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To Engineer Is Human

by Henry Petroski St. Martin's Press (October 16, 2018)

“Though ours is an age of high technology, the essence of what engineering is and what engineers do is not common knowledge. Even the most elementary of principles upon which great bridges, jumbo jets, or...


Creating Things That Matter

by David Edwards Henry Holt and Co. (October 16, 2018)

Most things we create will not matter. This book is about creating things that do, from a master innovator who brings science and art together in his cutting edge labs.

Art and science are famous opposites. Contemporary...


Evolutions

by Oren Harman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 12, 2018)

A brilliant lyrical exploration of how modern science illuminates what it means to be human, from the award-winning author of The Price of Altruism

We no longer think, like the ancient Chinese did, that the world...


CHARLEVOIX, A Tradition of Hospitality

The Last Lobster

by Christopher White St. Martin's Press (June 05, 2018)

From the author of Skipjack & The Melting World comes a mystery: the curious boom in America’s beloved lobster industry and its probable crash

Maine lobstermen have happened upon a bonanza along their rugged,...


When Einstein Walked with Gödel

by Jim Holt Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 15, 2018)

From Jim Holt, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist?, comes an entertaining and accessible guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries in When...


AIQ

by Nick Polson & James Scott St. Martin's Press (May 15, 2018)

“There comes a time in the life of a subject when someone steps up and writes the book about it. AIQ explores the fascinating history of the ideas that drive this technology of the future and demystifies the...


Chasing New Horizons

by Alan Stern & David Grinspoon Picador (May 01, 2018)

Called "spellbinding" (Scientific American) and "thrilling...a future classic of popular science" (PW), the up close, inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time, New Horizons’ mission...


Hype

by Nina Shapiro, Md & Kristin Loberg St. Martin's Press (May 01, 2018)

A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2018

A straightforward appraisal of why health myths exist, dispelling many of them, and teaching readers how to navigate the labyrinth of health advice and the science and...


Microbiological Guidelines

by Collective Die Keure Publishing (April 03, 2018)

Food plays an essential part in everyday life.

Food should be tasty, healthy, sustainable and preferably not too expensive. But food should also be safe and with sufficient guarantees on maintaining good quality...


The Consciousness Instinct

by Michael S. Gazzaniga Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 03, 2018)

“The father of cognitive neuroscience” illuminates the past, present, and future of the mind-brain problem

How do neurons turn into minds? How does physical “stuff”—atoms, molecules, chemicals, and...


Darwin Comes to Town

by Menno Schilthuizen Picador (April 03, 2018)

*Carrion crows in the Japanese city of Sendai have learned to use passing traffic to crack nuts.

*Lizards in Puerto Rico are evolving feet that better grip surfaces like concrete.

*Europe’s urban blackbirds...


Our Angry Earth

by Isaac Asimov & Frederik Pohl Tom Doherty Associates (March 06, 2018)

“A lucid overview of [environmental] problems and a compelling call to action.” Publishers Weekly

From two of science fiction’s most celebrated and brilliant minds—Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl—comes...


The Seabird's Cry

by Adam Nicolson Henry Holt and Co. (February 06, 2018)

Life itself could never have been sustainable without seabirds. As Adam Nicolson writes: "They are bringers of fertility, the deliverers of life from ocean to land."

A global tragedy is unfolding. Even as we...


Dawn of the New Everything

by Jaron Lanier Henry Holt and Co. (November 21, 2017)

Named one of the best books of 2017 by The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, & Vox

The father of virtual reality explains its dazzling possibilities by reflecting on his own lifelong relationship with technology...


The Telescope in the Ice

by Mark Bowen St. Martin's Press (November 14, 2017)

IceCube Observatory, a South Pole instrument making the first actual observations of high-energy neutrinos, has been called the “weirdest” of the seven wonders of modern astronomy by Scientific American....


