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  Cover Art: Atlas of Life On Earth : the Earth Its Landscape and Life Forms Atlas of Life On Earth : the Earth Its Landscape and Life Forms
A look at the evolution of the Earth, from the beginning of the solar system to the present-day. Presented in six sections, divided into 18 chapters setting out the geological and biological developments of each major geological period. The volume's final section looks at the ways in which the Earth and its biosphere are still evolving today.
368 pages 2014
  Cover Art: A Black Hole is Not a Hole DeCristofano, Carolyn Cinami.
A Black Hole is Not a Hole
Places with pull -- The pulling power of a black hole -- Black-hole beginnings -- The blackness of black holes -- Mission impossible? seeking the invisible -- Supersized surprises -- Close encounters of the imaginary kind -- Turning the universe upside-down.
v, 74 p. 2012
  Cover Art: Eyes Wide Open : Going Behind the Environmental Headlines Fleischman, Paul.
Eyes Wide Open : Going Behind the Environmental Headlines
2014
  Cover Art: Moonbird : a Year On the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 Hoose, Phillip M., 1947-
Moonbird : a Year On the Wind with the Great Survivor B95
Documents the survival tale of an intrepid shorebird who has endured annual migrations between Argentina and the Canadian Arctic throughout the course of a long lifetime while his species continues to decline.
148 p. 2012
  Cover Art: Red Madness : How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat Jarrow, Gail
Red Madness : How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat
One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming illness spread across America's South, striking tens of thousands of victims. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. People were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead. Award winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow tracks this disease, commonly known as pellagra, and highlights how doctors, scientists, and public health officials finally defeated it. Illustrated with 100 archival photographs, includes stories about real life pellagra victims and accounts of scientific investigations.
192 pages 2014
  Cover Art: Zombie Makers : True Stories of Nature's Undead Johnson, Rebecca L.
Zombie Makers : True Stories of Nature's Undead
Prologue: Are They Real? -- A Fungus among Us -- The Worms Crawl In, the Worms Crawl Out -- Can We Eat the Babysitter? -- Going Viral -- Try Me, You'll Like Me -- Epilogue: How Do Zombie Makers Do What They Do? -- Fun Stuff to Explore -- Glossary.
48 p. 2013
  Cover Art: Scared Stiff : Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias Latta, Sara L.
Scared Stiff : Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias
Explains how the primal human emotion of fear can sometimes manifest in the form of extremes, describing common phobias ranging from arachnophobia to zoophobia to reveal their histories, treatments, and famous sufferers.
224 pages 2013
  Cover Art: Why? : Answers to Everyday Scientific Questions Levy, Joel, 1971-
Why? : Answers to Everyday Scientific Questions
Provides easy-to-explain answers to questions about science, including why is the sky blue, why can't humans breathe underwater, and why is the universe expanding.
192 pages 2013
  Cover Art: What If? : Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Munroe, Randall
What If? : Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
"Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there was a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last? In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion. The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website. What If? will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical."--Provided by publisher.
xii, 303 pages 2014
  Cover Art: Feynman Ottaviani, Jim.
Feynman
"In this substantial graphic novel biography, First Second presents the larger-than-life exploits of Nobel-winning quantum physicist, adventurer, musician, world-class raconteur, and one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century: Richard Feynman. Written by nonfiction comics mainstay Jim Ottaviani and brilliantly illustrated by First Second author Leland Myrick, Feynman tells the story of the great man's life from his childhood in Long Island to his work on the Manhattan Project and the Challenger disaster. Ottaviani tackles the bad with the good, leaving the reader delighted by Feynman's exuberant life and staggered at the loss humanity suffered with his death."--Amazon.com.
262 p. 2011
  Cover Art: Gulp : Adventures On the Alimentary Canal Roach, Mary.
Gulp : Adventures On the Alimentary Canal
Few of us realize what strange wet miracles of science operate inside us after every meal. In her trademark style, Mary Roach investigates the beginning, and end, of our food, addressing such questions as why crunchy food is so appealing, how much we can eat before our stomachs burst, and whether constipation killed Elvis.
348 p. 2013
  Cover Art: Eruption! : Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives Rusch, Elizabeth
Eruption! : Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives
An account of the work of volcanologists Andy Lockhart, John Pallister, and their team describes their life-risking efforts to investigate dangerous volcanoes that pose threats to more than one billion people worldwide.
76 p. 2013
  Cover Art: Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled : How Do We Know What Dinosaurs Really Looked Like? Thimmesh, Catherine.
Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled : How Do We Know What Dinosaurs Really Looked Like?
Introduces the incredible talents of the paleoartist, whose work reanimates gone-but-never-forgotten dinosaurs in giant full-color paintings that are as strikingly beautiful as they aim to be scientifically accurate, down to the smallest detail. Follow a paleoartist through the scientific process of ascertaining the appearance of various dinosaurs from millions of years ago to learn how science, art, and imagination combine to bring us face-to-face with the past.
57 pages 2013
  Cover Art: Their Skeletons Speak : Kennewick Man and the Paleoamerican World Walker, Sally M.
Their Skeletons Speak : Kennewick Man and the Paleoamerican World
136 p. 2012
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