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The Scientific Companion: Exploring the Physical World with Facts, Figures, and Formulas

by Cesare Emiliani

". . . infuses into the reader the conviction that science is exciting and can be understood by everyone." --American Scientist

This new edition of the critically acclaimed Scientific Companion offers a comprehensive...


Scientific American Science Desk Reference

by Scientific American

Who names newly discovered planets? What exactly are black holes? Where are there the most earthquakes? When did the first Homo sapiens walk the earth? Why is the night sky dark? How does the fluoride in toothpaste...


Expedition Medicine: Revised Edition

by David Warrell & Sarah Anderson

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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....


The Complete Guide to Poultry Breeds: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

by Melissa Nelson

With more than 500 breeds recognized by the American Poultry Association, there are different feed necessities, housing requirements, incubation times, egg information, and costs of raising just about any of...


Ask a Science Teacher: 250 Answers to Questions You've Always Had About How Everyday Stuff Really Works

by Larry Scheckel

Fun and fascinating science is everywhere, and it’s a cinch to learn—just ask a science teacher!

We’ve all grown so used to living in a world filled with wonders that we sometimes forget to wonder about...


The Princeton Guide to Evolution

by David A. Baum, Douglas J. Futuyma, Hopi E. Hoekstra & Richard E. Lenski et al.

The Princeton Guide to Evolution is a comprehensive, concise, and authoritative reference to the major subjects and key concepts in evolutionary biology, from genes to mass extinctions. Edited by a distinguished...


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 Handy Chemistry Answer Book

by Justin P. Lomont & Ian C. Stewart

Simplifying the complex chemical reactions that take place every day through the well-stated answers for more than 900 common chemistry questions, this reference is the go-to guide for students and professionals...


The Science Class You Wish You Had (Revised Edition): The Seven Greatest Scientific Discoveries in History and the People Who Made Them

by D. Brody & A. Brody

What does E=mc2 really mean? What is DNA? What was the big bang? These scientific concepts have changed our perception of the world…but for many of us they remain mysteries, bits and pieces of information...


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...


Sneaky Science Tricks: Perform Sneaky Mind-Over-Matter, Levitate Your Favorite Photos, Use Water to Detect Your Elevation

by Cy Tymony

Author and delightfully mad scientist Cy Tymony combines the fun of his Sneaky Uses series with a host of fascinating science facts and resourceful tricks in Sneaky Science Tricks, a uniquely entertaining and...


Sneaky Book for Boys: How to perform sneaky magic tricks, escape a grasp, craft a compass, and more

by Cy Tymony

Thank you, Cy . . . for opening up the world of tinkering and creativity to a whole new generation . . . looking to get their hands dirty with new and exciting projects." --NPR's Ira Flatow, host of Science...


Don't Know Much About Geography

by Kenneth C. Davis

Don't Know Much About Geography by New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis is a fascinating and fun exploration of our planet.

 

Geography is the hub from which other disciplines radiate: meteorology,...


Success in Innovation: Improving the Odds by Understanding the Factors for Unsuccess

by Jan Verloop

Success in Innovation tackles its subject from a novel perspective: instead of focusing on factors for success, it specifically examines the factors for failure. Similar books often attempt to stimulate more...


Mortuary Science: A Sourcebook

by John F. Szabo

Szabo presents a thorough bibliographical examination of the funeral industry and related subjects. Most citations are annotated, with special notes on editions and reprints.


Atlas of the World's Deserts

by Nathaniel Harris

The Atlas of the World's Deserts examines the hostile and extreme environments that characterize deserts, and is divided into chapters that concentrate on specific aspects of a desert's geology, life forms,...


The Handbook of Geoscience

by Frank R. Spellman & Melissa L. Stoudt

Written in an engaging, highly readable style, it is ideal for students, administrators, legal professionals, non-science professionals and general readers with little or no science background, the handbook...


Environmental Science: Principles and Practices

by Frank R. Spellman & Melissa L. Stoudt

The goal of Environmental Science: Principles and Practices provides the scientific principles, concepts, applications, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to...