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Trespassing on Einstein's lawn - a father, a daughter, the meaning of nothing, and the beginning of everything Trespassing on Einstein's lawn - a father, a daughter, the meaning of nothing, and the beginning of everything

"Opening with the author's attempt to sneak herself and her father into a conference attended by the planet's great scientific thinkers (including Brian Greene, Max Tegmark, and coiner of the term "black hole" John Wheeler), Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn takes readers on an exhilarating and memorable journey to the mysterious heart of the universe"--

Apr 9, 2014
Krakatoa - the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883 Krakatoa - the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883

In August 1883, a catastrophic volcanic eruption off the coast of Java was followed by a tsunami that killed nearly 40,000 people. The author brings new perspective to this iconic event, showing how it marked a change in East-West relations.

Apr 9, 2014
Walden warming - climate change comes to Thoreau's woods Walden warming - climate change comes to Thoreau's woods

Apr 10, 2014
Endangered oceans Endangered oceans

Apr 10, 2014
Homework helpers. Algebra Homework helpers. Algebra

"Homework Helpers: Algebra is a straightforward and easy-to-read review of arithmetic skills emphasizes the role that arithmetic plays in the development of algebra covering all of the topics in a typical Algebra I class, including: Solving linear equalities and inequalities Solving systems of linear equations Factoring polynomials Graphing functions Working with rational functions Solving quadratic equations Understanding word problems Homework Helpers: Algebra will help build a solid mathemati

Apr 10, 2014
Enlightening symbols - a short history of mathematical notation and its hidden powers Enlightening symbols - a short history of mathematical notation and its hidden powers

Apr 11, 2014
Statistics in a nutshell Statistics in a nutshell

A clear and concise introduction and reference for anyone new to the subject of statistics.

Apr 11, 2014
Unknown quantity - a real and imaginary history of algebra Unknown quantity - a real and imaginary history of algebra

Chronicles algebra's history from the days of Abraham to the work of nineteenth-century mathematicians Niels Henrik Abel and EĀ“variste Galois and through the twentieth century, examining the math and showing that the development of algebra was the development of a new way of thinking.

Apr 11, 2014
National Geographic pocket guide to the rocks and minerals of North America National Geographic pocket guide to the rocks and minerals of North America

Apr 11, 2014
Pocket guide to the wildflowers of North America Pocket guide to the wildflowers of North America

Apr 11, 2014
The homing instinct - meaning and mystery in animal migration The homing instinct - meaning and mystery in animal migration

Acclaimed scientist and author Bernd Heinrich has returned every year since boyhood to a beloved patch of western Maine woods. What is the biology in humans of this deep in the bones pull toward a particular place, and how is it related to animal homing? Heinrich explores the fascinating science chipping away at the mysteries of animal migration: how geese imprint true visual landscape memory; how scent trails are used by many creatures, from fish to insects to amphibians, to pinpoint their hom

Apr 11, 2014
Animal life Animal life

Presents a comprehensive look at all groups of the animal kingdom, examining such aspects of their behavior as hunting and feeding, defense, sex and reproduction, birth and development, communication, and intelligence.

Apr 15, 2014
Lucky planet - why Earth is exceptional-- and what that means for life in the universe Lucky planet - why Earth is exceptional-- and what that means for life in the universe

Apr 16, 2014
Infinitesimal - how a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world Infinitesimal - how a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world

"The epic battle over a mathematical concept that shook the old order and shaped the world as we know it"--

Apr 16, 2014
California seashore & wildlife California seashore & wildlife

Apr 16, 2014
Curiosity's mission on Mars - exploring the red planet Curiosity's mission on Mars - exploring the red planet

Discusses some of the information sent back from "Curiosity," the Mars Rover, including pictures of the Martian landscape, traces of water in Martian soil, and the key chemicals necessary for life.

Apr 16, 2014
Reptiles & amphibians Reptiles & amphibians

Falcon Pocket Guides are full-color, visually appealing, on the go guides for identifying plants and animals and learning about nature.

Apr 16, 2014
The constants of nature - from Alpha to Omega--the numbers that encode the deepest secrets of the universe The constants of nature - from Alpha to Omega--the numbers that encode the deepest secrets of the universe

Apr 16, 2014
Einstein's cosmos - how Albert Einstein's vision transformed our understanding of space and time Einstein's cosmos - how Albert Einstein's vision transformed our understanding of space and time

Apr 16, 2014