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The Science Magpie: Fascinating Facts, Stories, Poems, Diagrams and Jokes Plucked from Science
 

The Science Magpie: Fascinating Facts, Stories, Poems, Diagrams and Jokes Plucked from Science

From the "Large Hadron Collider Rap" to the sins of Isaac Newton, this intellectually titillating compendium of journal articles and book excerpts is a cabinet of scientific curiosities. Expand your knowledge as you view the history of the earth on the face of a clock, tremble at the power of the Richter scale, and learn how you can measure the speed of light.

"Simon Flynn's cornucopia of curious facts, anecdotes and quotations ... is sure to entertain and surprise."—New ...... read more

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Why is it that so many children react with wonder when exploring the natural world? It seems that, even more than "who" or "when," we're born wanting to know "how" and "why."
 
Yet every day it seems another research effort is de-funded or an oversight agency is threatened with dismantling, while credible warnings from the scientific community are discounted or discredited. Science is also held up as a villain by organizations that seek to dilute the influence of scientific evidence in education and policymaking. In short, science is under attack in the current political climate, despite its vital role in our health, education, safety, economy, and government.
 
April 22, Earth Day, also marks the inaugural March for Science in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of other locations—the first step in a global movement to recognize that honest scientific inquiry and exploration are essential to our selves, our civilization, and our planet. These things have always been important to us here at Daedalus, so in support of this initiative we've assembled some our favorite science and nature books, histories and biographies of important scientists, explorations of significant new findings, and sociological studies, as well as documentary productions on DVD.

 

  Light Years: The Extraordinary Story of Mankind's Fascination with Light  

Light Years: The Extraordinary Story of Mankind's Fascination with Light

From the first scientific grapplings with light by Chinese sage Mo-Tzu, Greek philosopher Empedocles, and Arab genius Alhazen, through the works of artists like Brunelleschi, Da Vinci, and Dürer, British science writer, speaker, and columnist Brian Clegg tells the story of mankind's eternal fascination with light, culminating in the revelations of modern physics. Clegg also considers the application of light in devices like the camera, the laser, CD and DVD recordings, and fiber optics, as well ...... read more

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Alex Through the Looking-Glass: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life  

Alex Through the Looking-Glass: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life

Alex Bellos.

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In this follow-up to his Samuel Johnson Prize finalist Alex's Adventures in Numberland, Alex Bellos somehow manages to turn the subject of math into something—dare we say it?—irresistibly ... ... read more

 
Dice World: Science and Life in a Random Universe  

Dice World: Science and Life in a Random Universe

Brian Clegg.

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From the unfathomable mechanics of planetary movements to the bizarre microscopic world of the quantum, modern science has repeatedly shown us that randomness is found in the underlying structure of ... ... read more

 
Maverick Genius: The Pioneering Odyssey of Freeman Dyson  

Maverick Genius: The Pioneering Odyssey of Freeman Dyson

Phillip F. Schewe.

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Scientist, innovator, rebel—for decades, Freeman Dyson has been regarded as one of the world's most important thinkers. ("In the range of his genius, Freeman Dyson is heir to Einstein—a visionary who ... ... read more

 
Infinite Potential: What Quantum Physics Reveals About How We Should Live  

Infinite Potential: What Quantum Physics Reveals About How We Should Live

Lothar Schäfer. Deepak Chopra, foreword.

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Offering a way of making our lives and the world better, based on the principles of quantum physics, physical chemist Lothar Schäfer presents a stunning view of the universe as interconnected and ... ... read more

 
The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century  

The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century

Hugh Aldersey-Williams.

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In this delightful jeu d'esprit, mixing biography and etymology, natural history and quixotic science, Hugh Aldersey-Williams delights in the rational intelligence of his hero Thomas Browne ... ... read more

 
 
Is There Life On Mars?: The 20 Big Universe Questions  

Is There Life On Mars?: The 20 Big Universe Questions

Stuart Clark.

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Originally published in 2010 as The Big Questions: Universe, this book from astronomer, science journalist, broadcaster, and writer Stuart Clark explores 20 of the most perplexing and ... ... read more

 
The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary: A True Story of Resilience and Recovery  

The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary: A True Story of Resilience and Recovery

Andrew Westoll.

