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  • booksreddit.com:The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future

    The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future

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    Americans are over-regulated and over-taxed. When regulation escalates, the result is an increase in regulators. In other words, bigger government is required to enforce the greater degree of regulation. Bigger government means bigger budgets and higher taxes. More simply doesn’t mean better. A perfect example is the entire global warming, climate-change issue, which is an effort to dramatically and hugely increase regulation of each of our lives and business, and to raise our cost of living …


  • booksreddit.com:Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects

    Borror and DeLong’s Introduction to the Study of Insects

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    First published in the 1950s by the late James Borror and Dwight Moore DeLong, this classic text, INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF INSECTS 7TH EDITION, combines the study of insects with clear and current insect identification. In this new edition (available in a bundle with InfoTrac College Edition), Johnson and Triplehorn supply updated information on phylogeny using systematics while adding a greater emphasis on insect biology and evolution. This greater concentration on insect systematics n…


  • booksreddit.com:Guide to the Stars

    Guide to the Stars

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    The 5th edition (published 2013) of the 16-inch diameter plastic Guide to the Stars chart is an instrument to help you identify the constellations. You simply dial-in your observing time and date to find the set of constellations visible in your sky (this is accomplished by turning the clear top piece). Although this chart is designed for beginners, seasoned amateur astronomers will find it useful, too. This chart can be used anywhere in the world between latitudes 30 and 60 degrees North, w…


  • booksreddit.com:The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness

    The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from …

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    From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie’s reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters?*The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it’s also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales…


  • booksreddit.com:Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke t...

    Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke t…

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    “Merchants of Doubt should finally put to rest the question of whether the science of climate change is settled. It is, and we ignore this message at our peril.”-Elizabeth Kolbert “Brilliantly reported andwritten with brutal clarity.”-Huffington Post Now a powerful documentary from the acclaimed director of Food Inc., Merchants of Doubt was one of the most talked-about climate change books of recent years, for reasons easy to understand: It tells the controversial story of how a loose-knit g…


  • booksreddit.com:How to Prove It: A Structured Approach

    How to Prove It: A Structured Approach, 2nd Edition

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    Geared to preparing students to make the transition from solving problems to proving theorems, this text teaches them the techniques needed to read and write proofs. The book begins with the basic concepts of logic and set theory, to familiarize students with the language of mathematics and how it is interpreted. These concepts are used as the basis for a step-by-step breakdown of the most important techniques used in constructing proofs. To help students construct their own proofs, this new …


  • booksreddit.com:Great Mambo Chicken And The Transhuman Condition: Science Slightly Over The Edge

    Great Mambo Chicken And The Transhuman Condition: Science Slightly Over The Edge

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    Enter the gray area between overheated imagination and overheated reality, and meet a network of scientists bent on creating artificial life forms, building time machines, hatching plans for dismantling the sun, enclosing the solar system in a cosmic eggshell, and faxing human minds to the far side of the galaxy. With Ed Regis as your guide, walk the fine line between science fact and fiction on this freewheeling and riotously funny tour through some of the most serious science there is….


  • booksreddit.com:The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

    The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

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    “A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.” *Los Angeles Times”POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.” *The Washington Post Book WorldHow can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of sci…


  • booksreddit.com:The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science- and Reality

    The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science- and Reality

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    I am 32 I am open about my support for Sanders but need some help
    Bestselling author Chris Mooney uses cutting-edge research to explain the psychology behind why today’s Republicans reject reality—it’s just part of who they are.From climate change to evolution, the rejection of mainstream science among Republicans is growing, as is the denial of expert consensus on the economy, American history, foreign policy and much more. Why won’t Republicans accept things that most experts agree on? Why are they constantly fighting against the facts?Science writer Chri…


  • booksreddit.com:Stern's Introductory Plant Biology

    Stern’s Introductory Plant Biology

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    This introductory text assumes little prior scientific knowledge on the part of the student. It includes sufficient information for some shorter introductory botany courses open to both majors and nonmajors, and is arranged so that certain sections can be omitted without disrupting the overall continuity of the course. Stern emphasizes current interests while presenting basic botanical principles. This latest edition incorporates measurable learning outcomes and updated readings. Students wil…


  • booksreddit.com:A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and central North America (Peterson Field Guides)

    A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and central North America (Peterson Field Guides)

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    More than 370 edible wild plants, plus 37 poisonous look-alikes, are described here, with 400 drawings and 78 color photographs showing precisely how to recognize each species. Also included are habitat descriptions, lists of plants by season, and preparation instructions for 22 different food uses.


