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Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize

by Sean B. Carroll

The never-before-told account of the intersection of some of the most insightful minds of the 20th century, and a fascinating look at how war, resistance, and friendship can catalyze genius.

 

In the spring...


Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane

by S. Frederick Starr

In this sweeping and richly illustrated history, S. Frederick Starr tells the fascinating but largely unknown story of Central Asia's medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments...


Beyond the God Particle

by Leon M. Lederman & Christopher T. Hill

Two leading physicists discuss the importance of the Higgs Boson, the future of particle physics, and the mysteries of the universe yet to be unraveled.

 

On July 4, 2012, the long-sought Higgs Boson--aka "the...


The Roots of Special Relativity: Science and Society

by Peter Galison, Michael Gordin & David Kaiser

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Quantum Mechanics: Science and Society

by Peter Galison, Michael Gordin & David Kaiser

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


GPS Declassified

by Richard D. Easton

GPS Declassified examines the development of GPS from its secret, Cold War military roots to its emergence as a worldwide consumer industry. Drawing on previously unexplored documents, the authors examine how...


The Science of Harry Potter: How Magic Really Works

by Roger Highfield

Can Fluffy the three-headed dog be explained by advances in molecular biology? Could the discovery of cosmic "gravity-shielding effects" unlock the secret to the Nimbus 2000 broomstick's ability to fly? Is the...


Einstein's Clocks and Poincare's Maps: Empires of Time

by Peter Galison

"More than a history of science; it is a tour de force in the genre."—New York Times Book Review A dramatic new account of the parallel quests to harness time that culminated in the revolutionary science of...


Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share

by Ken Denmead

The ultimate DIY project guide for techie dads raising kids in their own geeky image, in the spirit of The Dangerous Book for Boys

Today's generation of dads grew up more tech-savvy than ever. Rather than...


46 Science Fair Projects for the Evil Genius

by Bob Bonnet & Dan Keen

SHAKE UP YOUR SCIENCE FAIR WITH THESE CUTTING-EDGE, ATTENTION-GRABBING PROJECTS!

Want to win first place in the next science fair? 46 Science Fair Projects for the Evil Genius has everything you need to create...


Anatomy of a Scientific Discovery: The Race to Find the Body's Own Morphine

by Jeff Goldberg

In late 1973, scientists John Hughes and Hans Kosterlitz spent the majority of their time in an underfunded, obscure, and cramped laboratory in Aberdeen, Sweden. While working on the brains of pigs, the duo...


Democracy, Intelligent Design, and Evolution: Science for Citizenship: Science for Citizenship

by Susan P. Liebell

Should alternatives to evolution be taught in American public schools or rejected as an establishment of religion? Democracy, Intelligent Design, and Evolution argues that accurate science education helps shape...


Fly Me to the Moon: An Insider's Guide to the New Science of Space Travel

by Edward Belbruno & Neil deGrasse Tyson

When a leaf falls on a windy day, it drifts and tumbles, tossed every which way on the breeze. This is chaos in action. In Fly Me to the Moon, Edward Belbruno shows how to harness the same principle for low-fuel...


Matter and Method in the Long Chemical Revolution: Laws of Another Order

by Victor D. Boantza

Matter and Method in the Long Chemical Revolution examines the role of and effects on chemistry of both the seventeenth-century scientific revolution and the eighteenth-century chemical revolution in parallel,...


Naturalists at Sea: Scientific Travellers from Dampier to Darwin

by Glyn Williams

On the great Pacific discovery expeditions of the "long eighteenth century," naturalists for the first time were commonly found aboard ships sailing forth from European ports. Lured by intoxicating opportunities...


Raising the Dead: The Men Who Created Frankenstein

by Andy Dougan

Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, "Frankenstein", introduced readers around the world to the concept of raising the dead through scientific procedures. Those who read the book were thrilled by this incredible Gothic...


The End of Plagues

by John Rhodes

At the turn of the twentieth century, smallpox claimed the lives of two million people per year. By 1979, the disease had been eradicated and victory was declared across the globe. Yet the story of smallpox...


Science Fair Season: Twelve Kids, a Robot Named Scorch . . . and What It Takes to Win

by Judy Dutton

This is the engaging true story of kids competing in the high-stakes, high-drama world of international science fairs. Every year the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair brings together 1,500 high...


The Origin of Species: (A Modern Library E-Book)

by Charles Darwin & Edward J. Larson

Introduction by Edward J. Larson

 

Perhaps the most readable and accessible of the great works of scientific inquiry, The Origin of Species sold out its first printing on the very day it was published in...


Why Do Cats Like Catnip?: 324 Questions and Answers to Astound and Amaze

by Matrin M. Goldwyn

Have you ever wondered how the planets came into being? Or what causes some people to have freckles? Ever wanted to know why mosquito bites itch and swell? Over his long career as a high school science teacher,...