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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Rosling, Hans

63% off list price of $27.99

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.When asked simple questions about global trends - what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school - we syst...

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Walker, Matthew

70% off list price of $27.00

The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert—Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab—reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better.Sleep is one of the most im...

Field Guide to the Birds of North America (National Geographic, 7th Edition)
Alderfer, Jonathan

62% off list price of $29.99

This fully revised edition of the best-selling North American bird field guide is the most up-to-date guide on the market. Perfect for beginning to advanced birders, it is the only book organized to match the latest American Ornithological Society taxonomy.With more than 2.75 million copies in pr...

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
Montgomery, Sy

65% off list price of $16.00

In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalities—gentle Athen...

Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries
Bahcall, Safi

67% off list price of $29.99

What do James Bond and Lipitor have in common? What can we learn about human nature and world history from a glass of water?In Loonshots, physicist and entrepreneur Safi Bahcall reveals a surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior that challenges everything we thought we...

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
Kean, Sam

55% off list price of $17.00

Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters?* The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsessio...

Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space
Jackson, Libby

64% off list price of $19.99

Filled with beautiful full-color illustrations, a groundbreaking compendium honoring the amazing true stories of fifty inspirational women who helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space exploration from the nineteenth century to today - including Hidden Figure’s Mary Jackson and Kathe...

The Undoing Project
Lewis, Michael

58% off list price of $16.95

Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky's extraordinary friendship incited a revolutio...

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
Pink, Daniel H.

67% off list price of $17.00

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
Pink, Daniel H.

77% off list price of $17.00

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
Williams, Florence

65% off list price of $15.95

From forest trails in Korea, to islands in Finland, to eucalyptus groves in California, Florence Williams investigates the science behind nature's positive effects on the brain. Delving into brand-new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and...

The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Crytpography
Singh, Simon

55% off list price of $17.00

Codes have decided the fates of empires, countries, and monarchies throughout recorded history. Practically since humans began writing, they have been writing in code. This quest for secrecy has often directed the course of history, yet until now no book has traced the evolution of its methods. I...

How to Know the Birds: The Art and Adventure of Birding
Floyd, Ted

49% off list price of $28.00

Become a better birder with brief portraits of 200 top North American birds. This friendly, relatable book is a celebration of the art, science, and delights of bird-watching.How to Know the Birds introduces a new, holistic approach to bird-watching, by noting how behaviors, settings, and seasona...

The Human Body Coloring Book
DK Publishing

50% off list price of $21.95

An essential workbook that will appeal to all students of anatomy, The Human Body Coloring Book takes an interactive approach to human anatomy that will help users learn, understand, and revisit the subject with ease.Drawing on an unparalleled library of state-of-the-art specialist anatomical ill...

The Right Stuff
Wolfe, Tom

72% off list price of $16.00

From "America’s nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" (The New York Times Book Review)

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Sobel, Dava

53% off list price of $14.00

A new edition of Dava Sobel's classic of history and science - the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time - with a foreword by the first man to walk on the moon and eight pages of color illustrations.

Einstein: His LIfe and Universe
Isaacson, Walter

48% off list price of $18.95

How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography of Einstein shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letter...

The Physics of Star Wars: The Science Behind a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Johnson, Patrick

67% off list price of $16.99

While the galaxy may be far, far away, the physics behind the concepts in the Star Wars series is founded right here on Earth. Physics professor and Star Wars junkie Patrick Johnson invites you to:• Explore the power of the Force using quantum mechanics• Find out how much energy it would take to ...

The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter
Steinhardt, Paul J.

67% off list price of $27.00

When leading Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt began working in the 1980s, scientists thought they knew all the conceivable forms of matter. The Second Kind of Impossible is the story of Steinhardt’s thirty-five-year-long quest to challenge conventional wisdom. It begins with a curious geometri...

Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power
Mosconi, Lisa

63% off list price of $27.00

How to eat for maximum brain power and health from an expert in both neuroscience and nutrition.Like our bodies, our brains have very specific food requirements. And in this eye-opening book from an author who is both a neuroscientist and a certified integrative nutritionist, we learn what should...

National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky (2nd Edition)
Fazekas, Andrew

69% off list price of $24.99

Stargazing's too much fun to leave to astronomers. In these inviting pages, "Night Sky Guy" Andrew Fazekas takes an expert but easygoing approach that will delight would-be astronomers of all levels. Essential information, organized logically, brings the solar system, stars, and planets to life i...

The Astronomy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
DK Publishing

65% off list price of $25.00

How do we measure the universe? Where is the event horizon? What is dark matter?Since the dawn of humankind, people have looked upward at the heavens and tried to understand them. Over the centuries since, the science of astronomy has pushed back the frontiers of human knowledge in an attempt to ...

We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe
Cham, Jorge

72% off list price of $28.00

Prepare to learn everything we still don’t know about our strange and mysterious universe.Humanity's understanding of the physical world is full of gaps. Not tiny little gaps you can safely ignore - there are huge yawning voids in our basic notions of how the world works. PHD Comics creator Jorge...

100 Things to See in the Night Sky: From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing
Regas, Dean

65% off list price of $15.99

A handy field guide for the best stargazing experience whether in your own back yard, camping, or travelling—including information showing you which planets, constellations, stars, and manmade objects you can see with a telescope, or just your naked eye!The night sky is full of amazing things to ...

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