Science

The Lost Art of Finding Our Way

Part how-to guide and part history of navigation, Huth's book is a delightful look into our relationship to place, movement, the seasons, and the stars. Perfect to read before a spring or summer of hikes, walks, and travel.

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$20.95
ISBN: 9780674088078
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Published: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard Universi - November 16th, 2015

Radioactive

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Radioactive!: How Irene Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616204150
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - January 5th, 2016

Irene Joliot-Curie and Lise Meitner were early 20th-century physicists, both brilliant women in a field full of brilliant men. They balanced their personal lives with groundbreaking research that led to the development of nuclear weapons.

Sarah

 


THE WORLD WITHOUT US

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780312427900
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Published: Picador USA - August 5th, 2008

What would happen to the world if humans were to vanish into thin air? How long would our bridges survive? Would our nuclear reactors collapse? What creatures would thrive, and which would disappear? Alan Weisman's well-researched thought experiment is creative, illuminating, and ultimately hopeful.

Rebecca

 


The Soul of an Octopus

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781451697711
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Published: Atria Books - May 12th, 2015

So much more of our planet is covered by salt water it should be called Ocean, not Earth. By far the biota of the sea is greater than of land yet much remains unknown about life under the waves.  In a book that’s a delight to read Montgomery introduces us to the remarkable octopus, not the monster of the deep to be feared, but a wondrously intelligent, fascinating creature with real personality.

Dale

 


The Art of Tinkering

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The Art of Tinkering: Meet 150 Makers Working at the Intersection of Art, Science & Technology Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781616286095
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Published: Weldon Owen - February 4th, 2014

If you're looking for a gift for a curious, creative, out-of-the-box thinker, this may very well be the perfect one.  From the Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, it’s chock-full of jumping-off points for tinkering adventures, suggestions for tools and materials, and wonderful stories of tinkering adventures. Complete with a hackable cover with conductive ink, this book is sure  to amaze, delight and inspire.


Dina


The Sixth Extinction

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780805092998
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - February 11th, 2014

As Kolbert points out, though it seems a rather commonplace idea today the notion that a species can go extinct is a relatively modern discovery.  Science has determined that until the present there have been five mass extinctions each having dramatically altered life on our planet. Examining a dozen species from a variety of ecosystems around the planet, Kolbert explains how we may be currently at the beginning stages of another, this one likely caused by the activities of the human species.

Dale


An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me about Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316253017
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 29th, 2013

Only one man has performed David Bowie's "Space Oddity" in space -- and then he returned to earth and wrote a book. If you enjoyed Commander Hadfield's videos and pictures during his stay on the International Space Station, you'll love his take space travel, farm life, and being prepared for anything.

Sarah


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