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Falling to Earth
Falling to Earth
Written by Al Worden and Francis French, Epilogue by Tom Stafford, Foreword by Dick Gordon
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781588343093
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Falling to Earth
An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey to the Moon
Written by Al Worden and Francis French
Epilogue by Tom Stafford
Foreword by Dick Gordon


Format: Hardcover, 312 pages
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $29.95

As command module pilot for the Apollo 15 mission to the moon in 1971, Al Worden flew on what is widely regarded as the greatest exploration mission that humans have ever attempted. He spent six days orbiting the moon, including three days completely alone, the most isolated human in existence. During... Read more >
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Falling to Earth
An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey to the Moon
Written by Al Worden and Francis French
Epilogue by Tom Stafford
Foreword by Dick Gordon


Format: eBook, 312 pages
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $17.95

As command module pilot for the Apollo 15 mission to the moon in 1971, Al Worden flew on what is widely regarded as the greatest exploration mission that humans have ever attempted. He spent six days orbiting the moon, including three days completely alone, the most isolated human in existence. During... Read more >
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Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
Written by Janet Browne
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ISBN: 9780307793683
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Charles Darwin
The Power of Place
Written by Janet Browne


Format: eBook, 608 pages
On Sale: May 18, 2011
Price: $12.99

In 1858 Charles Darwin was forty-nine years old, a gentleman scientist living quietly at Down House in the Kent countryside, respected by fellow biologists and well liked among his wide and distinguished circle of acquaintances. He was not yet a focus of debate; his “big book on species” still lay on... Read more >
Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart
Written by Susan Sloate
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ISBN: 9780307775856
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Amelia Earhart
Challenging the Skies Great Lives Series
Written by Susan Sloate


Format: eBook0
On Sale: February 23, 2011
Price: $7.99

The Great Lives Series

Witness history in the making as you turn the pages of time and discover the fascinating lives of famous explorers, leaders of 20th century politics and government, and great Americans.

Amelia Earhart

Challenging the Skies

When Amelia Earhart vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 during her attempt to make the... Read more >
The Philosophical Breakfast Club
The Philosophical Breakfast Club
Written by Laura J. Snyder
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ISBN: 9780307716170
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The Philosophical Breakfast Club
Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World
Written by Laura J. Snyder


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: February 22, 2011
Price: $11.99

The Philosophical Breakfast Club recounts the life and work of four men who met as students at Cambridge University: Charles Babbage, John Herschel, William Whewell, and Richard Jones.  Recognizing that they shared a love of science (as well as good food and drink) they began to meet on Sunday mornings to... Read more >
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Sally Ride
Sally Ride
Written by Sue Hurwitz
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ISBN: 9780307775818
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Sally Ride
Shooting for the Stars Great Lives Series
Written by Sue Hurwitz


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On Sale: December 22, 2010
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Sally Ride

Shooting for the Stars

Astronaut Dr. Sally Ride took a deep breath and nervously waited as the powerful engines of the Space Shuttle Challenger roared to life. This was the most frightening, yet exciting moment of Sally's life! She was determined to prove that an American woman could perform in space... Read more >
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Dancing Naked in the Mind Field
Dancing Naked in the Mind Field
Written by Kary Mullis
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ISBN: 9780307772787
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Dancing Naked in the Mind Field

Written by Kary Mullis


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2010
Price: $11.99

Here is a multidimensional playland of ideas from the world's most eccentric Nobel-Prize winning scientist. Kary Mullis is legendary for his invention of PCR, which redefined the world of DNA, genetics, and forensic science. He is also a surfer, a veteran of Berkeley in the sixties, and perhaps the only Nobel... Read more >
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The Man Who Invented the Computer
The Man Who Invented the Computer
Written by Jane Smiley
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ISBN: 9780385533720
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The Man Who Invented the Computer

Written by Jane Smiley


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $13.99

From one of our most acclaimed novelists, a  David-and-Goliath biography for the digital age.

