
What Should We Be Worried About?: Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night
John Brockman · Harper Perennial

Drawing from the horizons of science, todays leading thinkers reveal the hidden threats nobody is talking about—and expose the false fears everyone else is distracted by.What should we be worried about? That is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org The worlds smartest website—The... 






Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our ManMade World
Mark Miodownik · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller An eyeopening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science Why is glass seethrough? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? Why does any material look and behave the way it does?... 






The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics
Leonard Susskind · Basic Books
Format: Paperback

A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2013If you ever regretted not taking physics in college  or simply want to know how to think like a physicist  this is the book for you. In this bestselling introduction, physicist Leonard Susskind and hackerscientist George Hrabovsky offer a first... 






The Seventy Great Inventions Of The Ancient World
Brian M Fagan · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 304 Format: Hardcover

Stone choppers, eyed needles, camel saddles, chariots, and contraceptives: the past is paved with remarkable inventions. The latest book in this popular series takes us on an eyeopening and unusual journey through early human innovationsùsome fundamental and others intriguing or bizarre.... 






PreCalculus: 1,001 Practice Problems For Dummies
Mary Jane Sterling · For Dummies; 1 edition
Format: Book

Prepare for calculus the smart way, with customizable precalculus practice 1,001 PreCalculus Practice Problems For Dummies offers 1,001 opportunities to gain confidence in your math skills. Much more than a workbook, this study aid provides precalculus problems ranked from easy to advanced,... 






Algebra I For Dummies
Mary Jane Sterling · John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 384 Format: Print book

Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293576) was previously published as Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9780470559642) . While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.... 






Basic Math & PreAlgebra For Dummies
Mark Zegarelli · For Dummies
Pages: 312 Format: Print book

Master the fundamentals first for a smoother ride through math Basic Math & PreAlgebra Workbook For Dummies is your ticket to finally getting a handle on math! Designed to help you strengthen your weak spots and pinpoint problem areas, this book provides hundreds of practice problems... 






The Cellulite Myth: It's Not Fat, It's Fascia
ASHLEY BLACK · POST HILL PR
Pages: 200 Format: Print book

The last book you'll ever need about cellulite, and the first book you need to take control and change your health forever!
Forget everything you've ever been told about cellulite  it's a myth! Ashley Black, fascia pioneer, and body guru to the stars, unveils never before known... 






College Algebra
Margaret L Lial · Pearson
Pages: 738 Format: Print book

For courses in college algebra. Steadfast Support for your Evolving Course The College Algebra series, by Lial, Hornsby, Schneider, and Daniels, combines the experience of master teachers to help students develop both the conceptual understanding and the analytical skills necessary for success... 






Elementary & Intermediate Algebra: Graphs & Models
Marvin L Bittinger · Pearson
Pages: 1104 Format: Print book

For courses in elementary and intermediate algebra. Objective: Visualizing the Concepts One of the hallmarks of the Bittinger Developmental Math program is objectivebased learning. In Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Graphs and Models, Fifth Edition, the authors place special... 






Dawn of the Neuron: The Early Struggles to Trace the Origin of Nervous Systems
Michel Anctil · McGillQueens University Press
Pages: 416 Format: Hardcover

In science, sometimes it is best to keep things simple. Initially discrediting the discovery of neurons in jellyfish, midnineteenthcentury scientists grouped jellyfish, combjellies, hydra, and sea anemones together under one term  "coelenterates"  and deemed these animals... 






Physics I Practice Problems For Dummies
Consumer Dummies · For Dummies
Pages: 432 Format: Paperback

Physics I Practice Problems For Dummies takes readers beyond the instruction and practice provided in Physics I For Dummies, giving them hundreds of opportunities to solve problems from the major concepts introduced in a Physics I course. With the book, readers also get access to practice... 






Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America
Liz Carlisle · Gotham Books
Pages: 320 Format: Hardcover

A protégé of Michael Pollan shares the story of a little known group of renegade farmers who defied corporate agribusiness by launching a unique sustainable farmtotable food movement.The story of the Lentil Underground begins on a 280acre homestead rooted in America's Great Plains:... 






