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The Lost Family

by Libby Copeland & Cindy Kay Blackstone Publishing (June 02, 2020)

A deeply reported look at the rise of home genetic testing and the seismic shock it has had on individual lives

You swab your cheek or spit into a vial, then send it away to a lab somewhere. Weeks later you get...


Exploring Mars

by Scientific American & Alex Boyles Blackstone Publishing (June 02, 2020)

Our nearest planetary neighbor has been the subject of endless fascination and wide-ranging theories throughout history. Is there life on Mars? Was there ever life on Mars? What was the atmosphere like thousands...


Cool Is Everywhere

by Michel Arnaud Abrams (June 01, 2020)

Equal parts design inspiration and travelogue, this book highlights the rapidly growing adaptive reuse movement

 

Cool Is Everywhere is a photographic survey of the adaptive reuse design movement in America's...


Artificialized land and land take

by Maylis Desrousseaux, Béatrice Béchet, Yves le Bissonnais & Anne Ruas et al. Quae (May 27, 2020)

This work identifies the decisive economic and social factors in land take and its impact on the environment and agriculture. It carries out a summary of the state of knowledge – as complete as possible –...


The Science of Time Travel

by Elizabeth Howell Skyhorse (June 02, 2020)

Travel back in time with Doctor Who, the Terminator, the X-Men, and all your favorite time travelers!

 

Science fiction is the perfect window into the possibilities and perils of time travel. What would happen...


Let's Review Regents: Earth Science--Physical Setting 2020

by Edward J. Denecke Barrons Educational Series (April 28, 2020)

Barron's Let's Review Regents: Earth Science 2020 gives students the step-by-step review and practice they need to prepare for the Regents exam. This updated edition is an ideal companion to high school textbooks...


The Language of Butterflies

by Wendy Williams & Angela Brazil Simon & Schuster Audio (June 02, 2020)

In this fascinating book from the New York Times bestselling author of The Horse, Wendy Williams explores the lives of one of the world’s most resilient creatures--the butterfly--shedding light on the role...


Let's Review Regents: Algebra I 2020

by Gary M. Rubinstein Barrons Educational Series (May 08, 2020)

Barron's Let's Review Regents: Algebra I 2020 gives students the step-by-step review and practice they need to prepare for the Regents exam. This updated edition is an ideal companion to high school textbooks...


How to Die in Space

by Paul Sutter Pegasus Books (June 02, 2020)

A brilliant and breathtakingly vivid tour of the universe, describing the physics of the dangerous, the deadly, and the scary in the cosmos.

So you’ve fallen in love with space and now you want to see it for...


Regents Exams and Answers: Chemistry--Physical Setting 2020

by Albert Tarendash Barrons Educational Series (April 28, 2020)

Barron’s Regents Exams and Answers: Chemistry 2020 provides essential practice for students taking the Chemistry Regents, including actual recently administered exams and thorough answer explanations for all...


Let's Review Regents: Chemistry--Physical Setting 2020

by Albert S. Tarendash Barrons Educational Series (April 28, 2020)

Barron's Let's Review Regents: Chemistry 2020 gives students the step-by-step review and practice they need to prepare for the Regents Chemistry/Physical Setting exam. This updated edition is an ideal companion...


The Language of Butterflies

by Wendy Williams Simon & Schuster (June 02, 2020)

In this fascinating book from the New York Times bestselling author of The Horse, Wendy Williams explores the lives of one of the world’s most resilient creatures--the butterfly--shedding light on the role...


Regents Exams and Answers: Algebra II 2020

by Gary Michael Rubinstein Barrons Educational Series (April 28, 2020)

Barron's Regents Exams and Answers: Algebra II 2020 provides essential review for students taking the Algebra II (Common Core) exam, including actual exams administered for the course, thorough answer explanations,...


Golf's Holy War

by Brett Cyrgalis & Kyle Tait Simon & Schuster Audio (May 05, 2020)

Just as Michael Lewis’s Moneyball captured baseball at a technological turning point, Brett Cyrgalis’s Golf’s Holy War takes us inside golf’s clash between its beloved artistic tradition and its analytic...


Galileo

by Mario Livio & Jonathan Davis Simon & Schuster Audio (May 05, 2020)

A fresh interpretation of the life of Galileo Galilei, one of history’s greatest and most fascinating scientists, that sheds new light on his discoveries and how he was challenged by science deniers. “We...


