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  • In the Shadow of the Moon

    The Science, Magic, and Mystery of Solar Eclipses

    by Anthony Aveni ...
    From an award-winning author, astronomer, and anthropologist, an exploration of the scientific and cultural significance of the mesmerizing cosmic display.Since the first humans looked up and saw the sun swallowed by darkness, our species has been captivated by solar eclipses. Astronomer and anthropologist Anthony Aveni explains the history and culture surrounding solar eclipses, from prehistoric ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Finding the Mother Tree

    Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest

    INSTANT 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 discoverySuzanne Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence; she's been compared to Rachel Carson, hailed as a scientist who ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • How to Love the Universe

    A Scientist's Odes to the Hidden Beauty Behind the Visible World

    by Stefan Klein ...
    The bestselling author of The Science of Happiness delivers a book “suffused with genuine wonder and affection for the beauty of particle physics” (Foreword Reviews).A single rose suggests the sublime interdependence of all life. A sudden storm points to the world’s unpredictability. A marble conjures the birth of the cosmos.How to Love the Universe shows us how everyday objects and events can ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Orca

    How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator

    Since the release of the documentary Blackfish in 2013, millions around the world have focused on the plight of the orca, the most profitable and controversial display animal in history. Yet, until now, no historical account has explained how we came to care about killer whales in the first place. Drawing on interviews, official records, private archives, and his own family history, Jason M. Colby ... Read more

    $14.29 USD

  • The ABC of Relativity

    The Nobel Prize winner offers “an ideal introduction to the theories of special and general relativity” in clear, comprehensible language**(Nature*).***A renowned mathematician and philosopher*, and as well as recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature,* Bertrand Russell was acclaimed for his ability to address complex subjects in accessible ways. In this classic reference book, Russell delves ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Seize the Daylight

    The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time

    by David Prerau ...
    Benjamin Franklin conceived of it. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle endorsed it. Winston Churchill campaigned for it. Kaiser Wilhelm first employed it. Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt went to war with it, and more recently the United States fought an energy crisis with it. For several months every year, for better or worse, daylight savings time affects vast numbers of people throughout the world. And ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Jew in the Lotus

    A Poet's Rediscovery of Jewish Identity in Buddhist India

    While accompanying eight high–spirited Jewish delegates to Dharamsala, India, for a historic Buddhist–Jewish dialogue with the Dalai Lama, poet Rodger Kamenetz comes to understand the convergence of Buddhist and Jewish thought. Along the way he encounters Ram Dass and Richard Gere, and dialogues with leading rabbis and Jewish thinkers, including Zalman Schacter, Yitz and Blue Greenberg, and a host ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science

    Second Edition

    series Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
    For more than a decade, The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science has been the go-to reference for anyone who needs to write or speak about their research. Whether a student writing a thesis, a faculty member composing a grant proposal, or a public information officer crafting a press release, Scott Montgomery’s advice is perfectly adaptable to any scientific writer’s needs.This new edition has ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Manifestly Haraway

    series Posthumanities #37
    Electrifying, provocative, and controversial when first published thirty years ago, Donna Haraway’s “Cyborg Manifesto” is even more relevant today, when the divisions that she so eloquently challenges—of human and machine but also of gender, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and location—are increasingly complex. The subsequent “Companion Species Manifesto,” which further questions the human ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • Nourishment

    What Animals Can Teach Us about Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom

    by Fred Provenza ...
    "Nourishment will change the way you eat and the way you think."—Mark Schatzker, author of The Dorito Effect"[Provenza is] a wise observer of the land and the animals [and] becomes transformed to learn the meaning of life."—Temple GrandinReflections on feeding body and spirit in a world of changeAnimal scientists have long considered domestic livestock to be too dumb to know how to eat right, but ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War

    by Jeff Shesol ...
    **One of the Washington Post's 20 Books to Read This SummerA riveting history of the epic orbital flight that put America back into the space race.**If the United States couldn’t catch up to the Soviets in space, how could it compete with them on Earth? That was the question facing John F. Kennedy at the height of the Cold War—a perilous time when the Soviet Union built the wall in Berlin, tested ... Read more

    $18.89 USD

  • The Demon-Haunted World

    Science as a Candle in the Dark

    by Carl Sagan ...
    **A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace“A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.”—Los Angeles Times**How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Big History

