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Isaac Asimov’s Guide to Earth and Space – Isaac Asimov

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Isaac Asimov’s Guide to Earth and Space
Isaac Asimov

Genre: Physics

Price: $2.99

Publish Date: September 24, 1991

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Seller: Penguin Random House LLC


A thrilling nonfiction tour of the cosmos that brings the universe down to Earth, from one of the all-time masters of science fiction.   No one makes sense out of science like Isaac Asimov. Are you puzzled by pulsars? Baffled by black holes? Bewildered by the big bang? If so, here are succinct, crystal-clear answers to more than one hundred of the most significant questions about the essential nature of the universe—questions that have fired the imagination since the beginning of history.   Over the course of this fantastic voyage, the origins, the discoveries, and the stunning achievements of astronomy will unfold before your eyes. You will experience close encounters with giant planets, exploding stars, distant galaxies, and more. For anyone who has ever asked the ultimate questions, who has ever looked up at the sky and asked What in heaven is going on? , Isaac Asimov’s unique vision, skill, and authority will bring the big picture into focus.   “A fine introduction to modern astronomical theory.”— Library Journal

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The Astronomy Book – DK

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The Astronomy Book
Big Ideas Simply Explained
DK

Genre: Astronomy

Price: $2.99

Publish Date: September 5, 2017

Publisher: DK Publishing

Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.


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 almost 100 big astronomical ideas. Covering the biographies of key astronomers through the ages such as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, and Hawking, The Astronomy Book details their theories and discoveries in a user-friendly format to make the information accessible and easy to follow.

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The Edge of the Sea – Rachel Carson

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The Edge of the Sea
Rachel Carson

Genre: Nature

Price: $2.99

Publish Date: October 15, 1998

Publisher: Mariner Books

Seller: OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC


From the National Book Award–winning author of Silent Spring : An exploration of marine life that takes us into “a truly extraordinary world” ( The Atlantic Monthly ). In her luminous descriptions of intertidal life, Carson shows her remarkable ability to describe the beauties of science and the natural world. Rachel Carson (1907–1964) spent most of her professional life as a marine biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. By the late 1950s, she had written three lyrical, popular books about the sea, including the bestselling The Sea Around Us , and had become the most respected science writer in America. She completed Silent Spring against formidable personal odds, and with it shaped a powerful social movement that has altered the course of history.

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The Genius of Birds – Jennifer Ackerman

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The Genius of Birds

Jennifer Ackerman

Genre: Life Sciences

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Publish Date: April 12, 2016

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.


An award-winning science writer tours the globe to reveal what makes birds capable of such extraordinary feats of mental prowess   Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. According to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. In The Genius of Birds , acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores their newly discovered brilliance and how it came about. As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research, Ackerman not only tells the story of the recently uncovered genius of birds but also delves deeply into the latest findings about the bird brain itself that are shifting our view of what it means to be intelligent. At once personal yet scientific, richly informative and beautifully written, The Genius of Birds celebrates the triumphs of these surprising and fiercely intelligent creatures.

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The Weather of the Future – Heidi Cullen

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The Weather of the Future
Heat Waves, Extreme Storms, and Other Scenes from a Climate-Changed Planet
Heidi Cullen

Genre: Science & Nature

Price: $1.99

Publish Date: August 24, 2010

Publisher: HarperCollins e-books

Seller: HarperCollins


From Heidi Cullen, one of America’s foremost experts on weather and climate change and a senior research scientist with Climate Central, comes The Weather of the Future , a fascinating and provocative book that predicts what different parts of the world will look like in the year 2050 if current levels of carbon emissions are maintained.

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My Parrots – Dr. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji

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My Parrots
Significant Spiritual Experiences
Dr. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji

Genre: Nature

Price: $9.99

Publish Date: May 26, 2013

Publisher: Datta Yoga Center

Seller: Datta Yoga Center


In this photo-studded narrative, Swamiji regales us with his intimate and entertaining spiritual experiences with his pet parrots at the newly inaugurated aviary, Shuka Vana, located at his ashram in Mysore, India. Readers will be awe struck by his invaluable insights about parrots both in their physical and esoteric aspects. Sage and seer, His Holiness Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji, the Founder of Avadhoota Datta Peetham, Mysore, India, is recognized far and wide for his extraordinary vision and compassionate heart. In this silver jubilee year of his worldwide Concerts of Music for Healing and Meditation, he has published his authoritative research compendium, Raga Ragini Nada Yoga, which reveals the secret behind the curative powers of his music, both vocal, and instrumental.  Swamiji has zeroed in on the particularly soothing and healing effects of birds and their sounds on humans. Parrots have capabilities not only for mimicking human speech and songs, but, he believes are perhaps the source of man’s initial foray into areas of communication. Swamiji declares, based on ancient Indian texts, that parrots have the ability to convey essential nourishment to departed human souls. He shares with us hitherto unknown significant facts about parrots according to Numerology, Astrology, Musicology, and Yoga. Swamiji blows the siren that birds are vital to the existence of the human race and that their alarmingly diminishing numbers in recent times do not bode well. He urges the halting of needless deforestation and pollution of the atmosphere. He appeals for a better informed, sensitive, reverential, and friendly treatment of the avian species. 

