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  1. Book ImageAstronomy: At Play in the Cosmos

    Adam Frank

    A textbook that is not written like a textbook.More

  2. Book ImageNow: The Physics of Time

    Richard A. Muller

    “Now” is a simple yet elusive concept.More

  3. Book ImageThe Tide: The Science and Stories Behind the Greatest Force on Earth

    Hugh Aldersey-Williams

    A rich and sweeping exploration into the science and history behind the most mysterious, primal, and powerful force on earth: the tide.More

  4. Book ImageUtopia Is Creepy: And Other Provocations

    Nicholas Carr

    A freewheeling, sharp-shooting indictment of a tech-besotted culture.More

  5. Book ImageRancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland

    Miriam Horn

    The story of a huge, largely hidden, and entirely unexpected conservation movement in America.More

  6. Book ImageThe Ethics of Invention: Technology and the Human Future

    Sheila Jasanoff

    We live in a world increasingly governed by technology—but to what end?More

  7. Book ImageApplied Minds: How Engineers Think

    Guru Madhavan

    “Engineers are titans of real-world problem-solving. . . . In this riveting study of how they think, [Guru Madhavan] puts behind-the-scenes geniuses . . . center stage.”—NatureMore

  8. Book ImageThe Four-Dimensional Human: Ways of Being in the Digital World

    Laurence Scott

    You are a four-dimensional human.More

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Book ImageRise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History

    Thomas Rid

    A sweeping history of our deep entanglement with technology.More

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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