• Earth & Space : Photographs from the Archives of Nasa
    Earth & Space : Photographs from the Archives of Nasa
    ISBN: 9781452134352
    Title: Earth & Space : Photographs from the Archives of Nasa
    Author: NATARAJ NIRMALA

    Take a tour of the universe with this breathtaking collection of photographs from the archives of NASA. Astonishing images of Earth from above, the phenomena of our solar system, and the celestial bodies of deep space will captivate readers and photography lovers with an interest in science, astronomy, and the great beyond. Each extraordinary photograph from the legendary space agency is paired with explanatory text that contextualizes its place in the cosmic ballet of planets, stars, dust, and matter--from Earth's limb to solar flares, the Jellyfish Nebula to Pandora's Cluster. Featuring a preface by Bill Nye, this engaging volume offers up-close views of our remarkable cosmos, and sparks wonder at the marvels of Earth and space.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Earth 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know
    Earth 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know
    ISBN: 9781780871615
    Title: Earth 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know
    Author: REDFERN MARTIN


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Earth Book From the Beginning to the End of Our Planet, 250 Milestones in the History of Earth Science
    Earth Book From the Beginning to the End of Our Planet, 250 Milestones in the History of Earth Science
    ISBN: 9781454929109
    Title: Earth Book From the Beginning to the End of Our Planet, 250 Milestones in the History of Earth Science
    Author: BELL JIM

    A beautifully illustrated presentation of 250 milestones in the history of our home planet, from celebrated geologist and planetary scientist Jim Bell.

    Spanning Earth's entire history, from its birth 4.6 billion years ago to its inevitable destruction billions of years into the future, this stunning volume chronicles the life of our home planet in 250 well-chosen milestones. Jim Bell leads us on a tour of the events, processes, people, and places that have shaped our growing knowledge of Earth, from the oceans' formation and the first perilous polar expeditions to deadly volcanoes and Earth "selfies" from space. He covers relevant topics in a range of fields, including physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, geology, mineralogy, planetary science, life science, public policy, atmospheric/climate science, and engineering, along with notes on key scientists and inventors. At a time when it's crucial to understand Earth as a complex interdependent system, and our role in that system, The Earth Book will enhance your appreciation of our home.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Earth Gazers
    Earth Gazers
    ISBN: 9781784974329
    Title: Earth Gazers
    Author: POTTER CHRISTOPHER


    For thousands of years, we have struggled to rise above the surface of the Earth.


    2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the moment three human beings escaped the pull of the Earth's gravitational field for the first time, and saw what no one had ever seen before, the Earth as a sphere falling through the empty darkness of space. Even today only 24 people have had that experience: the Apollo astronauts who went on the nine manned missions to the moon that took place between 1968 and 1972.


    The astronauts returned with photographic evidence that the Earth was beautiful, seemingly fragile and different from any other heavenly body. The photographs known as Earthrise, taken during the first manned mission, and The Blue Marble, taken during the last mission, have become two of the most reproduced and most influential images of all time. They were taken almost as an afterthought and inspired a whole generation to think about our responsibility for this tiny oasis in space.


    In his remarkably wide-ranging book, Christopher Potter writes of the early heroic days of aviation and of the often-blemished visionaries who inspired the journey into space: Charles Lindbergh, Robert Goddard and Wernher von Braum.


    Now more than ever the need to see ourselves from an outside-perspective is urgent. Can we learn to see ourselves for what we truly are: inhabitants of a world without borders? The Earth Gazers is a timely and entrancingly written exploration of the ways in which this new perspective on ourselves did indeed change us, and of how the opportunity for truly radical change was thwarted.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Earth Gazers On Seeing Ourselves
    Earth Gazers On Seeing Ourselves
    ISBN: 9781784974336
    Title: Earth Gazers On Seeing Ourselves
    Author: POTTER CHRISTOPHER

    It will soon be the fiftieth anniversary of the first manned mission to the moon, when men first saw for themselves the Earth as a sphere falling through space--they saw a world without borders and these images continue to give hope and inspire.


    Only twenty-four people have seen the whole earth. The most beautiful and influential photographs ever made were taken, almost as an afterthought, by the astronauts of the Apollo space program from the moon. They inspired a generation of scientists and environmentalists to think more seriously about our responsibility for this tiny oasis in space, this "blue marble" falling through empty darkness.


    The Earth Gazers is a book about the long road to the capture of those unforgettable images. It is a history of the space program and of the ways in which it transformed our view of the earth and changed the lives of the astronauts who walked in space and on the moon. It is the story of the often blemished visionaries who inspired that journey into space: Charles Lindbergh, Robert Goddard and Wernher Von Braun, and of the courageous pilots who were the first humans to escape the Earth's orbit. These twenty-four people saw Earth in all its singular glory, and the legacy of the stories of these "Earth Gazers," resonate richly even today.