Introductory Algebra for College Students
Robert Blitzer · Pearson
Pages: 768 Format: Print book

Gets them engaged. Keeps them engaged. Bob Blitzer's use of realistic applications instantly piques students' curiosity about the presence of mathematical concepts in the world around them. These applications are apparent throughout the entire programfrom his relatable examples,... 






The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming
Natasha Bowens · New Society Publishers
Format: eBook

Imagine the typical American farmer. Many people visualize sunroughened skin, faded overalls, and calloused hands  hands that are usually white. While there's no doubt the growing trend of organic farming and homesteading is changing how the farmer is portrayed in mainstream media,... 






Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe
Lisa Randall · Ecco Press
Pages: 432 Format: Hardcover

In this brilliant exploration of our cosmic environment, the renowned particle physicist and New York Times bestselling author of Warped Passages and Knocking on Heaven's Door uses her research into dark matter to illuminate the startling connections between the furthest reaches of space... 










The Modern Savage: Our Unthinking Decision to Eat Animals
James McWilliams · Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Hardcover

Just Food author James McWilliamss exploration of the compassionate carnivore movement and the paradox of humanitys relationship with animals.In the last four decades, food reformers have revealed the ecological and ethical problems of eating animals raised in industrial settings, turning... 






Anatomy of Dolphins: Insights into Body Structure and Function
Bruno Cozzi · Academic Press
Pages: 456 Format: Hardcover

The Anatomy of Dolphins: Insights into Body Structure and Function is a precise, detailed, fully illustrated, descriptive, and functionally oriented text on the anatomy and morphology of dolphins. It focuses on a number of delphinid species, with keynotes on important dolphinlike genera,... 






Mad Science 2: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But STILL Probably Shouldn't
Theodore Gray · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Pages: 240 Format: Hardcover

Bestselling author Theodore Gray is back with allnew spectacular experiments that demonstrate basic principles of chemistry and physics in thrilling and memorable ways For nearly a decade Theodore Gray has been demonstrating basic principles of chemistry and physics through exciting sometimes... 






CliffsNotes Geometry Common Core Quick Review
M Sunil R Koswatta · Cliffs Notes
Pages: 245 Format: Paperback

A quick in, quick out review of Geometry Common Core math Relevant to high school students enrolled in their Geometry class in those states adhering to the Common Core math standards, this quick review provides targeted chapterlevel reviews of topics aligned to the Geometry Common Core... 






Deep Space: Beyond the Solar System to the End of the Universe and the Beginning of Time
Govert Schilling · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Format: Hardcover

Govert Schilling explores the mysteries of space that lie beyond our solar system on this mindbending trip to nebulae, galaxies, black holes, and the edge of the observable universe.Join Govert Schilling on a journey across the universe that will ignite the imagination. The trip begins... 






The Human Story: Where We Come From and How We Evolved
Charles Lockwood · Natural History Museum, London; Updated edition
Format: Paperback

Revised and updated, a concise and accessible guide to man's ancestors, from the earliest hominids such as Sahelanthropus, dating back six to seven million years, through to our own species, Homo sapiens Over the past 25 years there has been an explosion of species' names... 






Idiot's Guides: Physics
Paul V. Pancella · Alpha
Format: Print book

Physics can be a complex and intimidating subject. Idiot's Guides: Physics breaks down the complex topics of physics and makes them easy to understand. Readers will learn from numerous examples and problems that teach all of the fundamentals  Newton's Laws, thermodynamics, mass,... 






The Astronomy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
INC DORLING KINDERSLEY · DK
Pages: 352 Format: Hardcover

An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos  from ancient times to the present day. From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the universe.... 






Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience
Michael S. Gazzaniga · Ecco; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Michael S. Gazzaniga, one of the most important neuroscientists of the twentieth century, gives us an exciting behindthescenes look at his seminal work on that unlikely couple, the right and left brain. Foreword by Steven Pinker.In the midtwentieth century, Michael S. Gazzaniga, "the... 






