Science Textbooks

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A Lab for All Seasons

The Laboratory Revolution in Modern Botany and the Rise of Physiological Plant Ecology

Sharon E. Kingsland

These Trees Tell a Story

The Art of Reading Landscapes

Noah Charney

Confronting Climate Gridlock

How Diplomacy, Technology, and Policy Can Unlock a Clean Energy Future

Daniel S. Cohan, Michael E. Webber

The Anatomy of Grief

How the Brain, Heart, and Body Can Heal after Loss

Dorothy P. Holinger

A Natural History of Beer

Rob DeSalle, Ian Tattersall, Patricia J. Wynne


Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict

Donna Hicks, Desmond Tutu

Reimagining Time

A Light-Speed Tour of Einstein's Theory of Relativity

Tanya Bub, Jeffrey Bub

What Is a Complex System?

James Ladyman, Karoline Wiesner

Engineering Ethics

Contemporary and Enduring Debates

Deborah G. Johnson

Fundamentals of Physics II

Electromagnetism, Optics, and Quantum Mechanics

R. Shankar

Science and the Good

The Tragic Quest for the Foundations of Morality

James Davison Hunter, Paul Nedelisky

Epidemics and Society

From the Black Death to the Present

Frank M. Snowden

The Misinformation Age

How False Beliefs Spread

Cailin O'Connor, James Owen Weatherall

Minds Make Societies

How Cognition Explains the World Humans Create

Pascal Boyer

Dispatches from Planet 3

Thirty-Two (Brief) Tales on the Solar System, the Milky Way, and Beyond

Marcia Bartusiak

Think Tank

Forty Neuroscientists Explore the Biological Roots of Human Experience

David J. Linden

Science for the Sustainable City

Empirical Insights from the Baltimore School of Urban Ecology

Steward T. A. Pickett, Mary L. Cadenasso, J. Morgan Grove, Elena G. Irwin, Emma J. Rosi, Christopher M. Swan

Physics and Dance

Emily Coates, Sarah Demers

Fundamentals of Physics I

Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics

R. Shankar

Three Laws of Nature

A Little Book on Thermodynamics

R. Stephen Berry


His Space and Times

Steven Gimbel

Biodiversity and Climate Change

Transforming the Biosphere

Thomas E. Lovejoy, Lee Hannah, Edward O. Wilson

Against the Grain

A Deep History of the Earliest States

James C. Scott

Writing Successful Science Proposals

Andrew J. Friedland, Carol L Folt, Jennifer L. Mercer

Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony

The Story of a Gamble, Two Black Holes, and a New Age of Astronomy

Marcia Bartusiak

Mapping the Heavens

The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos

Priyamvada Natarajan

The Elements of Power

Gadgets, Guns, and the Struggle for a Sustainable Future in the Rare Metal Age

David S. Abraham

Global Crisis

War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century

Geoffrey Parker

Fractal Worlds

Grown, Built, and Imagined

Michael Frame, Amelia Urry

Science Blogging

The Essential Guide

Christie Wilcox, Bethany Brookshire, Jason G. Goldman

Black Hole

How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled On by Hawking Became Loved

Marcia Bartusiak

Does Altruism Exist?

Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others

David Sloan Wilson

Naturalists at Sea

Scientific Travellers from Dampier to Darwin

Glyn Williams

Amazing Rare Things

The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery

David Attenborough, Susan Owens, Martin Clayton, Rea Alexandratos

Climate Cultures

Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change

Jessica Barnes, Michael R. Dove

The Carbon Crunch

Revised and Updated

Dieter Helm


The Tree That Time Forgot

Peter Crane, Pollyanna von Knorring

Voyaging in Strange Seas

The Great Revolution in Science

David Knight

Journey of the Universe

Brian Thomas Swimme, Mary Evelyn Tucker


The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering

Clive Hamilton

The Future of Nature

Documents of Global Change

Libby Robin, Sverker Sörlin, Paul Warde

Birds of New Zealand

A Photographic Guide

Paul Scofield, Brent Stephenson


Watcher of the Skies

David Wootton

An Empire of Ice

Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science

Edward J. Larson

The Theory That Would Not Die

How Bayes' Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy

Sharon Bertsch McGrayne


A Journey through the Ice Age Caves of the Dordogne

Christine Desdemaines-Hugon, Ian Tattersall

Spider Silk

Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging, and Mating

Leslie Brunetta, Catherine L. Craig

Exploring Happiness

From Aristotle to Brain Science

Sissela Bok


A Computer in Every Living Cell

Dennis Bray


Between God and Science

Michael Hunter

The Age of Reptiles

The Art and Science of Rudolph Zallinger's Great Dinosaur Mural at Yale

Rosemary Volpe

The Jewel House

Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution

Deborah E. Harkness

Second Nature

Brain Science and Human Knowledge

Gerald M. Edelman

In the Company of Crows and Ravens

John M. Marzluff, Tony Angell, Paul R. Ehrlich

Writing for Science

Robert Goldbort

Manual of Ornithology

Avian Structure and Function

Noble S. Proctor, Patrick J. Lynch