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  1. Book ImageBiology Now

    Anne Houtman, Megan Scudellari, Cindy Malone

    Second Edition

    The perfect balance of science and story
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  2. Book ImageAroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything

    Randi Hutter Epstein

    A guided tour through the strange science of hormones and the age-old quest to control them.More

  3. Book ImageLight of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth

    Adam Frank

    Astrophysicist and NPR commentator on what the latest research on the existence and trajectories of alien civilizations may teach us about our own.More

  4. Book ImageStill Waters: The Secret World of Lakes

    Curt Stager

    A fascinating exploration of lakes around the world, from Walden Pond to the Dead Sea.More

  5. Book ImageHappy Brain: Where Happiness Comes From, and Why

    Dean Burnett

    Neuroscientist Dean Burnett dives into the squishy science and bubbly feelings of what happiness means.More

  6. Book ImageTesla: Inventor of the Modern

    Richard Munson

    Tesla’s inventions transformed our world, and his visions have continued to inspire great minds for generations.More

  7. Book ImageArmy of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

    Paul Scharre

    A Bill Gates Top Five Book of 2018

    A Pentagon defense expert and former U.S. Army Ranger explores what it would mean to give machines authority over the ultimate decision of life or death.More

  8. Book ImageLosing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor

    Brian Keating

    A Science News and Science Friday Best Science Book Of 2018

    The inside story of a quest to unlock one of cosmology’s biggest mysteries, derailed by the lure of the Nobel Prize.More

  9. Book ImageYour Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time

    Dean Buonomano

    "Beautifully written, eloquently reasoned…Mr. Buonomano takes us off and running on an edifying scientific journey." —Carol Tavris, Wall Street JournalMore

  10. Book ImageThe Death and Life of the Great Lakes

    Dan Egan

    New York Times Bestseller
    Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
    Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Award

    "Nimbly splices together history, science, reporting and personal experiences into a taut and cautiously hopeful narrative.… Egan’s book is bursting with life (and yes, death)." —Robert Moor, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  11. Book ImageTestosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society

    Cordelia Fine

    “Beliefs about men and women are as old as humanity itself, but Fine’s funny, spiky book gives reason to hope that we’ve heard Testosterone rex’s last roar.” —Annie Murphy Paul, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  12. Book ImageFrom Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

    Daniel C. Dennett

    “[The] best scientific-philosophical approach to understanding how consciousness evolved.… A wonderful book that will shape and drive thinking for years to come.”—Shane O’Mara, Times Higher EducationMore

  13. Book ImageClose Encounters with Humankind: A Paleoanthropologist Investigates Our Evolving Species

    Sang-Hee Lee, Shin-Young Yoon

    One of Smithsonian's Ten Best Science Books of 2018

    In this captivating bestseller, Korea’s first paleoanthropologist offers fresh insights into humanity’s dawn and evolution.More

  14. Book Image"What Do You Care What Other People Think?": Further Adventures of a Curious Character

    Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton

    The New York Times best-selling sequel to "Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!"More

  15. Book Image“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: Adventures of a Curious Character

    Richard P. Feynman, Bill Gates, Ralph Leighton

    One of the most famous science books of our time, the phenomenal national bestseller that "buzzes with energy, anecdote and life. It almost makes you want to become a physicist" (Science Digest).More

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