Quick Science Reads
How is the internet changing our world? Does it affect how we view ourselves? This title explores the psychological, social, and emotional costs of our high-tech society.
In search of the truth behind the common cold, which Americans suffer up to a billion a year, Ackerman willingly infects herself for research.
After five years aboard the Beagle, Darwin returns to share his discoveries and observations. Told through excerpts of Darwinâs original text this is a great introduction to the subject.
Ever wonder what life is like for ocean scientists? Those Aquanauts that choose to live underwater, or aboard ship? Marine scientist Prager delves into the deep to share these experiences.
From magic, to alchemy, to modern chemistry -- learn the history of the periodic table and of the people that discovered the elements.
Rees urges the public to embrace science and to work with scientists to overcome planetary problems such as climate change, overpopulation, and nuclear war.
The science of genetics began in a pea garden. Learn how Gregor Mendel fathered the science of genetics and how his work laid the foundation for modern advances.
Who better to teach the magic of quantum physics than a talking dog? Sit down with Chad Orzel and his dog Emmy as he explains the laws of physics.
Using archaeological evidence, this book explores what it was like to be a Neandertal, theorizing about their diet, family life, symbolism and language.
Where did humans come from? How did we end up in Europe and North American? Using DNA and fossil evidence, Wells illustrates how modern man spread across the globe.
Brain scientist Taylor suffered a massive stroke affecting the left hemisphere of her brain. After eight years of recovery, she calls the stroke a blessing and a revelation.
How did Pluto suddenly stop being a planet? Tyson takes readers from Plutoâs discovery to its dismissal as of one the nine planets in our solar system.
Part science, part love story, discover the history of scienceâs power couple, Marie and Peter Curie. Redniss reveals the tale through a collage style reminiscent of a graphic novel.
Atkins introduces readers to the basic tools of chemistry and explores the miraculous properties of the one of the most basic chemical compounds, H2O.
Before the compass, sailors were forced to navigate by the winds, stars or by never losing sight of land. The compass changed everything but its origins are mysterious.
Explore the oddities that lay beneath the ocean, from lobsters who seduce mates with urine to hagfishes tying themselves into knots to keep from suffocating in their own slime.
Stout argues that as many as one in twenty-five people are sociopaths. Using composite sketches, she illustrates their traits and habits.
This scientific mystery explores how scientists established the theory that an asteroid larger than Mt. Everest crashed into earth and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Johnson explores the most fascinating experiments in the history of science, including Pavlov and his dogs, Galileo exploring motion, and Newton studying light.