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A Short History of Nearly Everything
A Short History of Nearly Everything
by Bill Bryson
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What does E=mc2 really mean? What is DNA? What was the big bang? These scientific concepts have changed our perception of the world…but for many of us they remain mysteries, bits and pieces of information retained from classroom lectures but never... (read more)

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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 3rd Edition
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 3rd Edition
by Thomas S Kuhn
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Preface I: Introduction: A Role for History II: The Route to Normal Science III: The Nature of Normal Science IV: Normal Science as Puzzle-solving V: The Priority of Paradigms VI: Anomaly and the Emergence of Scientific Discoveries VII: Crisis and the... (read more)

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The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
by Ray Kurzweil
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“Venter instills awe for biology as it is, and as it might become in our hands.” —Publishers Weekly On May 20, 2010, headlines around the world announced one of the most extraordinary accomplishments in modern science: the creation of the... (read more)

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Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson
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One of the most revealing, readable books about the mind to come along in years. A simply fascinating glimpse into animal behavior — on the farm, at home, and even in the mirror.... (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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Don't Be Such a Scientist (2ND 09 Edition)
Don't Be Such a Scientist (2ND 09 Edition)
by Randy Olson
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"In 1997, marine biologist Olson recognized that scientists needed better communications skills to address a growing backlash against 'rational data-based science.' Inspired by the 'power of video,' Olson gave up a tenured professorship and went to... (read more)

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Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time (Jerusalem-Harvard Lectures)
Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time (Jerusalem-Harvard Lectures)
by Stephen Jay Gould
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What you read in textbooks and what your teachers told you is really wrong, Gould expounds. All this is a lot of fun, and there is such history and philosophy to intellectually chew on in this book...As we have come to expect from Gould, this book is... (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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Drawing on the lives of five great scientists, this and#8220;scholarly, insightful, and beautifully written bookand#8221; (Martin Rees, author of andlt;Iandgt;From Here to Infinityandlt;/Iandgt;) illuminates the path to scientific discovery.andlt;BRandgt;... (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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Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud
Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud
by Robert L Park
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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
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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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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions)
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Edwin A Abbott
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This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years. The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926),... (read more)

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Tesla: Man Out of Time
Tesla: Man Out of Time
by Margaret Cheney
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In Tesla: Man Out of Time, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of one of the twentieth century's greatest scientists and inventors. Called a madman by his enemies, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone, Nikola Tesla... (read more)

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Beginning of Infinity (11 Edition)
Beginning of Infinity (11 Edition)
by David Deutsch
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The New York Times bestseller: A provocative, imaginative exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge In this groundbreaking book, award-winning physicist David Deutsch argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe—and... (read more)

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Energy for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines
Energy for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines
by Richard A. Muller
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The near meltdown of Fukushima, the upheavals in the Middle East, the BP oil spill, and the looming reality of global warming have reminded the president and all U.S. citizens that nothing has more impact on our lives than the supply and demand for... (read more)

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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
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"What makes this book fascinating is the way that Levitt uses advanced economic techniques — the kind that would knock me unconscious quicker than chloroform if I had to read them in a textbook — and applies them to seemingly unexplainable phenomena... (read more)

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Climate Into the 21st Century
Climate Into the 21st Century
by William Burroughs
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The Best American Science Writing (Best American Science Writing)
The Best American Science Writing (Best American Science Writing)
by Atul Gawande
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“Provides an engaging and educational overview of science reporting.” Science... (read more)

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Critical Path
Critical Path
by R. Buckminster Fuller
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R. Buckminster Fuller is regarded as one of the most important figures of the 20th century, renowned for his achievements as an inventor, designer, architect, philosopher, mathematician, and dogged individualist. Perhaps best remembered for the Geodesic... (read more)

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The Knowledge Book: Everything You Need to Know to Get by in the 21st Century
The Knowledge Book: Everything You Need to Know to Get by in the 21st Century
by National Geographic
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