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A history of life in 100 fossils A history of life in 100 fossils

Oct 20, 2014
A mind for numbers - how to excel at math and science (even if you flunked algebra) A mind for numbers - how to excel at math and science (even if you flunked algebra)

Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. In her book, she offers you the tools needed to get a better grasp of that intimidating but inescapable field.

Oct 16, 2014
Daisy to the rescue - true stories of daring dogs, paramedic parrots, and other animal heroes Daisy to the rescue - true stories of daring dogs, paramedic parrots, and other animal heroes

Collects over fifty true stories of heroic animals rescuing people, including a pot-bellied pig, parrot, dolphin, and half-breed wolf, with current scientific research about the human-animal bond.

Oct 17, 2014
Dodging extinction - power, food, money, and the future of life on Earth Dodging extinction - power, food, money, and the future of life on Earth

Oct 16, 2014
Flying dinosaurs - how fearsome reptiles became birds Flying dinosaurs - how fearsome reptiles became birds

"The discovery of stunning, feathered dinosaur fossils coming out of China since 2006 suggests that these creatures were much more bird-like than paleontologists previously imagined. Further evidence--bones, genetics, eggs, behavior, and more--has shown a seamless transition from fleet-footed carnivores to the ancestors of modern birds. Mixing colorful portraits with news on the latest fossil findings and interviews with leading paleontologists in the United States, China, Europe, and Australia,

Oct 14, 2014
Gentlemen scientists and revolutionaries - the Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightenment Gentlemen scientists and revolutionaries - the Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightenment

Explores the scientific pursuits and discoveries of the Founding Fathers, from George Washington's embrace of an experimental vaccination for smallpox that saved the American army in 1777 to Thomas Paine's many inventions, including the first-ever iron span bridge. --Publisher's description.

Oct 15, 2014
In search of lost frogs - the campaign to rediscover the world's rarest amphibans In search of lost frogs - the campaign to rediscover the world's rarest amphibans

Oct 21, 2014
Nocturne - creatures of the night Nocturne - creatures of the night

Oct 15, 2014
The best American science and nature writing 2014 The best American science and nature writing 2014

Oct 15, 2014
The blind watchmaker - why the evidence of evolution reveals a universe without design The blind watchmaker - why the evidence of evolution reveals a universe without design

Oct 15, 2014
The invisible history of the human race - how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures The invisible history of the human race - how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures

"How biology, psychology, and history shape us as individuals We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are invisible to us? In The Invisible History of the Human Race Christine Kenneally draws on cutting-edge research to reveal how both historical artifacts and DNA tell us where we come from and where we may be going. While some books explore our genetic inheritance and popular television shows celebrate ancestry, this is the first b

Oct 15, 2014
The quantum moment - how Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg taught us to love uncertainty The quantum moment - how Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg taught us to love uncertainty

The authors-- one a philosopher, the other a physicist-- draw on their training and six years of co-teaching to dramatize the quantum's rocky path from scientific theory to public understanding while also exploring the quantum's manifestations in everything from art and sculpture to the prose of John Updike and David Foster Wallace.

Oct 17, 2014
Trees up close - the beauty of bark, leaves, flowers, and seeds Trees up close - the beauty of bark, leaves, flowers, and seeds

Oct 14, 2014
Unlikely heroes - 37 inspiring stories of courage and heart from the animal kingdom Unlikely heroes - 37 inspiring stories of courage and heart from the animal kingdom

Thirty-seven stories of acts of animal heroism, including a pod of dolphins that shielded a group of swimmers from a great white shark and a feral male cat who risked everything to protect a kitten in a tornado.

Oct 16, 2014