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Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently

Beau Lotto · Hachette Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Beau Lotto, the world-renowned neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and two-time TED speaker, takes us on a tour of how we perceive the world, and how disrupting it leads us to create and innovate.

Perception is the foundation of human experience, but few of us understand...
The Outrun: A Memoir

Amy Liptrot · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

"The Outrun will no doubt sit alongside . . . Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk -- the sheer sensuality of Liptrot's prose and her steely resolve immediately put her right up there with the best of the best." -- New Statesman

When Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after more...

Chandra's Cosmos: Dark Matter, Black Holes, and Other Wonders Revealed by NASA's Premier X-Ray Observatory

Wallace H Tucker · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

On July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the most powerful X-ray telescope ever built, was launched aboard the space shuttle Columbia. Since then, Chandra has given us a view of the universe that is largely hidden from telescopes sensitive only to visible light. In Chandra's...
The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age

Marc Bekoff · Beacon Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

A compelling argument that the time has come to use what we know about the fascinating and diverse inner lives of other animals on their behalfWide-ranging studies of animal intelligence and emotions have enabled us to learn ever more about what animals think, feel, and want. However, this...
Flavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense

Bob Holmes · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A journey into the surprising science behind our flavor senses.

Can you describe how the flavor of halibut differs from that of red snapper? How the taste of a Fuji apple differs from a Spartan? For most of us, this is a difficult task: flavor remains a vague, undeveloped concept...

Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom from Young Children at School

Carla Shalaby · New Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

In this dazzling debut, Carla Shalaby, a former elementary school teacher, explores the everyday lives of four young "troublemakers," challenging the ways we identify and understand so-called problem children. Time and again, we make seemingly endless efforts to moderate, punish,...
Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science

Dave Levitan · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

A pull-no-punches guidebook, a la How to Lie with Statistics, to the many ways our elected officials distort science to serve politics. In 1980, Ronald Reagan created one of the dumbest talking points of all time: "I'm not a scientist, but . . ." Since then, politicians have...
A Fly Rod of Your Own

John Gierach · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

John Gierach, "the voice of the common angler" (The Wall Street Journal) and member of the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame, brings his sharp sense of humor and keen eye for observation to the fishing life and, for that matter, life in general.

John Gierach is known for his witty,...
Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River

David Owen · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant, eye-opening account of where our water comes from and where it all goes

The Colorado River is a crucial resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone. David Owen traces all that...
Mask of the Sun: The Science, History and Forgotten Lore of Eclipses

John Dvorak · Pegasus Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

They have been thought of as harbingers of evil as well as a sign of the divine. Eclipses -- one of the rarest and most stunning celestial events we can witness here on Earth -- have shaped the course of human history and thought since humans first turned their eyes to the sky.