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(Winner of Canada's 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction) In the Canadian wilderness, Gloria Grow created a rehabilitation center like no other, providing shelter and care for ... ... read more

 
The Eureka Factor: Aha Moments, Creative Insight, and the Brain  

The Eureka Factor: Aha Moments, Creative Insight, and the Brain

John Kounios & Mark Beeman.

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Call it a moment of "Eureka!" or "Aha!" Creative insights, as psychological scientists term them, have variously conveyed a discovery in the science of genetics to Nobel laureate Barbara McClintock, ... ... read more

 
Scientific Discovery from the Brilliant to the Bizarre: The Doctor Who Weighed the Soul, and Other True Tales  

Scientific Discovery from the Brilliant to the Bizarre: The Doctor Who Weighed the Soul, and Other True Tales

Len Fisher.

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Winner of the IgNobel Prize in physics and author of How to Dunk a Doughnut, Len Fisher shows how science can take a path through the strange and the ridiculous to discover that nature often ... ... read more

 
The King of Infinite Space: Euclid and His Elements  

The King of Infinite Space: Euclid and His Elements

David Berlinski.

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"'As dazzling as first love,' is how Bertrand Russell described his initial encounter with Euclid. As a mathematician who understands what Russell felt, [David] Berlinski guides his readers through ... ... read more

 
 
Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality  

Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality

Manjit Kumar.

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(Shortlisted for the 2009 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction) This book from philosopher and physicist Manjit Kumar offers an illuminating and dramatic history of quantum theory, which when ... ... read more

 
Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology  

Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology

Alexis Madrigal.

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Our relationship with green technology is hardly a recent development; Americans have been imagining and inventing cheap and renewable energy solutions for more than a century. Here Atlantic ... ... read more

 
Am I a Monkey?: Six Big Questions about Evolution  

Am I a Monkey?: Six Big Questions about Evolution

Francisco J. Ayala.

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Despite the vocal controversy in American media, in which tradition often seems more significant than fact, evolution remains a cornerstone of science. Here evolutionary biologist Francisco ... ... read more

 
Space Exploration: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide  

Space Exploration: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide

John Holcroft, illus.

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Unfold the history of space exploration in this accordion-folded pop-up book, from the launch of Sputnik in 1957 to the successful deployment of the rover Curiosity on Mars in 2012. The ... ... read more

 
Nature's Nether Regions: What the Sex Lives of Bugs, Birds, and Beasts Tell Us About Evolution, Biodiversity, and Ourselves  

Nature's Nether Regions: What the Sex Lives of Bugs, Birds, and Beasts Tell Us About Evolution, Biodiversity, and Ourselves

Menno Schilthuizen.

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What's the easiest way to tell species apart? Check their genitals, notes Menno Schilthuizen. A research scientist at the Netherlands' National Museum of Natural History in Leiden, Schilthuizen ... ... read more

 
 
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery  

The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

Sam Kean.

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The author of The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist's Thumb here explores the secret inner workings of the brain, and how our understanding of it has been informed. Early ... ... read more

 
The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality  

The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality

Dave Goldberg.

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Speeding across space and time, physicist Dave Goldberg shows here that every part of our elegant universe, from the Higgs boson particle to the most massive group of galaxies, is shaped by hidden ... ... read more

 
The Beautiful Invisible  

The Beautiful Invisible

Giovanni Vignale.

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"A good scientific theory is like a symbolic tale, an allegory of reality," writes physicist Giovanni Vignale. "Its characters are abstractions that may not exist in reality; yet they give us a way ... ... read more

 
Sudden Genius?: The Gradual Path to Creative Breakthroughs  

Sudden Genius?: The Gradual Path to Creative Breakthroughs

Andrew Robinson.

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Where do ideas come from? And why do the best ideas sometimes strike in a flash of supposed "sudden genius"? Andrew Robinson—the former literary editor of London's Times Higher Education ... ... read more

 
Coral: A Pessimist in Paradise  

Coral: A Pessimist in Paradise

Steve Jones.

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While writing this book, geneticist Steve Jones had beside him the coral brooch that his sea captain grandfather brought back across the Indian Ocean as a gift for his wife. This simple object is a ... ... read more

 
 
Invisible: The Dangerous Allure of the Unseen  

Invisible: The Dangerous Allure of the Unseen

Philip Ball.

