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Discovering Our World: Humanity's Epic Journey from Myth to Knowledge

by Paul Singh, John R. Shook & Matt DiPalma

Where did everything come from? Why are humans so biologically similar, and why do we let small differences divide us? What shall determine our destiny?  Paul Singh and John R. Shook draw on the latest findings...


Beyond the Pale

by Emily Urquhart

Like any new mother, Emily is thrilled when her first child, a daughter, is born. The baby, Sadie, is healthy and stunningly beautiful, with snow white hair and fair skin. Even the doctors and nurses can’t...


Geek Physics: Surprising Answers to the Planet's Most Interesting Questions

by Rhett Allain

Have you ever wondered whether a human could really fly with wings like a bird's? What about how many zombies you could actually drive through? Or whether airplanes could save fuel by using iPads instead of...


The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia's Environmental Emergency

by Mark L. Clifford

One of Asia’s best-respected writers on business and economy, Hong Kong-based author Mark L. Clifford provides a behind-the-scenes look at what companies in China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, South...


The Hubble Space Telescope: A Universe of New Discovery

by The Associated Press

On April 24, 1990, after years of planning and delays, the Space Shuttle Discovery lifted the Hubble Space Telescope into an orbit 350 miles above Earth. Celebrate 35 years of discovery with the AP's in-depth...


Let the Bums Burn: Australia's Deadliest Building Fire and the Salvation Army Tragedies

by Geoff Plunkett

In 1966 a fire ripped through Melbourne's William Booth Memorial Home for destitute and alcoholic men. Although it remains Australia's deadliest building fire, it is, like the 30 men who died in that fire -...


Sustainable Luxury: The New Singapore House, Solutions for a Livable Future

by Paul McGillick & Masano Kawana

Singapore is celebrated as one of the most livable cities in Asia, and Sustainable Luxury shows how the prosperous, forward-looking nation is pioneering innovative solutions for environmental, economic, social,...


Fire and Ice: Soot, Solidarity, and Survival on the Roof of the World

by Jonathan Mingle

High in the Himalayan valley of Zanskar in northwest India sits a village as isolated as the legendary Shangri-La. Long fed by runoff from glaciers and lofty snowfields, Kumik--a settlement of thirty nine mud...


Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science

by Zoe Cormier

A popular science book on the enduring appeal of the holy trinity of Sex, Drugs, and Music, and how hedonistic impulses have also been integral to progress and science

 


Admirable Evasions: How Psychology Undermines Morality

by Theodore Dalrymple

In Admirable Evasions, Theodore Dalrymple explains why human self-understanding has not been bettered by the false promises of the different schools of psychological thought. Most psychological explanations...


Abstract Analytic Number Theory

by John Knopfmacher

Innovative study applies classical analytic number theory to nontraditional subjects. Covers arithmetical semigroups and algebraic enumeration problems, arithmetical semigroups with analytical properties of...


Anti-Aging Therapeutics Volume XVI

by A4M American Academy

Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine & Regenerative Biomedical Technologies, sponsored by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)


Atoms Under the Floorboards: The Surprising Science Hidden in Your Home

by Chris Woodford

Using the modern home as a springboard, Atoms under the Floorboards introduces the reader to the fascinating and surprising scientific explanations behind a variety of common (and often entertainingly mundane)...


Data-ism

by Steve Lohr

By one estimate, 90 percent of all of the data in history was created in the last two years. In 2014, International Data Corporation calculated the data universe at 4.4 zettabytes, or 4.4 trillion gigabytes....


Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome

by Nessa Carey

For decades after identifying the structure of DNA, scientists focused only on genes, the regions of the genome that contain codes for the production of proteins. Other regions that make up 98% of the human...


The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings

by Marc Kushner

The founder of Architizer.com and practicing architect draws on his unique position at the crossroads of architecture and social media to highlight 100 important buildings that embody the future of architecture....


Rust: The Longest War

by Jonathan Waldman

It has been called “the great destroyer” and “the evil.” The Pentagon refers to it as “the pervasive menace.” It destroys cars, fells bridges, sinks ships, sparks house fires, and nearly brought...


Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation are Changing Life on Earth

by Juan Enriquez & Steve Gullans

“We are the primary drivers of change. We will directly and indirectly determine what lives, what dies, where, and when. We are in a different phase of evolution; the future of life is now in our hands.”...


Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science

by Alice Dreger

Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel and The World until Yesterday

“Alice Dreger would win a prize for this year’s most gripping novel, except for one thing: her stories are true, and this isn’t...


Numericon: A Journey Through the Hidden Lives of Numbers

by Rachel Thomas & Marianne Freiberger

Numericon tells the stories of the numbers, mathematical discoveries, oddities and personalities that have shaped the way we understand the world around us. Each chapter is its own story about a number: why...