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Astronomy for dummies Astronomy for dummies

From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe, and provides an easy-to-follow introduction to the night sky.

Sep 19, 2017
Clockwork futures - the science of steampunk and the reinvention of the modern world Clockwork futures - the science of steampunk and the reinvention of the modern world

"Airships and electric submarines, automatons and mesmerists. Welcome to the wild world of steampunk. It is all speculative. Or is it? Meet the intrepid souls who pushed Victorian technology to its limits and paved the way for our present age... In the mesmerizing Clockwork Futures, Brandy Schillace reveals the science behind steampunk, which is every bit as extraordinary as what we might find in the work of Jules Verne, and sometimes, just as fearful"--Provided by publisher.

Sep 20, 2017
Gathering moss - a natural and cultural history of mosses Gathering moss - a natural and cultural history of mosses

Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. Gathering moss is a mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses. In this series of linked personal essays, Robin Kimmerer leads general readers and scientists alike to an understanding of how mosses live and how their lives are intertwined with the lives of countless other beings. Kimmerer explains

Sep 20, 2017
Know-it-all biology - the 50 most elemental concepts in biology, each explained in under a minute > '/>

"Know-It-All Biology tackles the vital science of life, dissecting the 50 most thought-provoking theories of our ecosystem and ourselves. At a time when discoveries in DNA allow us to feel more connected than ever to the natural world, this is the fastest route to an understanding of the tree of life. Whether you're dipping into the gene pool, unlocking cells, or conversing on biodiversity, this is all the knowledge you need to bring life to any dinner-party debate."--Amazon.com.

Sep 21, 2017
Know-it-all energy - the 50 most elemental concepts in energy, each explained in under a minute > '/>

"As a phenomenon that resides everywhere and in everything, energy is best understood by example. Exploring energy shows how it cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed—and how plankton and other ancient ocean-dwelling organisms can be used to power your car. Reducing the subject to its essential areas, Know-It-All Energy charts fascinating and fundamental topics, from the nuclear fusion reactor at the heart of the sun and civilization’s discovery of our first hands-on ener

Sep 21, 2017
Peterson field guide to birds of northern Central America - Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras Peterson field guide to birds of northern Central America - Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras

Birding is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the tourism industry in northern Central America, and this is the newest and best bird field guide to this region--the first new bird guide in over ten years for the countries of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. This guide is far more complete than previous ones, with more than 800 species accounts, full-color range maps, and 1,000 beautiful illustrations and behavioral vignettes covering all species recorded in the region. This guide

Sep 18, 2017
Stegosaurus - an extraordinary specimen and the secrets it reveals Stegosaurus - an extraordinary specimen and the secrets it reveals

"The incredible dinosaur that dominates the Earth Hall of the Natural History Museum [in London] is the most intact Stegosaurus fossil skeleton ever found. Measuring nearly six meters long from head to tail, around 90% of the animal -- nicknamed Sophie -- is preserved, making it both incredibly rare and valuable. This is the story of Sophie's dramatic discovery in the hills of Wyoming, USA and her journey to the high tech laboratories of the Natural History Museum, where her arrival led to the f

Sep 21, 2017
The astronomy book The astronomy book

An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos--from ancient times to the present day. From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the universe. Featuring topics from the Copernican Revolution to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, The Astronomy Book uses flowcharts, graphics, and illustrations to help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain

Sep 21, 2017
The cat in the box - a history of science in 100 experiments The cat in the box - a history of science in 100 experiments

"This book distills the history of science into 100 epic experiments that have fueled our understanding of Earth and the Universe beyond. Everything in the scientific world view is based on experiment, including observations of phenomena predicted by theories and hypotheses, such as the bending of light as it goes past the Sun. As the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman said, “If it disagrees with experiment, it is wrong.” From the discovery of microscopic worlds and gravitational wave

Sep 21, 2017
The formative years of relativity - the history and meaning of Einstein's Princeton lectures The formative years of relativity - the history and meaning of Einstein's Princeton lectures

Sep 20, 2017