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American Dinosaur Abroad - A Cultural History of Carnegie's Plaster Diplodocus American Dinosaur Abroad - A Cultural History of Carnegie's Plaster Diplodocus

Nov 19, 2020
Bedeviled - a shadow history of demons in science Bedeviled - a shadow history of demons in science

"Thought experiments have long been a vital part of the creative, intellectual process in modern science-and, by extension, so have "demons." Demons are hypothetical beings imagined by scientists to perform specific roles within thought experiments-embodying special powers or abilities and personifying tough intellectual challenges or highlighting apparent paradoxes. They are used as a way of exploring what would happen if one fiddled with or upset the sturdiest of physical laws, or experimented

Nov 13, 2020
Cosmic odyssey - how intrepid astronomers at Palomar Observatory changed our view of the universe Cosmic odyssey - how intrepid astronomers at Palomar Observatory changed our view of the universe

"Stories of 20th century astronomers working at the frontiers of astrophysics whose discoveries on the Palomar telescopes shattered and expanded our view of the universe"--

Nov 19, 2020
Dragons in the snow - avalanche detectives and the race to beat death in the mountains Dragons in the snow - avalanche detectives and the race to beat death in the mountains

""Dragons in the Snow"explores the world of avalanches. Journalist Power sets the reader down in the midst of a February 2017 blizzard that raked the Uinta Range as nine snowboarders made their way into the backcountry for a day of intense adventure. Meanwhile, Craig Gordon, one of the lead avalanche forecasters at the Utah Avalanche Center in. Salt Lake City, was tracking the storm and its impact, and found himself posting one of the most dire avalanche forecasts and warnings in his seventeen y

Nov 19, 2020
Essential Science - The Only Science Book You Will Ever Need Essential Science - The Only Science Book You Will Ever Need

Nov 25, 2020
Featherhood - a memoir of two fathers and a magpie Featherhood - a memoir of two fathers and a magpie

"A beautiful, moving, and wildly original memoir of grief, healing, and fatherhood through the story of a young man who adopts a baby magpie"--

Nov 20, 2020
Fundamentals - ten keys to reality Fundamentals - ten keys to reality

"One of our great contemporary scientists presents ten insights that illuminate what every thinking person needs to know about what the world is and how it works. Nobel Prize winner Frank Wilczek's Fundamentals is built around a simple but profound idea:the models of the world we construct as children are practical and adequate for everyday life, but they do not bring in the surprising and mind-expanding revelations of modern science. To do that, we must look at the world anew, combining clear t

Dec 2, 2020
Fylling's illustrated guide to nature in your neighborhood Fylling's illustrated guide to nature in your neighborhood

"In the same lighthearted yet scientifically accurate style of Fylling's Illustrated Guide to Pacific Coast Tide Pools, this portable guidebook reveals the splendidly strange animals and plants just outside your door. Marni Fylling's full-color illustrations make species identification a snap, and concise descriptions include fascinating (and sometimes grotesque) factoids about frequently encountered plants, insects, arachnids, birds, and mammals. With Fylling's guidance, the everyday becomes ex

Dec 2, 2020
How Are We Going to Explain This - Our Future on a Hot Earth How Are We Going to Explain This - Our Future on a Hot Earth

Nov 11, 2020
How to Hold Animals How to Hold Animals

Nov 11, 2020
Mark Carwardine's Guide to Whale Watching in North America Mark Carwardine's Guide to Whale Watching in North America

Dec 2, 2020
Molecular & cell biology for dummies Molecular & cell biology for dummies

3.8 billion years and counting -- there's a lot to know about the fundamentals of life. This friendly, jargon-free guide takes you from the primordial soup to the present, explaining how specialized cells have given rise to everything living, from the humbles amoeba to walking, talking humans. Whether you're taking a cell or molecular biology course, catching up on fast-evolving fields like DNA microarrays or genetics for your career -- or are just curious -- this updated edition is your all-acc

Nov 10, 2020
My family and other animals My family and other animals

When the unconventional Durrell family can no longer endure the damp, gray English climate, they do what any sensible family would do: sell their house and relocate to the sunny Greek isle of Corfu. My Family and Other Animals was intended to embrace the natural history of the island but ended up as a delightful account of Durrell's family's experiences, from the many eccentric hangers-on to the ceaseless procession of puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and

Nov 19, 2020
Our Livable World - Creating the Clean Earth of Tomorrow Our Livable World - Creating the Clean Earth of Tomorrow

Nov 25, 2020
Spirits of the Coast - Orcas in Science, Art and History Spirits of the Coast - Orcas in Science, Art and History

Nov 13, 2020
Stephen Hawking - a memoir of friendship and physics Stephen Hawking - a memoir of friendship and physics

