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Series: Scientific American Library

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Powers of Ten: A Book About the Relative Size of Things in the Universe and the Effect of Adding Another Zero by Philip Morrison1
Human Diversity (Scientific American Library Series) by Richard Lewontin2
The Discovery of Subatomic Particles by Steven Weinberg3
The Science of Musical Sound by John Robinson Pierce4
Fossils and the History of Life by George Gaylord Simpson5
The Solar System: The Sun, Planets and Life by Roman Smoluchowski6
On Size and Life by Thomas McMahon7
Perception by Irvin Rock8
Constructing the Universe by David Layzer9
The Second Law by P. W. Atkins10
A Guided Tour of the Living Cell Volume 1 by Christian de Duve11
A Guided Tour of the Living Cell Volume 2 by Christian de Duve12
A Guided Tour of the Living Cell Volumes 1 and 2 by Christian de Duve11,12
Mathematics and Optimal Form by Stefan Hildebrandt13
Fire by John W. Lyons14
Sun and Earth by Herbert Friedman15
Einstein's Legacy by Julian Schwinger16
Islands by H. W. Menard17
Drugs and the Brain by Solomon H. Snyder18
The Timing of Biological Clocks by Arthur T. Winfree19
Extinction by Steven M. Stanley20
Molecules by P. W. Atkins21
Eye, Brain, and Vision by David H. Hubel22
Science of Structures and Materials (Scientific American Library) by J. E. Gordon23
Sand (Scientific American Library) by Raymond Siever24
The Honey Bee (Scientific American Library) by James L. Gould25
Animal Navigation (Scientific American Library) by Talbot H. Waterman26
Sleep by J. Allan Hobson27
From Quarks to the Cosmos by Leon M. Lederman28
Sexual Selection by James L. Gould29
The New Archaeology and the Ancient Maya by Jeremy A. Sabloff30
A Journey into Gravity and Spacetime by John Archibald Wheeler31
Signals: The Science of Telecommunications (Scientific American Library) by John Robinson Pierce32
Beyond the Third Dimension: Geometry, Computer Graphics, and Higher Dimensions by Thomas F. Banchoff33
Discovering Enzymes (Scientific American Library, Number 34) by David Dressler34
The Science of Words by George A. Miller35
Atoms, Electrons, and Change by P. W. Atkins36
Viruses (Scientific American Library) by Arnold J. Levine37
Diversity and the Tropical Rain Forest by John Terborgh38
Stars (A Scientific American Library Book) by James B. Kaler39
Exploring Biomechanics: Animals in Motion by R. McNeill Alexander40
Chemical Communication by William C. Agosta41
Genes and the Biology of Cancer by Harold Varmus42
Supercomputing and the Transformation of Science (Scientific American Library) by William J. Kaufmann43
Molecules and Mental Illness (Scientific American Library) by Samuel H. Barondes44
Exploring Planetary Worlds by David Morrison45
Earthquakes and Geological Discovery by Bruce A. Bolt46
The Origin of Modern Humans (Scientific American Library) by Roger Lewin47
The Evolving Coast by Richard A. Davis48
Life processes of plants by Arthur W. Galston49
Images of Mind by Michael I. Posner50
The Animal Mind by James L. Gould51
Mathematics: The Science of Patterns : The Search for Order in Life, Mind, and the Universe (Scientific American Library) by Keith Devlin52
A Short History of the Universe (Scientific American Library Paperback, No. 53.) by Joseph Silk53
The Emergence of Agriculture (Scientific American Library) by Bruce D. Smith54
Atmosphere, Climate, and Change (Scientific American Library) by T. E. Graedel55
Aging: A Natural History by Robert E. Ricklefs56
Investigating Disease Patterns: The Science of Epidemiology (Scientific American Library) by Paul D. Stolley57
Gravity's Fatal Attraction: Black Holes in the Universe by Mitchell Begelman58
Conservation and Biodiversity by Andrew P. Dobson59
Plants, People, and Culture: The Science of Ethnobotany (Scientific American Library Paperback) by Michael J. Balick60
Life at Small Scale: The Behavior of Microbes by David B. Dusenbery61
Patterns in Evolution: The New Molecular View by Roger Lewin62
Cycles of Life: Civilization and the Biosphere by Vaclav Smil63
Cosmic Clouds: Birth, Death, and Recycling in the Galaxy ("Scientific American" Library) by James B. Kaler64
The Elusive Neutrino: A Subatomic Detective Story by Nickolas Solomey65
Lasers - Harnessing the Atoms Light by James P. Harbison66
Consciousness by J. Allan Hobson67
Evolving Brains (Scientific American Library Paperback) by John Morgan Allman68
Memory: From Mind to Molecules by Larry R. Squire69
Visual Computing by Richard Mark Friedhoff70

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