Caesar's Last Breath

Caesar's Last Breath

  • Author : Sam Kean
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 0316381632
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The Guardian's Best Science Book of 2017: the fascinating science and history of the air we breathe. It's invisible. It's ever-present. Without it, you would die in minutes. And it has an epic story to tell. In Caesar's Last Breath, New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean takes us on a journey through the periodic table, around the globe, and across time to tell the story of the air we breathe, which, it turns out, is also the story of earth and our existence on it. With every breath, you literally inhale the history of the world. On the ides of March, 44 BC, Julius Caesar died of stab wounds on the Senate floor, but the story of his last breath is still unfolding; in fact, you're probably inhaling some of it now. Of the sextillions of molecules entering or leaving your lungs at this moment, some might well bear traces of Cleopatra's perfumes, German mustard gas, particles exhaled by dinosaurs or emitted by atomic bombs, even remnants of stardust from the universe's creation. Tracing the origins and ingredients of our atmosphere, Kean reveals how the alchemy of air reshaped our continents, steered human progress, powered revolutions, and continues to influence everything we do. Along the way, we'll swim with radioactive pigs, witness the most important chemical reactions humans have discovered, and join the crowd at the Moulin Rouge for some of the crudest performance art of all time. Lively, witty, and filled with the astounding science of ordinary life, Caesar's Last Breath illuminates the science stories swirling around us every second.

The Disappearing Spoon

The Disappearing Spoon [Sam Kean]

  • Author : Sam Kean
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 9780316089081
From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by … GET BOOK
The Icepick Surgeon

The Icepick Surgeon [Sam Kean]

  • Author : Sam Kean
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: True Crime
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 0316496529
From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold history of science's darkest secrets, “a fascinating book [that] deserves a wi … GET BOOK
The Demon Under the Microscope

The Demon Under the Microscope [Thomas Hager]

  • Author : Thomas Hager
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0307352285
In The Demon Under the Microscope, Thomas Hager chronicles the dramatic history of sulfa, the first antibiotic and the drug that shaped modern medicine. Th … GET BOOK
Stuff Matters

Stuff Matters [Mark Miodownik]

  • Author : Mark Miodownik
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 014197074X
* * * Winner of the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books * * * Stuff Matters by Mark Miodnownik is a unique and inspiring exploration of human … GET BOOK
The Violinist's Thumb

The Violinist's Thumb [Sam Kean]

  • Author : Sam Kean
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 0316202975
From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA. In The Disappear … GET BOOK
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons [Sam Kean]

  • Author : Sam Kean
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 031624225X
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 h … GET BOOK
The Bastard Brigade

The Bastard Brigade [Sam Kean]

  • Author : Sam Kean
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 464
  • ISBN-10 : 0316381667
From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold story of a renegade group of scientists and spies determined to keep Adolf Hitle … GET BOOK
Blown to Bits

Blown to Bits [Hal Abelson,Ken Ledeen,Harry Lewis]

  • Author : Hal Abelson,Ken Ledeen,Harry Lewis
  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Computers
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 0132797437
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. … GET BOOK
Uncle Tungsten

Uncle Tungsten [Oliver Sacks]

  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0307367819
From the distinguished neurologist who is also one of the most remarkable storytellers of our time — an account of his youth, as unexpected and fascinati … GET BOOK
Liquid

Liquid [Mark Miodownik]

  • Author : Mark Miodownik
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0241977312
Sometimes explosive, often delightful, occasionally poisonous, but always fascinating: the secret lives of liquids, from one of our best-known scientists A … GET BOOK
The Information

The Information [James Gleick]

  • Author : James Gleick
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 544
  • ISBN-10 : 0307379574
From the bestselling author of the acclaimed Chaos and Genius comes a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the big ideas of the modern era: Informatio … GET BOOK
Shadows in Death

Shadows in Death [J. D. Robb]

  • Author : J. D. Robb
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 125020724X
In the new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series, Lt. Eve Dallas is about to walk into the shadows of her husband’s dangerous past... While E … GET BOOK
The Everlasting Man

