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  • The Possibility of Life

    Science, Imagination, and Our Quest for Kinship in the Cosmos

    by Jaime Green ...
    A dazzling cultural and scientific exploration of alien life and the cosmos, examining how the possibility of life on other planets shapes our understanding of humanity, for fans of Leslie Jamison, Carl Zimmer and Carlo Rovelli.One of the most powerful questions humans ask about the cosmos is: Are we alone? Yet this very question is inevitably reduced to yes or no, to odds and probabilities that ... Read more

    $14.99 USD


  • Existential Physics

    A Scientist's Guide to Life's Biggest Questions

    **A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“An informed and entertaining guide to what science can and cannot tell us.” —The Wall Street Journal“Stimulating . . . encourage[s] readers to push past well-trod assumptions […] and have fun doing so.” —Science Magazine**From renowned physicist and creator of the YouTube series “Science without the Gobbledygook,” a book that takes a no-nonsense approach to life’s ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Warfare between Science & Religion

    The Idea That Wouldn't Die

    A “very welcome volume” of essays questioning the presumption of irreconcilable conflict between science and religion (British Journal for the History of Science).The “conflict thesis”—the idea that an inevitable, irreconcilable conflict exists between science and religion—has long been part of the popular imagination. The Warfare between Science and Religion assembles a group of distinguished ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 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

    $12.99 USD

  • The Sphinxing Rabbit: Book of Hours: Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Bunny

    Book 2 - The Sphinxing Rabbit
    If you could do anything, who would you be? The Sphinxing Rabbit series of books continues with Book of Hours, a delightful and amusing solution to a concern Tocqueville had for American equality - that the absence of an aristocratic class led to a lack of progress in the arts and theoretical sciences resulting in no true intellectual class. Again, spot the allusions to a few famous works of art ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Heavens on Earth

    The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia

    A scientific exploration into humanity’s obsession with the afterlife and quest for immortality from the bestselling author and skeptic Michael ShermerIn his most ambitious work yet, Shermer sets out to discover what drives humans’ belief in life after death, focusing on recent scientific attempts to achieve immortality along with utopian attempts to create heaven on earth.For millennia, religions ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Starry Messenger

    Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERBringing his cosmic perspective to civilization on Earth, Neil deGrasse Tyson shines new light on the crucial fault lines of our time—war, politics, religion, truth, beauty, gender, and race—in a way that stimulates a deeper sense of unity for us all.In a time when our political and cultural views feel more polarized than ever, Tyson provides a much-needed antidote to so ... 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

    $10.99 USD

  • Moral Ground

    Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril

    Moral Ground brings together the testimony of over eighty visionaries-theologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturalists, activists, and writers-to present a diverse and compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral responsibility to our planet. In the face of environmental degradation and global climate change, scientific knowledge alone ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Wisdom Principles

    A Handbook of Timeless Truths and Timely Wisdom

    "By opening this Handbook for wise thinking and living, you open the door to your new identity, because across the threshold there is only the lightness of Being, and infinity in all directions."—Deepak ChopraIn The Wisdom Principles, Dr. Ervin Laszlo, authority in the fields of new science, consciousness, and spirituality, bridges the chasm between our understanding of science and the truths of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Optimism Bias

    A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain

    by Tali Sharot ...
    Psychologists have long been aware that most people maintain an irrationally positive outlook on life—but why? Turns out, we might be hardwired that way.In this absorbing exploration, Tali Sharot—one of the most innovative neuroscientists at work today—demonstrates that optimism may be crucial to human existence. The Optimism Bias explores how the brain generates hope and what happens when it ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $11.99 USD

  • Only a Theory

    Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul

    A highly regarded scientist’s examination of the battle between evolution and intelligent design, and its implications for how science is practiced in America. ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Philosophy of Cognitive Science

    by Mark J. Cain ...
    In recent decades cognitive science has revolutionised our understanding of the workings of the human mind. Philosophy has made a major contribution to cognitive science and has itself been hugely influenced by its development. This dynamic book explores the philosophical significance of cognitive science and examines the central debates that have enlivened its history.In a wide-ranging and ... Read more

