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  1. Book ImageLetters to a Young Scientist

    Edward O. Wilson

    Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist Edward O. Wilson imparts the wisdom of his storied career to the next generation.More

  2. Book ImageGulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

    Mary Roach

    The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside.More

  1. Book ImageBeyond: Our Future in Space

    Chris Impey

    Beyond dares to imagine a fantastic future for humans in space—and then reminds us that we’re already there.More

  2. Book ImageEye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing

    Laura J. Snyder

    The remarkable story of how an artist and a scientist in seventeenth-century Holland transformed the way we see the world.More

  3. Book ImageCowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment

    Gail Boyer Hayes, Denis Hayes

    From leading ecology advocates, a revealing look at our dependence on cows and a passionate appeal for sustainable living.More

  4. Book ImageData and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data and Control Your World

    Bruce Schneier

    A shocking look at the ways corporations and governments track and control us, and the ways we can fight back.More

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

    Melvin Konner

    A short, lively argument for the natural superiority of women from the acclaimed author of The Tangled Wing.More

  6. Book ImageThe Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty

    Robert P. Crease, Alfred Scharff Goldhaber

    The fascinating story of how quantum mechanics went mainstream.More

  7. Book ImageThe Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

    Jonathan Eig

    The fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century.More

  8. Book ImageThe Meaning of Human Existence

    Edward O. Wilson

    Challenging a purely mechanistic view of human existence, Edward O. Wilson examines what makes human beings supremely different from all other species.More

  9. Book ImageInternal Medicine: A Doctor's Stories

    Terrence Holt

    “[Terrence Holt] is Melville + Poe + Borges but with a heart far more capacious.”—Junot DíazMore

  10. Book ImageThe Glass Cage: Automation and Us

    Nicholas Carr

    At once a celebration of technology and a warning about its misuse, The Glass Cage will change the way you think about the tools you use every day.More

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

    Diane Ackerman

    As Diane Ackerman writes in her brilliant new book, The Human Age, "our relationship with nature has changed…radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable."More

  12. Book ImageDeath by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

    Neil deGrasse Tyson

    “[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects . . . with great humor, humility, and—most important— humanity.” —Entertainment WeeklyMore

  13. Book ImageThe Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet

    Neil deGrasse Tyson

    The New York Times bestseller: “You gotta read this. It is the most exciting book about Pluto you will ever read in your life.”—Jon StewartMore

  14. Book ImageOrigins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith

    “Who can ask for better cosmic tour guides to the universe than Drs. Tyson and Goldsmith?” —Michio Kaku, author of Hyperspace and Parallel WorldsMore

  15. Book ImageSpace Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang

    “A compelling appeal, at just the right time, for continuing to look up.”—Air & SpaceMore

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