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The Rhinoceros and the Megatherium: An Essay in Natural History

The Rhinoceros and the Megatherium: An Essay in Natural History (Hardback)

By Pimentel, Juan; Translated by Mason, Peter

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How did Europeans three centuries apart respond to two mysterious beasts a living rhinoceros previously known only from ancient texts and a nameless monster s massive bones? Juan Pimentel shows that their reactions reflect deep cultural changes but also the enduring power of imag ...

ISBN 9780674737129
Published 15 December 2016 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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The Genome Factor: What the Social Genomics Revolution Reveals About Ourselves, Our History, and the Future

The Genome Factor: What the Social Genomics Revolution Reveals About Ourselves, Our History, and the Future (Hardback)

By Conley, Dalton; Fletcher, Jason

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For a century, social scientists have avoided genetics like the plague. But in the past decade, a small but intrepid group of economists, political scientists, and sociologists have harnessed the genomics revolution to paint a more complete picture of human social life than ever ...

ISBN 9780691164748
Published 15 December 2016
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Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling and the Metamorphosis of Science

Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling and the Metamorphosis of Science (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Weber, Andreas

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Understanding our place in the web of life.

ISBN 9780865717992
Published 1 May 2016 by New Society Publishers
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The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century

The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century (Hardback)

By Batsaki, Yota; Tchikine, Anatole

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The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century brings together international scholars to examine: the figure of the botanical explorer; links between imperial ambition and the impulse to survey, map, and collect specimens in new territories; and relationships among botanical ...

ISBN 9780884024163
Published 15 December 2016 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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Series Dumbarton Oaks Symposia and Colloquia
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Exploration and Engineering: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Quest for Mars

Exploration and Engineering: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Quest for Mars (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Conway, Erik M.

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Conway, JPL's historian, offers an insider's perspective into the changing goals of Mars exploration, the ways in which sophisticated computer simulations drove the design process, and the remarkable evolution of landing technologies over a thirty-year period.

ISBN 9781421421223
Published 15 November 2016 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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Series New Series in NASA History
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Faxed: The Rise and Fall of the Fax Machine

Faxed: The Rise and Fall of the Fax Machine (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Coopersmith, Jonathan

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Faxed is the first history of the facsimile machine-the most famous recent example of a tool made obsolete by relentless technological innovation. Jonathan Coopersmith recounts the multigenerational, multinational history of the device from its origins to its workplace glory days ...

ISBN 9781421421230
Published 15 November 2016 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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Series Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology
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Just Ordinary Robots: Automation from Love to War

Just Ordinary Robots: Automation from Love to War (Hardback)

By Royakkers, Lamber; Est, Rinie van

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A social robot is an autonomous robot that interacts and communicates with humans or other autonomous physical agents by following social behaviors and rules attached to its role. This book provides a socially involved but at the same time sober insight into the questions of robo ...

ISBN 9781482260144
Published 10 September 2015 by TL DISTRIBUTION
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The Case Against Sugar
 

The Case Against Sugar (Paperback)

By Taubes, Gary

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The shocking truth about sugar, the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick indeed.

ISBN 9781846276378
Release Date 25 January 2017 by Granta Books
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The Myth Gap: What Happens When Evidence and Arguments Aren't Enough
 

The Myth Gap: What Happens When Evidence and Arguments Aren't Enough (Hardback)

By Evans, Alex

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Once upon a time our society was rich in stories. They united us and helped us to understand the world and ourselves. We called them myths. Today, we have a myth gap. Does that matter? The author argues powerfully and persuasively that it does.

ISBN 9781909513112
Release Date 15 February 2017 by Transworld Publishers
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Dispatches from Continent Seven: an Anthology of Antarctic Science
 

Dispatches from Continent Seven: an Anthology of Antarctic Science (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Priestley, Rebecca

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ISBN 9781927249055
Published 4 March 2016 by Awa Press
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