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Did you just eat that? - two scientists explore double-dipping, the five-second rule, and other food myths in the lab Did you just eat that? - two scientists explore double-dipping, the five-second rule, and other food myths in the lab

"When it comes to food safety and germs, there are as many common questions as there are misconceptions. And yet there has never been a book that clearly examines the science behind these important issues until now. In Did You Just Eat That? food scientists Paul Dawson and Brian Sheldon take readers into the lab to show, for example, how they determine the amount of bacteria that gets transferred by sharing utensils or how many microbes live on restaurant menus. The authors list their materials

Nov 13, 2018
End of the megafauna - the fate of the world's hugest, fiercest, and strangest animals End of the megafauna - the fate of the world's hugest, fiercest, and strangest animals

"The fascinating lives and puzzling demise of some of the largest animals on earth. Until a few thousand years ago, creatures that could have been from a sci-fi thriller--including gorilla-sized lemurs, 800-pound birds, crocodiles that weighed a ton or more--roamed the earth. These great beasts, or "megafauna," lived on every habitable continent and on many islands. With a handful of exceptions, all are now gone. What caused the disappearance of these prehistoric behemoths? Paleomammologist Ross

Nov 15, 2018
Natural histories. Innumerable insects - the story of the most diverse and myriad animals on earth Natural histories. Innumerable insects - the story of the most diverse and myriad animals on earth

INSECTS (ENTOMOLOGY). A fascinating look at the world's most numerous inhabitants, illustrated with stunning images from the American Museum of Natural History's Rare Book Collection. To date, we have discovered and described or named around 1.1 million insect species, and thousands of new species are added to the ranks every year. It is estimated that there are around five million insect species on Earth, making them the most diverse lineage of all life by far. This magnificent volume from the

Nov 13, 2018
Never home alone - from microbes to millipedes, camel crickets, and honeybees, the natural history of where we live Never home alone - from microbes to millipedes, camel crickets, and honeybees, the natural history of where we live

Nov 14, 2018
Out there - a scientific guide to alien life, antimatter, and human space travel (for the cosmically curious) Out there - a scientific guide to alien life, antimatter, and human space travel (for the cosmically curious)

"We've all asked ourselves the question. Looking up at the night sky, it's almost impossible NOT to wonder: Are we alone in the universe? In [this book], Space.com senior writer Dr. Michael Wall treats that question as merely a jumping-off point. He considers, for instance, the myriad of questions that would arise once we do discover life beyond Earth (an eventuality which, top NASA officials told Dr. Wall, is only drawing closer). From the unexpected--do aliens have sex?--to the practical--what

Nov 15, 2018
The universe explained - a cosmic Q&A The universe explained - a cosmic Q&A

"The Universe Explained gives scientific answers to 185 of the most popular questions about astronomy in a lightly humorous question-and-answer format. The Universe Explained answers questions about space travel; telescopes; the solar system; comets, asteroids and meteors; stars; black holes; the Milky Way and other galaxies; the Big Bang and space and time. As well, the possibility of life beyond our planet is explored with up-to-date space discoveries; as well as debunking persistent myths and

Nov 13, 2018