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The History of the Future

by Blake J. Harris Dey Street Books (February 19, 2019)

The dramatic, larger-than-life true story behind the founding of Oculus and its quest for virtual reality, by the bestselling author of Console Wars.

From iconic books like Neuromancer to blockbuster films like...


Conflicts of Interest In Science

by Sheldon Krimsky Hot Books (January 29, 2019)

30+ Years of Peer-Reviewed Studies on the Corporate Ties and Vested Interests that Influence Scientific Research

For over 500 years, groups and organizations with political, economic, and personal interests have...


Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator

by Gregory B. Jaczko Simon & Schuster (January 15, 2019)

A shocking exposé from the most powerful insider in nuclear regulation about how the nuclear energy industry endangers our lives—and why Congress does nothing to stop it.

Greg Jaczko never planned things to...


When Death Becomes Life

by Joshua D. Mezrich Harper (January 15, 2019)

"With When Death Becomes Life, Joshua Mezrich has performed the perfect core biopsy of transplantation—a clear and compelling account of the grueling daily work, the spell-binding history and the unsettling...


The Fight Against Monsanto's Roundup

by Mitchel Cohen & Vandana Shiva Skyhorse (January 08, 2019)

A Comprehensive Look at the Worldwide Battle to Defend Ourselves and Our Environment Against the Peddlers of Chemical Poisons

Chemical poisons have infiltrated all facets of our lives – housing, agriculture,...


DNA Is You!

by Beatrice the Biologist Adams Media (January 08, 2019)

Learn all about how your DNA makes you who you are—an awesome, unique individual—in this fun and simple illustrated guide!

Did you know your sense of purpose is determined by your genes? And that DNA determines...


The Second Kind of Impossible

by Paul Steinhardt Simon & Schuster (January 08, 2019)

One of the most fascinating scientific detective stories of the last fifty years, an exciting quest for a new form of matter. The Second Kind of Impossible reads like James Gleick’s Chaos combined with an...


Shaping a City

by Mack Travis Cornell Publishing (December 15, 2018)

Picture your downtown vacant, boarded up, while the malls surrounding your city are thriving. What would you do?

In 1974 the politicians, merchants, community leaders, and business and property owners, of Ithaca,...


How to Love the Universe

by Stefan Klein The Experiment (November 27, 2018)

An eye-opening celebration of the marvels of space, time, the cosmos, and more

How to Love the Universe is a new kind of science writing by an author truly enamored of the world around him. In ten short chapters...


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...


FAR/AIM 2019: Up-to-Date FAA Regulations / Aeronautical Information Manual

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (November 20, 2018)

All the information you need to operate safely in US airspace, fully updated.

If you’re an aviator or aviation enthusiast, you cannot be caught with an out-of-date edition of the FAR/AIM. In today’s environment,...


Films from the Future

by Andrew Maynard Mango (November 15, 2018)

Learn how movies reveal the future of technology

Fans of The Science of InterstellarThe Second Machine Age, and Physics of the Future will love the Films from the Future.

Science, technology, and society:...


Urban Ornithology

by P. A. Buckley, Walter Sedwitz, William J. Norse & John Kieran Comstock Publishing Associates (November 15, 2018)

Urban Ornithology is the first quantitative historical analysis of any New York City natural area’s birdlife and spans the century and a half from 1872 to 2016. Only Manhattan’s Central and Brooklyn’s...


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 Science of Why, Volume 3

by Jay Ingram Simon & Schuster (November 06, 2018)

The newest volume in the beloved Science of Why series—full of fascinating science that will amuse and astonish readers of all ages.

Have you wondered why you cringe when fingernails are scratched along a chalkboard?...


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)

"It's happening this second. Scientists are re-imagining and re-engineering the world forever. With brutal honesty and engaging story-telling, Michael Guillen gives us a clear-eyed look at a future that is...


Agricultural Transformation in Ethiopia

by Atakilte Beyene Zed Books (October 15, 2018)

  • Offers a new perspective on food security and sustainability, two of the most pressing issues currently facing global development efforts.
  • Features a wealth of on-the-ground empirical research from Ethiopian...


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...


Designer Dogs: An Exposé

by Madeline Bernstein & Dr. Phil McGraw Apollo Publishers (October 09, 2018)

Designer Dogs is the shocking exposure of the dangers of continuing to make our dogs tinier or funnier looking, more “Instagram worthy,” and presents startling new revelations on why this threatens French...


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...


Architectural Lighting Design

by Admir Jukanovic Crowood (October 05, 2018)

Where do you start if you want to light an interior space? What is the best colour temperature for your design scheme? What do you need to consider when choosing LED lamps and luminaires? Architectural Lighting...


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 Science of Science Fiction

by Mark Brake Skyhorse (October 02, 2018)

We are the first generation to live in a science fiction world.

Media headlines declare this the age of automation. The TV talks about the coming revolution of the robot, tweets tell tales of jets that will ferry...


Little Steps, Big Faith

by Dawn Rundman Beaming Books (October 02, 2018)

From brain science to language development and social skills, we've never known more about how children's minds develop in the first five years of life. Yet with all the information available, Christian parents...


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...


Social DNA

by M. Kay Martin Berghahn Books (October 01, 2018)

What set our ancestors off on a separate evolutionary trajectory was the ability to flex their reproductive and social strategies in response to changing environmental conditions. Exploring new cross-disciplinary...


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.


Proven Techniques for Keeping Healthy Chickens

by Carissa Bonham Skyhorse (September 25, 2018)

Beginning and intermediate chicken keepers don’t need to spend hours poring through extensive manuals and thick books—Carissa Bonham boils down chicken-keeping basics into 101 easy-to-understand and easy-to-apply...


Seeds of Resistance

by Mark Schapiro & David Talbot Hot Books (September 18, 2018)

Sun. Soil. Water. Seed. These are the primordial ingredients for the most essential activity of all on earth: growing food. All of these elements are being changed dramatically under the pressures of corporate...


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)

“THIS IS A GREAT GUIDE TO THE NIGHT SKY AT A GREAT PRICE.” Astronomy Now

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


Do-It-Yourself Projects to Get You Off the Grid

by Noah Weinstein Skyhorse (September 04, 2018)

Instructables is back with this inspiring book focused on a series of projects designed to get you thinking creatively about going green. Twenty Instructables illustrate just how simple it can be to make your...


How to Speak Science

by Bruce Benamran & Michael Stevens The Experiment (September 04, 2018)

A math-free introduction to the greatest scientific ideas of the last 2,000 years

As smartphones, supercomputers, supercolliders, and AI propel us into an ever more unfamiliar future, How to Speak Science takes...


Superhuman

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...


Ice and Snow in the Cold War

by Julia Herzberg, Christian Kehrt & Franziska Torma Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

The history of the Cold War has focused overwhelmingly on statecraft and military power, an approach that has naturally placed Moscow and Washington center stage. Meanwhile, regions such as Alaska, the polar...