    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Earth Under Fire: Humanity's Survival of the Ice Age
    Earth Under Fire: Humanity's Survival of the Ice Age
    ISBN: 9781591430520
    Title: Earth Under Fire: Humanity's Survival of the Ice Age
    Author: LAVIOLETTE PAUL

    An investigation of the connection between ancient world catastrophe myths and modern scientific evidence of a galactic destruction cycle
    - Provides scientific evidence of past Earth-wide catastrophes and their galactic superwave origins
    - Decodes the ancient message encrypted in the zodiac constellations and symbolism of the Sphinx
    - Describes how explosions of our Galaxy's core pose a threat to humanity in the future
    Many ancient myths from around the world tell of catastrophic destruction by fire and flood. These ubiquitous legends are so extreme that they are often dismissed as imaginative exaggerations. In "Earth Under Fire, " Paul LaViolette connects these "myths" to recent scientific findings in astronomy, geology, and archaeology to reconstruct the details of prehistoric global disasters and to explain how similar tragedies could recur in the near future.
    Compelled by his decryption of an ancient warning hidden in zodiac constellation lore, LaViolette worked with information from many scientific sources, including astronomical observations, polar ice core measurements, and other geological data, to confirm that our Galaxy's core exploded near the end of the last ice age. This explosion unleashed a barrage of cosmic rays and enveloped the solar system in a dense nebula, which led to periods of persistent darkness, frigid cold, severe solar storms, searing heat, and mountainous floods that plagued mankind for many generations. Linking his scientific findings to details preserved in the myths and monuments of ancient civilizations, he demonstrates how past civilizations accurately recorded the causes of these cataclysmic events, knowledge of which may be crucial for the human race to survive the next catastrophic superwave cycle. This information reveals the intelligence and ingenuity of our ancestors who, when faced with extinction, found the means to warn us that the apocalypse that destroyed them could occur once again.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Eating the Sun: Small Musings on a Vast Universe
    Eating the Sun: Small Musings on a Vast Universe
    ISBN: 9780143133162
    Title: Eating the Sun: Small Musings on a Vast Universe
    Author: SANDERS ELLA FRANCES

    A beautifully illustrated exploration of the principles, laws, and wonders that rule our universe, our world, and our daily lives, from the New York Times bestselling creator of Lost in Translation

    Have you ever found yourself wondering what we might have in common with stars, or why the Moon never leaves us? Thinking about the precise dancing of planets, the passing of time, or the nature of natural things?

    Our world is full of unshakable mystery, and although we live in a civilization more complicated than ever, there is simplicity and reassurance to be found in knowing how and why.

    From the New York Times bestselling creator of Lost in Translation, Eating the Sun is a delicately existential, beautifully illustrated, and welcoming exploration of the universe--one that examines and marvels at the astonishing principles, laws, and phenomena that we exist alongside, that we sit within.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00

    $38.00
  • Edge of the Universe a Voyage to the Cosmic Horizon & Beyond
    Edge of the Universe a Voyage to the Cosmic Horizon & Beyond
    ISBN: 9780470636244
    Title: Edge of the Universe a Voyage to the Cosmic Horizon & Beyond
    Author: HALPERN PAUL

    An accessible look at the mysteries that lurk at the edge of the known universe and beyond The observable universe, the part we can see with telescopes, is incredibly vast. Yet recent theories suggest that there is far more to the universe than what our instruments record-in fact, it could be infinite. Colossal flows of galaxies, large empty regions called voids, and other unexplained phenomena offer clues that our own "bubble universe" could be part of a greater realm called the multiverse. How big is the observable universe? What it is made of? What lies beyond it? Was there a time before the Big Bang? Could space have unseen dimensions? In this book, physicist and science writer Paul Halpern explains what we know#151;and what we hope to soon find out#151;about our extraordinary cosmos. Explains what we know about the Big Bang, the accelerating universe, dark energy, dark flow, and dark matter to examine some of the theories about the content of the universe and why its edge is getting farther away from us faster Explores the idea that the observable universe could be a hologram and that everything that happens within it might be written on its edge Written by physicist and popular science writer Paul Halpern, whose other books include Collider: The Search for the World′s Smallest Particles , and What′s Science Ever Done For Us: What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Edison Vs Tesla: the Battle Over Their Last Invention
    Edison Vs Tesla: the Battle Over Their Last Invention
    ISBN: 9781510718760
    Title: Edison Vs Tesla: the Battle Over Their Last Invention
    Author: MARTIN JOEL & BIRNES WILLIAM J.

    Thomas Edison closely following the alternative physics work of Albert Einstein and Max Planck, convincing him that there was an entire reality unseen by the human eye. This led to the last and least-known of all Edison’s inventions, the spirit phone. His former associate, now bitter rival, Nikola Tesla, was also developing at the same time a similar mysterious device. Edison vs. Tesla examines their quest to talk to the dead. It reveals:

    Edison’s little-known near-death experience formed his theory that animate life forms don’t die, but rather change the nature of their composition. It is this foundational belief that drove him to proceed with the spirit phone.
    Tesla monitored Edison’s paranormal work, with both men racing to create a device that picked up the frequencies of discarnate spirits, what today is called EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon).
    Both men were way ahead of their time, delving into artificial intelligence and robotics.
    Although mystery and lore surround the details of the last decade of Edison’s life, many skeptics have denied the existence of the mysterious spirit phone. The authors have researched both Edison’s and Tesla’s journals, as well as contemporary articles and interviews with the inventors to confirm that tests were actually done with this device. They also have the full cooperation of the Charles Edison fund, affording them access to rare photos and graphics to support their text. Edison vs. Tesla sheds light on this weird invention and demonstrates the rivalry that drove both men to new discoveries.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Eerie Silence: Searching for Ourselves in the Universe
    Eerie Silence: Searching for Ourselves in the Universe
    ISBN: 9780141037783
    Title: Eerie Silence: Searching for Ourselves in the Universe
    Author: DAVIES PAUL

    'Extraordinary . . . a visionary glimpse of what we could be'Sunday TelegraphIf aliens ever contact us, it will be perhaps the single most significant event in human history. And Paul Davies will be responsible for saying something back.For fifty years the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence has been scanning the skies. Now Davies, head of SETI's Post Detection Task Group, with 'a rare talent for making physics mind-bogglingly vivid and exciting' (Times Higher Education), explores what the mysterious silence it has so far encountered could mean.Here he looks at exciting new ways to make contact with extra-terrestrial life. He considers what form advanced alien intelligence is likely to take if it exists. And more importantly, what exactly it would mean if it didn't how extraordinary it would be if we were alone, to be human and here in this staggering, eerie silence . . .'Rather wonderful'New Scientist'Conveys excellently the fascination of the quest'The Times'An authoritatively written, immensely clear, lay person's guide tothe many things we don't know about the rest of the universe'Guardian'Positively refreshing'Observer

