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  • Life's Engines
    Life's Engines (English, Paperback) Paul G. Falkowski

    For almost four billion years, microbes had the primordial oceans all to themselves. The stewards of Earth, these organisms transformed the chemistry of our planet to make it habitable for plants, animals, and us. Life's Engines takes readers deep into the microscopic world to explore how these marvelous creatures made life on Earth possible--and how human life today would cease to exist without...

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  • How to Find a Habitable Planet
    How to Find a Habitable Planet (English, Paperback) James F. Kasting

    The author has worked closely with NASA in its mission to detect habitable worlds outside our solar system. In this book, he introduces readers to the advanced methodologies being used in this extraordinary quest. It is a suitable for those who have ever dreamed of finding other planets like ours - and perhaps even life like ours - in the cosmos.

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  • Oxygen
    Oxygen (English, Paperback) Donald E. Canfield

    The air we breathe is twenty-one percent oxygen, an amount higher than on any other known world. While we may take our air for granted, Earth was not always an oxygenated planet. How did it become this way? Donald Canfield--one of the world's leading authorities on geochemistry, earth history, and the early oceans--covers this vast history, emphasizing its relationship to the evolution of life and...

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  • The Cosmic Cocktail
    The Cosmic Cocktail (English, Hardback) Katherine Freese

    The ordinary atoms that make up the known universe - from our bodies and the air we breathe to the planets and stars - constitute only 5 percent of all matter and energy in the cosmos. This title tells the story of the epic quest to solve one of the most compelling enigmas of modern science - what is the universe made of?

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  • Life's Engines
    Life's Engines (English, Hardback) Paul G. Falkowski

    For almost four billion years, microbes had the primordial oceans all to themselves. The stewards of Earth, these organisms transformed the chemistry of our planet to make it habitable for plants, animals, and us. Life's Engines takes readers deep into the microscopic world to explore how these marvelous creatures made life on Earth possible?and how human life today would cease to exist without...

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  • The Cosmic Cocktail
    The Cosmic Cocktail (English, Paperback) Katherine Freese

    The ordinary atoms that make up the known universe--from our bodies and the air we breathe to the planets and stars--constitute only 5 percent of all matter and energy in the cosmos. The rest is known as dark matter and dark energy, because their precise identities are unknown. Blending cutting-edge science with her own behind-the-scenes insights as a leading researcher in the field, acclaimed...

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  • Heart of Darkness
    Heart of Darkness (English, Paperback) Jeremiah P. Ostriker, Simon Mitton

    Heart of Darkness describes the incredible saga of humankind's quest to unravel the deepest secrets of the universe. Over the past thirty years, scientists have learned that two little-understood components--dark matter and dark energy--comprise most of the known cosmos, explain the growth of all cosmic structure, and hold the key to the universe's fate. The story of how evidence for the so-called...

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  • The Medea Hypothesis
    The Medea Hypothesis (English, Paperback) Peter Ward

    In The Medea Hypothesis, renowned paleontologist Peter Ward proposes a revolutionary and provocative vision of life's relationship with the Earth's biosphere--one that has frightening implications for our future, yet also offers hope. Using the latest discoveries from the geological record, he argues that life might be its own worst enemy. This stands in stark contrast to James Lovelock's Gaia...

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  • The Little Book of String Theory
    The Little Book of String Theory (English, Hardback) Steven S. Gubser

    String theory has been called the 'theory of everything'. It seeks to describe all the fundamental forces of nature. It encompasses gravity and quantum mechanics in one unifying theory. This title presents an introduction to one of the most talked-about areas of physics.

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  • Oxygen
    Oxygen (English, Hardback) Donald E. Canfield

    The air we breathe is twenty-one percent oxygen, an amount higher than on any other known world. While we may take our air for granted, Earth was not always an oxygenated planet. How did it become this way? This title tells an account of the history of atmospheric oxygen on Earth.

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  • The Little Book of Black Holes
    The Little Book of Black Holes (English, Hardback) Steven S. Gubser, Frans Pretorius

    Dive into a mind-bending exploration of the physics of black holes...

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  • Heart of Darkness
    Heart of Darkness (English, Hardback) Jeremiah P. Ostriker, Simon Mitton

    Describes the saga of humankind's quest to unravel the secrets of the universe. This title explains the physics and the history of how the advanced model of our universe arose and has passed every test hurled at it by the skeptics. It also explains the growth of all cosmic structure, and holds the key to the universe's fate.

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  • The Long Thaw
    The Long Thaw (English, Paperback) David Archer

    If you think that global warming means slightly hotter weather and a modest rise in sea levels that will persist only so long as fossil fuels hold out (or until we decide to stop burning them), think again. This title predicts that if we continue to emit carbon dioxide we may eventually cancel the next ice age and raise the oceans by 50 meters.

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  • Nature's Compass
    Nature's Compass (English, Hardback) James L. Gould, Carol Grant Gould

    We know that animals cross miles of water, land, and sky with pinpoint precision on a daily basis. But scientists have learned how these astounding feats of navigation are actually accomplished. This book explores the methods by which animals find their way both near home and around the globe.

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  • Brave New Arctic (English, Hardback) Mark C. Serreze

    In the 1990s, researchers in the Arctic noticed that floating summer sea ice had begun receding. This was accompanied by shifts in ocean circulation and unexpected changes in weather patterns throughout the world. The Arctic's perennially frozen ground, known as permafrost, was warming, and treeless tundra was being taken over by shrubs. What was going on? Brave New Arctic is Mark Serreze's...

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  • The Mystery of the Missing Antimatter
    The Mystery of the Missing Antimatter (English, Paperback) Helen R. Quinn, Yossi Nir

    In the first fractions of a second after the Big Bang lingers a question at the heart of our very existence: why does the universe contain matter but almost no antimatter? The laws of physics tell us that equal amounts of matter and antimatter were produced in the early universe--but then something odd happened. Matter won out over antimatter; had it not, the universe today would be dark and...

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  • The Faces of Terrorism
    The Faces of Terrorism (English, Paperback) Neil J. Smelser

    Defining what terrorism is, this title shows why a precise definition has eluded, and proposes one that takes into account the complexities of this unconventional and politically charged brand of violence. It also explores the root causes and conditions of terrorism, and examines the ideologies that inspire and fuel it throughout the world.

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  • Food, Blood and Bones
    Food, Blood and Bones (English, Paperback) Denise Walker

    Food, Blood and Bones introduces the reader to the fuel that your body needs to carry out vital processes. Find out how the digestive system turns your food into part of you, learn how your skeleton and circulatory systems work, and discover the importance of a balanced diet. This Biology series for students of 11-14 years offers accessible introduction to the science syllabuses for this age...

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  • Green Plants
    Green Plants (English, Paperback) Denise Walker

    Green Plants introduces readers to the plants that in habit almost every corner of the globe. Find out what plants need to stay healthy, learn about how we use plants in everyday life for food and medicine, and discover how plants reproduce. This Biology series for students of 11-14 years offers accessible introduction to the science syllabuses for this age range. The books complement rather than...

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  • Adaptation and Survival
    Adaptation and Survival (English, Paperback) Denise Walker

    Adaptation and Survival introduces the reader to the ways in which living things adapt to survive on Earth. Find out how plants and animals change to suit their environment, learn about evolutionary processes, and discover how pollution and natural disasters can affect living things. This Biology series for students of 11-14 years offers accessible introduction to the science syllabuses for this...

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