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Pocket Ref 4th Edition

Author: Thomas Glover. Pocket Ref 4th edition. If you need to know it, it is in this book! Alaska, Hawaii, ...

Pocket Ref 4th edition. The concise all-purpose pocket-sized reference book featuring abundant information on many subjects, hundreds of tables, maps, formulas, constants and conversions. If you need to know it, it is in this book!

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Arabia Felix: The Danish Expedition of 1761-1767

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A riveting account of a landmark expedition that left only one survivor, now back in print for the first time in decades.Arabia Felix is the spellbinding true story of a scientific expedition gone disastrously awry. On a winter morning in ...

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A Short History of Nearly Everything

One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most ...

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The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

The gripping story of how Joseph Lister's antiseptic method changed medicine forever In The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of 19th-century surgery on the eve of profound transformation. She conjures up early operating theaters ...

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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace“A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page ...

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The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb

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From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold story of a renegade group of scientists and spies determined to keep Adolf Hitler from obtaining the ultimate prize: a nuclear bombScientists have always kept secrets. But rarely ...

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The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect

"Correlation is not causation.". This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition ...

How the study of causality revolutionized science and the worldCause and effect: it's at the center of scientific inquiry, and yet for decades scientists had no way of answering simple questions, such as whether smoking causes cancer. In The Book ...

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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don''t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking ...

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The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

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In his first book since the bestselling Fermat's Enigma, Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of Scots, ...

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Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality

As Frenkel proves, a mathematical formula can be as elegant and beautiful as a painting, a poem, or a piece ...

An awesome, globe-spanning, and New York Times bestselling journey through the beauty and power of mathematicsWhat if you had to take an art class in which you were only taught how to paint a fence? What if you were never ...

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The Making of the Atomic Bomb: 25th Anniversary Edition

Here for the first time, in rich human, political, and scientific detail, is the complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside the atom to the dropping of the first ...

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The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science

Publisher: Riverhead Books; Reprint edition (October 2, 2007). Paperback: 336 pages. Language: English.

A National Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking ...

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The Story of Science: Newton at the Center

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In volume two, students will watch as Copernicus's systematic observations place the sun at the center of our universe—to the dismay of establishment thinkers. After students follow the achievements and frustrations of Galileo, Kepler, and Descartes, they will appreciate the ...

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The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

“Startling in scope and bravado.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times“Artfully envisions a breathtakingly better world.” —Los Angeles Times“Elaborate, smart and persuasive.” —The Boston Globe“A pleasure to read.” —The Wall Street JournalOne of CBS News’s Best Fall Books of 2005 • Among St Louis Post-Dispatch’s Best Nonfiction Books of ...

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A Brief History of Time

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always ...

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Proving Einstein Right: The Daring Expeditions that Changed How We Look at the Universe

Proving Einstein Right : The Daring Expeditions that Changed How We Look at the Universe.

A thrilling adventure story chronicling the perilous journey of the scientists who set out to prove the theory of relativity--the results of which catapulted Albert Einstein to fame and forever changed our understanding of the universe.In 1911, ...

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Chernobyl 01:23:40: The Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster

It was an act that forced the permanent evacuation of a city, killed thousands and crippled the Soviet Union. The ...

At 01:23:40 on April 26th 1986, Alexander Akimov pressed the emergency shutdown button at Chernobyl’s fourth nuclear reactor. It was an act that forced the permanent evacuation of a city, killed thousands and crippled the Soviet Union. The event spawned ...

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Tesla vs Edison: The Life-Long Feud that Electrified the World

Author: Nigel Cawthorne. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book is new. 192 pages, oversize(3/4" x 7 3/4" x 10 3/4").

Nikola Tesla today is largely unknown and overlooked among the great scientists of the modern era. While Thomas Edison, the most famous inventor in American history, gets all the glory for discovering the light bulb. But it was his one-time ...

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Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty

A celebrated mathematician explores how math helps us make sense of the unpredictable We would like to believe we can know things for certain. We want to be able to figure out who will win an election, if the stock market ...

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff : The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach (2004, Paperback) . Condition is Brand New. Shipped with ...

"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."―Entertainment WeeklyStiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers―some willingly, some unwittingly―have been ...

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