A selection of our favorite science books!
"If you want to understand the strange workings of the human body, and the future of medicine, you must read this illuminating, engaging book." —Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Gene
The fascinating story of how NASA sent humans to explore outer space, told through a treasure trove of historical documents--publishing in celebration of NASA's 60th anniversary and with a foreword by Bill Nye
A series of conversations about science in graphic form, on subjects that range from the science of cooking to the multiverse.
A leading scientist describes his life, his gender transition, his scientific work, and his advocacy for gender equality in science.
One of TIME’s Ten Best Nonfiction Books of 2018
"Meet the new Stephen Hawking . . . The Order of Time is a dazzling book." --The Sunday Times
From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, comes a concise, elegant exploration of time.
Science is really beautiful. With original illustrations that deftly explain the strange-but-true world of science, Seeing Science offers a curated ride through the great mysteries of the universe.
A compelling, often hilarious and occasionally horrifying exploration of how modern medicine came to be!
Wondering whether eating powdered mummies might be just the thing to cure your ills? Tempted by those vintage ads suggesting you wear radioactive underpants for virility? Ever considered drilling a hole in your head to deal with those pesky headaches? Probably not.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The world-famous cosmologist and author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind.
“Hawking’s parting gift to humanity . . . a book every thinking person worried about humanity’s future should read.”—NPR
“Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it.”
Since Niels Bohr said this many years ago, quantum mechanics has only been getting more shocking. We now realize that it’s not really telling us that “weird” things happen out of sight, on the tiniest level, in the atomic world: rather, everything is quantum.$27.00ISBN: 9781538729373Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships 1-10 business days from warehouse. ETA will be updated with email order confirmation.Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 13th, 2018In the vein of Randall Munroe's What If? meets Brian Green's Elegant Universe, a senior writer from Space.com leads readers on a wild ride of exploration into the final frontier, investigating what's really "out there."$32.95ISBN: 9780262037761Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships 1-10 business days from warehouse. ETA will be updated with email order confirmation.Published: Mit Press - March 30th, 2018
From Tyrannosaurus rex to Heteropoda davidbowie scientific naming as a joyful and creative act.$29.95ISBN: 9780674970977Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Harvard University Press - October 8th, 2018
Does Silicon Valley deserve the credit it gets for digital creativity and social media? A historian of technology questions this triumphalism by revisiting a pre-PC world where schools were not the last stop for mature consumer technologies.$29.99ISBN: 9780062490421Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships 1-10 business days from warehouse. ETA will be updated with email order confirmation.Published: William Morrow - April 24th, 2018
"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$30.00ISBN: 9781627796378Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Metropolitan Books - October 23rd, 2018
An eye-opening exploration of blood, the lifegiving substance with the power of taboo, the value of diamonds and the promise of breakthrough science$40.00ISBN: 9781524731847Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Knopf - October 30th, 2018
From the record-breaking astronaut, national hero, and best-selling author of Endurance, a breathtaking collection of photos documenting his journey on the International Space Station, the vastness of space, and the unparalleled beauty of our own home planet.