An editor at WIRED tackles the chemistry behind one of our favorite pastimes. Spanning fermentation, malting, distillation, aging, and drinking, this well-researched tome is a tour de force in how we make & enjoy booze.
A rich biography of a former cattle farmer who became an advocate for the animals of the African Bush, showing the world that, like humans, each animal, from predator to prey, has a soul, a personality & a will to live.
Acclaimed science author Mukherjee tells the story of humanity’s most formidable adversary with the passion of a biographer in this Pulitzer Prize-winner.
Dive deep into the waters off coastal Maine to discover a sea bug’s life cycle, from birth to captivity, in this often funny, highly informative exposé.
From lines to string theory, this engaging excursion through the world of geometry & its major revolutions will cast new light on the world around you.
Honoring the Royal Society’s 350th anniversary, these essays illuminate centuries of groundbreaking work & scientific contributions that have advanced humanity.
One of the most compelling characters in contemporary physics offers a collection of lectures, speeches & interviews that is at once funny, passionate & (of course) intelligent.
Embrace the dirt & pick up where Darwin left off with Stewart’s study on the little creatures that make the largest environmental impact.
Ever wondered how your emails actually travel around the world? Blum’s journey to the physical center of the digital world demystifies the World Wide Web for its everyday users.
Written by one of marine biology's great, this book weaves together stories of his underwater adventures with warnings of the havoc humanity is wreaking on the oceans.
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When the weather’s nice, we love spending time in the natural world. When it’s not so nice, at least we can read about it. These are some of our favorite books about the various animals, vegetables, and minerals that make our world what it is.
This truly fascinating history of the elements combines scientific, social, and cultural research to create a richly contextualized history of each element. You’ll never look at the Periodic Table the same way again.
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From Einstein's Theory of Relativity to String Theory, we've brought together everything you need to wrap your head around theoretical physics, in all its mathematical and poetic glory.
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We made this one for everyone who’s ever played with remote-controlled planes or sent a homemade rocket onto their neighbor’s roof. Learn more about the history of flight, from the beaches of Kitty Hawk to the skies above Germany to the launch pads of Cape Canaveral.
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