The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors
John R Gribbin · Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 646 Format: Paperback

A wonderfully readable account of scientiﬁc development over the past ﬁve hundred years, focusing on the lives and achievements of individual scientists, by the bestselling author of In Search of Schrodinger's CatIn this ambitious new book, John Gribbin tells the stories of the people... 






A Field Guide to Your Own Back Yard
John Hanson Mitchell · Countryman Press; Second Edition edition
Pages: 288 Format: Paperback

A wise and poetic field guide to the lives, habits, and quirks of the natural world awaiting just beyond your doorstep ."If there is grass and a few scraggling trees, there will be wildlife," suggests John Hanson Mitchell, an internationally recognized naturalist and advocate... 










Algebra I (Cliffs Quick Review)
Jerry Bobrow Ph.D. · Cliffs Notes; 1 edition
Pages: 176 Format: Paperback

CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions.Whether you're brushing up on preAlgebra concepts or on your way toward mastering algebraic fractions,... 






Citizen Science: How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery
Caren Cooper · Overlook Press
Pages: 294 Format: Print book

The engaging history of the people whose contributions to scientific pursuits make us rethink the meaning of the word "scientist." Think you need a degree in science to contribute to important scientific discoveries? Think again. All around the world, in fields ranging... 






Algebra Success in 20 Minutes a Day
LearningExpress · LearningExpress
Pages: 256 Format: Book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats

Whether youre new to algebra or just looking for a refresher, Algebra Success in 20 Minutes a Day offers a 20step lesson plan that provides quick and thorough instruction in practical, critical skills. Stripped of unnecessary math jargon but bursting with algebra essentials, this handy... 










Business Statistics For Dummies
Alan Anderson · For Dummies; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

Score higher in your business statistics course? Easy. Business statistics is a common course for business majors and MBA candidates. It examines common data sets and the proper way to use such information when conducting research and producing informational reports such as profit and loss... 






AP Biology For Dummies
Peter Mikulecky · For Dummies; 1 edition
Pages: 388 Format: Paperback

Relax. The fact that you’re even considering taking the AP Biology exam means you’re smart, hardworking and ambitious. All you need is to get up to speed on the exam’s topics and themes and take a couple of practice tests to get comfortable with its question formats and time... 






The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities
Caleb Scharf · Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

Longlisted for the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing AwardThe Sunday Times (UK) Best Science Book of 2014A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2014An NBC News Top Science and Tech Book of 2014A Politics & Prose 2014 Staff PickIn the sixteenth century, Nicolaus... 






Basic Math and PreAlgebra For Dummies
Mark Zegarelli · John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 384 Format: Paperback

Tips for simplifying tricky basic math and prealgebra operations Whether you're a student preparing to take algebra or a parent who wants or needs to brush up on basic math, this fun, friendly guide has the tools you need to get in gear. From positive, negative, and whole numbers to fractions,... 






Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
Neil deGrasse Tyson · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

A thoughtprovoking and humorous collection on NASA and the future of space travel. Neil deGrasse Tyson is a rare breed of astrophysicist, one who can speak as easily and brilliantly with popular audiences as with professional scientists. Now that NASA has put human space flight effectively... 






A Field Guide to Your Own Back Yard
John Hanson Mitchell · Countryman Press
Pages: 288 Format: Paperback

Here is a book to enhance our appreciation of the small citizens of the world and to introduce us to the neighbors we never knew we had, from spotted salamanders to meadow voles, from snowy tree crickets to ambrosia beetles, all living within steps of your door. "If there is grass... 






Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory
Edward J. Larson · Modern Library
Pages: 368 Format: Hardcover

"I often said before starting, that I had no doubt I should frequently repent of the whole undertaking." So wrote Charles Darwin aboard The Beagle, bound for the Galapagos Islands and what would arguably become the greatest and most controversial discovery in scientific history.... 










Chemistry: 1,001 Practice Problems For Dummies
Heather Hattori · For Dummies; 1 edition
Format: Book

Practice makes perfect and helps deepen your understanding of chemistry Every high school requires a course in chemistry and many universities require the course for majors in medicine engineering biology and various other sciences Chemistry Practice Problems For Dummies provides students... 