  • booksreddit.com:Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (Science and Its Conceptual Foun...

    Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (Science and Its Conceptual Foun…

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    If you could pick 5 philosophy texts that should be read what are they and why?
    How does science work? Does it tell us what the world is “really” like? What makes it different from other ways of understanding the universe? In Theory and Reality, Peter Godfrey-Smith addresses these questions by taking the reader on a grand tour of one hundred years of debate about science. The result is a completely accessible introduction to the main themes of the philosophy of science.Intended for undergraduates and general readers with no prior background in philosophy, Theory and Real… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Ant Encounters: Interaction Networks and Colony Behavior (Primers in Complex Systems)

    Ant Encounters: Interaction Networks and Colony Behavior (Primers in Complex Systems)

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    How do ant colonies get anything done, when no one is in charge? An ant colony operates without a central control or hierarchy, and no ant directs another. Instead, ants decide what to do based on the rate, rhythm, and pattern of individual encounters and interactions–resulting in a dynamic network that coordinates the functions of the colony. Ant Encounters provides a revealing and accessible look into ant behavior from this complex systems perspective. Focusing on the moment-to-moment beh…


  • booksreddit.com:The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500

    The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years

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    In recent years, malaria has emerged as a cause celebre for voguish philanthropists. Bill Gates, Bono, and Laura Bush are only a few of the personalities who have lent their names–and opened their pocketbooks–in hopes of stopping the disease. Still, in a time when every emergent disease inspires waves of panic, why aren’t we doing more to tame one of our oldest foes? And how does a pathogen that we’ve known how to prevent for more than a century still infect 500 million people every year, k…


  • booksreddit.com:How to Prove It: A Structured Approach

    How to Prove It: A Structured Approach, 2nd Edition

    446

    Geared to preparing students to make the transition from solving problems to proving theorems, this text teaches them the techniques needed to read and write proofs. The book begins with the basic concepts of logic and set theory, to familiarize students with the language of mathematics and how it is interpreted. These concepts are used as the basis for a step-by-step breakdown of the most important techniques used in constructing proofs. To help students construct their own proofs, this new …


  • booksreddit.com:Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants

    Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants

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    •A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age • A New York Public Library Book to Remember from 2004 • A PSLA Young Adult Top 40 (or so) non-fiction title 2004 Love them or loathe them, rats are here to stay-they are city dwellers as much as (or more than) we are, surviving on the effluvia of our society. In Rats, the critically acclaimed bestseller, Robert Sullivan spends a year investigating a rat-infested alley just a few blocks away from Wall Street. Sullivan gets to know not just the …


  • booksreddit.com:Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide

    Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide

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    From the author of GROWING GOURMET AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS comes the only identification guide exclusively devoted to the world’s psilocybin-containing mushrooms. Detailed descriptions and color photographs for over 100 species are provided, as well as an exploration of their long-standing (and often religious) use by ancient peoples and their continued significance to modern-day culture. Some of the species included have just been discovered in the past year or two, and still others have nev…


  • booksreddit.com:Deep Time: How Humanity Communicates Across Millennia

    Deep Time: How Humanity Communicates Across Millennia

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    Combining the logical rigor with the lyrical finesse of a novelist , award-winning author Gregory Benford explores these and other fascinating questions in this provocative analysis of humanity’s attempts to make its culture immortal.  In Deep Time he confronts our growing influence on events hundreds of thousands of years into the future and explores the possible “messeges” we may transmit to our distant descendants in the language of the planet itself, from nuclear waste to global warming t…


  • booksreddit.com:Principles of Neural Science

    Principles of Neural Science

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    A Doody’s Core Title for 2011! 5 STAR DOODY’S REVIEW! “This is a simply wonderful book that makes accessible in one place all the details of how the neuron and brain work. The writing is clear. The drawings are elegant and educational. The book is a feast for both the eye and mind. The richness, the beauty, and the complexity of neuroscience is all captured in this superb book.”–Doody’s Review Service Now in resplendent color, the new edition continues to define the latest in the …


  • booksreddit.com:Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science

    Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science

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    With the emergence of “cultural studies” and the blurring of once-clear academic boundaries, scholars are turning to subjects far outside their traditional disciplines and areas of expertise. In Higher Superstition scientists Paul Gross and Norman Levitt raise serious questions about the growing criticism of science by humanists and social scientists on the “academic left” This paperback edition of Higher Superstition includes a new afterword by the authors.