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  Cover Art: Illustrated Guide to Nature : from Your Back Door to the Great Outdoors : Wildflowers Trees & Shrubs Rocks & Minerals Weather Night Sky Illustrated Guide to Nature : from Your Back Door to the Great Outdoors : Wildflowers Trees & Shrubs Rocks & Minerals Weather Night Sky
Filled with beautiful images, this visual introduction to nature, which doubles as a field guide, explores constellations and weather, rocks and minerals, plants and wildflowers and trees and shrubs, and is logically organized with pointers, pictures and identification tips.
2014
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: This Explains Everything : Deep Beautiful and Elegant Theories of How the World Works This Explains Everything : Deep Beautiful and Elegant Theories of How the World Works
Presents responses from 150 of the world's brightest and most influential minds when asked to reveal their favorite deep, elegant, or beautiful explanation of how the human mind, society, and the universe work.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: What Should We be Worried About? : Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night What Should We be Worried About? : Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night
Drawing from the horizons of science, today's leading thinkers reveal the hidden threats nobody is talking about--and expose the false fears everyone else is distracted by. What should we be worried about? Encompassing neuroscience, economics, philosophy, physics, psychology, biology, and more--here are 150 ideas that will revolutionize your understanding of the world.
2014
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Periodic Tales: a Cultural History of the Elements from Arsenic to Zinc Aldersey-Williams, Hugh
Periodic Tales: a Cultural History of the Elements from Arsenic to Zinc
Offers a look at how the periodic elements are woven into our culture, history, and language.
2011
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Call of Everest : the History Science and Future of the World's Tallest Peak Anker, Conrad
The Call of Everest : the History Science and Future of the World's Tallest Peak
An all-encompassing historical survey of the mystique and science of the world's tallest mountain includes accounts of famous climbs and tragedies, sharing previously unpublished photographs and cutting-edge scientific findings to explore the regional impact of climate change.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Brain Wars : the Scientific Battle Over the Existence of the Mind and the Proof That Will Change the Way We Live Our Lives Beauregard, Mario
Brain Wars : the Scientific Battle Over the Existence of the Mind and the Proof That Will Change the Way We Live Our Lives
Filled with the latest scientific research and extraordinary stories of the mind's abilities, a prominent neuroscientist, capturing a major shift in our understanding of the age-old mind/body debate, proves that humans are more than complex biological machines.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organization Bejan, Adrian
Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organization
Reveals how recurring patterns in nature are accounted for by a single governing principle of physics, explaining how all designs in the world from biological life to inanimate systems evolve in a sequence of ever-improving designs that facilitate flow.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Particle at the End of the Universe : How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World Carroll, Sean
The Particle at the End of the Universe : How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World
An accessible behind-the-scenes account of the effort to discover the Higgs boson particle traces the development and use of the Large Hadron Collider and how its findings are dramatically shaping scientific understandings while enabling world-changing innovations.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Quantum Universe: (And Why Anything That Can Happen Does) Cox, Brian
The Quantum Universe: (And Why Anything That Can Happen Does)
Renders fundamental scientific principles in the area of quantum mechanics comprehensible and engaging, working through obscure and vague aspects to explain related natural world observations, how the quantum world was constructed, and why it is important.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Wonders of Life : Exploring the Most Extraordinary Force in the Universe Cox, Brian
Wonders of Life : Exploring the Most Extraordinary Force in the Universe
In this companion to the new Discovery Science Channel series, a leading particle physicist and professor presents the story of the amazing diversity and adaptability of life told through the fundamental laws that govern it, taking readers on an epic journey from the origin of life to our own lives.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Secret Language of Color : Science Nature History Culture Beauty of Red Orange Yellow Green Blue & Violet Eckstut, Joann
The Secret Language of Color : Science Nature History Culture Beauty of Red Orange Yellow Green Blue & Violet
Celebrates the way in which color impacts all aspects of life, exploring such topics as color's physics and chemistry, how language influences the colors people see, and misconceptions about color.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Time Travel and Warp Drives : a Scientific Guide to Shortcuts Through Time and Space Everett, Allen
Time Travel and Warp Drives : a Scientific Guide to Shortcuts Through Time and Space
Lays out what humans really know about time and space and how to bend it to our will, and explains just how close we are to some of the ideas of science fiction novels.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Perfect Theory : a Century of Geniuses and the Battle Over General Relativity Ferreira, Pedro
The Perfect Theory : a Century of Geniuses and the Battle Over General Relativity
For over a century, physicists have been exploring, debating, and at times neglecting Einstein's theory in their quest to uncover the history of the universe, the origin of time, and the evolution of solar systems, stars, and galaxies. In this sweeping narrative of science and culture, Pedro Ferreira explains the theory through the human drama surrounding it: the personal feuds and intellectual battles of the biggest names in twentieth-century physics.
