Science - General

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The Magic of Reality: How We Know Wha...

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins, the world's most famous evolutionary biologist, presents a gorgeously lucid, science book examining some of the nature's most fundamental questions both from a mythical and scientific perspective. Science is our most ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2011

Simplexity: Why Simple Things Become ...

Jeffrey Kluger

Why are the instruction manuals for cell phones incomprehensible? Why is a truck driver's job as hard as a CEO's? How can 10 percent of every medical dollar cure 90 percent of the world's disease? Why do bad teams win so many games? ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2008

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

Mary Roach

'What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's that - the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my la...

Paperback
Published: Oct 2006

An Appetite for Wonder CD

Richard Dawkins

In his first memoir, Richard Dawkins shares a rare view into his early life, his intellectual awakening at Oxford, and his path to writing The Selfish Gene. He paints a vivid picture of his idyllic childhood in colonial Africa, and l...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2013

The 4% Universe: Dark Matter, Dark En...

Richard Panek

Over the past few decades, a handful of scientists have been racing to explain a disturbing aspect of our universe: only four percent of it consists of the matter that makes up you, me, our books, and every star and planet. The rest i...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2010

The Language Instinct: How the Mind C...

Steven Pinker

In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With de...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2011

Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural Hist...

Florence Williams

Did you know that breast milk contains substances similar to cannabis? Or that it's sold on the Internet for 262 times the price of oil? Feted and fetishized, the breast is an evolutionary masterpiece. But in the modern world, the bre...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: May 2012

Twinkie Deconstructed: My Journey to ...

Steve Ettlinger

Like most Americans, Steve Ettlinger eats processed foods. And, like most consumers, he often reads the ingredients label without a clue as to what most of it means. So when his young daughter asked, Daddy, what s polysorbate 60? he...

Abridged CD
Published: Apr 2007

How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary...

Janna Levin

Is the universe infinite or just really big? With this question, the gifted young cosmologist Janna Levin announces the central theme of her intriguing and controversial book and establishes herself as one of the most direct and unort...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Mar 2010

Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by ...

Marcia Bartusiak

For more than half a century, physicists and astronomers engaged in heated dispute over the possibility of black holes in the universe. The weirdly alien notion of a space-time abyss from which nothing escapes-not even light-seemed to...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Apr 2015

Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of th...

George Dyson

p"It is possible to invent a single machine which can be used to compute any computable sequence," twenty-four-year-old Alan Turing announced in 1936. In Turing's Cathedral, George Dyson focuses on a small group of men and w...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2012

Imagine: How Creativity Works

Jonah Lehrer

Did you know that the most creative companies have centralized bathrooms? That brainstorming meetings are a terrible idea? That the color blue can help you double your creative output? From the best-selling author of How We Dec...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Mar 2012

The Neuroscience of Change: A Compass...

Kelly McGonigal Phd

If anything were possible, what would you like to see in your life?brHow would you like to grow? And what's stopping you? In ThebrNeuroscience of Change, Dr. Kelly McGonigal weaves the newest findingsbrof science with Eastern contempl...

Abridged CD
Published: Apr 2012

Rust: The Longest War

Jonathan Waldman

A thrilling drama of man versus nature―detailing the fierce, ongoing fight against the mightiest and unlikeliest enemy: rust.It has been called “the great destroyer” and “the evil.” The Pentagon refers to it as “the pervas...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Mar 2016

This Will Make You Smarter: New Scien...

John Brockman

What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit? This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to the world's most influential thinkers. Their visionary answers flow from the frontiers of psychol...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Apr 2013

Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution an...

Daniel C. Dennett

Offers a wider perspective on Darwin's scientific theory of natural selection, explaining how it extends beyond biology, analyzing current controversies over the origins of life and inherent biases, and challenging popular philosophies

Paperback
Published: Jan 1995

Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Tra...

Kevin Fong

Little more than one hundred years ago, maps of the world still boasted white space: places where no human had ever trod. Within a few short decades the most hostile of the world's environments had all been conquered. Likewise, in the...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Feb 2014

Physics for Future Presidents: The Sc...

Richard A. Muller

We live in complicated, dangerous times. They are also hyper-technical times. As citizens who will elect future presidents of the most powerful and influential world, we need to know-truly understand, not just rely on television's tal...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2011

Rocket Science for the Rest of Us

Want to understand black holes, antimatter, physics, and space exploration? Looking for a common sense guide to quantum physics that you can actually understand? Rocket Science for the Rest of Us is the book you're looking for! Get a ...

Paperback
Published: Mar 2015

The Evolution of Everything: How New ...

The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world.Human societ...

Paperback
Published: Oct 2016

Annie Linn, the moorland flower

Anonymous

Annie Linn, the moorland flower is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1866. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and n...

Paperback
Published: May 2017

Curtis' Bay: Its superior advantages ...

Anonymous

Curtis' Bay - Its superior advantages and admirable location as the only existing and available deep water harbor contiguous to the city of Baltimore is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1874. Hansebooks i...

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Published: May 2017

Historical and Technical Papers on Ro...

Anonymous

Historical and Technical Papers on Road Building is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1895. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditio...

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Published: Mar 2017

Meteorology and Climatology of the Gr...

Anonymous

Meteorology and Climatology of the Great Valleys and Foothills of California is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1886. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and s...

Paperback
Published: Apr 2017

The American Rose Culturist

Anonymous

The American Rose Culturist is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1860. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutri...

Paperback
Published: Mar 2017

The By-Laws of the Montreal General H...

Anonymous

The By-Laws of the Montreal General Hospital - As amended and finally passed by the governors and approved by the corporation of the society of the Montreal General Hospital, on the 16th May, 1876 is an unchanged, high-quality reprint...

Paperback
Published: May 2017

The Calm Birth Method: The Practical ...

Suzy Ashworth

Discover tried-and-tested techniques to help you relax during labour, so that you can work with your body for an empowering, positive birth.Birth is a natural and normal event and, while it can be unpredictable, this book will show yo...

Paperback
Published: Jun 2017

In the Beginning: Science Faces God i...

Isaac Asimov

In the Beginning: Science Faces God in the Book of Genesis. The beginning of time. The origin of life. In our Western civilization, there are two influential accounts of beginnings. One is the biblical account, compiled more than two ...

Paperback
Published: Aug 2014

The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numb...

Michael Blastland

Is it safer to fly or take the train? How dangerous is skydiving? And is eating that extra sausage going to kill you? We've all heard the statistics for risky activities, but what do they mean in the real world? In The Norm Chronicles...

Paperback
Published: Jun 2014

The Best American Science and Nature ...

Deborah Blum

"Undeniably exquisite . . . The essays in the collection [are] meditations that reveal not only how science actually happens but also who or what propels its immutable humanity." — Maria Popova, Brain Pickings"A stim...

Paperback
Published: Oct 2014
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