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The Topography of Tears

by William H. Frey, Ann Lauterbach & Rose-Lynn Fisher

“Looking at [Fisher’s] photographs feels like staring out a plane window at the passing landscape below.” —Studio 360

“A moving depiction of the micro and macro aspects of our emotional lives, and a beautiful...


From Dust to Life

by Jacqueline Mitton & John Chambers

The birth and evolution of our solar system is a tantalizing mystery that may one day provide answers to the question of human origins. From Dust to Life tells the remarkable story of how the celestial objects...


The Future of Happiness

by Amy Blankson & Shawn Achor

Technology—at least in theory—is improving our productivity, efficiency, and communication. The one thing it’s not doing is making us happier. We are experiencing historically high levels of depression and...


The History of the Future

by Edward McPherson

What does it mean to think about Dallas in relationship to Dallas? In The History of the Future, McPherson reexamines American places and the space between history, experience, and myth. Private streets, racism,...


Thoreau and the Language of Trees

by Richard Higgins

Trees were central to Henry David Thoreau’s creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought, and his inner life. His portraits of them were so perfect, it was as if he could see the sap flowing...


Fortress Plant

by Dale Walters

The survival of plants on our planet is nothing short of miraculous. They are virtually stationary packages of food, providing sustenance for a vast array of organisms, ranging from bacteria and fungi, through...


Mars: Our New Home? - National Plan to Conquer the Red Planet (Official Strategies of NASA & U.S. Congress)

by National Aeronautics and Space Administration & U.S. Congress

President Donald Trump signed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Transition Authorization Act of 2017, the first comprehensive NASA authorization act passed in seven years by Congress,...


Chandra's Cosmos: Dark Matter, Black Holes, and Other Wonders Revealed by NASA's Premier X-Ray Observatory

by Wallace H. Tucker

On July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the most powerful X-ray telescope ever built, was launched aboard the space shuttle Columbia. Since then, Chandra has given us a view of the universe that is...


The Water Problem

by Pat Mulroy

Building water resilience is the single biggest challenge in a changing global climate.

The United States faces a water crisis as critical as the energy crisis that once dominated headlines. Like the energy crisis,...


Chemical Ligation

by Luca D. D'Andrea & Alessandra Romanelli

Presenting a wide array of information on chemical ligation – one of the more powerful tools for protein and peptide synthesis – this book helps readers understand key methodologies and applications that...


An Introductory Course on Differentiable Manifolds

by Siavash Shahshahani

Based on author Siavash Shahshahani's extensive teaching experience, this volume presents a thorough, rigorous course on the theory of differentiable manifolds. Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate...


Organic Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

by Graham Patrick

Organic chemistry is the chemistry of compounds of carbon. The ability of carbon to link together to form long chain molecules and ring compounds as well as bonding with many other elements has led to a vast...


Infinity: A Very Short Introduction

by Ian Stewart

Infinity is an intriguing topic, with connections to religion, philosophy, metaphysics, logic, and physics as well as mathematics. Its history goes back to ancient times, with especially important contributions...


The Atmosphere: A Very Short Introduction

by Paul I. Palmer

The atmosphere is the thin, diffuse fluid that envelops the Earth's surface. Despite its apparent fragility, the existence of this fluid is vital for human and other life on Earth. In this Very Short Introduction...


Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction

by Russell Foster & Leon Kreitzman

The earth's daily rotation affects just about every living creature. From dawn through to dusk, there are changes in light, temperature, humidity, and rainfall. However, these changes are regular, rhythmic and,...


Why Stock Markets Crash

by Didier Sornette

The scientific study of complex systems has transformed a wide range of disciplines in recent years, enabling researchers in both the natural and social sciences to model and predict phenomena as diverse as...


The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far

by Lawrence M. Krauss

Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the...


Environmental Protection

by Pamela Hill

Although climate change and pollution make near-daily appearances in the news, humans have not always recognized that the environment needs to be protected. Only after the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent...


Radiation Nation - The Fallout of Modern Technology

by Ryan P. DeBaun, Daniel T. DeBaun & Dave Asprey

An Invisible Danger on the Rise

You eat organic and non-GMO food. You only drink purified water. You take care of yourself and your family's health. But could there be a silent, invisible danger causing potential...


Sticks & Stones / Steel & Glass

by Anthony Poon

In this personal and revealing book, Anthony Poon takes us on a creative journey that begins with his re-envisioning of a seaside public space as a very young architect. Poon has designed hundreds of buildings...