Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale

Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage SaleDownsizing Decluttering A parent s death Sooner or later, all of us are faced with things we no longer need or want But when we drop our old clothes and other items off at a local donation center, where do they go Sometimes across the country or even halfway across the world to people and

Pluto Gets the Call

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Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet

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The Body: A Guide for Occupants

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Edison

EdisonFrom Pulitzer Prize winning author Edmund Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history Although Thomas Alva Edison was the most famous American of his time, and remains an international name today, he is mostly remembered only for the

Letters from an Astrophysicist

Letters from an AstrophysicistThe natural follow up to the phenomenal bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the

The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last

The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the LastWith the fascinating scholarship of The Emperor of All Maladies and the deeply personal experience of When Breath Becomes Air, a world class oncologist examines the current state of cancer and its devastating impact on the individuals it affects including herself.We have lost the war on cancer.

Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans

Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking HumansA sweeping examination of the current state of artificial intelligence and how it is remaking our world No recent scientific enterprise has proved as alluring, terrifying, and filled with extravagant promise and frustrating setbacks as artificial intelligence The award winning author Melanie

The Half-Life of Marie Curie

The Half-Life of Marie CurieIn 1912, scientist Marie Curie spent two months on the British seaside at the home of Hertha Ayrton, an accomplished mathematician, inventor, and suffragette At the time, Curie was in the throes of a scandal in France over her affair with Paul Langevin which threatened to overshadow the