Science Picks

 

A selection of our favorite science books!

Making Sense of Science: Separating Substance from Spin Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780674237803
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Published: Belknap Press - March 4th, 2019

A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist


50 Things to See in the Sky: (illustrated beginner's guide to stargazing with step by step instructions and diagrams, glow in the dark cover) Cover Image
By Sarah Barker, Maria Nilsson (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616898007
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - October 1st, 2019

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.


When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374538422
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 14th, 2019

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.


Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781784780456
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Published: Verso - May 29th, 2018

A field manual to the technologies that are transforming our lives


The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of Their Lost World Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062490438
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 30th, 2019

"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


The Science of Breaking Bad Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780262537155
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Published: Mit Press - June 18th, 2019

All the science in Breaking Bad--from explosive experiments to acid-based evidence destruction--explained and analyzed for authenticity.


Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death Cover Image
By Caitlin Doughty, Dianné Ruz (Illustrator)
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393652703
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 10th, 2019

New York Times Bestseller

Best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition.


Star Stories: Constellations and People Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780300241280
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Published: Yale University Press - October 22nd, 2019

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.


The Undying: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374279349
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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


On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982129910
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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


Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393635164
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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.


How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525537090
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 3rd, 2019

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 


The Universe (Lonely Planet) Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781788686365
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Published: 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.


The Art of Curiosity: 50 Visionary Artists, Scientists, Poets, Makers & Dreamers Who Are Changing the Way We See Our World Cover Image
By Exploratorium (Created by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781681889993
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Published: 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?


Our Planet Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780399581540
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Published: 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.