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Astroquizzical - a curious journey through our cosmic family tree Astroquizzical - a curious journey through our cosmic family tree

"How did the Earth get to be the way it is? Just like all of us, it's a product of its ancestors. In this enthralling cosmic journey through space and time, astrophysicist Jillian Scudder locates our home planet within its own 'family tree'. Our parent the Earth and its sibling planets in our solar system formed within the same gas cloud. Without our grandparent the Sun, we would not exist, and the Sun in turn relies on the Milky Way as its home. The Milky Way rests in a larger web of galaxies t

Jun 21, 2018
Eye of the shoal - a fish-watcher's guide to life, the ocean and everything Eye of the shoal - a fish-watcher's guide to life, the ocean and everything

Seventy per cent of the earth's surface is covered by water. This vast aquatic realm is inhabited by a multitude of strange creatures and reigning supreme among them are the fish. There are giants that live for centuries and thumb-sized tiddlers that survive only weeks; they can be pancake-flat or inflatable balloons; they can shout with colors or hide in plain sight, cheat and dance, remember and say sorry; some rarely budge while others travel the globe restlessly. And yet the mesmerizing and

Jun 16, 2018
Orca - how we came to know and love the ocean's greatest predator Orca - how we came to know and love the ocean's greatest predator

Jun 18, 2018
Pasta for nightingales - a 17th-century handbook of bird-care and folklore Pasta for nightingales - a 17th-century handbook of bird-care and folklore

"Cassiano dal Pozzo, (1588-1657) now celebrated as one of the most important art patrons in Italy of the seventeenth century, commissioned a number of exquisite studies of birds as part of his famous "Paper Museum." In 1622 the lawyer and ornithologist Giovanni Pietro Olina used these drawings, which are now kept in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, as the basis for the illustrations in his Uccelliera. Pasta for Nightingales combines Cassiano's original artwork with selections from the first

Jun 21, 2018
Spying on whales - the past, present, and future of earth's most awesome creatures Spying on whales - the past, present, and future of earth's most awesome creatures

"A leading scientist dives into the secret lives of whales, from their evolutionary past to today's cutting edge of science. Whales are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet. They evolved from land-roaming, dog-sized creatures into animals that move like fish, breathe like us, can grow to 300,000 pounds, live two hundred years, and travel entire ocean basins. Whales fill us with terror, awe, and affection--yet there is still so much we don't

Jun 22, 2018
The new science of strong materials, or, Why you don't fall through the floor The new science of strong materials, or, Why you don't fall through the floor

Jun 19, 2018
The universe as it really is - Earth, space, matter, and time The universe as it really is - Earth, space, matter, and time

Jun 16, 2018