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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Stockholm - The Adrenaline-fueled Adventures of an Accidental Scientist A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Stockholm - The Adrenaline-fueled Adventures of an Accidental Scientist

Jan 22, 2021
American dinosaur abroad - a cultural history of Carnegie's plaster Diplodocus American dinosaur abroad - a cultural history of Carnegie's plaster Diplodocus

In early July 1899, an excavation team of paleontologists sponsored by Andrew Carnegie discovered the fossil remains in Wyoming of what was then the longest and largest dinosaur on record. Named after its benefactor, the Diplodocus carnegii--or Dippy, as it's known today--was shipped to Pittsburgh and later mounted and unveiled at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in 1907. Carnegie's pursuit of dinosaurs in the American West and the ensuing dinomania of the late nineteenth century coincided

Dec 28, 2020
Birds of North America - Eastern Region Birds of North America - Eastern Region

Jan 21, 2021
Birds of North America - Western Region Birds of North America - Western Region

Jan 21, 2021
Every life is on fire - how thermodynamics explains the origins of living things Every life is on fire - how thermodynamics explains the origins of living things

"Why are we alive? Most things in the universe aren't. And if you trace the evolutionary history of plants and animals back far enough, you will find that, at some point, neither were we. Scientists have wrestled with this problem for centuries, and no one has been able to offer a credible theory. But in 2013, at just 30 years old, biophysicist Jeremy England published a paper that has utterly upended the ongoing study of life's origins. In Every Life Is On Fire, he describes, for the first time

Jan 18, 2021
Extraterrestrial - the first sign of intelligent life beyond Earth Extraterrestrial - the first sign of intelligent life beyond Earth

"Harvard's top astronomer lays out his controversial theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star"--

Jan 21, 2021
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"--

Jan 14, 2021
Math without numbers Math without numbers

"Math Without Numbers is a vivid, conversational, and wholly original guide to the three main branches of abstract math--topology, analysis, and algebra--which turn out to be surprisingly easy to grasp. This book upends the conventional approach to math, inviting you to think creatively about shape and dimension, the infinite and infinitesimal, symmetries, proofs, and how these concepts all fit together. What awaits readers is a freewheeling tour of the inimitable joys and unsolved mysteries of

Jan 12, 2021
Probable impossibilities - musings on beginnings and endings Probable impossibilities - musings on beginnings and endings

"Before the discovery of quarks, we hadn't imagined anything smaller than protons and neutrons. Are quarks the end of the line, the smallest imaginable objects in nature? Can the universe be divided into infinitely smaller units in the same way the universe is ever-expanding? Alan Lightman explores these questions in his characteristic accessible and lyrical prose, considering the igniting element behind consciousness, the origin of life, the anatomy of a smile, our fickle memories. Probable Imp

Jan 4, 2021
Searching for the Snow Leopard - Guardian of the High Mountains Searching for the Snow Leopard - Guardian of the High Mountains

Jan 18, 2021
Strange Bedfellows - Adventures in the Science, History, and Surprising Secrets of STDs Strange Bedfellows - Adventures in the Science, History, and Surprising Secrets of STDs

Jan 22, 2021
The biological universe - life in the Milky Way and beyond The biological universe - life in the Milky Way and beyond

"Are we alone in the universe, or are there other life-forms 'out there'? This is one of the most scientifically and philosophically important questions that humanity can ask. Now, in the early 2020s, we are tantalizingly close to an answer. As this bookshows, the answer will almost certainly be that life-forms are to be found across the Milky Way and beyond. They will be thinly spread, to be sure. Yet the number of inhabited planets probably runs into the trillions. Some are close enough for us

Jan 18, 2021
The code breaker - Jennifer Doudna, gene editing, and the future of the human race The code breaker - Jennifer Doudna, gene editing, and the future of the human race

"The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how the pioneering scientist Jennifer Doudna, along with her colleagues and rivals, launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses,and enhance our children"--

Jan 14, 2021
The light ages - the surprising story of medieval science The light ages - the surprising story of medieval science

"An illuminating guide to the scientific and technological achievements of the Middle Ages through the life of a crusading astronomer-monk. Soaring Gothic cathedrals, violent crusades, the Black Death: these are the dramatic forces that shaped the medieval era. But the so-called Dark Ages also gave us the first universities, eyeglasses, and mechanical clocks, proving that the Middle Ages were home to a vibrant scientific culture. In 'The Light Ages', Cambridge science historian Seb Falk takes us

Dec 28, 2020
The loneliest polar bear / A True Story of Survival and Peril on the Edge of a Warming World The loneliest polar bear / A True Story of Survival and Peril on the Edge of a Warming World

"The heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of an abandoned polar bear cub named Nora and the humans working tirelessly to save her and her species, whose uncertain future in the accelerating climate crisis is closely tied to our own. Six days after giving birth, a polar bear named Aurora got up and walked away from her den at the Columbus Zoo, leaving her tiny squealing cub to fend for herself. Hours later, Aurora still hadn't returned. The cub was furless and blind, and with her temperatur

Jan 21, 2021
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

Dec 28, 2020
Weather for Dummies Weather for Dummies

Jan 22, 2021
Wild Rituals - 10 Lessons Animals Can Teach Us About Connection, Community, and Ourselves Wild Rituals - 10 Lessons Animals Can Teach Us About Connection, Community, and Ourselves

Jan 22, 2021