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Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement

by Judith B. Tankard Timber Press (November 27, 2018)

“The ever-alluring Arts and Crafts garden…is profoundly relevant to our 21st-century needs.” —Sam Watters, author of Gardens for a Beautiful America

In Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement, landscape...

The Social Leap

by William von Hippel Harper Wave (November 13, 2018)

In the compelling popular science tradition of Sapiens and Guns, Germs, and Steel, a groundbreaking and eye-opening exploration that applies evolutionary science to provide a new perspective on human psychology,...

The Breakthrough

by Charles Graeber Grand Central Publishing (November 06, 2018)

Bestselling author of The Good Nurse, Charles Graeber details the discovery of cancer's secret weakness, and how a new generation of scientists finally cracked the code on how the human immune system can fight...

The Library of Ice

by Nancy Campbell Scribner UK (November 01, 2018)

‘A wonderful book: Nancy Campbell is a fine storyteller with a rare physical intelligence. The extraordinary brilliance of her eye confers the reader a total immersion in the rimy realms she explores. Glaciers,...

Coral Whisperers

by Irus Braverman University of California Press (October 30, 2018)

In recent years, a catastrophic global bleaching event devastated many of the world’s precious coral reefs. Working on the front lines of ruin, today’s coral scientists are struggling to save these important...

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...

The End of Life as We Know It

by Michael Guillen Salem Books (October 16, 2018)

In nearly all aspects of life, humans are crossing lines of no return.

Modern science is leading us into vast uncharted territory—far beyond the invention of nuclear weapons or taking us to the moon.Today,...

Phantasmatic Shakespeare

by Suparna Roychoudhury Cornell University Press (October 15, 2018)

Representations of the mind have a central place in Shakespeare’s artistic imagination, as we see in Bottom struggling to articulate his dream, Macbeth reaching for a dagger that is not there, and Prospero...

Lest We Forget

by Kwan Kew Lai Viva Editions (October 09, 2018)

In 2014 after fighting through yards of bureaucratic red tape, leaving her family, and putting her own health at risk in order to help suffering strangers, Kwan Kew Lai finally arrived in Africa to volunteer...

Einstein's Shadow

by Seth Fletcher Ecco (October 09, 2018)

Einstein’s Shadow follows a team of elite scientists on their historic mission to take the first picture of a black hole, putting Einstein’s theory of relativity to its ultimate test and helping to answer...

CERN and the Higgs Boson

by James Gillies Icon Books Ltd (October 04, 2018)

The Higgs boson is the rock star of fundamental particles, catapulting CERN, the laboratory where it was found, into the global spotlight. But what is it, why does it matter, and what exactly is CERN?

In the...

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

by Steven Novella, Bob Novella, Cara Santa Maria & Jay Novella et al. Grand Central Publishing (October 02, 2018)

An all-encompassing guide to skeptical thinking in the popular "The Skeptics Guide to the Universe" podcast's dryly humorous, accessible style.

It's intimidating to realize that we live in a world overflowing...

Knock on Wood

by Jeffrey S. Rosenthal HarperCollins Publishers (October 02, 2018)

For readers of Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Daniel Levitin with a twist of Bill Bryson—a lighthearted, entertaining and fateful exploration of luck in everyday life

For centuries, people around the world have...

When the Big Blue Bus Was Late

by Mecelin Kakoro African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Bubu and his mother are waiting for the big blue bus to take them to town.

Mr Mkhize's Quarters

by Lorato Trok African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A story about quarters, and lunch.

Polygon Family

by Lindiwe Tshabalala African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Maths story about shape families. This storybook was made possible by funding from the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust.

Mr Motaung's Thirds

by Lindiwe Tshabalala African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A story about thirds, and lunch. This storybook was made possible by a grant from the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust.

How to Grow Mushrooms from Scratch

by Magdalena Wurth & Herbert Wurth The Experiment (September 18, 2018)

Yes, you can grow mushrooms from scratch!

Why grow mushrooms?

Mushrooms are a joy to grow—for food, as a garden feature, or just for fun—and it’s easier than you think! How to Grow Mushrooms from Scratch...