2014
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: An Explorer's Notebook : Essays On Life History & Climate Flannery, Tim F.
An Explorer's Notebook : Essays On Life History & Climate
With its selection of exhilarating essays and articles written over the past 25 years, An Explorer's Notebook charts the evolution of a young scientist doing fieldwork in remote locations to the major thinker who has changed the way we think about global warming.
2014
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Age of Edison : Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America Freeberg, Ernest
The Age of Edison : Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America
A history of the culture of invention as epitomized by Thomas Edison demonstrates how America's lead in the electric light revolution of the late-nineteenth century transformed the country.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Rough Guide to the Brain Gibb, Barry J.
The Rough Guide to the Brain
The Rough Guide to the Brain is for anyone who's ever wanted to know more about how their brain and mind works - and what goes wrong when it doesn't.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Seeds of Hope : Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants Goodall, Jane
Seeds of Hope : Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants
Renowned naturalist and bestselling author Jane Goodall examines the critical role that trees and plants play in our world.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: A Feathered River Across the Sky : the Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction Greenberg, Joel
A Feathered River Across the Sky : the Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction
Naturalist Joel Greenberg relates how the pigeons' propensity to nest, roost, and fly together in vast numbers made them vulnerable to unremitting market and recreational hunting. His cautionary tale provides a close look at what happens when species and natural resources are not harvested sustainably.
2014
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Practical Naturalist : Explore the Wonders of the Natural World Hamilton, Jill.
The Practical Naturalist : Explore the Wonders of the Natural World
Explains all the wonders of the natural world, focusing on various biomes and the flora and fauna that inhabit them, in a full-color guide endorsed by Audubon.
2010
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Forest Unseen : A Year's Watch in Nature Haskell, David
The Forest Unseen : A Year's Watch in Nature
Reveals what can be understood about the natural world through the author's year-long observation of a one-square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest, explaining the scientific ties binding all life and how the ecosystem has cycled for millions of years.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
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• Ackerman, Diane
philosophy, physiology
• Aczel, Amir D.
history of science
• Atkins, P.W.
chemistry
• Attenborough, David, 1926-
nature
• Ball, Philip, 1962-
physics, neuroscience, science history
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nature
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popular science
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history of science
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biology
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nature
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anthropology, geography
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nature
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marine life
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chemistry
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astronomy
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physics
• Gleick, James
science history
• Goodall, Jane
chimpanzees
• Greene, B.
astrophysics
• Gribbin, John R.
history of science, popular science
• Halpern, Paul, 1961-
physics
• Hawking, S.W.
astrophysics, mathematics
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zoology, nature
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veterinary science, zoology
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nature
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astrophysics, physics
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popular science, astronomy
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zoology
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nature, zoology
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environment
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nature, zoology
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• Preston, Richard, 1954
popular science
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history of science
• Quammen, David
nature
• Raymo, Chet
naturalist, spiritualism
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naturalism
• Sagan, Carl
astronomy, spiritualism
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mathematics
• Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall
zoology, naturalism
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evolution
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ornithology, birding
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naturalism
• Wilson, Edward O.
zoology, naturalism