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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
by Erik Larson
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National Bestseller September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that... (read more)

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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell
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Somewhere along the way to guru-dom, Malcolm Gladwell got tagged as a business writer. Fair enough — The Tipping Point speaks more powerfully to the principles of succesful marketing than any pedestrian semester in the classroom. But while raves from... (read more)

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions)
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Edwin A Abbott
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This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years. The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926),... (read more)

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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan
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"A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought." *Los Angeles Times "POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising... (read more)

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How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space
How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space
by Janna Levin
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Started as a series of letters to her mom, How the Universe Got Its Spots turned into Janna Levin's diary of her life as a scientist out to determine the size of the cosmos. Levin poetically mixes fascinating scientific details with personal anecdotes. A... (read more)

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Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy
Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy
by Robert Hazen
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Knowledge of the basic ideas and principles of science is fundamental to cultural literacy. But most books on science are often too obscure or too specialized to do the general reader much good. Science Matters is a rare exception-a science book for the... (read more)

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Dinosaurs: A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press (Golden Guide)
Dinosaurs: A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press (Golden Guide)
by Not Available (na)
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Dinosaurs have long been a source of speculation. This beautifully illustrated guide includes: - Fascinating facts about these animals that ruled the earth for more than 100 million years - Key features that make each individual genus distinctive - The... (read more)

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The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science
The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science
by Natalie Angier
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Another winner from one of the best science writers around, The Canon, like Bill Bryson's Short History of Nearly Everything, provides a pleasurable understanding of science.... (read more)

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The Art of War (Shambhala Pocket Classics)
The Art of War (Shambhala Pocket Classics)
by Sun Tzu
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Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it... (read more)

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The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature
The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature
by Daniel J Levitin
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The author of the New York Times bestseller This Is Your Brain on Music reveals music's role in the evolution of human culture-and "will leave you awestruck" (The New York Times) Daniel J. Levitin's astounding debut bestseller, This Is Your Brain on... (read more)

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Exact Sciences in Antiquity 2ND Edition
Exact Sciences in Antiquity 2ND Edition
by Otto Neugebauer
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Based on a series of lectures delivered at Cornell University in the fall of 1949, and since revised, this is the standard non-technical coverage of Egyptian and Babylonian mathematics and astronomy, and their transmission to the Hellenistic world... (read more)

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On Guerrilla Warfare
On Guerrilla Warfare
by Mao Tse-tung
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The book is written in the context of China's guerrilla war against Japanese occupiers; this conflict is mentioned often by Mao. In this book Mao discusses the differences between guerrilla and "orthodox" military forces, as well as how such forces can... (read more)

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Mind, Life and Universe: Conversations with Great Scientists of Our Time
Mind, Life and Universe: Conversations with Great Scientists of Our Time
by Lynn Margulis
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National Review Attention, Radio Satellite Tour, Off-the-Book-Page Coverage, Academic Advertising, Library Marketing Campaign, Author Lecture Tie-in, Outside Publicist.... (read more)

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Adam's Navel: A Natural and Cultural History of the Human Form
Adam's Navel: A Natural and Cultural History of the Human Form
by Michael Sims
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In this amusing and brilliantly conceived book, Michael Sims introduces you to your body. Moving from head to toe, Sims blends cultural history with evolutionary theory to produce a wonderfully original narrative in which he analyzes the visible parts... (read more)

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The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism
The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism
by Fritjof Capra
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After a quarter of a century in print, Capra's groundbreaking work still challenges and inspires. This updated edition of The Tao of Physics includes a new preface and afterword in which the author reviews the developments of the twenty-five years since... (read more)

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Present at the Future: From Evolution to Nanotechnology, Candid and Controversial Conversations on Science and Nature
Present at the Future: From Evolution to Nanotechnology, Candid and Controversial Conversations on Science and Nature
by Ira Flatow
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Veteran NPR® science reporter and award-winning radio and TV journalist Ira Flatows enthusiasm for all things scientific has made him a beloved on-air correspondent. For more than thirty-five years, Flatow has interviewed the top scientists and... (read more)

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Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology
Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology
by Lawrence Weschler
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A nondescript storefront operation in Los Angeles, California, the Museum of Jurassic Technology actually exists — that may be the only thing about it that is for certain. The creation of David Wilson, a man of prodigiously unusual imagination, the... (read more)

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Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood
Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood
by Oliver Sacks
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After compiling my short list of unconventional memoirs, I discovered that one author was listed twice. While I loved Oaxaca Journal, I found that Uncle Tungsten takes the cake. You just can't go wrong when you read a book by Oliver Sacks.... (read more)

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When Things Start to Think
When Things Start to Think
by Neil Gershenfeld
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This is a book for people who want to know what the future is going to look like and for people who want to know how to create the future. Gershenfeld offers a glimpse at the brave new post-computerized world, where microchips work for us instead of... (read more)

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Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
by Dava Sobel
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While Galileo Galilei was under house arrest, accused of heresy for his claim that the earth revolved around the sun, his daughter Virginia, a cloistered nun, proved to be her father's greatest source of strength through the difficult years of his trial... (read more)

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