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Beyond The Pale

by Emily Urquhart HarperAvenue (March 31, 2015)

Like any new mother, Emily is thrilled when her first child, a daughter, is born. The baby, Sadie, is healthy and stunningly beautiful, with snow white hair and fair skin. Even the doctors and nurses can’t...

Zoom: From Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees: How Everything Moves

by Bob Berman Little, Brown and Company (June 24, 2014)

From the speed of light to moving mountains--and everything in between--ZOOM explores how the universe and its objects move.

If you sit as still as you can in a quiet room, you might be able to convince yourself...

Death & Sex

by Tyler Volk & Dorion Sagan Chelsea Green Publishing (October 13, 2009)

On DEATH . . .

What is shared by spawning Pacific salmon, towering trees, and suicidal bacteria? In his lucid and concise exploration of how and why things die, Tyler Volk explains the intriguing ways creatures-including...

Dazzle Gradually: Reflections on the Nature of Nature

by Dorion Sagan, Lynn Margulis & Roald Hoffman Chelsea Green Publishing (August 15, 2007)

At the crossroads of philosophy and science, the sometimes-dry topics of evolution and ecology come alive in this new collection of essays--many never before anthologized. Learn how technology may be a sort...

Mind, Life and Universe: Conversations with Great Scientists of Our Time

by Eduardo Punset, Lynn Margulis & David Suzuki Chelsea Green Publishing (August 15, 2007)

Nearly forty of the world's most esteemed scientists discuss the big questions that drive their illustrious careers. Co-editor Eduardo Punset—one of Spain's most loved personages for his popularization of...

A Taste of Molecules: In Search of the Secrets of Flavor

by Diane Fresquez The Feminist Press at CUNY (October 21, 2013)

A spirited food writer on the trail of obsessive scientists and entrepreneurs who want to titillate our taste buds.

Charles Darwin: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy

by James Bradley NewSouth Classics (February 07, 2013)

Charles Darwin (1809-82) changed the world forever with the 1859 publication of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Charles Darwin: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy is an anthology of...

Mad Science: Einstein's Fridge, Dewar's Flask, Mach's Speed, and 362 Other Inventions and Discoveries That Made Our World

by Randy Alfred Little, Brown and Company (November 13, 2012)

365 days of inventions, discoveries, science, and technology, from the editors of Wired Magazine.

On January 30, Rubik applied for a patent on his cube (1975). On the next day, 17 years earlier, the first U.S....

Doing Physics, Second Edition: How Physicists Take Hold of the World

by Martin H. Krieger Indiana University Press (November 19, 2012)

Doing Physics makes concepts of physics easier to grasp by relating them to everyday knowledge. Addressing some of the models and metaphors that physicists use to explain the physical world, Martin H. Krieger...

The Mission of a Lifetime

by Basil Hero Grand Central Publishing (April 01, 2019)

Award-winning former investigative reporter Basil Hero chronicles the life lessons humanity can learn from the twelve remaining Apollo astronauts who went to the Moon.

In rare in-depth interviews, the twelve...

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

by Dr. Steven Novella, Bob Novella, Cara Santa Maria & Jay Novella et al. Grand Central Publishing (October 01, 2018)

An all-encompassing guide to skeptical thinking from podcast host and academic neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine Steven Novella and his SGU co-hosts, which Richard Wiseman calls "the perfect...

Six Easy Pieces

by Richard P. Feynman Basic Books (March 21, 2011)

Learn from a Nobel Peace Prize winner in this entertaining and educational guide to physics, written for the enjoyment of curious beginners and aspiring scientists alike.

It was Richard Feynman's outrageous and...

The Science of Fortnite

by James Daley Skyhorse (November 05, 2019)

Discover the science behind the Fortnite phenomenon!

Drawing in more than a hundred million players in its first year of existence, Fortnite's crazy mix of intense combat, wild weapons, innovative construction...

The Science of Monsters

by Meg Hafdahl & Kelly Florence Skyhorse (October 15, 2019)

A must-have for any fan of horror and fantasy movies—Night of the Living Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Shining (Stephen King), and so many more!


