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Radical Technologies

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Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781784780456
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Published: Verso - May 29th, 2018

 

Before reading this book, I thought I had a decent idea of how the world works. Shortly into the first chapter, I realized how little I understood. From networks to blockchains, Greenfield masterfully critiques nine foundational technologies that often invisibly shape our lives. An important book for anyone wanting a thoughtful relationship with the world around them.

 

Matthew


The Disordered Mind

The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374287863
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 28th, 2018

 

Nobel Prize winning researcher and teacher Eric R. Kandel,  with profound empathy, essentially delivers a survey of current knowledge of the workings of the brain using the frame of brain disorders. Our understanding of the biology of the mind is changing rapidly and Kandel charts these advances in clear and very comprehensible language explaining how they are leading to new insights about human nature and consciousness itself.

Dale


How to Make a Spaceship

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How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight Cover Image
By Julian Guthrie, Richard Branson (Preface by), Stephen Hawking (Afterword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594206726
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Published: Penguin Press - September 20th, 2016

 

Introduces you to all the people who watched the moon landing and said "That’s what I want to do with my life," with or without NASA.

John


The Brilliant Deep

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The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs: The Story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation Cover Image
By Kate Messner, Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452133508
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 8th, 2018

 

This is a fantastic nonfiction picture book about one of the champions of coral reef restoration. Beautiful illustrations and an inspiring true-life story.

Rebecca


Chasing New Horizons

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Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250098962
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Published: Picador - May 2018

 

In July of 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft completed the first ever flyby of Pluto. For me and many others, this was the first I'd heard of New Horizons, but Alan Stern and the Pluto Underground had been working towards this since 1989, and the process was far from easy. Follow the epic journey from idea to proposal to actual mission to the furthest and final unexplored planet in our solar system. You'll learn about planetary science, space exploration, and Pluto itself.

Shana


Rising

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Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781571313676
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Published: Milkweed Editions - June 12th, 2018

 

Never mind what you’ve heard about the coming effects of climate change.  As Elizabeth Rush disturbingly documents, we are already seeing widespread effects of sea level rise. With great empathy and a lyrical voice she closely examines the response of various American coastal communities to the dramatic changes they struggle to face.

Dale


Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062490421
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Published: William Morrow - April 24th, 2018

Brusatte takes us with him on his travels around the world fossil hunting with other equally dedicated and passionate paleontologists who together have been revising what we know  about the remarkable life on our planet millions of years ago.

Dale


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