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The GMO Deception

by Jeremy Gruber, Sheldon Krimsky & Ralph Nader Skyhorse (June 03, 2014)

Seventy-five percent of processed foods on supermarket shelves—from soda to soup, crackers to condiments—contain genetically engineered ingredients. The long-term effects of these foods on human health and...


Biotechnology in Our Lives

by Jeremy Gruber & Sheldon Krimsky Skyhorse (June 01, 2013)

For a quarter of a century, the Council for Responsible Genetics has provided a unique historical lens into the modern history, science, ethics, and politics of genetic technologies. Since 1983 the Council has...


A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World

by Charles Darwin Skyhorse (March 11, 2014)

When On the Origin of Species came out in 1859, it changed the understanding of life and was the foundation of evolutionary biology. All the material that he received for this book was from the famous expeditions...


Badass Bricks

by Jake Mackay Skyhorse (November 05, 2013)

LEGO is fun. So are toy weapons. The only thing more fun is LEGO toy weapons! A compilation of badass brick weapons—some that actually even work—this book is designed for the adult brick enthusiast. Each...


Deadly Outbreaks

by Alexandra M. Levitt Skyhorse (September 01, 2013)

Despite advances in health care, infectious microbes continue to be a formidable adversary to scientists and doctors. Vaccines and antibiotics, the mainstays of modern medicine, have not been able to conquer...


Why Do Cats Like Catnip?

by Matrin M. Goldwyn Skyhorse (August 01, 2012)

Have you ever wondered how the planets came into being? Or what causes some people to have freckles? Ever wanted to know why mosquito bites itch and swell? Over his long career as a high school science teacher,...


Scientific Discovery from the Brilliant to the Bizarre

by Len Fisher Arcade (April 04, 2013)

Winner of the IgNobel Prize in physics and the 2004 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award, Len Fisher showed just how much fun science can be in his enthusiastically praised debut, How to Dunk...


Fleet Fire

by L. J. Davis Arcade (February 28, 2012)

The electric revolution, which eclipsed the Industrial Revolution by the end of the 19th century and continues to this day, changed our world forever. FLEET FIRE tells us how it all began. In an engaging and...


Gulls (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 139)

by Professor John C. Coulson William Collins (April 04, 2019)

The gull is a familiar sight by the seaside, and one of the most recognisable bird species, but most people know surprisingly little about the lives and habits of these seafaring birds. John C. Coulson remedies...


Gunpowder and Geometry: The Life of Charles Hutton, Pit Boy, Mathematician and Scientific Rebel

by Benjamin Wardhaugh William Collins (February 07, 2019)

August, 1755. Newcastle, on the north bank of the Tyne.

In the fields, men and women are getting the harvest in. Sunlight, or rain. Scudding clouds and backbreaking labour. Three hundred feet underground, young...


The Science of Star Wars

by Mark Brake & Jon Chase Racehorse (November 15, 2016)

Discover the science behind the most popular sci-fi franchise of all time!

Capturing the imagination and hearts of crowds worldwide, Star Wars is a fantastic feat of science fiction and fantasy. The Science of...


The Science of Harry Potter

by Mark Brake & Jon Chase Racehorse (November 14, 2017)

How does magic in J. K. Rowling’s universe work? Finally, the scientific secrets are revealed!

The story of the boy who lived has brought the idea of magic and sorcery into mainstream fruition more than any...


The End of Breast Cancer

by Kathleen T. Ruddy Skyhorse (October 03, 2017)

Can a mouse virus cause breast cancer in women? Answering that question has become Dr. Kathleen Ruddy's life’s work. The End of Breast Cancer is the landmark book that gives an extraordinary glimpse into the...


How's It Hanging?

by Neil Baum Skyhorse (July 17, 2018)

This book is a great asset to all men who need to make their own health a priority."?Joe Gibbs, NFL Hall of Fame coach and owner of 4x NASCAR champion Joe Gibbs Racing

Everything you need to know about men's...


Instrument Flying Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration)

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (May 02, 2017)

This is the FAA's primary pilot resource for instrument flight rules and training. It (IFR) covers everything pertinent to operating an aircraft, both in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) and without...


FAR/AIM 2018: Up-to-Date FAA Regulations / Aeronautical Information Manual

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (October 31, 2017)

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,...


