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Infinite Reality: Avatars, Eternal Life, New Worlds, and the Dawn of the Virtual Revolution

by Jim Blascovich & Jeremy Bailenson HarperCollins e-books (April 05, 2011)

“Enough with speculation about our digital future. Infinite Reality is the straight dope on what is and isn’t happening to us right now, from two of the only scientists working on the boundaries between...


Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc

by Hugh Aldersey-Williams HarperCollins e-books (March 29, 2011)

In the spirit of A Short History of Nearly Everything comes Periodic Tales. Award-winning science writer Hugh Andersey-Williams offers readers a captivating look at the elements—and the amazing, little-known...


Beyond Star Trek: From Alien Invasions to the End of Time

by Lawrence M. Krauss HarperCollins e-books (April 05, 2011)

In the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, the renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the Star Trek universe to see how it stacked up against...


The Man Cave Book

by Jeff Wilser & Michael H. Yost HarperCollins e-books (April 19, 2011)

The Man Cave Book by Mike Yost and Jeff Wilser is a tribute to great and glorious man spaces and the craftsmen behind them. Complete with instructions and insights into creating your own unique refuge and shrine...


The Modern Mind

by Peter Watson HarperCollins e-books (March 22, 2011)

From Freud to Babbitt, from Animal Farm to Sartre to the Great Society, from the Theory of Relativity to counterculture to Kosovo, The Modern Mind is encyclopedic, covering the major writers, artists, scientists,...


The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature

by Timothy Ferris HarperCollins e-books (February 09, 2010)

“Ferris is a master analogist who conveys his insights on the history of cosmology with a lyrical flair.” —The New York Times Book Review

In The Science of Liberty, award-winning author Timothy Ferris—called...


No Apparent Danger: The True Story of Volcanic Disaster at Galeras and Nevado Del Ruiz

by Victoria Bruce HarperCollins e-books (November 23, 2010)

On January 14, 1993, a team of scientists descended into the crater of Galeras, a restless Andean volcano in southern Colombia, for a day of field research. As the group slowly moved across the rocky moonscape...


Here Is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics

by Misha Angrist HarperCollins e-books (November 02, 2010)

Here is a Human Being delivers the first in-depth look at the Personal Genome Project—the effort to construct complete genomic maps of a specific human beings—written by one of the study’s ten human participants....


Taking the Quantum Leap: The New Physics for Nonscientists

by Fred A. Wolf HarperCollins e-books (October 19, 2010)

This book entertainingly traces the history of physics from the observations of the earlyGreeks through the discoveries of Galileo and Newton to the dazzling theories of such scientists as Planck, Einstein,...


Science Is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science + Society

by Adam Bly HarperCollins e-books (October 12, 2010)

Seed magazine brings together a unique collection of conversations between prominent scientists, artists, and other thinkers, with dialogue designed to tear down the wall between science and society. In this...


The Weather of the Future

by Heidi Cullen HarperCollins e-books (August 24, 2010)

From Heidi Cullen, one of America’s foremost experts on weather and climate change and a senior research scientist with Climate Central, comes The Weather of the Future, a fascinating and provocative book...


Coming of Age in the Milky Way

by Timothy Ferris HarperCollins e-books (July 06, 2010)

From the second-century celestial models of Ptolemy to modern-day research institutes and quantum theory, this classic book offers a breathtaking tour of astronomy and the brilliant, eccentric personalities...


The Battery: How Portable Power Sparked a Technological Revolution

by Henry Schlesinger HarperCollins e-books (March 16, 2010)

“Henry Schlesinger is playful and intelligent and obscenely well read.” — Richard Zacks, author of The Pirate Hunter

"Henry Schlesinger’s fascinating and superbly researched history of the battery is...


Among the Great Apes: Adventures on the Trail of Our Closest Relatives

by Paul Raffaele HarperCollins e-books (February 09, 2010)

“A fantastic book. . . . Anyone who cares about animals will benefit hugely from reading it.” —Shaun Ellis, star of Animal Planet's "Living with the Wolfman" and author of The Man Who Lives with Wolves...


The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine

by Francis S. Collins HarperCollins e-books (February 16, 2010)

"His groundbreaking work has changed the very ways we consider our health and examine disease.” —Barack Obama

From Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institute of Health, 2007 recipient of the...


