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  1. Book ImageIdiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To

    Dean Burnett

    A neuroscientist's delightful tour of our mysterious, mischievous, entirely fallible gray matter.More

  2. Book ImageDomesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World

    Richard C. Francis

    “An essential read for anyone interested in the stories of the animals in our home or on our plate.”—BBC FocusMore

  3. Book ImageRise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History

    Thomas Rid

    A sweeping history of our deep entanglement with technology.More

  4. Book ImageZika: The Emerging Epidemic

    Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

    A gripping narrative about the origins and spread of the Zika virus by New York Times science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr.More

  5. Book ImageThe Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life

    Nick Lane

    “One of the deepest, most illuminating books about the history of life to have been published in recent years.” —The EconomistMore

  6. Book ImageThe End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World

    Joel K. Bourne, Jr

    “An urgent and at times terrifying dispatch from a distinguished reporter who has given heart and soul to his subject.”—Hampton SidesMore

  7. Book ImageGrunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

    Mary Roach

    A New York Times / National Bestseller

    "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war.More

  8. Book Image21st Century Astronomy: The Solar System

    Laura Kay, Stacy Palen, George Blumenthal

    Fifth Edition / Volume(s): 1 / Chapters 1 - 14, 24

    A textbook that facilitates learning by doing.More

  9. Book Image21st Century Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies

    Laura Kay, Stacy Palen, George Blumenthal

    Fifth Edition / Volume(s): 2 / Chapters 1 - 7, 13 - 24

    A textbook that facilitates learning by doing.More

  10. Book ImageThe Well-Tuned Brain: The Remedy for a Manic Society

    Peter C. Whybrow

    In this optimistic and inspiring book, Peter Whybrow, the prize-winning author of American Mania, returns to offer a prescription for genuine human progress.More

  11. Book ImagePinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds

    Greg Milner

    A Financial Times Best Book of 2016
    Sunday Times Best Book of 2016
    Pinpoint tells the story of GPS, a scientific marvel that enables almost all modern technology—but is changing us in profound ways.
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  12. Book ImageSonic Wind: The Story of John Paul Stapp and How a Renegade Doctor Became the Fastest Man on Earth

    Craig Ryan

    The untold story of an eccentric, scientific visionary whose death-defying research has saved millions of lives.More

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

    Frans de Waal

    A New York Times Bestseller

    From world-renowned biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal, a groundbreaking work on animal intelligence destined to become a classic.More

  14. Book ImageThe Oracle of Oil: A Maverick Geologist's Quest for a Sustainable Future

    Mason Inman

    The first comprehensive biography of Marion King Hubbert, the "father of peak oil."More

  15. Book ImageWomen After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy

    Melvin Konner

    “A sparkling, thought-provoking account of sexual differences. Whether you’re a man or a woman, you’ll find his conclusions gripping.”—Jared DiamondMore

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