A selection of our favorite science books!
From Jim Holt, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist?, comes an entertaining and accessible guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries in When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought.
A field manual to the technologies that are transforming our lives
"THE ULTIMATE DINOSAUR BIOGRAPHY," hails Scientific American: A thrilling new history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientists.
"A masterpiece of science writing." —Washington Post
Follow an epic animal race, a quest for a disembodied hand, and an emu egg hunt in constellation stories from diverse cultures
We can see love, betrayal, and friendship in the heavens, if we know where to look.$26.00ISBN: 9780374279349Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 17th, 2019
WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE IN GENERAL NONFICTION$27.95ISBN: 9780393635164Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 20th, 2019
A Best Book of the Year as chosen by Nature, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal.
A groundbreaking exploration of the relationship between capitalism, communism, and Arctic ecology since the dawn of the industrial age.$16.95ISBN: 9780393353587Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 7th, 2017
A riveting history of the Mount St. Helens eruption that will "long stand as a classic of descriptive narrative" (Simon Winchester).$18.00ISBN: 9780345539434Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Ballantine Books - December 10th, 2013
RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX$26.95ISBN: 9781101871331Published: Pantheon - March 17th, 2020
The author of the best-selling Your Inner Fish gives us a lively and accessible account of the great transformations in the history of life on Earth--a new view of the evolution of human and animal life that explains how the incredible diversity of life on our planet came to be.$28.00ISBN: 9781524743413Published: Dutton - August 6th, 2019
**The instant New York Times bestseller.**
*An international bestseller.*
“Hugely impressive, a major work.”—NPR$20.00ISBN: 9780143110910Published: Penguin Books - May 1st, 2018
The New York Times bestseller
“It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read.” —David P. Barash, The Wall Street Journal
"It has my vote for science book of the year.” —Parul Sehgal, The New York Times$16.95ISBN: 9780393353716Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 10th, 2017
"Unique among survival books…stunning…enthralling. Deep Survival makes compelling, and chilling, reading." —Denver Post$28.95ISBN: 9781643133164Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Pegasus Books - March 3rd, 2020
A fascinating history of the practice of surgery from one of the leading figures in the field, chronicling centuries of scientific breakthroughs by the discipline's most dynamic, pioneering doctors.
Written by an author with plenty of experience holding a scalpel, Dr.$27.00ISBN: 9781419743009Published: Abrams Press - March 3rd, 2020
A deeply reported look at the rise of home genetic testing and the seismic shock it has had on individual lives
You swab your cheek or spit into a vial, then send it away to a lab somewhere. Weeks later you get a report that might tell you where your ancestors came from or if you carry certain genetic risks.$18.00ISBN: 9781250062185Published: Picador - January 6th, 2015
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST
A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes$26.95ISBN: 9780393651546Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 28th, 2020
A Next Big Idea Club Must-Read Nonfiction Book of Winter 2020 and a Real Simple Best Book of 2020 (So Far)
A revelatory investigation of friendship, with profound implications for our understanding of what humans and animals alike need to thrive across a lifetime.$16.00ISBN: 9781571313812Published: Milkweed Editions - March 12th, 2019
FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE IN GENERAL NONFICTION
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD
A CHICAGO TRIBUNE TOP TEN BOOK OF 2018
A GUARDIAN, NPR's SCIENCE FRIDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, AND LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2018Not available to orderISBN: 9781451677614Availability: Backordered--not available currentlyPublished: Simon & Schuster - June 12th, 2012
The definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project. From the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear energy to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodes's Pulitzer Prize-winning book details the science, the people, and the sociopolitical realities that led to the development of the atomic bomb.$16.00ISBN: 9781101904084Published: Broadway Books - August 7th, 2018
New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice • A riveting narrative about the biggest earthquake in North American recorded history—the 1964 Alaska earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and swept away the island village of Chenega—and the geologist who hunted for clues to explain how and why it took place.
$17.99ISBN: 9780062368607Published: Ecco - January 16th, 2018
Joining the ranks of popular science classics like The Botany of Desire and The Selfish Gene, a groundbreaking, wondrously informative, and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin—a “microbe’s-eye view” of the world that reveals a marvelous, radically reconceived picture of life on earth.$17.00ISBN: 9780804168922Published: Vintage - September 5th, 2017
Best Books of 2016
BOSTON GLOBE * THE ATLANTIC
From the acclaimed bestselling author of The Information and Chaos comes this enthralling history of time travel—a concept that has preoccupied physicists and storytellers over the course of the last century.$16.95ISBN: 9780385495226Published: Anchor - June 15th, 1999
The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus.
Now a mini-series drama starring Julianna Margulies, Topher Grace, Liam Cunningham, James D'Arcy, and Noah Emmerich on National Geographic.$18.95ISBN: 9780393346619Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 9th, 2013
"[Mr. Quammen] is not just among our best science writers but among our best writers, period." —Dwight Garner, New York Times