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The Best American Science Writing 2012
$4.99
Description
The Best American Science Writing 2012 is yet another endlessly fascinating and mind-expanding installment of the popular science series that Kirkus Reviews calls, "Superb brain candy." Edited by renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku, co-founder of string field theory, this collection contains the most engaging and provocative science writing of the year--gathering in one volume enthralling and eye-opening essays about the latest developments in biochemistry, physics, astronomy, genetics, evolutionary theory, cognition, and more.
ISBN
9780062117915
By
Cohen, Jesse
Publisher
Ecco
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
741089
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D
Six Impossible Things: The Mystery of the Quantum World (The MIT Press)
$19.95
Description

A concise and engaging investigation of six interpretations of quantum physics.

Rules of the quantum world seem to say that a cat can be both alive and dead at the same time and a particle can be in two places at once. And that particle is also a wave; everything in the quantum world can described in terms of waves--or entirely in terms of particles. These interpretations were all established by the end of the 1920s, by Erwin Schrödinger, Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, and others. But no one has yet come up with a common sense explanation of what is going on. In this concise and engaging book, astrophysicist John Gribbin offers an overview of six of the leading interpretations of quantum mechanics.

Gribbin calls his account "agnostic," explaining that none of these interpretations is any better--or any worse--than any of the others. Gribbin presents the Copenhagen Interpretation, promoted by Niels Bohr and named by Heisenberg; the Pilot-Wave Interpretation, developed by Louis de Broglie; the Many Worlds Interpretation (termed "excess baggage" by Gribbin); the Decoherence Interpretation ("incoherent"); the Ensemble "Non-Interpretation"; and the Timeless Transactional Interpretation (which theorized waves going both forward and backward in time). All of these interpretations are crazy, Gribbin warns, and some are more crazy than others--but in the quantum world, being more crazy does not necessarily mean more wrong.

ISBN
9780262043236
By
Gribbin, John
Publisher
The MIT Press
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9780262043236
Location
Science
The Last Unknowns: Deep, Elegant, Profound Unanswered Questions About the Universe, the Mind, the Future of Civilization, and the Meaning of Life
$16.99
Description

Discover the universe's last unknowns--here are the unanswered questions that obsess "the world's finest minds" (The Guardian)

Featuring a foreword by DANIEL KAHNEMAN, Nobel Prize-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow

This is a little book of profound questions (only questions!)--unknowns that address the secrets of our world, our civilization, the meaning of life. Here are the deepest riddles that have fascinated, obsessed, and haunted the greatest thinkers of our time, including Nobel laureates, cosmologists, philosophers, economists, prize-winning novelists, religious scholars, and more than 250 leading scientists, artists, and theorists. In The Last Unknowns, John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, asks "a mind-blowing gathering of innovative thinkers" (Booklist): "What is 'The Last Question, ' your last question, the question for which you will be remembered?"

Featuring the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel JARED DIAMOND - Nobel Prize-winning University of Chicago economist RICHARD THALER - Harvard psychologistSTEVEN PINKER - religion scholar ELAINE PAGELS - author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics CARLO ROVELLI - Booker Prize-winning novelist IAN McEWAN - neuroscientistSAM HARRIS - philosopher DANIEL C. DENNETT - MIT theorist SHERRY TURKLE - decoder of the human genome J. CRAIG VENTER - The Coddling of the American Mind author JONATHAN HAIDT - Nobel Prize-winning physicist FRANK WILCZEK - UC Berkeley psychologist ALISON GOPNICK - philosopher REBECCA NEWBERGER GOLDSTEIN - New York Times columnist CARL ZIMMER - MIT cosmologist MAX TEGMARK - Whole Earth founder STEWART BRAND - "Marginal Revolution" economist TYLER COWEN - Anatomy of Love author HELEN FISHER - Noble Prize-winning NASA physicist JOHN C. MATHER - psychologist JUDITH RICH HARRIS- Princeton physicist FREEMAN DYSON- musician BRIAN ENO - environmental scientist JENNIFER JACQUET - Duke economist DAN ARIELY- Oxford philosopher A. C. GRAYLING - Harvard cosmologist LISA RANDALL- anthropologist MARY CATHERINE BATESON - Emotional Intelligence author DANIEL GOLEMAN- Harvard genticist GEORGE CHURCH- Blueprint author NICHOLAS A. CHRISTAKIS- Stanford political scientist MARGARET LEVI - economist ALAN S. BLINDER- publisher TIM O'REILLY- theoretical cosmologist JANNA LEVIN - Serpentine Gallery owner HANS ULRICH OBRIST- Wired founding editor KEVIN KELLY - Cambridge astrophysicist MARTIN REES, and more than 200 others.


