The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage

The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage

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Heaven on Earth: How Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo Discovered the Modern World

Heaven on Earth: How Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo Discovered the Modern World

Today we take for granted that a telescope allows us to see galaxies millions of light years away But before its invention, people used nothing than their naked eye to fathom what took place in the visible sky So how did four men in the 1500 s of different nationality, age, religion, and

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The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness

The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness

From one of America s most courageous young journalists NPR comes a propulsive narrative history investigating the 50 year old mystery behind a dramatic experiment that changed the course of modern medicine For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness how do you diagnose it,

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Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale

Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale

Downsizing 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

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Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers

Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers

A chilling, globe spanning detective story, tracking an elite group of Russian hackers and the future of global warfare In 2014, the world witnessed the start of an escalating series of cyberattacks Targeting American utility companies, NATO, and electric grids in Eastern Europe, the strikes became

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You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It's Making the World a Weirder Place

You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It's Making the World a Weirder Place

AS HEARD ON NPR S SCIENCE FRIDAY Discover the book that Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Daniel Pink, and Adam Grant want you to read this year, an accessible, informative, and hilarious introduction to the weird and wonderful world of artificial intelligence Ryan North You look like a thing and

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Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives—and Save Theirs

Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives—and Save Theirs

Abook that offers hope The New York Times Book Review Richard Louv has done it again A remarkable book that will help everyone break away from their fixed gaze at the screens that dominate our lives and remember instead that we are animals in a world of animals Bill McKibben, author of

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User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play

User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play

In User Friendly, Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant reveal the untold story of a paradigm that quietly rules our modern lives the assumption that machines should anticipate what we need Spanning over a century of sweeping changes, from women s rights to the Great Depression to World War II to the

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Pluto Gets the Call

Pluto Gets the Call

Pluto gets a call from Earth telling him he isn t a planet any, so he sets out on a journey through the solar system to find out why in this funny and fact filled romp that s perfect for fans of The Scrambled States of America.Pluto loves being a planet That is, until the day he gets a call

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

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

The true story of how a scientist saved the planet from environmental disaster Mexican American Mario Molina is a modern day hero who helped solve the ozone crisis of the 1980s Growing up in Mexico City, Mario was a curious boy who studied hidden worlds through a microscope As a young man in

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All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon's Perspective on Climate Change

All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon's Perspective on Climate Change

All Hell Breaking Loose is an eye opening examination of climate change from the perspective of the U.S military.The Pentagon, unsentimental and politically conservative, might not seem likely to be worried about climate change still linked, for many people, with polar bears and coral reefs Yet of

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Fibonacci’s Rabbits: And 49 Other Discoveries That Revolutionised Mathematics

Fibonacci’s Rabbits: And 49 Other Discoveries That Revolutionised Mathematics

A lucid exploration of the story of mathematics through the examination of 50 of its greatest discoveries, Fibonacci s Rabbits is fully illustrated throughout, featuring clear explanations of the context, procedures, results and implications of each discovery.

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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of a multibillion dollar startup, by the prize winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end in the face of pressure and threats from the CEO and her lawyers In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth

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No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

The groundbreaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young climate activist who has become the voice of a generation, including her historic address to the United Nations In August 2018 a fifteen year old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day in order to protest the

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Uncanny Valley: A Memoir

Uncanny Valley: A Memoir

The prescient, page turning account of a journey in Silicon Valley a defining memoir of our digital age In her mid twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wiener stuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial left a job in book publishing for the

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The Overstory

The Overstory

The Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of and paean to the natural world From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from

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The Only Woman in the Room

The Only Woman in the Room

She was beautiful She was a genius Could the world handle both A powerful, illuminating novel about Hedy Lamarr Hedy Kiesler is lucky Her beauty leads to a starring role in a controversial film and marriage to a powerful Austrian arms dealer, allowing her to evade Nazi persecution despite her

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