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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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Cracking the Einstein Code: Relativity and the Birth of Black Hole Physics

by Fulvio Melia University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
08/2009
ISBN:
9780226519517
Format:
Hbk 150 pages

Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity describes the effect of gravitation on the shape of space and the flow of time....

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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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Time Travel and Warp Drives: A Scientific Guide to Shortcuts through Time and Space

by Allen Everett and Thomas Roman University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2013
ISBN:
9780226045481
Format:
Pb+ 278 pages

Sci-fi makes it look so easy. Receive a distress call from Alpha Centauri? No problem: punch the warp drive and you're there in...

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Ecological Rift: Capitalism's War on the Earth

by John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark and Richard York Monthly Review Press
Pub Date:
12/2010
ISBN:
9781583672181
Format:
Pb+ 544 pages

Humanity in the twenty-first century is facing what might be described as its ultimate environmental catastrophe: the destruction...

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New Eyes for Plants: A Workbook for Plant Observation and Drawing

by Margaret Colquhoun Hawthorn Press
Pub Date:
08/1996
ISBN:
9781869890858
Format:
Pbk 160 pages

Here are fresh ways of seeing and understanding nature with a vivid journey through the seasons. Detailed facts are interwoven...

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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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Guesstimation: Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin

by Lawrence Weinstein and John A Adam Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
04/2008
ISBN:
9780691129495
Format:
Pbk 320 pages

Guesstimation is a book that unlocks the power of approximation--it's popular mathematics rounded to the nearest power of ten!...

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Tropical Ecology (ISE)

by John Kricher Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
03/2011
ISBN:
9780691115139
Format:
Hbk 704 pages

This full-color illustrated textbook offers the first comprehensive introduction to all major aspects of tropical ecology. It...

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Ecological Revolution: Making Peace with the Planet

by John Bellamy Foster Monthly Review Press
Pub Date:
02/2009
ISBN:
9781583671795
Format:
Pb+ 288 pages

Since the atomic bomb made its first appearance on the world stagein 1945, it has been clear that we possess the power to destroy...

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Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals

by Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
04/2010
ISBN:
9780226041636
Format:
Pb+ 208 pages

Scientists have long counseled against interpreting animal behavior in terms of human emotions, warning that such anthropomorphizing...

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Planet of Viruses 2ed

by Carl Zimmer University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
10/2015
ISBN:
9780226294209
Format:
Pbk 128 pages

The past year has been one of viral panic—panic about viruses, that is. Through headlines, public health warnings, and at least...

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What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein's Ideas, and Why They Matter

by Jeffrey Bennett Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
03/2016
ISBN:
9780231167277
Format:
Pb+ 208 pages

It is commonly assumed that if the Sun suddenly turned into a black hole, it would suck Earth and the rest of the planets into...

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Good Vibrations: The Physics of Music

by Barry Parker Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
11/2009
ISBN:
9780801892646
Format:
Hbk 288 pages

Why does a harpsichord sound different from a piano? For that matter, why does middle C on a piano differ from middle C on a tuning...

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