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Kean, Sam
The author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon reveals the secret inner workings of the brain through strange but true stories. Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike -- strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrendous accidents -- and see how victims coped. In many cases their survival was miraculous, if puzzling. Observers were amazed by the transformations that took place when different...
Sabin-Wilson, Lisa
The bestselling WordPress guide, fully updated to cover the 2013 enhancements WordPress has millions of users, and this popular guide has sold more than 105,000 copies in its previous editions. With the newest releases of WordPress, author and WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson has completely updated the book to help you use and understand all the latest features. You'll learn about both the hosted WordPress.com version and the more flexible...
Kaku, Michio
NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Compelling....Kaku thinks with great breadth, and the vistas he presents us are worth the trip" --The New York Times Book Review The New York Times best-selling author of PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, PHYSICS OF THE FUTURE and HYPERSPACE tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain. For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a...
Tunick, Michael H.
In an engaging tour of the science and history of cheese, Michael Tunick explores the art of cheese making, the science that lies underneath the deliciousness, and the history behind how humanity came up with one of its most varied and versatile of foods.Dr. Tunick spends his everyday deep within the halls of the science of cheese, as a researcher who creates new dairy products, primarily, cheeses. He takes us from the very beginning, some 8000...
de Queiroz, Alan
Throughout the world, closely related species are found on landmasses separated by wide stretches of ocean. What explains these far-flung distributions? Why are such species found where they are across the Earth?Since the discovery of plate tectonics, scientists have conjectured that plants and animals were scattered over the globe by riding pieces of ancient supercontinents as they broke up. In the past decade, however, that theory has...
Flannery, Tim
Best known today for The Weather Makers , his #1 international bestseller, Tim Flannery is one of the world's most influential scientists, a foremost expert on climate change credited with discovering more species than Charles Darwin. But Flannery didn't come to his knowledge overnight. With its selection of exhilarating essays and articles written over the past 25 years, An Explorer's Notebook charts the evolution of a young scientist doing...
Masson, Jeffrey Moussaieff
There are two supreme predators on the planet with the most complex brains in nature: humans and orcas. In the twentieth century alone, one of these animals killed 200 million members of its own species, the other has killed none. Jeffrey Masson's fascinating new book begins here: There is something different about us. In his previous bestsellers, Masson has showed that animals can teach us much about our own emotions--love (dogs), contentment (...
Vandome, Nick
iPad for Seniors in easy steps gives a comprehensive introduction to the iPad, showing how it differs from more traditional computers and how to find your way around this captivating device. It is written with Seniors' needs in mind. Covers iOS 7.The iPad is a tablet computer that is stylish, versatile, and easy to use, and there is no reason that it should be the preserve of a younger generation. iPad for Seniors in Easy Steps covers the latest...
Boyce, Jim, Shapiro, Jeffrey R.
Windows 8.1 coverage that goes above and beyond all competitors Serving as an evolutionary update to Windows 8, Windows 8.1 provides critical changes to parts of Windows 8, such as greater customization of the interface and boot operations, return of a 'start button' that reveals apps, greater integration between the two interfaces, and updates to apps. Weighing in at nearly 1000 pages, Windows 8.1 Bible provides deeper Windows insight than any...
Lamont, Ian
Are you interested in using Twitter, but don't know where to start? Or, do you have an account that you started but seldom use? "Twitter In 30 Minutes" is here to help! Written by the author of the top-selling "Dropbox In 30 Minutes" and "Google Drive...