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Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe

by Mario Livio Simon & Schuster (May 14, 2013)

Drawing on the lives of five great scientists, this “scholarly, insightful, and beautifully written book” (Martin Rees, author of From Here to Infinity) illuminates the path to scientific discovery.

Charles...


The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix

by James D. Watson, Alexander Gann & Jan Witkowski Simon & Schuster (October 15, 2012)

Published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Nobel Prize for Watson and Crick’s discovery of the structure of DNA, an annotated and illustrated edition of this classic book gives new insights into the...


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 Human Instinct

by Kenneth R. Miller Simon & Schuster (April 17, 2018)

From one of America’s best-known biologists, a revolutionary new way of thinking about evolution that shows “why, in light of our origins, humans are still special” (Edward J. Larson, Pulitzer Prize–winning...


The Science of Why 2: Answers to Questions About the Universe, the Unknown, and Ourselves

by Jay Ingram Simon & Schuster (November 14, 2017)

An all-new volume of science questions to delight, entertain, and inform readers of all ages, from bestselling author Jay Ingram.

Bestselling author and commentator Jay Ingram is back to explain the magic and...


Copernicus' Secret

by Jack Repcheck Simon & Schuster (December 04, 2007)

Nicolaus Copernicus gave the world perhaps the most important scientific insight of the modern age, the theory that the earth and the other planets revolve around the sun. He was also the first to proclaim that...


109 East Palace

by Jennet Conant Simon & Schuster (November 01, 2007)

From the bestselling author of Tuxedo Park, the fascinating story of the 3,000 people who lived together in near confinement for more than two intense and conflicted years under J. Robert Oppenheimer and the...


Is God a Mathematician?

by Mario Livio Simon & Schuster (February 22, 2011)

Bestselling author and astrophysicist Mario Livio examines the lives and theories of history’s greatest mathematicians to ask how—if mathematics is an abstract construction of the human mind—it can so...


The Science of Why

by Jay Ingram Simon & Schuster (November 01, 2016)

Ever wonder why onions make you cry? Or why lizards do pushups? Or why leaves change color in the fall?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Acclaimed science writer and broadcaster Jay Ingram wonders the same...


Circles

by James Burke Simon & Schuster (November 24, 2009)

From the bestselling author of The Knowledge Web come fifty mesmerizing journeys into the history of technology, each following a chain of consequential events that ends precisely where it began. Whether exploring...


The Fifth Miracle

by Paul Davies Simon & Schuster (September 22, 2015)

ARE WE ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE?

In his latest far-reaching book, The Fifth Miracle, internationally acclaimed physicist and writer Paul Davies confronts one of science's great outstanding mysteries -- the origin...


Visions Of Technology

by Richard Rhodes Simon & Schuster (September 18, 2012)

Technology was the blessing and the bane of the twentieth century. Human life span nearly doubled in the West, but in no century were more human beings killed by new technologies of war. Improvements in agriculture...


Lost Discoveries

by Dick Teresi Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

Lost Discoveries, Dick Teresi's innovative history of science, explores the unheralded scientific breakthroughs from peoples of the ancient world -- Babylonians, Egyptians, Indians, Africans, New World and Oceanic...


The Knowledge Web

by James Burke Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

In The Knowledge Web, James Burke, the bestselling author and host of television's Connections series, takes us on a fascinating tour through the interlocking threads of knowledge running through Western history....