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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

by Edwin Abbott Abbott Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
03/2015
ISBN:
9780691165554
Format:
Pbk 104 pages

In 1884, Edwin Abbott Abbott wrote a mathematical adventure set in a two-dimensional plane world, populated by a hierarchical...

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Discoverers of the Universe: William and Caroline Herschel

by Michael Hoskin Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
01/2011
ISBN:
9780691148335
Format:
Hbk 256 pages

Discoverers of the Universe tells the gripping story of William Herschel, the brilliant, fiercely ambitious, emotionally complex...

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Strange New Worlds: The Search for Alien Planets and Life Beyond our Solar System

by Ray Jayawardhana Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
04/2013
ISBN:
9780691158075
Format:
Pb+ 280 pages

Soon astronomers expect to find alien Earths by the dozens in orbit around distant suns. Before the decade is out, telltale signs...

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How to Find a Habitable Planet

by James Kasting Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
08/2012
ISBN:
9780691156279
Format:
Pb+ 360 pages

Ever since Carl Sagan first predicted that extraterrestrial civilizations must number in the millions, the search for life on...

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Extinction: How Life on Earth Nearly Ended 250 Million Years Ago

by Douglas H Erwin Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
03/2015
ISBN:
9780691165653
Format:
Pbk 320 pages

Some 250 million years ago, the earth suffered the greatest biological crisis in its history. Around 95 percent of all living...

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Secrets of the Snout: The Dog's Incredible Nose

by Frank Rosell University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
04/2018
ISBN:
9780226536361
Format:
Hbk 288 pages

Dogs and humans have worked side by side for thousands of years, and over the millennia we've come to depend upon our pooches...

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Superstition: Belief in the Age of Science

by Robert L Park Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
07/2010
ISBN:
9780691145976
Format:
Pb+ 240 pages

From uttering a prayer before boarding a plane, to exploring past lives through hypnosis, has superstition become pervasive in...

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Good Enough: The Tolerance for Mediocrity in Nature and Society

by Daniel S. Milo Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
05/2019
ISBN:
9780674504622
Format:
Hbk 320 pages

In this spirited and irreverent critique of Darwin’s long hold over our imagination, a distinguished philosopher of science makes...

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Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World

by Gillen D'Arcy Wood Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
10/2015
ISBN:
9780691168623
Format:
Pb+ 312 pages

When Indonesia’s Mount Tambora erupted in 1815, it unleashed the most destructive wave of extreme weather the world has witnessed...

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Mystery of the Missing Antimatter

by Helen R Quinn and Yossi Nir Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
11/2014
ISBN:
9780691163932
Format:
Pb+ 296 pages

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...

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At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe's First Seconds

by Dan Hooper Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
10/2019
ISBN:
9780691183565
Format:
Hbk 248 pages

A new look at the first few seconds after the Big Bang'and how continuing research into these moments may transform cosmology...

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Totally Random: Why Nobody Understands Quantum Mechanics (A Serious Comic on Entanglement)

by Jeffrey Bub and Tanya Bub Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
06/2018
ISBN:
9780691176956
Format:
Pbk 272 pages

An eccentric comic about the central mystery of quantum mechanicsTotally Random is a comic for the serious reader who...

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Extreme Life of the Sea

by Stephen R Palumbi and Anthony R Palumbi Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
10/2015
ISBN:
9780691169811
Format:
Pb+ 256 pages

The ocean teems with life that thrives under difficult situations in unusual environments. The Extreme Life of the Sea takes readers...

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Beyond UFOs: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Its Astonishing Implications for Our Future

by Jeffrey Bennett Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
05/2011
ISBN:
9780691149882
Format:
Pb+ 248 pages

The quest for extraterrestrial life doesn't happen only in science fiction. This book describes the startling discoveries being...

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Sun Kings: The Unexpected Tragedy of Richard Carrington and the Tale of How Modern Astronomy Began

by Stuart Clark Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
04/2009
ISBN:
9780691141268
Format:
Pb+ 224 pages

In September of 1859, the entire Earth was engulfed in a gigantic cloud of seething gas, and a blood-red aurora erupted across...

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