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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell
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Somewhere along the way to guru-dom, Malcolm Gladwell got tagged as a business writer. Fair enough — The Tipping Point speaks more powerfully to the principles of succesful marketing than any pedestrian semester in the classroom. But while raves from... (read more)

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Proust Was a Neuroscientist
Proust Was a Neuroscientist
by Jonah Lehrer
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The young Lehrer's keen portraits make for a winning read. Using Woolf, Stravinsky, Cézanne, Whitman, and a handful of others, he shows how art has given us as much insight into the human mind as science has.... (read more)

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The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True
The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True
by Richard Dawkins
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Richard Dawkins, bestselling author and the worldand#8217;s most celebrated evolutionary biologist, has spent his career elucidating the many wonders of science. Here, he takes a broader approach and uses his unrivaled explanatory powers to illuminate... (read more)

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A Short History of Nearly Everything
A Short History of Nearly Everything
by Bill Bryson
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This learned and amusing work covers the origin of the universe to the human genome. A welcome journey with Bryson in typical wise and witty fashion.... (read more)

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Chaos: Making a New Science
Chaos: Making a New Science
by James Gleick
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Chaos records the birth of a new science. This new science offers a way of seeing order and pattern where formerly only the random, the erratic, the unpredictable – in short, the chaotic – had been observed. Chaos is a history of discovery... (read more)

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Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World
Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World
by Lisa Randall
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The bestselling author of Warped Passages, one of Time magazine's “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and one of Esquire's "75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century," Lisa Randall gives us an exhilarating overview of the latest... (read more)

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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan
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"A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought." *Los Angeles Times "POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising... (read more)

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The pinball effect :how renaissance water gardens made the carburetor possible, and other journeys through knowledge
The pinball effect :how renaissance water gardens made the carburetor possible, and other journeys through knowledge
by James Burke
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Another of Burke's (The Axemaker's Gift) customary grand tours of the human experience, this time unraveling the serendipitous effects of innovation. We live, Burke asserts, in a "dynamic web of change." It is the very expression of our existence: As we... (read more)

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The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True
The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True
by Richard Dawkins
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Magic takes many forms. Supernatural magic is what our ancestors used in order to explain the world before they developed the scientific method. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by suggesting the goddess Nut swallowed the sun. The Vikings... (read more)

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A Left-Hand Turn Around the World: Chasing the Mystery and Meaning of All Things Southpaw
A Left-Hand Turn Around the World: Chasing the Mystery and Meaning of All Things Southpaw
by David Wolman
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Traveling from the halls of history to the halls of science, Wolman explores a Scottish castle designed for left-handed swordfights, visits a Paris museum to inspect nineteenth-century brains that hold clues to this biological puzzle, and observes chimps... (read more)

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Introduction To Information Theory 2ND Edition Symbols
Introduction To Information Theory 2ND Edition Symbols
by John Robinso Pierce
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Behind the familiar surfaces of the telephone, radio, and television lies a sophisticated and intriguing body of knowledge known as information theory. This is the theory that has permeated the rapid development of all sorts of communication, from color... (read more)

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A Brief History of Time: The Updated and Expanded Tenth Anniversary Edition
A Brief History of Time: The Updated and Expanded Tenth Anniversary Edition
by Stephen W Hawking
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always... (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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The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers
The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers
by Curtis White
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One of our most brilliant social critics — author of the bestselling The Middle Mind — presents a scathing critique of the “delusions” of science alongside a rousing defense of the tradition of Romanticism and the “big”... (read more)

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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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We all make mistakes. Nobody’s perfect. Not even some of the greatest geniuses in history, as Mario Livio tells us in this marvelous story of scientific error and breakthrough. Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred... (read more)

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A New Kind of Science
A New Kind of Science
by Stephen Wolfram
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This long-awaited work from one of the world's most respected scientists presents a series of dramatic discoveries never before made public. Starting from a collection of simple computer experiments — illustrated in the book by striking computer... (read more)

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Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Things: How to Make a Boomerang with a Business Card, Convert a Pencil into a Microphone, Make Animated Origami, Turn a TV Tray into a Giant Robot, and Create Alternative
Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Things: How to Make a Boomerang with a Business Card, Convert a Pencil into a Microphone, Make Animated Origami, Turn a TV Tray into a Giant Robot, and Create Alternative
by Cy Tymony
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For folks who wonder why they keep tossing odds and ends in that junk drawer in the kitchen, Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Things offers evidence that technology doesn't always have to come from Best Buy, Amazon.com, or Microsoft. --U.S. News and World... (read more)

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The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
by Leonard Mlodinow
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In this irreverent and illuminating book, acclaimed writer and scientist Leonard Mlodinow shows us how randomness, change, and probability reveal a tremendous amount about our daily lives, and how we misunderstand the significance of everything from a... (read more)

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SYNC: How Order Emerges from Chaos in the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life
SYNC: How Order Emerges from Chaos in the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life
by Steven Strogatz
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The tendency to synchronize may be the most mysterious and pervasive drive in all of nature. It has intrigued some of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century, including Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Norbert Wiener, Brian Josephson, and Arthur... (read more)

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Sky in a Bottle
Sky in a Bottle
by Peter Pesic
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andlt;Pandgt;Children ask, "Why is the sky blue?" but the question also puzzled Plato, Leonardo, and even Newton, who unlocked so many other secrets. The search for an answer continued for centuries; in 1862 Sir John Herschel listed the color and... (read more)

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