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MIT: An Architectural Tour

by Douglass Shand-Tucci, L. Rafael Reif & John Horner

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was founded in 1861 as the cornerstone of Copley Square in Boston's Back Bay, then the center of a progressive, proto-globalist Brahmin culture committed to intellectual...


The Physics of Life

by Adrian Bejan

The Physics of Life explores the roots of the big question by examining the deepest urges and properties of living things, both animate and inanimate: how to live longer, with food, warmth, power, movement and...


Age of Discovery

by Ian Goldin & Chris Kutarna

Da Vinci, Galileo, Copernicus, Raphael, Michelangelo. These names recall an era in which an unprecedented rush of discovery broke through long-standing barriers of ignorance and connected the whole world, politically...


Design Inspired by V

by Rina Rovio

Design Inspired by V explores the designs inspired by female genitalia. It is packed with photographs and illustrations showcasing different examples of the use of vulva shapes in a variety of designs from fashion...


Becoming Planetary People: Celebrations of Earth, Art, & Spirit

by Jim Conlon

Becoming Planetary People carries forward Thomas Berry’s project of infusing the scientific version of our origins with the poetry and majesty of ritualized religion. You will find in every corner of this...


The Science of Cooking: Understanding the Biology and Chemistry Behind Food and Cooking

by Joseph J. Provost, Keri L. Colabroy & Brenda S. Kelly

Written as a textbook with an online laboratory manual for students and adopting faculties, this work is intended for non-science majors / liberal studies science courses and will cover a range of scientific...


Summary of The Black Swan: by Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Includes Analysis

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The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a philosophical treatment of Taleb's

research on highly improbable, high-impact events....


What's So Hot About Volcanoes?

by Wendell Duffield & Bronze Black

You don’t have to take a trip to the thermal pools of Iceland or the black beaches of Hawaii to discover what’s so hot about volcanoes. Warm up instead with a copy of Whats So Hot About Volcanoes?, a...


Ponderosa: People, Fire, and the West's Most Iconic Tree

by Carl E Fiedler & Stephen F Arno

The West’s vast ponderosa pine forest has been home to people for thousands of years. Ponderosa from distant mountains provided timbers for the ancient pueblos of the Southwest. Pioneers on horseback extolled...


What's So Great About Granite?

by Jennifer H Carey & Marli Miller

Even if they don’t know much about rocks, most people can name at least one place they have encountered granite. As a rock, granite is speckled, sparkly, and beautiful, and it’s used in products we encounter...


Isotopes: A Very Short Introduction

Summary of Modern Romance: by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg | Includes Analysis

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Summary of Modern Romance: by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg | Includes Analysis

 

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Modern Romance is a nonfiction book by the comedian Aziz Ansari and New York

University sociologist Eric Klinenberg....


Summary of How We Got to Now: by Steven Johnson | Includes Analysis

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How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson | Includes Analysis

 

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Glass formed in the Libyan desert about twenty-six million years ago when grains of silica became superheated...


Summary of Lights Out: by Ted Koppel | Includes  Analysis

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Lights Out by Ted Koppel is a journalistic report on the potential consequences of

a cyberattack on the United States. Koppel emphasizes the...


Summary of Wheat Belly: by William Davis | Includes Analysis

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In Wheat Belly, Dr. William Davis exposes the untruths of multiple health agencies that have been advising Americans to eat healthy whole...


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Brief Candle in the Dark by Geraldine Brooks | Summary & Analysis

 

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Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science by Richard Dawkins is an autobiographical depiction of his experiences as a world-renowned...


Summary of What If?: by Randall Munroe | Includes Analysis

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Summary of Atomic Accidents: by James Mahaffey | Includes Analysis

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Summary of The Third Wave: by Steve Case | Includes Analysis

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The Third Wave relates AOL co-founder and former CEO Steve Case’s reflections on his career and the future of the technology...


The Age of Genomes: Tales from the Front Lines of Genetic Medicine

by Steven Monroe Lipkin & Jon Luoma

A leading geneticist explores what promises to be one of the most transformative advances in health and medicine in history

Almost every week, another exciting headline appears about new advances in the field...