The Everlasting Man [Gilbert Keith Chesterton]

  • Author : Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  • Publisher : Fig
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Christianity and other religions
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1621540456
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The Biological Mind

The Biological Mind [Alan Jasanoff]

  • Author : Alan Jasanoff
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Psychology
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 154164431X
A pioneering neuroscientist argues that we are more than our brains To many, the brain is the seat of personal identity and autonomy. But the way we talk a … GET BOOK
The A.I. Marketer

The A.I. Marketer [Andrew W. Pearson]

  • Author : Andrew W. Pearson
  • Publisher : Intelligencia
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 432
  • ISBN-10 : 1094693111
We seem to be living in the age of A.I. Everywhere you look, companies are touting their most recent A.I., machine learning, and deep learning breakthrough … GET BOOK
The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols: The Ultimate A–Z Guide from Alchemy to the Zodiac

The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols: The Ultimate A–Z Guide from Alchemy to the Zodiac [Adele Nozedar]

  • Author : Adele Nozedar
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Total Pages : 704
  • ISBN-10 : 0007283962
Unlock the lost and hidden meanings of the world's ancient and modern signs and symbols with the latest in the hugely popular series of 'Element Encycloped … GET BOOK
Not in His Image

Not in His Image [John Lamb Lash]

  • Author : John Lamb Lash
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 470
  • ISBN-10 : 1645021378
“Lash is capable of explaining the mind-bending concepts of Gnosticism and pagan mystery cults with bracing clarity and startling insight. . . . [His] ar … GET BOOK
From Anxiety to Method in the Behavioral Sciences

From Anxiety to Method in the Behavioral Sciences [George Devereux]

  • Author : George Devereux
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Total Pages : 396
  • ISBN-10 : 3111667316
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Prognostication in the Medieval World

Prognostication in the Medieval World [Matthias Heiduk,Klaus Herbers,Hans-Christian Lehner]

  • Author : Matthias Heiduk,Klaus Herbers,Hans-Christian Lehner
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 1039
  • ISBN-10 : 3110499770
Two opposing views of the future in the Middle Ages dominate recent historical scholarship. According to one opinion, medieval societies were expecting the … GET BOOK
The Books of Nature and Scripture

The Books of Nature and Scripture [J.E. Force,R.H. Popkin]

  • Author : J.E. Force,R.H. Popkin
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 230
  • ISBN-10 : 9401732493
Dick Popkin and James Force have attended a number of recent conferences where it was apparent that much new and important research was being done in the f … GET BOOK
Consider the Lobster

Consider the Lobster [David Foster Wallace]

  • Author : David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0759514925
Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in … GET BOOK
The Memory of Tiresias

The Memory of Tiresias [Mikhail Iampolski]

  • Author : Mikhail Iampolski
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Total Pages : 285
  • ISBN-10 : 9780520914728
The concept of intertextuality has proven of inestimable value in recent attempts to understand the nature of literature and its relation to other systems … GET BOOK
The Ancient Language of Sacred Sound

The Ancient Language of Sacred Sound [David Elkington]

  • Author : David Elkington
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Total Pages : 432
  • ISBN-10 : 1644111667
• Details how sacred sites resonate at the same frequencies as both the Earth and the alpha waves of the human brain • Shows how human writing in its o … GET BOOK
Time and the Technosphere

Time and the Technosphere [José Argüelles]

  • Author : José Argüelles
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 159143873X
A groundbreaking study that distinguishes the natural time of the cosmos from artificial mechanistic time. • Reveals September 11 as the signal of the en … GET BOOK
Endgame: The Calling

Endgame: The Calling [James Frey,Nils Johnson-Shelton]

  • Author : James Frey,Nils Johnson-Shelton
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Total Pages : 496
  • ISBN-10 : 0062332600
The New York Times bestseller and international multimedia phenomenon! In each generation, for thousands of years, twelve Players have been ready. But they … GET BOOK