Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors

Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths ErrorsMost of the time, the maths in our everyday lives works quietly behind the scenes Until someone forgets to carry a 1 and a bridge collapses, a plane drops out of the sky or a building rocks when its resonant frequency matches a gym class leaping to Snap s 1990 hit I ve Got The Power This book is


Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond

Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and BeyondScientists agree that a pathogen is likely to cause a global pandemic in the near future But which one And how Over the past fifty years, than three hundred infectious diseases have either newly emerged or reemerged, appearing in territories where theyve never been seen before Ninety



Wilding

WildingForced to accept that intensive farming on the heavy clay of their land at Knepp in West Sussex was economically unsustainable, Isabella Tree and her husband Charlie Burrell made a spectacular leap of faith they decided to step back and let nature take over Thanks to the introduction of



I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of LifeEvery animal, whether human, squid, or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes Many people think of microbes as germs to be eradicated, but those that live with usthe microbiomebuild our bodies, protect our health, shape our identities, and grant us incredible abilities In this


How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen AnimalsNational Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals her friends who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green.Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be


Letters From An Astrophysicist

Letters From An AstrophysicistThe natural follow up to the phenomenal bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the worlds largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the


Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale

Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage SaleDownsizing Decluttering A parent s death Sooner or later, all of us are faced with things we no longer need or want But when we drop our old clothes and other items off at a local donation center, where do they go Sometimes across the country or even halfway across the world to people and


Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver

Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave DiverFrom one of the worlds most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earths final frontier the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planetMore people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount Everest, and we know about deep space than we



The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

The Death and Life of the Great LakesThe Great LakesErie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superiorhold 20 percent of the worlds supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent The



The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier

The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed FrontierThere are few remaining frontiers on our planet But perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the world s oceans too big to police, and under no clear international authority, these immense regions of treacherous water play host to rampant criminality and exploitation Traffickers and



A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly EverythingIn Bryson s biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge to understandand, if possible, answerthe oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from


A Brief History of Time

A Brief History of TimeIn the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking s classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with than nine million copies in forty languages sold worldwide That edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the