Idiot's Guides: Algebra II
Carolyn Wheater · Alpha Books
Pages: 352 Format: Paperback

Perhaps no subject strikes so much fear in the hearts of high school and college students as Algebra I, except of course its older, meaner sibling, Algebra II! Starting with reinforcing concepts from Algebra I and with lots of practice and tips along the way, Idiot's Guides: Algebra... 






The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life
Alex Bellos · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Here’s Looking at Euclid, a dazzling new book that turns even the most complex math into a brilliantly entertaining narrative.From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes you on a journey of mathematical... 










Algebra I Workbook For Dummies
Mary Jane Sterling · For Dummies
Pages: 312 Format: Paperback

The gradesaving Algebra I companion, with hundreds of additional practice problems online Algebra I Workbook For Dummies is your solution to the Algebra brainblock. With hundreds of practice and example problems mapped to the typical high school Algebra class, you'll... 










Everyone Is African: How Science Explodes the Myth of Race
Daniel J. Fairbanks · Prometheus Books
Format: Print book

What does science say about race? In this book a distinguished research geneticist presents abundant evidence showing that traditional notions about distinct racial differences have little scientific foundation. In short, racism is not just morally wrong; it has no basis in fact.The author... 






Think: Why You Should Question Everything
Guy P. Harrison · Prometheus Books
Format: Paperback

Think more critically, learn to question everything, and don't let your own brain trip you up. This fresh and exciting approach to science, skepticism, and critical thinking will enlighten and inspire readers of all ages. With a mix of wit and wisdom, it challenges everyone... 






Beginning Algebra
K Elayn MartinGay · Pearson
Pages: 720 Format: Print book

For courses in beginning algebra. Every student can succeed. Elayn MartinGay's developmental math textbooks and video resources are motivated by her firm belief that every student can succeed. MartinGay's focus on the student shapes her clear, accessible writing, inspires... 










Statistics: 1,001 Practice Problems For Dummies
Consumer Dummies · For Dummies; 1 edition
Format: Book

1,001 practice opportunities to score higher in statistics 1,001 Statistics Practice Problems For Dummies takes you beyond the instruction and guidance offered in Statistics For Dummies to give you a more handson understanding of statistics. The practice problems offered range in difficulty,... 










Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies
Donna Rae Siegfried · John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 360 Format: Print book

Learn about the human body from the inside out Some people think that knowing about what goes on inside the human body can sap life of its mystery  which is too bad for them. Anybody who's ever taken a peak under the hood knows that the human body, and all its various structures and functions,... 






Barron's AP Statistics, 8th Edition
Martin Sternstein Ph.D. · Barron's Educational Series; 8 edition
Format: Print book

This manuals indepth preparation for the AP Statistics exam features the 35 absolutely best AP Statistics exam hints found anywhere, and includesA diagnostic test and five fulllength and uptodate practice examsAll test questions answered and explainedAdditional multiplechoice and freeresponse... 










How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
Jordan Ellenberg · Penguin Group USA
Pages: 468 Format: Print book

The Freakonomics of matha mathworld superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our handsThe math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows... 






Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body Much More Than It Thinks
Guy Claxton · Yale University Press
Pages: 344 Format: Hardcover

If you think that intelligence emanates from the mind and that reasoning necessitates the suppression of emotion, you'd better think again  or rather not "think" at all. In his provocative new book, Guy Claxton draws on the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology to reveal... 






Idiot's Guides: Calculus II
Alpha. · Alpha
Pages: 336 Format: Paperback

Idiot's Guides: Calculus II, like its counterpart Idiot's Guides: Calculus I, is a curriculumbased companion book that continues the tradition of taking the sting out of calculus by adding more explanatory graphs and illustrations in easytounderstand language, practice problems,... 














Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars
Lee Billings · Current Hardcover; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

An intimate history of Earth and the quest for life beyond the solar system For 4.6 billion years our living planet has been alone in a vast and silent universe. But soon, Earth's isolation could come to an end. Over the past two decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of planets... 