ISBN
9780062897947
By
Brockman, John
Publisher
William Morrow Paperbacks
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9780062897947
Location
Philosophy
Visions of Science: Books and Readers at the Dawn of the Victorian Age
$30.00
Description
The first half of the nineteenth century witnessed an extraordinary transformation in British political, literary, and intellectual life. There was widespread social unrest, and debates raged regarding education, the lives of the working class, and the new industrial, machine-governed world. At the same time, modern science emerged in Europe in more or less its current form, as new disciplines and revolutionary concepts, including evolution and the vastness of geologic time, began to take shape.

In Visions of Science, James A. Secord offers a new way to capture this unique moment of change. He explores seven key books--among them Charles Babbage's Reflections on the Decline of Science, Charles Lyell's Principles ofGeology, Mary Somerville's Connexion of the Physical Sciences, and Thomas Carlyle's Sartor Resartus--and shows how literature that reflects on the wider meaning of science can be revelatory when granted the kind of close reading usually reserved for fiction and poetry. These books considered the meanings of science and its place in modern life, looking to the future, coordinating and connecting the sciences, and forging knowledge that would be appropriate for the new age. Their aim was often philosophical, but Secord shows it was just as often imaginative, projective, and practical: to suggest not only how to think about the natural world but also to indicate modes of action and potential consequences in an era of unparalleled change.

Visions of Science opens our eyes to how genteel ladies, working men, and the literary elite responded to these remarkable works. It reveals the importance of understanding the physical qualities of books and the key role of printers and publishers, from factories pouring out cheap compendia to fashionable publishing houses in London's West End. Secord's vivid account takes us to the heart of an information revolution that was to have profound consequences for the making of the modern world.

ISBN
9780226203287
By
Secord, James A
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9780226203287
Location
History
AP® Chemistry Crash Course, 2nd Ed., Book + Online: Get a Higher Score in Less Time (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course)
$4.99
Description

REA's Crash Course for the AP(R) Chemistry Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement(R) Score in Less Time

Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject.

Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement(R) Chemistry exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exam AND boost your score?

If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's Crash Course for AP(R) Chemistry is just what you need. Our Crash Course gives you:

Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know
Fully revised for the 2014 AP(R) Chemistry exam, this Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the revised AP(R) Chemistry course description outline and sample AP(R) test questions. It covers only the information tested on the new exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Our targeted review focuses on the Big Ideas that will be covered on the exam. Explanations of the AP(R) Chemistry Labs are also included.

Expert Test-taking Strategies
This Crash Course presents detailed, question-level strategies for answering both the multiple-choice and essay questions. By following this advice, you can boost your score in every section of the test.

Take REA's Online Practice Exam
After studying the material in the Crash Course, go to the online REA Study Center and test what you've learned. Our practice exam features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring analysis. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP(R) exam, so you know you're studying the smart way.

Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exams - this is the study guide every AP(R) Chemistry student must have.

When it's crucial crunch time and your Advanced Placement(R) exam is just around the corner, you need REA's Crash Course for AP(R) Chemistry!

About the Author

Adrian Dingle is a chemistry educator and author, with 24 years of experience teaching in the United States and the United Kingdom. He is the creator of the award-winning chemistry website, www.adriandingleschemistrypages.com.

The focus of Mr. Dingle's teaching career has been on preparing students for standardized tests; AP(R) and SAT(R) tests in the United States, GCSE's and A levels in the United Kingdom, and International Baccalaureate in both countries. An Englishman, he lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where he teaches at The Westminster Schools. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry, and a Postgraduate Certi.cate in Education, both from the University of Exeter in England.

In addition to writing this Crash Course, Mr. Dingle has written The Periodic Table: Elements With Style, How To Make A Universe With 92 Ingredients, and SAT(TM) Chemistry Crash Course. He is the 2011 winner of the School Library Association of the UK's Information Book Award, and, in 2012, was honored with the prestigious literary prize Wissenschaftsbuch des Jahre, sponsored by the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research.

ISBN
9780738611549
By
Dingle, Adrian
Publisher
Research & Education Association
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
600323
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A
Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Things: How to Make a Boomerang with a Business Card, Convert a Pencil into a Microphone and more (Volume 3) (Sneaky Books)
$4.99
Description

For folks who wonder why they keep tossing odds and ends in that junk drawer in the kitchen, Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Things offers evidence that technology doesn't always have to come from Best Buy, Amazon.com, or Microsoft." --U.S. News and World Report

* Putterers, would-be inventers, and science-fair parents rejoice as Cy Tymony offers fifty new projects to bring out your inner MacGyver.