Start Your Farm

by Forrest Pritchard & Ellen Polishuk The Experiment (September 10, 2018)

A totally modern, all-purpose handbook for today’s agricultural dreamers—covering the challenges and triumphs of launching any successful farm—from two leading lights in sustainable farming

Do you dream...

Travels in Alaska

by John Muir & Terry Gifford Vertebrate Digital (September 10, 2018)

‘To the lover of pure wildness Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.’

First published in 1915, Travels in Alaska is the last book that Muir wrote, detailing the adventures and experiences...

Steep Trails

by John Muir & Terry Gifford Vertebrate Digital (September 10, 2018)

‘When a man plants a tree, he plants himself. Every root is an anchor, over which he rests with grateful interest, and becomes sufficiently calm to feel the joy of living.’

Steep Trails encompasses a delightful...

2019 Guide to the Night Sky Southern Hemisphere: A month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

by Storm Dunlop & Wil Tirion Collins (September 06, 2018)

A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the southern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January–December 2019.

This practical guide is both an easy introduction...

2019 Guide to the Night Sky: A month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above Britain and Ireland

by Storm Dunlop, Wil Tirion & Royal Observatory Greenwich Collins (September 06, 2018)


A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering...

How to Speak Science

by Bruce Benamran The Experiment (September 04, 2018)

As smartphones, supercomputers, supercolliders, and AI propel us into an ever more unfamiliar future, How to Speak Science takes us on a rollicking historical tour of the greatest discoveries and ideas that...


by Rowan Hooper Simon & Schuster (September 04, 2018)

From evolutionary biologist Rowan Hooper, an awe-inspiring look into the extremes of human ability—and what they tell us about our own potential.

In 1997, an endurance runner named Yiannis Kouros ran 188 miles...

Drink Beer, Think Beer

by John Holl Basic Books (September 04, 2018)

From an award-winning journalist and beer expert, a thoughtful and witty guide to understanding and enjoying beer

Right here, right now is the best time in the history of mankind to be a beer drinker. America...

In Defense of Science

by Frank R. Spellman & Joni Price-Bayer Bernan Press (August 31, 2018)

In an era when many in the science community feel that science is under attack, In Defense of Science explains why ordinary citizens need to have an understanding of science, its methods, and its groundbreaking...

A Research Guide to Cartographic Resources

by Eva H. Dodsworth Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 31, 2018)

The interdisciplinary uses of traditional cartographic resources and modern GIS tools allow for the analysis and discovery of information across a wide spectrum of fields. A Research Guide to Cartographic Resources...

Paths Between Head and Heart

by Oliver C. Robinson O-Books (August 31, 2018)

Paths Between Head and Heart provides an accessible but comprehensive account of how science and spirituality relate, not as enemies, but as partners in the quest for a truth that is greater than either one...

The Revolutionary Genius of Plants

by Stefano Mancuso Atria Books (August 28, 2018)

“Fascinating…full of optimism…this quick, accessible read will appeal to anyone with interest in how plants continue to surprise us.” —Library Journal

Do plants have intelligence? Do they have memory?...

Engineering for Cats

by Mac Delaney Workman Publishing Company (August 21, 2018)

There may be 100 million pet cats in this country, but who says that means they’re domesticated? Sure, they clean themselves, use a litter box, and hunt rodents, but cats are also territorial beasts who think...

Amplify Your Message

by Marcus Brown Salem Books (August 21, 2018)

And (Jesus) said to them, 'Go into all the world and proclaim the Gospel to the whole creation.' Mark 16:15 (ESV)

The need for proclaiming the Good News to the world has never been greater. Recent statistics...

The Tangled Tree

by David Quammen Simon & Schuster (August 14, 2018)

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction

Nonpareil science writer David Quammen explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology can change our understanding of evolution and life’s history,...

Handbook on Household Hazardous Waste

by Amy D. Cabaniss Bernan Press (August 10, 2018)

Household hazardous waste (HHW) is a topic that affects every individual and community given the nearly universal use, storage, and disposal of chemical consumer products. Yet many communities lack the basic...

Achieving sustainable cultivation of cocoa

by Prof. Pathmanathan Umaharan, Dr David Guest, Dr Lambert Motilal & Dr Chris Turnbull et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (August 09, 2018)

There is a growing demand for cocoa. However, cultivation is dependent on ageing trees with low yields and increasing vulnerability to disease. There is growing concern about the environmental impact of cultivation...

