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Nocturne: A Haunting Story of Forbidden Love Nocturne: A Haunting Story of Forbidden Love
by Syrie James

In Nocturne, Nicole Whitcomb is snowbound for days in the Colorado Mountains with Michael Tyler, a gorgeous, reclusive, fascinating man. They fall deeply in love, a profoundly meaningful experience that is destined to change them both forever. But when Nicole learns her host's terrifying secret, she has nowhere run but into the blizzard raging outside, and he is the only one who can save her life.



Simplexity: Why Simple Things Become Complex (And How Complex Things Can Be Made Simple) Simplexity: Why Simple Things Become Complex (And How Complex Things Can Be Made Simple)
by Jeffrey Kluger

Complexity, as any scientist will tell you, is a slippery idea. Things that seem complicated can be astoundingly simple; things that seem simple can be dizzyingly complex. As simplexity moves from the research lab into popular consciousness it will challenge our models for modern living.



The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
by Norman Doidge MD

The discovery that our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains -- even into old age -- is the most important breakthrough in neuroscience in four centuries. In this revolutionary look at the brain, bestselling author, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., introduces both the brilliant scientists championing this new science of neuroplasticity and the astonishing progress of the people whose lives they've transformed.



The Body Has a Mind of Its Own: How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better The Body Has a Mind of Its Own: How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better
by Sandra and Matthew Blakeslee

In this compelling, cutting-edge book, two generations of science writers explore the exciting science of "body maps" in the brain -- and how startling new discoveries about the mind-body connection can change and improve our lives.



An Ocean of Air: Why the Wind Blows and Other Mysteries of the Atmosphere An Ocean of Air: Why the Wind Blows and Other Mysteries of the Atmosphere
by Gabrielle Walker

In 1960 Captain Joseph Kittinger fell to earth from the edge of space and lived. He jumped from the basket of a gigantic helium balloon into an appalling, hostile environment that, without the protection of a pressure suit, would have simultaneously frozen his body and boiled away his blood. But the air that Kittinger fell through is what makes our lives on earth possible.



The Physics of the Buffyverse The Physics of the Buffyverse
by Jennifer Ouellette

Through examples from the hit TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel -- and the vampires, demons, witches and interdimensional portals therein -- acclaimed science writer Jennifer Ouellette explains complicated principles of biology, chemistry, and theoretical physics.



Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness
by Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner

The most successful theory in all of science -- and the basis of one-third of our economy -- says the strangest things about the world and about us. Can you believe that physical reality is created by our observation of it?



Fantastic Voyage: The Science Behind Radical Life Extension Fantastic Voyage: The Science Behind Radical Life Extension
by Ray Kurzweil, Ph.D., and Terry Grossman, M.D.

One of the most respected scientists and futurists in America teams up with an expert on human longevity, to show how we can tap today's revolution in biotechnology and nanotechnology to virtually live forever.