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If offered the chance—by cloak, spell, or superpower—to be invisible, who wouldn't want to give it a try? We are drawn to the idea of stealthy voyeurism and the ability to conceal our own acts, but ... ... read more

 
Life's Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code  

Life's Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code

Matthew Cobb.

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When Francis Crick and James Watson put forward their double-helix model of DNA structure in 1953, they set off an international race to uncover the secrets of the genetic code, which might reveal ... ... read more

 
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus  

The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

Richard Preston.

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A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure, and in a few days 90 percent of its victims are ... ... read more

 
Nature—American Eagle  

Nature—American Eagle

F. Murray Abraham, narrator.

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Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent's most recognizable aerial predator, but in the 1960s, this symbol of the United States became an emblem of environmental degradation. ... ... read more

 
The Double-Crested Cormorant: Plight of a Feathered Pariah  

The Double-Crested Cormorant: Plight of a Feathered Pariah

Linda R. Wires. Barry Kent Mackay, illus.

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An iridescent black water bird superbly adapted to catching fish, the double-crested cormorant belongs to a family of birds vilified since biblical times and persecuted around the world as a ... ... read more

 
 
Extreme Science: From Cybernetics to Time Travel, Adventures at the Edge of Knowledge  

Extreme Science: From Cybernetics to Time Travel, Adventures at the Edge of Knowledge

Phil Clarke.

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Can you extract a man's soul from his body? Can you transplant a human head from one neck to another? What happens if you take LSD every day for weeks on end? Can humans converse with dolphins? Can ... ... read more

 
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015  

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015

Rebecca Skloot, ed. Tim Folger, series ed.

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This outstanding collection of 26 science articles from the past year, selected by the author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, includes work by award-winning writers and by ... ... read more

 
The Guardian of All Things: The Epic Story of Human Memory  

The Guardian of All Things: The Epic Story of Human Memory

Michael S. Malone.

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Memory makes us human; no other animal carries in its brain so many memories of such complexity, nor so regularly revisits those memories for happiness, safety, and the accomplishment of elaborate ... ... read more

 
I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey Through the Science of Sound and Language  

I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey Through the Science of Sound and Language

Lydia Denworth.

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Science journalist Lydia Denworth's third son Alex was nearly two when he was identified with significant hearing loss that was likely to get worse. Denworth knew the importance of enrichment to the ... ... read more

 
Guilty Robots, Happy Dogs: The Question of Alien Minds  

Guilty Robots, Happy Dogs: The Question of Alien Minds

David McFarland.

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When we interact with animals, we intuitively read thoughts and feelings into their expressions and actions; it is easy—often irresistible—to suppose that they have minds like ours. And as technology ... ... read more

 
 
Little Book of Big Ideas: Medicine  

Little Book of Big Ideas: Medicine

Susan Aldridge.

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From Imhotep to Alexander Fleming, Galen to Louis Pasteur, this handsome, intelligently written book profiles the lives and achievements of 50 great medical figures, spanning more than 2,000 years of ... ... read more

 
What About Darwin?: All Species of Opinion from Scientists, Sages, Friends, and Enemies Who Met, Read, and Discussed the Naturalist Who Changed the World  

What About Darwin?: All Species of Opinion from Scientists, Sages, Friends, and Enemies Who Met, Read, and Discussed the Naturalist Who Changed the World

Thomas F. Glick.

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Over the past 160 years, Charles Darwin and his revolutionary ideas have inspired commentary all over the world. In this unique and wide-ranging collection, Darwin scholar Thomas Glick gathers ... ... read more

 
All the Right Angles: From Gear Ratios to Calculating Odds—Mathematics in the World of Sports  

All the Right Angles: From Gear Ratios to Calculating Odds—Mathematics in the World of Sports

Joel Levy.

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Putting the physics in physical sports, this highly visual book shows why top competitors have a natural gift for math. In fact, numbers—the trajectory of a golf ball, the gear ratios of a Formula 1 ... ... read more

 
In Search of Lost Frogs: The Quest to Find the World’s Rarest Amphibians  

In Search of Lost Frogs: The Quest to Find the World’s Rarest Amphibians

Robin Moore.

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They are far more to us than a springtime chorus of croaks and peeps. Frogs are essential to several key ecosystems; they are also a leading indicator of the rate of species extinctions and the ... ... read more

 
Secrets of Infinity: 150 Answers to an Enigma  

Secrets of Infinity: 150 Answers to an Enigma

Antonio Lamúa, ed.