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Einstein & the Art of Mindful Cycling: Achieving Balance in the Modern World
    Einstein & the Art of Mindful Cycling: Achieving Balance in the Modern World
    ISBN: 9781782405979
    Title: Einstein & the Art of Mindful Cycling: Achieving Balance in the Modern World
    Author: IRVINE BEN

    Shines light on one of the great scientific icons, and explores how pushing that pedal can nurture mindfulness in a spiritually stressful age.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Einstein's Masterwork: 1915 & the General Theory of Relativity
    Einstein's Masterwork: 1915 & the General Theory of Relativity
    ISBN: 9781785780486
    Title: Einstein's Masterwork: 1915 & the General Theory of Relativity
    Author: GRIBBIN JOHN

    In 1915, Albert Einstein presented his masterwork to the Prussian Academy of Sciences - a theory of gravity, matter, space and time: the General Theory of Relativity. Einstein himself said it was 'the most valuable theory of my life', and 'of incomparable beauty'. It describes the evolution of the Universe, black holes, the behaviour of orbiting neutron stars, gravitational lensing, and why clocks run slower on the surface of the Earth than in space. It even suggests the possibility of time travel...And yet we think instead of 1905, the year of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity and his equation Emc2, as his annus mirabilis, even though the Special Theory is less far- reaching. Today the General Theory is overshadowed by these achievements, regarded as 'too difficult' for ordinary mortals to comprehend. In Einstein's Masterwork, John Gribbin puts Einstein's astonishing breakthrough in the context of his life and work, and make it clear why his greatest year was indeed 1915.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism & Shook the World
    Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism & Shook the World
    ISBN: 9780241376584
    Title: Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism & Shook the World
    Author: STANLEY MATTHEW

    In 1916, Arthur Eddington, a war-weary British astronomer, opened a letter written by an obscure German professor named Einstein. The neatly printed equations on the scrap of paper outlined his world-changing theory of general relativity. Until then Einstein's masterpiece of time and space had been trapped behind the physical and ideological lines of battle, unknown.

    Einstein's name is now synonymous with 'genius', but it was not an easy road. He spent a decade creating relativity and his ascent to international celebrity, which saw him on the front of papers around the world in 1919, also owed much to Eddington - who he only met after the war - and to international collaboration. We usually think of scientific discovery as a flash of individual inspiration, whereas here we see it is the result of hard work, gambles and wrong turns and all the while subject to the petty concerns of nations, religions and individuals.

    Einstein's War teaches us about science through history, and the physics is more accessible as a result - we see relativity built brick-by-brick in front of us, as it happened 100 years ago.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Eiseley - Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature & the Cosmos: the Immense Journey, Firmament of Time, Unexpected Universe & Other Writing
    Eiseley - Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature & the Cosmos: the Immense Journey, Firmament of Time, Unexpected Universe & Other Writing
    ISBN: 9781598535068
    Title: Eiseley - Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature & the Cosmos: the Immense Journey, Firmament of Time, Unexpected Universe & Other Writing
    Author: EISELEY LOREN

    An eminent paleontologist with the soul and skill of a poet, Loren Eiseley (1907 1977) was among the twentieth century s greatest inheritors of the literarytradition of Henry David Thoreau, Charles Darwin, and John Muir, and a precursor to such later writers as Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, and Carl Sagan. After decades of fieldwork and discovery as a bone-hunter and professor, Eiseley turned late in life to the personal essay, and beginning with the surprise million-copy seller The Immense Journey (1957) he produced an astonishing succession of books that won acclaim both as science and as art.Now for the first time, the Library of America presents his landmark essay collections in a definitive two-volume set.
    This first volume begins with Eiseley s debut collection, which displays his far-reaching knowledge and boundless curiosity about the mysteries of the natural world. Here are vivid accounts of prehistoric ecosystems, the origins of consciousness, the search for living fossils at the bottom of the sea, and the complexities of our evolutionary inheritance. Here too are literary qualities and aspirations that led many to hail Eiseley as a modern Thoreau: his quest for the ultimate meanings and cosmological significance of natural phenomena, along with his immense expressive gifts.

    The Firmament of Time
    (1960), a lyrical and meditative tour de force, looks back at the many ways in which the sciences have been shaped by the changing cultures in which they developed. Examining the role of metaphor in scientific thought, anticipations of scientific discoveries in the works of poets and novelists, and the unconscious conformity of scientific theory to prevailing orthodoxies, Eiseley argues provocatively for the ongoing relevance to scientific progress of dreams, the imagination, and the irrational.
    In his wide-ranging collection The Unexpected Universe (1969), Eiseley turns to the theme of the voyage of discovery: accounts of the mythical and historic journeys ofOdysseus, Captain Cook, and Darwin frame his own more modest wanderings in the environs of Philadelphia. Sometimes he travels no farther than the local dump: and yet, like Homer s hero or these great explorers, he continually finds a universe not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.
    As an added feature, this volume presents a selection of Eiseley s uncollected prose, including early autobiographical sketches, vivid and haunting entries from his private notebooks, and his 1957 lecture Neanderthal Man and the Dawn of Human Paleontology.
    A companion volume presents The Invisible Pyramid (1970), The Night Country (1971), and the essays gathered after his death in The Star Thrower (1978)."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Electrified Sheep
    Electrified Sheep
    ISBN: 9781509843053
    Title: Electrified Sheep
    Author: BOESE ALEX

