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  1. Book ImageAre We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

    Frans de Waal

    A New York Times Bestseller: “Astonishing . . . has the makings of a classic—and one fantastic read.”—PeopleMore

  2. Book ImageHalf-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life

    Edward O. Wilson

    "An audacious and concrete proposal…Half-Earth completes the 86-year-old Wilson’s valedictory trilogy on the human animal and our place on the planet." —Jedediah Purdy, New RepublicMore

  3. Book ImageBrain Bytes: Quick Answers to Quirky Questions About the Brain

    Eric Chudler, Lise A. Johnson

    Neuroscience in small bits for the brain-curious.More

  4. Book ImageThe Gulf: The Making of An American Sea

    Jack E. Davis

    The tragic collision between civilization and nature in the Gulf of Mexico becomes a uniquely American story in this environmental epic.More

  5. Book ImageThe Death and Life of the Great Lakes

    Dan Egan

    A landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes.More

  6. Book ImageGuns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

    Jared Diamond

    "Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill GatesMore

  7. Book ImageFrom Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

    Daniel C. Dennett

    One of America’s foremost philosophers offers a major new account of the origins of the conscious mind.More

  8. Book ImageThe Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

    Florence Williams

    An intrepid investigation into nature’s restorative benefits by a prize-winning author.More

  9. Book ImageTestosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society

    Cordelia Fine

    “Goodbye, beliefs in sex differences disguised as evolutionary facts. Welcome the dragon slayer: Cordelia Fine wittily but meticulously lays bare the irrational arguments that we use to justify gender politics.”—Uta Frith, emeritus professor of cognitive development, University College LondonMore

  10. Book ImageStorm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life

    Helen Czerski

    A physicist explains daily phenomena from the mundane to the magisterial.More

  11. Book ImageGeotours Workbook: A Guide for Exploring Geology using Google Earth

    M. Scott Wilkerson, M. Beth Wilkerson, Stephen Marshak

    Second Edition

    The Geotours Workbook is the go-to resource for using Google Earth to explore the fascinating geology of our planet:More

  12. Book ImageThe Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You

    Sylvia Tara

    This groundbreaking work of practical, popular science reveals that fat is much smarter than we think.More

  13. Book ImageA Brief History of Creation: Science and the Search for the Origin of Life

    Bill Mesler, H. James Cleaves, II

    The epic story of the scientists through the ages who have sought answers to life’s biggest mystery: How did it begin?More

  14. Book ImageA Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves

    Walter Alvarez

    Famed geologist Walter Alvarez expands our view of human history by revealing the cosmic, geologic, and evolutionary forces that have shaped us.More

  15. Book ImageThe Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

    David R. Montgomery, Anne Biklé

    A riveting exploration of how microbes are transforming the way we see nature and ourselves—and could revolutionize agriculture and medicine.More

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