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The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature
The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature
by Timothy Ferris
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In his most important book to date, award-winning author Timothy Ferris—"the best popular science writer in the English language today" (Christian Science Monitor)—makes a passionate case for science as the inspiration behind the rise... (read more)

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Ubiquity: Why Catastrophes Happen
Ubiquity: Why Catastrophes Happen
by Mark Buchanan
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Why do catastrophes happen? What sets off earthquakes, for example? What about mass extinctions of species? The outbreak of major wars? Massive traffic jams that seem to appear out of nowhere? Why does the stock market periodically suffer dramatic... (read more)

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Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
by Dava Sobel
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While Galileo Galilei was under house arrest, accused of heresy for his claim that the earth revolved around the sun, his daughter Virginia, a cloistered nun, proved to be her father's greatest source of strength through the difficult years of his trial... (read more)

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Climates of the Southern Continents: Present, Past and Future (Belhaven Studies in Climatology)
Climates of the Southern Continents: Present, Past and Future (Belhaven Studies in Climatology)
by John Hobbs
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This book fills a significant gap in the climatological literature, providing a comprehensive assessment of the climates of the southern hemisphere. It is the first book of its type to provide a consolidated view of the climates of southern Africa... (read more)

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Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science #257: The Founders of Western Thought - The Presocratics: A Diachronic Parallelism Between Presocratic Thought and Philosophy and the Natural Sciences
Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science #257: The Founders of Western Thought - The Presocratics: A Diachronic Parallelism Between Presocratic Thought and Philosophy and the Natural Sciences
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There are two main contributions in this book: Firstly, to make the founding and evolution of the Western thought accessible to the reflective man of our day, since the spirit of the Presocratics - although it is considered to constitute a true... (read more)

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National Geographic Tales of the Weird: Unbelievable True Stories
National Geographic Tales of the Weird: Unbelievable True Stories
by David Braun
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Aurora Watcher's Handbook
Aurora Watcher's Handbook
by Neil Davis
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Neil Davis's decades-long involvement with the aurora extends beyond study and research. He has also been explaining this magnificent phenomenon to diverse audiences, sharing the knowledge with his graduate students and his grandchildren, with his fellow... (read more)

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Elephants on Acid: And Other Bizarre Experiments (Harvest Original)
Elephants on Acid: And Other Bizarre Experiments (Harvest Original)
by Alex Boese
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In Elephants on Acid, Alex Boese reveals the results of the most outrageous, amusing, and provocative experiments found in the files of modern science.   What happens when elephants are given LSD? Can a head live without its body? Would cockroaches... (read more)

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The Anthrax Letters: A Medical Detective Story
The Anthrax Letters: A Medical Detective Story
by Leonard A Cole
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A leading expert on bioterrorism explains the science behind the 2001 anthraxattacks.... (read more)

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Galileo's Mistake: A New Look at the Epic Confrontation Between Galileo and the Church
Galileo's Mistake: A New Look at the Epic Confrontation Between Galileo and the Church
by Wade Rowland
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-289) and index.... (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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Frozen Earth: The Once and Future Story of Ice Ages
Frozen Earth: The Once and Future Story of Ice Ages
by Doug Macdougall
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In this engrossing and accessible book, Doug Macdougall explores the causes and effects of ice ages that have gripped our planet throughout its history, from the earliest known glaciation (nearly three billion years ago) to the present. Following the... (read more)

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Big Weather: Chasing Tornadoes in the Heart of America
Big Weather: Chasing Tornadoes in the Heart of America
by Mark Svenvold
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"Svenvold clearly paid his dues in Tornado Alley . . . Wherever he touches down, he informs and amuses, and marvels not only at the weather, but also at the stranger side of Middle America." --National Geographic Why do some people chase the kind of... (read more)

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Cosmic Imagery: Key Images in the History of Science
Cosmic Imagery: Key Images in the History of Science
by John D Barrow
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We live in a visual age, an age of images'"iconic, instant, and influential'"that have crystallized our conception of the large, the small, and the complex, of both inner and outer space. Some, like Robert Hooke's first microscopic views of the natural... (read more)

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Logic & Design in Art, Science, and Mathematics
Logic & Design in Art, Science, and Mathematics
by Krome Barratt
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Design is fundamental to our lives, for it is really about the making of things, which is the business of artists, scientists and technologists alike. All are concerned with innovation and problem solving and can profit from a study of ideas developed in... (read more)

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1001 Questions Answered about the Weather
1001 Questions Answered about the Weather
by Frank H Forrester
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What causes the aurora? What are the trade winds? Over 1,000 questions with comprehensive answers cover all types of weather phenomena. This enlightening, entertaining, and well-illustrated text for anyone curious about nature features numerous diagrams... (read more)

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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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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 Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living
The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living
by Fritjof Capra
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Fritjof Capra, bestselling author of The Tao of Physics and The Web of Life, here explores another frontier in the human significance of scientific ideas—applying complexity theory to large-scale social interaction. In the 1980s, complexity... (read more)

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The Scientific Life: A Moral History of a Late Modern Vocation
The Scientific Life: A Moral History of a Late Modern Vocation
by Steven Shapin
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Galileoand#8217;s Idol offers a vivid depiction of Galileoand#8217;s friend, student, and patron, Gianfrancesco Sagredo (1571and#150;1620). Sagredoand#8217;s life, which has never before been studied in depth, brings to light the inextricable... (read more)

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