Science Picks

 

A selection of our favorite science books!

When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought Cover Image
$18.00
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


Star Stories: Constellations and People Cover Image
$29.90
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

WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE IN GENERAL NONFICTION


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 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.


Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393353587
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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).


Cosmos Cover Image
By Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson (Foreword by), Ann Druyan (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345539434
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Published: Ballantine Books - December 10th, 2013

RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX


Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781101871331
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Published: 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.


The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524743413
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Published: Dutton - August 6th, 2019

**The instant New York Times bestseller.**
*An international bestseller.*

“Hugely impressive, a major work.”—NPR


Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143110910
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Published: 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


Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393353716
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 10th, 2017

"Unique among survival books…stunning…enthralling. Deep Survival makes compelling, and chilling, reading." —Denver Post


The Invention of Surgery: A History of Modern Medicine: From the Renaissance to the Implant Revolution Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781643133164
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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.


The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781419743009
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 3rd, 2020

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250062185
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Published: 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


Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393651546
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Published: 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.


Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571313812
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Published: 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 2018


The Making of the Atomic Bomb Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781451677614
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Published: 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 Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the  Planet Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101904084
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Published: 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.


I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life Cover Image
By Ed Yong
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062368607
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Published: 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.


Time Travel: A History Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780804168922
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Published: 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.


The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780385495226
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Published: 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.


Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393346619
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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