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F-5: Devastating, Survival, and the Most Violent Tornado Outbreak of the Twentieth Century
F-5: Devastating, Survival, and the Most Violent Tornado Outbreak of the Twentieth Century
by Mark Levine
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It was April 3, 1974. Crime was soaring. Unemployment and inflation were out of control. A costly war had just come to its demoralizing end, and an unpopular President was on his way out of office. Then, over a sixteen-hour period, nature stepped forward... (read more)

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Matter of Degrees What Temperature Revea
Matter of Degrees What Temperature Revea
by Gino Segre
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Of the three fundamental methods of measurement-time, length, and temperature-Gino Segrè is convinced that temperature is not only the most subtle but also the most revealing. In this engaging, insightful book, Segrè, a distinguished... (read more)

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Uncertain Science ... Uncertain World
Uncertain Science ... Uncertain World
by H N Pollack
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Scientific uncertainty puzzles many people. The confusion arises when scientists have more than one answer, and disagree among themselves. By acquainting readers with the ways that uncertainty arises in science, how scientists accommodate and make use of... (read more)

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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 Secret Life of Dust: From the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter, the Big Consequences of Little Things
The Secret Life of Dust: From the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter, the Big Consequences of Little Things
by Hannah Holmes
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Hannah Holmes A mesmerizing expedition around our dusty world Some see dust as dull and useless stuff. But in the hands of author Hannah Holmes, it becomes a dazzling and mysterious force; Dust, we discover, built the planet we walk upon. And it tinkers... (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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Cosmic Rays Essays in Science & Technolo
Cosmic Rays Essays in Science & Technolo
by Richard Catlow
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The Royal Institution of Great Britain is well known for its inspired enthusiasm and excitement in the field of science. Since its founding in 1799, the Royal Institution has become an authority on the subject. This new collection of essays written by... (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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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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Ideas on the Nature of Science
Ideas on the Nature of Science
by David Cayley
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If science is neither cookery, nor angelic virtuosity, then what is it? Modern societies have tended to take science for granted as a way of knowing, ordering, and controlling the world, where everything was subject to science, but science itself has... (read more)

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Weeds ((Rev)87 Edition)
Weeds ((Rev)87 Edition)
by Alexander C. Martin
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This handy identification guide to the plants that cause billions of dollars annually in crop loss and control measures include information on: -The harm that weeds cause -Benefits from weeds -Major weed habitats Accurate full-color illustrations and... (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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