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  1. Book ImageServants of Nature: A History of Scientific Institutions, Enterprises, and Sensibilities

    Lewis Pyenson, Susan Sheets-Pyenson

    A penetrating account of how science, perhaps above all other human endeavors, has shaped-and been shaped by-society. The Norton History of Science in Society explores the interaction between scientific practice and public life from antiquity to the present, showing how...More

  2. Book ImageSpillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

    David Quammen

    “Science writing as detective story at its best.” —Jennifer Ouellette, Scientific AmericanMore

  3. Book ImageThe Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution

    David Quammen

    "Quammen brilliantly and powerfully re-creates the 19th century naturalist's intellectual and spiritual journey."--Los Angeles Times Book ReviewMore

  4. Book ImageNatural Acts: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

    David Quammen

    "David Quammen is simply the best natural essayist working today."--Tim Cahill, author of Lost in My Own BackyardMore

  5. Book ImageDreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

    David K. Randall

    An engrossing examination of the science behind the little-known world of sleep.More

  6. Book ImageDreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

    David K. Randall

    An engrossing examination of the science behind the little-known world of sleep.More

  7. Book ImageThe Nemesis Affair: A Story of the Death of Dinosaurs and the Ways of Science

    David M. Raup

    "David Raup is, to put it baldly and justly, the world's most brilliant paleontologist."-Stephen Jay GouldMore

  8. Book ImageExtinction: Bad Genes or Bad Luck?

    David M. Raup, Stephen Jay Gould

    This is the first major book to present a comprehensive overview of the current state of extinction studies. At the end of the journey, Raup has put forward the best science of the day to answer the question posed by the title: Bad genes or bad luck?
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  9. Book ImageFrom Here to Infinity: A Vision for the Future of Science

    Martin Rees

    One of our greatest scientific minds reflect on the role of science in the twenty-first century.More

  10. Book ImageA Force of Nature: The Frontier Genius of Ernest Rutherford

    Richard Reeves

    "Starred Review. Reeves deploys his considerable writing skill in portraying Rutherford's personality ... capturing the full aspect of the man."—BooklistMore

  11. Book ImageThe Info Mesa: Science, Business, and New Age Alchemy on the Santa Fe Plateau

    Edward Regis

    The explosive rise and shining future of Santa Fe's informatics industry, where scientists are converting abstract theory into real profit.More

  12. Book ImageFighting for Survival: Environmental Decline, Social Conflict, and the New Age of Insecurity

    Michael Renner

    This new book from the Worldwatch Institute sketches the shape of a new balance in security investments--one that de-emphasizes military means and territorial security and accentuates the environmental aspects of security.More

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

    Ed Ricciuti

    Fang and claw have jumped the white picket fence as encounters with cougars in Chicago, alligators in Florida, and bears virtually everywhere have become increasingly commonplace. Author Edward Ricciuti explores cutting-edge research into why it’s happening, how it impacts all of us, and how to deal with it on both societal and personal levels.More

  14. Book ImagePoetries and Sciences, A Reissue of Science and Poetry (1926, 1935) with Commentary

    I. A. Richards

    The reissue of this essay is an important event. The controversy between the life of the imagination and the life of technology has never been as strong as it is today, and so Professor Richards’ observations are of special value.More

  15. Book ImageHow to Read Darwin

    Mark Ridley, Simon Critchley

    Intent on letting the reader experience the pleasure and intellectual stimulation in reading classic authors, the How to Read series will facilitate and enrich your understanding of texts vital to the canon.More

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