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Physical chemistry - a very short introduction Physical chemistry - a very short introduction

Jul 30, 2014
Snakes and other reptiles and amphibians Snakes and other reptiles and amphibians

"Explore the diversity of reptiles and amphibians from around the world with this compact and easy-to-use guide. Packed with more than 430 species, Nature Guide Snakes and other Reptiles and Amphibians is ideal for animal enthusiasts everywhere."-- back cover.

Jul 30, 2014
Count like an Egyptian - a hands-on introduction to ancient mathematics Count like an Egyptian - a hands-on introduction to ancient mathematics

Jul 30, 2014
This is improbable too - synchronized cows, speedy brain extractors, & more WTF research This is improbable too - synchronized cows, speedy brain extractors, & more WTF research

Marc Abrahams collects the odd, the imaginative and the brilliantly improbable. Here he turns to research on the ins and outs of the very improbable evolutionary innovation that is the human body (brain included): What's the best way to get a monkey to floss regularly? How much dandruff do Pakistani soldiers have? If you add an extra henchman to your bank-robbing gang, how much more money will you 'earn'? How many dimples will be found on the cheeks of 28,282 Greek children? Who is the Einstein

Jul 30, 2014
Astrophotography Astrophotography

Jul 30, 2014
Let there be light - the story of light from atoms to galaxies Let there be light - the story of light from atoms to galaxies

Devoted to the key role played by light and electromagnetic radiation in the universe, this title introduces readers to philosophical hypotheses such as the economy, symmetry and the universality of natural laws, and are then guided to practical consequences such as the rules of geometrical optics and more.

Aug 2, 2014
Standard deviations - flawed assumptions, tortured data, and other ways to lie with statistics Standard deviations - flawed assumptions, tortured data, and other ways to lie with statistics

"Did you know that baseball players whose names begin with the letter "D" are more likely to die young? Or that Asian Americans are most susceptible to heart attacks on the fourth day of the month? Or that drinking a full pot of coffee every morning will add years to your life, but one cup a day increases the risk of pancreatic cancer? All of these "facts" have been argued with a straight face by credentialed researchers and backed up with reams of data and convincing statistics. As Nobel Prize-

Aug 2, 2014