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  1. Book ImageSwearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

    Emma Byrne

    An irreverent and impeccably researched defense of our dirtiest words.More

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

    Sylvia Tara

    A biochemist shows how we can finally control our fat—by understanding how it works.More

  3. Book ImageWhy You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food

    Rachel Herz

    An eye-opening exploration of the psychology of eating in today’s unprecedented North American pantry of abundance, access, and excess.More

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

    Walter Alvarez

    "A thrilling synthesis from a brilliant scientist who discovered one of the most important chapters in our history." —Sean B. CarrollMore

  5. Book ImageRise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History

    Thomas Rid

    "Dazzling.” —Financial TimesMore

  6. Book ImageMicrobiology: The Human Experience

    John W. Foster, Zarrintaj Aliabadi, Joan L. Slonczewski

    A Case-History ApproachMore

  7. Book ImageMicrobiology: The Human Experience

    John W. Foster, Zarrintaj Aliabadi, Joan L. Slonczewski

    A Case-History ApproachMore

  8. Book ImageCounting Backwards: A Doctor's Notes on Anesthesia

    Henry Jay Przybylo, MD

    A moving exploration of the most common but most mysterious procedure in medicine.More

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

    Hugh Aldersey-Williams

    “Superb. . . . A gently studious Bill Bryson crossed with an upbeat and relaxed WG Sebald.”—James McConnachie, Sunday Times (UK)More

  10. Book ImageThe Origins of Creativity

    Edward O. Wilson

    An eloquent exploration of creativity, The Origins of Creativity grapples with the question of how this uniquely human expression—so central to our identity as individuals and, collectively, as a species—came about and how it has manifested itself throughout the history of our species.More

  11. Book ImageWhere the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics

    James Cheshire, Oliver Uberti

    "Where the Animals Go is beautiful and thrilling, a combination of the best in science and exposition, and a joy to study cover to cover." —Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard UniversityMore

  12. Book ImageNow: The Physics of Time

    Richard A. Muller

    From the celebrated author of the best-selling Physics for Future Presidents comes “a provocative, strongly argued book on the fundamental nature of time” (Lee Smolin).More

  13. Book ImageThis Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

    Ted Genoways

    Is there still a place for the farm in today’s America?More

  14. Book ImageUtopia Is Creepy: And Other Provocations

    Nicholas Carr

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

  15. Book ImageEnergy, Environment, and Climate

    Richard Wolfson

    Third Edition

    An engaging exploration of energy’s impactMore

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