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Billions and Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium

Billions and Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium, published by Random House in 1997, is the last book written by renowned American astronomer and science popularizer Carl Sagan before his death in 1996. The book is a collection of essays Sagan wrote covering diverse topics like global warming, the population explosion, extraterrestrial life, morality, and the abortion debate. The last chapter is an account of his struggle with myelodysplasia, the disease which finally took his life in December 1996. Sagan's wife, Ann Druyan, wrote the epilogue of the book after his death.     

Author Name :Carl Sagan

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Life and Habit is a significant scientific contribution by Samuel Butler. Aimed at supporting the concept of evolution, this turned into a brilliantly written critique on Darwin's theory of natural selection. Butler argues that inheritance is based on habit entrenching traits. a thorough study, this work enables us to comprehend the concept of evolution.     

Author Name :Samuel Butler

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HOUSING The Essential Foundations

Housing: The Essential Foundations provides a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary introduction to housing studies. Introducing the many diverse aspects of housing within a single volume, this topical book is essential reading for students embarking on degree and diploma courses in housing, surveying, town planning and other related subjects. Professionals within these fields will also find the book valuable as a source of up-to-date information and data.     

Author Name :Paul Balchin and Maureen Rhoden

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Fifty Key Thinkers on the Environment is a unique guide to environmental thinking through the ages. Joy A.Palmer, herself an important and prolific author on environmental matters, has assembled a team of thirty-five expert contributors to summarize and analyse the thinking of fifty diverse and stimulating figures.     

Author Name :Joy A.Palmer Advisory Editors: David E.Cooper and Peter Blaze Corcoran

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Environmental Values

The book is written in a clear and accessible style for an interdisciplinary audience. It will be ideal for student use in environmental courses in geography, economics, philosophy, politics and sociology. It will also be of wider interest to policy makers and the concerned general reader.     

Author Name :John ONeill, Alan Holland and Andrew Light

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