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Sun moon Earth - the history of solar eclipses from omens of doom to Einstein and exoplanets Sun moon Earth - the history of solar eclipses from omens of doom to Einstein and exoplanets

"On August 21, 2017, more than ten million Americans will experience an awe-inspiring phenomenon: the first total eclipse of the sun in America in almost forty years. In Sun Moon Earth, astronomer Tyler Nordgren illustrates how this most seemingly unnatural of natural phenomena was transformed from a fearsome omen to a tourist attraction. From the astrologers of ancient China and Babylon to the high priests of the Maya, Sun Moon Earth takes us around the world to show how different cultures inte

Sep 20, 2016
The mathematics bible - the definitive guide to the last 4,000 years of theories The mathematics bible - the definitive guide to the last 4,000 years of theories

Sep 20, 2016
StarTalk - everything you ever need to know about space travel, sci-fi, the human race, the universe, and beyond StarTalk - everything you ever need to know about space travel, sci-fi, the human race, the universe, and beyond

Tyson looks at the most confounding mysteries of Earth, space, and what it means to be human. He attempts to answer all of your most pressing questions, from how the brain works to the physics of comic book superheroes.

Sep 20, 2016
Returning north with the spring Returning north with the spring

At winter's end in 1947, driven by the devastating loss of a son killed in World War II, naturalist Edwin Way Teale and his wife Nellie followed the dawning spring season northward in an amazing 17,000 mile odyssey from the Everglades to Maine. He wrote about the adventure in the best-selling book North with the Spring. Retracing Teale's route, writer John Harris reveals a vastly changed natural world. In Returning North with the Spring, he stops at the very places where Teale once stood, paddli

Sep 20, 2016
The hidden life of trees - what they feel, how they communicate - discoveries from a secret world The hidden life of trees - what they feel, how they communicate - discoveries from a secret world

"A forester's fascinating stories, supported by the latest scientific research, reveal the extraordinary world of forests and illustrate how trees communicate and care for each other"--

Sep 20, 2016
Agates - treasures of the earth Agates - treasures of the earth

Reference for agates including an introduction to their geology an d formation, a comprehensive identification guide and listings for where they can be found around the world.

Sep 20, 2016
The killer whale who changed the world The killer whale who changed the world

Sep 21, 2016
The ancestor's tale - a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolution The ancestor's tale - a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolution

Sep 21, 2016
Welcome to the universe - an astrophysical tour Welcome to the universe - an astrophysical tour

Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all--from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel. Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar s

Sep 21, 2016
Dinosaurus - the complete guide to dinosaurs Dinosaurus - the complete guide to dinosaurs

Sep 21, 2016
Bird brain - an exploration of avian intelligence Bird brain - an exploration of avian intelligence

Sep 21, 2016
Citizen scientist - searching for heroes and hope in an age of extinction Citizen scientist - searching for heroes and hope in an age of extinction

Sep 21, 2016
Big science for little people - 52 activities to help you and your child discover the wonders of science Big science for little people - 52 activities to help you and your child discover the wonders of science

Sep 22, 2016
The periodic table in minutes The periodic table in minutes

An icon of science, the periodic table defines the fundamental chemistry of everything in the universe. In this compact yet comprehensive guide, Dan Green outlines the history, development, and working of the table, shows how its design reflects and illuminates the organization of all matter, and even explains what it has to tell us about the chemistry of distant stars and of our own bodies.

Sep 22, 2016
Genetics in minutes Genetics in minutes

Sep 22, 2016
QBism - the future of quantum physics QBism - the future of quantum physics

Measured by the accuracy of its predictions and the scope of its technological applications, quantum mechanics is arguably the most successful theory in science. Ironically, it is also one of the least well understood. Here the conventional view of quantum mechanics is outlined in simple, non-mathematical language, with emphasis on its most puzzling features. The key to understanding is probability, a common, everyday concept that turns out to be surprisingly problematic. Until 2002 all of the a

Sep 22, 2016
Now - the physics of time Now - the physics of time

"You are reading the word 'now' right now. But what does that mean? What makes the ephemeral moment 'now' so special? Its enigmatic character has bedeviled philosophers, priests, and modern-day physicists from Augustine to Einstein and beyond. Einstein showed that the flow of time is affected by both velocity and gravity, yet he despaired at his failure to explain the meaning of 'now.' Equally puzzling: Why does time flow? Some physicists have given up trying to understand, and call the flow of

Sep 27, 2016
The story of the world in 100 species The story of the world in 100 species

Sep 27, 2016