Champions of Illusion

by Susana Martinez-Conde & Stephen Macknik Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 24, 2017)

A full-color celebration of stunning visual illusions and the science behind them

In Champions of Illusion, Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik present a smorgasbord of mystifying images, many selected...


The Zoomable Universe

by Caleb Scharf & Ron Miller Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 17, 2017)

An epic, full-color visual journey through all scales of the universe

In The Zoomable Universe, the award-winning astrobiologist Caleb Scharf and the acclaimed artist Ron Miller take us on an epic tour through...


Admissions

by Henry Marsh St. Martin's Press (October 03, 2017)

The 2017 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist, International Bestseller, and a Kirkus Best Nonfiction Book of 2017!

“Marsh has retired, which means he’s taking a thorough inventory of his life. His...


Albert Einstein

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (August 10, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Albert Einstein in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and career of Albert...


Henry Ford

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (May 23, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Henry Ford in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and career of Henry Ford....


26TH THE OBSERVER OF GENESIS. THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE CREATION STORY

by Alberto Canen Alberto Canen (May 19, 2017)

More than 300,000 books sold! Genesis, the seven days of Creation ... Where does the text that makes up the first part of the Bible come from? Is its text a mere introductory poem ... or is it a narrative? What's...


It's All a Game

by Tristan Donovan St. Martin's Press (May 30, 2017)

"[A] timely book...It’s All a Game provides a wonderfully entertaining trip around the board, through 4,000 years of game history." —The Wall Street Journal

Board games have been with us longer than even...


Maximising Your Intellectual Abilities

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (April 27, 2017)

Ready to take your career to the next level? Find out everything you need to know about maximising your intellectual abilities with this practical guide.

Human beings only use 10% of their brain capacity: this...


Apollo 8

by Jeffrey Kluger Henry Holt and Co. (May 16, 2017)

The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph

In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States...


The Fish Market

by Lee van der Voo St. Martin's Press (November 15, 2016)

**Winner of the Oregon Book Award**

Gulf Wild — the first seafood brand in America to trace each fish from the sea to the table — emerged after grouper, the star of fried fish sandwiches, fell off menus due...


Aliens

by Jim al-Khalili Picador (May 09, 2017)

In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. Since 2000,...


Diving Deeper into SCUBA... Science

by Costantino Balestra & Peter Germonpré Acrodacrolivres (April 04, 2017)

You will find in this book some valuable and reliable lessons about safe diving

The editors of and authors of this book are a cadre of scientists and physicians with broad experience and knowledge of diving physiology...


Isaac Newton

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Isaac Newton in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and work of...


Copernicus

by 50 minutes 50Minutes.com (January 30, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and discoveries of Copernicus in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Copernicus and his...


The Chernobyl Disaster

by 50 minutes 50Minutes.com (January 30, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Chernobyl disaster in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Chernobyl disaster....


The Hungry Brain

by Stephan J. Guyenet, Ph.D. Flatiron Books (February 07, 2017)

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

From an obesity and neuroscience researcher with a knack for engaging, humorous storytelling, The Hungry Brain uses cutting-edge science to answer the questions: why...


The Parrot's Theorem

by Denis Guedj & Frank Wynne St. Martin's Press (August 20, 2013)

Mr. Ruche, a Parisian bookseller, receives a bequest from a long lost friend in the Amazon of a vast library of math books, which propels him into a great exploration of the story of mathematics. Meanwhile Max,...


Lone Survivors

by Chris Stringer Henry Holt and Co. (March 13, 2012)

A leading researcher on human evolution proposes a new and controversial theory of how our species came to be

In this groundbreaking and engaging work of science, world-renowned paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer...


Hell Creek, Montana

by Dr. Lowell Dingus St. Martin's Press (August 04, 2015)

"Given its wide range, this book should attract readers of history and lovers of the American West in addition to dinosaur junkies. " - Publishers Weekly

Hell Creek, Montana, is one of the most windswept, hardscrabble...


