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Summary & Study Guide - Sapiens

by Lee Tang

How Human Evolve from Insignificant Apes to Become the Rulers of the World

The must-read summary of “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind,” by Yuval Noah Harari.

In Sapiens, Professor Yuval Noah Harari focuses...


Light without Heat

by David Carroll Simon

In Light without Heat, David Carroll Simon argues for the importance of carelessness to the literary and scientific experiments of the seventeenth century. While scholars have often looked to this period in...


Evolutions

by Oren Harman

A brilliant lyrical exploration of how modern science illuminates what it means to be human, from the award-winning author of The Price of Altruism

We no longer think, like the ancient Chinese did, that the world...


Amazing Arachnids

by Jillian Cowles

A richly illustrated and up-close look at the secret lives of spiders and other arachnids

The American Southwest is home to an extraordinary diversity of arachnids, from spitting spiders that squirt silk over...


A Theory of Global Biodiversity (MPB-60)

by Boris Worm & Derek P. Tittensor

The number of species found at a given point on the planet varies by orders of magnitude, yet large-scale gradients in biodiversity appear to follow some very general patterns. Little mechanistic theory has...


Causation in Science

by Yemima Ben-Menahem

This book explores the role of causal constraints in science, shifting our attention from causal relations between individual events--the focus of most philosophical treatments of causation—to a broad family...


Fire in California's Ecosystems

by Jan W. van Wagtendonk

Fire in California’s Ecosystems describes fire in detail both as an integral natural process in the California landscape and as a growing threat to urban and suburban developments in the state. Written by...


Genetics in the Madhouse

by Theodore M. Porter

The untold story of how hereditary data in mental hospitals gave rise to the science of human heredity

In the early 1800s, a century before there was any concept of the gene, physicians in insane asylums began...


The Neuroscience of Emotion

by Ralph Adolphs & David J. Anderson

A new framework for the neuroscientific study of emotions in humans and animals

The Neuroscience of Emotion presents a new framework for the neuroscientific study of emotion across species. Written by Ralph Adolphs...


Romancing The Moon

by Nicolenya Caltman

This is a poetry and picture book about a love affair with the moon. written for my darling man...my man on the moon. While very personal, the poem can apply perfectly for any special man, woman, or any loved...


Summary & Study Guide - Resurrection Science

by Lee Tang

Prevention and Reversal of Species Extinction

The must-read summary of “Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things,” by M. R. O’Connor.

Many species are threatened...


Post-Truth

by Steve Fuller

‘Post-Truth’ was Oxford Dictionary’s 2016 word of the year. While the term was coined by its disparagers, especially in light of the Brexit and US Presidential campaigns, the roots of post-truth lie deep...


Natural Disasters and Risk Communication

by C. Vail Fletcher, Jennette Lovejoy, Do Kyun Kim & Robert F. Butler et al.

Natural Disasters and Risk Communication: Implications of the Cascadia Subduction Zone Megaquake asks and addresses how we communicate about natural disasters and what effect our communication has on natural...


The Origin of Species

by Charles Darwin & GP Editors

It took Charles Darwin more than twenty years to publish this book, in part because he realized that it would ignite a firestorm of controversy. The Origin of Species first appeared in 1859, and it remains a...


What Works in Conservation 2018

by William J. Sutherland, Lynn V. Dicks, Nancy Ockendon & Silviu O. Petrovan et al.

What Works in Conservation has been created to provide practitioners with answers to these and many other questions about practical conservation. This book provides an assessment of the effectiveness of 1277...


Mystifying Mathematical Puzzles

by Joseph S. Madachy

"Fans will find this volume indispensable; casual readers will find it an attractive nuisance," observed The Scientific American of this rich and challenging compilation of puzzles. From brainteasers that any...


Selected Letters on Evolution and Origin of Species

by Charles Darwin & Francis Darwin

This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most powerful and revolutionary ideas in world history — the theory of evolution. It traces the development of this momentous concept through the autobiography,...


The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018-19 Edition (Book + Bonus Online Content)

by ACT

The only guide from the ACT organization, the makers of the exam, revised and updated for 2019 with 4 genuine, full-length practice tests and 400 additional questions online.

This new edition includes:

  • A NEW...


A Guide to Cyanobacteria

by Mark A. Nienaber & Miriam Steinitz-Kannan

Blue-green algae (also known as cyanobacteria) and the toxins they can produce pose serious economic, environmental, and public health problems worldwide. Much of the scientific and public interest in these...


When Einstein Walked with Gödel

by Jim Holt

From Jim Holt, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist?, comes an entertaining and accessible guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries in When...