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    • The science book
      The science book
      [contributors, Adam Hart-Davis ... [et al.].
      "The newest title in this successful and acclaimed series is The Science Book, an inventive visual take on astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. With eye-catching artwork, step-by-step diagrams, and illustrations that break down complicated ideas into manageable concepts, The Science Book will have readers conversant in genetic engineering, black holes, and global warming in no time. Along the way are found mini-biographies of the most well-known scientists, and a glossary of helpful scientific terms."--from publisher's description.
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    • Without hierarchy : the scale freedom of the universe
    • Nothing : surprising insights everywhere from zero to oblivion
    • Science and political controversy : a reference handbook
      Science and political controversy : a reference handbook
      David E. Newton.
      "A shrewd and compelling examination of how political figures throughout history have used scientific findings to achieve their objectives--just as scientists have often put political forces to work to achieve their own goals"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Representation in scientific practice revisited
      Representation in scientific practice revisited
      edited by Catelijne Coopmans, Janet Vertesi, Michael Lynch, and Steve Woolgar.

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    • Science from sight to insight : how scientists illustrate meaning
    • Plato and Pythagoreanism
      Plato and Pythagoreanism
      Philip Sidney Horky.
      This work argues that a specific type of Pythagorean philosophy, called "mathematical" Pythagoreanism, exercised a decisive influence on fundamental aspects of Plato's philosophy. Specifically, innovations of mathematical Pythagoreans such as Hippasus of Metapontum, Empedocles of Agrigentum, Epicharmus of Syracuse, Philolaus of Croton, and Archytas of Tarentum presented philosophers like Plato with novel ways to reconcile empirical knowledge with abstract mathematical theories.
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    • How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking
      How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking
      Jordan Ellenberg.
      "In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us that math isn't confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do--the whole world is shot through with it. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It's a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does "public opinion" really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer? How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, using the mathematician's method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman--minus the jargon. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Common core mathematics, a story of units. Grade 2, module 5. Addition and subtraction within 1,000 with word problems to 100
    • Math starters : 5- to 10-minute activities aligned with the common core math standards, grades 6-12
      Math starters : 5- to 10-minute activities aligned with the common core math standards, grades 6-12
      Judith A. Muschla, Gary Robert Muschla, and Erin Muschla-Berry.
      "A revised edition of the bestselling activities guide for math teachersNow updated with new math activities for computers and mobile devices--and now organized by the Common Core State Standards--this book includes more than 650 ready-to-use math starter activities that get kids quickly focused and working as soon as they enter the classroom. Ideally suited for any math curriculum, these high-interest problems spark involvement in the day's lesson, help students build skills, and allow teachers to handle daily management tasks without wasting valuable instructional time. A newly updated edition of a bestselling title Ideal for math teachers in grades six through twelve Includes more than 650 ready-to-use starter problems"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Teaching the Common Core Math Standards With Hands-on Activities, Grades 3-5
    • Student's study guide and solutions manual: using & understanding mathematics ; a quantitative approach
    • Statistical analysis : Microsoft Excel 2013
    • Astrophotography
    • The ballet of the planets : on the mathematical elegance of planetary motion
      The ballet of the planets : on the mathematical elegance of planetary motion
      Donald C. Benson.
      "Benson shows that ancient theories of planetary motion were based on the assumptions that the Earth was the center of the universe and the planets moved in a uniform circular motion. Since ancient astronomers noted that occasionally a planet would exhibit retrograde motion--would seem to reverse its direction and move briefly westward--they concluded that the planets moved in epicyclic curves, circles with smaller interior loops, similar to the patterns of a child's Spirograph. With the coming of the Copernican revolution, the retrograde motion was seen to be apparent rather than real, leading to the idea that the planets moved in ellipses. This laid the ground for Newton's great achievement--integrating the concepts of astronomy and mechanics--which revealed not only how the planets moved, but also why. Throughout, Benson focuses on a science based on naked-eye observation--the science of a simpler time when the planets were mere points of light and five in number--which makes it easy for the modern novice to grasp the work of these pioneers of astronomy."--book jacket.