In the third book in Cy Tymony's Sneaky Uses series you will learn how to turn a piece of paper into a Frisbee, a business card into a boomerang, a TV tray into a robot, and more.

* Beginning with a complete list of materials and continuing through easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions paired with helpful illustrations, most projects will be completed in just minutes using common items found around the house.

* Teachers, parents, scout leaders, and enterprising youngsters will use their ingenuity to turn ordinary, everyday objects into something extraordinary, like a pencil into a microphone, Walkman ear buds into an intercom, or a telephone cord into a motor. The book also includes bonus alternative-energy projects and a foreword by NPR's Science Friday host Ira Flatow.

ISBN
9780740768743
By
Tymony, Cy
Publisher
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107488
Location
F
Environmentalism: A Global History
$32.07
Description
A new entry in the Longman World History Series, Environmentalism: A Global History is perfect for professors who want to assign short topical paperbacks which explore global issues and movements in their world history classes. This volume will fit into the second half of World History courses which typically cover the period from 1500 to the present century.

Environmentalism: A Global History is the first genuinely global history of environmentalism. Written by one of the foremost thinkers on ecological issues relating to South Africa, Guha has become one of the more provocative and perceptive commentators on environmentalism in its cross-cultural and global dimensions. Students will find this new text to be a lively and engaging study of ideas and debates that are central to our lives in the twentieth-first century.

ISBN
9780321011695
By
Guha, Ramachandra
Publisher
Pearson
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107417
Location
F
How to Find a Higgs Boson?and Other Big Mysteries in the World of the Very Small
$28.00
Description
The history of particle physics, the hunt for the most elusive particle, and the fundamental questions the search has inspired

How did physicists combine talent and technology to discover the Higgs boson, the last piece in our inventory of the subatomic world? How did the Higgs change our understanding of the universe? And now, nearly a decade after its detection, what comes next? Answering these questions, Ivo van Vulpen--a CERN particle physicist and member of the team behind the detection--invites us on a journey to the frontiers of our knowledge.

Enjoy van Vulpen's accessible explanation of the history of particle physics and of concepts like quantum mechanics and relativity--and ponder his inquiries regarding the search for new particles (to explain dark matter), a new force (to combine the existing fundamental forces), and new phenomena (undiscovered dimensions of space). This is a lively account of work at the world's highest-energy particle accelerator, with inspiring personal reflections on humanity's discoveries deeper and deeper into the world of the very small.
ISBN
9780300244182
By
Van Vulpen, Ivo
Publisher
Yale University Press
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9780300244182
Location
Science
Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things (Volume 1)
$4.99
Description
Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things is a valuable resource for transforming ordinary objects into the extraordinary. With over 80 solutions and bonus applications at your disposal, you will be ready for almost any situation.

Do you know how to make something that can tell whether the $20 bill in your wallet is a fake? Or how to generate battery power with simple household items? Or how to create your own home security system? Science-savvy author Cy Tymony does. And now you can learn how to create these things and more than 40 other handy gadgets and gizmos in Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things. More than a simple do-it-yourself guide, this quirky collection is a valuable resource for transforming ordinary objects into the extraordinary. With over 80 solutions and bonus applications at your disposal, you will be ready for almost any situation. Included are survival, security, self-defense, and silly applications that are just plain fun. You'll be seen as a superhero as you amaze your friends by:

* Transforming a simple FM radio into a device that enables you to eavesdrop on tower-to-air conversations.

* Creating your own personalized electronic greeting cards.

* Making a compact fire extinguisher from items typically found in a kitchen pantry.

* Thwarting intruders with a single rubber band.

By using run-of-the-mill household items and the easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams within, you'll be able to complete most projects in just a few minutes. Whether you use Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things as a practical tool to build useful devices, a fun little fantasy escape, or as a trivia guide to impress friends and family, this book is sure to be a reference favorite for years to come.

ISBN
9780740738593
By
Tymony, Cy
Publisher
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1109372
Location
B
The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual, A Student's Guide to Techniques
$4.99
Description
* Praised by students and faculty for its clarity, use of humor, and appropriate amount of detail.
* Emphasis on safety in the lab encourages students to maintain safe practices.
* Succinct coverage of information makes it ideal for quick reference in the lab.
* Short sections with targeted information make information easier to find and comprehend.
ISBN
9780470129326
By
Zubrick, James W
Publisher
Wiley
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
710111
Location
B
Climate Wars
$18.75
Description
From one of the world's great geopolitical analysts, a terrifying glimpse of the none-too-distant future, when climate change will force the world's powers into a desperate struggle for advantage and even survival.
Dwindling resources. Massive population shifts. Natural disasters. Spreading epidemics. Drought. Rising sea levels. Plummeting agricultural yields. Crashing economies. Political extremism. These are some of the expected consequences of runaway climate change in the decades ahead, and any of them could tip the world towards conflict. Prescient, unflinching, and based on exhaustive research and interviews, Climate Wars promises to be one of the most important books of the coming years.

