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A theory of everything (that matters) - a brief guide to Einstein, relativity, and his surprising thoughts on God A theory of everything (that matters) - a brief guide to Einstein, relativity, and his surprising thoughts on God

Oct 10, 2019
Altered inheritance - CRISPR and the ethics of human genome editing Altered inheritance - CRISPR and the ethics of human genome editing

Provided by publisher.

Oct 21, 2019
Change is the only constant - the wisdom of calculus in a madcap world Change is the only constant - the wisdom of calculus in a madcap world

"Change is the Only Constant is an engaging and eloquent exploration of the intersection between calculus and daily life, complete with Orlin's sly humor and memorably bad drawings. By spinning 28 engaging mathematical tales, Orlin shows us that calculus is simply another language to express the very things we humans grapple with every day -- love, risk, time, and most importantly, change. Divided into two parts, "Moments" and "Eternities," and drawing on everyone from Sherlock Holmes to Mark Tw

Oct 4, 2019
Chasing the sun - how the science of sunlight shapes our bodies and minds Chasing the sun - how the science of sunlight shapes our bodies and minds

"Our biology is set up to work in partnership with the sun. Little wonder then that humans have long worshipped and revered our nearest star: life itself arose on earth because its relationship with the sun was a special one, and that relationship still affects us well into the era of electric lighting, indoor workdays, and vitamin D supplements. What we are losing when we sever this ancient biological tie to the sun by spending more and more time inside during the day and surrounded by screens

Sep 30, 2019
Cry of the Kalahari Cry of the Kalahari

This account of the authors' seven-year stay in Africa's Kalahari wilderness covers their adventures of survival, their contact with curious and dangerous animals, and the establishment of their conservation research project.

Oct 8, 2019
Dark skies - a practical guide to astrotourism Dark skies - a practical guide to astrotourism

"Discover the best stargazing destinations around the world with Lonely Planet. This comprehensive companion includes guides to 35 dark-sky sites and national parks, where to see the aurora, the next decade of total solar eclipses and how to view rocket launches, plus the lowdown on commercial space flight"--Page 4 of cover.

Oct 9, 2019
Elemental haiku - poems to honor the periodic table, three lines at a time Elemental haiku - poems to honor the periodic table, three lines at a time

The elements, set to poetry.

Oct 21, 2019
Feed the birds - attract and identify 196 common North American birds Feed the birds - attract and identify 196 common North American birds

"A guide to attracting and feeding common back yard birds. Includes information on building feeders and planting and cultivating bird-friendly plants. Illustrated identification guide shows range for most common birds."--

Oct 18, 2019
Giraffe extinction - using science and technology to save the gentle giants Giraffe extinction - using science and technology to save the gentle giants

Oct 10, 2019
How to catch a mole - wisdom from a life lived in nature How to catch a mole - wisdom from a life lived in nature

"Kneeling in a muddy field, clutching something soft and blue-black, Marc Hamer vows he will stop trapping moles--forever. In this earnest, understated, and sublime work of nonfiction literature, the molecatcher shares what led him to this strange career: from sleeping among hedges as a homeless teen, to toiling on the railway, to weeding windswept gardens in Wales. Hamer infuses his wanderings with radiant poetry and stark, simple observations on nature's oft-ignored details. He also reveals h

Sep 27, 2019
In the shadow of a rainbow - the true story of a friendship between man and wolf In the shadow of a rainbow - the true story of a friendship between man and wolf

Amazon.com.

Oct 14, 2019
Letters from an astrophysicist Letters from an astrophysicist

A luminous companion to the phenomenal bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world's largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by revealing his correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers. In this hand-picked collection of 101 letters, Tyson draws upon cosm

Oct 4, 2019
National Geographic backyard guide to the birds of North America National Geographic backyard guide to the birds of North America

Amazon.com.

Oct 11, 2019
On the backs of tortoises - Darwin, the Galapagos, and the fate of an evolutionary Eden On the backs of tortoises - Darwin, the Galapagos, and the fate of an evolutionary Eden

The Gala´pagos archipelago is often viewed as a last foothold of pristine nature. For sixty years, conservationists have worked to restore this evolutionary Eden after centuries of exploitation at the hands of pirates, whalers, and island settlers. This book tells the story of the islands' namesakes--the giant tortoises--as coveted food sources, objects of natural history, and famous icons of conservation and tourism. By doing so, it brings into stark relief the paradoxical, and impossible, goal

Oct 16, 2019
Proving Einstein right - the daring expeditions that changed how we look at the universe Proving Einstein right - the daring expeditions that changed how we look at the universe

"In 1911, a nearly unknown German-born theoretical physicist named Albert Einstein had developed his theory of relativity, but hadn't yet been able to prove it. The only way to do that was through the clear view and measurement of a solar eclipse. In May of 1919, one of the longest total solar eclipses of the 20th century was visible for almost seven minutes in the Southern Hemisphere"--

Oct 18, 2019
Reality ahead of schedule - how science fiction inspires science fact Reality ahead of schedule - how science fiction inspires science fact

Oct 11, 2019
Rewild yourself - making nature more visible in our lives Rewild yourself - making nature more visible in our lives

We're not just losing the wild world. We're forgetting it. We're no longer noticing it. We've lost the habit of looking and seeing and listening and hearing. But we can make hidden things visible, and find ways to bring nature much closer to home. As you take on new techniques and a little new equipment, you will discover new creatures and, with them, new areas of yourself that had gone dormant. Once put to use, they wake up and start working again. You become wilder in your mind and in your hea

Sep 30, 2019
Seasons of the moon - folk names and lore of the full moon Seasons of the moon - folk names and lore of the full moon

"From Strawberry to Dragon, Harvest to Storm, the full moon is known by many names around the world and across the seasons, and each name has a story behind it. This beautiful photographic celebration of our closest celestial neighbor captures the visual wonder and the connection we feel to the moon. Including three dozen folk names and short evocative explanations drawn from Native American, Inuit, Celtic, medieval English, Hindu, Chinese, Japanese, and pagan cultures, Seasons of the Moon prese

Sep 30, 2019
Secrets of snakes - the science beyond the myths Secrets of snakes - the science beyond the myths

Sep 30, 2019
Six impossible things - the mystery of the quantum world Six impossible things - the mystery of the quantum world

"In Six Impossible Things, John Gribbin offers an agnostic overview of some (six, exactly) of the main "interpretations" of quantum physics. To the great distress of many physicists, no one has been able to come up with a common sense explanation of what quantum physics is all about--this is why Albert Einstein eventually rejected quantum mechanics, even though is was one of it's pioneers! The equations in quantum mechanics work for endeavors like designing a laser, explaining the structure of D

Oct 16, 2019

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