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Upstream – Langdon Cook

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Upstream

Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table

Langdon Cook

Genre: Nature

Price: $1.99

Publish Date: May 30, 2017

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Seller: Penguin Random House LLC


From the award-winning author of The Mushroom Hunters comes the story of an iconic fish, perhaps the last great wild food: salmon. For some, a salmon evokes the distant wild, thrashing in the jaws of a hungry grizzly bear on TV. For others, it’s the catch of the day on a restaurant menu, or a deep red fillet at the market. For others still, it’s the jolt of adrenaline on a successful fishing trip. Our fascination with these superlative fish is as old as humanity itself. Long a source of sustenance among native peoples, salmon is now more popular than ever. Fish hatcheries and farms serve modern appetites with a domesticated “product”—while wild runs of salmon dwindle across the globe. How has this once-abundant resource reached this point, and what can we do to safeguard wild populations for future generations? Langdon Cook goes in search of the salmon in Upstream, his timely and in-depth look at how these beloved fish have nourished humankind through the ages and why their destiny is so closely tied to our own. Cook journeys up and down salmon country, from the glacial rivers of Alaska to the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest to California’s drought-stricken Central Valley and a wealth of places in between. Reporting from remote coastlines and busy city streets, he follows today’s commercial pipeline from fisherman’s net to corporate seafood vendor to boutique marketplace. At stake is nothing less than an ancient livelihood. But salmon are more than food. They are game fish, wildlife spectacle, sacred totem, and inspiration—and their fate is largely in our hands. Cook introduces us to tribal fishermen handing down an age-old tradition, sport anglers seeking adventure and a renewed connection to the wild, and scientists and activists working tirelessly to restore salmon runs. In sharing their stories, Cook covers all sides of the debate: the legacy of overfishing and industrial development; the conflicts between fishermen, environmentalists, and Native Americans; the modern proliferation of fish hatcheries and farms; and the longstanding battle lines of science versus politics, wilderness versus civilization. This firsthand account—reminiscent of the work of John McPhee and Mark Kurlansky—is filled with the keen insights and observations of the best narrative writing. Cook offers an absorbing portrait of a remarkable fish and the many obstacles it faces, while taking readers on a fast-paced fishing trip through salmon country. Upstream is an essential look at the intersection of man, food, and nature. Praise for Upstream “Invigorating . . . Mr. Cook is a congenial and intrepid companion, happily hiking into hinterlands and snorkeling in headwaters. Along the way we learn about filleting techniques, native cooking methods and self-pollinating almond trees, and his continual curiosity ensures that the narrative unfurls gradually, like a long spey cast. . . . With a pedigree that includes Mark Kurlansky, John McPhee and Roderick Haig-Brown, Mr. Cook’s style is suitably fluent, an occasional phrase flashing like a flank in the current. . . . For all its rehearsal of the perils and vicissitudes facing Pacific salmon, Upstream remains a celebration.” — The Wall Street Journal “Passionate . . . Cook deftly conveys his love of nature, the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and the delectable eating provided by fresh caught wild salmon.” — Library Journal “Insightful . . . this work is a great place to learn what needs to done—and an entertaining view on the positive and negative connections humans have with the natural environment.” — Publishers Weekly

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The Stargazer’s Handbook – Giles Sparrow

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The Sky Is Not the Limit – Neil de Grasse Tyson

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In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat – John Gribbin

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In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat
Quantum Physics And Reality
John Gribbin

Genre: Physics

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Publish Date: August 1, 1984

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Seller: Penguin Random House LLC


Quantum theory is so shocking that Einstein could not bring himself to accept it. It is so important that it provides the fundamental underpinning of all modern sciences. Without it, we’d have no nuclear power or nuclear weapons, no TV, no computers, no science of molecular biology, no understanding of DNA, no genetic engineering. In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat tells the complete story of quantum mechanics, a truth stranger than any fiction. John Gribbin takes us step by step into an ever more bizarre and fascinating place, requiring only that we approach it with an open mind. He introduces the scientists who developed quantum theory. He investigates the atom, radiation, time travel, the birth of the universe, superconductors and life itself. And in a world full of its own delights, mysteries and surprises, he searches for Schrodinger’s Cat – a search for quantum reality – as he brings every reader to a clear understanding of the most important area of scientific study today – quantum physics. In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat is a fascinating and delightful introduction to the strange world of the quantum – an essential element in understanding today’s world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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