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The Measure of All Things
The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World
by Ken Alder
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In June 1792, amidst the chaos of the French Revolution, two intrepid astronomers set out in opposite directions on an extraordinary journey. Starting in Paris, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre would make his way north to Dunkirk, while Pierre-Franois-Andre Mechain voyaged south to  [ more ]

American Prometheus
The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
by Kai Bird
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J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the  [ more ]

A Short History of Nearly Everything
by Bill Bryson
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Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host  [ more ]

Ending Aids: Shots in the Dark
The Wayward Search for an AIDS Vaccine
by Jon Cohen
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Ten years ago, science reporter Jon Cohen began this book intending to document the story of the discovery of an AIDS cure. Today, his story is instead a chronicle of the failure to do so, owing to a combination of  [ more ]

Stop Global Warming!
What You Can Do to Save the Planet and Your Future
by Laurie David
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TIME magazine has declared global warming a planetary emergency, adding to the calls of a huge chorus of scientists that there is only a little time left to save our planet. Stop Global Warming turns headlines into action, providing testimony  [ more ]

Guns, Germs, and Steel
The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond
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In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had a head start in food production advanced beyond the  [ more ]

Ideas & Opinions by Albert Einstein
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From one of the world's most important and enduring minds, Albert Einstein's ideas, thoughts, and philosophies on the world and its people.  [ more ]

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track
The Letters of Richard P. Feyman
by Richard Phillips Feynman
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?I?m an explorer, OK? I like to find out!? -- One of the towering figures of twentieth-century science, Richard Feynman possessed a curiosity that was the stuff of legend. Even before he won the Nobel Prize in 1965, his unorthodox  [ more ]

The Interpretation of Dreams
by Sigmund Freud
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This ground-breaking work, which Freud considered his most valuable, forever changed the way we think about our dreams. In it, Freud made this century's startling discoveries about why we dream, what we dream about, and what dreams really mean.  [ more ]

Obsessive Genius
The Inner World of Marie Curie
by Barbara Goldsmith
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THROUGH FAMILY INTERVIEWS, diaries, letters, and workbooks that had been sealed for over sixty years, Barbara Goldsmith reveals the Marie Curie behind the myth?an all-too-human woman struggling to balance a spectacular scientific career, a demanding family, the prejudice of society,  [ more ]

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