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A Briefer History of Time

Stephen Hawking with Leonard Mlodinow

Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: 09/27/2005
Price: $27.00
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 978-0-553-80436-2

Stephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author’s engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, the history and future of the universe.... Read more >

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Einstein's Dreams

Alan Lightman

Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: 11/09/2004
Price: $14.95
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7780-9

A modern classic, Einstein’s Dreams is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein in 1905, when he worked in a patent office in Switzerland. As the defiant but sensitive young genius is creating his theory of relativity, a new conception of time, he imagines many possible worlds. In one,... Read more >

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The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory

Edward J. Larson

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: 08/08/2006
Price: $14.95
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6849-1

In this lively, deeply erudite work, Pulitzer Prize–winning science historian Edward J. Larson takes us on a guided tour of Darwin’s “dangerous idea,” from its theoretical antecedents in the early nineteenth century to the brilliant breakthroughs of Darwin and Wallace, to Watson and Crick’s stunning discovery of the DNA double helix,... Read more >

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Tales of Music and the Brain

Oliver Sacks

Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: 09/23/2008
Price: $15.95
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3353-9

Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can persuade us to buy something, or remind us of our first date. It can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us dancing to its beat. But the power of music goes much,... Read more >

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Physics of the Future
How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

Michio Kaku

Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
On Sale: 03/15/2011
Price: $28.95
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 978-0-385-53080-4

The New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible gives us a stunning and provocative vision of the future.
Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists, who are already inventing the future in their labs, Kaku—in a lucid and engaging fashion—presents the revolutionary developments... Read more >

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Science Matters
Achieving Scientific Literacy

Robert M. Hazen and James Trefil

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: 06/02/2009
Price: $15.95
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 978-0-307-45458-4

Knowledge of the basic ideas and principles of science is fundamental to cultural literacy. But most books on science are often too obscure or too specialized to do the general reader much good.
Science Matters is a rare exception-a science book for the general reader that is informative enough to be a... Read more >

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Social Intelligence
The New Science of Human Relationships

Daniel Goleman

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: 07/31/2007
Price: $16.00
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 978-0-553-38449-9

Emotional Intelligence was an international phenomenon, appearing on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year and selling more than five million copies worldwide. Now, once again, Daniel Goleman has written a groundbreaking synthesis of the latest findings in biology and brain science, revealing that we are “wired to... Read more >

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The Scientist as Rebel

Freeman J. Dyson

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: 11/14/2006
Price: $27.95
Publisher: New York Review Books
ISBN: 978-1-59017-216-2

An illuminating collection of essays by an award-winning scientist whom the London Times calls “one of the world’s most original minds.”
In the view of the prize-winning physicist Freeman J. Dyson, science, wherever it practiced, is characterized by its rebellion against the restrictions of local cultures. Like art and poetry, it resists... Read more >

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You Are Not a Gadget
A Manifesto

Jaron Lanier

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: 02/08/2011
Price: $15.00
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 978-0-307-38997-8

A programmer, musician, and father of virtual reality technology, Jaron Lanier was a pioneer in digital media, and among the first to predict the revolutionary changes it would bring to our commerce and culture. Now, with the Web influencing virtually every aspect of our lives, he offers this provocative critique of... Read more >

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Your Inner Fish
A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body

Neil Shubin

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: 01/06/2009
Price: $16.00
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 978-0-307-27745-9

Winner of the 2009 National Academy of Sciences Book Award
Why do we look the way we do? What does the human hand have in common with the wing of a fly? Are breasts, sweat glands, and scales connected in some way? To better understand the inner workings of our bodies and... Read more >