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    • Imaging the Southern Sky : an amateur astronomer's guide
    • The geometry of Kerr black holes
    • Revealing the heart of the galaxy : the Milky Way and its black hole
      Revealing the heart of the galaxy : the Milky Way and its black hole
      Robert H. Sanders, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen.
      "Written in an informal and engaging style, this volume traces the discoveries that led to our understanding of the size and structure of the Milky Way, and the conclusive evidence for a massive black hole at its center. Robert H. Sanders, an astronomer who witnessed many of these developments, describes how we parted the veil of interstellar dust to probe the strange phenomena within. We now know that the most luminous objects in the Universe - quasars and radio galaxies - are powered by massive black holes at their hearts. But how did black holes emerge from being a mathematical peculiarity, a theoretical consequence of Einstein's theory of gravity, to become part of the modern paradigm that explains active galactic nuclei and galaxy evolution in normal galaxies such as the Milky Way? This story, aimed at non-specialist readers and students and historians of astronomy, will both inform and entertain"--Provided by publisher.
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    • The realm of the nebulae
    • Student study guide & selected solutions manual. Physics, principles with applications, 7th,  Giancoli
    • Topics in advanced quantum mechanics
    • Quantum mechanics demystified
      Quantum mechanics demystified
      David McMahon.
      "The second edition of this bestseller is updated with reworked equations, all-new quizzes and test questions, clearer explanations of the material, and a completely refreshed interior design"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • A condensed course of quantum mechanics
      A condensed course of quantum mechanics
      Pavel Cejnar.
      "This book represents a concise summary of non-relativistic quantum mechanics on the level suitable for university students of physics. It covers, perhaps even slightly exceeds, a one-year course of about 50 lectures, requiring basic knowledge of calculus, algebra, classical mechanics and a bit of motivation for the quantum adventure." --From back cover.
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    • The anthropology of climate change : an historical reader
      The anthropology of climate change : an historical reader
      edited by Michael R. Dove.
      The contemporary field of research and policy on climate change is dominated by a presentist bias, which ignores insights from millennia of scholarly attention to the relationship between climate and society. This volume seeks to redress this bias by reprinting studies of the anthropology of climate and climate change from early 20th-century to early 21st-century Anthropology, including some classical works that have influenced anthropological thinking about climate. These studies reflect the unique contribution that Anthropology can make to the field of climate change, through study of (1) historic and prehistoric records of human impact from and response to prior periods of climate perturbation and change, (2) the impact from and response to climate change at the local, community level, (3) the impact on global debates about climate change from North-South post-colonial histories, and (4) the social dimensions of climate change science. Covers the historic and prehistoric records of human impact from and response to prior periods of climate change, including the impact and response to climate change at the local level; Discusses the impact on global debates about climate change from North-South post-colonial histories and the social dimensions of the science of climate change. Includes coverage of topics such as environmental determinism, climatic events as social catalysts, climatic disasters and societal collapse, and ethno-meteorology. Available as an e-text and on CourseSmart. An ideal text for courses in climate change, human/cultural ecology, environmental anthropology and archaeology, disaster studies, environmental sciences, science and technology studies, history of science, and conservation and development studies.-- Source other than Library of Congress.
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    • Solid state chemistry and its applications
    • A dictionary of geology and earth sciences
    • Dangerous neighbors : volcanoes and cities
      Dangerous neighbors : volcanoes and cities
      Grant Heiken
      This book explores global examples of cities at rist from volcanoes, providing historical and contemporary eruption case studies to illustrate volcanic hazards, and cities' efforts to respond to them.
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    • When the Earth roars : lessons from the history of earthquakes in Japan
      When the Earth roars : lessons from the history of earthquakes in Japan
      Gregory Smits.
      "Among the most earthquake-prone regions in the world, Japan has a long history of responding to seismic disasters. However, despite advances in earthquake-related safety technologies and the deep imprint that seismic activity has made on Japanese society, the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami were tremendously destructive. Tracing the history of earthquakes in Japan, Gregory Smits identifies a cycle of overconfidence and unreasonable expectations with roots as far back as the 1830 Kyoto Earthquake. The author argues that the events of March 11, 2011, and its aftermath are but the latest example of this all-too-human cycle of overconfidence, exacerbated by fading attention to the risks of known natural hazards as time passes. The first sustained historical analysis of destructive earthquakes and tsunamis, this book is an essential resource for anyone interested in Japan, natural disasters, seismology, and environmental history"--Provided by publisher.