The Lost Fleet: The Discovery of a Sunken Armada from the Golden Age of Piracy

by Barry Clifford & Kenneth Kinkor HarperCollins e-books (January 26, 2010)

On January 2, 1678, a fleet of French ships sank off the Venezuelan coast. This proved disastrous for French naval power in the region, and sparked the rise of a golden age of piracy.

Tracing the lives of fabled...


Don't Know Much About the Universe: Everything You Need to Know About Outer Space but Never Learned

by Kenneth C. Davis HarperCollins e-books (December 29, 2009)

Who dug those canals on Mars? What was the biblical Star of Bethlehem? Were the pyramids built by extraterrestrials?

From the ancients who charted the heavens to Star Trek, The X-Files, and Apollo 13, outer space...


The Stargazer's Guide

by Emily Winterburn HarperCollins e-books (November 24, 2009)

The Stargazer’s Guide is an accessible astronomy guide to the history, science, and myth of the night sky, perfect for anyone entranced by the stars. Guiding readers through what there is to see in the sky,...


Warped Passages

by Lisa Randall HarperCollins e-books (November 10, 2009)

The universe has many secrets. It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize. There might even be another universe adjacent to ours, invisible and unattainable . . . for...


Who Turned Out the Lights?

by Scott Bittle & Jean Johnson HarperCollins e-books (October 27, 2009)

Who Turned Out the Lights? is an entertaining and nonpartisan guide to the current U.S. energy crisis from Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson, coauthors of the breakout bestseller Where Does the Money Go? At once...


The Mind and the Brain

by Jeffrey M. Schwartz & Sharon Begley HarperCollins e-books (August 04, 2009)

A groundbreaking work of science that confirms, for the first time, the independent existence of the mind–and demonstrates the possibilities for human control over the workings of the brain.

Conventional science...


The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Revised Ed

by Joe Trippi HarperCollins e-books (July 21, 2009)

When Joe Trippi signed on to manage Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign, the long-shot candidate had 432 known supporters and $100,000 in the bank. Within a year the most obscure horse in the field was...


High Steel

by Jim Rasenberger HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

A powerful first-hand account of the many generations and ethnic groups of men who have built America's skyscrapers.

From the early days of steel construction in Chicago, through the great boom years of New York...


Love and Sex with Robots

by David Levy HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Love, marriage, and sex with robots? Not in a million years? Maybe a whole lot sooner!

A leading expert in artificial intelligence, David Levy argues that the entities we once deemed cold and mechanical will...


What We Believe but Cannot Prove

by John Brockman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

More than one hundred of the world's leading thinkers write about things they believe in, despite the absence of concrete proof

Scientific theory, more often than not, is born of bold assumption, disparate bits...


How Math Explains the World

by James D. Stein, Jr. HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

In How Math Explains the World, mathematician Stein reveals how seemingly arcane mathematical investigations and discoveries have led to bigger, more world-shaking insights into the nature of our world. In the...


Faint Echoes, Distant Stars

by Ben Bova HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Our neighboring planets may have the answer to this question. Scientists have already identified ice caps on Mars and what appear to be enormous oceans underneath the ice of Jupiter's moons. The atmosphere on...


Human

by Michael S. Gazzaniga HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

What happened along the evolutionary trail that made humans so unique? In his accessible style, Michael Gazzaniga pinpoints the change that made us thinking, sentient humans different from our predecessors....


The Blue Death

by Dr. Robert D. Morris HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

With the keen eyes of a scientist and the sensibilities of a seasoned writer, Dr. Robert Morris chronicles the fascinating and at times frightening story of our drinking water. His gripping narrative vividly...


What Is Your Dangerous Idea?

by John Brockman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The world's leading scientific thinkers explore bold, remarkable, perilous ideas that could change our lives—for better . . . or for worse . . .

From Copernicus to Darwin, to current-day thinkers, scientists...


The Red Limit

by Timothy Ferris HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

For centuries, it was assumed that our universe was static. In the late 1920s, astronomers defeated this assumption with a startling new discovery. From Earth, the light of distant galaxies appeared to be red,...


Mind of the Raven

by Bernd Heinrich HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven. But as animals can only be spied on by getting quite close, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a "raven father," as well as observing...


Symmetry: A Mathematical Journey

by Marcus du Sautoy HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Symmetry is all around us. Of fundamental significance to the way we interpret the world, this unique, pervasive phenomenon indicates a dynamic relationship between objects. Combining a rich historical narrative...


