Richard Dawkins is one of the most popular and widely read scientists alive today. Anyone who has read The Selfish Gene, or The Blind Watchmaker, will understand why.
Warning: If any scientific phrase starting with the word “quantum” scares you, if you do not believe Bill Nye the Science Guy when he says “science is cool,” if you could not get through Stephen Ha
Unlike the author of the latest biography about the physicist, Paul Dirac, I actually had dinner with Professor Dirac, and his wife, in 1975.
In this first new collection of essays in five years, poet, fiction writer, essayist, and Kentucky farmer Wendell Berry delivers a basketful of ripe fruit, like the symbolic red raspberries on the
The Artificial Ape is a book with a plausible idea, but that is all it has.
(Bantam Dell, May 2009) In the nature vs. nurture argument, Daniel Coyle comes down firmly on the side of nurture, and makes a compelling case. Mr.
An old adage warns against judging a book by its cover, but a title should avoid being a miscue to the prospective reader. In this case, unfortunately, the title could do just that.
What makes the information in Design, Measurement and Management of Large-Scale IP Networks unique is that it is based on actual measurements collected from the Sprint IP backbone.
The United States is one of the most religious “first world” nations.
(Wiley, February 2010 )
Are geniuses born or made? Is there such a thing as natural talent? Are some people born with more talent and ability than others? For as long as most of us can recall, the premise of nature vs.
Scientific Characters chronicles the events of “Datagate,” in which a prominent breast cancer researcher and oncologist falsified patient data in a landmark clinical trial.
As fascinating as it is, we tend to take our solar system for granted. After all, from our puny human perspective, the local astronomical real estate doesn’t change much.
Ecklund sent surveys, each containing $15, to professors and researchers of the natural and social sciences at various elite higher-education institutions across the United States.
The world of popular science writing is a fiercely competitive one, and its inhabitants attempt to ensure their own survival by choosing an audience (technically educated or not?
When I was six, thousands of large, black, ants suddenly covered the floor of my bathroom. I have been fascinated by ants ever since.
The wilderness is appealing to most people. At least, most appreciate its beauty and its unknown qualities, if not its danger and isolation.
Don’t be fooled by this breezy and entertaining book; there are valuable lessons to be learned here.
This year’s Slap-In-The-Face-Get-A-Grip-Bub Award for business books goes to Jeffrey Pfeffer, business professor at Stanford and author of nine volumes on organization dynamics.
Today, when illegal wildlife trafficking comprises the world’s third largest black market, coming behind only trade in drugs and guns, hunting elephants for ivory, Seattle Times
Few of us who live “in the lower 48” have any idea about what it is like to live in Alaska.
This is a fantastic account for both general and academic audiences.
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, April 15, 2010)
Spider Silk: Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging, and Mating is an interesting, well-researched book about the history and development of spiders.