    Benjamin Franklin was a pioneering scientist, leader of the Enlightenment and founding father of the USA. But perhaps less well known is that he was also the first person to use artificial respiration to revive an electric shock victim. Odder still, it was actually mouth-to-beak resuscitation on a hen that he himself had shocked. Welcome to some of the most weird and wonderful experiments ever conducted in the name of science. Packed full of eccentric characters, irrational obsessions and extreme experiments, Electrified Sheep is the follow-up to the bestselling Elephants on Acid. Watch as scientists attempt to blow up the moon, wince at the doctor who performs a self-appendectomy - and catch the faint whiff of singed wool from an electrified sheep.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Elemental
    Elemental
    ISBN: 9781472140944
    Title: Elemental
    Author: JAMES TIM

    The Universe came into being 13.8 billion years ago. At this point, all of existence could be summed up as an endless soup of particles frothing at temperatures many times hotter than the Sun. It was chaos. Fortunately, as the Universe expanded, everything began to cool and the particles stabilised. It was around this time, as disorder gave way to order, that the elements were born. Fast forward to June 2016 and the periodic table of elements was finally completed with the discovery and addition of four new elements. At last we could identify all the ingredients necessary to make a world. But it doesn't stop there. Human ingenuity knows no bounds; we have even begun to invent our own elements and have created an entire science devoted to their study: chemistry.


    When it comes to chemistry, Tim James knows his stuff. In Elemental he tells the story of the periodic table from its ancient Greek roots, when you could count the number of elements humans were aware of on one hand, to the modern alchemists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, who have used nuclear chemistry and physics to generate new elements and complete the periodic table. In addition to this, James answers questions such as:


    What is the chemical symbol for a human?


    What would happen if all of the elements were mixed together?


    How many bananas can you stand next to before you die of radiation sickness?


    Which liquid can teleport through walls?


    Why is the medieval dream of transmuting lead into gold now a reality?



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Elements 2013 Calendar a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
    Elements 2013 Calendar a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
    ISBN: 9781579128944
    Title: Elements 2013 Calendar a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
    Author: THEODORE GRAY; NICK MANN (PHOTOGRAPHER)

    Based on the bestselling book "The Elements, " this calendar is an exquisite marriage of science and art, showcasing a year of the most fascinating elements of the periodic table. (Wall)

    Format: Calendar
    Price: $27.99
    $27.99
  • Elements an Illustrated History of the Periodic Table
    Elements an Illustrated History of the Periodic Table
    ISBN: 9780985323035
    Title: Elements an Illustrated History of the Periodic Table
    Author: JACKSON TOM

    In this essential guide to the Periodic Table, we track the history of the powerful yet elegant tool that lays bare the building blocks of the Universe. The journey begins just as the first cities are forming, and follows the contributions made by philosophers, alchemists, industrialists, and great scientists as they gather force to create this masterpiece of accumulated knowledge. Includes a removable fold-out concertina neatly housed in the back of the book. This fold-out provides a 12-page Timeline History of the Periodic Table that embeds the story of chemistry in historical context and shows Who Did What When at a glance.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Elements Illustrated History of the Periodic Table
    Elements Illustrated History of the Periodic Table
    ISBN: 9781849310659
    Title: Elements Illustrated History of the Periodic Table
    Author: JACKSON TOM

    In this essential guide to the Periodic Table, we track the history of the powerful yet elegant tool that lays bare the building blocks of the Universe. The journey begins just as the first cities are forming, and follows the contributions made by philosophers, alchemists, industrialists, and great scientists as they gather force to create this masterpiece of accumulated knowledge. Includes a removable fold-out concertina neatly housed in the back of the book. This fold-out provides a 12-page Timeline History of the Periodic Table that embeds the story of chemistry in historical context and shows Who Did What When at a glance.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00
    $57.00
  • Elements Vault Treasures of the Periodic Table With Removable Archival Documents, a Model Pop-up Atom, a Poster, & Real Element Samples
    Elements Vault Treasures of the Periodic Table With Removable Archival Documents, a Model Pop-up Atom, a Poster, & Real Element Samples
    ISBN: 9781579128807
    Title: Elements Vault Treasures of the Periodic Table With Removable Archival Documents, a Model Pop-up Atom, a Poster, & Real Element Samples
    Author: GRAY THEODORE

    The exploration of the elements continues! Theodore Gray's Elements Vault builds on Gray's best-selling book with all new text, plus removable historic letters and other artifacts and collectible samples of real elements The Elements Vault picks up where The Elements left off. Organized into the nine major groups of the periodic table, including the alkali metals, the alkali earth metals, the transition metals, the nonmetals, the metalloids, the halogens, the noble gases, the actinides, and the lanthanides, Elements Vault includes all new text, new photographs, and even more information about the elements. Elements Vault also includes 20 removable historic documents related to the elements and the field of chemistry, such as Einstein's famous letter to Roosevelt explaining the potential of uranium for use in nuclear weapons, a genuine advertisement for lithium-laced 7UP soda, Mendeleev's original notes on the periodic table, and more. Each of these documents is individually packaged in an envelope attached to the book page. The document can be removed and handled and then put back into the book for safekeeping. Also here is a gorgeous 20" x 10" poster of the unique rainbow spectrum emitted by each element in the periodic table. Also included inside the book are real samples of pure elements!Filled with Theo Gray's and Nick Mann's trademark stunning photography throughout, Elements Vault is the perfect addition to Gray's growing series of all-things-elements.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Elements: a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
    Elements: a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
    ISBN: 9781579128142
    Title: Elements: a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
    Author: GRAY THEODORE

    An eye-opening, original collection of gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 elements in the periodic table. The elements are what we, and everything around us, are made of. But how many elements has anyone actually seen in pure, uncombined form? The Elements provides this rare opportunity. Based on five years of research and photography, the pictures in this book make up the most complete, and visually arresting, representation available to the naked eye of every atom in the universe. Organized in order of appearance on the periodic table, each element is represented by a spread that includes a stunning, full-page, full-color photograph that most closely represents it in its purest form. For example, at -183 aC, oxygen turns from a colorless gas to a beautiful pale blue liquid. Also included are fascinating facts, figures, and stories of the elements as well as data on the properties of each, including atomic weight, density, melting and boiling point, valence, electronegativity, and the year and location in which it was discovered. Several additional photographs show each element in slightly altered forms or as used in various practical ways. The element's position on the periodic table is pinpointed on a mini rendering of the table and an illustrated scale of the element's boiling and/or melting points appears on each page along with a density scale that runs along the bottom. Packed with interesting information, this combination of solid science and stunning artistic photographs is the perfect gift book for every sentient creature in the universe.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Elements: a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
    Elements: a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
    ISBN: 9781579128951
    Title: Elements: a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
    Author: GRAY THEODORE

    The Elements has become an international sensation, selling over half-a-million copies worldwide. The highly-anticipated paperback edition of The Elements is finally available.An eye-opening, original collection of gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 elements in the periodic table. The elements are what we, and everything around us, are made of. But how many elements has anyone actually seen in pure, uncombined form? The Elements provides this rare opportunity. Based on seven years of research and photography, the pictures in this book make up the most complete, and visually arresting, representation available to the naked eye of every atom in the universe. Organized in order of appearance on the periodic table, each element is represented by a spread that includes a stunning, full-page, full-color photograph that most closely represents it in its purest form. For example, at -183?C, oxygen turns from a colorless gas to a beautiful pale blue liquid. Also included are fascinating facts, figures, and stories of the elements as well as data on the properties of each, including atomic weight, density, melting and boiling point, valence, electronegativity, and the year and location in which it was discovered. Several additional photographs show each element in slightly altered forms or as used in various practical ways. The element's position on the periodic table is pinpointed on a mini rendering of the table and an illustrated scale of the element's boiling and/or melting points appears on each page along with a density scale that runs along the bottom. Packed with interesting information, this combination of solid science and stunning artistic photographs is the perfect gift book for every sentient creature in the universe.Includes a tear-out poster of Theodore Gray's iconic Photographic Periodic Table

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Elements: An Encyclopedic Tour of the Periodic Table
    Elements: An Encyclopedic Tour of the Periodic Table
    ISBN: 9780857625052
    Title: Elements: An Encyclopedic Tour of the Periodic Table
    Author: DINGLE ADRIAN

    Chemistry is a fascinating subject, full of stories, personalities, mysteries, and intrigues. This beautifully bound and illustrated book sets out the history of the device the provides a foundation for the whole of chemistry as a science: the Periodic Table of Elements. With a foreword by esteemed chemist and Cambridge science writer-in-residence John Emsley, it begins by telling the story of Mendeleev, the brilliant nineteenth-century chemist who used the rules of a card game to figure out the patterns of the elements, and then looks at how his ideas have developed up to the present day.But if the Table itself is the stage, the elements themselves are the stars of the show. There is plenty of detailed chemistry to explore, but The Elements also weaves together the human stories behind the discoveries of different elements, in particular how the elements were discovered and the way in which their various compounds and isotopes have been used throughout history. Each element has its own entry, logically grouped and with a clear explanation of its place in the story. The book also looks at the latest cutting-edge research being performed in an effort to synthesise new elements and answers to questions still unanswered despite modern scientific techniques.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Elephants on Acid & Other Bizarre Experiments
    Elephants on Acid & Other Bizarre Experiments
    ISBN: 9780330506649
    Title: Elephants on Acid & Other Bizarre Experiments
    Author: BOESE ALEX


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Elephants on Acid: From Zombie Kittens to Tickling Machines: The Most Outrageous Experiments from the History of Science
    Elephants on Acid: From Zombie Kittens to Tickling Machines: The Most Outrageous Experiments from the History of Science
    ISBN: 9781509822195
    Title: Elephants on Acid: From Zombie Kittens to Tickling Machines: The Most Outrageous Experiments from the History of Science
    Author: BOESE ALEX

    If left to their own devices, would babies instinctively choose a well-balanced diet? What is the secret to falling asleep on a plane?Which really tastes better in a blind tasting - Coke or Pepsi? Have you ever wondered if a severed head retains consciousness long enough to see what happened to it? Or whether your dog would run to fetch help if you fell down a disused mineshaft? And what would happen if you were to give an elephant the largest ever single dose of LSD? The chances are that someone, somewhere, has conducted a scientific experiment to find out . . .

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the Scientific Age
    End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the Scientific Age
    ISBN: 9780465065929
    Title: End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the Scientific Age
    Author: HORGAN JOHN

    InThe End of Science, John Horgan makes the case that the era of truly profound scientific revelations about the universe and our place in it is over. Interviewing scientific luminaries such as Stephen Hawking, Francis Crick, and Richard Dawkins, he demonstrates that all the big questions that can be answered have been answered, as science bumps up against fundamental limits. The world cannot give us a "theory of everything," and modern endeavors such as string theory are "ironic" and "theological" in nature, not scientific, because they are impossible to confirm. Horgan's argument was controversial in 1996, and it remains so today, still firing up debates in labs and on the internet, not least because--as Horgan details in a lengthy new introduction--ironic science is more prevalent than ever. Still, while Horgan offers his critique, grounded in the thinking of the world's leading researchers, he offers homage, too. If science is ending, he maintains, it is only because it has done its work so well.


