Back Science | April Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  Science  
What Addicts Know: 10 Lessons from Recovery to Benefit Everyone

Christopher Kennedy Lawford · Benbella Books
Pages: 212
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling author Christopher Kennedy Lawford revisits addiction in his latest book, What Addicts Know, this time framing the discussion in an entirely new way - the lessons addiction and recovery offer to those of us who haven't battled addiction.For too long, society...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet

Dr. Jan Pol · Gotham; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The star of The Incredible Dr. Pol shares his amusing, and often poignant, tales from his four decades as a vet in rural Michigan. Dr. Jan Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Born and raised the in Netherlands on a dairy farm, he is the star of Nat Geo Wilds hit show The Incredible Dr. Pol and has been...
Read More check catalog
 
 
DIY Succulents: From Placecards to Wreaths, 35 Ideas for Creative Projects with Succulents

Tawni Daigle · Adams Media
Pages: 203
Format: Print book

Dig into dozens of stunning succulent creations!Go beyond the garden to create succulent projects that take center stage in any space. DIY Succulents shows you how to use beautiful and resilient plants like echeveria, sedum, and graptopetalum to craft nature-inspired home decor like rustic...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

Bill Schutt · Algonquin Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"A masterful and compulsively readable book that challenges our preconceived notions about a behavior often sensationalized in our culture and, until just recently, misunderstood in the scientific world." - Ian Tattersall, Curator Emeritus, American Museum of Natural History,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public

Steven Druker · Clear River Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

This book uncovers the biggest scientific fraud of our age. It tells the fascinating and frequently astounding story of how the massive enterprise to restructure the genetic core of the world's food supply came into being, how it advanced by consistently violating the protocols of science,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Human Superorganism: How the Microbiome Is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life

Rodney R Dietert · Dutton
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The origin of asthma, autism, Alzheimer's, allergies, cancer, heart disease, obesity, and even some kinds of depression is now clear. Award-winning researcher on the microbiome, professor Rodney Dietert presents a new paradigm in human biology that has emerged in the midst of the ongoing...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public

Steven Druker · Clear River Press; 1 edition
Format: Book

This book uncovers the biggest scientific fraud of our age. It tells the fascinating and frequently astounding story of how the massive enterprise to restructure the genetic core of the world's food supply came into being, how it advanced by consistently violating the protocols of science,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Reproach of Hunger: Food, Justice, and Money in the Twenty-First Century

David Rieff · Simon & Schuster
Format: Print book

Hailed as "invaluable ... a substantial work of political thought," (New Statesman) in a groundbreaking report, based on years of reporting, David Rieff assesses whether ending extreme poverty and widespread hunger is truly within our reach, as is increasingly promised.Can...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You: A Lively Tour Through the Dark Side of the Natural World

Dan Riskin Ph.D. · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 260
Format: Hardcover

It may be a wonderful world, but as Dan Riskin (cohost of Discovery Canada's Daily Planet) explains, it's also a dangerous, disturbing, and disgusting one. At every turn, it seems, living things are trying to eat us, poison us, use our bodies as their homes, or have us spread...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Close Encounters with Humankind: A Paleoanthropologist Investigates Our Evolving Species

SANG-HEE LEE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In this captivating bestseller, Korea's first paleoanthropologist offers fresh insights into humanity's dawn and evolution.What can fossilized teeth tell us about the life expectancy of our ancient ancestors? How did farming play a problematic role in the history of human evolution? How can simple...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission

Jim Bell · Dutton
Format: Hardcover

The story of the men and women who drove the Voyager spacecraft mission - told by a scientist who was there from the beginning.The Voyager spacecraft are our farthest-flung emissaries - 11.3 billion miles away from the crew who built and still operate them, decades since their launch.Voyager...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Biological Mind: How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are

Alan Jasanoff · Basic Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A pioneering neuroscientist argues that we are more than our brainsTo many, the brain is the seat of personal identity and autonomy. But the way we talk about the brain is often rooted more in mystical conceptions of the soul than in scientific fact. This blinds us to the physical realities...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The American Fisherman: How Our Nation's Anglers Founded, Fed, Financed, and Forever Shaped the U.S.A.

Willie Robertson · William Morrow
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

From the Duck Dynasty star and #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a rollicking popular history of fishing in America.American Fisherman traces the impact fishing has had in shaping America's history, and reveals the influential role it has played in defining our lives. Willie Robertson...
Read More check catalog
 
 
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

Chris Hadfield · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 295
Format: Hardcover

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

STEVEN PINKER · Viking
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

The follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking The Better Angels of Our Nature presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.Is...
Read More check catalog