Becoming Wild

by Carl Safina Henry Holt and Co. (April 13, 2020)

"In this superbly articulate cri de coeur, Safina gives us a new way of looking at the natural world that is radically different."--The Washington Post

New York Times bestselling author Carl Safina brings readers...


The Better Half

by Md PhD Dr. Sharon Moalem Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 06, 2020)

A Guardian Book of the Week

An award-winning physician and scientist makes the game-changing case that genetic females are stronger than males at every stage of life

Here are some facts: Women live longer than...


A World Without Work

by Daniel Susskind Metropolitan Books (January 13, 2020)

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

From an Oxford economist, a visionary account of how technology will transform the world of work, and what we should do about it

From mechanical looms to the combustion...


Reconnecting to The Source

by Ervin Laszlo & Deepak Chopra St. Martin's Essentials (March 23, 2020)

Renowned authority on science and philosophy Dr. Ervin Laszlo explores the implications of the new quantum sciences to move beyond the of limits of reality as we know it--and find our way again in our "in-formed,"...


Why Fish Don't Exist

by Lulu Miller Simon & Schuster Audio (April 14, 2020)

A wondrous debut from an extraordinary new voice in nonfiction, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a dark and astonishing tale of love, chaos, scientific obsession, and--possibly--even murder.

“At one point, Miller...


The Evolution of Hands and Feet

by Robert MacDougall & Henry Bernard Lm Publishers (April 07, 2020)

In the great family of the animals, to which we ourselves belong, many different kinds of feet and hands are to be found. This book deals with the evolution of our feet and hands. “The succession of organic...


The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men

by Paolo Zellini Pegasus Books (May 05, 2020)

A masterful cultural history of mathematics from bestselling Italian mathematician and philosopher Paolo Zellini.

Is mathematics a discovery or an invention? Have we invented numbers or do they truly exist? What...


How to Raise Chickens for Meat

by Michelle Marine Skyhorse (March 03, 2020)

If self-sufficiency and raising your own food is important to you, this book will help you pull together a complete farm-to-table experience.

Gone are the days when grandma headed to the chicken coop in search...


The Invention of Surgery

by David Schneider Pegasus Books (March 03, 2020)

Written by an author with plenty of experience holding a scalpel, Dr. David Schneider’s The Invention of Surgery is an in-depth biography of the practice that has leapt forward over the centuries from the...


Animal Intelligence

by George J. Romanes & Frederik Fernald Lmp–History and Civilization Coll (April 03, 2020)

This book deals with the phenomena of Animal Intelligence.

No phenomena in nature are watched with more interest by all classes, young and old, ignorant and educated, than the displays of intelligence in the...


Black River

by Will Dean Point Blank (February 12, 2020)

Black River is an electrifying return for relentless reporter Tuva Moodyson, from the author of Dark Pines and Red Snow.

FEAR

Tuva’s been living clean in southern Sweden for four months when she receives horrifying...


Galileo

by Mario Livio Simon & Schuster (May 05, 2020)

A fresh interpretation of the life of Galileo Galilei, one of history’s greatest and most fascinating scientists, that sheds new light on his discoveries and how he was challenged by science deniers. “We...


Golf's Holy War

by Brett Cyrgalis Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster (May 05, 2020)

Just as Michael Lewis’s Moneyball captured baseball at a technological turning point, Brett Cyrgalis’s Golf’s Holy War takes us inside golf’s clash between its beloved artistic tradition and its analytic...


The Kill Chain

by Christian Brose Hachette Books (April 21, 2020)

From a former senior advisor to Senator John McCain, an urgent wake-up call about how new technologies are threatening America's military might.

When we think about the future of war, the military and Washington...


Monument: Words of Four Presidents Who Sculpted America

by Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington & Thomas Jefferson et al. Canterbury Classics (May 05, 2020)

The contributions of these four presidents are forever set in stone!

From personal correspondence to presidential speeches and documents, Monument: Four Presidents Who Sculpted America explores the written words...


Notre-Dame

by Agnes Poirier Oneworld Publications (April 02, 2020)

The profound emotion felt around the world upon seeing images of Notre-Dame in flames opens up a series of questions: Why was everyone so deeply moved? Why does Notre-Dame so clearly crystallise what our civilisation...


Fantastic Fungi

by Paul Stamets Earth Aware Editions (April 14, 2020)

“Louie Schwartzberg’s lightly informative, delightfully kooky documentary, “Fantastic Fungi,” offers nothing less than a model for planetary survival.” –Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

“Gorgeous...


