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  1. Book ImageGulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

    Mary Roach

    The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside.More

  2. Book ImageLetters to a Young Scientist

    Edward O. Wilson

    Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist Edward O. Wilson imparts the wisdom of his storied career to the next generation.More

  1. Book ImageThe Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty

    Robert P. Crease, Alfred Scharff Goldhaber

    The fascinating story of how quantum mechanics went mainstream.More

  2. Book ImageThe Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

    Jonathan Eig

    The story of the people whose dramatic scientific breakthrough was so universal that it’s known simply as “the pill.”More

  3. Book ImageThe Meaning of Human Existence

    Edward O. Wilson

    Challenging a purely mechanistic view of human existence, Edward O. Wilson examines what makes human beings supremely different from all other species.More

  4. Book ImageInternal Medicine: A Doctor's Stories

    Terrence Holt

    “[Terrence Holt] is Melville + Poe + Borges but with a heart far more capacious.”—Junot DíazMore

  5. Book ImageThe Glass Cage: Automation and Us

    Nicholas Carr

    From the best-selling author of The Shallows, an urgent examination of the human consequences of automation.More

  6. Book ImageThe Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

    Diane Ackerman

    “Our relationship with nature has changed . . . radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable.”More

  7. Book ImageDeath by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

    Neil deGrasse Tyson

    “[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects . . . with great humor, humility, and—most important— humanity.” —Entertainment WeeklyMore

  8. Book ImageSpace Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang

    “A compelling appeal, at just the right time, for continuing to look up.”—Air & SpaceMore

  9. Book ImageThe Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet

    Neil deGrasse Tyson

    The New York Times bestseller: “You gotta read this. It is the most exciting book about Pluto you will ever read in your life.”—Jon StewartMore

  10. Book ImageOrigins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith

    “Who can ask for better cosmic tour guides to the universe than Drs. Tyson and Goldsmith?” —Michio Kaku, author of Hyperspace and Parallel WorldsMore

  11. Book ImageThe Myth of Mirror Neurons: The Real Neuroscience of Communication and Cognition

    Gregory Hickok

    An essential revision to one of the most far-reaching theories in modern neuroscience.More

  12. Book ImageBuzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy

    Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder, Wilkie Wilson, Et Al.

    Fully Revised and Updated Fourth Edition

    The fourth edition of the essential, accessible source for understanding how drugs work and their effects on body and behavior.More

  13. Book ImageColliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art

    Arthur I. Miller

    A dazzling look at the artists working on the frontiers of science.More

  14. Book ImageBears in the Backyard: Big Animals, Sprawling Suburbs, and the New Urban Jungle

    Ed Ricciuti

    As cities and suburbs sprawl, and conservation efforts enable wildlife populations to recover, large wild animals are encroaching on human turf. These creatures might be thrilling to see, but they can bite, scratch, and even kill, and attacks on humans will only increase as...More

  15. Book ImageThe Compost-Powered Water Heater: How to heat your greenhouse, pool, or buildings with only compost!

    Gaelan Brown

    Here is a revolutionary approach for heating rooms and generating hot water. Author Gaelan Brown has worked with engineers and compost scientists to refine methods of composting that can heat greenhouses, barns, buildings, and hot water, all without combustion.More

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