If you love film that scares, and want to believe...

What to Think About Machines That Think

by John Brockman, Brett Barry & Lisa Larsen HarperAudio (October 06, 2015)

Weighing in from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, today's most forward-thinking minds explore the rise of "machines that think."

Stephen Hawking recently made headlines by noting, "The development of full...

We Are All Stardust

by Stefan Klein, Gildart Jackson, Simon Vance & Sean Runnette et al. Blackstone Publishing (November 03, 2015)

A sterling roster of natural and social scientists in conversation with top-flight journalist Stefan Klein--shedding new light on their work, their lives, and what they still hope to discover

When acclaimed science...

The Lives of a Cell

by Lewis Thomas & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (July 11, 2017)

In The Lives of a Cell, Dr. Thomas opens up to the listener a universe of knowledge and perception that is perhaps not wholly unfamiliar to the research scientist; but the world he explores is one of men and...

Death by Black Hole, and Other Cosmic Quandaries

by Neil deGrasse Tyson & Dion Graham Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Neil deGrasse Tyson has a talent for guiding readers through the mysteries of outer space with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusiasm. Here, Tyson compiles his favorite essays that he wrote for Natural...


by Bob Berman & Dan Woren Little, Brown & Company (June 24, 2014)

From the speed of light to moving mountains -- and everything in between -- Zoom explores how the universe and its objects move.

If you sit as still as you can in a quiet room, you might be able to convince...

The Unpersuadables

by Will Storr Abrams Press (March 05, 2014)

Why, that is, did the obviously intelligent man beside him sincerely believe in Adam and Eve, the Garden of Eden and a six-thousand-year-old Earth, in spite of the evidence against them? It was the start of...

The Science of James Bond

by Mark Brake Skyhorse (February 18, 2020)

Spy-Fi Culture with a License to Kill

From Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, James Bond is the highest-grossing movie franchise of all time. Out-grossing Star Wars, Harry Potter, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe,...

The Science of Women in Horror

by Meg Hafdahl & Kelly Florence Skyhorse (February 18, 2020)

From scream queens to femmes fatale, horror isn’t just for the boys.


Gothic media moguls Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, authors of The Science of Monsters, and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast called...

Who Says You're Dead?

by Jacob M. Appel Algonquin Books (October 08, 2019)

“An original, compelling, and provocative exploration of ethical issues in our society, with thoughtful and balanced commentary. I have not seen anything like it.” —Alan Lightman, author of Einstein’s...

The Living Forest

by Robert Llewellyn & Joan Maloof Timber Press (October 04, 2017)

“With precise, stunning photographs and a distinctly literary narrative that tells the story of the forest ecosystem along the way, The Living Forest is an invitation to join in the eloquence of seeing.”...

Films from the Future

by Andrew Maynard Mango (November 15, 2018)

Learn how movies reveal the future of technology

Fans of The Science of InterstellarThe Second Machine Age, and Physics of the Future will love the Films from the Future.

Science, technology, and society:...

Steep Trails

by John Muir & Terry Gifford Vertebrate Digital (September 10, 2018)

‘When a man plants a tree, he plants himself. Every root is an anchor, over which he rests with grateful interest, and becomes sufficiently calm to feel the joy of living.’

Steep Trails encompasses a delightful...

The Inventions, Researches, and Writings of Nikola Tesla

by Thomas Commerford Martin Canterbury Classics (April 16, 2019)

The early works of famed inventor Nikola Tesla, and a source of inspiration for generations of innovators.


At the time it was first published in 1893, The Inventions, Researches, and Writings of Nikola Tesla ...

Will We Ever Speak Dolphin?

by New Scientist Quercus (April 09, 2018)

Ever wondered . . .

- what is earwax for?

- when is the moon blue?

- why are there only two sexes?

- do doctors live longer?

Informative, hilarious, sometimes unsettling and always unexpected, the questions and...

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...

