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Simply Einstein: Relativity Demystified

by Richard Wolfson

With this reader-friendly book, it doesn't take an Einstein to understand the theory of relativity and its remarkable consequences. In clear, understandable terms, physicist Richard Wolfson explores the ideas...


Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity

by David Foster Wallace & Neal Stephenson

"A gripping guide to the modern taming of the infinite."—The New York Times. With a new introduction by Neal Stephenson. Is infinity a valid mathematical property or a meaningless abstraction? David Foster...


Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

by Charles Wheelan

“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—San Francisco Chronicle Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist...


The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

by Nicholas Carr

Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate “Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr...


The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life

by Avinash K. Dixit & Barry J. Nalebuff

"I am hard pressed to think of another book that can match the combination of practical insights and reading enjoyment."-Steven LevittGame theory means rigorous strategic thinking. It's the art of anticipating...


How the Mind Works

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology 1997

by Steven Pinker

“A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear.” —New York Review of Books In this Pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller, one of the world's leading cognitive scientists tackles the...


Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo

by Sean B. Carroll

"A beautiful and very important book."-Lewis Wolpert, American ScientistFor over a century, opening the black box of embryonic development was the holy grail of biology. Evo Devo-Evolutionary Developmental Biology-is...


Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

by Mary Roach

“Rich in dexterous innuendo, laugh-out-loud humor and illuminating fact. It’s compulsively readable.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review In ?Bonk, ?the best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity...


Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

by Mary Roach

"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment Weekly Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange...


The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

by Brian Greene

A new edition of the New York Times bestseller—now a three-part Nova special: a fascinating and thought-provoking journey through the mysteries of space, time, and matter. Now with a new preface (not in any...


Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art

by Arthur I. Miller

A dazzling look at the artists working on the frontiers of science. In recent decades, an exciting new art movement has emerged in which artists utilize and illuminate the latest advances in science. Some of...


Salvage Secrets Design & Decor: Transform Your Home with Reclaimed Materials

by Joanne Palmisano & Susan Teare

A visually sumptuous idea book, showcasing an eclectic array of interior design possibilities using salvaged goods. Following up on her celebrated first Salvage Secrets book, which Fine Homebuilding called “An...


Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History

by Stephen Jay Gould

More than any other modern scientists, Stephen Jay Gould has opened up to millions the wonders of evolutionary biology. His genius as an essayist lies in his unmatched ability to use his knowledge of the world,...


Jacobson's Organ: And the Remarkable Nature of Smell

by Lyall Watson

Nothing is more memorable than a smell. So why do we persist in dismissing the nose as a blunt instrument? Smell is our most seductive and provocative sense, invading every domain of our lives. We can identify...


Did Adam and Eve Have Navels?: Debunking Pseudoscience

by Martin Gardner

"[Gardner] zaps his targets with laserlike precision and wit."—Entertainment Weekly Martin Gardner is perhaps the wittiest, most devastating unmasker of scientific fraud and intellectual chicanery of our time....


Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

by Stephen Jay Gould

"[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and he tells them with fervor and intelligence."—James...


How to Write a Historic Structure Report

by David Arbogast

A one-of-a-kind, step-by-step guide to compiling an HSR—a document crucial to every professional working on a historic property. Any architect, engineer, or preservation professional renovating a historic...


The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World

by Trevor Cox

A tour of the world’s most amazing acoustic phenomena that reveals how sound works in everyday life. Trevor Cox is on a hunt for the sonic wonders of the world. A renowned expert who engineers classrooms and...


Game-Changer: Game Theory and the Art of Transforming Strategic Situations

by David McAdams

A radically new, and easily learned, way to outstrategize your rivals. “The wise win before they fight, while the ignorant fight to win.” So wrote Zhuge Liang, the great Chinese military strategist. He was...


Puzzling Adventures: Tales of Strategy, Logic, and Mathematical Skill

by Dennis E. Shasha

Safecracking, bullying, marital infidelity and gambling have never before been explored with the mathematical acuity and whimsy of Puzzling Adventures. Collected and enhanced from Dennis Shasha's popular Scientific...