Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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The great basin: a natural prehistory

By Grayson, Donald K.

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 500

Call Number: 508.79 GRA

"The Great Basin, centering on Nevada and including substantial parts of California, Oregon, and Utah, gets its name from the fact that none of its rivers or streams flow to the sea. This book synthesizes the past 25,000 years of the natural history of this vast region. It explores the extinct animals that lived in the Great Basin during the Ice Age and recounts the rise and fall of the massive Ice Age lakes that existed here. It explains why trees once grew 13' beneath what is now the surface of Lake Tahoe, explores the nearly two dozen Great Basin mountain ranges that once held substantial glaciers, and tells the remarkable story of how pinyon pine came to cover some 17,000,000 acres of the Great Basin in the relatively recent past.These discussions culminate with the impressive history of the prehistoric people of the Great Basin, a history that shows how human societies dealt with nearly 13,000 years of climate change on this often-challenging landscape"--Provided by publisher.

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Proofiness: the dark arts of mathematical deception

By Seife, Charles

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: 500

Call Number: 510 SEI

The bestselling author of "Zero" shows how mathematical misinformation pervades-- and shapes-- our daily lives.

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Hubble's universe: greatest discoveries and latest images

By Dickinson, Terence

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: 500

Call Number: 522.2919 DIC

Bestselling astronomy writer Terence Dickinson showcases a breathtaking portfolio drawn from an archive of over 500,000 existing Hubble images together with facts and tidbits about Hubble's history and discoveries not found in any other book.

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Pluto: sentinel of the outer solar system

By Jones, Barrie William

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: 500

Call Number: 523.4922 JON

"Orbiting at the edge of the outer Solar System, Pluto is an intriguing object in astronomy. Since the fascinating events surrounding its discovery, it has helped increase our understanding of the origin and evolution of the Solar System, and raised questions about the nature and benefits of scientific classification. This is a timely and exciting account of Pluto and its satellites. The author uses Pluto as a case study to discuss discovery in astronomy, how remote astronomical bodies are investigated, and the role of classification in science by discussing Pluto's recent classification as a dwarf planet. Besides Pluto, the book also explores the rich assortment of bodies that constitute the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt, of which Pluto is the innermost member. Richly illustrated, this text is written for general readers, amateur astronomers and students alike. Boxed text provides more advanced information especially for readers who wish to delve deeper into the subject"--

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Physics demystified

By Gibilisco, Stan

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 500

Call Number: 530 GIB

An easy-to-follow introduction to advanced physics that covers key topics, concepts and applications and uses simple explanations to help students grasp the field's foundations.

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The instant physicist: [an illustrated guide]

By Muller, Richard A.

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 500

Call Number: 530 MUL

Presents cartoons alongside explanations of scientific curiosities such as chocolate having more energy than TNT, and wine being radioactive.

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The handy physics answer book

By Zitzewitz, Paul W.

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 500

Call Number: 530 ZIT

Answers more than eight hundred questions about physics, ranging from everyday life applications to the latest explorations in the field.

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For the love of physics: from the end of the rainbow to the edge of time-- a journey through the wonders of physics

By Lewin, Walter H. G.

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: 500

Call Number: 530.092 LEW

Largely autobiographical account of the author's life as one who fell in love first with physics and then with teaching physics to students.

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The particle at the end of the universe: how the hunt for the Higgs boson leads us to the edge of a new world

By Carroll, Sean M.

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: 500

Call Number: 539.721 CAR

Scientists have just announced an historic discovery on a par with the splitting of the atom: the Higgs boson, the key to understanding why mass exists, has been found. Carroll takes readers behind the scenes of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN to meet the scientists and explain this landmark event. We only discovered the electron just over a hundred years ago and considering where that took us-- from nuclear energy to quantum computing-- the inventions that will result from the Higgs discovery will be world-changing.

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The elements: the new guide to the building blocks of our universe

By Challoner, Jack

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: 500

Call Number: 546 CHA

Presents photographic representations of the one hundred and eighteen elements in the period table, along with facts, figures and stories about each one.

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A field guide to the atmosphere

By Schaefer, Vincent J.

Publishing Date: 1981

Classification: 500

Call Number: 551.5 SCH

Photographs show phenomena of the atmosphere, describing types of atmospheric particles, rainbows, clouds, and precipitation - (Baker & Taylor)

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Pollinator conservation handbook

Publishing Date: c2003

Classification: 500

Call Number: 571.8642

"An indispensable resource for gardeners, farmers, and managers of parks, recreational areas, and wild lands. It will guide you through the steps for creating and improving habitat for insect pollinators, including selecting and planting forage flowers, providing nesting and egg-laying sites, and caring for your pollinator habitat over time. The Handbook also contains an extensive resources section and ideas for educational activities." --Amazon.

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Grasslands

By Brown, Lauren

Publishing Date: [1985]

Classification: 500

Call Number: 574.526 BRO

Surveys the grassland areas of the United States and describes the plants and animals living in American prairies, fields, and meadows - (Baker & Taylor)

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Darwin's ghosts: the secret history of evolution

By Stott, Rebecca

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: 500

Call Number: 576.82 STO

Evolution was not discovered single-handedly, Rebecca Stott argues, contrary to what has become standard lore, but is an idea that emerged over many centuries, advanced by daring individuals across the globe who had the imagination to speculate on nature's extraordinary ways, and who had the courage to articulate such speculations at a time when to do so was often considered heresy.

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Audubon's quadrupeds of North America: complete and unabridged

By Audubon, John James

Publishing Date: c1989

Classification: 500

Call Number: 599.097 AUD

The entire text and the complete series of paintings of John James Audubon--Cover.

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