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A Short History of Nearly Everything

by Bill Bryson

One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.

In A Walk in the Woods...


The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011: The Best American Series

by Mary Roach & Tim Folger

Popular columnist and science writer Mary Roach selects the year's best science and nature writing.


The Trouble with Science

by Professor Robin Dunbar

The 'trouble' with science began in 1632, when Galileo demolished the belief that the earth is the centre of the universe. Yet despite the bewildering success of the scientific revolution, many continue to hanker...


Italian Journal of Security - Sustainable Security

by Sandro Provvisionato, Alex Hirshfield, Alessandro Cec & Alessandro Popoli et al.

Security is one of the key words of our time, probably the key word for excellence. Security (from the Latin “sine cura “ , ie without concern ) is defined by dictionaries as “knowledge that the evolution...


Engines of Discovery: A Century of Particle Accelerators

by A01 & Edmund Wilson

The first edition of Engines of Discovery celebrated in words, images and anecdotes the accelerators and their constructors that culminated in the discovery of the Higgs boson. But even before the Higgs was...


A Place to Read: Life and Books

by Michael Cohen

In this essay collection, Michael Cohen tells us about his surprise encounter with the remains of Frida Kahlo, about his father's murder, and about his son's close shave with death on the highway. His subjects...


The Scientist as Rebel

by Freeman J. Dyson

From Galileo to today’s amateur astronomers, scientists have been rebels, writes Freeman Dyson. Like artists and poets, they are free spirits who resist the restrictions their cultures impose on them. In their...


Monon Behavior Ciu

by Diego Manna

A funny pseudo-scientific journal in which humour and science are mixed, in the same way in which also english and italian languages are mixed. The result is a very comic sort of "new esperanto". This is the...


Zoom: From Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees: How Everything Moves

by Bob Berman

From the speed of light to moving mountains--and everything in between--ZOOM explores how the universe and its objects move.

If you sit as still as you can in a quiet room, you might be able to convince yourself...


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...


Nothing: Surprising Insights Everywhere from Zero to Oblivion

by New Scientist & Jeremy Webb

Incredible discoveries from the fringes of the universe to the inner workings of our minds-all from nothing!

It turns out that almost nothing is as curious-or as enlightening-as, well, nothing. What is nothingness?...


Micropatterning in Cell Biology Part A: Methods in Cell Biology

by Matthieu Piel & Manuel Théry

This new volume of Methods in Cell Biology looks at micropatterning in cell biology.


No-Math Theoretical Physics, Essay I - The Time and Motion Relationship

by Thomas Garcia

I offer basic logical analysis of several well-accepted conclusions by certified heroes of science whose logic seems to have gone awry on some of their work, and note that the problem in cosmology seems to stem...


The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science

by Will Storr

While excavating fossils in the tropics of Australia with a celebrity creationist, Will Storr asked himself a simple question. Why don't facts work? Why, that is, did the obviously intelligent man beside him...


Science Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English

by HILARY GLASMAN-DEAL

This book is designed to enable non-native English speakers to write science research for publication in English. It can also be used by English speakers and is a practical, user-friendly book intended as a...


Molecules of an author in search of memory

by Dei, Luigi

Loosely based on Primo Levi’s The Periodic Table, the play has a Fahrenheit 451 setting. In a world without books or memory appears a common man, the Man in the street, with some heets of writing that he cannot...


Death & Sex

by Tyler Volk & Dorion Sagan

On DEATH . . .

What is shared by spawning Pacific salmon, towering trees, and suicidal bacteria? In his lucid and concise exploration of how and why things die, Tyler Volk explains the intriguing ways creatures-including...


Dazzle Gradually: Reflections on the Nature of Nature

by Dorion Sagan, Lynn Margulis & Roald Hoffman

At the crossroads of philosophy and science, the sometimes-dry topics of evolution and ecology come alive in this new collection of essays--many never before anthologized. Learn how technology may be a sort...


Mind, Life and Universe: Conversations with Great Scientists of Our Time

by Eduardo Punset, Lynn Margulis & David Suzuki

Nearly forty of the world's most esteemed scientists discuss the big questions that drive their illustrious careers. Co-editor Eduardo Punset—one of Spain's most loved personages for his popularization of...


The Fly in the Ointment: 70 Fascinating Commentaries on the Science of Everyday Life

by Dr. Joe Schwarcz

This entertaining examination of everyday science from the fanciful to the factual covers topics ranging from pesticides and environmental estrogens to lipsticks and garlic. Readers are alerted to the shenanigans...