Science

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  1. Book ImageSend Us a Lady Physician: Women Doctors in America, 1835-1920

    Ruth J. Abram

    The irony of women’s acceptance into the medical world, and the unfortunate decline in their status at the beginning of the twentieth-century, is illustrated in this volume through words and pictures. By focusing on the class of 1879 at the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, the authors of the various essays depict individual trials, frustrations, and victories of nineteenth-century women physicians; and we come to understand a vital aspect of our history and how it affects us all today.More

  2. Book ImageThe Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

    Diane Ackerman

    Winner of the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature and the 2015 PEN New England Henry David Thoreau Prize.

    A dazzling, inspiring tour through the ways that humans are working with nature to try to save the planet.More

  3. Book ImageIn a Desert Garden: Love and Death Among the Insects

    John Alcock, Turid Forsyth

    An elegant combination of meticulous science and nature reverie that draws its reader into the diverse, competitive, and even seductive world of desert plants and insects.More

  4. 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

  5. Book ImageAnatomies: A Cultural History of the Human Body

    Hugh Aldersey-Williams

    "A marvelous, organ-by-organ journey through the body eclectic…Irresistible [and] impressive." —John J. Ross, Wall Street JournalMore

  6. Book ImageThe Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis

    Arthur Allen

    “Thought-provoking. . . . [Allen] writes without sanctimony and never simplifies the people in his book or the moral issues his story inevitably raises.”—Wall Street JournalMore

  7. Book ImageVaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver

    Arthur Allen

    "A timely, fair-minded and crisply written account."—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  8. Book ImageEarth: The Operators' Manual

    Richard B. Alley

    The book—companion to a PBS series—that proves humans are causing global warming and offers a path to the future.More

  9. Book ImageThe Mountains of Saint Francis: Discovering the Geologic Events That Shaped Our Earth

    Walter Alvarez

    The major new work by the best-selling author of T. Rex and the Crater of Doom--a fascinating history.More

  10. 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

  11. Book ImageThe Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed

    Nate Anderson

    Chaos and order clash in this riveting exploration of crime and punishment on the Internet.More

  12. Book ImageScience on Trial: The Clash of Medical Evidence and the Law in the Breast Implant Case

    Marcia Angell

    "An accessible, passionate indictment of the ignorance, opportunism and social indifference that enriched lawyers and a few plaintiffs, though the available scientific evidence was against them." —New York Times Book Review, Notable Books of 1996More

  13. Book ImageVanishing Borderlands: The Fragile Landscape of the U.S.-Mexico Border

    John Annerino

    John Annerino, famed photographer of the Amerian Southwest, portrays the astonishing beauty of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and contrasts those with images of the conflict that threatens to destroy them.More

  14. Book ImageChemConnections Activity Workbook

    Sharon Anthony, Kevin L. Braun, Heather Mernitz

    Make chemistry memorable: choose from fifty-nine collaborative activities that will make your general chemistry lecture, recitation, homework, or lab more relevant, interactive, and collaborative.More

  15. Book ImageChemConnections: What Should We Do about Global Warming?

    Sharon Anthony, Tricia Ferrett, Jade Bender

    Second Edition

    ChemConnections modules cover a broad range of chemical topics and supply research-base, classroom-tested, active learning strategies that guide students through the scientific process.More

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