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TED offers iOS customers 15 titles for $1 each

If you’re looking for some light, but still thoughtful, nonfiction to read, TED is temporarily offering its back-catalog — 15 short ebooks — for a flat $15 through its newly launched iOS store (link opens iTunes). TED is a technology/entertainment/design … Continue reading

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Today’s bargain book: “Curious Folks Ask 2″ by Sherry Seethaler

“Curious Folks Ask 2″ by Sherry Seethaler Price: $0.00 Amazon Summary: 188 jargon-free answers to questions about the natural world — like how much does the earth weigh, and why do some people float while others sink? — sent in … Continue reading

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Today's bargain book: "Physics of the Impossible" by Michio Kaku

“Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel” by Michio Kaku Price: $1.99 Amazon Summary: Teleportation, time machines, force fields, and interstellar space ships—the stuff of science fiction or potentially … Continue reading

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Today's bargain book: "Brains" by Dale Purves

Price: $0.00 Summary: Brains: why do zombies love them so? In this science book, Dale Purves “reveals how we got to this point [in medical research] and offers his notion of where neuroscience may be headed next. “Purves offers a … Continue reading

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Today's bargain book: "Curious Folks Ask" by Sherry Seethaler

Price: $0.00 Note: This was temporarily free back in July, then the price went up. Now it’s free again for a short time. Summary: Prepare to Be Fascinated! * Why does the flu change every year? * What makes glue … Continue reading

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Today's bargain book: "Lies, Damned Lies, and Science" by Sherry Seethaler

Price: $0.00 Summary: Every day, there’s a new scientific or health controversy. And every day, it seems as if there’s a new study that contradicts what you heard yesterday. What’s really going on? Who’s telling the truth? Who’s faking it? … Continue reading

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Today's bargain book: "Germs, Genes, & Civilization" by David P. Clark

“Germs, Genes, & Civilization” by David P. Clark Price: $0.00 Summary: AD 452: Attila the Hun stands ready to sack Rome. No one can stop him–but he walks away. A miracle? No…dysentery. Microbes saved the Roman Empire. Nearly a millennium … Continue reading

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Today's bargain book: "A Grand and Bold Thing" by Ann Finkbeiner

“A Grand and Bold Thing” by Ann Finkbeiner Price: $0.00 Summary: LATE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, what had been a fevered pace of discovery in astronomy for many years had slowed. The Hubble Space Telescope continued to produce an astonishing … Continue reading

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