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    • Dinosaurs of Utah
      Dinosaurs of Utah
      Frank DeCourten.
      "Utah" dinosaurs are presented here as part of the Mesozoic terrestrial ecosystems that evolved in the Colorado Plateau region and are discussed in the context of the changing landscapes, environments, and biota recorded in the geological record.
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    • Rachel Carson and her sisters : extraordinary women who have shaped America's environment
    • Dispelling the darkness : voyage in the Malay Archipelago and the discovery of evolution by Wallace and Darwin
      Dispelling the darkness : voyage in the Malay Archipelago and the discovery of evolution by Wallace and Darwin
      John van Wyhe, National University of Singapore.
      "Darwin is one of the most famous scientists in history. But he was not alone. Comparatively forgotten, Wallace independently discovered evolution by natural selection in Southeast Asia. This book is based on the most thorough research ever conducted on Wallace's voyage. Closely connected, but worlds apart, Darwin and Wallace's stories hold many surprises. Did Darwin really keep his theory a secret for twenty years? Did he plagiarize Wallace? Were their theories really the same? How did Wallace hit on the solution, and on which island? This book reveals for the first time the true story of Darwin, Wallace and the discovery that would change our understanding of life on Earth forever." -- Publisher's description.
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    • The handy biology answer book
      The handy biology answer book
      Patricia Barnes-Svarney and Thomas E. Svarney.

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    • The Princeton guide to evolution
      The Princeton guide to evolution
      Jonathan B. Losos, Harvard University, editor in chief
      Designed to be accessible and useful to students, scientists, and anyone with a serious interest in evolution. The articles, each written by authorities in their respective fields, balance accessibility with depth of analysis.
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    • Mutualistic networks
      Mutualistic networks
      Jordi Bascompte and Pedro Jordano.

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    • A garden of marvels : how we discovered that flowers have sex, leaves eat air, and other secrets of plants
      A garden of marvels : how we discovered that flowers have sex, leaves eat air, and other secrets of plants
      Ruth Kassinger.
      "In the tradition of The Botany of Desire and Wicked Plants, the author of Paradise Under Glass gives us a witty and engaging history of the first botanists interwoven with stories of today's extraordinary plants found in the garden and the lab"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Ascomycete fungi of North America : a mushroom reference guide
      Ascomycete fungi of North America : a mushroom reference guide
      by Michael W. Beug, Alan E. Bessette, and Arleen R. Bessette.
      Filling the gap between technical publications and the limited representation of Ascomycetes in general mushroom field guides, Ascomycete Fungi of North America is a scientifically accurate work dedicated to this significant group of fungi. Because it is impossible to describe and illustrate the tens of thousands of species that occur in North America, the authors focus on species found in the continental United States and Canada that are large enough to be readily noticeable to mycologists, naturalists, photographers, and mushroom hunters. They provide 843 color photographs and more than 600 described species, many of which are illustrated in color for the first time. While emphasizing macroscopic field identification characteristics for a general audience, the authors also include microscopic and other advanced information useful to students and professional mycologists. In addition, a color key to the species described in this book offers a visual guide to assist in the identification process.--COVER.
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    • It's a wild life : how my life became a zoo
      It's a wild life : how my life became a zoo
      Bud DeYoung with Cindy Martinusen Coloma.

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    • Snakemaster : wildlife adventures with the world's most dangerous reptiles
      Snakemaster : wildlife adventures with the world's most dangerous reptiles
      Austin Stevens.
