Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss among Vanishing Orcas

By Eva Saulitis

Science entwines with issues of the human center as a whale researcher chronicles the lives of an endangered kin of orcas
 
Ever considering that Eva Saulitis all started her whale study in Alaska within the Nineteen Eighties, she has been drawn deeply into the lives of a unmarried nuclear family of endangered orcas suffering to outlive in Prince William Sound. Over the direction of a decades-long profession spent gazing and learning those whales, and at last coming to grasp them as contributors, she has, unfortunately, witnessed the devastation wrought via the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989—after which no longer a unmarried calf has been born to the gang. With the highbrow rigor of a scientist and the center of a poet, Saulitis offers voice to those very important but vanishing survivors and where they're so unswerving to. either an elegy for one orca relatives and a party of the total species, Into nice Silence is a relocating portrait of the interconnectedness of people with animals and place—and of the accountability we need to safeguard them.

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Palms of Southern Asia (Princeton Field Guides)

By Andrew Henderson

Southern Asia is an unlimited and ecologically various sector that extends from the deserts of Afghanistan to the rainforests of Thailand, and is domestic to a marvelously wealthy palm plant life. Palms of Southern Asia is the single whole box consultant to the forty three genera and 352 species of hands and rattans that happen in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. This beautiful guide's good-looking illustrations and succinct, authoritative, and jargon-free textual content make identity effortless. every one species account contains the proper clinical and customary names, and entirely describes morphology, habitat, and makes use of. that includes a distribution map for many species and 256 full-color pictures, this is often additionally the one box advisor to hide the super different palm flowers of Vietnam, and the 1st to provide a taxonomic review of the rattan species of Southern Asia.

Palms of Southern Asia is a e-book of significant significance for botanists and a useful relief for naturalists and conservationists, and it is the ideal box consultant for ecotourists touring within the region.

  • Covers all 352 clearly taking place fingers in Southern Asia
  • Features full-color photos of 256 species, many by no means ahead of illustrated
  • Includes a distribution map for many species
  • Provides the 1st taxonomic review of the rattans of Southern Asia

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Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars

By Lee Billings

An intimate background of Earth and the hunt for all times past the sun system

For 4.6 billion years our residing planet has been on my own in an unlimited and silent universe. yet quickly, Earth's isolation may perhaps come to an finish. over the last twenty years, astronomers have came upon hundreds of thousands of planets orbiting different stars. a few of these exoplanets could be reflect photos of our personal international. And extra are being stumbled on all of the time.

Yet because the velocity of discovery speeds up, a solution to the universe's maximum riddle nonetheless continues to be simply out of succeed in: Is the nice silence and vacancy of the cosmos an indication that we and our global are by some means singular, targeted, and profoundly on my own, or does it simply suggest that we’re searching for existence in the entire unsuitable locations? As star-gazing scientists come toward studying the reality, their insights are proving ever extra an important to realizing life’s elaborate mysteries and chances the following on Earth.

Science journalist Lee Billings explores the earlier and way forward for the "exoplanet growth" via in-depth reporting and interviews with the astronomers and
planetary scientists at its leading edge. He recounts the tales at the back of their world-changing discoveries and captures the pivotal moments that drove them ahead of their historical look for the 1st liveable planets past our sunlight approach. Billings brings readers as regards to a variety of interesting characters, such as:

FRANK DRAKE, a pioneer who has used the world’s maximum radio telescopes to behavior the 1st searches for extraterrestrial intelligence and to transmit a message to the celebs so robust that it in brief outshone our Sun.

JIM KASTING, a mild-mannered former NASA scientist whose learn into the Earth’s surroundings and weather unearths the inner most foundations of lifestyles on our planet, foretells the top of existence on the earth within the far away destiny, and publications the planet hunters of their look for alien life.

SARA SEAGER, a visionary and iron-willed MIT professor who desires of escaping the sunlight approach and construction the large area telescopes required to find and research life-bearing planets round enormous quantities of the Sun’s neighboring stars.

Through those and different fascinating stories, Billings strains the triumphs, tragedies, and betrayals of the intense women and men looking lifestyles one of the stars. even with inadequate investment, clashing reviews, and the issues of a few of our world’s so much well-liked and robust medical enterprises, those planet hunters won't relaxation until eventually they locate the which means of existence within the countless depths of house. Billings emphasizes that the heroic quest for different Earth-like planets is not just a systematic pursuit, but additionally a mirrored image of our personal culture’s undying hopes and fears.