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Infinity has been a powerful idea throughout human history, not merely as a mathematical concept or a metaphysical one, but in a multitude of contexts. In this engaging book of short, beautifully ... ... read more

 
 
Extreme: Why Some People Thrive at the Limits  

Extreme: Why Some People Thrive at the Limits

Emma Barrett & Paul Martin.

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While many of us might like to think that we could become astronauts or would climb Mount Everest if given the chance, the fact remains that such activities are exciting—and possible—for only a very ... ... read more

 
An Explorer's Notebook: Essays on Life, History, and Climate  

An Explorer's Notebook: Essays on Life, History, and Climate

Tim Flannery.

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The author of The Weather Makers, among several other books and more than 130 scientific papers, Tim Flannery has been credited with discovering more species than Charles Darwin, and is one of ... ... read more

 
The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Evolution and the Making of Us  

The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Evolution and the Making of Us

Alice Roberts.

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(Nominated for the 2015 Wellcome Book Prize) How does DNA produce a human being? Bringing together the latest scientific discoveries and drawing on interviews with scientists from around the ... ... read more

 
Do Fish Feel Pain?  

Do Fish Feel Pain?

Victoria Braithwaite.

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Each year millions of fish are caught on barbed hooks or left to die by suffocation on the decks of fishing boats. But while there has been increasing interest in recent years in the welfare of ... ... read more

 
Mid-Atlantic Birds Backyard Guide: Watching, Feeding, Landscaping, Nurturing  

Mid-Atlantic Birds Backyard Guide: Watching, Feeding, Landscaping, Nurturing

Bill Thompson III.

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This guide covers the birds of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, from the Cooper's hawk and the rock pigeon to the purple martin and the Baltimore oriole. ... ... read more

 
 
Backyard Songbirds: An Illustrated Guide to 100 Familiar Species of North America  

Backyard Songbirds: An Illustrated Guide to 100 Familiar Species of North America

Marcus Schneck. Leonard Lee Rue III, foreword.

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With 116 color photos—many of them filling the large pages here—this coffee-table introduction to birding introduces 100 North American songbirds in seven distinct regions, encouraging readers to ... ... read more

 
100 Birds to See Before You Die: The Ultimate Wish List for Birders Everywhere  

100 Birds to See Before You Die: The Ultimate Wish List for Birders Everywhere

David Chandler & Dominic Couzens. Kenn Kaufman, foreword.

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Spectacularly illustrated with full-page color photographs, this is a birder's celebration of the world's prime avian species, from the endangered kakapo and Gurney's pitta to the widely found hoopoe ... ... read more

 
Doodle Yourself Smart... Physics: Over 100 Doodles and Problems to Solve!  

Doodle Yourself Smart... Physics: Over 100 Doodles and Problems to Solve!

Sonya Newland, ed. Kevin Knight, illus.

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You don't have to be an artist or a genius to find your inner Einstein with this visual trivia and quiz book, presented like an engineer's notebook. Improve your grasp of basic physics and also ... ... read more

 
Totally Bugs: Explore the World of Creepy Crawlers, Learn Fascinating Facts, and then Build Models of These Cool Bugs!  

Totally Bugs: Explore the World of Creepy Crawlers, Learn Fascinating Facts, and then Build Models of These Cool Bugs!

Dennis Schatz. Peter Georgeson, illus.

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This activity set is packed with fun for bug lovers 8 and up. It includes the book Totally Bugs by science book author Dennis Schatz, filled with fascinating facts about six-legged (an ... ... read more

 
The Natural History of North America  

The Natural History of North America

Bryan Richard & Michael Vanner.

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This beautifully illustrated, encyclopedic guide describes some 500 species of fauna and flora in the United States and Canada. The ten sections of the book encompass species from the California ... ... read more

 
 
Reptiles & Amphibians: Falcon Pocket Guide  

Reptiles & Amphibians: Falcon Pocket Guide

Todd Telander.

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Illustrated with Todd Telander's color naturalist drawings throughout, this pocketable field guide profiles 100 of the most common and sought-after reptile and amphibian species in North America. ... ... read more

 
Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About Human Nature  

Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About Human Nature

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson.