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  • End Times
    End Times
    ISBN: 9781841884035
    Title: End Times
    Author: WALSH BRYAN


    Could an incoming asteroid cause human beings to go the way of the dinosaurs? Will artificial intelligence make the world a better place-or make human beings obsolescent? Could a massive volcanic supereruption thrust the planet into a killer Ice Age? What would happen the day after a nuclear war? Bryan Walsh, a 15-year veteran reporter and editor of TIME, has written a vital work of popular science and investigative journalism that will peel back the layers of complexity around the unthinkable - the end of humankind.


    In End Times, Walsh provides a stunning panoramic analysis of the catastrophic dangers of human extinction that emerge from nature and those of our own making: the rising danger of a nuclear war, and the shockingly weak government protocols in place to prevent it; the climate change that threatens to burn the future even as our politicians deny and delay; ground-breaking emerging technologies like gene editing, tools that could save the world-or destroy it. Walsh examines the impact of these disasters were they to happen, the true probability of these world-ending catastrophes, and the best strategies for prevention, all pulled from his rigorous and deeply thoughtful reporting and research.


    End Times may be dark, but it does not wallow in doom. Walsh goes into the room with the men and women whose job it is to imagine the unimaginable. He includes stories and colourful profiles of those on the front lines of prevention, actively working to head off existential threats in biotechnology labs and boardrooms. Guided by Walsh's evocative, page-turning prose, we follow the likes of the asteroid hunters at NASA and the disease detectives on the trail of the next mass killer.


    Walsh examines the possibility of apocalypse in all forms, employing everything from geology to astronomy, bionics, economics and even human psychology to determine how we can apocalypse-proof our species. In the end, it will be the breadth of our knowledge, the depth of our imagination, and our will to survive that will decide the future.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Entertainment for Angels (icon Science) Electricity in the Enlightenment
    Entertainment for Angels (icon Science) Electricity in the Enlightenment
    ISBN: 9781785782077
    Title: Entertainment for Angels (icon Science) Electricity in the Enlightenment
    Author: FARA PATRICIA

    Electricity was the scientific fashion of the Enlightenment, 'an Entertainment for Angels, rather than for Men'. Lecturers attracted huge audiences to marvel at sparkling fountains, flaming drinks, pirouetting dancers and electrified boys. Enlightenment optimists predicted that this new-found power of nature would cure illnesses, improve crop production, even bring the dead back to life.&

    Benjamin Franklin, better known as one of America's founding fathers, played a key role in developing the new instruments and theories of electricity during the eighteenth century. Celebrated for drawing lightning down from the sky with a kite, Franklin was an Enlightenment expert on electricity, developing one of the most successful explanations of this mysterious phenomenon.

    But Patricia Fara, Senior Tutor of Clare College Cambridge, reveals how the study of electricity became intertwined with Enlightenment politics. By demonstrating their control of the natural world, Enlightenment philosophers hoped to gain authority over society. And their stunning electrical performances provided dramatic evidence of their special powers.


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    Price: $25.00
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  • Erwin Schrodinger & the Quantum Revolution
    Erwin Schrodinger & the Quantum Revolution
    ISBN: 9780552777599
    Title: Erwin Schrodinger & the Quantum Revolution
    Author: GRIBBIN JOHN

    A lively, fascinating biography of the father of quantum mechanics by the bestselling author of the science classic, In Search of Schrödinger's Cat
    Erwin Schrödinger, best known for his famous “Schrödinger's Cat” paradox, is one of the most famous physicists of the early twentieth century and a member of a new generation of quantum physicists, including Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, and Niels Bohr. Yet Schrödinger's scientific discoveries only scratch the surface of what makes him so fascinating. More rumpled than Einstein, a devotee of eastern religion and philosophy, and infamous for his alternative lifestyle, his major contribution to physics-and the work for which he received the Nobel Prize in 1933-was to some extent a disappointment to him. Regardless, Schrödinger's masterpiece became an important part of the new physics of his time. This book tells the story of Schrödinger's surprisingly colorful life during one of the most fertile and creative moments in the history of science.

    • The first accessible, in-depth biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger
    • Takes you into the heart of the quantum revolution and explains the captivating world of quantum mechanics, which underpins all of modern science
    • Written by bestselling author John Gribbin, one of today's greatest popular science writers whose other books include In Search of Schrödinger's Cat , In Search of the Multiverse, and Alone in the Universe


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Essential Elements Atoms Quarks & the Periodic Table
    Essential Elements Atoms Quarks & the Periodic Table
    ISBN: 9780802714084
    Title: Essential Elements Atoms Quarks & the Periodic Table
    Author: TWEED MATT

    For anyone interested in the tiny building blocks of our universe, Matt Tweed-the illustrator ofUseful Mathematical & Physical Formulae-offers a fascinating introduction to the complex and beautiful world of the elements. Tweed reveals the principal properties and interactions of substances familiar (carbon, oxygen, water) and unfamiliar (rare earth elements and subatomic particles). He explains atomic bonding, radioactivity, and DNA, and presents alternative ways of visualizing the periodic table, as well as a succinct synthesis of the Big Bang. Scientists and laymen alike will be entranced.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Eureka! an Infographic Guide to Science
    Eureka! an Infographic Guide to Science
    ISBN: 9780008129361
    Title: Eureka! an Infographic Guide to Science
    Author: CABOT TOM


    Discover how the world really works in this spectacular journey through space and time that shows the fundamentals of science in groundbreaking visuals, from the Big Bang to Artificial Intelligence.


