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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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Landscape is a stimulating introduction to and contemporary understanding of one of the most important concepts within human geography. A series of different influential readings of landscape are debated and explored, and, for the first time, distinctive traditions of landscape writing are brought together and examined as a whole, in a forward-looking critical review of work by cultural geographers and others within the last twenty to thirty years. This book clearly and concisely explores 'landscape' theories and writings, allowing students of geography, environmental studies and cultural studies to fully comprehend this vast and complex topic.     

Author Name :John W. Wylie

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Cosmos (1980) is a popular science book by astronomer and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carl Sagan. Its 13 illustrated chapters, corresponding to the 13 episodes of the Cosmos TV series on which the book was based, explore the mutual development of science and civilization. In the book, Sagan explores 15 billion years of cosmic evolution and the development of science and civilization. Cosmos traces the origins of knowledge and the scientific method, mixing science and philosophy, and speculates to the future of science. The book also discusses the underlying premises of science by providing biographical anecdotes about many prominent scientists throughout history, placing their contributions into the broader context of the development of modern science.     

Author Name :Carl Sagan

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Atlas of Industrializing Britain: 1780 to 1914

This atlas draws together crucial social and economic data on England, Scotland and Wales between 1780 and 1914, and gives a clear guide to the industrial development of Great Britain during the modern period.     

Author Name :John Langton, Robert John Morris

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In 1831, Charles Darwin embarked on an expedition that, in his own words, determined my whole career. The Voyage of the Beagle chronicles his five-year journey around the world and especially the coastal waters of South America as a naturalist on the H.M.S. Beagle. While traveling through these unexplored countries collecting specimens, Darwin began to formulate the theories of evolution and natural selection realized in his master work, The Origin of Species. Travel memoir and scientific primer alike, The Voyage of the Beagle is a lively and accessible introduction to the mind of one of history's most influential thinkers.     


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