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Orcas are one of the planet's supreme predators; alongside humans, they have the most complex brains to be found in nature. But while we humans have killed 200 million of our own kind in the 20th ... ... read more

 
A Sting in the Tale: My Adventures with Bumblebees  

A Sting in the Tale: My Adventures with Bumblebees

Dave Goulson.

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(Finalist for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction) While still a small boy in rural Shropshire, Dave Goulson became obsessed with wildlife, starting with an increasingly exotic ... ... read more

 
My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs  

My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs

Brian Switek.

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Dinosaurs have become a fundamental part of our collective imagination, looming over museum halls, thundering through movies, and occupying a sacred place in many a childhood. National Geographic ... ... read more

 
The Audubon Birds Coloring Book: Over 40 Delightful Pictures with Full Coloring Guides  

The Audubon Birds Coloring Book: Over 40 Delightful Pictures with Full Coloring Guides

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From the bay-breasted warbler (Setophaga castanea), the great gray owl (Strix nebulosa), and the American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) to the violet-green swallow ... ... read more

 
 
Rust: The Longest War  

Rust: The Longest War

Jonathan Waldman.

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(Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year) Destroying cars, ships, and bridges, rust costs America more than $400 billion per ... ... read more

 
Walking with Wildness: Experiencing the Watershed of Scotland  

Walking with Wildness: Experiencing the Watershed of Scotland

Peter Wright.

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The Watershed of Scotland is a line that separates east from west—a ridge that meanders 754 miles from Peel Fell on the English border all the way to the top at Duncansby Head, through almost every ... ... read more

 
The Big Questions: Evolution  

The Big Questions: Evolution

Francisco J. Ayala. Simon Blackburn, series editor.

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What is evolution? Is language a uniquely human attribute? And will humans continue to evolve? In the 21st century, evolution remains a poorly understood and sometimes contentious subject, and so ... ... read more

 
The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers About Danger and Death  

The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers About Danger and Death

Michael Blastland & David Spiegelhalter.

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Is it safer to fly or take the train? How dangerous is skydiving? And is eating that extra sausage really going to kill you? We've often heard statistics for risky activities, but what do they mean ... ... read more

 
Chasing the Sun: The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life  

Chasing the Sun: The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life

Richard Cohen.

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Also the author of By the Sword, publisher Richard Cohen set out to capture the sun itself in this wide-ranging and illustrated cultural exploration, traveling to 18 countries over seven years ... ... read more

 
 
To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design  

To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design

Henry Petroski.

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How did a simple design error cause the collapse of the walkways at the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel—the deadliest accidental structural failure in U.S. history? What made the graceful and ... ... read more

 
When Germs Travel: Six Major Epidemics That Have Invaded America and the Fears They Have Unleashed  

When Germs Travel: Six Major Epidemics That Have Invaded America and the Fears They Have Unleashed

Howard Markel.

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In this riveting account, medical historian Howard Markel explores the fragility of the American public health system in the context of epidemiology. He chronicles the histories of six ... ... read more

 
The Intimate Universe: How the Stars are Closer Than You Think  

The Intimate Universe: How the Stars are Closer Than You Think

Marek Kukula.

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The cosmos is closer than you think, notes Royal Observatory, Greenwich, astronomer Marek Kukula. Here he explores the myriad ways in which we are intrinsically connected to the rest of the universe, ... ... read more

 
Atlas of Oceans: An Ecological Survey of Underwater Life  

Atlas of Oceans: An Ecological Survey of Underwater Life

John Farndon. Carl Safina, foreword.

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Beautifully illustrated with photos, maps, and diagrams, this book is a celebration of Earth's living oceans and seas, and also an urgent call to action to protect one of our planet's most vital ... ... read more

 
Madness and Memory: The Discovery of Prions—A New Biological Principle of Disease  

Madness and Memory: The Discovery of Prions—A New Biological Principle of Disease

Stanley B. Prusiner.

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Neurologist Stanley Prusiner here tells the remarkable story of his Nobel Prize–winning discovery of prions—infectious proteins that replicate and ravage the brains of animals suffering from scrapie ... ... read more

 
 
Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure  

Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure

Cédric Villani.

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Already the recipient of the 2009 Henri Poincaré and Fermat Prizes, French mathematician Cédric Villani won the supreme honor in mathematics, the Fields Medal, in 2010 for his work on Landau damping ... ... read more

 
Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives and Our Lives Change Our Genes  

Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives and Our Lives Change Our Genes

Sharon Moalem, with Matthew D. Laplante.