    Following each stage of the development of the material Universe, from the first cataclysmic moments to the emergence of human and machine intelligence, Eureka! presents the unfolding science that lies behind and between then and now.


    Starting from the point of physical origin, the book moves through quarks, atoms, molecules and stars; to planet building, organic chemistry, the emergence of life, sentience; and finally on to the human mind and its quest to understand the Universe through exploration and science.


    Spectacular visuals reveal unexpected insights into how the world really works, covering all the major branches of scientific understanding. Using vast amounts of information to cross-reference a breadth of different subject areas, the book features physics, cosmology, chemistry, earth science, biology, nano-science, medicine, engineering and computer technology. It illuminates, inspires and amazes us with visually striking and information-rich infographics.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
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  • Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
    Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
    ISBN: 9781471186004
    Title: Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
    Author: SAVAGE ADAM

    "An imperative how-to for creativity." --Nick Offerman

    Adam Savage--star of Discovery Channel's Mythbusters and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech--shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality.

    Every Tool's a Hammer is a chronicle of my life as a maker. It's an exploration of making and of my own productive obsessions, but it's also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you're interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them to see where they lead you.

    Through stories from forty-plus years of making and molding, building and break-ing, along with the lessons I learned along the way, this book is meant to be a toolbox of problem solving, complete with a shop's worth of notes on the tools, techniques, and materials that I use most often. Things like: In Every Tool There Is a Hammer--don't wait until everything is perfect to begin a project, and if you don't have the exact right tool for a task, just use whatever's handy; Increase Your Loose Tolerance--making is messy and filled with screwups, but that's okay, as creativity is a path with twists and turns and not a straight line to be found; Use More Cooling Fluid--it prolongs the life of blades and bits, and it prevents tool failure, but beyond that it's a reminder to slow down and reduce the fric-tion in your work and relationships; Screw Before You Glue--mechanical fasteners allow you to change and modify a project while glue is forever but sometimes you just need the right glue, so I dig into which ones will do the job with the least harm and best effects.

    This toolbox also includes lessons from many other incredible makers and creators, including: Jamie Hyneman, Nick Offerman, Pixar director Andrew Stanton, Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro, artist Tom Sachs, and chef Traci Des Jardins. And if everything goes well, we will hopefully save you a few mistakes (and maybe fingers) as well as help you turn your curiosities into creations.

    I hope this book inspires you to build, make, invent, explore, and--most of all--enjoy the thrills of being a creator.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00

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  • Everything All at Once: How Nerds Solve Problems
    Everything All at Once: How Nerds Solve Problems
    ISBN: 9781623367916
    Title: Everything All at Once: How Nerds Solve Problems
    Author: BILL NYE


    WithEverything All at Once, New York Timesbestselling author Bill Nye shows you how thinking like a nerd is the key to changing yourself and the world around you.


    Everyone has an inner nerd justwaiting to be awakened by the right passion. InEverything All at Once,Bill Nye will help you find yours. With his call to arms, he wants you to examine every detail of the most difficult problems that look unsolvable--that is, until you find the solution. Bill shows you how to develop critical thinking skills and create change, using his "everything all at once" approach that leaves no stone unturned.


    Whether addressing climate change, the future of our society as a whole, or personal success, or stripping away the mystery of fire walking, there are certain strategies that get results: looking at the world with relentless curiosity, being driven by a desire for a better future, and being willing to take the actions needed to make change happen. He shares how he came to create this approach--starting with his Boy Scout training (it turns out that a practical understanding of science and engineering is immensely helpful in a capsizing canoe) and moving through the lessons he learned as a full-time engineer at Boeing, a stand-up comedian, CEO of The Planetary Society, and, of course, asBill Nye The Science Guy.


    This is the story of how Bill Nye became Bill Nye and how he became a champion of change and an advocate of science. It's how he became The Science Guy. Bill teaches us that we have the power to make real change. Join him in... dare we say it...changing the world.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
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  • Evidence of Things Unseen
    Evidence of Things Unseen
    ISBN: 9780743258098
    Title: Evidence of Things Unseen
    Author: WIGGINS MARIANNE

    his poetic novel, by the acclaimed author of John Dollar, describes America at the brink of the Atomic Age. In the years between the two world wars, the future held more promise than peril, but there was evidence of things unseen that would transfigure our unquestioned trust in a safe future. Fos has returned to Tennessee from the trenches of France. Intrigued with electricity, bioluminescence, and especially x-rays, he believes in science and the future of technology. On a trip to the Outer Banks to study the Perseid meteor shower, he falls in love with Opal, whose father is a glassblower who can spin color out of light. Fos brings his new wife back to Knoxville where he runs a photography studio with his former Army buddy Flash. A witty rogue and a staunch disbeliever in Prohibition, Flash brings tragedy to the couple when his appetite for pleasure runs up against both the law and the Ku Klux Klan. Fos and Opal are forced to move to Opal's mother's farm on the Clinch River, and soon they have a son, Lightfoot. But when the New Deal claims their farm for the TVA, Fos seeks work at the Oak Ridge Laboratory -- Site X in the government's race to build the bomb. And it is there, when Opal falls ill with radiation poisoning, that Fos's great faith in science deserts him. Their lives have traveled with touching inevitability from their innocence and fascination with "things that glow" to the new world of manmade suns. Hypnotic and powerful, Evidence of Things Unseen constructs a heartbreaking arc through twentieth-century American life and belief.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $29.00
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  • Evolution the Story of Life on Earth
    Evolution the Story of Life on Earth
    ISBN: 9780809043118
    Title: Evolution the Story of Life on Earth
    Author: HOSLER JAY