 

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The Laws of Medicine: Field Notes from an Uncertain Science (TED Books)

By Siddhartha Mukherjee

Crucial, required interpreting for medical professionals and sufferers alike: A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and one of many world’s optimum melanoma researchers unearths an pressing philosophy at the little-known ideas that govern medicine—and how figuring out those rules can empower us all.

Over a decade in the past, whilst Siddhartha Mukherjee was once a tender, exhausted, and remoted clinical resident, he stumbled on a publication that will without end switch the way in which he understood the scientific occupation. The booklet, The Youngest Science, compelled Dr. Mukherjee to invite himself an pressing, basic query: Is medication a “science”? Sciences should have laws—statements of fact in accordance with repeated experiments that describe a few common characteristic of nature. yet does drugs have legislation like different sciences?

Dr. Mukherjee has spent his profession thinking about this question—a query that may finally produce a few of such a lot critical considering he may do round the tenets of his discipline—culminating in The legislation of medication. In this crucial treatise, he investigates the main puzzling and illuminating situations of his profession that eventually led him to spot the 3 key rules that govern medicine.

Brimming with interesting historic information and smooth clinical wonders, this significant ebook is an interesting glimpse into the struggles and Eureka! moments that individuals outdoor of the scientific career infrequently see. Written with Dr. Mukherjee’s signature eloquence and passionate prose, The legislation of Medicine is a severe learn, not only for these within the clinical career, yet for everybody who's moved to higher know how their wellbeing and fitness and future health is being taken care of. eventually, this publication lays the basis for a brand new manner of figuring out drugs, now and into the long run.

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Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine (7th Edition)

By Parveen Kumar, Michael L. Clark

The seventh version of Kumar and Clark's medical Medicine is a completely up to date, transformed and revised new version of the first-prize winner within the medication type within the BMA 2006 clinical publication pageant. it's the market-leading entire and authoritative single-volume textbook of inner drugs, consulted through scholars and medical professionals alike during the international. protecting the administration of ailment, in response to an realizing of medical ideas, and together with the newest advancements in therapy, it truly is written for clinical scholars and medical professionals getting ready for professional assessments, however it is a perfect basic reference textual content for all practicing medical professionals. the recent version is a part of Elsevier's StudentConsult digital group. StudentConsult titles include complete textual content on-line, a distinct photo library, case stories, questions and solutions, on-line note-taking, and integration hyperlinks to content material in different disciplines - perfect for problem-based learning.* Colour-coded chapters make the booklet appealing and simple to navigate.
* Drawings and pictures carry the topics to life.
* packing containers and tables pull out and exhibit vital information.
* transparent headings and a accomplished index permit the reader to pinpoint info fast and accurately.
* the net model has been prolonged and up to date as a part of the scholar seek advice platform.
* Over a hundred new illustrations.
* 5 new contributors.
* completely up-to-date, rewritten and revised to mirror adjustments in perform and approach.
* on-line model with additional content material, together with animations and sounds, and fuller remedies of locally particular scientific difficulties akin to malaria, SARS, TB, viral haemorrhagic (dengue) fever, leprosy, snake chew etc.
* multiplied enter from the overseas Advisory Panel of specialists from worldwide, augmenting the book's overseas scope.

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Spark from the Deep: How Shocking Experiments with Strongly Electric Fish Powered Scientific Discovery (Animals, History, Culture)

By William J. Turkel

Spark from the Deep tells the tale of the way humans got here to appreciate and use electrical energy via learning the developed mechanisms of strongly electrical fish. those animals be capable of surprise capability prey or would-be predators with high-powered electric discharges.

William J. Turkel asks thoroughly clean questions on the evolutionary, environmental, and historic features of people’s curiosity in electrical fish. influenced by means of painful encounters with electrical catfish, torpedos, and electrical eels, humans realized to harness the facility of electrical surprise for clinical cures and at last constructed applied sciences to shop, transmit, and regulate electrical energy. Now we glance to those fish as an concept for engineering new sensors, computing device interfaces, independent undersea robots, and energy-efficient batteries.

