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  1. Book ImageDid You Just Eat That?: Two Scientists Explore Double-Dipping, the Five-Second Rule, and other Food Myths in the Lab

    Paul Dawson, Brian Sheldon

    Is the five-second rule legitimate?
    Are electric hand dryers really bacteria blowers?
    Am I spraying germs everywhere when I blow on my birthday cake?
    How gross is backwash?
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  2. Book ImageEvolution

    Carl T. Bergstrom, Lee Alan Dugatkin

    Second Edition Media Update

    Helping students think critically, with new online assessmentMore

  3. Book ImageEvolution

    Carl T. Bergstrom, Lee Alan Dugatkin

    Second Edition Media Update

    Helping students think critically, with new online assessmentMore

  4. Book ImageEvolution

    Carl T. Bergstrom, Lee Alan Dugatkin

    Second Edition Media Update

    Helping students think critically, with new online assessmentMore

  5. Book ImageTechnically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech

    Sara Wachter-Boettcher

    “An entertaining romp that tells us where and why the tech industry, once America’s darling, went wrong, and what it might do to recover its good graces.” —Tim Wu, author of The Master SwitchMore

  6. Book ImageAncient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created

    Patrick E. McGovern, Sam Calagione

    One of Smithsonian Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year about Food
    A Forbes Best Booze Book of the YearMore

  7. Book ImageHello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms

    Hannah Fry

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Society Investment Science Book PrizeA look inside the algorithms that are shaping our lives and the dilemmas they bring with them.More

  8. Book ImageAccessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang

    New York Times Bestseller

    An exploration of the age-old complicity between skywatchers and warfighters, from the best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.More

  9. Book ImageMachine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future

    Andrew McAfee, Erik Brynjolfsson

    “A clear and crisply written account of machine intelligence, big data and the sharing economy. But McAfee and Brynjolfsson also wisely acknowledge the limitations of their futurology and avoid over-simplification.” —Financial TimesMore

  10. Book ImageDarwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

    James T. Costa

    “If you’ve ever fantasized walking and conversing with the great scientist on the subjects that consumed him, and now wish to add the fullness of reality, read this book.” —Edward O. Wilson, author of Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for LifeMore

  11. Book ImageClick Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World

    Bruce Schneier

    A world of "smart" devices means the Internet can kill people. We need to act. Now.More

  12. Book ImageDNA Is Not Destiny: The Remarkable, Completely Misunderstood Relationship between You and Your Genes

    Steven J. Heine

    “[An] important book.… Heine’s vibrant writing makes it come alive with personal significance for every reader.”—Carol Dweck, author of MindsetMore

  13. Book ImageEarth: Portrait of a Planet

    Stephen Marshak

    Sixth Edition

    The most dynamic, hands-on introduction to physical geology.More

  14. Book ImageNo Apparent Distress: A Doctor's Coming of Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine

    Rachel Pearson

    A brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk.More

  15. Book ImageGrowing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

    David R. Montgomery

    Finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

    “A call to action that underscores a common goal: to change the world from the ground up.”—Dan Barber, author of The Third PlateMore

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