      "Known as the original "Snakemaster" from his various television shows, Austin Stevens is one of the most famous herpetologists in the world. From his show Austin Stevens: Snakemaster on Animal Planet to his many appearances in the media, Stevens is known as an incredibly smart, yet incredibly insane animal lover. In Snakemaster, Austin Stevens tells incredible stories of his many run-ins with dangerous animals and reptiles. From wrestling with a reticulated python to panicking after being bitten by the infamous black mamba, Stevens brings you into his world of wildlife and tells the story of how a boy from Pretoria, South Africa, became one of the most widely known herpetologists in the world. With incredible photographs taken by Stevens himself, you'll be able to place yourself in his world-from the deserts of Africa to the jungles of Madagascar. Sharing incredible stories of his love of animals and nature, this one-of-a-kind collection of stories will make you laugh, cry, and shiver with fear!"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Zooburbia : meditations on the wild animals among us
      Zooburbia : meditations on the wild animals among us
      Tai Moses
      "To be alienated from animals is to live a life that is not quite whole, contends nature writer Tai Moses in Zooburbia. Urban and suburban residents share our environments with many types of wildlife: squirrels, birds, spiders, and increasingly lizards, deer, and coyote. Many of us crave more contact with wild creatures, and recognize the small and large ways animals enrich our lives, yet don't notice the animals already around us. Zooburbia reveals the reverence that can be felt in the presence of animals and shows how that reverence connects us to a deeper, better part of ourselves. A lively blend of memoir, natural history, and mindfulness practices, Zooburbia makes the case for being mindful and compassionate stewards - and students - of the wildlife with whom we coexist. With lessons on industriousness, perseverance, presence, exuberance, gratitude, aging, how to let go, and much more, Tai's vignettes share the happy fact that none of us is alone - our teachers are right in front of us. We need only go outdoors to find a rapport with the animal kingdom. Zooburbia is a magnifying lens turned to our everyday environment. "-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Poison : Sinister Species With Deadly Consequences
    • Preparing the ghost : an essay concerning the giant squid and its first photographer
    • The fish in the forest : salmon and the web of life
      The fish in the forest : salmon and the web of life
      text by Dale Stokes
      "[An] exploration of the complex web of relationships between the salmon of the Pacific Northwest and the surrounding ecosystem. Dale Stokes shows how nearly all aspects of this fragile ecosystem--from streambeds to treetops, from sea urchins to orcas to bears, from rain forests to kelp forests--are intimately linked with the biology of the Pacific salmon...and demonstrates how the cycling of nutrients between the ocean and the land, mediated by the life and death of the salmon, is not only key to understanding the landscape of the north Pacific coast, but is also a powerful metaphor for all of life on earth"--Page [2] of jacket.
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    • Neotropical birds of prey : biology and ecology of a forest raptor community
    • Searching for pekpek : cassowaries and conservation in the New Guinea rainforest
    • War of the whales : a true story
    • Kangaroos
      Kangaroos
      by Terence J Dawson.
      This book provides a clear and accessible account of kangaroos, showing how their reproductive patterns, social structure and other aspects of their biology make them well adapted to Australia's harsh climate and demanding environment.
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    • People, parasites, and plowshares : learning from our body's most terrifying invaders
      People, parasites, and plowshares : learning from our body's most terrifying invaders
      Dickson D. Despommier
      An account of the biology, behavior, and history of parasites, following the interplay between these fascinating life forms and human society over thousands of years. Despommier focuses on long-term host-parasite associations, which have evolved to avoid or even subvert the human immune system.
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    • Essential clinical anatomy
      Essential clinical anatomy
      Keith L. Moore, Anne M.R. Agur, Arthur F. Dalley II.
      "Nineteen years have passed since the first edition of Essential Clinical Anatomy was published. The main aim of the fifth edition is to provide a compact yet thorough textbook of clinical anatomy for students and practitioners in the health care professions and related disciplines. We have made the book even more student friendly. The presentations - Provide a basic text of human clinical anatomy for use in current health sciences curricula - Present an appropriate amount of clinically relevant anatomical material in a readable and interesting form - Place emphasis on clinical anatomy that is important for practice - Provide a concise clinically oriented anatomical overview for clinical courses in subsequent years - Serve as a rapid review when preparing for examinations, particularly those prepared by the National Board of Medical Examiners - Offer enough information for those wishing to refresh their knowledge of clinical anatomy"--Provided by publisher.
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    • The power of neuroplasticity for pastoral and spiritual care
    • The complete idiot's guide to boosting your immunity