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Usefulness of Useless Knowledge

by Abraham Flexner Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
12/2016
ISBN:
9780691174761
Format:
Hbk 104 pages

A forty-year tightening of funding for scientific research has meant that resources are increasingly directed toward applied or...

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Birds of New Guinea 2ed

by Thane Pratt and Bruce Beehler Footprint Books Pty Ltd
Pub Date:
10/2014
ISBN:
9780691095639
Format:
Pb+ 528 pages

This is the completely revised edition of the essential field guide to the birds of New Guinea. The world's largest tropical island,...

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For Space

by Doreen Massey Sage Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
02/2005
ISBN:
9781412903622
Format:
Pb+ 232 pages

In this book, Doreen Massey makes an impassioned argument for revitalising our imagination of space. She takes on some well-established...

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Froth!: The Science of Beer

by Mark Denny Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
05/2009
ISBN:
9780801891328
Format:
Hbk 200 pages

Ever wonder where the bubbles in your beer came from, which way they are going, and why? Have you considered the physical differences...

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On Gravity: A Brief Tour of a Weighty Subject

by A Zee Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
05/2018
ISBN:
9780691174389
Format:
Hbk 192 pages

Of the four fundamental forces of nature, gravity might be theleast understood and yet the one with which we are most intimate....

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City of Tomorrow: Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life

by Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel Yale University Press
Pub Date:
08/2016
ISBN:
9780300204803
Format:
Hbk 192 pages

Since cities emerged ten thousand years ago, they have become one of the most impressive artifacts of humanity. But their evolution...

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Deep Down Things: The Breathtaking Beauty of Particle Physics

by Bruce A Schumm Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
10/2004
ISBN:
9780801879715
Format:
Hbk 392 pages

A useful scientific theory, claimed Einstein, must be explicable to any intelligent person. In Deep Down Things, experimental...

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Back-of-the-Envelope Physics (POD)

by Clifford Swartz Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
04/2003
ISBN:
9780801872631
Format:
Pb+ 176 pages

Physicists use ''back-of-the-envelope'' estimates to check whether or not an idea could possibly be right. In many cases, the...

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Cosmos: An Illustrated History of Astronomy and Cosmology (revised)

by John North University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
04/2008
ISBN:
9780226594415
Format:
Pb+ 736 pages

For millennia humans have studied the skies to help them grow crops, navigate the seas, and earn favor from their gods. We still...

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Kingdom of Fungi

by Jens H Petersen Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
04/2013
ISBN:
9780691157542
Format:
Hbk 272 pages

The fungi realm has been called the 'hidden kingdom,' a mysterious world populated by microscopic spores, gigantic mushrooms and...

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Origins of Everything in 100 Pages (More or Less)

by David Bercovici Yale University Press
Pub Date:
01/2018
ISBN:
9780300230505
Format:
Pb+ 152 pages

Covering 13.8 billion years in some 100 pages, a calculatedly concise, wryly intelligent history of everything, from the Big Bang...

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Christianity in Evolution: An Exploration

by Jack Mahoney Georgetown Univ Press
Pub Date:
08/2011
ISBN:
9781589017696
Format:
Pbk 208 pages

Evolution has provided a new understanding of reality, with revolutionary consequences for Christianity. In an evolutionary perspective...

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Stung!: On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean

by Lisa-ann Gershwin University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
10/2014
ISBN:
9780226213033
Format:
Pb+ 456 pages

Despite their role as harbingers of marine destruction, jellyfish are truly enthralling creatures in their own right, and in Stung!,...

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Debunked!: ESP, Telekinesis, and Other Pseudoscience

by Georges Charpak and Henri Broch Translated by Bart K Holland Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
03/2004
ISBN:
9780801878671
Format:
Hbk 168 pages

Can you walk over red-hot charcoal without burning your feet? Appear to stop the beating of your heart? Bend spoons using the...

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Lives of Animals

by J M Coetzee Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
09/2016
ISBN:
9780691173900
Format:
Pbk 144 pages

The idea of human cruelty to animals so consumes novelist Elizabeth Costello in her later years that she can no longer look another...

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