    Examines Our Past, Explains Our Present, Imagines Our Future

    by DK ...
    From the formation of the Universe to today, countless major events have changed the course of life on Earth.Aligned with the online Big History Project supported by Bill Gates, Big History puts a wide-angle lens on 13.8 billion years of remarkable history and shows you how and why we got where we are today.With stunning visual timelines and special CGI reconstructions, you can see history's ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Pale Blue Dot

    A Vision of the Human Future in Space

    “Fascinating . . . memorable . . . revealing . . . perhaps the best of Carl Sagan’s books.”—The Washington Post Book World (front page review)In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Sirens of Mars

    Searching for Life on Another World

    “Sarah Stewart Johnson interweaves her own coming-of-age story as a planetary scientist with a vivid history of the exploration of Mars in this celebration of human curiosity, passion, and perseverance.”—Alan Lightman, author of Einstein’s DreamsNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Times (UK) • Library Journal“Lovely . . . Johnson’s prose swirls with lyrical ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • A PhD Is Not Enough!

    A Guide to Survival in Science

    Everything you ever need to know about making it as a scientist.Despite your graduate education, brainpower, and technical prowess, your career in scientific research is far from assured. Permanent positions are scarce, science survival is rarely part of formal graduate training, and a good mentor is hard to find.In A Ph.D. Is Not Enough!, physicist Peter J. Feibelman lays out a rational path to a ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Inanimation

    Theories of Inorganic Life

    by David Wills ...
    series Posthumanities #35
    Inanimation is the third book by author David Wills to analyze the technology of the human. In Prosthesis, Wills traced our human attachment to external objects back to a necessity within the body itself. In Dorsality, he explored how technology is understood to function behind or before the human. Inanimation proceeds by taking literally the idea of inanimate or inorganic forms of life. Starting ... Read more

    $21.59 USD

  • Unsettled

    What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters

    “Surging sea levels are inundating the coasts.”“Hurricanes and tornadoes are becoming fiercer and more frequent.”“Climate change will be an economic disaster.”You’ve heard all this presented as fact. But according to science, all of these statements are profoundly misleading.When it comes to climate change, the media, pol... ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Cosmos

    by Carl Sagan ...
    RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXCosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Moral Landscape

    How Science Can Determine Human Values

    by Sam Harris ...
    New York Times bestselling author Sam Harris’s first book, The End of Faith, ignited a worldwide debate about the validity of religion. In the aftermath, Harris discovered that most people—from religious fundamentalists to non-believing scientists—agree on one point: science has nothing to say on the subject of human values. Indeed, our failure to address questions of meaning and morality through ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Return of the God Hypothesis

    Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe

    The New York Times bestselling author of Darwin’s Doubt presents groundbreaking scientific evidence of the existence of God, based on breakthroughs in physics, cosmology, and biology.Beginning in the late 19th century, many intellectuals began to insist that scientific knowledge conflicts with traditional theistic belief—that science and belief in God are “at war.” Philosopher of science Stephen ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • En defensa de la Ilustración

    Por la razón, la ciencia, el humanismo y el progreso

    by Steven Pinker ...
    Translated by Pablo Hermida Lazcano ...
    Si creías que el mundo estaba llegando a su fin, esto te interesa: vivimos más años y la salud nos acompaña, somos más libres y, en definitiva, más felices; y aunque los problemas a los que nos enfrentamos son extraordinarios, las soluciones residen en el ideal de la Ilustración: el uso de la razón y la ciencia.En esta elegante evaluación de la condición humana en el tercer milenio, el científico ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • A Tour of the Calculus

    Were it not for the calculus, mathematicians would have no way to describe the acceleration of a motorcycle or the effect of gravity on thrown balls and distant planets, or to prove that a man could cross a room and eventually touch the opposite wall. Just how calculus makes these things possible and in doing so finds a correspondence between real numbers and the real world is the subject of this ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Until the End of Time

    Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

    by Brian Greene ...
    New York Times Bestseller • A captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose, from the world-renowned physicist and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe."Few humans share Greene’s mastery of both the latest cosmological science and English prose."—The New York Times (A Notable Book of 2020)Until the End of Time is Brian Greene's breathtaking new exploration of the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD