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The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World

Trevor Cox - 2014 - Science - Limited preview
A tour of the world’s most amazing acoustic phenomena that reveals how sound works in everyday life. Trevor Cox is on a hunt for the sonic wonders of the world. A renowned expert who engineers classrooms and concert halls, Cox has made a career ...
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For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind

Rosemary Mahoney - 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
"In this intelligent and humane book, Rosemary Mahoney writes of people who are blind....She reports on their courage and gives voice, time and again, to their miraculous dignity."--Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree In the tradition of ...
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Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception

Claudia Hammond - 2012 - Science - Limited preview
We are obsessed with time. However hard we might try, it is almost impossible to spend even one day without the marker of a clock. But how much do we understand about time, and is it possible to retrain our brains and improve our relationship ...
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ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Color

Jude Stewart - 2013 - Art - Limited preview
Organized by the colors of the rainbow, a design expert and writer provides readers with a whole new way of looking at the world around us, bringing it all vividly to life, from Sweden's "black socks of envy" to Britain's pink-colored machismo.
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Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird

Tim Birkhead - 2012 - Science - Limited preview
What is it like to be a swift, flying at over one hundred kilometres an hour? Or a kiwi, plodding flightlessly among the humid undergrowth in the pitch dark of a New Zealand night? And what is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings ...
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Blue Cats and Chartreuse Kittens: How Synesthetes Color Their Worlds

Patricia Lynne Duffy - 2002 - Psychology - No preview available
Imagine a world in which words have colors and sounds have tastes. In his autobiography, Vladimir Nabokov described this neurological phenomenon, which helped inspire David Hockney's sets for the Metropolitan Opera. Richard Feynman experienced it ...
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Born On A Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant

Daniel Tammet - 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
A journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today—guided by the owner himself. Bestselling author Daniel Tammet (Thinking in Numbers) is virtually unique among people who have severe autistic disorders in that he is capable of living ...
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Life, on the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and ...

Grant Achatz, Nick Kokonas - 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
"One of America's great chefs" (Vogue), Grant Achatz, shares how his drive to cook immaculate food fueled his miraculous triumph over tongue cancer. By 2007 chef Grant Achatz had been named one of the best new chefs in America by Food & Wine, he ...
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Through a Dog's Eyes: Understanding Our Dogs by Understanding How They See ...

Jennifer Arnold - 2010 - Pets - Limited preview
A “transformative,”* inspiring book with the power to change the way we understand and communicate with our dogs. Few people are more qualified to speak about the abilities and potential of dogs than Jennifer Arnold, who for twenty years has ...
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