Trigonometry For Dummies
Mary Jane Sterling · For Dummies; 2 edition
Format: Paperback

A plainEnglish guide to the basics of trig Trigonometry deals with the relationship between the sides and angles of triangles...mostly right triangles. In practical use, trigonometry is a friend to astronomers who use triangulation to measure the distance between stars. Trig also has applications... 






National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Fifth Edition
Jonathan Alderfer · National Geographic; 5 edition
Pages: 504 Format: Paperback

Birding is the fastest growing wildliferelated activity in the U.S., and even conservative estimates put the current number of U.S. birders at 50 million. According to the New York Times, some authorities predict that by 2050 there will be more than 100 million—and the National Geographic... 






Physics Demystified, 2nd Edition
Stan Gibilisco · McGrawHill Professional Publishing
Pages: 557 Format: Paperback

Understanding PHYSICS just got a whole lot EASIER! Stumped trying to make sense of physics? Here's your solution. Physics Demystified, Second Edition helps you grasp the essential concepts with ease. Written in a stepbystep format, this practical guide begins by covering... 






Cracking the Particle Code of the Universe
John W Moffat · Oxford University Press
Pages: 232 Format: Print book

Among the current books that celebrate the discovery of the Higgs boson, Cracking the Particle Code of the Universe is a rare objective treatment of the subject. The book is an insider's behindthescenes look at the arcane, fascinating world of theoretical and experimental particle physics... 






Basic Math and PreAlgebra: 1,001 Practice Problems For Dummies
Mark Zegarelli · For Dummies; 1 edition
Pages: 408 Format: Paperback

1001 Basic Math & Pre Algebra Practice Problems For Dummies Practice makes perfect and helps deepen your understanding of basic math and prealgebra by solving problems 1001 Basic Math & PreAlgebra Practice Problems For Dummies, with free access to online practice problems, takes... 






The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life
Alex Bellos · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 337 Format: Paperback

"A firstrate survey of the world of mathematics ... Great reading for the intellectually curious," (Kirkus Reviews) from the bestselling author of Here's Looking at Euclid  a dazzling new book that turns even the most complex math into a brilliantly entertaining read.From... 






Algebra and Trigonometry Enhanced with Graphing Utilities
Michael Sullivan · Pearson
Pages: 1200 Format: Print book

Prepare, Practice, Review The Sullivan s timetested approach focuses students on the fundamental skills they need for the course: "preparing "for class, "practicing "with homework, and "reviewing" the concepts. The Enhanced with Graphing Utilities Series has evolved... 






Cracking the AP Statistics Exam, 2015 Edition
Princeton Review · Princeton Review; 1 Csm edition
Format: Book

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the AP Statistics Exam with The Princeton Reviews comprehensive study guide—including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, and 2 fulllength practice tests with complete answer explanations.... 






The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch
Lewis Dartnell · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 352 Format: Hardcover

How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch?If our technological society collapsed tomorrow, perhaps from a viral pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact, what would be the one book you would want to press into the hands of the postapocalyptic survivors? What... 






Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies
Joseph Schmuller · For Dummies; 3 edition
Format: Paperback

Take the mystery out of statistical terms and put Excel to work! If you need to create and interpret statistics in business or classroom settings, this easytouse guide is just what you need. It shows you how to use Excel's powerful tools for statistical analysis, even if you've... 










A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing
Lawrence M. Krauss · Atria Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

WHERE DID THE UNIVERSE COME FROM WHAT WAS THERE BEFORE IT WHAT WILL THE FUTURE BRING AND FINALLY WHY IS THERE SOMETHING RATHER THAN NOTHING Lawrence Krausss provocative answers to these and other timeless questions in a wildly popular lecture now on YouTube have attracted almost a million... 










How to Read the Solar System: A Guide to the Stars and Planets
Paul Abel · Pegasus Books
Pages: 320 Format: Hardcover

A fresh and essential guide to understanding and interpreting the wonders of our solar system, from two intrepid young astronomers who are the hosts of the popular BBC television series, "The Sky at Night."What exactly is the solar system? We've all learned the basics at school... 






