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The Clocks Are Telling Lies

Science, Society, and the Construction of Time

by Scott Alan Johnston
edition: eBook
tagged: history, time

Until the nineteenth century all time was local time. On foot or on horseback, it was impossible to travel fast enough to care that noon was a few minutes earlier or later from one town to the next. The invention of railways and telegraphs, however, created a newly interconnected world where suddenly the time differences between cities mattered.
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The Environmentalist's Dilemma

Promise and Peril in an Age of Climate Crisis

by Arno Kopecky, read by Marvin Kaye
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged: global warming & climate change, environmental conservation & protection, essays, environmental policy

 

For readers of Ronald Wright, Rebecca Solnit, and Yuval Noah Harari, comes a compelling inquiry into our relationship with humanity’s latest and greatest calamity

In The Environmentalist’s Dilemma, award-winning journalist Arno Kopecky zeroes in on the core predicament of our times: the planet may be dying, but humanity’s doing better than ev …

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Biochemistry of Apoptosis and Autophagy

by Lorrie A. Kirshenbaum
edition: Hardcover
tagged: molecular biology

One of the most intriguing and compelling issues to impact contemporary biology to date is the concept that cell death is genetically regulated. Observations by Kerr and Wyllie, made more than 30 years ago on the basis of distinct morphological criteria, markedly distinguished apoptosis from classical cell death by necrosis. Apoptosis is a highly …

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2022 Night Sky Almanac

A Month-by-Month Guide to North America's Skies from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

by Nicole Mortillaro
edition: Paperback
also available: Dumpbin – filled
tagged: astronomy, almanacs, yearbooks & annuals

A portable guidebook for enjoying the night sky in 2022.

2022 Night Sky Almanac is the ideal resource for both novice and experienced sky watchers in the United States and Canada, with all of the advice, information and data that enthusiasts need to understand and enjoy the wonders of the night sky.

This in-depth guide first introduces readers to t …

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Field Study

Meditations on a Year at the Herbarium

read by Helen Humphreys
edition: Audiobook
also available: Hardcover eBook
tagged: botany, social history

 

“[A] delightful mix of memoir and field study.” — Publishers Weekly STARRED review

Award-winning and beloved author Helen Humphreys discovers her local herbarium and realizes we need to look for beauty in whatever nature we have left — no matter how diminished

Award-winning poet and novelist Helen Humphreys returns to her series of nature me …

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Urban Ecology for Citizens and Planners

by Gail Hansen & Joseli Macedo
edition: Hardcover
tagged: ecology, environmental science, urban & land use planning, environmental conservation & protection, sustainable development, city planning & urban development, global warming & climate change

Ideal for city residents, developers, designers, and officials looking for ways to bring urban environments into harmony with the natural world and make cities more sustainable, Urban Ecology for Citizens and Planners offers a wealth of information and examples that will answer fundamental scientific questions, guide green initiatives, and inform e …

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Ontario's Old Growth Forests, 2nd edition

by Michael Henry & Peter Quinby
edition: Hardcover
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Ontario's old-growth forests are incredibly varied, from thousand-year-old cedars hanging off cliffs, to pine trees over 13 storeys tall. This guidebook leads explorers through these tree colonies with maps and directions, while, just as importantly, providing readers with a deep understanding of old-growth forest ecology.

This new edition introduc …

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Science Goes Viral

Captivating Accounts of Science in Everyday Life

by Dr. Joe Schwarcz
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Audiobook
tagged: infectious diseases, public health, contagious

 

Bestselling popular science author Dr. Joe Schwarcz breaks down the science of essential oils, placenta creams, intermittent fasting, and of course the spread of COVID-19 misinformation in this new collection from the master of demarcating non-science from science

Science has gone viral! In more ways than one.

Since we first heard rumblings about a …

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Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain

by Lisa Feldman Barrett
tagged: cognitive science

From the author ofHow Emotions Are Made, a myth-busting primer on the brain in the tradition ofSeven Brief Lessons on Physics andAstrophysics for People in a Hurry

Have you ever wondered why you have a brain? Let renowned neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett demystify that big gray blob between your ears. In seven short essays (plus a bite-size stor …

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