The Fevers of Reason

by Gerald Weissmann Bellevue Literary Press (March 13, 2018)

“Oliver Sacks, Richard Selzer, Lewis Thomas . . . Weissmann is in this noble tradition.” —Los Angeles Times

“[Weissmann] is a man of wide culture, a captivating and graceful writer.” —New Yorker


Diving Deeper into SCUBA... Science

by Costantino Balestra & Peter Germonpré Acrodacrolivres (April 04, 2017)

You will find in this book some valuable and reliable lessons about safe diving

The editors of and authors of this book are a cadre of scientists and physicians with broad experience and knowledge of diving physiology...

A Book of Hours

by Donald Culross Peattie Trinity University Press (October 10, 2013)

A Book of Hours contains 24 essays, one for each hour of the day, that seek to bridge the gap between definitive scientific philosophy and the sheer unadulterated beauty that Donald Culross Peattie envisioned...

Claude Bernard

by . Collection Editions Le Mono (January 20, 2017)

Claude Bernard is one of the greatest of all men of science" said a historian of Harvard University. His career is a most interesting and instructive chapter in the history of the progress of physiology and...

On the Origin of the Species and The Voyage of the Beagle

by Charles Darwin Graphic Arts Books (March 15, 2012)

From 1831-1836 Charles Darwin embarked on a journey aboard the H.M.S. Beagle that eventually led to him to the famous conclusions he drew in Origins of Species by Means of Natural Selection. As the ship's naturalist,...

Gorgeous Beasts

by Joan B. Landes, Paula Young Lee & Paul Youngquist Penn State University Press (September 28, 2012)

Gorgeous Beasts takes a fresh look at the place of animals in history and art. Refusing the traditional subordination of animals to humans, the essays gathered here examine a rich variety of ways animals contribute...

Einstein Wrote Back

by John W. Moffat Thomas Allen Publishers (October 12, 2012)

John W. Moffat was a poor student of math and science. That is, until he read Einstein’s famous paper on general relativity. Realizing instantly that he had an unusual and unexplained aptitude for understanding...

Science Friction

by Michael Shermer Times Books (March 31, 2010)

Bestselling author Michael Shermer delves into the unknown, from heretical ideas about the boundaries of the universe to Star Trek's lessons about chance and time

A scientist pretends to be a psychic for a day-and...

When You Were a Tadpole and I Was a Fish

by Martin Gardner Hill and Wang (October 12, 2009)

Best known as the longtime writer of the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American--which introduced generations of readers to the joys of recreational mathematics--Martin Gardner has for decades pursued...

The Big Picture: Reflections on Science, Humanity, and a Quickly Changing Planet

by David Suzuki & David Taylor Greystone Books (April 01, 2009)

Whether he's discussing how to reconcile economy with ecology, why a warmer world will result in more poison ivy, why Britney Spears gets more hits on Google than global warming does, or why we might need to...

Lost in Wonder

by Colette Brooks Counterpoint (April 27, 2010)

How do we make sense of the modern world? Science is a profoundly affecting aspect of contemporary life, and yet the gulf between experts and everyone else is widening. Colette Brooks bridges the gap by playing...

Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs

by Paul Parsons Quercus (October 01, 2013)

Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs presents a series of clear and concise essays that explain the fundamentals of some of the most exciting and important science concepts you really need to know. Paul Parsons...

What Have You Changed Your Mind About?

by John Brockman HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Even geniuses change their minds sometimes.

Edge (, the influential online intellectual salon, recently asked 150 high-powered thinkers to discuss their most telling missteps and reconsiderations:...

What to Think About Machines That Think

by John Brockman Harper Perennial (October 06, 2015)

Weighing in from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, today’s most forward-thinking minds explore the rise of “machines that think.”

Stephen Hawking recently made headlines by noting, “The development...

The Gecko’s Foot: How Scientists are Taking a Leaf from Nature's Book

by Peter Forbes Harper Perennial (October 07, 2010)

A cutting-edge science book in the style of ‘Fermat’s Last Theorem’ and ‘Chaos’ from an exciting and accessible voice in popular science writing.

Bio-inspiration is a form of engineering but not in...