Science

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    Full Fathom Five
    Ocean Warming and a Father's Legacy
    Gordon Chaplin
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Gordon Chaplin’s father was a seemingly happy-go-lucky, charismatic adventurer who married a wealthy heiress and somehow transformed himself into the author of a landmark scientific study, Fishes of the Bahamas, published by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. As a young boy, the author... [READ MORE]
    The Oldest Enigma of Humanity
    The Key to the Mystery of the Paleolithic Cave Paintings
    Bertrand David, Jean-Jacques Lefrère
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Thirty thousand years ago our prehistoric ancestors painted perfect images of animals on walls of tortuous caves, most often without any light. How was this possible? What meaning and messages did the cavemen want these paintings to convey? In addition, how did these perfect drawings come about at a... [READ MORE]
    Unnatural Selection
    Why the Geeks Will Inherit the Earth
    Mark Roeder
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Unnatural Selection is the first book to examine the rise of the "technocentric being"—or geek—who personifies a distinct new phase in human evolution. People considered geeks often have behavioral or genetic traits that were previously considered detrimental. But the new environment of the Anthropocene... [READ MORE]
    Full Fathom Five
    Ocean Warming and a Father's Legacy
    Gordon Chaplin, Stan Waterman
    (Arcade Publishing)
    “Not since Jacques Cousteau has anyone brought us the sense of the ocean as our home . . . Far more than a science book.” —San Francisco Book Review Gordon Chaplin’s father was a seemingly happy-go-lucky, charismatic adventurer who married a wealthy heiress and transformed himself into the author of... [READ MORE]
    Universe on a T-Shirt
    The Quest for the Theory of Everything
    Dan Falk
    (Arcade Publishing)
    No scientific quest is as compelling as the search for the key to understand the universe—the elusive unified “Theory of Everything”—a theory so concise it could fit on a T-shirt. Lively and thought-provoking, Universe on a T-Shirt tells the fascinating story of the search for the Holy Grail of physics.Dan... [READ MORE]
    From the man who "puts the fizz in physics" (Entertainment Weekly), an entertaining and thought-provoking foray into the science of the bizarre, the peculiar, and the downright nutty! Winner of the IgNobel Prize in physics and the 2004 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award, Len Fisher showed... [READ MORE]
    Fleet Fire
    Thomas Edison and the Pioneers of the Electric Revolution
    L. J. Davis
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The electric revolution, which eclipsed the Industrial Revolution by the end of the 19th century and continues to this day, changed our world forever. FLEET FIRE tells us how it all began. In an engaging and entertaining narrative, L. J. Davis fields a cast of both prominent and forgotten characters,... [READ MORE]
    The Stem Cell Dilemma
    The Scientific Breakthroughs, Ethical Concerns, Political Tensions, and Hope Surrounding Stem Cell Research
    Leo Furcht, William Hoffman, Brock Reeve
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Today’s scientists are showing us how stem cells create and repair the human body. Unlocking these secrets has become the new Holy Grail of biomedical research. But behind that search lies a sharp divide, one that has continued for years. Stem cells offer the hope of creating or repairing tissues lost... [READ MORE]
    Einstein's Genius Club
    The True Story of a Group of Scientists Who Changed the World
    Burton Feldman, Katherine Williams
    (Arcade Publishing)
    As World War II wound down and it became increasingly clear that the Allies would emerge victorious, Albert Einstein invited three close friends—all titans of contemporary science and philosophy—to his home at 112 Mercer Street in Princeton, New Jersey, to discuss what they loved best—science and philosophy.... [READ MORE]
    The Science of Everyday Life
    An Entertaining and Enlightening Examination of Everything We Do and Everything We See
    Len Fisher
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Scientists are in the business of trying to understand the world. Exploring commonplace phenomena, they have uncovered some of nature’s deepest laws. We can in turn apply these laws to our own lives, to better grasp and enhance our performance in daily activities as varied as cooking, home improvement,... [READ MORE]
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