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The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging

by Margaret Lock

Due to rapidly aging populations, the number of people worldwide experiencing dementia is increasing, and the projections are grim. Despite billions of dollars invested in medical research, no effective treatment...


A History of Salem Witchcraft: And Other Works

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe was an author and abolitionist who is best remembered as the creator of Uncle Tom's Cabin, a much-beloved novel that brought emotional resonance and depth to the debate over slavery. This...


Science, Geopolitics and Culture in the Polar Region: Norden Beyond Borders

by Sverker Sörlin

Throughout the twentieth century, glaciologists and geophysicists from Denmark, Norway and Sweden made important scientific contributions across the Arctic and Antarctic. This research was of acute security...


Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life

by J.Craig Venter

“Venter instills awe for biology as it is, and as it might become in our hands.” —Publishers Weekly

On May 20, 2010, headlines around the world announced one of the most extraordinary accomplishments in...


Albert Einstein, The Human Side: Glimpses from His Archives

by Albert Einstein, Helen Dukas & Banesh Hoffmann

Modesty, humor, compassion, and wisdom are the traits most evident in this illuminating selection of personal papers from the Albert Einstein Archives. The illustrious physicist wrote as thoughtfully to an Ohio...


A World on Fire: A Heretic, an Aristocrat, and the Race to Discover Oxygen

by Joe Jackson

Like Charles Seife’s Zero and Dava Sobel’s Longitude, this passionate intellectual history is the story of the intersection of science and the human, in this case the rivals who discovered oxygen in the late...


The Jasons: The Secret History of Science's Postwar Elite

by Ann Finkbeiner

The Jasons are a well-guarded group of world-class scientists, briefly outed in the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War, who have been meeting every summer since 1960 to tackle classified problems that the...


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...


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.


The Science of Harry Potter: How Magic Really Works

by Roger Highfield

• An ALA Booklist Editors' Choice 

Behind the magic of Harry Potter—a witty and illuminating look at the scientific principles, theories, and assumptions of the boy wizard's world

Can Fluffy the three-headed...


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

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

The seventeenth-century scientific revolution and the eighteenth-century chemical revolution are rarely considered together, either in general histories of science or in more specific surveys of early modern...


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...