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100 plants to feed the bees - provide a healthy habitat to help pollinators thrive 100 plants to feed the bees - provide a healthy habitat to help pollinators thrive

Dec 2, 2016
Are numbers real? - the uncanny relationship of mathematics and the physical world Are numbers real? - the uncanny relationship of mathematics and the physical world

Presents an accessible, in-depth look at the history of numbers and their applications in life and science, from math's surreal presence in the virtual world to the debates about the role of math in science.

Dec 7, 2016
Climbing mount improbable Climbing mount improbable

How do species evolve? Richard Dawkins, one of the world's most eminent zoologists, likens the process to scaling a huge, Himalaya-size peak, the Mount Improbable of his title. An alpinist does not leap from sea level to the summit; neither does a species utterly change forms overnight, but instead follows a course of "slow, cumulative, one-step-at-a-time, non-random survival of random variants"--A course that Charles Darwin, Dawkins's great hero, called natural selection. Illustrating his argum

Dec 3, 2016
Gods, wasps, and stranglers - the secret history and redemptive future of fig trees Gods, wasps, and stranglers - the secret history and redemptive future of fig trees

Dec 2, 2016
Night sky with the naked eye - how to find planets, constellations, satellites and other night sky wonders without a telescope Night sky with the naked eye - how to find planets, constellations, satellites and other night sky wonders without a telescope

No telescope? No problem! Learn how to spot the International Space Station, follow the moon through its phases, find planets, and watch meteor showers. The author also introduces readers to the best apps and websites to help skywatchers enjoy the wonders of the night sky without the need for a telescope or other expensive equipment.

Dec 3, 2016
The biology of belief - unleashing the power of consciousness, matter & miracles The biology of belief - unleashing the power of consciousness, matter & miracles

"This new updated and expanded 10th anniversary edition of The Biology of Belief will forever change how you think about your own thinking. Stunning new scientific discoveries about the biochemical effects of the brain's functioning show that all the cells of your body are affected by your thoughts. Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., a renowned cell biologist, describes the precise molecular pathways through which this occurs. Using simple language, illustrations, humor, and everyday examples, he demonstra

Dec 2, 2016
The glass universe - how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars The glass universe - how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars

"In the late nineteenth century, the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as calculators, or "human computers," to interpret the observations their male counterparts made via telescope each night. At the outset this group consisted of the wives, sisters, and daughters of the resident astronomers, but soon the female corps included graduates of the new women's colleges--Vassar, Wellesley, Radcliffe, and Smith. As photography transformed the practice of astronomy, the ladies turned fr

Dec 2, 2016
The I hate mathematics! book The I hate mathematics! book

Events, gags, magic tricks, and experiments to change one from a mathematical weakling into a mathematical heavyweight.

Dec 7, 2016
The science of why - answers to questions about the world around us The science of why - answers to questions about the world around us

"An illustrated, popular science reader for any age."--

Dec 3, 2016
The wood for the trees - one man's long view of nature The wood for the trees - one man's long view of nature

Scientist Richard Fortey chronicles what he found on his four acres of woodland in the Chiltern Hills of Oxfordshire, England over the course of one year.

Dec 2, 2016
What color is the sun? - mind-bending science facts in the solar system's brightest quiz What color is the sun? - mind-bending science facts in the solar system's brightest quiz

Dec 2, 2016