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  1. Book ImageThe Baltimore Case: A Trial of Politics, Science, and Character

    Daniel J. Kevles

    "You read with a rising sense of despair and outrage, and you finish it as if awakening from a nightmare only Kafka could have conceived."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York TimesMore

  2. Book ImageThe Battle for Human Nature: Science, Morality and Modern Life

    Barry Schwartz

    “Provocative and richly textured. . . .Schwartz’s analyses of the inadequacies of contemporary scientific views of human nature are compelling, but the consequences are even more worthy of note.” —Los Angeles TimesMore

  3. 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

  4. Book ImageBecoming a Doctor: From Student to Specialist, Doctor-Writers Share Their Experiences

    Lee Gutkind

    “As wise as it is well written. . . . A sustaining work of art.” —Linda Elisabeth Beattie, Courier-JournalMore

  5. Book ImageBeing a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology

    Bonnie Badenoch

    This book, part of the acclaimed Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, brings interpersonal neurobiology into the counseling room, weaving the concepts of neurobiology into the ever-changing flow of therapy.More

  6. Book ImageBetter Than Well: American Medicine Meets the American Dream

    Carl Elliott, Peter D. Kramer

    "Elliott's absorbing account will make readers think again about the ways that science shapes our personal identities."—American ScientistMore

  7. Book ImageBeyond Malthus: Nineteen Dimensions of the Population Challenge

    Lester R. Brown, Gary T. Gardner, Brian Halweil

    On the bicentennial of Malthus's legendary essay on the tendency for population to grow more rapidly than the food supply, the question facing the world is not whether population growth will slow, but how.More

  8. Book ImageBeyond: Our Future in Space

    Chris Impey

    Beyond dares to imagine a fantastic future for humans in space—and then reminds us that we’re already there.More

  9. Book ImageThe Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google

    Nicholas Carr

    “Magisterial. . . . Draws an elegant and illuminating parallel between the late-19th-century electrification of America and today’s computing world.”—SalonMore

  10. Book ImageBioGraffiti: A Natural Selection

    John M. Burns

    BioGraffiti is a highly diverting mix of the whimsical and scholarly, of science and art. It will be read—and reread—by those interested in biology and life.” —Paul R. EhrlichMore

  11. Book ImageBiology Now

    Anne Houtman, Megan Scudellari, Cindy Malone, Et Al.

    Core Edition

    A balance of science and story, with a focus on the people doing biology now.More

  12. Book ImageBiology Now

    Anne Houtman, Megan Scudellari, Cindy Malone, Et Al.

    A balance of science and story, with a focus on the people doing biology now.More

  13. Book ImageThe Birth of a New Physics

    I. Bernard Cohen

    Revised and Updated

    The earth circles the sun every year and rotates on its axis every twenty-four hours. The earth does not stand still.More

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

    Jonathan Eig

    The fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century.More

  15. Book ImageBlack Holes & Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy

    Kip Thorne, Stephen W. Hawking

    Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them.More

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