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The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Obsession, Commerce, and Adventure
The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Obsession, Commerce, and Adventure
by Adam Leith Gollner
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Tasty, lethal, hallucinogenic, and medicinal—fruits have led nations into wars, fueled dictatorships, and even lured us into new worlds. Adam Leith Gollner weaves business, science, and travel into a riveting narrative about one of earth's most... (read more)

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The Jesuit & the Skull: Teilhard de Chardin, Evolution, and the Search for Peking Man
The Jesuit & the Skull: Teilhard de Chardin, Evolution, and the Search for Peking Man
by Amir D. Aczel
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In December 1929, in a cave near Peking, a group of anthropologists and archaeologists that included a young French Jesuit priest named Pierre Teilhard de Chardin uncovered a prehuman skull. The find quickly became known around the world as Peking Man... (read more)

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The Day the Universe Changed
The Day the Universe Changed
by James Burke
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When people knew the earth was flat and it was the center of the universe, all life revolved around that truth. Galileo's telescope changed the truth. And with that one change, all architecture, music, literature, science, politics -- everything changed,... (read more)

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Infinity Puzzle: Quantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe
Infinity Puzzle: Quantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe
by Frank Close
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The second half of the twentieth century witnessed a scientific gold rush as physicists raced to chart the inner workings of the atom. The stakes were high: the questions were big, and there were Nobel Prizes and everlasting glory to be won. Many... (read more)

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Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe
Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe
by George Dyson
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“It is possible to invent a single machine which can be used to compute any computable sequence,” twenty-four-year-old Alan Turing announced in 1936. In Turing’s Cathedral, George Dyson focuses on a small group of men and women, led by... (read more)

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How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival
How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival
by David Kaiser
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Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein: Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe
Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein: Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe
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The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
by Richard Holmes
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How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival
How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival
by David Kaiser
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The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
by Richard Holmes
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Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein: Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe
Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein: Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe
by Mario Livio
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Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein: Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe
Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein: Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe
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Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein: Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe
Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein: Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe
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Six Great Scientists
Six Great Scientists
by J. G. Crowther
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The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death
The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death
by Jill Lepore
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The Jesuit & the Skull: Teilhard de Chardin, Evolution, and the Search for Peking Man
The Jesuit & the Skull: Teilhard de Chardin, Evolution, and the Search for Peking Man
by Amir D. Aczel
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In December 1929, in a cave near Peking, a group of anthropologists and archaeologists that included a young French Jesuit priest named Pierre Teilhard de Chardin uncovered a prehuman skull. The find quickly became known around the world as Peking Man... (read more)

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The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics
The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics
by Leonard Susskind
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The inside account of the battle among Stephen Hawking, Leonard Susskind, and Gerardt Hooft over the true nature of black holeswith nothing less than our understanding of the entire universe at stake... (read more)

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Hitler's Scientists: Science, War, and the Devil's Pact
Hitler's Scientists: Science, War, and the Devil's Pact
by John Cornwell
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From the bestselling author of Hitler's Pope comes a gripping in-depth account of Germany's horrific abuse of science and its consequences--then and now.... (read more)

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Stiff (Library Edition): The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Stiff (Library Edition): The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
by Mary Roach
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An oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For 2,000 years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They'... (read more)

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The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics
The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics
by Leonard Susskind
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What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? This question has implications for the most fundamental laws of the universe. The scientific battle to prove the answer would change the course of physics.... (read more)

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