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Foods That Heal - Bernard Jensen
In Foods That Heal, Dr. Bernard Jensen uses the teachings of Hippocrates and VG Rocine, as well as his own research and theories, to offer compelling evidence that what we ingest has a profound effect on our health and wellbeing. Part One may change the way you look at your next meal. The section contains a host of helpful troubleshooting advice: health cocktails for common ailments, herbal teas, tonics, vitamin- and mineral-packed food combinations, and detailed data on the roles foods play
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The Odd Brain: Mysteries of Our Weird and Wonderful Brains Explained - Stephen Juan
Dr. Juan is that rarest of rarities, a scholar with a sense of humor. He fearlessly tours the brain's mysterious corridors, discussing such wide-ranging topics as phobias, compulsive water drinking, serial killers, the secrets of hypnotism, and the man who thought he was a cat. You will find this book absolutely engrossing. Do kleptomaniacs have a legitimate excuse to steal? Can excessive TV watching physically "shape" a child's growing brain? These answers and scores more
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Mismeasure of Woman: Why Women Are Not the Better Sex, the Inferior Sex, or the Opposite Sex - Carol Tavris
When "man is the measure of all things," woman is forever trying to measure up. In this enlightening book, Carol Tavris unmasks the widespread but invisible custom -- pervasive in the social sciences, medicine, law, and history -- of treating men as the normal standard, women as abnormal. Tavris expands our vision of normalcy by illuminating the similarities between women and men and showing that the real differences lie not in gender, but in power, resources, and life experiences. Winner of
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The Encyclopedia of Mammals - David W. Macdonald
Unrivaled in content and quality, The Encyclopedia of Mammals details in definitive text and more than 800 full-color illustrations every living species of mammal. And these animals represent all orders of mammals, including, for example, carnivores, herbivores, insectivores, omnivores, sea mammals, primates, bats and marsupials. The most up-to-date and authoritative information on each species of mammal is provided in this book, with particular emphasis given to animal behavior, conservation
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A Zoo in My Luggage - Gerald Durrell, Ralph Thompson
Fans of Gerald Durrell’s timeless classic My Family and Other Animals will love this hilarious tale, which finds him as an adult still charmed by his beloved animals. A Zoo in My Luggage begins with an account of Durrell’s third trip to the British Cameroons in West Africa, during which he and his wife capture animals to start their own zoo. Returning to England with a few additions to their family—Cholmondeley the chimpanzee, Bug-eye the bush baby, and others—they have nowhere to put them as
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The Origins of Life and the Universe - Paul F. Lurquin
"The Origins of Life and the Universe" is the culmination of a university science professor's search for understanding and is based on his experiences teaching the fundamental issues of physics, chemistry, and biology in the classroom. What is life? Where did it come from? How can understanding the origins of life on Earth help us understand the origins of the universe, and vice versa? These are questions that have occupied us all. This is a book, then, about the beginning of things--of the
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Journey to the River Sea - Eva Ibbotson, Kevin Hawkes
Sent in 1910 to live with distant relatives who own a rubber plantation along the Amazon River, English orphan Maia is excited. She believes she is in for brightly colored macaws, enormous butterflies, and "curtains of sweetly scented orchids trailing from the trees." Her British classmates warn her of man-eating alligators and wild, murderous Indians. Unfortunately, no one cautions Maia about her nasty, xenophobic cousins, who douse the house in bug spray and forbid her from venturing
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The Garden of the Gods - Gerald Durrell
The third volume in the 'Corfu Trilogy' continues the accounts of the young Gerald Durrell during the years that he and his family lived in Corfu before the Second World War. While the animals of Corfu are young Gerald's focus, it is the antics of his family and their array of friends and acquaintances that are the centrepiece of the humorous account.
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Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity - Sean Carroll
An introduction to general relativity for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. The text introduces modern techniques to the subject and readers are led from physics of flat spacetime (special relativity), through the intricacies of differential geometry and Einstein's equations, and on to applications such as black holes, gravitational radiation and cosmology. Subtle points are illuminated throughout the text by careful exposition.