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Dia Mundial do Livro: Amazon traz 7 obras de ciência em oferta neste sábado

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Amazon’s celebration of World Book Day – which is celebrated on Saturday (23) – promotes a massive promotion of books and e-books, including many scholarly works. Among the offers you can find books with discounts of up to 50%.

So, for those interested in reading and scientific curiosity, here’s our pick of what’s on sale for a limited time.

The rise and fall of the dinosaurs

Written by Steve Brusatte, a science communicator and dinosaur specialist, this book is a good choice for anyone interested in paleontology. Contrary to the view that dinosaurs were large primitive lizards, the work shows a world of intelligent and energetic creatures that dominated various environments on Earth.

The rise and fall of the dinosaurs

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New Story of a Lost World by Steve Brusatte…

29 Brazilian Real

the end of everything

Science book the end of everything

The hilarious and disturbing book shows what the end of our universe will be like through the lens of modern physics and cosmology. The author – cosmologist Katie Mack – presents the five possible ends of the universe.

The end of all things (according to astrophysics)

The End of All Things (according to astrophysics) by Katie Mack

48 Brazilian Real

The secret life of trees

Science book the secret life of trees

They are very different from us, but trees can also feel and communicate. At least, that’s what German forest engineer Peter Wolbein claims. The book presents the latest scientific discoveries about trees and invites us to rethink our relationship with these living things.

The secret life of trees

The Secret Life of Trees by Peter Walpin

33 Brazilian Real

napoleon buttons

Science book Napoleon buttons

Chemistry professor Benny Le Cotter and industrial chemist Guy Borisson’s book shows 17 molecules that changed history, beginning with tin, which refers to the work’s title. The book seeks to explain, for example, that the tin buttons used in Napoleon’s army uniforms may have contributed to the failure of the 1812 invasion of Russia.

napoleon buttons

Napoleon buttons by Benny Le Cotter and Guy Burrison

48 Brazilian Real

universe in a nutshell

Universe science book in a nutshell

In this book, Stephen Hawking addresses the most interesting discoveries in the field of theoretical physics, but brings these concepts into our everyday lives. The script also comes with the famous physicist’s peculiar sense of humor.

universe in a nutshell

The universe in a nutshell by Stephen Hawking

40 Brazilian Real

pale blue dot

pale blue dot science book

One of the most famous books by astronomer and scientific publisher Carl Sagan. In it, the image of Earth captured by the Voyager 1 probe, in 1990, is the starting point for many philosophical questions about who we are and what our place is in the universe.

pale blue dot

Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan

48 Brazilian Real

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Sixth Extinction Science Book

In the book “The Sixth Extinction,” American journalist Elizabeth Colbert warns that in the past millions of years humanity has promoted a major mass extinction event, potentially the most devastating in the history of our planet.

Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Colbert

40 Brazilian Real

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