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    Price: $35.00
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  • Evolutions: 15 Myths That Explain Our World
    Evolutions: 15 Myths That Explain Our World
    ISBN: 9781788548083
    Title: Evolutions: 15 Myths That Explain Our World
    Author: HARMAN OREN

    A reimagining of modern science and ancient mythology, and of what it means to be human. We may no longer think that the world was hatched from an egg, as the ancient Chinese did, or that our fate is ruled by a capricious Zeus and a resentful Hera. We now use genes to explain desire, and physics to explain the mechanics of the universe and earthly disasters. But are we any the wiser? Has science provided protection from the fires of jealousy and love? Is there no room now for the comforts of mythology? Oren Harman creates grand modern myths and fables out of the materials of the latest science. The earth and moon present a cosmological view of motherhood, the lonelieness of consciousness emerging from the memory of an octopus, the birth of language beginning humanity's struggle with truth. Science may not heal our deepest confusions and impulses, but its magical discoveries can help us in our never-ending search for knowledge.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World
    Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World
    ISBN: 9781788547581
    Title: Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World
    Author: HARMAN OREN ; KOBLINER OFRA (ILLUSTRATOR)


    'Daring, learned and humane ... A revelatory restoration of wonder'Stephen Greenblatt.


    We no longer think, like the ancient Chinese did, that the world was hatched from an egg, or, like the Maori, that it came from the tearing-apart of a love embrace. The Greeks told of a tempestuous Hera and a cunning Zeus, but we now use genes and natural selection to explain fear and desire, and physics to demystify the workings of the universe.


    Science is an astounding achievement, but are we really any wiser than the ancients? Has science revealed the secrets of fate and immortality? Has it provided protection from jealousy or love? There are those who believe that science has replaced faith, but must it also be a death knell for mythology?


    Evolutionsbrings to life the latest scientific thinking on the birth of the universe and the solar system, the journey from a single cell all the way to our human minds. Reawakening our sense of wonder and terror at the world around us and within us, Oren Harman uses modern science to create new and original mythologies. Here are the Earth and the Moon presenting a cosmological view of motherhood, a panicking Mitochondrion introducing sex and death to the world, the loneliness of consciousness emerging from the memory of an octopus, and the birth of language in evolution summoning humankind's struggle with truth.


    Science may not solve our existential puzzles, but like the age-old legends, its magical discoveries can help us continue the never-ending search.



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  • Extreme Cosmos
    Extreme Cosmos
    ISBN: 9781742231112
    Title: Extreme Cosmos
    Author: GAENSLER BRYAN

    The universe is all about extremes. Space has a temperature 270C below freezing. Stars die in catastrophic supernova explosions a billion times brighter than the Sun. A black hole can generate 10 million trillion volts of electricity. And hypergiants are stars 2 billion kilometres across, larger than the orbit of Jupiter. Extreme Cosmos provides a stunning new view of the way the Universe works, seen through the lens of extremes: the fastest, hottest, heaviest, brightest, oldest, densest and even the loudest. This is an astronomy book that not only offers amazing facts and figures but also reveals the remarkable richness of the universe and the incredible physics that modern astronomy has unveiled.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Failure: Why Science Is So Successful
    Failure: Why Science Is So Successful
    ISBN: 9780199390106
    Title: Failure: Why Science Is So Successful
    Author: FIRESTEIN STUART

    The general public has a glorified view of the pursuit of scientific research. However, the idealized perception of science as a rule-based, methodical system for accumulating facts could not be further from the truth. Modern science involves the idiosyncratic, often bumbling search for understanding in uncharted territories, full of wrong turns, false findings, and the occasional remarkable success.
    In his sequel to Ignorance (Oxford University Press, 2012), Stuart Firestein shows us that the scientific enterprise is riddled with mistakes and errors - and that this is a good thing Failure: Why Science Is So Successful delves into the origins of scientific research as a process that relies upon trial and error, one which inevitably results in a hefty dose of failure. In fact, scientists throughout history have relied on failure to guide their research, viewing mistakes as a necessary part of the process. Citing both historical and contemporary examples, Firestein strips away the distorted view of science as infallible to provide the public with a rare, inside glimpse of the messy realities of the scientific process.
    An insider's view of how science is actually carried out, this book will delight anyone with an interest in science, from aspiring scientists to curious general readers. Accessible and entertaining, Failure illuminates the greatest and most productive adventure of human history, with all the missteps along the way.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Falling for Science Asking the Big Questions
    Falling for Science Asking the Big Questions
    ISBN: 9781877361722
    Title: Falling for Science Asking the Big Questions
    Author: BECKETT BERNARD

    'What is consciousness? Is evolution compatible with traditional religion? Does time exist or is it just our way of ordering experiences? Could a machine ever think? What do scientists really mean when they call something a fact?' Modern science has unravelled the mystery of life, seen back to the dawn of time and peered down into the weird world of quantum mechanics. Small wonder then that people now look to science to answer the big metaphysical questions. In Falling for Science Bernard Beckett shows this instinct to be misguided. According to Beckett, the modern fashion for making scientists 'the High Priests of Everything' is mysticism in a lab coat. Here the author argues for a new model of scepticism, one which leaves scientists and story tellers to each get on with what they're best at. Beckett is a powerful, persuasive communicator who writes in the contemporary vein of popular science writers like Matt Ridley, Steven Pinker and Jared Diamond. With wit and not a little irreverence, Beckett offers a history of the ideas behind recent scientific development, and introduces the reader to arguments about the nature of consciousness, evolutionary biology, artificial intelligence and more. Brilliantly unsettling, FALLING FOR SCIENCE is compulsively readable.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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