Aviation Instructor's Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (May 02, 2017)

The Aviation Instructor’s Handbook was developed by the FAA in order to help beginning ground instructors, flight instructors, and aviation maintenance instructors understand the basics of flight instruction....


Chancing It

by Robert Matthews Skyhorse (September 19, 2017)

Make your own luck by understanding probability

Over the years, some very smart people have thought they understood the rules of chance?only to fail dismally. Whether you call it probability, risk, or uncertainty,...


Instrument Procedures Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration)

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (May 02, 2017)

This is the new 2015 edition of the FAA's previous "Instrument Procedures Handbook" (previously the FAA-H-8083-16).

This book covers all of the information needed to operate safely within the airspace system....


Aviation Weather

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (July 25, 2017)

Aviation Weather is a comprehensive resource for everything that pilots, students, and instructors need to know about navigating all types of weather safely. This book covers both visual (VMC) and instrument...


FAR/AIM 2017

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (August 09, 2016)

  • Learn to fly a plane according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations
  • The most complete guide to the rules of aviation accessible anywhere 
  • Contains all of the information needed to operate safely...


Inside Animal Hearts and Minds

by Belinda Recio & Jonathan Balcombe Skyhorse (August 01, 2017)

As Charles Darwin suggested more than a century ago, the differences between animals and humans are “of degree and not of kind.” Not long ago, ethologists denied that animals had emotions or true intelligence....


How the ThinkPad Changed the Worldâ€"and Is Shaping the Future

by Arimasa Naitoh & William Holstein Skyhorse (June 13, 2017)

The ThinkPad notebook computer has been at the center of the digital revolution that has transformed millions of lives around the world, allowing users to obtain access to their documents, pictures and other...


Dragon Walk

by Robert Wintner Skyhorse (April 10, 2018)

The three main hubs of aquarium trade devastation are Indonesia, the Philippines, and Hawaii. Each has its own sad story of political corruption and theft of natural resources to benefit a greedy, ruthless few....


Earthquake Prediction

by David Nabhan Skyhorse (June 20, 2017)

Each year the world faces thousands of earthquakes of magnitude 5.0 or greater, resulting in devastating property destruction and tragic loss of life. To help avert these catastrophes, scientists have long searched...


Rotorcraft Flying Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (February 11, 2011)

The Rotorcraft Flying Handbook is designed as a technical manual for applicants who are preparing for their private, commercial, or flight instructor pilot certificates with a helicopter or gyroplane class rating....


How it Feels to Be Attcked by a Shark

by Michelle Hamer Skyhorse (October 17, 2007)

What does it feel like to find yourself in the grip of a 15-foot Great White shark? To be struck not once but twice by lightning? Here are 40 incredible true-life stories of people who lived through the most...


Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (November 03, 2009)

Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, created by the Federal Aviation Administration, is the official reference manual for pilots at all levels. An indispensable and invaluable encyclopedia, it deals with...


Panicology

by Hugh Aldersey-Williams & Simon Briscoe Skyhorse (May 01, 2009)

Are you afraid you might succumb to bird flu? Worried that a life of poverty awaits you in old age? Concerned that you might not be having as much sex as the French? Anxious that our planet is under threat from...


Glider Flying Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (February 11, 2011)

This book—prepared by the Federal Aviation Administration—is a resource without equal for glider pilots. Covering components and systems, flight instruments, performance limitations, preflight and ground operations,...


The Anthrax Letters

by Leonard A. Cole Skyhorse (April 01, 2009)

At 2:00am on October 2, 2001, Robert Stevens entered a hospital emergency room. Feverish, nauseated, and barely conscious, no one knew what was making him sick. Three days later he was dead. Stevens was the...


Aviation Instructor's Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (September 01, 2009)

The Aviation Instructor’s Handbook is a world-class educational reference tool developed and designed for ground instructors, flight instructors, and aviation maintenance instructors. This information-packed...


Because the Cat Purrs

by Janet Lembke Skyhorse (May 17, 2008)

"A new book by Janet Lembke is always a cause for celebration."—Sue Hubbell We share our lives, for better or worse, with a multitude of animals, white-tailed deer and white-tailed eagles, hens and wrens, frogs...