One night in the late 1930s, in a bar on the Illinois–Iowa border, John Vincent Atanasoff, a professor of physics at Iowa State University, after a frustrating day performing tedious mathematical calculations in his lab, hit on the... Read more >
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They All Laughed at Christopher Columbus
They All Laughed at Christopher Columbus
Written by Elizabeth Weil
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ISBN: 9780307767196
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They All Laughed at Christopher Columbus
An Incurable Dreamer Builds the First Civilian Spaceship
Written by Elizabeth Weil


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: October 6, 2010
Price: $9.99

This is a classic American tale of dreams and obsession--the suspenseful, brilliantly written account of one eccentric man’s hunger to open space travel to us all: to let us rocket into orbit, return to earth, and soar yet again--thus transforming space travel forever.

They All Laughed at Christopher Columbus

Gary Hudson was seven... Read more >
Jacques Cousteau
Jacques Cousteau
Written by Brad Matsen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307275424
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Jacques Cousteau
The Sea King
Written by Brad Matsen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $16.95

An unprecedented and masterfully told biography of Jacques Cousteau that reveals for the first time the fascinating and compelling individual behind this famous television personality.
 
Inventor of the aqualung and fearless scuba diver, Jacques Cousteau opened up the ocean to a mass audience for the first time. Here, with the cooperation of... Read more >
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Judging Edward Teller
Judging Edward Teller
Written by Istvan Hargittai
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616142216
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Judging Edward Teller

Written by Istvan Hargittai


Format: Hardcover, 575 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2010
Price: $32.00

Many people know Edward Teller as the "Father of the H-Bomb." To his supporters he was a hero of the Cold War. To his detractors he was evil personified. Between these extremes was the life of the real man.

In this definitive and comprehensive biography, a personal acquaintance of Teller’s... Read more >
Marie Curie
Marie Curie
Written by Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie
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ISBN: 9781616142162
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Marie Curie
A Biography
Written by Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie


Format: Trade Paperback, 189 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2010
Price: $17.00

There is probably no woman scientist more famous than Marie Curie (1867-1934). She made one of the most important theoretical breakthroughs of the twentieth century when she postulated that radiation was an atomic rather than a chemical property, an important milestone in understanding the structure of matter. Not only did she... Read more >
Strange Beauty
Strange Beauty
Written by George Johnson
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ISBN: 9780307765451
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Strange Beauty
Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics
Written by George Johnson


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2010
Price: $13.99

With a New Afterword

"Our knowledge of fundamental physics contains not one fruitful idea that does not carry the name of Murray Gell-Mann."--Richard Feynman

Acclaimed science writer George Johnson brings his formidable reporting skills to the first biography of Nobel Prize-winner Murray Gell-Mann, the brilliant, irascible man who revolutionized modern particle physics with... Read more >
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Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson
Written by Arlene Rodda Quaratiello
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ISBN: 9781616141875
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Rachel Carson
A Biography
Written by Arlene Rodda Quaratiello


Format: Trade Paperback, 163 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $18.00

Few people have had as great an impact on the modern environmental movement as has the great writer and scientist Rachel Carson. This readable and up-to-date biography traces the famous environmentalist's development as a writer from earliest childhood through the publication of her best-known work, Silent Spring (1962). In this absorbing... Read more >
The Leakeys
The Leakeys
Written by Mary Bowman-Kruhm
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ISBN: 9781591027614
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The Leakeys
A Biography
Written by Mary Bowman-Kruhm


Format: Trade Paperback, 181 pages
On Sale: November 24, 2009
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It’s hard to imagine the study of human origins without the Leakey family. Three generations of Leakeys have scratched in the baked, unfriendly soil of East Africa to unearth fossil evidence of the earliest humans and their ancient ancestors. In the process they have practically defined the field of paleoanthropology, while... Read more >
Jacques Cousteau
Jacques Cousteau
Written by Brad Matsen
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ISBN: 9780307378279
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Jacques Cousteau
The Sea King
Written by Brad Matsen


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On Sale: October 20, 2009
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An unprecedented and masterfully told biography of Jacques Cousteau that reveals for the first time the fascinating and compelling individual behind this famous television personality.
 
Inventor of the aqualung and fearless scuba diver, Jacques Cousteau opened up the ocean to a mass audience for the first time. Here, with the cooperation of... Read more >
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The Age of Wonder
The Age of Wonder
Written by Richard Holmes
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ISBN: 9780375422225
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The Age of Wonder
How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
Written by Richard Holmes


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $40.00

A riveting history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science.

