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The first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. After years of watching her students struggling with their choices, health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., realized that…

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Val McDermid is one of the finest crime writers we have, whose novels have captivated millions of readers worldwide with their riveting narratives of characters who solve complex crimes and confront unimaginable evil. In the course of researching her bestselling…

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Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize ** A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year It has been called “the great destroyer” and “the evil.” The Pentagon refers to it as “the pervasive menace.” It destroys cars, fells…

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Many lives, one epic journey. Accompanying the BBC1 landmark natural history series, Life Story reveals the extraordinary lengths to which animals will go to secure their future.       Life Story is a tale of survival, laying bare the…

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As Diane Ackerman writes in her brilliant new book, The Human Age, "our relationship with nature has changed…radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is…

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Praise for the previous edition: "An amazing array of shapes and textures that would be the envy of Joan Miro." -- The Wall Street Journal "Hundreds of extremely magnified images such as botanicals, minerals and insects, transport the reader into another world. .…

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"[A] distillation of a decade of exploration, magnificently illustrated and eloquently written. Some will treasure World Ocean Census as a valuable reference, others as a place to find white-knuckle adventures." -- From the foreword by Sylvia Earle An insider's…

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A unique trait of the human species is that our personalities, lifestyles, and worldviews are shaped by an accident of birth—namely, the culture into which we are born. It is our cultures and not our genes that determine which foods we eat, which languages…

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On June 3, 1769, the planet Venus briefly passed across the face of the sun in a cosmic alignment that occurs twice per century. Anticipation of the rare celestial event sparked a worldwide competition among aspiring global superpowers, each sending their own…

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WHEN LIFE AND LIMB ARE ON THE LINE Any one of us may need to become a hero when disaster strikes. That might mean knowing how to bandage a wound, coping with a deadly tornado, or making a split-second life-or-death decision in an airplane crash. While nobody can…

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In this vibrant, eye-opening tour of milestones in the history of our universe, Chris Impey guides us through space and time, leading us from the familiar sights of the night sky to the dazzlingly strange aftermath of the Big Bang. What if we could look into…

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The most significant machines of the 19th and 20th centuries. Fifty Machines that Changed the Course of History is a fascinating survey of the mechanical devices that propelled 18th-century society into the 19th and 20th centuries. The book celebrates more than…