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Our genetic destiny is not fixed at conception, as physician and research scientist Sharon Moalem reveals here; the human genome is actually far more fluid than we knew, and far more reactive to the ... ... read more

 
Newton's Football: The Science Behind America's Game  

Newton's Football: The Science Behind America's Game

Allen St. John & Ainissa G. Ramirez.

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What does Vince Lombardi have in common with Isaac Newton? What forces led to the unlikely evolution of the football's prolate spheroid shape? Does the instinctive behavior of monkeys explain a head ... ... read more

 
Newton: Brief Lives  

Newton: Brief Lives

Peter Ackroyd.

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When Isaac Newton was not yet 25 years old, he formulated calculus, hit upon the idea of gravity, and discovered that white light was made up of all the colors of the spectrum. By 1678, Newton ... ... read more

 
Wild Connection: What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us about Human Relationships  

Wild Connection: What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us about Human Relationships

Jennifer L. Verdolin.

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What makes an individual attractive to the opposite sex? Does size really matter? Why do we sometimes "keep score" in our relationships? From perfume and cosmetics to online dating and emotional ... ... read more

 
 
Eureka!: Discovering Your Inner Scientist  

Eureka!: Discovering Your Inner Scientist

Chad Orzel.

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Even in the 21st century, the popular image of a scientist is a reclusive genius in a lab coat, mixing formulas or working out equations inaccessible to all but the initiated few. And yet, as science ... ... read more

 
Songbirds of North America: A Visual Directory of 100 of the Most Popular Songbirds  

Songbirds of North America: A Visual Directory of 100 of the Most Popular Songbirds

Noble S. Proctor.

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This wire-bound directory depicts 100 of the most popular songbirds of North America through images, detailed descriptions, and song. Beautiful painted illustrations show each bird's distinctive ... ... read more

 
The Plants & Flowers Collection: Includes 4 Exclusive Full-Color Prints  

The Plants & Flowers Collection: Includes 4 Exclusive Full-Color Prints

Kathryn Hennessy & Victoria Wiggins, eds.

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Vividly illustrated with hundreds of captioned color photos against white backgrounds, this oversized book is like a natural history museum between two covers. From simple, primitive species like ... ... read more

 
The Bird Collection: Includes 4 Exclusive Full-Color Prints  

The Bird Collection: Includes 4 Exclusive Full-Color Prints

Kathryn Hennessy & Victoria Wiggins, eds.

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Compiled by experts in the field and packed with hundreds of captioned color photos against white backgrounds, this oversized book offers a spectacular visual survey of our planet's birds, ... ... read more

 
On Rare Birds: A Lamentation on Natural History's Extinct and Endangered  

On Rare Birds: A Lamentation on Natural History's Extinct and Endangered

Anita Albus. Gerald Chapple, trans.

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A writer and artist based in Munich and Burgundy, Anita Albus is a recipient of the Medal of Honor from the Federal Republic of Germany and known for her detailed nature paintings as well as for her ... ... read more

 
 
Birding for Beginners, 2nd Edition: A Comprehensive Introduction to the Art of Birdwatching  

Birding for Beginners, 2nd Edition: A Comprehensive Introduction to the Art of Birdwatching

Sheila Buff. Richard Day, photos.

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"The most important requirement for becoming a proficient birdwatcher is something you have already: enthusiasm for the natural world," suggests Sheila Buff, who provides a step-by-step process to ... ... read more

 
The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming  

The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming

Jean-Martin Fortier. Marie Bilodeau, illus.

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Growing vegetables on just 1 1/2 acres, Jean-Martin Fortier and Maude-Helène Desroches feed more than 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stand, and also supply their ... ... read more

 
The Lean Farm: How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work  

The Lean Farm: How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work

Ben Hartman.

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"Lean" principles grew out of the Japanese automotive industry, but Ben Hartman of Clay Bottom Farm in Goshen, Indiana, has applied these principles to farming, where he has been able to drastically ... ... read more

 
The Urban Farmer: Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land  

The Urban Farmer: Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land

Curtis Stone.

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There are 40 million acres of lawn in North America—attractive but essentially unproductive expanses of grass that represent a significant financial and environmental cost. And yet, notes Green City ... ... read more

 
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