When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain... Read more >
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The Age of Wonder
The Age of Wonder
Written by Richard Holmes
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The Age of Wonder
How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
Written by Richard Holmes


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On Sale: July 14, 2009
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The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science. 

When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise... Read more >
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Stephen Jay Gould and the Politics of Evolution
Stephen Jay Gould and the Politics of Evolution
Written by David F. Prindle
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ISBN: 9781591027188
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Stephen Jay Gould and the Politics of Evolution

Written by David F. Prindle


Format: Hardcover, 249 pages
On Sale: May 26, 2009
Price: $26.99

Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould was, until his death in 2002, America's best-known natural scientist. His monthly essays in Natural History magazine were widely read by both scientists and ordinary citizens with an interest in science. One of his books won the National Book Award, and another was a bestseller in... Read more >
Ernest Mandel
Ernest Mandel
Written by Jan Willem Stutje, Translated by Christopher Beck and Peter Drucker, Foreword by Tariq Ali
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844673162
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Ernest Mandel
A Rebel's Dream Deferred
Written by Jan Willem Stutje
Translated by Christopher Beck and Peter Drucker
Foreword by Tariq Ali


Format: Hardcover, 392 pages
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $34.95

Ernest Mandel (1923–1995), was one of the most prominent anti-Stalinist Marxist intellectuals of his time. A political theorist and economist, his worldview was shaped by experiences in the Second World War as an underground political activist in Occupied Belgium and during his subsequent internment in a Nazi prison camp. Mandel’s faith... Read more >
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue
Written by John Friedman
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ISBN: 9780385341165
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Out of the Blue
A History of Lightning: Science, Superstition, and Amazing Stories of Survival
Written by John Friedman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $16.00

The odds of being hit by lightning each year are only about 1 in 750,000 in the U.S. And yet this rare phenomenon has inspired both fear and fascination for thousands of years.

Herman Melville called it “God’s burning finger.” The ancient Romans feared it as the wrath of God. Today we... Read more >
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Confessions of an Alien Hunter
A Scientist's Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Written by Seth Shostak


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: March 17, 2009
Price: $27.00

Aliens are big in America. Whether they’ve arrived via rocket, flying saucer, or plain old teleportation, they’ve been invading, infiltrating, or inspiring us for decades, and they’ve fascinated moviegoers and television watchers for more than fifty years. About half of us believe that aliens really exist, and millions are convinced they’ve... Read more >
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Confessions of an Alien Hunter
Confessions of an Alien Hunter
Written by Seth Shostak
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ISBN: 9781426203923
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Confessions of an Alien Hunter
A Scientist's Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Written by Seth Shostak


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: March 17, 2009
Price: $27.00

Aliens are big in America. Whether they’ve arrived via rocket, flying saucer, or plain old teleportation, they’ve been invading, infiltrating, or inspiring us for decades, and they’ve fascinated moviegoers and television watchers for more than fifty years. About half of us believe that aliens really exist, and millions are convinced they’ve... Read more >
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Loch Ness Monsters and Raining Frogs
Loch Ness Monsters and Raining Frogs
Written by Albert Jack
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ISBN: 9780812980059
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Loch Ness Monsters and Raining Frogs
The World's Most Puzzling Mysteries Solved
Written by Albert Jack


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $15.00

FOOLED BY FABLES? LED ON BY LEGENDS? MYTH-GUIDED?
WONDER NO MORE, MYSTERY-PHILES: THE TRUTH IS IN HERE!

What in the world (or out of it) made those giant crop circles? Did skydiving skyjacker D. B. Cooper really get away with it? Is Bigfoot a big fake? Are ETs just BS? If you’re tired... Read more >
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Loch Ness Monsters and Raining Frogs
Loch Ness Monsters and Raining Frogs
Written by Albert Jack
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Loch Ness Monsters and Raining Frogs
The World's Most Puzzling Mysteries Solved
Written by Albert Jack


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On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $11.99

FOOLED BY FABLES? LED ON BY LEGENDS? MYTH-GUIDED?
WONDER NO MORE, MYSTERY-PHILES: THE TRUTH IS IN HERE!

What in the world (or out of it) made those giant crop circles? Did skydiving skyjacker D. B. Cooper really get away with it? Is Bigfoot a big fake? Are ETs just BS? If you’re tired... Read more >
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