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The Copernicus Complex

by Caleb Scharf Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Longlisted for the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

Short-listed for Physics World's Book of the Year

The Sunday Times (UK) Best Science Book of 2014

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of...


The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change

by Iain McCalman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 20, 2014)

Stretching 1,400 miles along the Australian coast and visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is home to three thousand individual reefs, more than nine hundred islands, and thousands of marine species, and...


Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World

by Amir Alexander Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 08, 2014)

Pulsing with drama and excitement, Infinitesimal celebrates the spirit of discovery, innovation, and intellectual achievement-and it will forever change the way you look at a simple line.

On August 10, 1632,...


Neutrino Hunters

by Ray Jayawardhana Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 10, 2013)

Winner of the Canadian Science Writers Association 2014 Science in Society Book Award

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of the Season

A Book to Watch Out For, The New Yorker's Page-Turner Blog

A Los Angeles...


Telling Our Way to the Sea

by Aaron Hirsh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 06, 2013)

A luminous and revelatory journey into the science of life and the depths of the human experience

By turns epic and intimate, Telling Our Way to the Sea is both a staggering revelation of unraveling ecosystems...


Listen, Little Man!

by Wilhelm Reich, William Steig & Ralph Manheim Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 02, 2013)

Listen, Little Man! is a great physician's quiet talk to each one of us, the average human being, the Little Man. Written in 1946 in answer to the gossip and defamation that plagued his remarkable career, it...


The Upcycle

by Michael Braungart, William McDonough & Bill Clinton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 16, 2013)

From the authors of Cradle to Cradle, we learn what's next: The Upcycle

The Upcycle is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle, one of the most consequential ecological manifestoes of our time. Now,...


Frankenstein's Cat

by Emily Anthes Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 12, 2013)

Winner of 2014 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Best Young Adult Science Book

Longlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

One of Nature's Summer Book Picks

One of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten Spring...


Terra

by Michael Novacek Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 11, 2008)

A paleontologist awakens us to the "extinction event" that human activity is bringing about today

The natural world as humans have always known it evolved close to 100 million years ago, with the appearance of...


Gravity's Engines

by Caleb Scharf Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 07, 2012)

One of The Barnes and Noble Review Editors' Picks: Best Nonfiction of 2012

Selected by The Christian Science Monitor as one of "21 smart nonfiction titles we think you'll enjoy this summer"

Selected by The New...


What Darwin Got Wrong

by Jerry Fodor & Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 01, 2011)

What Darwin Got Wrong is a remarkable book, one that dares to challenge the theory of natural selection as an explanation for how evolution works---a devastating critique not in the name of religion but in the...


Dance of the Photons

by Anton Zeilinger Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 12, 2010)

Einstein's steadfast refusal to accept certain aspects of quantum theory was rooted in his insistence that physics has to be about reality. Accordingly, he once derided as "spooky action at a distance" the notion...


Competition

by James Case Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 24, 2008)

The Mathematical Theory of Games Sheds Light On A Wide Range of Competitive Activities

What do chess-playing computer programs, biological evolution, competitive sports, gambling, alternative voting systems,...


Time Traveler

by Michael Novacek Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 15, 2003)

Hunting for fossils with a preeminent guide and teacher

Michael Novacek, a world-renowned paleontologist who has discovered important fossils on virtually every continent, is an authority on patterns of evolution...


Annals of the Former World

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1999

by John McPhee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 15, 2000)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning view of the continent, across the fortieth parallel and down through 4.6 billion years

Twenty years ago, when John McPhee began his journeys back and forth across the United States,...


Imagining Numbers

by Barry Mazur Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 01, 2004)

How the elusive imaginary number was first imagined, and how to imagine it yourself

Imagining Numbers (particularly the square root of minus fifteen) is Barry Mazur's invitation to those who take delight in the...


The Whale and the Supercomputer

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology 2004

by Charles Wohlforth Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 04, 2005)

In The Whale and the Supercomputer, scientists and natives wrestle with our changing climate in the land where it has hit first--and hardest

A traditional Eskimo whale-hunting party races to shore near Barrow,...


Coal River

by Michael Shnayerson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 08, 2008)

One of America's most dramatic environmental battles is unfolding in southern West Virginia. Coal companies are blasting the mountains, decapitating them for coal. The forested ridge tops and valley streams...


Bottled Lightning

by Seth Fletcher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 10, 2011)

Lithium batteries may hold the key to an environmentally sustainable, oil-independent future. From electric cars to a "smart" power grid that can actually store electricity, letting us harness the powers of...


What Is Life?

by Ed Regis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2008)

In 1944, the Nobel Prize–winning physicist Erwin Schrödinger published a groundbreaking little book called What Is Life? In fewer than one hundred pages, he argued that life was not a mysterious or inexplicable...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Pandemic

by Sonia Shah Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 16, 2016)

Scientists agree that a pathogen is likely to cause a global pandemic in the near future. But which one? And how?

Over the past fifty years, more than three hundred infectious diseases have either newly emerged...


How to Hack a Party Line

by Sara Miles Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 21, 2015)

The gripping story of the emergence of a powerful new force in American politics

Sara Miles's How to Hack the Party Line is the first book to explain the political significance of the high-technology industry,...


Wildfire and Americans

by Roger G. Kennedy Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 15, 2007)

Three years after Roger Kennedy retired as director of the National Park Service, from his Santa Fe home he watched as the Cerro Grande Fire moved across the Pajarito Plateau and into Los Alamos. Two hundred...


The Matchbox That Ate a Forty-Ton Truck

by Marcus Chown Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 11, 2010)

Look around you. The reflection of your face in a window tells you about the most shocking discovery in the history of science: that at its deepest level the world is orchestrated by chance; that ultimately,...


Other Minds

by Peter Godfrey-Smith Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 06, 2016)

Although mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods,...


Venomous

by Christie Wilcox Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 09, 2016)

A thrilling tale of encounters with nature’s masters of biochemistry

From the coasts of Indonesia to the rainforests of Peru, venomous animals are everywhere—and often lurking out of sight. Humans have feared...


What a Fish Knows

by Jonathan Balcombe Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 07, 2016)

A New York Times Bestseller

Do fishes think? Do they really have three-second memories? And can they recognize the humans who peer back at them from above the surface of the water? In What a Fish Knows, the...


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....


The Horse

by Wendy Williams Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 27, 2015)

A New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

A Best Book of 2015, The Wall Street Journal

"Love is the driver for Wendy Williams's new book, The Horse . . . [an] affectionate, thoroughgoing,...


Brain Storms

by Jon Palfreman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 15, 2015)

A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2015 - Publishers Weekly

A star science journalist with Parkinson's reveals the inner workings of this perplexing disease

Seven million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson's,...


Birth of a Theorem

by Cédric Villani & Malcolm DeBevoise Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 14, 2015)

In 2010, French mathematician Cédric Villani received the Fields Medal, the most coveted prize in mathematics, in recognition of a proof which he devised with his close collaborator Clément Mouhot to explain...