Ending Parkinson's Disease

by Ray Dorsey, Todd Sherer, Bastiaan Bloem & Michael S. Okun et al. Public Affairs (March 17, 2020)

Four top experts provide a plan to help prevent the Parkinson's pandemic, improve care and treatment, and end the silence associated with this devastating disease

Brain diseases are now the world's leading source...


The Lost Family

by Libby Copeland Abrams Press (March 02, 2020)

A deeply reported look at the rise of home genetic testing and the seismic shock it has had on individual lives

 

You swab your cheek or spit into a vial, then send it away to a lab somewhere. Weeks later you...


Lucy

by Donald C. Johanson & Maitland Edey Early Man Publishing Company (February 18, 2020)

The story of the discovery of "Lucy"--the oldest, best-preserved skeleton of any erect-walking human ancestor ever found.

When Donald Johanson found a partial skeleton, approximately 3.5 million years old, in...


The Future Is Faster Than You Think

by Peter H. Diamandis & Steven Kotler Simon & Schuster Audio (January 28, 2020)

Audio Bonus! Includes exclusive conversations with the authors!

From the New York Times bestselling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era.

In...


SAM

by Jonathan Waldman & Corey Brill Simon & Schuster Audio (January 07, 2020)

A true story of innovation, centered on a scrappy team of engineers--far from the Silicon Valley limelight--and their quest to achieve a surprisingly difficult technological feat: building a robot that can lay...


The Math of Life and Death

by Kit Yates Simon & Schuster Audio (January 07, 2020)

A brilliant and entertaining mathematician illuminates seven mathematical principles that shape our lives.

“Kit Yates shows how our private and social lives are suffused by mathematics. Ignorance may bring...


The Consequential Frontier

by Peter Ward & Gary Galone Blackstone Publishing (February 11, 2020)

This in-depth work of reportage dares to ask what's at stake in privatizing outer space.

Earth is in trouble--so dramatically that we're now scrambling to explore space for valuable resources and a home for permanent...


The Imperiled Ocean

The Dance of Life

by Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Roger Highfield & Shaina Summerville Basic Books (February 25, 2020)

A renowned biologist's cutting-edge and unconventional examination of human reproduction and embryo research

Scientists have long struggled to make pregnancy easier, safer, and more successful. In The Dance...


How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog

by Chad Orzel, Cassandra Morris & Will Collyer Basic Books (February 11, 2020)

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. But what about relativity?

Physics professor Chad Orzel and his inquisitive canine companion, Emmy, tackle the concepts of general relativity in this irresistible...


A Broken Tree

by Stephen F. Anderson & David Marantz Blackstone Publishing (January 07, 2020)

All families have stories and all families have secrets. Some stories can be hidden forever. Others come out over time, or suddenly through revelation. With the advent of easy to obtain and cheap DNA kits, more...


Fighting for Space

by Amy Shira Teitel Grand Central Publishing (February 18, 2020)

Spaceflight historian and creator of YouTube's "Vintage Space" Amy Shira Teitel tells the riveting story of the female pilots who each dreamed of being the first American woman in space.

A book that will appeal...


Falling Felines and Fundamental Physics

by Gregory J. Gbur & David Stifel Blackstone Publishing (January 21, 2020)

How do cats land on their feet? Discover how this question stumped brilliant minds and how its answer helped solve other seemingly impossible puzzles.

The question of how falling cats land on their feet has intrigued...


The Great Derangement

by Amitav Ghosh & Shridhar Solanki Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 2020)

Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? In his first major book...


Stealing Home

by Eric Nusbaum & David Owen Nelson PublicAffairs (March 24, 2020)

A story about baseball, family, the American Dream, and the fight to turn Los Angeles into a big league city.

Dodger Stadium is an American icon. But the story of how it came to be goes far beyond baseball. The...


We Know It When We See It

by Richard Masland & Matt Kugler Basic Books (March 10, 2020)

A Harvard researcher investigates the human eye in this insightful account of what vision reveals about intelligence, learning, and the greatest mysteries of neuroscience.

Spotting a face in a crowd is so easy,...


Eat for the Planet Cookbook

by Gene Stone & Nil Zacharias Abrams (January 06, 2020)

The most delicious planet-friendly, vegan recipes from leading plant-based chefs and innovators 

From Nil Zacharias, the cofounder of multiple online platforms focused on the plant-based food space, and Forks...