Achieving sustainable cultivation of potatoes Volume 1

by Prof. Gefu Wang-Pruski, Vinay Bhardwaj, Dr Paul Bethke & Prof. Paul C. Struik et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (August 09, 2018)

Potatoes are one of the world’s key food crops. Their nutritional value, and the fact that they can be grown with relatively few inputs in a wide range of environments, makes them an important food security...

Seaweed Chronicles

by Susan Hand Shetterly Algonquin Books (August 07, 2018)

“You might not expect unfettered passion on the topic of seaweed, but Shetterly is such a great storyteller that you find yourself following along eagerly.” —Mark Kurlansky

“Seaweed is ancient and basic,...

Philistines at the Hedgerow

by Steven Gaines Little, Brown and Company (August 07, 2018)

Bestselling author Steven Gaines's "richly entertaining" (People) and juicy social history of the Hamptons.

As one of America's most fabled communities--long a magnet for artists, celebrities, the very rich,...

AP Calculus AB & BC Prep Plus 2019-2020

by Kaplan Test Prep Kaplan Publishing (August 07, 2018)

Kaplan's AP Calculus AB & BC Prep Plus 2019-2020 is completely restructured and aligned with the current AP exams, giving you efficient review of the most-tested content to quickly build your skills and confidence....

A Journey Through The Universe:

by New Scientist Quercus (August 07, 2018)

There's a whole universe out there...

Imagine you had a spacecraft capable of travelling through interstellar space. You climb in, blast into orbit, fly out of the solar system and keep going. Where do you end...

Managing soil health for sustainable agriculture Volume 2

by Dr Don Reicosky, Dr Garrison Sposito, Dr Stephen Roecker & Dr Candiss Williams et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (August 06, 2018)

There has been growing concern that both intensive agriculture in the developed world and rapid expansion of crop cultivation in developing countries is damaging the health of soils which are the foundation...

Managing soil health for sustainable agriculture Volume 1

by Dr Don Reicosky, Dr Herlon S. Nadolny, Dr Hannah E. Birgé & Dr Promil Mehra et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (August 06, 2018)

There has been growing concern that both intensive agriculture in the developed world and rapid expansion of crop cultivation in developing countries is damaging the health of soils which are the foundation...

Improving grassland and pasture management in temperate agriculture

by Dr Rosemary Collins, Prof. Athole Marshall, Dr Deirdre Hennessy & Dr S. Lemauviel-Lavenant et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (July 27, 2018)

  • Assesses latest research on how grasslands function 
  • Surveys best practice in sustainable grassland management 
  • Considers wider aspects of sustainability such as ecosystem services and biodiversity

Introduction to the Theory of Determinants and Matrices

by Edward Tankard Browne The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

This text and reference book for mathematics students and for many people working in the social sciences contains in one volume the most important properties of matrices and determinants whose elements are real...

Chaos Monkeys

by Antonio Garcia Martinez Harper Paperbacks (July 24, 2018)

The instant New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback and featuring a new afterword from the author—the insider's guide to the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, the inner workings of the...

Chasing the Demon

by Dan Hampton William Morrow (July 24, 2018)

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • At the end of World War II, a band of aces gathered in the Mojave Desert on a Top Secret quest to break the sound barrier–nicknamed "The Demon" by pilots. The true story of what happened...


by Thomas Hylland Eriksen Pluto Press (July 20, 2018)

Sitting next to the Great Barrier Reef, marinated in coal and gas, the industrial boomtown of Gladstone, Australia embodies many of the contradictions of the 'overheated' world: prosperous yet polluted; growing...

Genetics 101

by Beth Skwarecki Adams Media (July 17, 2018)

A clear and straightforward explanation of genetics in this new edition of the popular 101 series.

Our genetic makeup determines so much about who we are, and what we pass on to our children—from eye color,...

Causal Inferences in Nonexperimental Research

by Hubert M. Blalock Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

Taking an exploratory rather than a dogmatic approach to the problem, this book pulls together materials bearing on casual inference that are widely scattered in the philosophical, statistical, and social science...