One of the most influential physicists of our time, Stephen Hawking touched the lives of millions. Recalling his nearly two decades as Hawking's collaborator and friends, Mlodinow brings this complex man into focus in a unique and deeply personal portrayal. We meet Hawking the genius, but we also meet Hawking the colleague, a man whose illness leaves him able to communicate at only six words per minute but who expends the effort to punctuate his conversations with humor. And we meet Hawking the

Nov 12, 2020
Strata - William Smith's geological maps Strata - William Smith's geological maps

"The story starts with William Smith's early years, from apprentice to surveyor for hire, and from publication of his groundbreaking 1815 geological strata map to imprisonment for debt. Smith's 1799 geological map of Bath and table of strata, his first strata map of England and Wales, published in 1801, and photographs of some of Smith's collection of 2,000 fossils illustrate the tale. The remainder of the book is organized into four parts, each beginning with four sheets from Smith's hand-color

Nov 13, 2020
The best American science and nature writing 2020 The best American science and nature writing 2020

Nov 13, 2020
The Doomsday Book - The Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Threats The Doomsday Book - The Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Threats

Nov 25, 2020
The eight master lessons of nature - what nature teaches us about living well in the world The eight master lessons of nature - what nature teaches us about living well in the world

"A riveting manifesto for the millions of people who long to forge a more vital, meaningful connection to the natural world to live a better, more fulfilling life. Looking around at the world today-a world of skyscrapers, super highways, melting ice caps, and rampant deforestation-it is easy to feel that humanity has actively severed its ties with nature. It's no wonder that we are starving to rediscover a connection with the natural world. With new insights into the inner workings of nature's w

Nov 12, 2020
The Future of Food - How Digital Technology Is Changing the Way We Feed the World The Future of Food - How Digital Technology Is Changing the Way We Feed the World

Nov 19, 2020
The grand biocentric design - how life creates reality The grand biocentric design - how life creates reality

"A new installment in the series that blew readers' minds with Biocentrism and Beyond Biocentrism, The Grand Biocentric Design offers an even deeper dive in to the nature of reality and our universe based on the latest groundbreaking research"--

Nov 11, 2020
The grizzly in the driveway - the return of bears to a crowded American west The grizzly in the driveway - the return of bears to a crowded American west

"The problems caused by a conservation triumph Does the US have too many grizzly bears? The question would have been unimaginable in the early 1970s, when a little over six hundred North American brown bears remained in the lower 48 states and the federalgovernment listed them as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. But the population has surged. There are now more than 1700, mostly living in Montana, Idaho, and the Yellowstone and Teton areas of Wyoming. Thanks to this triumph of wild

Nov 19, 2020
The Janus point - a new theory of time The Janus point - a new theory of time

The best-selling author of The End of Time challenges applications of the second law of thermodynamics to posit that the big bang was a minimal-order point that may have triggered a flow of time in two directions.

Nov 25, 2020
The Science of Why - Answers to Questions About the Ordinary, the Odd, and the Outlandish The Science of Why - Answers to Questions About the Ordinary, the Odd, and the Outlandish

Nov 13, 2020
The story of evolution in 25 discoveries - the evidence and the people who found it The story of evolution in 25 discoveries - the evidence and the people who found it

"The theory of evolution unites the past, present, and future of living things. It puts humanity's place in the universe into necessary perspective. Despite a history of controversy, the evidence for evolution continues to accumulate as a result of many separate strands of incredible scientific sleuthing. In The Story of Evolution in 25 Discoveries, Donald R. Prothero explores the most fascinating breakthroughs in piecing together the evidence for evolution. In twenty-five vignettes, he recounts

Nov 19, 2020
Universe - the definitive visual guide Universe - the definitive visual guide

Detailed profiles and stunning visuals explore every aspect of the cosmos. From the big bang to planets in our solar system and beyond, this new edition provides comprehensive and up-to-date maps of the night sky, explores the history of telescopes and the latest equipment for amateur observers, and highlights the most recent discoveries in astronomy. -- adapted from back cover

Dec 1, 2020
Vanished giants - the lost world of the Ice Age Vanished giants - the lost world of the Ice Age

"After the extinction of dinosaurs and before the rise of humans, there existed another group of incredible creatures. Among its ranks were woolly rhinos, mastodons, sabre-tooth tigers, giant ground sloths, and many other spectacularly large animals thatare no longer with us. Today, we think of these animals as part of a group known as "Pleistocene megafauna," named for the geological era in which they lived, also known as the Ice Age. In Vanished Giants: The Lost World of the Ice Age, palaeonto

Nov 19, 2020
Watermelon Snow - Science, Art, and a Lone Polar Bear Watermelon Snow - Science, Art, and a Lone Polar Bear

Nov 19, 2020