"From the Hardcover edition."

ISBN
9781921372223
By
Dyer, Gwynne
Publisher
Scribe Publications
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1122527
Location
L
Problems for Molecular Biology
$46.50
ISBN
9780867200133
By
Freifelder, David
Publisher
Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118322
Location
B
Plants and insects together
$11.80
Description
Describes the many varied relationships between plants and insects.
ISBN
9780823402748
By
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw
Publisher
Holiday House
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1119864
Location
D
A Short Philosophy of Birds
$19.99
Description

"Brilliant, magical and engrossing-I will never see birds the same way again."
-- Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees

THE INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON

Twenty-two short lessons from the secret lives of birds on living harmoniously and reconnecting with nature.

This charming volume on bird behavior invites us to take a step back from our busy lives and to listen to the tiny philosophers of the sky. From the delicate sparrow to the majestic eagle, birds are among the most fascinating species on earth, and there is much to be learned from these paragons of beauty and grace that can be applied to our lives, including:

  • Independence: what it means to be "pushed out of the nest."
  • Vulnerability: what the mallard teaches us about giving up our old feathers for new ones in order to fly.
  • Gender equality: what happens when a papa Turtledove sits on the nest.
  • Hierarchy and power: what the raven and the vulture know about the pecking order.
  • Filled with elegant illustrations of bird species, this gem of a book celebrates of our friends in the sky, and what they can teach us about the rhythms of life.

    ISBN
    9780062945679
    By
    Rousseau, Elise
    Publisher
    Dey Street Books
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9780062945679
    Location
    Nature
    Weather Wizard's Cloud Book
    $4.99
    Description

    The Weather Wizard's Cloud Book offers a foolproof three-step system for predicting the weather. With amazing accuracy, this simple system can account for swiftly changing local weather developments more effectively than weather maps or official area forecasts, which are issued well in advance of weather conditions. Includes more than 120 photographs.

    ISBN
    9780912697109
    By
    Rubin Sr, Louis D
    Publisher
    Algonquin
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1120665
    Location
    L
    Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence-and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process
    $4.99
    Description

    Alex & Me is the remarkable true story of an extraordinary relationship between psychologist Irene M. Pepperberg and Alex, an African Grey parrot who proved scientists and accepted wisdom wrong by demonstrating an astonishing ability to communicate and understand complex ideas. A New York Times bestseller and selected as one of the paper's Top Ten Books of the Year, Alex & Me is much more that the story of an incredible scientific breakthrough. It's a poignant love story and an affectionate remembrance of Pepperberg's irascible, unforgettable, and always surprising best friend.

    ISBN
    9780061673986
    By
    Pepperberg, Irene
    Publisher
    Harper Perennial
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1119900
    Location
    D
    So Human an Animal: How We Are Shaped by Surroundings and Events
    $4.99
    ISBN
    9780684717531
    By
    Dubos, Rene
    Publisher
    Macmillan Pub Co
    Item Condition
    Used, Acceptable
    About This Product
    Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    745809
    Location
    C
    Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays
    $4.99
    Description
    Readers worldwide have come to know the work of Stephen Hawking through his phenomenal million-copy hardcover best-seller A Brief History of Time. Bantam is proud to present the paperback edition of Dr. Hawking's first new book since that event, a collection of fascinating and illuminating essays, and a remarkable interview broadcast by the BBC on Christmas Day, 1992. These fourteen pieces reveal Hawking variously as the scientist, the man, the concerned world citizen, and-always-the rigorous and imaginative thinker. Hawking's wit, directness of style, and absence of pomp characterize all of them, whether he is remembering his first experience at nursery school; calling for adequate education in science that will enable the public to play its part in making informed decisions on matters such as nuclear disarmament; exploring the origins of the future of the universe; or reflecting on the history of A Brief History of Time. Black Holes and Baby Universes is an important work from one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century.
    ISBN
    9780553095234
    By
    Hawking, Stephen
    Publisher
    Bantam
    Item Condition
    Used, Acceptable
    About This Product
    Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1125109
    Location
    B
    God: The Evidence: The Reconciliation of Faith and Reason in a Postsecular World
    $4.99
    Description
    In the modern age science has been winning its centuries--old battle with religion for the mind of man. The evidence has long seemed incontrovertible: Life was merely a product of blind chance--a cosmic roll of an infinite number of dice across an eternity of time. Slowly, methodically, scientists supplied answers to mysteries insufficiently explained by theologians. Reason pushed faith off into the shadows of mythology and superstition, while atheism became a badge of wisdom. Our culture, freed from moral obligation, explored the frontiers of secularism. God was dead.

