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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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Design in Nature
How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organizations

Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: 01/08/2013
Price: $16.00
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 978-0-307-74434-0

In this groundbreaking book, Adrian Bejan takes the recurring patterns in nature—trees, tributaries, air passages, neural networks, and lightning bolts—and reveals how a single principle of physics, the constructal law, accounts for the evolution of these and many other designs in our world.
Everything—from biological life to inanimate systems—generates shape and structure... Read more >

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Evolution
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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Evolution for Everyone
How Darwin's Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives

David Sloan Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: 12/26/2007
Price: $16.00
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 978-0-385-34092-2

2007 Outstanding Academic Title, CHOICE Magazine (American Library Association)

"This is a book of tall claims about evolution: that it can be uncontroversial; that the basic principles are easy to learn; that everyone should want to learn them, once their implications are understood; that evolution and religion...can be brought harmoniously together."--From Evolution... Read more >

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Musicophilia
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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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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Super Crunchers
Why Thinking-By-Numbers is the New Way To Be Smart

Ian Ayres


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: 08/26/2008
Price: $16.00
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 978-0-553-38473-4

This business bestseller examines the “power” in numbers. Today more than ever, number crunching affects your life in ways you might not even imagine. Intuition and experience are no longer enough to make the grade. In order to succeed—even survive—in our data-based world, you need to become statistically literate.
Cutting-edge organizations are... Read more >

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The Future of the Mind
The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

Michio Kaku


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: 02/25/2014
Price: $28.95
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 978-0-385-53082-8

The New York Times best-selling author of Physics of the Impossible, Physics of the Future and Hyperspace tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.
For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high... Read more >

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The Story of the Human Body
Evolution, Health, and Disease

Daniel E. Lieberman


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: 07/01/2014
Price: $15.95
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 978-0-307-74180-6

In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years. He illuminates the major transformations that contributed to key adaptations to the body: the rise of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit-based diet; the... 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 >

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Zoobiquity
The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., and Kathryn Bowers


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: 04/09/2013
Price: $15.95
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 978-0-307-47743-9

A Discover Magazine Best Book of 2012
Finalist, 2013 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
Do animals overeat? Get breast cancer? Have fainting spells?
Inspired by an eye-opening consultation at the Los Angeles Zoo, which revealed that a monkey experienced the same symptoms of heart failure as her human patients, cardiologist Barbara... Read more >