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Physics for Rock Stars: Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You
Physics for Rock Stars: Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You
by Christine McKinley
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From the host of the History channels Brad Meltzers Decoded: the laws of the universe like youve never experienced them before. This approachable book explains the world of physics with clarity, humor, and a dash of adventure. Physics for Beautiful... (read more)

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Ignition Handbook
Ignition Handbook
by Vytenis Babrauskas
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This hefty reference encompasses the field of ignition (or, using an older term, inflammation) of unwanted fires. Emphasis is on the practical aspects of determining causes of fires, with the theoretical underpinnings summarized in a way that should... (read more)

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What Are You Optimistic About? Today's Leading Thinkers on Why Things Are Good and Getting Better
What Are You Optimistic About? Today's Leading Thinkers on Why Things Are Good and Getting Better
by John Brockman
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The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet despite dire predictions, scientists see many good things on the horizon. John Brockman, publisher of Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online salon, recently... (read more)

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The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers about Danger and Death
The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers about Danger and Death
by Michael Blastland and David Spiegelhalter
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Is it safer to fly or take the train? How dangerous is skydiving? And is eating that extra sausage going to kill you? Weve all heard the statistics for risky activities, but what do they mean in the real world? In The Norm Chronicles, journalist Michael... (read more)

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This Is Improbable Too: Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors and More Wtf Research
This Is Improbable Too: Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors and More Wtf Research
by Marc Abrahams
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Marc Abrahams collects the odd, the imaginative, and the brilliantly improbable from around the world. Here he investigates research on the ins and outs of the very improbable evolutionary innovation that is the human body (brain included). This Is... (read more)

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Discovery: Champion of the Space Shuttle Fleet (Smithsonian)
Discovery: Champion of the Space Shuttle Fleet (Smithsonian)
by Valerie Neal
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This book places Space Shuttle Discovery within the history of the space shuttle program and provides an introduction to space shuttle technology with a focus on the orbiter itself.  Discovery’s unique history is presented mission by mission... (read more)

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The Universe: Leading Scientists Explore the Origin, Mysteries, and Future of the Cosmos
The Universe: Leading Scientists Explore the Origin, Mysteries, and Future of the Cosmos
by John (edt) Brockman
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John Brockman brings together the worlds best-known physicists and science writers—including Brian Greene, Walter Isaacson, Nobel Prize-winners Murray Gell-Mann and Frank Wilczek, and Brian Cox—to explain the universe in all wondrous... (read more)

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Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
by David Rose
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From entrepreneur and MIT Media Lab scientist, David Rose, a sweeping, optimistic vision for a future where everyday objects have been transformed into connected devices that channel our deepest human desires and improve our homes, offices, and public... (read more)

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The Nature of Statistics
The Nature of Statistics
by W. Allen Wallis
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Focusing on everyday applications as well as those of scientific research, this classic of modern statistical methods requires little to no mathematical background. Readers develop basic skills for evaluating and using statistical data. Lively... (read more)

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The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning
The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning
by Marcelo Gleiser
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Why discovering the limits to science may be the most powerful discovery of all How much can we know about the world? In this book, physicist Marcelo Gleiser traces our search for answers to the most fundamental questions of existence, the origin of the... (read more)

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Simulating War: Studying Conflict Through Simulation Games
Simulating War: Studying Conflict Through Simulation Games
by Philip Sabin
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Over the past fifty years, many thousands of conflict simulations have been published that bring the dynamics of past and possible future wars to life. In this book, Philip Sabin explores the theory and practice of conflict simulation as a topic in its... (read more)

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International Finance Regulation: The Quest for Financial Stability (Wiley Finance)
International Finance Regulation: The Quest for Financial Stability (Wiley Finance)
by Georges Ugeux
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As the global market expands, the need for international regulation becomes urgent Effective financial regulation inspires market confidence, stability, consumer protection, and a reduction in financial crime. But over the past fifty years, a number of... (read more)

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Lactic Acid Bacteria: Biodiversity and Taxonomy
Lactic Acid Bacteria: Biodiversity and Taxonomy
by Wilhelm H. Holzapfel
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The lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are a group of related micro-organisms that are enormously important in the food and beverage industries, preventing food spoilage and extending shelf life. This is the first reference that provides a much-needed and... (read more)

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U.S. Army Guide to Military Mountaineering
U.S. Army Guide to Military Mountaineering
by Department Of The Army
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Mountains exist in almost every country in the world and almost every war has included some type of mountain operations. This pattern will not change, and soldiers will continue to fight in mountainous terrain in future conflicts. Although mountain... (read more)

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Curating Biocultural Collections: A Handbook
Curating Biocultural Collections: A Handbook
by Jan (edt) Salick
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Biocultural collections cross the boundary between nature and culture, documenting the remarkable richness and diversity of human engagement with the natural world. With materials ranging from blocks of wood to DNA, and from ancient books to new websites,... (read more)

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Science for Sale: How the Us Government Uses Powerful Corporations and Leading Universities to Support Government Policies, Silence Top
Science for Sale: How the Us Government Uses Powerful Corporations and Leading Universities to Support Government Policies, Silence Top
by David L. Lewis
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When Speaker Newt Gingrich greeted Dr. David Lewis in his office overlooking the National Mall, he looked at Dr. Lewis and said: “You know youre going to be fired for this, dont you?” “I know,” Dr. Lewis replied, “I just... (read more)

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The Art of Lego Design: Creative Ways to Build Amazing Models
The Art of Lego Design: Creative Ways to Build Amazing Models
by Jordan Robert Schwartz
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In The Art of LEGO® Design, former LEGO Group designer Jordan Schwartz explores LEGO as an artistic medium, revealing rarely-known and creative ways to build impressive models with LEGO. From effective composition to intricate texture design... (read more)

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Endocrine Disruptors in the Environment
Endocrine Disruptors in the Environment
by Sushil K. Khetan
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The book is divided in three parts and 14 chapters. An introductory chapter provides an overview of endocrine system, and endocrine disruptors, discussing their salient features and presenting a historical perspective of endocrine disruption phenomena... (read more)

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Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life
Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life
by Albert-laszlo Barabasi
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A cocktail party. A terrorist cell. Ancient bacteria. An international conglomerate. All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. In Linked, Albert-László Barabási, the nations foremost... (read more)

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Defending Your Castle: Build Catapults, Crossbows, Moats, Bulletproof Shields, and More Defensive Devices to Fend Off the Invading Hordes
Defending Your Castle: Build Catapults, Crossbows, Moats, Bulletproof Shields, and More Defensive Devices to Fend Off the Invading Hordes
by William Gurstelle
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A mans home is his castle, or so the saying goes, but could it withstand an attack by Attila and the Huns, Ragnar and the Vikings, Alexander and the Greeks, Genghis Khan and the Mongols, or Tamerlane and the Tartars? Backyard Ballistics author William... (read more)

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