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First Light
First Light
Written by Richard Preston
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307817426
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First Light
The Search for the Edge of the Universe
Written by Richard Preston


Format: eBook, 300 pages
On Sale: April 4, 2012
Price: $11.99

Seven years before Richard Preston wrote about horrifying viruses in The Hot Zone, he turned his attention to the cosmos. In First Light, he demonstrates his gift for creating an exciting and absorbing narrative around a complex scientific subject--in this case the efforts by astronomers at the Palomar Observatory in the... Read more >
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The Age of Empathy
The Age of Empathy
Written by Frans de Waal
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307462527
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The Age of Empathy
Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society
Written by Frans de Waal


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: September 22, 2009
Price: $13.99

"An important and timely message about the biological roots of human kindness."
—Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape

Are we our brothers' keepers? Do we have an instinct for compassion? Or are we, as is often assumed, only on earth to serve our own survival and interests? In this thought-provoking book, the... Read more >
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The Day We Found the Universe
The Day We Found the Universe
Written by Marcia Bartusiak
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307378019
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The Day We Found the Universe

Written by Marcia Bartusiak


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $13.99

The riveting and mesmerizing story behind a watershed period in human history, the discovery of the startling size and true nature of our universe.
 
On New Years Day in 1925, a young Edwin Hubble released his finding that our Universe was far bigger, eventually measured as a thousand trillion times larger than... Read more >
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The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning
Why the Universe Is Not Designed for Us
Written by Victor J. Stenger


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 15, 2011
Price: $11.99

A number of authors have noted that if some physical parameters were slightly changed, the universe could no longer support life, as we know it. This implies that life depends sensitively on the physics of our universe. Does this "fine-tuning" of the universe suggest that a creator god intentionally calibrated the... Read more >
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What the Nose Knows
What the Nose Knows
Written by Avery Gilbert
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307449306
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What the Nose Knows
The Science of Scent in Everyday Life
Written by Avery Gilbert


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: June 24, 2008
Price: $13.99

• How many smells are there? And how many molecules would it take to create every smell in nature, from roses to stinky feet?

• Who was the bigger scent freak: the perfume-obsessed Richard Wagner or Emily Dickinson, with her creepy passion for flowers?

• By scenting the air in stores, are retailers... Read more >
Just Visiting This Planet
Just Visiting This Planet
Written by Neil de Grasse Tyson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307784094
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Just Visiting This Planet

Written by Neil de Grasse Tyson


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: April 6, 2011
Price: $15.99

In a companion volume to Merlin's Tour of the Universe, here is a completely new collection of questions and answers about the cosmos for stargazers of all ages.  Whether waxing about Earth and its environs, the Sun and its stellar siblings, the world of light, physical laws, or galaxies near and far... Read more >
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The Future of Life
The Future of Life
Written by Edward O. Wilson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375414565
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The Future of Life

Written by Edward O. Wilson


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $11.99

One of the world’s most important scientists, Edward O. Wilson is also an abundantly talented writer who has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. In this, his most personal and timely book to date, he assesses the precarious state of our environment, examining the mass extinctions occurring in our time and the... Read more >
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Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space
Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space
Written by Isaac Asimov
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307792273
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Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space

Written by Isaac Asimov


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2011
Price: $7.99

A wide-ranging exploration of our universe -- from "what makes the wind blow?" to "how was the moon formed?" -- in questions-and-answer format, written in vintage Asimov style. "A fine introduction to modern astronomical theory." -- LIBRARY JOURNAL


From the Paperback edition. Read more >
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The Whole Story of Climate
What Science Reveals About the Nature of Endless Change
Written by E. Kirsten Peters


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $14.99

In the publicity surrounding global warming, climate scientists are usually the experts consulted by the media. We rarely hear from geologists, who for almost two hundred years have been studying the history of Earth's dramatic and repeated climate revolutions, as revealed in the evidence of rocks and landscapes. This book, written... Read more >
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Visions
Visions
Written by Michio Kaku
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307794772
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Visions
How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
Written by Michio Kaku


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: May 25, 2011
Price: $11.99

In Visions, physicist and author Michio Kaku examines the great scientific revolutions that have dramatically reshaped the twentieth century--the quantum mechanics, biogenetics, and artificial intelligence--and shows how they will change and alter science and the way we live.

The next century will witness more far-reaching scientific revolutions, as we make the transition... Read more >
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