What Are You Optimistic About?

by John Brockman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet despite dire predictions, scientists see many good things on the horizon. John Brockman, publisher of Edge (www.edge.org),...


40 Days and 40 Nights

by Matthew Chapman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In this fascinating story of evolution, religion, politics, and personalities, Matthew Chapman captures the story behind the headlines in the debate over God and science in America.

Kitzmiller v. Dover Board...


SAFE: Science and Technology in the Age of Ter

by Martha Baer, Katrina Heron, Oliver Morton & Evan Ratliff HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

If our society is the most technologically sophisticated on Earth, then why can't we protect ourselves from terrorists and other threats to our safety and security?

This is the question that frustrates—and...


Unbelievable: Investigations into Ghosts, Poltergeists, Telepathy, and Other Unseen Phenomena, from the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory

by Stacy Horn HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

“Author Stacy Horn dissects all the things that go bump in the night—ghosts, poltergeists, your ex-boyfriend Klaus—in [her] macabre book.”

 —Marie Claire

A fascinating, eye-opening collection of “Investigations...


Gold

by Isaac Asimov HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Gold is the final and crowning achievement of the fifty-year career of science fiction's transcendent genius, the world-famous author who defined the field of science fiction for its practitioners, its millions...


Scientific American's Ask the Experts

by Editors of Scientific American HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Why is the night sky dark? How do dolphins sleep without drowning? Why do hangovers occur? Will time travel ever be a reality? What makes a knuckleball appear to flutter? Why are craters always round?

There's...


Masterminds

by David Ewing Duncan HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

James Watson, J. Craig Venter, Francis Collins, Cynthia Kenyon . . . you may not know them, but you should. They are the masterminds of genetics and biotechnology who want you to live to be 150 years old, to...


Nature's Blueprint

by Dan Hooper HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

The first accessible book on a theory of physics that explains the relationship between the particles and forces that make up our universe.

For decades, physicists have been fascinated with the possibility that...


Reinventing Gravity

by John W. Moffat HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Einstein's gravity theory—his general theory of relativity—has served as the basis for a series of astonishing cosmological discoveries. But what if, nonetheless, Einstein got it wrong?

Since the 1930s, physicists...


The Trees in My Forest

by Bernd Heinrich HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Ina book destined to become a classic, biologist and acclaimed nature writer Bernd Heinrich takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the hidden life of a forest.


Under a Green Sky: The Once and Potentially Future Greenhou

by Peter D. Ward HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

By looking backward at the course of great extinctions, a paleontologist sees what the future holds.

More than 200 million years ago, a cataclysmic event known as the Permian extinction destroyed more than 90...


Present at the Future

by Ira Flatow HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Veteran NPR® science correspondent and award-winning radio and TV journalist Ira Flatow's enthusiasm for all things science has made him a beloved on-air journalist. For more than thirty-five years, Flatow...


Passions and Tempers

by Noga Arikha HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

The humours—blood, phlegm, black bile, and choler—were substances thought to circulate within the body and determine a person's health, mood, and character. For example, an excess of black bile was considered...


A New Human

by Mike Morwood & Penny Van Oosterzee HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

In October 2004, a team of Australian and Indonesian anthropologists led by Mike Morwood and Raden Pandji Soejono stunned the world with their announcement of the discovery of the first example of a new species...


Flotsametrics and the Floating World

by Curtis Ebbesmeyer & Eric Scigliano HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

“Ebbesmeyer’s goal is noble and fresh: to show how the flow of ocean debris around the world reveals ‘the music’ of the world’s oceans.”

New York Times Book Review

 

Through the fascinating stories...


Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?: The Net's Impact on Our Minds and Future

by John Brockman HarperCollins e-books (January 18, 2011)

How is the internet changing the way you think? That is one of the dominant questions of our time, one which affects almost every aspect of our life and future. And it's exactly what John Brockman, publisher...


Liars, Lovers, and Heroes: What the New Brain Science Reveals About How We Become Who We Are

by Steven R. Quartz & Terrence J. Sejnowski HarperCollins e-books (December 14, 2010)

This exciting, timely book combines cutting-edge findings in neuroscience with examples from history and recent headlines to offer new insights into who we are. Introducing the new science of cultural biology,...