Category: Science/Nature
Leviathan – The History of Whaling in America – $1.99 0 comments
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Eric Jay Dolin begins his vivid narrative with Captain John Smith’s botched whaling expedition to the New World in 1614. He then chronicles the rise of a burgeoning industry—from its brutal struggles during the Revolutionary period to its golden age in the mid-1800s when a fleet of more than 700 ships hunted the seas and American whale oil lit the world, to its decline as the twentieth century dawned.
This sweeping social and economic history provides rich and often fantastic accounts of the men themselves, who mutinied, murdered, rioted, deserted, drank, scrimshawed, and recorded their experiences in journals and memoirs. Containing a wealth of naturalistic detail on whales, Leviathan is the most original and stirring history of American whaling in many decades. Buy it today for only $1.99.
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Head Strong – The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks – $1.99 0 comments
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For the last decade, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey has worked with world-renowned doctors and scientists to uncover the latest, most innovative methods for making humans perform better—a process known as “biohacking.” Now Asprey shows readers how to biohack their way to a sharper, smarter, faster, more resilient brain.
A better brain—and a happier, easier, more productive life—is within reach. You just need to get Head Strong. Buy it today for only $1.99.
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Quick picks: More than 400 Everything books selling for only 99 cents each 0 comments
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Talk about a great deal! More than 400 (yes, four hundred) Everything books are on sale for only 99 cents. Everything books are great reference books for every subject imaginable – crafts and hobbies, medicine and health, science, languages, religion, sports and games, cookbooks, history and many more. The selection includes books for children and teens too. Name a subject and go looking, there’s probably a book about it – and only 99 cents to buy it!
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How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens – $1.99 0 comments
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From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital.
But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong? And what if there was a way to achieve more with less effort?
In How We Learn, award-winning science reporter Benedict Carey sifts through decades of education research and landmark studies to uncover the truth about how our brains absorb and retain information.
In How We Learn, Benedict Carey shows us how to exploit its quirks to our advantage. Buy this book for $1.99 today.
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