Back Science | October Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  Science  
The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food

Dan Barber · Penguin Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Engaging, funny and delicious... I would call this The Omnivores Dilemma 2.0. --Chicago TribuneAt the heart of todays optimistic farm-to-table food culture is a dark secret the local food movement has failed to change how we eat. It has also offered a false promise for the future of food....
Read More check catalog
 
 
Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words

Dr. John W. Pilley Jr. Ph.D · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller The amazing story of a very smart Border collie who is redefining animal intelligence. Chaser has a way with words. She knows over a thousand of them - more than any other animal of any species except humans. In addition to common nouns like house, ball, and tree,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains

Susan Greenfield · Random House
Format: Hardcover

We live in a world unimaginable only decades ago: a domain of backlit screens, instant information, and vibrant experiences that can outcompete dreary reality. Our brave new technologies offer incredible opportunities for work and play. But at what price? Now renowned neuroscientist Susan...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The World According to Monsanto: Pollution, Corruption, and the Control of the World's Food Supply

Marie-Monique Robin · New Press, The
Format: Hardcover

Published to stellar praise worldwide, The World According to Monsanto charts award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin’s three-year journey across four continents to uncover the disturbing practices of multinational agribusiness corporation Monsanto.The...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time: A Proposal in Natural Philosophy

Roberto Mangabeira Unger · Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover

Cosmology is in crisis. The more we discover, the more puzzling the universe appears to be. How and why are the laws of nature what they are? A philosopher and a physicist, world-renowned for their radical ideas in their fields, argue for a revolution. To keep cosmology scientific, we must...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Berlin Now: The City After the Wall

Peter Schneider · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A smartly guided romp, entertaining and enlightening, through Europe's most charismatic and enigmatic cityIt isn't Europe's most beautiful city, or its oldest. Its architecture is not more impressive than that of Rome or Paris; its museums do not hold more treasures than those...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever

Bill Gifford · Grand Central Publishing; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

From acclaimed journalist Bill Gifford comes a roaring journey into the world of anti-aging science in search of answers to a universal obsession: what can be done about getting old?SPRING CHICKEN:Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying)SPRING CHICKEN is a full-throttle, high-energy ride through...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Einstein: His Space and Times

Steven Gimbel · Yale University Press
Pages: 191
Format: Print book

The commonly held view of Albert Einstein is of an eccentric genius for whom the pursuit of science was everything. But in actuality, the brilliant innovator whose Theory of Relativity forever reshaped our understanding of time was a man of his times, always politically engaged and driven...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use to Make Everyday Products

Stephen Leahy · Firefly Books
Format: Hardcover

The average American lifestyle is kept afloat by about 2,000 gallons of H2O a day. The numbers are shocking. Your Water Footprint reveals the true cost of our lifestyle. A water footprint is the amount of fresh water used to produce the goods and services we consume, including growing,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use to Make Everyday Products

Stephen Leahy · Firefly Books
Format: Paperback

The average American lifestyle is kept afloat by about 2,000 gallons of H2O a day. The numbers are shocking. Your Water Footprint reveals the true cost of our lifestyle. A water footprint is the amount of fresh water used to produce the goods and services we consume, including growing,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

John Vaillant · Knopf; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

It’s December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. As the trackers...
Read More check catalog
 
 
American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon

Steven Rinella · Spiegel & Grau
Format: Hardcover

From the host of the Travel Channel’s “The Wild Within.”A hunt for the American buffalo—an adventurous, fascinating examination of an animal that has haunted the American imagination. In 2005, Steven Rinella won a lottery permit to hunt for a wild buffalo, or American...
Read More check catalog