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  • What If?

    Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

    In the New York Times best-selling book from the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, Randall Munroe gives hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask.Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If ... Read more

    $18.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

    by Annie Dillard ...
    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize“The book is a form of meditation, written with headlong urgency, about seeing. . . . There is an ambition about her book that I like. . . . It is the ambition to feel.” — Eudora Welty, New York Times Book ReviewPilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Roanoke Valley, where Annie Dillard set out to chronicle incidents of "beauty tangled in a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Fundamentals

    Ten Keys to Reality

    by Frank Wilczek ...
    **“Fundamentals might be the perfect book for the winter of this plague year. . . . Wilczek writes with breathtaking economy and clarity, and his pleasure in his subject is palpable.” —The New York Times Book ReviewOne of our great contemporary scientists reveals the ten profound insights that illuminate what everyone should know about the physical world**In Fundamentals, Nobel laureate Frank ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Ministry for the Future

    A Novel

    ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR**“The best science-fiction nonfiction novel I’ve ever read.” —Jonathan Lethem"If I could get policymakers, and citizens, everywhere to read just one book this year, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future." —Ezra Klein (Vox)**The Ministry for the Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, using fictional eyewitness accounts ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Big Burn

    Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America

    by Timothy Egan ...
    National Book Award–winner Timothy Egan turns his historian's eye to the largest-ever forest fire in America and offers an epic, cautionary tale for our time.On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Grieving Brain

    The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss

    A renowned grief expert and neuroscientist shares groundbreaking discoveries about what happens in our brain when we grieve, providing a new paradigm for understanding love, loss, and learning.For as long as humans have existed, we have struggled when a loved one dies. Poets and playwrights have written about the dark cloak of grief, the deep yearning, how devastating heartache feels. But until ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Boy Who Talked to Dogs

    A Memoir

    When Martin McKenna was growing up in Garryowen, Ireland, in the 1970s, he felt the whole world knew him as just that stupid boy.” Badly misunderstood by his family and teachers, Martin escaped from endless bullying by running away from home and eventually adopting-or being adopted by-six street dogs. Camping out in barns, escaping from farmers, and learning to fend for himself by caring for his ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Braiding Sweetgrass

    Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

    As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Memory Keeper of Kyiv

    The most powerful, important historical novel of 2022

    by Erin Litteken ...
    Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Beekeeper of Aleppo."A powerfully moving debut . . . Ukraine’s tragic history painfully echoes its current crisis, and on every page the Ukrainian spirit shines out, unbowed, unbent and unbroken.” Kate Quinn, author of The Diamond EyeIn the 1930s, Stalin’s activists marched through the Soviet Union, espousing the greatness of collective ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • What If? 2

    Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author of What If? and How To answers more of the weirdest questions you never thought to askThe millions of people around the world who read and loved What If? still have questions, and those questions are getting stranger. Thank goodness xkcd creator Randall Munroe is here to help. Planning to ride a fire pole from the Moon back to Earth? The hardest part is ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

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  • The Extended Mind

    The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain

    **A New York Times Editors' ChoiceA Washington Post Best Nonfiction Book of 2021A New York Times Notable BookA bold new book reveals how we can tap the intelligence that exists beyond our brains—in our bodies, our surroundings, and our relationships**Use your head.That’s what we tell ourselves when facing a tricky problem or a difficult project. But a growing body of research indicates that we’ve ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Conscious

    A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind

    by Annaka Harris ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"If you’ve ever wondered how you have the capacity to wonder, some fascinating insights await you in these pages.” --Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of OriginalsAs concise and enlightening as Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, this mind-expanding dive into the mystery of consciousness is an illuminating meditation ... ... Read more

    $15.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Humankind

    A Hopeful History

    Translated by Erica Moore, Elizabeth Manton ...
    **AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe “lively” (The New Yorker), “convincing” (Forbes), and “riveting pick-me-up we all need right now” (People) that proves humanity thrives in a crisis and that our innate kindness and cooperation have been the greatest factors in our long-term success as a species.**If there is one belief that has united the left and the right, psychologists and philosophers, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Cry Of The Kalahari

    An international bestseller, this is an emotional and riveting story of the Owens’ travel and adventurous life in the Kalahari Desert.?“A remarkable story beautifully told…Among such classics as Goodall’s In the Shadow of Man and Fossey’s Gorillas in the Mist.”—Chicago TribuneCarrying little more than a change of clothes and a pair of binoculars, two young Americans, Mark and Delia Owens, caught a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon Landings

    The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon Landings

    A revised edition of the New York Times bestselling classic: the epic story of the golden years of American space exploration, told by the men who rode the rocketsOn October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation’s most daring test pilots: the seven men who were to lead America to ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (20th Anniversary Edition)

    "Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill GatesIn this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed ... Read more

    $13.69 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

    $2.99 USD

  • An Immense World

    How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us

    by Ed Yong ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Every kind of animal, including humans, is enclosed within its own unique sensory bubble, perceiving but a tiny sliver of our immense world. Pulitzer Prize–winning science journalist Ed Yong takes us on “a thrilling tour of nonhuman perception” (The New York Times), allowing us to experience the skeins of scent, waves of electromagnetism, and pulses of pressure that ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Best American Science And Nature Writing 2021

    series Best American
    New York Times best-selling author and renowned science journalist Ed Yong compiles the best science and nature writing published in 2020.“The stories I have chosen reflect where I feel the field of science and nature writing has landed, and where it could go,” Ed Yong writes in his introduction. “They are often full of tragedy, sometimes laced with wonder, but always deeply aware that science ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

    **The instant New York Times Bestseller#1 Wall Street Journal Business BestsellerInstant Washington Post Bestseller"Brims with a surprising amount of insight and practical advice." --The Wall Street JournalDaniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home.**Everyone knows that ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $8.99 USD

  • False Alarm

    How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet

    by Bjorn Lomborg ...
    The New York Times-bestselling "skeptical environmentalist" argues that panic over climate change is causing more harm than goodHurricanes batter our coasts. Wildfires rage across the American West. Glaciers collapse in the Artic. Politicians, activists, and the media espouse a common message: climate change is destroying the planet, and we must take drastic action immediately to stop it. Children ... Read more

    $17.99 USD $12.99 USD

  • The Spike

    An Epic Journey Through the Brain in 2.1 Seconds

    The story of a neural impulse and what it reveals about how our brains workWe see the last cookie in the box and think, can I take that? We reach a hand out. In the 2.1 seconds that this impulse travels through our brain, billions of neurons communicate with one another, sending blips of voltage through our sensory and motor regions. Neuroscientists call these blips “spikes.” Spikes enable us to ... Read more

    $13.69 USD

  • The Ascent of Information

    Books, Bits, Genes, Machines, and Life's Unending Algorithm

    by Caleb Scharf ...
    **“Full of fascinating insights drawn from an impressive range of disciplines, The Ascent of Information casts the familiar and the foreign in a dramatic new light.” —Brian Greene, author of The Elegant UniverseYour information has a life of its own, and it’s using you to get what it wants.**One of the most peculiar and possibly unique features of humans is the vast amount of information we carry ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • The Road to Stockholm

    Nobel Prizes, Science, and Scientists

    series Oxford Paperbacks
    The Nobel Prize is by far the highest recognition a scientist may receive and the only one with which the general public is familiar. Its prestige has reached improbable heights. At the same time a lot of myth surrounds the Nobel Prize, and this is compounded by the fact that people tend to view scientists with some bewilderment. This book introduces the process of selection of the laureates, ... Read more

    $35.99 USD