Auntie's Holiday Gift Guide: For the Science Geek
The story of the people who see beyond the stars--an astronomy book for adults still spellbound by the night sky.
The irresistible enthusiasm of Great Adaptations couldn't come at a better time.--David P. Barash, Wall Street JournalBe very amazed.--Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words and Becoming Wild How one scientist unlocked the secrets behind some of nature's most astounding animals
"Riveting. ... Pattison's uncanny ability [is] to write evocatively about science. ... In this, he is every bit as good as the best scientist writers." —New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)
"Brilliant. ... A work of staggering depth." —Minneapolis Star Tribune
An Architectural Record Notable Book
A fascinating, thought-provoking journey into our built environment
Explore the fascinating science behind the national parks in this charming illustrated guide.
Historic stratigraphic illustrations depict the earth beneath our feet in captivating hand-drawn diagrams. Each drawing tells a unique geologic story, exquisitely rendered in colors from pastel palettes to brilliant bolds that show evolving scientific graphic conventions over time.
Poisoning is the dark art as old as human history itself.Chronologically recounting the story of history's silent assassin, Poison documents the gripping tales of the users and victims of these mysterious substances. From Cleopatra, the Borgias and Qin Shi Huang to contemporary secret service agents and terrorists.