Brain Storms: The Race to Unlock the Mysteries of Parkinson's Disease
Jon Palfreman · Scientific American
Pages: 288 Format: Hardcover

A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2015  Publishers WeeklyA star science journalist with Parkinson's reveals the inner workings of this perplexing disease Seven million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson's, and doctors, researchers, and patients continue to hunt for a cure. In Brain... 






Calculus Workbook For Dummies
Mark Ryan · For Dummies; 2 edition
Format: Print book

Your lighthearted, practical approach to conquering calculus Does the thought of calculus give you a coronary? You arent alone. Thankfully, this new edition of Calculus Workbook For Dummies makes it infinitely easier. Focusing beyond the classroom, it contains calculus exercises you can work... 






Idiot's Guides: Basic Math and PreAlgebra
Carolyn Wheater · Alpha
Format: Book

Idiots Guides Basic Math and PreAlgebra helps readers get up to speed and relearn the primary concepts of mathematics, geometry, and prealgebra. Content includes basic math operations addition, subtraction, multiplication, division word problems factors and multiples fractions, decimals,... 






Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam, 2015 Edition
Princeton Review · Princeton Review; 1 edition
Format: Book

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the AP Calculus AB Exam with The Princeton Reviews comprehensive study guide—including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, and 3 fulllength practice tests with complete answer explanations.... 






Algebra II For Dummies
Mary Jane Sterling · For Dummies
Pages: 408 Format: Paperback

Your complete guide to acing Algebra II Do quadratic equations make you queasy? Does the mere thought of logarithms make you feel lethargic? You're not alone! Algebra can induce anxiety in the best of us, especially for the masses that have never counted math as their forte. But here's... 














A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design
Frank Wilczek · Penguin Press
Pages: 448 Format: Hardcover

Does the universe embody beautiful ideas?Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this "beautiful question." With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present. Wilczek's... 






The Art of the Map: An Illustrated History of Map Elements and Embellishments
Dennis Reinhartz · Sterling
Pages: 240 Format: Hardcover

This lavishly illustrated history of the golden age of cartography, from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries, explores not only the embellishments on maps but also what they reveal about the world in which they were created. Here there be monsters real and imagined; ships... 






Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Jared Diamond · Viking Adult; 1 edition
Pages: 592 Format: Hardcover

A study of the downfall of some of historys greatest civilizations, written by the Pulitzer Prizewinning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, includes coverage of such cultures as the Anasazi, the Maya, and the Viking colony on Greenland, tracing patterns of environmental damage, climate... 






College Algebra and Trigonometry
Margaret L Lial · Pearson
Pages: 1200 Format: Print book

For courses in college algebra and trigonometry. Steadfast Support for your Evolving Course The College Algebra series, by Lial, Hornsby, Schneider, and Daniels, combines the experience of master teachers to help students develop both the conceptual understanding and the analytical skills... 






Extinction and Evolution: What Fossils Reveal About the History of Life
Niles Eldredge · Firefly Books Ltd.
Pages: 256 Format: Book

"This book is a splendidly illustrated and thoughtfully constructed account of one of the greatest ideas ever conceived by the human mind  evolution. Eldredge has cleverly combined our knowledge of living organisms with instructive insights into the fossil record to convincingly... 






Everyday Calculus: Discovering the Hidden Math All Around Us
Oscar E Fernandez · Princeton University Press
Pages: 150 Format: Hardcover

Uses everyday experiences to reveal the hidden calculus behind a typical day's events, showing how math naturally emerges from simple observations such as how hot coffee cools down, and demonstrating that calculus can be both useful and fascinating. 






Seed Libraries: And Other Means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People
Cindy Conner · New Society Publishers
Pages: 177 Format: Print book

Historically, seed companies were generally small, often familyrun businesses. Because they were regionally based, they could focus on varieties wellsuited to the local environment. A Pacific Northwest company, for example, would specialize in different cultivars than a company based... 










Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe
Eric Chaisson · Pearson
Pages: 521 Format: Print book

For onesemester Introduction to Astronomy courses. With the Eighth Edition of Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide , trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan bring a renewed freshness and analysis to recent changes in our understanding of the cosmos. As with the other two books... 




