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release date: May 30, 2017
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Cosmos: A Personal Voyage

Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Featuring a new Introduction by Sagan’s collaborator, Ann Druyan, and a new Foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science.

Includes introductory music: Heaven and Hell by Vangelis from Cosmos: A Personal Voyage used with permission from Druyan-Sagan Associates, Inc. All rights reserved.

release date: Apr 30, 1996
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Protein Kinase Factsbook CD-ROM
The Academic Press FactsBook Series satisfies scientists and clinical researchers suffering from information overload. Each volume provides a catalogue of the essential properties of families of molecules. Gene organization, amino acid sequences, physicochemical properties, and biological activity are presented using a common, easy-to-follow format. Together they compile everything you wanted to know about proteins but were too busy to look for.
Now, searching for the elusive fact will be even easier using the Protein Kinase FactsBook CD-ROM. Powerful search capabilities allow instant access to text for terms, strings, and sequences. With the added bonus of personalized note creation and hypertext links facilities, you can tailor the CD to meet your needs.
This CD focuses on mammalian proteins, and also includes examples of Drosophila, yeast, Dictyostelium, and other organisms. The more than 150 authors are all experts in their fields. The volumes include more than 200 entries.

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* Provides information on:
* Subunit structure and isoforms
* Genetics
* Sequence database accession numbers
* Domain structures
* Amino acid sequences
* Homologues in other species
* Patterns of expression
* Physiological substrates and specificity determinants
* Assays
* Enzyme activator inhibitors
* References
release date: Mar 01, 1996
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The Demon-Haunted World
Are we on the brink of a new Dark Age of irrationality and superstition? In this stirring, brilliantly argued book, Carl Sagan shows how scientific thinking is necessary to safeguard our democratic institutions and our technical civilization. "The Demon-Haunted World" is more personal and richer in moving, revealing human stories than anything Sagan has ever written. From his childhood experience, to engrossing tales of discovery, Sagan shows how the method of scientific thought can cut through prejudice and hysteria and uncover the often surprising truth. Sagan convincingly debunks "alien abduction," "channellers," faith-healer fraud, the "face" on Mars, and much else. Along the way, he refutes the argument that science destroys spirituality or is just another arbitrary belief system, asks why scientific study is often stigmatized, discusses the dangers of the misuse of science, and provides a "baloney detection kit" for thinking through political, social, religious, and other issues.
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release date: Apr 20, 2007
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The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science
A playful, passionate, ebullient guide to the science all around us by a Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author.

Buckle up for a joy ride through physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy. Drawing on conversations with hundreds of the world's top scientists and her own work as an award-winning science writer, Natalie Angier does the impossible: She makes science fascinating and seriously fun, even for those of us who, in Angier's words, "still can't tell the difference between a proton, a photon, and a moron."

Most of the profound questions we will explore in our lives—evolution, global warming, stem cells—have to do with science. So do a lot of everyday things, like our ice cream melting and our coffee getting cold and our vacuum cleaner running (or not). What does our liver do when we eat a caramel? How does the horse demonstrate evolution at work? Are we really made of stardust? (Yes, we are.)

In The Canon, Lewis Thomas meets Lewis Carroll in a book destined to become a modern classic—because it quenches our curiosity, sparks our interest in the world around us, reignites our childhood delight in discovering how things work, and instantly makes us smarter.
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release date: Sep 04, 2018
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How to Speak Science: Gravity, Relativity, and Other Ideas That Were Crazy until Proven Brilliant

What is static electricity? How do magnets work? Is light made of waves or particles? What, really, is the theory of relativity all about? And who were all those great scientists--from Ptolemy, Archimedes, and Copernicus to Descartes, Hume, and Newton, and many, many more? Why do we still hear their names today?

In How to Speak Science, scientist and YouTube personality Bruce Benamran reminds us that, in this age of smartphones, artificial intelligence, supercolliders, supercomputers, and other cutting-edge technology, we've lost touch with many of the most basic science concepts that launched our information age. And in simple, math-free explanations and just-the-good-parts historical recaps, he shows us that the landmark science and history's greatest scientists and discoveries don't have to remain beyond our grasp.

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release date: Apr 01, 1996
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Science: Good, Bad and Bogus
In a collection of writings spanning thirty years, Gardner probes the state of contemporary scientific research with emphasis on the problems of pseudoscience and the lack of hard evidence to support findings in parapsychology and the occult phenomena.
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release date: Jan 01, 1998
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A Science Odyssey: 100 Years of Discovery
The companion volume to the 10-hour premiere broadcast event of PBS Televisions's 1998 season, and a stand-alone overview of 20th-century science, this audiobook explores the sweeping changes that have revolutionized both our lives and our thinking in technology, physics, astronomy, earth science, biology, chemistry, paleontology, medicine, public health, and the behavioral sciences, over the course of the century. Simultaneous hardcover release from William Morrow. 2 cassettes.
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release date: Aug 27, 2012
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What Einstein Didn't Know: Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions
How does soap know what's dirt? How do magnets work? Why do ice cubes crackle in your glass . . . And how can you keep them quiet?They are the questions that torment all of us. Now Robert L. Wolke, professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh, provides definitive-and amazingly simple-explanations for the mysteries of everyday life. Shattering myths (such as the common belief that salt melts the ice in your driveway) . . . providing insider secrets (like what lights up a neon sign) . . . and daring you to perform your own experiments ( find out what happens when you use a sharp knife to scratch the inside of a beer glass filled with brew!), Dr. Wolke provides astounding facts, cant-lose- bar bets, and sometimes shocking truths.Why is the sky blue? A candle flame yellow? Or bleached clothes white? Don't stay in the dark. When it comes to unraveling the mysteries of modern living, maybe Einstein didn't know. But you can-even if you've never lit a Bunsen burner-with this fascinating, eye-opening book about our astonishing world.
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release date: Nov 01, 1997
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Beyond Star Trek : Physics from Alien Invasions To the End of Time
A combination of science and entertainment provides insight into unanswered questions, ranging from the existence of life on Mars and alien abductions to intergalactic space travel by humans and the possibilities of government conspiracies.
release date: Dec 01, 1999
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Great Minds of Science: with Discover Magazine
Based on the PBS television special, great scientific minds explain advances in their fields, including paleontology, viruses, evolution, oceanography, astronomy, and artificial intelligence, as well as their own personal insights and enlightenments. Book available.
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