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Stars and Planets: The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and Solar System

IAN RIDPATH · Princeton University Press
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

The indispensable guide to the night sky -- now in a newly updated and expanded editionIn this newly updated and expanded edition of their classic work, Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion illuminate the night sky as never before, providing novice stargazers and professional astronomers alike with...
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Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction

Britt Wray · Greystone Books
Pages: 293
Format: Hardcover

Jurassic Park meets The Sixth Extinction in Rise of the Necrofauna, a provocative look at de-extinction from acclaimed documentarist and science writer Britt Wray.A captivating whirlwind tour through the birth and early life of the scientific idea known as "de-extinction." - Beth...
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The Woman Hobby Farmer: Female Guidance for Growing Food, Raising Livestock, and Building a Farm-Based Business

Karen Lanier · Lumina Media
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Hobby farming is alive and thriving in semi-rural, suburban, and rural areas across the country, and female farmers have been cited as the fastest growing sector within the farming community in recent years. With more than 1 million women in the United States and Canada describing farming...
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Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

Scott Kelly · Knopf
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years.The veteran of four space flights and the American...
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Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution

Jonathan B Losos · Riverhead Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A major new work overturning our assumptions about how evolution works Earth's natural history is full of fascinating instances of convergence: phenomena like eyes and wings and tree-climbing lizards that have evolved independently, multiple times. But evolutionary biologists also...
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In Search of Stardust: Amazing Micrometeorites and Their Terrestrial Imposters

JON LARSEN · Voyageur Press
Pages: 152
Format: Hardcover

Tiny pieces of space rock called micrometeorites are everywhere on Earth. In Search of Stardust shows you how to find them!The solar system is a dusty place. Every day approximately 100 metric tons of cosmic dust collides with Earth, mainly in the form of micrometeorites. Most of these...
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Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Max Tegmark · Knopf
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

How will Artificial Intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology - and there's nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark,...
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Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Sarah Scoles · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

For anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered, "Are we alone?" A brilliant examination of the science behind the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and its pioneer, Jill Tarter, the inspiration for the main character in Carl Sagan's Contact. Jill Tarter...
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Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame

Michael Kodas · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant exploration of the rising phenomenon of megafires - forest fires of alarming scale, intensity, and devastation - that captures the danger and heroism of those who fight them In Megafire, a world-renowned journalist and forest fire expert travels to the most dangerous and remote...
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Quakeland: On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake

Kathryn Miles · Dutton
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A journey around the United States in search of the truth about the threat of earthquakes leads to spine-tingling discoveries, unnerving experts, and ultimately the kind of preparations that will actually help guide us through disasters. It's a road trip full of surprises. Earthquakes....
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