Books in Science

The Noble Lie

The Noble LieWhen Scientists Give the Right Answers for the Wrong Reasons

Gary Greenberg

Is drug addiction really a disease? Is sexuality inborn and fixed or mutable? Science is where we often turn when we can't achieve moral clarity. In The Noble Lie, acclaimed and controversial...

Experimental Man

Experimental ManWhat One Man's Body Reveals about His Future, Your Health, and Our Toxic World

David Ewing Duncan

Bestselling author David Ewing Duncan takes the ultimate high-tech medical exam, investigating the future impact of what's hidden deep inside all of us ...

Light Years and Time Travel

Light Years and Time TravelAn Exploration of Mankind's Enduring Fascination with Light

Brian Clegg


A Short History of Planet Earth

A Short History of Planet EarthMountains, Mammals, Fire, and Ice

Doug Macdougall

A splendid introduction to geology and paleontology for the lay reader. To compress Earth's history into a single, lucidly written volume is a major achievement. —Publishers Weekly, starred...

The Theory of Evolution

The Theory of EvolutionWhat It Is, Where It Came From, and Why It Works

Cynthia L. Mills

Everything mammals ever wanted to know about the theory of evolution-but were afraid to ask ...

Scientific American Science Desk Reference

Scientific American Science Desk Reference

Scientific American Magazine

Who names newly discovered planets? What exactly are black holes? Where are there the most earthquakes? When did the first Homo sapiens walk the earth? Why is the night sky dark? How does the fluoride...

Great Feuds in Science

Great Feuds in ScienceTen of the Liveliest Disputes Ever

Hal Hellman

The dramatic stories of ten historic feuds: How they altered the course of discovery-and shaped the modern world ...

Great Feuds in Medicine

Great Feuds in MedicineTen of the Liveliest Disputes Ever

Hal Hellman

An exciting, well-researched work, which should appeal to anyone with an interest in the nature and progress of the human race. ...

The Science of Love

The Science of Love

Robin Dunbar

A scientific exploration of some of humanity's most puzzling questions: What is love? Why do we fall in (and out) of love? And why would we have evolved to feel something so weird, with so many...

Erwin Schrodinger and the Quantum Revolution

Erwin Schrodinger and the Quantum Revolution

John Gribbin

A lively, fascinating biography of the father of quantum mechanics by the bestselling author of the science classic, In Search of Schrödinger's Cat ...

Edge of the Universe

Edge of the UniverseA Voyage to the Cosmic Horizon and Beyond

Paul Halpern

An accessible look at the mysteries that lurk at the edge of the known universe and beyond.  The observable universe, the part we can see with telescopes, is incredibly vast. Yet recent theories...

Alone in the Universe

Alone in the UniverseWhy Our Planet Is Unique

John Gribbin

The acclaimed author of In Search of Schrödinger's Cat searches for life on other planets ...

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