Books in Science

The Pleasure Instinct

The Pleasure Instinct Why We Crave Adventure, Chocolate, Pheromones, and Music

Gene Wallenstein

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


Kanzi The Ape at the Brink of the Human Mind

Sue Savage-Rumbaugh

The remarkable story of a "talking" chimp, a leading scientist, and the profound insights they have uncovered about our species ...

Life By the Numbers

Life By the Numbers

Keith Devlin

Acclaim for Life by the Numbers ...

The Case for Pluto

The Case for Pluto How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference

Alan Boyle

Pity poor Pluto: It's a planet that was discovered because of a mistake, a planet that turned out not to be a planet at all, thanks to a still-disputed decision made in 2006. And yet, Pluto is the...


Collider The Search for the World's Smallest Particles

Paul Halpern

An accessible look at the hottest topic in physics and the experiments that will transform our understanding of the universe ...

The Science of Battlestar Galactica

The Science of Battlestar Galactica

Patrick Di JustoKevin R. Grazier

The official guide to the science behind the Battlestar Galactica universe ...

The Proper Care and Feeding of Zombies

The Proper Care and Feeding of Zombies A Completely Scientific Guide to the Lives of the Undead

Mac Montandon

A scientific look at zombies-the ultimate guide to how the other half lives (or not) ...

In Search of the Multiverse

In Search of the Multiverse Parallel Worlds, Hidden Dimensions, and the Ultimate Quest for the Frontiers of Reality

John Gribbin

Critical acclaim for John Gribbin ...

Everything's Relative

Everything's Relative And Other Fables from Science and Technology

Tony Rothman

The surprising truth behind many of the most cherished facts in science history ...

The Genius Engine

The Genius Engine Where Memory, Reason, Passion, Violence, and Creativity Intersect in the Human Brain

Kathleen Stein

Embarking on a spellbinding journey to the frontiers of neuroscience, acclaimed science editor and writer Kathleen Stein takes an enthralling in-depth look at the prefrontal cortex, the site of our...

The Five Biggest Unsolved Problems in Science

The Five Biggest Unsolved Problems in Science

Arthur W. Wiggins

An in-depth look at the theories behind the most intriguing puzzles in physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, and astronomy ...

What is Death?

What is Death? A Scientist Looks at the Cycle of Life

Tyler Volk

what is death? ...

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