Science Picks

 

A selection of our favorite science books!

If Our Bodies Could Talk: Operating and Maintaining a Human Body Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101970829
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Published: Anchor - December 12th, 2017

"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 Penguin Book of Outer Space Exploration: NASA and the Incredible Story of Human Spaceflight Cover Image
By John Logsdon (Editor), John Logsdon (Introduction by), Bill Nye (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143129950
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 11th, 2018

The fascinating story of how NASA sent humans to explore outer space, told through a treasure trove of historical documents--publishing in celebration of NASA's 60th anniversary and with a foreword by Bill Nye


The Dialogues: Conversations about the Nature of the Universe Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780262536080
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Published: Mit Press - October 23rd, 2018

A series of conversations about science in graphic form, on subjects that range from the science of cooking to the multiverse.


The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist Cover Image
By Ben Barres, Nancy Hopkins (Foreword by)
$21.95
ISBN: 9780262039116
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Published: Mit Press - October 30th, 2018

A leading scientist describes his life, his gender transition, his scientific work, and his advocacy for gender equality in science.


The Order of Time Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780735216105
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 8th, 2018

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.


Seeing Science: An Illustrated Guide to the Wonders of the Universe Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781452167138
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 30th, 2018

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.


The Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781681883816
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Published: Weldon Owen - October 9th, 2018

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.


Brief Answers to the Big Questions Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781984819192
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Published: Bantam - October 16th, 2018

#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


Beyond Weird : Why Everything You Thought You Knew about Quantum Physics Is Different Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780226558387
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Published: University of Chicago Press - October 18th, 2018

“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.


Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious) Cover Image
By Michael Wall, Karl Tate (Illustrator)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538729373
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 13th, 2018

In 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."


The Art of Naming Cover Image
By Michael Ohl, Elisabeth Lauffer (Translator)
$32.95
ISBN: 9780262037761
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Published: Mit Press - March 30th, 2018

From Tyrannosaurus rex to Heteropoda davidbowie scientific naming as a joyful and creative act.


A People's History of Computing in the United States Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780674970977
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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.


The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062490421
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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


Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781627796378
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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


Infinite Wonder: An Astronaut's Photographs from a Year in Space Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781524731847
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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.