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The Sixth Extinction
Kolbert, Elizabeth

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OVER THE LAST HALF-BILLION YEARS, there have been Five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event s...


Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Rosling, Hans

$36.50 $13.69

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.When asked simple questions about global trends - what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school - we syst...


Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
Christian, Brian

$23.51 $8.69

What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of the new and familiar is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not. Computers, like us, confront limited space and time, so computer scientist...


The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
Montgomery, Sy

$22.00 $7.29

In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalities—gentle Athen...


The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
Montgomery, Sy

$22.00 $4.39

In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalities—gentle Athen...


The Right Stuff
Wolfe, Tom

$18.00 $5.79

From "America’s nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" (The New York Times Book Review)


Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
Massimino, Mike

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Mike Massimino's childhood dreams were born the day Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. Growing up in a working-class Long Island family, he catapulted himself to MIT only to flunk his first exam and be rejected by NASA three times before finally making it. Taking us through the surreal wonder a...


Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected and Better at What
Nichols, Wallace J.

$19.00 $8.69

A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being.Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these qu...


When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
Pink, Daniel H.

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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
Feynman, Richard P.

$21.95 $6.59

Richard P. Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. In this lively work that “can shatter the stereotype of the stuffy scientist” (Detroit Free Press), Feynman recounts his experiences trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and cracking t...


Einstein: His LIfe and Universe
Isaacson, Walter

$21.95 $12.99

How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography of Einstein shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letter...


Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
Massimino, Mike

$36.57 $12.99

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that’s about to go from zero to 17,500 miles per hour? Or to look back on Earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night? Or to stand in front of the Hubble Space Telescope...


The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
Epstein, David

$19.00 $10.09

The "New York Times" bestseller - with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports. The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply norma...


The Disappearing Spoon
Kean, Sam

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Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters?* The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsessio...


The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
Kean, Sam

$19.00 $10.09

Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters?* The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsessio...


This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
Levitin, Daniel J.

$22.00 $10.09

In this unprecedented meeting of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music - its performances, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it - and the human brain. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging f...


Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-In Just Two Weeks
Asprey, Dave

$34.99 $13.69

For the last decade, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey has worked with world-renowned doctors and scientists to uncover the latest, most innovative methods for making humans perform better - a process known as "biohacking." In his first book, The Bulletproof Diet, he shared his biohacking t...


The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Greene, Brian

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Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away layers of mystery to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter—from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas—is generated b...


The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World
Goodell, Jeff

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What if Atlantis wasn't a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly into the places we live, from our most vibrant, historic cities t...


The Holographic Universe
Talbot, Michael

$17.99 $11.49

Nearly everyone is familiar with holograms - three-dimensional images projected into space with the aid of a laser. Two of the world's most eminent thinkers believe that the universe itself may be a giant hologram, quite literally a kind of image or construct created, at least in part, by the hum...


When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
Pink, Daniel H.

$37.00 $12.99


Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum
Friedman, Art

$24.99 $8.69

From the bestselling author of The Theoretical Minimum, a DIY introduction to the math and science of quantum mechanics.First he taught you classical mechanics. Now, physicist Leonard Susskind has teamed up with data engineer Art Friedman to present the theory and associated mathematics of the st...


Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Sobel, Dava

$18.28 $8.69

A new edition of Dava Sobel's classic of history and science - the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time - with a foreword by the first man to walk on the moon and eight pages of color illustrations.


The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life
Quammen, David

$39.99 $13.69

Nonpareil science writer David Quammen explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology can change our understanding of evolution and life’s history, with powerful implications for human health and even our own human nature. In the mid-1970s, scientists began using DNA sequences to reexamine ...


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