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101 objects to see in the night sky 101 objects to see in the night sky

Nov 20, 2014
Animal weapons - the evolution of battle Animal weapons - the evolution of battle

Nov 20, 2014
Cosmigraphics - picturing space through time Cosmigraphics - picturing space through time

Selecting artful and profound illustrations and maps, many hidden away in the world's great science libraries and virtually unknown today, Benson chronicles more than 1,000 years of humanity's ever-expanding understanding of the size and shape of space itself. He shows how the invention of the telescope inspired visions of unimaginably distant places and explains why today we turn to supercomputer simulations to reveal deeper truths about space-time.

Nov 20, 2014
Galaxy - mapping the cosmos Galaxy - mapping the cosmos

Nov 18, 2014
Hummingbirds Hummingbirds

"A visual feast of beautiful images and a comprehensive natural history of a unique and remarkable bird family."--P. [4] of cover.

Nov 18, 2014
In the light of science - our ancient quest for knowledge and the measure of modern physics In the light of science - our ancient quest for knowledge and the measure of modern physics

"The birth of science in ancient Greece had a historical impact that is still being felt today. Physicist Demetris Nicolaides examines the epochal shift in thinking that led pre-Socratic philosophers of the sixth and fifth centuries BCE to abandon the prevailing mythologies of the age and, for the first time, to analyze the natural world in terms of impersonal, rationally understood principles. He argues not only that their conceptual breakthroughs anticipated much of later science but that scie

Nov 14, 2014
Microbiology for dummies. Microbiology for dummies.

Nov 20, 2014
Molecules - the elements and the architecture of everything Molecules - the elements and the architecture of everything

"Everything physical is made up of the elements and the infinite variety of molecules they form when they combine with each other. In [this book], Gray takes the next step in the grand story that began with the periodic table in his best-selling book The Elements ... Here, he explores ... the most interesting, essential, useful, and beautiful of the millions of chemical structures that make up every material in the world"--Amazon.com.

Nov 20, 2014
Poison - sinister species with deadly consequences Poison - sinister species with deadly consequences

The curator of invetertebrate zoology at the American Museum of Natural History provides a look at some of the world's most dangerous creatures, discussing their dangerous, sometimes lethal, and occasionally beneficial poisons.

Nov 14, 2014
QED - the strange theory of light and matter QED - the strange theory of light and matter

Provides an introduction to QED (quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory describing the interactions of light with charged particles. Using everyday language, spatial concepts, visualizations, and his renowned "Feynman diagrams" instead of advanced mathematics, the author communicates both the substance and spirit of QED to the layperson.

Nov 19, 2014
Relicts of a beautiful sea - survival, extinction, and conservation in a desert world Relicts of a beautiful sea - survival, extinction, and conservation in a desert world

Nov 14, 2014
Serving the Reich - the struggle for the soul of physics under Hitler Serving the Reich - the struggle for the soul of physics under Hitler

Nov 13, 2014
Storm surge - Hurricane Sandy, our changing climate, and extreme weather of the past and future Storm surge - Hurricane Sandy, our changing climate, and extreme weather of the past and future

Examines the devastating and unprecedented events of Hurricane Sandy, using it to explain the Earth's changing climate and how to protect cities and coastal areas from the effects of huge storms.

Nov 14, 2014
The formula - how algorithms solve all our problems-- and create more The formula - how algorithms solve all our problems-- and create more

In The Formula, Luke Dormehl takes readers inside the world of numbers, asking how we came to believe in the all-conquering power of algorithms; introducing the mathematicians, artificial intelligence experts and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who are shaping this brave new world, and ultimately asking how we survive in an era where numbers can sometimes seem to create as many problems as they solve.

Nov 13, 2014
The hunt for the golden mole - all creatures great and small, and why they matter The hunt for the golden mole - all creatures great and small, and why they matter

Nov 18, 2014
The science of superheroes and space warriors - lightsabers, Batmobiles, kryptonite, and more! The science of superheroes and space warriors - lightsabers, Batmobiles, kryptonite, and more!

Nov 14, 2014
The truth about nature - a family's guide to 144 common myths about the great outdoors The truth about nature - a family's guide to 144 common myths about the great outdoors

"Does moss grow only on the north side of a tree? Should I always wait an hour after swimming? Do hummingbirds really migrate on the backs of other birds? Find out in The Truth About Nature by the authors of The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book. This companion title, unlike other nature-myth titles for children, won't focus on classic mythology and folklore, but rather will be a useful compendium debunking everyday myths with which children can relate. Organized by season, these 144 nature-based fab

Nov 17, 2014
The wild food cookbook The wild food cookbook

Nov 13, 2014
The world of birds The world of birds

Nov 20, 2014
Third chimpanzee for young people - on the evolution and future of the human animal Third chimpanzee for young people - on the evolution and future of the human animal

Refelects on the puzzle of human revolution, on where we came from and where we may be heading.

Nov 13, 2014