapped in a here-and-now existence with no "What if?" and "Why me?" William H. Calvin takes stock of what we have now and then explains why we are nearing a crossroads, where mind shifts gears again. The mind's big bang came long after our brain size stopped enlarging. Calvin suggests that the development of long sentences--what modern children do in their third yea... View more info

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Big Picture

By: Carroll, Sean

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9781101984253

ISBN: 1101984252

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Making of the Fittest

By: Carroll, Sean B.

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 7/22/2014

Seller ID: 9780393330519

ISBN: 0393330516

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DNA is the genetic material that defines us as individuals. Over the last two decades, it has emerged as a powerful tool for solving crimes and determining guilt and innocence. But, very recently, an important new aspect of DNA has been revealed it contains a detailed record of evolution. That is, DNA is a living chronicle of how the marvelous creatures that inhabit our planet have adapted to its many environments, from the freezing waters of the Antarctic to the lush canopy of the rain forest.In the pages of this highly readable narrative, Sean Carroll guides the general reader on a tour of t... View more info

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Birth : The Surprising History of How We Are Born

By: Cassidy, Tina

Price: $6.99

Publisher: GROVE/ATLANTIC INC: 10/12/2009

Seller ID: 9780802143242

ISBN: 0802143245

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What is the best way to give birth? Find out in this wonderfully readable, encyclopedic history of Birth. It fills a large gap in the market and will appeal to all men and women who are starting a family, as well as to those who are simply curious. View more info

What Is This Thing Called Science: An Assessment of the Nature and Status of Sci

By: Chalmers, A.F.

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Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0702218316

ISBN: 0702218316

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Universe: A Journey from Earth to the Edge of the Cosmos

By: Cheetham, Nicolas

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Publisher: 5/20/2012

Seller ID: 9781847241436

ISBN: 1847241433

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Tripping over the Truth: How the Metabolic Theory of Cancer Is Overturning One o

By: Christofferson, Travis

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 9781603587297

ISBN: 1603587292

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Promise of Space

By: Clarke, Arthur C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 4/29/2014

Seller ID: 6817042

ISBN: 6817042

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Boy Who Played with Fusion: Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting, and How to Make

By: Clynes, Tom

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 9780544705029

ISBN: 0544705025

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Doctor Crisis: How Physicians Can, and Must, Lead the Way to Better Health Care

By: Cochran, Jack

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Publisher: PUBLIC AFFAIRS:

Seller ID: 9781610394437

ISBN: 1610394437

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Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival?

By: Colborn/Dumanoski/Myers

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Publisher: PLUME:

Seller ID: 9780452274143

ISBN: 0452274141

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"A critically important book that forces us to ask new questions about the synthetic chemicals that we have spread across this earth."--Al Gore. View more info

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First You Build A Cloud

By: Cole, K. C.

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Publisher: MARINER BOOKS: 1/2/2015

Seller ID: 9780156006460

ISBN: 0156006464

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For many of us, physics, like math, has always been a thing of mystery and complexity. In First You Build a Cloud, K. C. Cole provides cogent explanations through animated prose, metaphors, and anecdotes, allowing us to comprehend the nuances of physics-gravity and light, color and shape, quarks and quasars, particles and stars, force and strength. We also come to see how the physical world is so deeply intertwined with the ways in which we think about culture, poetry, and philosophy. Cole, one of our preeminent science writers, serves as a guide into the world of such legendary scientific min... View more info

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Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine

By: Collins, Francis S.

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Publisher: PERENNIAL:

Seller ID: 9780061733185

ISBN: 0061733180

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A scientific and medical revolution has crept up on us. Twenty-one million Americans are affected by 6,000 so-called rare and orphan diseases, many of which are primarily attributable to misspelled genes. And virtually all diseases have a significant hereditary component. Diabetes, heart disease, the common cancers, mental illness, asthma, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, and more are having their secrets unlocked through DNA. Families that faced common problems, without hope, are now discovering a new world of understanding, treatment, and prevention. You owe it to yourself to learn about y... View more info