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  • Other Minds

    The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

    Philosopher Peter Godfrey-Smith dons a wet suit and journeys into the depths of consciousness in Other MindsAlthough mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus. In ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • The Genesis Quest

    The Geniuses and Eccentrics on a Journey to Uncover the Origin of Life on Earth

    From the primordial soup to meteorite impact zones, the Manhattan Project to the latest research, this book is the first full history of the scientists who strive to explain the genesis of life.How did life begin? Why are we here? These are some of the most profound questions we can ask.For almost a century, a small band of eccentric scientists has struggled to answer these questions and explain ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • There Are (No) Stupid Questions … in Science

    Leah Elson draws upon her wildly popular web series, 60 Seconds of Science, in this highly entertaining and visually appealing giftable book of real-world scientific questions and answers.How does DNA work?Does chicken noodle soup actually help with being sick?When cats purr, what is actually making the noise?Does singing to plants really help them grow?Is it possible to clone a woolly mammoth?In ... Read more

    $8.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • An Immense World

    How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us

    by Ed Yong ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A “thrilling” (The New York Times), “dazzling” (The Wall Street Journal) tour of the radically different ways that animals perceive the world that will fill you with wonder and forever alter your perspective, by Pulitzer Prize–winning science journalist Ed Yong“One of this year’s finest works of narrative nonfiction.”—Oprah DailyONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: <e ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

    My Tale of Madness and Recovery

    In the tradition of My Stroke of Insight and Brain on Fire, this powerful memoir recounts Barbara Lipska's deadly brain cancer and explains its unforgettable lessons about the brain and mind.Neuroscientist Lipska was diagnosed early in 2015 with metastatic melanoma in her brain's frontal lobe. As the cancer progressed and was treated, she experienced behavioral and cognitive symptoms connected to ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Hawk's Way

    Encounters with Fierce Beauty

    by Sy Montgomery ...
    A splendid and luminous celebration of one of nature’s most perfect and mysterious creatures—the hawk—from the New York Times bestselling author of the “astoundingly beautiful” (NPR) The Soul of an Octopus.When Sy Montgomery went to spend a day at falconer Nancy Cowan’s farm, home to a dozen magnificent birds of prey, it was the start of a deep love affair. Nancy allowed her to work with Jazz, a ... Read more

    $10.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Teaming with Microbes

    The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web, Revised Edition

    “A breakthrough book. No comprehensive horticultural library should be without it.” —American GardenerWhen we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains plants, and then become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of toxic substances. Teaming with Microbes offers an alternative to this vicious circle, and details how to garden in a way that strengthens, rather than ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • A History of Sub-Saharan Africa

    The second edition of A History of Sub-Saharan Africa continues to provide an accessible introduction to the continent's history for students and general readers. The authors employ a thematic approach to their subject, focusing on how the environment has shaped the societies and cultures of the African peoples. The text demonstrates how the geography, climate and geology of Africa influenced the ... Read more

    $31.99 USD

  • Genome

    The Story of the Most Astonishing Scientific Adventure of Our Time—the Attempt to Map All the Genes in the Human Body

    An “invaluable [and] highly readable” account of the quest to map our DNA, the blueprint for life—and what it means for our future ( The Philadelphia Inquirer).Genome tells the story of the most ambitious scientific adventure of our time. By gradually isolating and identifying all the genes in the human body—the blueprint for life—scientists are closing in on the ability to effectively treat and ... Read more

    $0.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Gaia in Turmoil

    Climate Change, Biodepletion, and Earth Ethics in an Age of Crisis

    Edited by Eileen Crist, H. Bruce Rinker ...
    Essays link Gaian science to such global environmental quandaries as climate change and biodiversity destruction, providing perspectives from science, philosophy, politics, and technology.Gaian theory, which holds that Earth's physical and biological processes are inextricably bound to form a self-regulating system, is more relevant than ever in light of increasing concerns about global climate ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • The Scots

    A Genetic Journey

    This unique “fusion of science and the physical history” traces the story of the Scots through their DNA (Sunday Herald).An almost limitless archive of our history lies hidden inside our bodies, and this book traces the ancient story of Scotland from that scientific viewpoint. The mushrooming of genetic studies, of DNA analysis, is rewriting history in spectacular fashion.In Scotland: A Genetic ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Red Queen

    Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

    by Matt Ridley ...
    “A terrific book, witty and lucid, and brimming with provocative conjectures.” (Wall Street Journal) from the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller GenomeBrilliantly written, The Red Queen compels us to rethink everything from the persistence of sexism to the endurance of romantic love.Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass, a character who has ... ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Why We Sleep

    Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

    “Why We Sleep is an important and fascinating book…Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect his book will do the same for you.” —Bill GatesA New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this “stimulating and important book” (Financial Times) is a fascinating dive into the purpose and power of slumber.With two appearances on CBS This ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Ends of the World

    Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions

    by Peter Brannen ...
    One of Vox’s Most Important Books of the DecadeNew York Times Editors' Choice 2017Forbes Top 10 Best Environment, Climate, and Conservation Book of 2017As new groundbreaking research suggests that climate change played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in the planet's history, award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen takes us on a wild ride through the planet's five mass e... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Earth in Human Hands

    Shaping Our Planet's Future

    NASA Astrobiologist and renowned scientist Dr. David Grinspoon brings readers an optimistic message about humanity's future in the face of climate change.For the first time in Earth's history, our planet is experiencing a confluence of rapidly accelerating changes prompted by one species: humans. Climate change is only the most visible of the modifications we've made--up until this point, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Outlive

    The Science and Art of Longevity

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A groundbreaking manifesto on living better and longer that challenges the conventional medical thinking on aging and reveals a new approach to preventing chronic disease and extending long-term health, from a visionary physician and leading longevity expert“One of the most important books you’ll ever read.”—Steven D. Levitt, New York Times bestselling author of ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Finding the Mother Tree

    Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest

    NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the world's leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest—a moving, deeply personal journey of discovery“Finding the Mother Tree reminds us that the world is a web of stories, connecting us to one another. [The book] carries the stories of trees, fungi, soil and ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

    A New History of a Lost World

    "THE ULTIMATE DINOSAUR BIOGRAPHY," hails Scientific American: A thrilling new history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientists."A masterpiece of science writing." —Washington PostA New York Times Bestseller • Goodreads Choice Awards Winner • **A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Smithsonian, *Science Friday,***The Times (London), <st... ... Read more

    $15.49 USD

  • This Is Your Brain On Parasites

    How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society

    **“Engrossing … [An] expedition through the hidden and sometimes horrifying microbial domain.” —Wall Street Journal“Fascinating—and full of the kind of factoids you can't wait to share.” —Scientific American**Parasites can live only inside another animal and, as Kathleen McAuliffe reveals, these tiny organisms have many evolutionary motives for manipulating the behavior of their hosts. With ... Read more

    $11.49 USD

  • Animal Athletes

    An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach

    Animals perform many athletic tasks to an amazing degree of accomplishment: not only spectacular feats of running and jumping but also routine actions that ensure survival such as feeding, vocalization, diving, flying, and many more. The study of performance capacity (defined as the ability of an animal to conduct a key task) is of great interest to both ecologists and evolutionary biologists. At ... Read more

    $58.99 USD

  • Of Sound Mind

    How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World

    by Nina Kraus ...
    **An NPR “Book of the Day”A “deeply scientific yet often poetic” study that will forever change the way you think about everyday sounds—with fun illustrations that make complex processes easier to understand (Wall Street Journal).How sound leaves a fundamental imprint on who we are . . .**Making sense of sound is one of the hardest jobs we ask our brains to do. In Of Sound Mind, Nina Kraus ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Darwin Devolves

    The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution

    The scientist who has been dubbed the “Father of Intelligent Design” and author of the groundbreaking book Darwin’s Black Box contends that recent scientific discoveries further disprove Darwinism and strengthen the case for an intelligent creator.In his controversial bestseller Darwin’s Black Box, biochemist Michael Behe challenged Darwin’s theory of evolution, arguing that science itself has ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Scientists

    A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors

    by John Gribbin ...
    A wonderfully readable account of scientific development over the past five hundred years, focusing on the lives and achievements of individual scientists, by the bestselling author of In Search of Schrödinger’s CatIn this ambitious new book, John Gribbin tells the stories of the people who have made science, and of the times in which they lived and worked. He begins with Copernicus, during the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Biochemistry For Dummies

    It’s alive! It’s alive! (Thanks to biochemistry, that is.)Biochemistry is the science of the chemical processes that allow for…well…life. If it moves, breathes, eats, or sleeps, biochemistry can probably explain how. So, it stands to reason that the fundamentals of biochemistry can get a little complicated.In Biochemistry For Dummies, you’ll explore the carbons, proteins, and cellular systems that ... Read more

    $18.00 USD