A Brief History of Time

In the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking's classic work has become a landmark …

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A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking …

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A Short History of Nearly Everything

In Bryson's biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand—and, if possible, …

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Asimov's New Guide To Science

Asimov tells the stories behind the science: the men and women who made the important discoveries …

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At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity

A major scientific revolution has begun, a new paradigm that rivals Darwin's theory in importance. …

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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Why do we do the things we do?
More than a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert …

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Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge

“A dazzling journey across the sciences and humanities in search of deep laws to unite …

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Curious Minds: How a Child Becomes a Scientist

*What makes a child decide to become a scientist?

*•For Robert Sapolsky–Stanford professor of …

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Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life

In a book that is both groundbreaking and accessible, Daniel C. Dennett, whom Chet Raymo of The …

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Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin's Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives

What is the biological reason for gossip?
For laughter? For the creation of art?
Why do dogs have …

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Figments of Reality: The Evolution of the Curious Mind

Peppered with wit and controversial topics, this is a refreshing new look at the co-evolution of …

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God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History

In this collection of landmark mathematical works, editor Stephen Hawking has assembled the greatest …

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Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

Douglas Hofstadter's book is concerned directly with the nature of “maps” or links between formal …

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Heaven in a Chip: Fuzzy Visions of Society and Science in the Digital Age

Fuzzy thinking means acknowledging that the universe is really shades of gray. This may seem like …

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How to Find a Habitable Planet

Ever since Carl Sagan first predicted that extraterrestrial civilizations must number in the …

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