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The Red Hourglass: Lives of the Predators

by Gordon Grice

Snake venom that digests human flesh. A building cleared of every living thing by a band of tiny spiders. An infant insect eating its living prey from within, saving the vital organs for last. These are among...


A Mathematician at the Ballpark: Odds and Probabilities for Baseball Fans

by Ken Ross

In A Mathematician at the Ballpark, professor Ken Ross reveals the math behind the stats. This lively and accessible book shows baseball fans how to harness the power of made predictions and better understand...


The Perfect $100,000 House: A Trip Across America and Back in Pursuit of a Place to Call Home

by Karrie Jacobs

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


The View From the Center of the Universe: Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos

by Joel R. Primack

In this strikingly original book, a world-renowned cosmologist and an innovative writer of the history and philosophy of science uncover an astonishing truth: Humans actually are central to the universe. What...


Reflections on the Musical Mind: An Evolutionary Perspective

by Jay Schulkin & Robert O. Gjerdingen

What’s so special about music? We experience it internally, yet at the same time it is highly social. Music engages our cognitive/affective and sensory systems. We use music to communicate with one another--and...


Assessment of Safety and Risk with a Microscopic Model of Detonation

by C.-O. Leiber

This unique book is a store of less well-known explosion and

detonation phenomena, including also data and experiences related to

safety risks. It highlights the shortcomings of the current

engineering codes based...


Handbook of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry: Applications to inorganic and miscellaneous materials

by Michael E. Brown & Patrick K. Gallagher

This is the second volume of a four volume set intended to describe the techniques and applications of thermoanalytical and calorimetric methods. The general techniques and methodology are covered extensively...


3. Forsthoffer's Rotating Equipment Handbooks: Compressors

by William E. Forsthoffer

Over recent years there have been substantial changes in those industries which are concerned with the design, purchase and use of special purpose (ie critical, high-revenue) rotating equipment. Key personnel...


Environmental Compliance Made Easy: A Checklist Approach for Industry

by Andre R., Sr. Cooper

The newly revised and thoroughly updated Environmental Compliance Made Easy handbook from Government Institutes' popular 'Made Easy' series reorganizes thousands of pages worth of federal environmental regulatory...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory

by George Musser

We're living in the midst of a scientific revolution that's captured the general public's attention and imagination. The aim of this new revolution is to develop a "theory of everything"-a set of laws of physics...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Organic Chemistry

by Ian Guch

With topics such as stereochemistry, carboxylic acids, and unsaturated hydrocarbons, it's no wonder so many students have a bad reaction to organic chemistry class. Fortunately, this guide gives college students...


Jk Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2010: Your Complete Guide to a Better Bottom Line

by Barbara Weltman

The tax facts and strategies that every small business owner needs to know

Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this reliable resource offers a complete overview of small business tax planning...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Global Warming, 2nd Edition

by Michael Tennesen

Revisiting the most important topic of our time. The rapid warming of the Earth's climate has been a concern for decades. Though many of us understand that temperatures will-on average-rise, the science and...


When Science Goes Wrong

by Simon LeVay

Brilliant scientific successes have helped shape our world, and are always celebrated. However, for every victory, there are no doubt numerous little-known blunders. Neuroscientist Simon LeVay brings together...


The Score: The Science of the Male Sex Drive

by Faye Flam

A smart, witty, and fresh look at the male side of the male-female relationship from a science writer at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

In The Score, Faye Flam examines how the desire to "score" has profoundly shaped...


Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul

by Kenneth R. Miller

A highly regarded scientist’s examination of the battle between evolution and intelligent design, and its implications for how science is practiced in America.


Signatures of Life: Science Searches the Universe

by Edward Ashpole

An intriguing overview of the ways in which science could find evidence for extraterrestrial  life

 

Are we alone in the universe, or is life a universal phenomenon?  For fifty years, astronomers in SETI...


The Big Disconnect: The Story of Technology and Loneliness

by Giles Slade

Smart phones and social media sites may be contemporary fixations, but using technology to replace face-to-face interactions is not a new cultural phenomenon. Throughout our history, intimacy with machines has...


The Secrets of Triangles: A Mathematical Journey

by Alfred S. Posamentier

Requiring no more than a knowledge of high school mathematics and written in clear and accessible language, this book will give all readers a new insight into some of the most enjoyable and fascinating aspects...


The Stardust Revolution: The New Story of Our Origin in the Stars

by Jacob Berkowitz

Three great scientific revolutions have shaped our understanding of the cosmos and our relationship to it. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed the Copernican Revolution, which bodychecked the Earth...