A selection of our favorite science books!
A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
This hip and handy guide helps you learn the science behind blue skies, sun dogs, and the solar eclipse, and shows you how to observe nocturnal wonders such as lunar halos, Martian ice caps, and far-off galaxies. Fifty celestial phenomena come to life with expert tips from astrophysicist Sarah Barker and stylish illustrations by Maria Nilsson.
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
All the science in Breaking Bad--from explosive experiments to acid-based evidence destruction--explained and analyzed for authenticity.
New York Times Bestseller
Best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition.
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
"The Undying is a startling, urgent intervention in our discourses about sickness and health, art and science, language and literature, and mortality and death. In dissecting what she terms 'the ideological regime of cancer,' Anne Boyer has produced a profound and unforgettable document on the experience of life itself." —Sally Rooney, author of Normal People$27.00ISBN: 9781982129910Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Simon & Schuster - September 17th, 2019
#1 international and New York Times bestselling author Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, makes the case for a Green New Deal—explaining how bold climate action can be a blueprint for a just and thriving society.
For more than twenty years, Naomi Klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on both peo$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 groundbreaking exploration of the relationship between capitalism, communism, and Arctic ecology since the dawn of the industrial age.$28.00ISBN: 9780525537090Published: Riverhead Books - September 3rd, 2019
AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
$29.99ISBN: 9781788686365Published: Lonely Planet - October 15th, 2019
Let Lonely Planet take you further than ever before with the world's first and only travel guide to the Universe. Developed with the latest data from NASA, we take you from our home on Earth and out into the far reaches of the solar system, then into our neighbouring stars and planetary systems, and finally into the rest of our galaxy and the Universe.$35.00ISBN: 9781681889993Published: Weldon Owen - October 29th, 2019
Fifty of the world’s most creative people share their stories, their inspirations, and their unique takes on science and education, all inspired by the Exploratorium science museum.
What do music visionary Brian Eno, kinetic sculptor Theo Jansen, science writer Mary Roach, Mythbuster Adam Savage, and Pulitzer-winning journalist Thomas Friedman have in common?$35.00ISBN: 9780399581540Published: Ten Speed Press - April 2nd, 2019
With a foreword by Sir David Attenborough, this is the striking photographic companion to the Emmy–winning NETFLIX original documentary series, presenting never-before-seen visuals of nature's most intriguing animals in action and the environmental change that has to be seen to be believed.