Environmental historian Miles Powell has provided a new and provocative angle to the history of the American conservation/preservation movement through the lens of its racial logics.
“Why are futurists so often wrong, and why do we even listen to them given their poor track record?”
Reckoning with Matter focuses on two inventors Blaise Pascal and Charles Babbage, and their efforts in the invention and construction of mechanical calculators.
“Fuller’s explanation of the effect of Darwin’s theory certainly will stand as a fascinating example of the impact of scientific work on popular theory.”
“Is there any question more fascinating than whether or not we are alone in the universe?” asks author Ben Miller in The Aliens Are Coming!.
The majority of humankind has long since stopped depending on hunting for subsistence, but we are still strangely fascinated by wild animals, the larger the better.
“if you are looking for a book that describes the brain’s role in how we create perspective(s) and interact in the world, including some aspects of mental health and mental
Benjamin Grant has created a unique series of images in Overview: A New Perspective of Earth, which illustrates that “there needs to be a dramatic shift in the way our species views our pl
More than 47,000 Americans died of accidental overdose in 2014. What is causing this epidemic of overdose deaths?
When George Mallory was asked why he climbed Mount Everest he said, “Because it was there.” A similar kind of question was asked of Peter Diamandis, founder of the XPRIZE.
“Code Warriors is an informative, well balanced, and eye-opening history of the NSA.”
Daniel Levitin wants us to eat our spinach, an unsavory chore for an increasingly innumerate society.
No, No, Not the End of Sex!
If there were a genre classification “nonfiction thriller” then this riveting book would be its bestselling headliner.
“Rublack creates an astute and informative study of witchcraft and witch trials.”
“The Shock of the Anthropocene is a detailed, data-driven, and well-argued critique of conventional thought [about the ecosystem] . . .”
Many scholars dream of writing The Great Book on the determinism of the past. A challenge is to write it for a popular audience while retaining the excitement of narrative history.
This fantastic book owes a great debt to Carl Sagan’s original Cosmos series and bestselling book.
Readers interested in anthropology and the cultural exploration of why humans have created the idea of home and what this idea means will enjoy John S.
In The Paradox of Evolution, physiologist Stephen Rothman claims to expose a major and neglected problem in Darwin’s theory of evolution, and it is a paradox: reproduction is purposeful, f
“a challenging and informative look at the complex functioning of life processes.”
Both Stuart Lowe and Chris North are astronomers, and together they have created a brilliant collection of infographics in order to make complex ideas graspable through visual representations.
XKCD comic artist Randall Munroe has created a book to explain how things work.
“Rather than theological bickering or ‘irrelevant moral imperatives,’ Wathey reminds us of our humanism and our hubris.”