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Understanding Thermodynamics
Understanding Thermodynamics
Paperback      ISBN: 0486632776
Clear treatment of systems and first and second laws of thermodynamics features informal language, vivid and lively examples, and fresh perspectives. Excellent supplement for undergraduate science or engineering class.
Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
Third Chimpanzee
The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
Paperback      ISBN: 0060984031
A renowned scientist examines the less than two percent of human genes that distinguish us from chimpanzees and that link human behaviors--such as genocide, drug addiction, and the extermination of other species--to our animal predecessors
Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History
Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes
Further Reflections in Natural History
Paperback      ISBN: 0393311031
A collection of essays answers questions about key scientific concepts, focusing, in particular, on Darwin's theory of evolution, natural selection, and its impact on biology, natural history, and modern science
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place
Refuge
An Unnatural History of Family and Place
Paperback      ISBN: 0679740244
The author describes her Mormon upbringing, juxtaposing these reminiscences with discussions of the flooding of a wildlife bird sanctuary and its effect on that ecosystem, and her family's legacy of cancer.
Letters from the Earth
Letters from the Earth
Paperback      ISBN: 0060921056
An American classic, with more than 320,000 copies sold-- some of Twain's most pungent and hilarious writings.
The Evolution of Useful Things
The Evolution of Useful Things
Paperback      ISBN: 0679740392
A look at the origin of everyday household items examines the Phillips-head screwdriver, paper clips, Post-its, fast-food "clamshell" containers, and other items
How the Body Works/100 Ways Parents and Kids Can Share the Miracle of the Human Body
How the Body Works/100 Ways Parents and Kids Can Share the Miracle of the Human Body
Hardcover      ISBN: 0895775751
More than nine hundred vivid photographs, full-color illustrations, and clear diagrams accompany more than one hundred experiments, projects, and activities that help readers of all ages discover how the organs and systems of the human body work. 75,000 first printing.
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Paperback      ISBN: 0684813785
Traces the development of the atomic bomb from Leo Szilard's concept through the drama of the race to build a workable device to the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima
The Man Who Planted Trees
The Man Who Planted Trees
Paperback      ISBN: 0930031067
A barren region in France is brought back to life by the efforts of Elzeard Bouffier who, with great determination, plants 100 acorns everyday over thirty years
The Stars: A New Way to See Them
The Stars
A New Way to See Them
Paperback      ISBN: 0395248302
A beginner's comprehensive guide to the stars, presenting the constellations in shapes that correspond sensibly to their names. Includes forty charts of the skies through the seasons.