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A cloud a day A cloud a day

"A Cloud a Day urges all of us to keep our heads in the clouds with 365 fascinating formations from Pretor-Pinney's extraordinary collection that combines cloud images with a short piece of cloud science, an inspiring sky quotation, or a detail of the sky depicted in a classic painting. They are clouds to inspire a moment of calm atmospheric contemplation each day. The book helps explain almost every kind of cloud type in easy laymen terms"--

Jan 10, 2020
Dark skies - a journey into the wild night Dark skies - a journey into the wild night

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Jan 14, 2020
Exploding stars and invisible planets - the science of what's out there Exploding stars and invisible planets - the science of what's out there

"In Exploding Stars and Invisible Planets, Fred Watson, an award-winning astronomer, presents the most up-to-date knowledge on hot topics in astronomy and space science, providing a fascinating and entertaining account of the latest research. Watson explains how to find invisible planets around other stars, why dark matter matters, and the future of citizen space travel, all while recounting the seismic shifts in understanding that have taken place during his illustrious forty-year career"--

Jan 14, 2020
Fantastic fungi - how mushrooms can heal, shift consciousness & save the planet Fantastic fungi - how mushrooms can heal, shift consciousness & save the planet

Companion to the film Fantastic Fungi. Contributions from Michael Pollan, Andrew Weil, Eugenia Bone, and many more expterts make Fantastic Fungi an awe-inspiring visual journey through the exotic, little-known realm of fungi and its amazing potential to positively influence our lives.

Jan 20, 2020
Father of lions - one man's remarkable quest to save the Mosul Zoo Father of lions - one man's remarkable quest to save the Mosul Zoo

"After two and a half years of ISIS occupation, and months of fighting between the militants and government forces, the Mosul Zoo was one of the few outdoor attractions still standing in Iraq's second city, its inhabitants kept alive by Abu Laith, a square-set 50-something mechanic and passionate animal lover. As the animals began to starve under the siege by advancing Iraqi army forces, Abu Laith, the "Father of Lions" and his prote´ge´es and family risked their lives to keep the animals alive.

Jan 10, 2020
Heaven's breath - a natural history of the wind Heaven's breath - a natural history of the wind

Jan 10, 2020
How to build a dragon or die trying - a satirical look at cutting-edge science How to build a dragon or die trying - a satirical look at cutting-edge science

"What if you could have your own real dragon? While that might seem like just a fantasy, today cutting-edge science has brought us to the point where it might really be possible. This book looks into the possibilities of making living, fire-breathing dragons. The world has been fascinated with dragons for thousands of years. Fictional dragons still have a firm place in pop culture, such as Smaug from The Hobbit as well as the dragons in Game of Thrones and in the How to Train Your Dragon movies.

Jan 14, 2020
Pollinator victory garden - win the war on pollinator decline with ecological gardening - how to attract and support bees, beetles, butterflies, bats, and other pollinators Pollinator victory garden - win the war on pollinator decline with ecological gardening - how to attract and support bees, beetles, butterflies, bats, and other pollinators

"The passion and urgency that inspired WWI and WWII Victory Gardens is needed today to meet another threat to our food supply and our environment-the steep decline of pollinators. The Pollinator Victory Garden offers practical solutions for winning the war against the demise of these beneficial animals. Pollinators are critical to our food supply and responsible for the pollination of the vast majority of all flowering plants on our planet.Pollinators include not just bees, butmany different typ

Jan 10, 2020
Saturn Saturn

Saturn is the showpiece planet of our solar system. It may not be the largest, nor the smallest, nor even the only planet with rings. But it is among the most stunning objects in the sky and is always breathtaking when seen in a telescope. This is a beautifully illustrated, authoritative overview of the entire history of humankind's fascination with the ringed planet, from the first low-resolution views by Galileo, Huygens, and other early observers with telescopes to the most recent discoveries

Jan 17, 2020
Scientists who changed history. Scientists who changed history.

"The second title in DK's new illustrated biography series, Scientists Who Changed History profiles trailblazing individuals from Greek mathematicians, such as Archimedes and Hipparchus, through physicists of the early 20th-century, such as Marie Curie and Albert Einstein, to modern greats such as Stephen Hawking and Tim Berners-Lee. Each featured individual has made a major contribution to one or more scientific fields, from astronomy, biology, and psychology, to computer science and geology.

Jan 20, 2020
The crowd & the cosmos - adventures in the zooniverse The crowd & the cosmos - adventures in the zooniverse

The world of science has been transformed. Where once astronomers sat at the controls of giant telescopes in remote locations, praying for clear skies, now they have no need to budge from their desks, as data arrives in their inbox. And what they receive is overwhelming; projects now being built provide more data in a few nights than in the whole of humanity's history of observing the Universe. It's not just astronomy either - dealing with this deluge of data is the major challenge for scientist

Jan 20, 2020
The elegant universe - superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory The elegant universe - superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory

Jan 20, 2020
The human DNA manual - evolution, ancestry, health, genomics, epigenics The human DNA  manual - evolution, ancestry, health, genomics, epigenics

The DNA Human Genome Manual aims to enlighten and entertain the genetically curious layperson on all aspects of our DNA and genetic code.

Jan 21, 2020
The little book of bees - an illustrated guide to the extraordinary lives of bees The little book of bees - an illustrated guide to the extraordinary lives of bees

"Bees first appeared on Earth an incredible 130 million years ago. Since the time of the dinosaurs, evolutions has taken these amazing creatures on a remarkable journey, and there are now 20,000 species on the planet. The Little Book of Bees is for apiarists, Queen Bees, nature-lovers, and bee enthusiasts everyshere. *Learn the Story of Bees, from Evolution to Identification. *Explore Types of and Uses for honey. *Dive Into the World of Beekeeping. *Discover New Ways to Support Our Bee Buddies

Jan 10, 2020
The mathematics of everyday life The mathematics of everyday life

"If you think of mathematics as a series of pointless classroom exercises without much relevance to real life, this book will change your mind. As the authors show, math is deeply embedded in almost every aspect of daily life--from managing your personal finances, making consumer purchases, and sharpening your computational skills, to learning to apply mathematical concepts that will give you a better grasp of both ordinary and extraordinary events and help you better appreciate the world we liv

Jan 20, 2020
The nature of statistics The nature of statistics

Jan 20, 2020
The North Atlantic right whale - disappearing giants The North Atlantic right whale - disappearing giants

"The natural history of the North Atlantic right whale, its evolution, biology, environment, marine life, whaling, history, conservation and protection."--

Jan 17, 2020
To see every bird on earth - a father, a son, and a lifelong obsession To see every bird on earth - a father, a son, and a lifelong obsession

When the author's father Richard was 11 years old, he spotted a Brown Thrasher, and his fascination with birds began. Now a "Big Lister," Richard is one of only 10 or so people to have recorded more than 7,000 species in his notebook. This is the remarkable chronicle of his travels across the globe in pursuit of his fixation. It is also a thoughtful examination of the natural world and a touching father/son story.

Jan 10, 2020
Urban aviary - a modern guide to city birds Urban aviary - a modern guide to city birds

A unique guide to the unusual and often surprising birds that soar above our cities around the world. From frigatebirds wheeling over Rio de Janeiro to bowerbirds displaying in the suburbs of Canberra, penguins in Cape Town to pelicans in San Francisco, and huge flocks of starlings roosting around the Colosseum in Rome, the world's cities are home to a remarkable array of feathered citizens. Through Stephen Moss's expert knowledge and insight, Urban aviary provides a beautiful guide to some of t

Jan 20, 2020