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  1. Book ImageWonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and he tells them with fervor and intelligence."—James Gleick, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  2. Book ImageThe Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science and Authority

    Robert P. Crease

    A fascinating look at key thinkers throughout history who have shaped public perception of science and the role of authority.More

  3. Book ImageWorld in the Balance: The Historic Quest for an Absolute System of Measurement

    Robert P. Crease

    “Shows that the story of metrology . . . can in the right hands make for a riveting read.”—The EconomistMore

  4. Book ImageWorld on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse

    Lester R. Brown

    In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now.More

  5. Book ImageThe World Watch Reader on Global Environmental Issues

    The Worldwatch Institute, Lester R. Brown, Ed Ayres

    This new edition of The World Watch Reader covers the most important “mega-problems” facing humanity at the outset of the new millennium: how to produce energy for electricity, transportation, and heat without causing dangerous disruptions to climate; how to reverse declining health of the oceans, forests, and freshwater resources on which our well-being absolutely depends; and what to do about the new social instabilities—such as resurgent disease and rising refugee flows—that result from environmental distress.More

  6. 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

  7. Book ImageZika: The Emerging Epidemic

    Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

    A gripping narrative about the origins and spread of the Zika virus by New York Times science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr.More

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