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Rise of Animals: Evolution and Diversification of the Kingdom Animalia

by Mikhail A Fedonkin, James G Gehling , Kathleen Grey , Guy M. Narbonne and Patricia Vickers-Rich Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
01/2008
ISBN:
9780801886799
Format:
Hbk 344 pages

Among the major events in evolutionary history, few rival in importance the appearance of animals. The Rise of Animals - a significant...

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Simple Science of Flight: From Insects to Jumbo Jets (Revised and Expanded Edition)

by Henk Tennekes The MIT Press
Pub Date:
10/2009
ISBN:
9780262513135
Format:
Pbk 216 pages

From the smallest gnat to the largest aircraft, all things that fly obey the same aerodynamic principles. In The Simple Science...

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Thermal Delight in Architecture

by Lisa Heschong The MIT Press
Pub Date:
06/1979
ISBN:
9780262580397
Format:
Pbk 94 pages

Our thermal environment is as rich in cultural associations as our visual, acoustic, olfactory, and tactile environments. This...

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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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Great Ocean Conveyor: Discovering the Trigger for Abrupt Climate Change

by Wally Broecker Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
01/2010
ISBN:
9780691143545
Format:
Hbk 176 pages

Wally Broecker is one of the world's leading authorities on abrupt global climate change. More than two decades ago, he discovered...

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Volcanoes: Encounters through the Ages

by David Pyle Bodleian Library
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9781851244591
Format:
Pbk 224 pages

For centuries, volcanic eruptions have captured our imaginations. Whether as signposts to an underworld, beacons to ancient mariners,...

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How to Build a Habitable Planet: The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind (Revised and Expanded Edition) (ISE)

by Charles H Langmuir and Wally Broecker Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
07/2012
ISBN:
9780691140063
Format:
Hbk 736 pages

Since its first publication more than twenty-five years ago, How to Build a Habitable Planet has established a legendary reputation...

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Why the Sky Is Blue: Discovering the Color of Life

by Gotz Hoeppe Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
03/2007
ISBN:
9780691124537
Format:
Hbk 352 pages

Why is the sky blue? Parents don't know what to say when their children ask. Why the Sky Is Blue answers this ancient and surprisingly...

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Life in the Soil: A Guide for Naturalists and Gardeners

by James B Nardi University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
07/2007
ISBN:
9780226568522
Format:
Pbk 336 pages

Leonardo da Vinci once mused that “we know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot,” an observation...

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Global Carbon Cycle

by David Archer Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
11/2010
ISBN:
9780691144146
Format:
Pb+ 216 pages

The Global Carbon Cycle is a short introduction to this essential geochemical driver of the Earth's climate system, written by...

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Greenhouse of the Dinosaurs: Evolution, Extinction, and the Future of Our Planet

by Donald R Prothero Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
06/2009
ISBN:
9780231146609
Format:
Hbk 288 pages

Donald R. Prothero's science books combine straightforward research with first-person narratives of discovery, injecting warmth...

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On Fact and Fraud: Cautionary Tales from the Front Lines of Science

by David Goodstein Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
02/2010
ISBN:
9780691139661
Format:
Hbk 176 pages

Fraud in science is not as easy to identify as one might think. When accusations of scientific misconduct occur, truth can often...

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Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Vital Resource

by David Sedlak Yale University Press
Pub Date:
06/2015
ISBN:
9780300212679
Format:
Pb+ 352 pages

Turn on the faucet, and water pours out. Pull out the drain plug, and the dirty water disappears. Most of us give little thought...

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Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System

by Ian Angus Monthly Review Press
Pub Date:
06/2016
ISBN:
9781583676097
Format:
Pb+ 280 pages

Science tells us that a new and dangerous stage in planetary evolution has begun—the Anthropocene, a time of rising temperatures,...

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Bringing Fossils to Life: An Introduction to Paleobiology 3ed

by Donald R Prothero Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
10/2013
ISBN:
9780231158930
Format:
Pb+ 672 pages

The leading textbook in its field, this work applies paleobiological principles to the fossil record while detailing the evolutionary...

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