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Am I Making Myself Clear?: A Scientist's Guide to Talking to the Public
Am I Making Myself Clear?: A Scientist's Guide to Talking to the Public
by Cornelia Dean
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What we don't know can hurt us--and does so every day. Climate change, health care policy, weapons of mass destruction, an aging infrastructure, stem cell research, endangered species, space exploration--all affect our lives as citizens and human beings... (read more)

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Sun Tzu: The Art of War (Restored Translation)
Sun Tzu: The Art of War (Restored Translation)
by Sun Tzu
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Sun Tzu's Art of War has been vastly influential in the east since China's Warring States Period (403 BC - 221 Be. And though its first translation into a European language was only in 1782, the book's significance was quickly recognized; and even such... (read more)

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Undermining Science: Suppression and Distortion in the Bush Administration
Undermining Science: Suppression and Distortion in the Bush Administration
by Seth Shulman
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"Shulman's remarkably well-documented litany of abuses should serve as a wake-up call not only to society, but also to political leaders, who cannot govern for long without independent scientific expertise grounded in unquestioned integrity."—Simon... (read more)

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Billy's Halo: A Personal Story of Love, Death, and Memory
Billy's Halo: A Personal Story of Love, Death, and Memory
by Ruth Mckernan
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Ruth recounts the story of Billy's last year while exploring a collection of cutting-edge scientific themes delving into memory, consciousness, microbes, and stem cells gracefully linking them together like pearls strung upon the thread of her father's... (read more)

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The Infinite Book: A Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless and Endless
The Infinite Book: A Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless and Endless
by John D Barrow
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An examination of Infinity in history and science with excursions into literature, philosophy and religion, written by one of the most successful writers of popular science. Infinity is surely the strangest idea that humans have ever thought. Where did... (read more)

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Fetal Pig Laminated Reference Charts (Academic / Medical-Wellness)
Fetal Pig Laminated Reference Charts (Academic / Medical-Wellness)
by Barcharts Inc
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Definitive guide to fetal pig anatomy. Most common animal dissection for education in medicine and the sciences. Illustrations by award-winning medical illustrator Vince Perez. 6-page laminated guide includes: muscular system (ventral & lateral view... (read more)

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Why Us?: How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves
Why Us?: How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves
by James Le Fanu
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In this daring treatise on the current state of scientific inquiry, James Le Fanu challenges the common assumption that further progress in genetic research and neuroscience must ultimately explain all there is to know about life and man’s place in... (read more)

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Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton
by James Gleick
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Isaac Newton was born in a stone farmhouse in 1642, fatherless and unwanted by his mother. When he died in London in 1727 he was so renowned he was given a state funeral—an unheard-of honor for a subject whose achievements were in the realm of... (read more)

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Goodbye, Descartes: The End of Logic and the Search for a New Cosmology of the Mind
Goodbye, Descartes: The End of Logic and the Search for a New Cosmology of the Mind
by Keith J Devlin
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"[Goodbye, Descartes] is certain to attract attention and controversy..a fascinating journey to the edges of logical thinking and beyond." -Publishers Weekly (???) Critical Acclaim for Keith Devlin's Previous Book Mathematics: The Science of Patterns "A... (read more)

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Fire in the Mind: Science, Faith, and the Search for Order
Fire in the Mind: Science, Faith, and the Search for Order
by George Johnson
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Are there really laws governing the universe? Or is the order we see a mere artifact of the way evolution wired the brain? And is what we call science only a set of myths in which quarks, DNA, and information fill the role once occupied by gods? These... (read more)

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Galileo and the Dolphins: Amazing But True Stories from Science
Galileo and the Dolphins: Amazing But True Stories from Science
by Adrian Berry
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What Did the Persecution of Galileo Have to do with Dolphins? Who was the Famous Astronomer Accused of Piracy? Who made a Car with an Engine the Size of a Grain of Rice? Discover the true stories behind these and other fascinating questions in this... (read more)

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Physics and Philosophy
Physics and Philosophy
by James Jeans
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Eloquent exposition of the philosophical implications of scientific knowledge, considered anew in light of 20th-century physics.... (read more)

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Microsoft Office Integration Laminated Reference Guides (Academic)
Microsoft Office Integration Laminated Reference Guides (Academic)
by Barcharts
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x0D; Microsoft(R) Office(R) Integration x0D; x0D; Even those who might have mastered Microsoft Office's various programs individually can be stumped when the time comes to incorporate some or all of them together. This 3-panel (6-page) guide shows the... (read more)

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The Great Scientists: From Euclid to Stephen Hawking
The Great Scientists: From Euclid to Stephen Hawking
by John Farndon
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In full color with striking and informative illustrations and photographs, this is a beautiful and eye-catching book that will stand out on the shelf. Includes familiar names like Galileo Galielei and Albert Einstein, as well as lesser-known... (read more)

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Learning to Glow: A Nuclear Reader
Learning to Glow: A Nuclear Reader
by John Bradley
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Atomic energy is not only invisible, it has been cloaked in secrecy by government, industry, and the military. Yet for many Americans the effects of radiation have been less than secret. Just ask the radium workers in Ottawa, Illinois, the "downwinders... (read more)

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What We Believe but Cannot Prove: Today's Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty
What We Believe but Cannot Prove: Today's Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty
by John Brockman
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More than one hundred of the world's leading thinkers write about things they believe in, despite the absence of concrete proof. Scientific theory, more often than not, is born of bold assumption, disparate bits of unconnected evidence, and educated... (read more)

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How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science of Everyday Life
How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science of Everyday Life
by Len Fisher
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Praised as "the man who put the fun into physics" by the International Herald Tribune, Dr. Len Fisher has written an exceedingly lively and entertaining book on the science of everyday life. Following the routine of a normal day, Fisher shows how the... (read more)

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Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist
Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist
by Thomas Levenson
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A fascinating slice of true-crime history that unfolds in 1695, when law enforcement was unheard of and modern money was little more than a concept When renowned scientist Isaac Newton took up the post of Warden of His Majestys Mint in London, another... (read more)

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Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age
Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age
by Duncan J Watts
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In this remarkable book, Duncan Watts, one of the principal architects of network theory, sets out to explain the innovative research that he and other scientists are spearheading to create a blueprint of our connected planet. Whether they bind computers,... (read more)

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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
by Dava Sobel
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"An account of the man who developed the technology which allowed sailors to determine their longitude at sea. If you don't know where you are, it's hard to know where you're going, whether you've gotten there or if you've missed your target. If, while... (read more)

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