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Pandemic

by Sonia Shah

Scientists agree that a pathogen is likely to cause a global pandemic in the near future. But which one? And how?

Over the past fifty years, more than three hundred infectious diseases have either newly emerged...


Spooky Action at a Distance

by George Musser

Long-listed for the 2016 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

“An important book that provides insight into key new developments in our understanding of the nature of space, time and the universe....


The Horse

by Wendy Williams

A New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

A Best Book of 2015, The Wall Street Journal

"Love is the driver for Wendy Williams's new book, The Horse . . . [an] affectionate, thoroughgoing,...


Brain Storms

by Jon Palfreman

A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2015 - Publishers Weekly

A star science journalist with Parkinson's reveals the inner workings of this perplexing disease

Seven million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson's,...


Birth of a Theorem

by Cédric Villani & Malcolm DeBevoise

In 2010, French mathematician Cédric Villani received the Fields Medal, the most coveted prize in mathematics, in recognition of a proof which he devised with his close collaborator Clément Mouhot to explain...


The Copernicus Complex

by Caleb A. Scharf

Longlisted for the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

Short-listed for Physics World's Book of the Year

The Sunday Times (UK) Best Science Book of 2014

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of...


The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change

by Iain McCalman

Stretching 1,400 miles along the Australian coast and visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is home to three thousand individual reefs, more than nine hundred islands, and thousands of marine species, and...


Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World

by Amir Alexander

Pulsing with drama and excitement, Infinitesimal celebrates the spirit of discovery, innovation, and intellectual achievement-and it will forever change the way you look at a simple line.

On August 10, 1632,...


Neutrino Hunters

by Ray Jayawardhana

Winner of the Canadian Science Writers Association 2014 Science in Society Book Award

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of the Season

A Book to Watch Out For, The New Yorker's Page-Turner Blog

A Los Angeles...


Telling Our Way to the Sea

by Aaron Hirsh

A luminous and revelatory journey into the science of life and the depths of the human experience

By turns epic and intimate, Telling Our Way to the Sea is both a staggering revelation of unraveling ecosystems...


Listen, Little Man!

by Wilhelm Reich, William Steig & Ralph Manheim

Listen, Little Man! is a great physician's quiet talk to each one of us, the average human being, the Little Man. Written in 1946 in answer to the gossip and defamation that plagued his remarkable career, it...


The Upcycle

by Michael Braungart, William McDonough, Bill Clinton & President Bill Clinton

From the authors of Cradle to Cradle, we learn what's next: The Upcycle

The Upcycle is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle, one of the most consequential ecological manifestoes of our time. Now,...


Frankenstein's Cat

by Emily Anthes

Winner of 2014 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Best Young Adult Science Book

Longlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

One of Nature's Summer Book Picks

One of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten Spring...


Gravity's Engines

by Caleb A. Scharf

One of The Barnes and Noble Review Editors' Picks: Best Nonfiction of 2012

Selected by The Christian Science Monitor as one of "21 smart nonfiction titles we think you'll enjoy this summer"

Selected by The New...


Bottled Lightning

by Seth Fletcher

The sleek electronic tools that have become so ubiquitous—laptops, iPods, eReaders, and smart phones—are all powered by lithium batteries. Chances are you've got some lithium on your person right now. But...


What Darwin Got Wrong

by Jerry Fodor & Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini

What Darwin Got Wrong is a remarkable book, one that dares to challenge the theory of natural selection as an explanation for how evolution works---a devastating critique not in the name of religion but in the...


Dance of the Photons

by Anton Zeilinger

Einstein's steadfast refusal to accept certain aspects of quantum theory was rooted in his insistence that physics has to be about reality. Accordingly, he once derided as "spooky action at a distance" the notion...


Terra

by Michael Novacek

A paleontologist awakens us to the "extinction event" that human activity is bringing about today

The natural world as humans have always known it evolved close to 100 million years ago, with the appearance of...


Competition

by James Case

The Mathematical Theory of Games Sheds Light On A Wide Range of Competitive Activities

What do chess-playing computer programs, biological evolution, competitive sports, gambling, alternative voting systems,...


What Is Life?

by Ed Regis

In 1944, the Nobel Prize–winning physicist Erwin Schrödinger published a groundbreaking little book called What Is Life? In fewer than one hundred pages, he argued that life was not a mysterious or inexplicable...