Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

Under a White Sky: The Nature of the FutureIn Under a White Sky, Elizabeth Kolbert takes a hard look at the new world we are creating Along the way, she meets biologists who are trying to preserve the worlds rarest fish, which lives in a single tiny pool in the middle of the Mojave engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone in Ic

Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age

Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban AgeA quest to explore some of the most spectacular ancient cities in human history and figure out why people abandoned them n nIn Four Lost Cities, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes readers on an entertaining and mind bending adventure into the deep history of urban life Investigating

The Oak Papers

The Oak PapersA profound meditation on the human need for connection with nature, as one man seeks solace beneath the bows of an ancient oak tree Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees n nJames Canton knows so much, writes so well and understands so deeply about the true forest magic and the import

Probable Impossibilities: Musings on Beginnings and Endings

Probable Impossibilities: Musings on Beginnings and EndingsFrom the acclaimed author of Einsteins Dreams, a collection of meditative essays on the possibilities and impossibilities of nothingness and infinity, and how our place in the cosmos falls somewhere in between n nCan space be divided into smaller and smaller units, ad infinitum Does space extend t

The Brilliant Abyss

The Brilliant AbyssA journey into the alien depths of the sea, and into our possible future, from a marine biologist known for nature writing at its most engaging Sunday Express n nA golden era of deep sea discovery is underway as revolutionary studies rewrite the very notion of life on Earth and the rules of what

Vera Rubin: A Life

Vera Rubin: A LifeThe first biography of a pioneering scientist who made significant contributions to our understanding of dark matter and championed the advancement of women in science n nOne of the great lingering mysteries of the universe is dark matter Scientists are not sure what it is, but most believe its out