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Great for the whole family! The Elements is a visual journey into the periodic table of the elements. Each element has a two-page spread of photos and facts that presents information and shows common uses of the element. The Elements Vault builds on this, adding a pop-up atom model, removable historical documents, a poster of the elements’ rainbow spectrum, and samples of real elements (including gold). And don’t miss The Elements: 1000 Piece Puzzle; it’s a great companion to the Vault.

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Theodore Gray's Elements Vault: Treasures of the Periodic Table with Removable Archival Documents and Real Element Samples - Including Pure Gold! [Wit Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781579128807
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers - November 30th, 2011

“From a mountain peak or a canyon rim, a wilderness traveler can start to appreciate the vastness of a wild landscape. But even those spectacular views are blocked by adjacent peaks or river bends. Jim Wark’s outstanding and mind-expanding aerial photographs of American wilderness give us a bird’s-eye view that few of us would ever behold without the assistance of his camera. He has added a new dimension to wilderness appreciation.” —Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club

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By Jim Wark (Photographer), Roderick Frazier Nash (Essay by)
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ISBN: 9780789320773
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Published: Universe Publishing(NY) - September 13th, 2011

Think you’re smart? Think again! You aren’t, and McRaney is here to tell you why. Once you get over your chagrin, you may well find this a fascinating, funny, and very thorough exploration of our brains and why we behave the way we do. So give up your feelings of control, relax into it, enjoy the crazy experiments, and learn what makes your brain tick—and even better, why you can’t help it.

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You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourse Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781592406593
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Published: Gotham Books - October 27th, 2011

“Klam follows her first dog-oir (You Had Me at Woof) with whimsical reflections on some of the dog rescues in which she’s participated. She finds the more she works with these dogs, the kinder she is to the two-legged creatures around her. A few lucky people are natural storytellers, and Klam is one of them. Not only am I sure she could make a visit to the dentist sound funnier than most jokes, but she’s also nearly convinced me that dogs can make you a better person.” —Library Journal, starred review

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ISBN: 9781594488283
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Published: Riverhead Hardcover - October 18th, 2011

Edited by Rebecca Skloot, award-winning science writer and bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and her father, Floyd Skloot, an award-winning poet and writer, and past contributor to the series, The Best American Science Writing 2011 collects into one volume the most crucial, thought-provoking, and engaging science writing of the year. This diverse collection of 20 articles tackles a wide range of scientific issues of the day, from health and aging to computer viruses and terrorism.

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780062091246
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Published: Ecco - September 27th, 2011

I love the phrase “Intimate Ecology of our Wild Ocean”; it is a carefully worded sentence that perfectly sums up what this book is about. Whitty has been a passionate diver and writer her entire life, and you can feel this in every sentence of her book. She explores coastlines and undersea landscapes inch by inch, reveling in small details and vast histories. Sure to spur conversation about conservation and our species’ impact on the Earth’s dazzling and precious ecosystems.

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ISBN: 9780547520339
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Published: Mariner Books - July 1st, 2011

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