Spooky Action at a Distance

by George Musser Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 03, 2015)

Long-listed for the 2016 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

“An important book that provides insight into key new developments in our understanding of the nature of space, time and the universe....


A Million Years in a Day

by Greg Jenner St. Martin's Press (June 21, 2016)

Who invented beds? When did we start cleaning our teeth? How old are wine and beer? Which came first: the toilet seat or toilet paper? What was the first clock?

Every day, from the moment our alarm clock wakes...


Fire and Ice: Soot, Solidarity, and Survival on the Roof of the World

by Jonathan Mingle St. Martin's Press (March 24, 2015)

High in the Himalayan valley of Zanskar in northwest India sits a village as isolated as the legendary Shangri-La. Long fed by runoff from glaciers and lofty snowfields, Kumik—a settlement of thirty nine mud...


Undeniable

by Bill Nye & Corey S. Powell St. Martin's Press (November 04, 2014)

"Evolution is one of the most powerful and important ideas ever developed in the history of science. Every question it raises leads to new answers, new discoveries, and new smarter questions. The science of...


Dolphin Diaries

by Dr. Denise L. Herzing St. Martin's Press (July 05, 2011)

Dr. Denise Herzing began her research with a pod of spotted dolphins in the 1980s. Now, almost three decades later, she has forged strong ties with many of these individuals, has witnessed and recorded them...


Beyond Human

by Gregory Benford & Elisabeth Malartre Tom Doherty Associates (September 18, 2007)

Concepts once purely fiction -- robots, cyborg parts, artificial intelligences -- are becoming part of everyday reality. Soon robots will be everywhere, performing surgery, exploring hazardous places, making...


Human Nature

by James Trefil Henry Holt and Co. (May 01, 2005)

A radical approach to the environment which argues that by harnessing the power of science for human benefit, we can have a healthier planet

As a prizewinning theoretical physicist and an outspoken advocate...


Soundings

by Hali Felt Henry Holt and Co. (July 02, 2013)

Her maps of the ocean floor have been called "one of the most remarkable achievements in modern cartography", yet no one knows her name.

Soundings is the story of the enigmatic, unknown woman behind one of the...


The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack

by Ian Tattersall St. Martin's Press (June 09, 2015)

In his new book The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack, human paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall argues that a long tradition of "human exceptionalism" in paleoanthropology has distorted the picture of human...


Celebration, U.S.A.

by Douglas Frantz & Catherine Collins Henry Holt and Co. (September 01, 2000)

A prize-winning reporter, his wife, and their two kids describe life in Disney's vision of the future.

In 1997, six months after the first residents had moved into Celebration, Florida-Disney's town of the future...


When We Die

by Prof. Cedric Mims St. Martin's Press (October 21, 2014)

An unusually comprehensive study of death as both a social and scientific phenomenon, When We Die is as frank as it is informed. This far-reaching discussion considers mortality from the personal and the universal...


Maggots, Murder, and Men

by Zakaria ErzinClioglu St. Martin's Press (August 27, 2013)

The science of forensic entomology-the application of insect biology to the investigation of crime-is extremely specialized, combining as it does an expert knowledge of entomology with keen powers of observation...


Blood and Bitter Wind

by Earl Murray Tom Doherty Associates (October 20, 2015)

You Can Almost Taste the Old West!

Renowned for his detailed research and compelling characters, Earl Murray is an esteemed name in the historical fiction of the American Frontier and he proves it again in his...


Elephants In the Volkswagen

by Lindsey Grant Henry Holt and Co. (May 21, 2013)

In the last century, the United States has grown from 75 million people to 250 million. Have we gone too far? How can an optimum population be identified and achieved, and how can we confront the problems now...


Smart Medicine

by Dr. William Hanson, M.D. St. Martin's Press (June 07, 2011)

We're a nation in love with the drama of the medical world—from fast-paced hospital life to the race to discover cures for diseases. In Smart Medicine, William Hanson brings to life the fascinating true world...