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Featured Books

Science on a Mission

How Military Funding Shaped What We Do and Don’t Know about the Ocean

Naomi Oreskes

The Other Dark Matter

The Science and Business of Turning Waste into Wealth and Health

Lina Zeldovich

What’s Eating the Universe?

And Other Cosmic Questions

Paul Davies

The Nutmeg’s Curse

Parables for a Planet in Crisis

Amitav Ghosh

Restricted Data

The History of Nuclear Secrecy in the United States

Alex Wellerstein

The Elements

A Visual History of Their Discovery

Philip Ball

Catalog Titles

History of Science

    Of Maybugs and Men
    Nature’s Mirror
    Charles Darwin
    Scientific History
    Weather Forecaster to Research Scientist
    The Elements
    The Water Kingdom
    The Huxleys
    William Morgan
    Making Modern Science, Second Edition
    The Ozone Layer
    The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush
    Time Travelers
    The Greatest Adventure
    Nature Remade
    Tycho Brahe and the Measure of the Heavens
    A Rainbow Palate
    Climate in Motion
    Pure Adulteration
    The Perfection of Nature
    The Scientific Journal
    Evolution Made to Order
    Science Periodicals in Nineteenth-Century Britain
    Heredity under the Microscope
    The Mantle of the Earth
    Lady Ranelagh
    Waters of the World
    Media and the Mind
    Lines of Thought
    The Skull Collectors
    Sigmund Freud
    Duel Without End
    The Nutmeg’s Curse
    Uncertain Climes
    Sound Authorities
    Coming To
    Rhetoric in Tooth and Claw
    The Science of Reading
    The Lost Species
    Ahab’s Rolling Sea
    Knowledge Flows in a Global Age
    The Arts of the Microbial World
    All the Land
    Excavating the Memory Palace
    The Making of Measure and the Promise of Sameness
    The Genesis Quest
    Crossing the Boundaries of Life
    The Science of Walking
    The Chicago Guide to College Science Teaching
    Making Spirit Matter
    Dragons’ Teeth and Thunderstones
    Nature Fast and Nature Slow
    Oceans under Glass
    Brown Skins, White Coats
    Science on a Mission
    Patent Politics
    Materials of the Mind
    The Transmutations of Chymistry
    Disputed Inheritance
    The Experimental Fire
    The Poison Trials
    Before Nature
    Knowing Manchuria
    About Method
    Invisible Hands
    Biotic Borders
    Dinner with Darwin
    From Lived Experience to the Written Word
    Casanova’s Lottery
    Darwin’s Most Wonderful Plants
    The Daily Henry David Thoreau
    Thinking with Sound
    Reading the Book of Nature
    John Venn
    The Sciences of the Soul
    Beauty and the Brain
    Restricted Data
    Aesthetic Science

    Environmental Science

      How Green Became Good
      The Hidden Universe
      Trees and Forests of Tropical Asia
      Mapping Nature across the Americas
      Most Unimaginably Strange
      The Climate of History in a Planetary Age
      Oil Beach
      George Meléndez Wright
      Water Always Wins
      The Sea
      The Botanical Adventures of Joseph Banks
      What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be?
      Audubon at Sea
      National Parks Forever
      Red Leviathan
      The Wardian Case
      Climate Ghosts
      The Making of Environmental Law
      What Is Regeneration?
      This Radical Land
      We Are All Whalers
      Diet for a Large Planet
      The Nature of the Future
      Principles of Soundscape Ecology
      Dangerous Earth
      Crab Wars
      Dawn at Mineral King Valley
      Catastrophic Thinking
      Vanished Giants
      The Chemical Age
      Future Sea
      The Other Dark Matter


        The History of Cartography, Volume 4
        Time in Maps


          The American Robot
          The Digital Factory
          Language and the Rise of the Algorithm
          The Varnish and the Glaze
          Atmospheres of Projection
          Knowledge Regulation and National Security in Postwar America
          The Problem with Feeding Cities
          Voice Machines
          The Infinite
          Tuning the World
          Painting with Fire
          Fixing Niagara Falls
          Seeing Silicon Valley
          The Global Smartphone
          Paths of Fire
          Computing Taste
          Carbon Technocracy
          Smart Machines and Service Work
          Agents of War
          Dead Reckoning
          Crime Dot Com
          "Don Giovanni" Captured

          Philosophy of Science

            Misconceiving Merit
            The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death
            Geometry of Grief
            The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected
            Theory and Reality
            The Cosmic Zoom
            Can Microbial Communities Regenerate?
            The Participant
            Model Cases
            The Last Writings of Thomas S. Kuhn
            Why Study Biology by the Sea?
            Information and Experimental Knowledge
            The Ashtray
            Limits of the Numerical
            Pragmatism’s Evolution
            Idealization and the Aims of Science
            Split and Splice
            The Whale and the Reactor
            What Is Time?

            Cognitive Science

              The Book of Minds

              Education & Culture

                The Modern Myths
                Getting In
                Redefining Geek

                Religion and Science

                  Defining Nature’s Limits

                  Physics and Astrophysics

                    Beyond Weird
                    Get in the Game
                    The Demon in the Machine
                    What’s Eating the Universe?
                    Twenty Worlds
                    Dynamics, Geometry, Number Theory
                    Five Photons
                    Quantum Legacies
                    From Data to Quanta
                    Unearthing Fermi’s Geophysics
                    Shaping Science
                    Evan James Williams

                    History of Medicine

                      The Death Gap
                      Blood Relations
                      Defectives in the Land
                      Touchy Subject
                      Rethinking Hypothyroidism
                      Freud’s Patients
                      Opium’s Orphans
                      The Beautiful Cure
                      Chemically Imbalanced
                      The Western Disease
                      Merchants of Medicines
                      How the Clinic Made Gender
                      The Quest for Sexual Health
                      Gathering Medicines
                      Giving Birth in Eighteenth-Century England
                      Medical Monopoly
                      Migration and Health
                      The Doctor Who Wasn’t There
                      White Market Drugs
                      Broken Dreams
                      Ethics by Committee
                      States of Plague
                      Forbidden Knowledge
                      Autistic Intelligence
                      The Province of Affliction
                      Pain and Shock in America
                      Raising the Living Dead
                      Bodies Politic
                      How to Make a Vaccine
                      The Maternal Imprint
                      The Science of Life and Death in "Frankenstein"
                      A Mother’s Manual for the Women of Ferrara
                      Midlife Crisis
                      Plague Years
                      Familial Fitness
                      Dr. Nurse
                      Blood Rush
                      Hearing Happiness
                      Sorting Sexualities
                      Pushing Cool
                      Just the Tonic
                      Partial Stories
                      Birth Figures
                      Appetite and Its Discontents
                      A Planet of Viruses

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