Science and Nature

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Updated December 9, 2023
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The heat will kill you first : life and death on a scorched planet
Goodell, Jeff
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! NATIONAL BESTSELLER Most Anticipated Book by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times * A Next Big Idea Book Club...
What an owl knows : the new science of the world's most enigmatic birds
Ackerman, Jennifer 1959-
An instant New York Times bestseller! A New York Times Notable Book of 2023 Named a Best Book of 2023 by Publishers Weekly From the author of The Genius of Birds and The Bird Way, a brilliant scientific investigation into...
Of time and turtles : mending the world, shell by shattered shell
Montgomery, Sy
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * THE PERFECT GIFT FOR NATURE LOVERS * INCLUDES ARTWORK * NATIONAL BESTSELLER * AMAZON EDITOR'S PICK and BEST BOOK OF 2023 * INDIE BESTSELLER "Montgomery's heart-tugging conversations with teammates and her commitment to helping an octogenarian named...
The power of trees : how ancient forests can save us if we let them
Wohlleben, Peter 1964-
"Another love letter from Wohlleben to the green world? makes the case for how we should allow forests throughout the world to regrow and in the process help heal not only the climate but us, as well."--Lydia Millet, Oprah Daily An illuminating manifesto on ancient forests...
The Earth transformed : an untold history
Frankopan, Peter
A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE YEAR: A revolutionary new history that reveals how climate change has dramatically shaped the development--and demise--of civilizations across time *Detailing many years of extensive research, endnotes for this edition run to more than 200...
To infinity and beyond : a journey of cosmic discovery
Tyson, Neil deGrasse
This enlightening illustrated narrative by the world's most celebrated astrophysicist explains the universe from the solar system to the farthest reaches of space with authority and humor. No one can make the mysteries of the universe more comprehensible and fun than Neil...
Brave the wild river the untold story of two women who mapped the botany of the Grand Canyon
Sevigny, Melissa L. 1986-
The riveting tale of two pioneering botanists and their historic boat trip down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon. In the summer of 1938, botanists Elzada Clover and Lois Jotter set off to run the Colorado River, accompanied by an ambitious and entrepreneurial...
On the origin of time : Stephen Hawking's final theory
Hertog, Thomas
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Stephen Hawking's closest collaborator offers the intellectual superstar's final thoughts on the cosmos--a dramatic revision of the theory he put forward in A Brief History of Time. "This superbly written book offers insight into an...
The underworld : journeys to the depths of the ocean
Casey, Susan 1962-
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From bestselling author Susan Casey, an awe-inspiring portrait of the mysterious world beneath the waves, and the men and women who seek to uncover its secrets "An irresistible mix of splendid scholarship, heart-stopping adventure...
Our fragile moment : how lessons from Earth's past can help us survive the climate crisis
Mann, Michael E. 1965-
In this sweeping work of science and history, the renowned climate scientist and author of The New Climate War shows us the conditions on Earth that allowed humans not only to exist but thrive, and how they are imperiled if we veer off course.   For the...
Better living through birding : notes from a Black man in the natural world
Cooper, Christian
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER . Central Park birder Christian Cooper takes us beyond the viral video that shocked a nation and into a world of avian adventures, global excursions, and the unexpected lessons you can learn from a life spent looking up. "Wondrous . . ....
Under alien skies : a sightseer's guide to the universe
Plait, Philip C.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel the universe? How would Saturn's rings look from a spaceship sailing just above them? If you were falling into a black hole, what's the last thing you'd see before getting spaghettified? While traveling in person to most of these amazing...
The climate book
Thunberg, Greta 2003-
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER We still have time to change the world. From climate activist Greta Thunberg, comes the essential handbook for making it happen. You might think it's an impossible task: secure a safe future for life on Earth, at a scale and speed...
How biology works
Discover everything you need to know about biology, with the simplest most visual guide to the science of life. How do vaccines work? What is special about stem cells? How did we evolve from bacteria? The science of life can be dauntingly complex, and it can be hard to...
What's gotten into you : the story of your body's atoms, from the Big Bang through last night's dinner
Levitt, Daniel
For readers of Bill Bryson, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Siddhartha Mukherjee, a wondrous, wildly ambitious, and vastly entertaining work of popular science that tells the awe-inspiring story of the elements that make up the human body, and how these building blocks of life travelled...
Quantum supremacy : how the quantum computer revolution will change everything
Kaku, Michio
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * An exhilarating tour of humanity's next great technological achievement--quantum computing--which may supercharge artificial intelligence, solve some of humanity's biggest problems, like global warming, world hunger, and incurable disease, and eventually...
Fire weather : a true story from a hotter world
Vaillant, John
A NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR * FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN NONFICTION * ONE OF TIME'S 100 MUST-READ BOOKS OF THE YEAR * A stunning account of a colossal wildfire that collided with a city, and a panoramic exploration of the rapidly changing...
Interstellar : the search for extraterrestrial life and our future in the stars
Loeb, Abraham
"The world's leading alien hunter" -- New York Times Magazine From acclaimed Harvard astrophysicist and bestselling author of Extraterrestrial comes a mind-expanding new book explaining why becoming an interstellar species is imperative for humanity's survival and detailing a game plan for...

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