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Armageddon Science: The Science of Mass Destruction

By Brian Clegg

An exploration of the terrifying threats to our global that fill brand new headlines: from worldwide warming epidemic to the specter of nuclear guns and the chance posed by way of the forefront units just like the huge Hadron Collider. Armageddon Science by way of Brian Clegg is every little thing you need to find out about power man-made catastrophe.

Climate swap. Nuclear devastation. Bio-hazards. the big Hadron Collider. What do these items have in universal? all of them have the capability to finish our international. each nice clinical construction of guy is balanced by means of an equivalent volume of danger―as there is no growth with out threat. Armageddon technology is an authoritative examine the genuine "mad technological know-how" at paintings this present day, that recklessly places existence in the world in danger for the pursuit of data and private achieve. This publication explores the truth of the risks that technological know-how poses to the human race, from the vintage worry of nuclear destruction to the most recent percentages for annihilation. Combining the technological know-how in the back of these threats with an knowing of the genuine humans in charge in addition to supplying an evaluation of the chance of the tip of the area, this is not a catastrophe motion picture, it truly is Armageddon Science.

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Life at the Extremes: The Science of Survival

The problem of scaling the top mountain, exploring the inner most ocean, crossing the most popular barren region, or swimming in near-freezing water is impossible to resist to many folks. Life on the Extremes is an engrossing exploration of what occurs to bodies in those possible uninhabitable environments. Frances Ashcroft weaves tales of remarkable feats of patience with ancient fabric and the newest medical findings as she investigates the boundaries of human survival and the outstanding diversifications that let us to resist severe conditions.

What factors mountain illness? How is it attainable to arrive the head of Everest with out supplementary oxygen, whilst passengers in an aircraft that depressurized on the similar altitude might lose awareness in seconds? Why do divers get the bends yet sperm whales don't? How lengthy you could live to tell the tale immersion in freezing water? Why do not penguins get frostbite? Will males consistently be speedier runners than girls? How a long way into deep house can a physique travel?

As she considers those questions, Ashcroft introduces a solid of outstanding clinical personalities—inventors and explorers who've charted the bounds of human survival. She describes many interesting experiments and exhibits how clinical wisdom has enabled us to enterprise towards and past ever higher limits. Life on the Extremes additionally considers what occurs while athletes push their our bodies to the sting, and tells of the amazing variations that allow a few organisms to dwell in boiling water, in hugely acidic lakes, or deep in the course of rocks.

Anyone who flies in an aircraft, sails the excessive seas, is going snowboarding or strolling within the mountains, or just weathers subzero winters or sweltering summers could be captivated through this booklet. packed with clinical details, superbly written, and full of many desirable digressions, Life on the Extremes lures us to the very fringe of human survival.

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The Diamond of Darkhold (Ember, Book 4)

By Jeanne DuPrau

A modern day vintage. This hugely acclaimed event sequence approximately pals eager to shop their doomed urban has captivated youngsters and academics alike for nearly fifteen years and has bought over 3.5  MILLION copies!
 
Lina and Doon escaped the death urban of Ember and led their humans to the city of Sparks. yet they quickly become aware of that wintry weather is harsh aboveground. while Doon unearths a e-book with torn pages that tricks at a mysterious gadget from the developers, it doesn’t take a lot for him to persuade Lina to hitch him for one final experience within the urban of Ember. yet what—and who—will they locate after they return?
 
Praise for town of Ember books:
 
Nominated to twenty-eight country Award Lists!
An American Library organization awesome Children’s Book
A manhattan Public Library a hundred Titles for examining and Sharing Selection
A Kirkus stories Editors’ Choice
A baby journal most sensible Children’s Book
A Mark Twain Award Winner
A William Allen White Children’s ebook Award Winner
 
“A reasonable post-apocalyptic global. DuPrau’s ebook leaves Doon and Lina at the verge of undiscovered state and readers short of more.” —USA Today
 
“An electrical debut.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred
 
“While Ember is colorless and darkish, the publication itself is wealthy with description.” —VOYA, Starred
 
“A harrowing trip into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

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BRS Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Genetics (Board Review Series)

BRS Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Genetics is a wonderful relief for USMLE Step 1 education and for coursework in biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics. absolutely up-to-date for its 6th variation, chapters are written in an overview structure and comprise pedagogical beneficial properties similar to bolded key phrases, figures, tables, algorithms, and highlighted medical correlates. USMLE-style questions and solutions keep on with every one bankruptcy and a finished examination seems on the finish of the book.

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