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Countdown City: The Last Policeman Book II (Last Policeman Trilogy)

Countdown City: The Last Policeman Book II (Last Policeman Trilogy)

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By Ben H Winters

Synopsis: The Last Policeman received the 2013 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original–along with plenty of glowing reviews.  
 
Now Detective Hank Palace returns in Countdown City, the second volume of the Last Policeman trilogy. There are just 77 days before a deadly asteroid collides with Earth, and Detective Palace is out of a job. With the Concord police force operating under…

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Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception

Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception

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By Claudia Hammond

Synopsis: Drawing on the latest research from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and biology, writer and broadcaster Claudia Hammond explores the mysteries of our perception of time in her book Time Warped.

Why does life seem to speed up as we get older? Why does the clock in your head move at a different speed from the one on the wall? Why is it almost impossible to go a…

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Science Book a Day Interviews Sally Satel

Science Book a Day Interviews Sally Satel

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Special thanks to Sally Satel for answering 3 questions about the recently featured book which she co-authored – Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience

Sally Satel, M.D., is a practicing psychiatrist and lecturer at the Yale University School of Medicine, examines mental health policy as well as political trends in medicine. – From Sally’s AEI Profile

Sally’s Homepage: http:/…

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High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society

High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society

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By Carl Hart

Synopsis: High Price is the harrowing and inspiring memoir of neuroscientist Carl Hart, a man who grew up in one of Miami’s toughest neighborhoods and, determined to make a difference as an adult, tirelessly applies his scientific training to help save real lives.

Young Carl didn’t see the value of school, studying just enough to keep him on the basketball team. Today, he is a…

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Milestone: 200 Wordpress and 200 Twitter Followers!

Milestone: 200 WordPress and 200 Twitter Followers!

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Yesterday we gained our 200th WordPress Follower – HUZZAH! And earlier in the week we got our 200th Twitter Follower – BOOYA!

It’s great to know that more and more people are enjoying the books that we share everyday! It’s a small achievement, but one worth sharing all the same. :)

If you’re not joined our twitter feed, make sure you do!

God’s Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the…

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God’s Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science

God’s Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science

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By James Hannam

Synopsis: The adjective ‘medieval’ is now a synonym for superstition and ignorance. Yet without the work of medieval scholars there could have been no Galileo, no Newton and no Scientific Revolution. In “God’s Philosophers”, James Hannam traces the neglected roots of modern science in the medieval world. He debunks many of the myths about the Middle Ages, showing that medieval…

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Science Book a Day Interviews Anne Charnock

Science Book a Day Interviews Anne Charnock

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anne-charnockSpecial thanks to Anne Charnock for answering 5 questions about her recently featured book – A Calculated Life

My writing career began in journalism and my reports appeared in New Scientist, The Guardian, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune and Geographical, among others. I was educated at the University of East Anglia, where I studied environmental sciences, and at The Manchester…

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What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses

What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses

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By Daniel Chamovitz

Synopsis: How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can it actually feel an insect’s tiny, spindly legs? And how do cherry blossoms know when to bloom? Can they actually remember the weather?

For centuries we have collectively marveled at plant diversity and form—from Charles Darwin’s early fascination with stems to Seymour Krelborn’s distorted doting in Little Shop of…

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What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein’s Ideas, and Why They Matter

What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein’s Ideas, and Why They Matter

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By Jeffrey Bennett

Synopsis: It is commonly assumed that if the Sun suddenly turned into a black hole, it would suck Earth and the rest of the planets into oblivion. Yet, as prominent author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett points out, black holes don’t suck. With that simple idea in mind, Bennett begins an entertaining introduction to Einstein’s theories of relativity, describing the amazing…

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Science Book a Day Interviews James Owen Weatherall

Science Book a Day Interviews James Owen Weatherall

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Special thanks to James Owen Weatherall for answering 5 questions about his recently featured book – The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable

I am a physicist, mathematician, and philosopher. I hold a position as Assistant Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine, where I am also a member of the Institute for…

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Fire with Fire
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By Charles E Gannon

Synopsis: NEBULA AWARD NOMINEE.  Original trade paperback. New Science Fiction Thriller Series! An agent for a spy organization  uncovers an alien alliance in nearby interstellar space—an alliance that will soon involve humanity in politics and war on a galactic scale.

2105, September: Intelligence Analyst Caine Riordan uncovers a conspiracy on Earth’s Moon—a history-changing…

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Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction

Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction

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Edited by Ian Whates

Synopsis: Following the exceptionally well received first collection, Solaris Rising 2 brings even more best-selling and cutting edge SF authors together for another extraodrinary volume of ground-breaking stories.

Having re-affirmed Solaris’s proud reputation for producing high quality science fiction antologies in the first volume, Solaris Rising 2 is the next collection in…

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Bioluminescence: Living Lights, Lights for Living

Bioluminescence: Living Lights, Lights for Living

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By Thérèse Wilson and J. Woodland Hastings

Synopsis: Bioluminescence is everywhere on earth—most of all in the ocean, from angler fish in the depths to the flashing of dinoflagellates at the surface. Here, Thérèse Wilson and Woody Hastings explore the natural history, evolution, and biochemistry of the diverse array of organisms that emit light.

While some bacteria, mushrooms, and invertebrates,…

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Science Book a Day Interviews William Nordhaus

Science Book a Day Interviews William Nordhaus

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Special thanks to William Nordhaus for answering 5 questions about his recently featured book – The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World

William Nordhaus is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He completed his undergraduate work at Yale University in 1963 and received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1967 from the…

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The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People

The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People

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By Neil Shubin

Synopsis: From one of our finest and most popular science writers, and the best-selling author of Your Inner Fish, comes the answer to a scientific mystery as big as the world itself: How are the events that formed our solar system billions of years ago embedded inside each of us?
 
In Your Inner Fish, Neil Shubin delved into the amazing connections between human bodies—our hands,…

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