    $23.00 USD

  • Reality Check

    How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future

    A thought-provoking look at science denialism “for popular science readers who want better to be able to explain and defend science and scientific methods to others” (Library Journal).The battles over evolution, climate change, childhood vaccinations, and the causes of AIDS, alternative medicine, oil shortages, population growth, and the place of science in our country—all are reaching a fevered ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey

    “Keen observer [and] deft writer” (David Quammen) Florence Williams explores the fascinating, cutting-edge science of heartbreak while seeking creative ways to mend her own.When her twenty-five-year marriage suddenly falls apart, journalist Florence Williams expects the loss to hurt. But when she starts feeling physically sick, losing weight and sleep, she sets out in pursuit of rational ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • The Skeptics' Guide to the Future

    What Yesterday's Science and Science Fiction Tell Us About the World of Tomorrow

    From the bestselling authors and hosts of "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe," a high-tech roadmap of the future in their beloved voice, cracking open the follies of futurists past and how technology will profoundly change our world, redefining what it means to be human.Our predictions of the future are a wild fantasy, inextricably linked to our present hopes and fears, biases and ignorance. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Beauty and the Brain

    The Science of Human Nature in Early America

    Examining the history of phrenology and physiognomy, Beauty and the Brain proposes a bold new way of understanding the connection between science, politics, and popular culture in early America.Between the 1770s and the 1860s, people all across the globe relied on physiognomy and phrenology to evaluate human worth. These once-popular but now discredited disciplines were based on a deceptively ... Read more

    $32.99 USD

  • Rationality

    What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

    by Steven Pinker ...
    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“In our uncertain age, which can so often feel so dark and disturbing, Steven Pinker has distinguished himself as a voice of positivity.” – New York TimesCan reading a book make you more rational? Can it help us understand why there is so much irrationality in the world? Steven Pinker, author of Enlightenment Now (Bill Gates’s "new favorite book of all time”) answers all ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law

    by Mary Roach ...
    **An Instant New York Times Bestseller#1 Los Angeles Times Bestseller#1 Indie Hardcover Nonfiction BestsellerA Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Book of 2021Longlisted for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in NonfictionJoin "America’s funniest science writer" (Peter Carlson, Washington Post), Mary Roach, on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Planet Remade

    How Geoengineering Could Change the World

    by Oliver Morton ...
    A fascinating look at the perils and promise of geoengineering and our potential future on a warming planetThe risks of global warming are pressing and potentially vast. The difficulty of doing without fossil fuels is daunting, possibly even insurmountable. So there is an urgent need to rethink our responses to the crisis. To meet that need, a small but increasingly influential group of scientists ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Science and Human Values

    Science and Human Values was originally a lecture by Jacob Bronowski at MIT in 1953. Published five years later, it opens unforgettably with Bronowski's description of Nagasaki in 1945: 'a bare waste of ashes', making him acutely aware of science's power both for good and for evil.After such knowledge, what forgiveness? With care and erudition Bronowski argues that scientific endeavour is an ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Language of God

    A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief

    An instant bestseller from Templeton Prize–winning author Francis S. Collins, The Language of God provides the best argument for the integration of faith and logic since C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity.It has long been believed that science and faith cannot mingle. Faith rejects the rational, while science restricts us to a life with no meaning beyond the physical. It is an irreconcilable war ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Undeniable

    How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life Is Designed

    by Douglas Axe ...
    Named A Best Book of the Year by World MagazineThroughout his distinguished and unconventional career, engineer-turned-molecular-biologist Douglas Axe has been asking the questions that much of the scientific community would rather silence. Now, he presents his conclusions in this brave and pioneering book. Axe argues that the key to understanding our origin is the “design intuition”—the innate ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • I Am a Strange Loop

    One of our greatest philosophers and scientists of the mind asks, where does the self come from -- and how our selves can exist in the minds of others. Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, soul, consciousness, "I" arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here? I Am a Strange Loop argues that the key to understanding selves and consciousness is the "strange loop"-a ... Read more

    $13.99 USD