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The Spirit of Aikido (Bushido--The Way of the Warrior)
The Spirit of Aikido (Bushido--The Way of the Warrior)
by Kisshomaru Ueshiba
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Aiki is the power of harmony, of all beings, all things working together. Aikido-a modern Japanese martial art unique in its synthesis of classic forms with a well-defined spiritual base-offers a key to the art of living naturally and unselfishly in a... (read more)

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The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World
The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World
by Ken Alder
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You might not imagine that a simple unit of measurement could qualify as an explosive secret, driving scientific men to the limits of their sanity. But the length of the meter — conceived as one ten-millionth of the distance from the pole... (read more)

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The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank
The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank
by David Plotz
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A fascinating study of a radical experiment in human breeding describes the recruitment of Nobel Prize winners and other accomplished men as donors to a genius sperm bank, whose mission was to breed a cadre of brilliant scientists and leaders, profiling... (read more)

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New Science Journalists
New Science Journalists
by Ted Anton
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In The New Science Journalists, Editors Ted Anton and Rick McCourt have gathered the best of the new science writing into one illuminating volume. What is new about the work of these journalists lies in the scale, pace, and uses of their writing. These... (read more)

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Unbelievable: Investigations Into Ghosts, Poltergeists, Telepathy, and Other Unseen Phenomena, from the Duke Parapsychology Laborato (P.S.)
Unbelievable: Investigations Into Ghosts, Poltergeists, Telepathy, and Other Unseen Phenomena, from the Duke Parapsychology Laborato (P.S.)
by Stacy Horn
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From The Sixth Sense to Medium, Ghost Whisperer to Ghost Hunters, the paranormal stirs heated debate, spawning millions of believers and skeptics alike. Nearly half of us say we believe in ghosts, and two-thirds of us believe in life after death. What... (read more)

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Star Ware: The Amateur Astronomer's Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Buying, and Using Telescopes and Accessories
Star Ware: The Amateur Astronomer's Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Buying, and Using Telescopes and Accessories
by Philip S Harrington
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"A complete, current review of the material needed by backyard astronomers.… It deserves a place on the bookshelf of anyone who looks at the sky." —David Eicher Associate Editor, Astronomy Author of Beginner’s Guide to Amateur... (read more)

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Biology as Ideology: Doctrine of DNA, the
Biology as Ideology: Doctrine of DNA, the
by Richard C Lewontin
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A Reasonable Skepticism Science is a social institution about which there is a great deal of misunderstanding, even among those who are part of it. We think that science is an institution, a set of methods, a set of people, a great body of knowledge that... (read more)

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Better, Not Bigger: How to Take Control of Urban Growth and Improve Your Community
Better, Not Bigger: How to Take Control of Urban Growth and Improve Your Community
by Eben V Fodor
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Eben Fodor has a background in renewable energy, specializing in high efficiency passive solar heating systems and solar-heated saunas. His professional work is as a community planning consultant based in Eugene... (read more)

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Decoding the Universe: How the New Science of Information Is Explaining Everything in the Cosmos, From our Brains to Black Holes
Decoding the Universe: How the New Science of Information Is Explaining Everything in the Cosmos, From our Brains to Black Holes
by Charles Seife
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Lucid and exhilarating, this volume probes the mind-boggling advances in science that are bringing mankind to the brink of a new understanding of the universe, the mysteries of physics, and the nature of space and time.... (read more)

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Making Sense Constucting Knowledge In
Making Sense Constucting Knowledge In
by Bob Coleman
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This cross-disciplinary reader gives students the opportunity to read and write about significant issues across the arts and sciences and to explore how knowledge is constructed and communicated. Thirty-eight contemporary essays are preceded by... (read more)

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Nudist on the Late Shift
Nudist on the Late Shift
by Po Bronson
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As a novelist and writer for Wired and other publications, Po Bronson has earned a reputation as the most exciting and authentic literary voice to emerge from Silicon Valley. In his national bestseller The Nudist on the Late Shift he tells the true story... (read more)

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Lightning
Lightning
by Martin Uman
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Awesome to any beholder, lightning has been a subject of intense interest to scientists curious about its exact physical nature. There was a dearth of comprehensive scientific literature on the subject until the publication of this volume. Geared toward... (read more)

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Exploring Chaos a Guide To the New Science Of
Exploring Chaos a Guide To the New Science Of
by Nina Hall
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In this collection of front-line reports, edited for the general reader, internationally recognized experts trace the roots of chaos in modern science and mathematics.... (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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Scientific American Science Desk Reference (Scientific American)
Scientific American Science Desk Reference (Scientific American)
by Scientific American
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Who names newly discovered planets? What exactly are black holes? Where are there the most earthquakes? When did the first Homo sapiens walk the earth? Why is the night sky dark? How does the fluoride in toothpaste prevent cavities? Since 1845... (read more)

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Telecosm: The World After Bandwidth Abundance
Telecosm: The World After Bandwidth Abundance
by George Gilder
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The guru of high technology and a man whose "slightest utterance can move stocks" (The Wall Street Journal) presents a clear, cogent vision of the future of telecommunications; what it will mean in our everyday lives; and how savvy investors can get on... (read more)

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The web of life :a new scientific understanding of living systems
The web of life :a new scientific understanding of living systems
by Fritjof Capra
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The Web of Life is a very succinct explanation for the interstices between chaotic math systems and Gaia theory. This book explains the concepts of autopoetic networks and the theories of AI without becoming mired in the incredibly dense math associated... (read more)

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Phantom Risk: Scientific Inference and the Law
Phantom Risk: Scientific Inference and the Law
by Kenneth R Foster
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Although the authors are clearly optimistic about the use of science of detect and evaluate risks, they recognize the difficulty of inferring cause-and-effect relationships from epidemiological (observational) evidence and of inferring risks to humans... (read more)

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Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction
Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction
by Charles M Wynn
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The basis for the book begins with the examination of the five most widely believed pseudoscientific ideas: UFOs, out-of-body experiences, astrology, creationism, and ESP. These ideas are reviewed in detail to see just how well they stand up to... (read more)

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The State of Earth Science from Space: Past Progress, Future Prospects
The State of Earth Science from Space: Past Progress, Future Prospects
by Ghassem Asrar
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Market: Researchers in solid earth geophysics and planetary geophysics. This book is a record of the one-day symposium organized by the Space Policy Institute of the George Washington University's Elliot School of International Affairs, in cooperation... (read more)

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