Animal Happiness

by Vicki Hearne & Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Skyhorse (August 17, 2007)

A New York Times Notable Book of 1994! Highly respected author, philosopher, and animal trainer Vicki Hearne offers a treasure trove of animal anecdotes, all written in her unique and poetic style. Through entertaining...


The Jaws of Death

by Xavier Maniguet & David A. Christie Skyhorse (August 17, 2007)

Biggest of all fish and the best equipped for hunting, sharks live in every ocean. No natural predator except the killer whale threatens them, and they possess an extraordinary physiology...including those unrivaled...


Plane Sense

by Nightingale Bamford School Skyhorse (January 26, 2011)

Plane Sense is an indispensable, must-have guide for aircraft owners, operators, and all aviation enthusiasts. It highlights the requirements involved in acquiring, owning, operating, and maintaining private...


Powered Parachute Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-29)

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (February 28, 2011)

As far back as the twelfth century, people have loved to parachute. From China’s umbrella and Leonardo da Vinci’s pyramid-shaped flying device to the first air-plane jump in 1912, the urge to leap and soar...


Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual 2014

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (November 26, 2013)

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, there is no excuse for ignorance of the rules of the US airspace system....


Science for Sale

by David L. Lewis Skyhorse (June 03, 2014)

When Speaker Newt Gingrich greeted Dr. David Lewis in his office overlooking the National Mall, he looked at Dr. Lewis and said: “You know you’re going to be fired for this, don’t you?” “I know,”...


Seaplane, Skiplane, and Float/Ski Equipped Helicopter Operations Handbook (FAA-H-8083-23-1)

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (February 08, 2011)

From the Federal Aviation Administration, Seaplane, Skiplane, and Float/Ski Equipped Helicopter Operations Handbook provides the most up-to-date, definitive information on piloting water-related aircraft. Along...


Numberpedia

by Herb Reich Skyhorse (January 02, 2011)

What does the number 67 mean to you? Do you associate it with a year? After all, 1967 was the year The Beatles released both Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour. It was also the...


The Stem Cell Dilemma

by William Hoffman, Leo Furcht & Brock Reeve Arcade (October 01, 2011)

Today’s scientists are showing us how stem cells create and repair the human body. Unlocking these secrets has become the new Holy Grail of biomedical research. But behind that search lies a sharp divide,...


Bringing Columbia Home

by Jonathan H. Ward, Michael D. Leinbach, Robert Crippen & Eileen Collins Arcade (January 23, 2018)

Timed to release for the 15th Anniversary of the Columbia space shuttle disaster, this is the epic true story of one of the most dramatic, unforgettable adventures of our time.

On February 1, 2003, Columbia disintegrated...


Edison vs. Tesla

by Joel Martin Skyhorse (October 03, 2017)

Thomas Edison closely following the alternative physics work of Albert Einstein and Max Planck, convincing him that there was an entire reality unseen by the human eye. This led to the last and least-known of...


Airplane Flying Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration)

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (July 25, 2017)

The Federal Aviation Administration’s Airplane Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists with information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel...


Einstein's Genius Club

by Burton Feldman & Katherine Williams Arcade (September 01, 2011)

As World War II wound down and it became increasingly clear that the Allies would emerge victorious, Albert Einstein invited three close friends—all titans of contemporary science and philosophy—to his home...


Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (February 14, 2011)

The Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook is the official U.S. government guidebook for pilots, flight crews, and airplane mechanics. Beginning with the basic principles of aircraft weight and balance control,...


Aeronautical Chart User's Guide

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (July 25, 2017)

The updated 11th edition of the Aeronautical Chart User’s Guide by the FAA is a great reference for novice pilots and professionals alike. Printed in full color with detailed examples, this book provides all...


Fire in the Sky

by Gordon L. Dillow Scribner (June 04, 2019)

Combining history, pop science, and in-depth reporting, a fascinating account of asteroids that hit Earth long ago, and those streaming toward us now, as well as how we are preparing against asteroid-caused...


The Science of The Big Bang Theory

by Mark Brake Skyhorse (May 07, 2019)

The geeks will inherit the earth.

With well over two hundred episodes and a dozen seasons, The Big Bang Theory is one of America’s favorite television series, bringing a new class of character to mainstream...