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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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    • Nothing : surprising insights everywhere from zero to oblivion
    • Bringing the common core math standards to life : exemplary practices from middle schools
      Bringing the common core math standards to life : exemplary practices from middle schools
      Yvelyne Germain-McCarthy.
      "As middle school math teachers shift to the Common Core State Standards, the question remains: What do the standards actually look like in the classroom? This book answers that question by taking you inside of real, Common Core classrooms across the country. You'll see how exemplary teachers are meeting the new requirements and engaging students in math. Through these detailed examples of effective instruction, you will uncover how to bring the standards to life in your own classroom! Special Features: A clear explanation of the big shifts happening in the classroom as a result of the Common Core State Standards, Real examples of how exemplary teachers are meeting the CCSS by teaching problem solving for different learning styles, proportional reasoning, the Pythagorean theorem, measurements, and more, A detailed analysis of each example to help you understand why it is effective and how you can try it with your own students, Practical, ready-to-use tools you can take back to your classroom, including unit plans and classroom handouts"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Alan Turing : the enigma
      Alan Turing : the enigma
      Andrew Hodges
      "This classic biography of the founder of computer science, reissued on the centenary of his birth with a substantial new preface by the author, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life. A gripping story of mathematics, computers, cryptography, and homosexual persecution, Andrew Hodges's acclaimed book captures both the inner and outer drama of Turing's life. Hodges tells how Turing's revolutionary idea of 1936--the concept of a universal machine--laid the foundation for the modern computer and how Turing brought the idea to practical realization in 1945 with his electronic design. The book also tells how this work was directly related to Turing's leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II, a scientific triumph that was critical to Allied victory in the Atlantic. At the same time, this is the tragic story of a man who, despite his wartime service, was eventually arrested, stripped of his security clearance, and forced to undergo a humiliating treatment program--all for trying to live honestly in a society that defined homosexuality as a crime." --Publisher description.
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    • Thinking in numbers : on life, love, meaning, and math
    • 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
    • Statistical analysis : Microsoft Excel 2013
    • Geometry : tutorial and practice problems/ Sonal Bhatt and Rebecca Dayton.
      Geometry : tutorial and practice problems/ Sonal Bhatt and Rebecca Dayton.
      Bhatt, Sonal,
      Covering everything a student would encounter in a high school or college course, Idiot's Guides: Geometry explains concepts in the easiest possible manner. Content includes everything from the basics of geometry; reasoning and proof; triangles; quadrilaterals; area and volume; similarity, perpendicular and parallel lines; and much more. This all-new book integrates a practice problems section to reinforce lessons. In addition, a glossary of geometry terms, postulates, and theorems provides a quick reference to need-to-know information.
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    • A first course in topology : an introduction to mathematical thinking
    • 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 asteroid threat : defending our planet from deadly near-Earth objects
      The asteroid threat : defending our planet from deadly near-Earth objects
      William E. Burrows.
      "Presents a realistic, workable plan for defusing a potentially lethal threat from a rogue asteroid or comet. The explosion of a large meteor over Chelyabinsk, Siberia, in February 2013 is just the latest reminder that planet Earth is vulnerable to damaging and potentially catastrophic collisions with space debris of various kinds. In this informative and forward-looking book, veteran aerospace writer William E. Burrows explains what we can do in the future to avoid far more serious impacts from "Near-Earth Objects" (NEOs), as they are called in the planetary defense community. The good news is that humanity is now equipped with the advanced technology necessary to devise a long-term strategy to protect the planet. Burrows outlines the following key features of an effective planetary defense strategy: * A powerful space surveillance system capable of spotting a serious threat from space at least a year in advance * A space craft "nudge" that would throw a collision-course asteroid off target long before it poses the threat of imminent impact * A weapons system to be used as a last-ditch method to blast an NEO should all else fail. The author notes the many benefits for world stability and increasing international cooperation resulting from a united worldwide effort to protect the planet. Combining realism with an optimistic can-do attitude, Burrows shows that humanity is capable of overcoming a potentially calamitous situation"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The geometry of Kerr black holes
    • The science of soccer : a bouncing ball and a banana kick
    • 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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    • Let there be light : the story of light from atoms to galaxies
      Let there be light : the story of light from atoms to galaxies
      Ann Breslin & Alex Montwill.
      Devoted to the key role played by light and electromagnetic radiation in the universe, this title introduces readers to philosophical hypotheses such as the economy, symmetry and the universality of natural laws, and are then guided to practical consequences such as the rules of geometrical optics and more.
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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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    • 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
    • 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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    • Restoration ecology
      Restoration ecology
      Sigurdur Greipsson.
      The Earth's biodiversity is at risk, as delicate ecosystems struggle to overcome global climate change, rain forest destruction acid rain overfishing, erosion, and a host of other interconnected environmental problems. Written for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, Restoration Ecology addresses these growing environmental Concerns and offers practical and economical solution. The text opens with a look at fundamental ecological principles critical to understanding restoration, including nutriert cycing and factors that regulate ecosystem function, and continues on to explore restoration in practice, providing real-life accounts of the restoration of various disturbed ecosystems. The final section delves into the planning implementation monitoring, and appraisal of restoration work. --Book Jacket.
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    • Climate change : biological and human aspects
      Climate change : biological and human aspects
      Jonathan Cowie.
      "This book is about biology and human ecology as they relate to climate change. Let's take it as read that climate change is one of the most urgent and fascinating science-related issues of our time and that you are interested in the subject: for if you were not you would not be reading this now. Indeed, there are many books on climate change but nearly all, other than the voluminous Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, tend to focus on a specialist aspect of climate, be it weather, palaeoclimatology, modelling and so forth. Even books relating to biological dimensions of climate change tend to be specialist, with a focus that may relate to agriculture, health or palaeoecology. These are, by and large, excellent value provided that they cover the specialist ground which readers seek. However, the biology of climate change is so broad that the average life-sciences student, or specialist seeking a broader context in which to view their own field, has difficulty in finding a wide-ranging review of the biology and human ecology of climate change. Non-bioscience specialists with an interest in climate change (geologists, geographers, atmospheric chemists, etc.) face a similar problem"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Mutualistic networks
      Mutualistic networks
      Jordi Bascompte and Pedro Jordano.

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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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    • The life of David Lack : father of evolutionary ecology
      The life of David Lack : father of evolutionary ecology
      Ted R. Anderson.
      "Most people who have taken a biology course in the past 50 years are familiar with the work of David Lack, but few remember his name. Almost all general biology texts produced during that period have a figure showing the beak size differences among the finches of the Galapagos Islands from Lack's 1947 classic, Darwin's Finches. Lack's pioneering conclusions in Darwin's Finches mark the beginning of a new scientific discipline, evolutionary ecology. Tim Birkhead, in his acclaimed book, The Wisdom of Birds, calls Lack the 'hero of modern ornithology.' Who was this influential, yet relatively unknown man? The Life of David Lack, Father of Evolutionary Ecology provides an answer to that question based on Ted Anderson's personal interviews with colleagues, family members and former students as well as material in the extensive Lack Archive at Oxford University"-- 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
    • Neotropical birds of prey : biology and ecology of a forest raptor community
    • The Crossley ID guide. Britain & Ireland
    • 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