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American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win t

By: Baron, David

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Seller ID: 9781631490163

ISBN: 1631490168

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Book of Universes: Exploring the Limits of the Cosmos

By: Barrow, John D

Price: $5.50

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393081213

ISBN: 0393081214

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Einstein's theory of general relativity opens the door to other universes, and weird universes at that: universes that allow time travel, universes where you can see the back of your head, universes that spin and bounce or multiply without limit. The Book of Universes gives us a stunning tour of these potential universes, introducing us along the way to the brilliant physicists and mathematicians who first revealed their startling possibilities. John D. Barrow explains the latest discoveries and ideas that physics and astronomy have to offer about our own universe, showing how these findings l... View more info

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Universe that Discovered Itself

By: Barrow, John D,

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780192862006

ISBN: 0192862006

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Are there really laws of nature out there still waiting to be discovered? Or are they simply illusions?The Universe that Discovered Itself is a re-titled and wholly revised edition of The World Within the World, John Barrow's extraordinary study of how we view the universe. Ranging from long-ago societies up to tomorrow, and from the magical notions of primitive cultures up to the latest ideas about chaos, black holes, inflation, and superstrings, this book traces the development of our concept of what the laws of nature are and how we might come to know them. Entertaining and inspiring, it... View more info

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Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics,

By: Bejan, Adrian

Price: $8.00

Publisher: ANCHOR:

Seller ID: 9780307744340

ISBN: 0307744345

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In this groundbreaking book, Adrian Bejan takes the recurring patterns in nature--trees, tributaries, air passages, neural networks, and lightning bolts--and reveals how a single principle of physics, the constructal law, accounts for the evolution of these and many other designs in our world. Everything--from biological life to inanimate systems--generates shape and structure and evolves in a sequence of ever-improving designs in order to facilitate flow. River basins, cardiovascular systems, and bolts of lightning are very efficient flow systems to move a current--of water, blood, or ... View more info

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When Life Nearly Died: The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time

By: Benton, Michael

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Seller ID: 9780500051160

ISBN: 050005116X

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Today it is common knowledge that the dinosaurs were wiped out by a meteorite impact 65 million years ago that killed half of all species then living. Far less well-known is a much greater catastrophe that took place at the end of the Permian period 251 million years ago: 90 percent of life was destroyed, including saber-toothed reptiles and their rhinoceros-sized prey on land, as well as vast numbers of fish and other species in the sea. This book documents not only what happened during this gigantic mass extinction but also the recent rekindling of the idea of catastrophism. Was the en... View more info

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Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

By: Benyus, Janine M

Price: $9.00

Seller ID: 9780688136918

ISBN: 0688136915

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Biomimicry is a revolutionary new science that analyzes nature's best ideas--spider silk and eyes, seashells and brain cells, photosynthesis and DNA--and adapts them for human use. Janine Benyus takes us into the lab and out in the field with the maverick researchers who are discovering natures ingenious solutions to the problem of human survival: studying leaves to learn how to make microscopic solar power packs that will clean up toxic spills and light our homes; harnessing DNA's coding power to make blindingly fast computers; discovering miracle drugs by observing what animals eat; and much... View more info

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Origins of Everything in 100 Pages (More or Less)

By: Bercovici, David

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Seller ID: 9780300230505

ISBN: 0300230508

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More Beautiful Question

By: Berger, Warren

Price: $7.50

Publisher: BLOOMSBURY: 4/7/2016

Seller ID: 9781620401453

ISBN: 1620401452

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The" Harvard Business Review" looked at 300 of the most creative, successful executives in business and found that they shared a number of tendencies and characteristics, but one stood out at the top of the list--they all were master questioners.It's not necessity, but a question--a "beautiful" question--that is the mother of invention. The world's leading innovators, inventors, business entrepreneurs, and creative minds, seem to be exceptionally good at asking questions. For some, their greatest successes--their breakthrough inventions, hot startup companies, the radical solutions they'd foun... View more info

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Zoom: How Everything Moves: From Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees

By: Berman, Bob

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Publisher: LITTLE BROWN & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780316217408

ISBN: 0316217409

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From the speed of light to moving mountains--and everything in between--ZOOM explores how the universe and its objects move. If you sit as still as you can in a quiet room, you might be able to convince yourself that nothing is moving. But air currents are still wafting around you. Blood rushes through your veins. The atoms in your chair jiggle furiously. In fact, the planet you are sitting on is whizzing through space 35 times faster than the speed of sound. Natural motion dominates our lives and the intricate mechanics of the world around us. In ZOOM, Bob Berman explores how motion... View more info

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Big Questions in Science: The Quest to Solve the Great Unknowns

By: Birch, Hayley/Looi, Mun Keat

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780233004488

ISBN: 0233004483

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Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History

By: Bloom, Howard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: ATLANTIC MONTHLY PR: 10/29/2010

Seller ID: 9780871136640

ISBN: 0871136643

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E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation

By: Bodanis, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 11/10/2011

Seller ID: 9780965006934

ISBN: 096500693X

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Electric Universe

By: Bodanis,David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 8/2/2012

Seller ID: 9781400045501

ISBN: 1400045509

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In his bestselling E=mc2, David Bodanis led us, with astonishing ease, through the world's most famous equation. Now, in "Electric Universe," he illuminates the wondrous yet invisible force that permeates our universe--and introduces us to the virtuoso scientists who plumbed its secrets. For centuries, electricity was seen as little more than a curious property of certain substances that sparked when rubbed. Then, in the 1790s, Alessandro Volta began the scientific investigation that ignited an explosion of knowledge and invention. The force that once seemed inconsequential was revealed to... View more info

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Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World

By: Borel, Brooke

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Seller ID: 9780226361086

ISBN: 022636108X

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Dictionary of Theories

By: Bothamley, Jennifer

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Seller ID: 9781578590452D

ISBN: 9781578590452D

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Shouting Won't Help: Why I--and 50 Million Other Americans--Can't Hear You

By: Bouton, Katherine

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PICADOR:

Seller ID: 9781250043566

ISBN: 1250043565

Condition: USED


Audiologists agree that we're experiencing a national epidemic of hearing loss. At present, 48 million Americans--17 percent of the population--suffer some degree of loss. More than half are under the age of fifty-five. In cases like Katherine Bouton's, who experienced sudden hearing loss at the age of thirty, the cause is unknown. In this deftly written and deeply felt look at a widespread and widely misunderstood phenomenon, Bouton recounts her own journey into deafness--and her return to the hearing world through the miracles of technology. She speaks with doctors, audiologists, neurobi... View more info

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Movement Matters: Essays on Movement Science, Movement Ecology, and the Nature o

By: Bowman, Katy

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Seller ID: 9781943370030

ISBN: 1943370036

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Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsiblity

By: Brand, Stewart

Price: $5.50

Publisher: BASIC BOOKS: 8/28/2014

Seller ID: 9780465007806

ISBN: 0465007805

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Using the designing and building of the "Clock of the Long Now" as a framework, this is a book about the practical use of long time perspective: how to get it, how to use it, how to keep it in and out of sight. Here are the central questions it inspires: How do we make long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare? Discipline in thought allows freedom. One needs the space and reliability to predict continuity to have the confidence not to be afraid of revolutions Taking the time to think of the future is more essential now than ever, as culture accelerates beyond its ab... View more info

Sophisticate's Primer of Relativity

By: Bridgman, P.W.

Price: $3.00

Seller ID: 63107733

ISBN: 63107733

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Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionar

By: Brilliant, Larry

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780062049261

ISBN: 0062049267

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