    "Glynn's arguments for the existence of God put the burden of disproof on those intellectuals who think that the question has long since been settled." -- Andrew M. Greeley

    But now, in the twilight of the twentieth century, a startling transformation is taking place in Western scientific and intellectual thought. At its heart is the dawning realization that the universe, far from being a sea of chaos, appears instead to be an intricately tuned mechanism whose every molecule, whose every physical law, seems to have been design from the very first nanosecond of the big bang toward a single end--the creation of life. This intellectually and spiritually riveting book asks a provocative question: Is science, the long-time nemesis of the Deity, uncovering the face of God?

    Patrick Glynn lays out the astonishing new evidence that caused him to turn away from the atheism he acquired as a student at Harvard and Cambridge. The facts are fascinating: Physicists are discovering an unexplainable order to the cosmos; medical researchers are reporting the extraordinary healing powers of prayer and are documenting credible accounts of near-death experiences; psychologists, who once considered belief in God to be a sign of neurosis, are finding instead that religious faith is a powerful elixir for mental health; and sociologists are now acknowledging the destructive consequences of a value-free society.

    God: The Evidence argues that faith today is not grounded in ignorance. It is where reason has been leading us all along.

    ISBN
    9780761519645
    By
    Glynn, Patrick
    Publisher
    Crown Forum
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1125002
    Location
    B
    Four Corners: History, Land, and People of the Desert Southwest
    $6.63
    Description
    In this masterful tour de force of nature writing, Kenneth Brown explores one of the most awe-inspiring regions on earth -- the Four Corners of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Weaving together its geological, ecological and human histories, he presents a unique portrait of this ruggedly beautiful landscape that goes beyond mere description to give readers a true sense of the land in all its richness. Here are rock croppings that are 2 billion years old and broad desert valleys where rivers of lava cooled to form floors of solid rock. Here ancient hunter-gatherers stalked the woolly mammoth, four-story pueblos were carved by the Anasazi from sheer stone cliffs and an ancient midnight Holy Week ceremony is still practiced in a modern Spanish village.

    Providing a fresh perspective on a region currently enjoying an upwelling of interest, Four Corners is a fascinating study of one of the world's great wonders -- compelling reading for all science, nature, anthropology and travel aficionados.

    ISBN
    9780060927592
    By
    Brown, Kenneth A
    Publisher
    Harper Perennial
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    741067
    Location
    D
    The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004 (The Best American Series)
    $4.99
    Description
    Bestselling author and staff writer for "The New Yorker" Groopman edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing. Contributors include Walter Kirn, Ron Rosenbaum, Jeffrey Toobin, and Oliver Sacks.
    ISBN
    9780618246984
    Publisher
    Best American
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1120392
    Location
    D
    Across the Frontier (World Perspectives, Volume 48)
    $11.57
    ISBN
    9780061318597
    By
    Heisenberg, Werner
    Publisher
    Harper Torchbooks, Harper & Row, Publishers
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    708551
    Location
    B
    Physics
    $13.32
    Description
    Physics 2nd edition is an alternate version of the College Physics 3rd edition text by Giambattista/Richardson/Richardson. The key difference is that Physics covers kinematics and forces in the more traditional organization of beginning with Kinematics and proceeding to forces. (College Physics takes an integrated approach to forces and kinematics, introducing forces and interweaving kinematics.).
    ISBN
    9780073404530
    By
    Giambattista, Alan
    Publisher
    McGraw-Hill
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    704457
    Location
    A
    After the Ice Age: The Return of Life to Glaciated North America
    $6.76
    Description
    The fascinating story of how a harsh terrain that resembled modern Antarctica has been transformed gradually into the forests, grasslands, and wetlands we know today.

    "One of the best scientific books published in the last ten years."-- "Ottowa Journal"

    "A valuable new synthesis of facts and ideas about climate, geography, and life during the past 20,000 years. More important, the book conveys an intimate appreciation of the rich variety of nature through time."--S. David Webb, "Science"

    ISBN
    9780226668123
    By
    Pielou, E C
    Publisher
    University of Chicago Press
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1107179
    Location
    B
    Superstrings: A Theory of Everything?
    $11.03
    ISBN
    9780521354622
    Publisher
    Cambridge University Press
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    707641
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