Books in Science

The Pleasure Instinct

The Pleasure InstinctWhy We Crave Adventure, Chocolate, Pheromones, and Music

Gene Wallenstein

An immensely fascinating look at the origins and evolutionary purpose of human pleasure ...

Scientific American Inventions and Discoveries

Scientific American Inventions and DiscoveriesAll the Milestones in Ingenuity--From the Discovery of Fire to the Invention of the Microwave Oven

Rodney Carlisle

A unique A-to-Z reference of brilliance in innovation and invention ...

The Science of Supervillains

The Science of Supervillains

Lois H. Gresh

The authors of The Science of Superheroes now reveal the real genius of the most evil geniuses ...

The 50 Best Sights in Astronomy and How to See Them

The 50 Best Sights in Astronomy and How to See ThemObserving Eclipses, Bright Comets, Meteor Showers, and Other Celestial Wonders

Fred Schaaf

Fred Schaaf is one of the most experienced astronomical observers of our time. For more than two decades, his view of the sky--what will be visible, when it will be visible, and what it will look...

The Brightest Stars

The Brightest StarsDiscovering the Universe through the Sky's Most Brilliant Stars

Fred Schaaf

Fred Schaaf is one of the most experienced astronomical observers of our time. For more than two decades, his view of the sky-what will be visible, when it will be visible, and what it will look...

Teleportation

TeleportationThe Impossible Leap

David Darling

An authoritative, entertaining examination of the ultimate thrill ride ...

The Great Beyond

The Great BeyondHigher Dimensions, Parallel Universes and the Extraordinary Search for a Theory of Everything

Paul Halpern

The concept of multiple unperceived dimensions in the universe is one of the hottest topics in contemporary physics. It is essential to current attempts to explain gravity and the underlying structure...

Gravity's Arc

Gravity's ArcThe Story of Gravity from Aristotle to Einstein and Beyond

David Darling

""A beautifully written exposition of the still mysterious force that holds our universe together--and the even more mysterious dark twin that may blow it apart."" ...

Annoying

AnnoyingThe Science of What Bugs Us

Joe Palca

Two crackerjack science journalists from NPR look at why some things (and some people!) drive us crazy ...

Star Ware

Star WareThe Amateur Astronomer's Guide to Choosing, Buying, and Using Telescopes and Accessories

Philip S. Harrington

Praise for Star Ware ...

What's Science Ever Done For Us

What's Science Ever Done For UsWhat the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe

Paul Halpern

A playful and entertaining look at science on The Simpsons ...

The Intelligence Paradox

The Intelligence ParadoxWhy the Intelligent Choice Isn't Always the Smart One

Satoshi Kanazawa

A book that challenges common misconceptions about the nature of intelligence ...

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