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  1. Book ImageAir: The Restless Shaper of the World

    William Bryant Logan

    In a sublime exploration of the most unpredictable element of the earth, William Bryant Logan opens our eyes to the astonishing physics, chemistry, biology, history, art, and even music of the air.More

  2. Book ImageAlmost Human: A Journey Into the World of Baboons

    Shirley C. Strum, George Schaller

    “An entertaining and readable account of what life is like, not only for baboons, but those who watch them….Fascinating and compelling reading.” —New York TimesMore

  3. Book ImageAlmost Human: Making Robots Think

    Lee Gutkind

    “A crazy suspense story about these kids at Carnegie Mellon and their leader making robots . . . fascinating stuff.” —Jon StewartMore

  4. Book ImageAltered Fates: The Genetic Re-engineering of Human Life

    Peter Gorner, Jeff Lyon

    Seven years in the making, Altered Fates chronicles the saga of gene therapy, a medical revolution unparalleled in human history.More

  5. Book ImageAmerican Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World

    David Baron

    Winner of the 2018 AIP Science Communication Award in Science Writing (Books) Richly illustrated and meticulously researched, American Eclipse ultimately depicts a young nation that looked to the skies to reveal its towering ambition and expose its latent genius.More

  6. Book ImageThe AmFAR AIDS Handbook: The Complete Guide to Understanding HIV and AIDS

    Darrell E. Ward, Mathilde Krim

    The most comprehensive and definitive guide to HIV and AIDS, with the latest information on treatment, including protease inhibitors.More

  7. 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

  8. Book ImageAnatomy of an Illness: As Perceived by the Patient

    Norman Cousins

    Twentieth Anniversary Edition

    The best-selling, groundbreaking classic by Norman Cousins on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care.More

  9. 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

  10. Book ImageAngle of Attack: Harrison Storms and the Race to the Moon

    Mike Gray

    “Few people know the real story behind the building of Apollo, but Mike Gray has managed to capture the drama and excitement of those urgent times. This is a fascinating book full of lessons about what America can achieve with vision and teamwork.” —Buzz AldrinMore

  11. Book ImageThe Animal Connection: A New Perspective on What Makes Us Human

    Pat Shipman

    A bold, illuminating new take on the love of animals that drove human evolution.More

  12. Book ImageThe Anxious Brain: The Neurobiological Basis of Anxiety Disorders and How to Effectively Treat Them

    Steven M. Prinz, Margaret Wehrenberg

    Therapists and their clients benefit from understanding how anxiety is generated in the brain, how it can become panic or unbounded worry, and ultimately how the brain re-establishes the neurochemical balance that is basic to a state of well-being.More

  13. 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

  14. Book ImageAre Universes Thicker Than Blackberries?: Discourses on Godel, Magic Hexagrams, Little Red Riding Hood, and Other Mathematical and Pseudoscientific Topics

    Martin Gardner

    "Something about Gardner's prose—straight-ahead, factual, free of literary pretension—is deliciously addictive."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book WorldMore

  15. Book ImageAre We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

    Frans de Waal

    A New York Times bestseller: "A passionate and convincing case for the sophistication of nonhuman minds." —Alison Gopnik, The AtlanticMore

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