Quick Science Reads
Atkins introduces readers to the basic tools of chemistry and explores the miraculous properties of the one of the most basic chemical compounds, H2O.
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.
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.
From magic, to alchemy, to modern chemistry -- learn the history of the periodic table and of the people that discovered the elements.
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.
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.
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.
Stout argues that as many as one in twenty-five people are sociopaths. Using composite sketches, she illustrates their traits and habits.
Johnson explores the most fascinating experiments in the history of science, including Pavlov and his dogs, Galileo exploring motion, and Newton studying light.