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Lost Antarctica
Lost Antarctica

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James McClintock

St. Martin's Press

Few of us will ever get to Antarctica. The bitter cold and three months a year without sunlight makes the sixth continent virtually uninhabitable for humans. Yet marine biologist James B. McClintock ...

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Prize Fight
Prize Fight

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Morton Meyers

St. Martin's Press

"In Prize Fight, Dr. Morton A. Meyers presents a comprehensive catalog of the inglorious behaviors provoked by this love of others." —The New York Times

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The End of Plagues
The End of Plagues

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John Rhodes

St. Martin's Press

An absorbing history of the battle against the world's deadliest scourges, including smallpox and polio, and how today’s scientists are racing against the clock to eradicate humanity's more feared viruses once and for all

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The Secret World of Sleep
The Secret World of Sleep

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Penelope A. Lewis

St. Martin's Press

In recent years neuroscientists have uncovered the countless ways our brain trips us up in day-to-day life, from its propensity toward irrational thought to how our intuitions deceive...

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SuperFuel: Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future
SuperFuel: Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future

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Richard Martin

St. Martin's Press

 A riveting look at how an alternative source of energy is revoluntionising nuclear power, promising a safe and clean future for millions, and why thorium was sidelined at the height of the...

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Bankrupting Physics
Bankrupting Physics

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Alexander Unzicker and Sheilla Jones

St. Martin's Press

The recently celebrated discovery of the Higgs boson has captivated the public’s imagination with the promise that it can explain the origins of everything in the universe. It’s...

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Masters of the Planet
Masters of the Planet

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Ian Tattersall

St. Martin's Press

Fifty thousand years ago—merely a blip in evolutionary time—our Homo sapiens ancestors were competing for existence with several other human species, just as their precursors had...

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Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind
Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind

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Kitty Ferguson

St. Martin's Press

Stephen Hawking is one of the most remarkable figures of our age--bestselling author of A Brief History of Time, celebrated theoretical physicist, and an inspiration as he exhibits grace,...

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The Million Death Quake
The Million Death Quake

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Roger Musson

St. Martin's Press

For centuries, Californians and the Japanese have known that they were at risk of catastrophic earthquakes, and prepared accordingly. But when a violent 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti in 2010,...

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Betrayed by Nature
Betrayed by Nature

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Robin Hesketh

St. Martin's Press

Seven million people die from cancer each year around the world, and many more are impacted by this universal scourge. In Betrayed by Nature, research scientist and lecturer Robin...

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The Power of the Sea
The Power of the Sea

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Bruce Parker

St. Martin's Press

The Power of the Sea describes our struggle to understand the physics of the sea, so we can use that knowledge to predict when the sea will unleash its fury against us. In a wide-sweeping narrative...

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Extreme Weather
Extreme Weather

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Bonnie Schneider

St. Martin's Press

Flash floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, mudslides, thunderstorms, and wildfires - these devastating events are happening around the world at an alarming rate. As...

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Smart Medicine
Smart Medicine

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William Hanson, M.D.

St. Martin's Press

We’re a nation in love with the drama of the medical world—from fast-paced hospital life to the race to discover cures for diseases. In Smart Medicine, William Hanson brings...

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The Number Mysteries
The Number Mysteries

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Marcus du Sautoy

St. Martin's Press

Every time we download music, take a flight across the Atlantic or talk on our cell phones, we are relying on great mathematical inventions. In The Number Mysteries, one of our generation’s...

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Second Nature
Second Nature

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Jonathan Balcombe, foreword by J. M. Coetzee

St. Martin's Press

Do baboons have a sense of right and wrong? Do cats and dogs have their feelings hurt? Animal behavior expert Jonathan Balcombe makes the case that animals, once viewed only as...

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Extreme Fear

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Jeff Wise

St. Martin's Press

Fear is a mysterious force. It sabotages our ability to think clearly and can drive us to blind panic, yet it can also give us superhuman speed, strength, and powers of perception....

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The Fossil Hunter
The Fossil Hunter

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Shelley Emling

St. Martin's Press

Mary Anning was only twelve years old when, in 1811, she discovered the first dinosaur skeleton--of an ichthyosaur--while fossil hunting on the cliffs of Lyme Regis, England....

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Uranium Wars
Uranium Wars

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Amir D. Aczel

St. Martin's Press

Uranium, a nondescript element when found in nature, in the past century has become more sought after than gold. Its nucleus is so heavy that it is highly unstable and radioactive....

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Running Out of Water
Running Out of Water

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Peter Rogers and Susan Leal, with a foreword by Congressman Edward J. Markey

St. Martin's Press

Water is the world’s life source and essential to all living creatures.  Although we live on the blue planet, only 3 percent of all our water is drinkable. Yet we’ve...

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The Artificial Ape
The Artificial Ape

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Timothy Taylor

St. Martin's Press

A breakthrough theory that tools and technology are the real drivers of human evolutionAlthough humans are one of the great apes, along with chimpanzees, gorillas,...

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Plastic Fantastic
Plastic Fantastic

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Eugenie Samuel Reich

St. Martin's Press

Highly regarded science journalist Eugenie Samuel Reich recounts the case of wunderkind physicist Jan Hendrik Schön, who faked the discovery of a new superconductor at the...

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No Rain in the Amazon
No Rain in the Amazon

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Nikolas Kozloff

St. Martin's Press

Acting as the planet’s air conditioner, the rainforest sucks up millions of tons of greenhouse gases and stores them safely out of the atmosphere. South America's deforestation threatens...

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This Borrowed Earth
This Borrowed Earth

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Robert Emmet Hernan, foreword by Bill McKibben, preface by Graham Nash

St. Martin's Press

Over the last century mankind has irrevocably damaged the environment through the unscrupulous greed of big business and our own willful ignorance. Here are the strikingly poignant...

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Big Brain: The Origins and Future of Human Intelligence
Big Brain: The Origins and Future of Human Intelligence

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Gary Lynch and Richard Granger

St. Martin's Press

In this groundbreaking look at the evolution of our brains, eminent neuroscientists Gary Lynch and Richard Granger uncover the mysteries of the outsize intelligence of our ancestors, who...

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