Science & Nature
2017 Moon Calendar Card
Lunar Phases, Eclipses, and More!
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Two-sided reference card | $2.50

This is the moon calendar—eye catching on the front, informative on the back. When Kim Long first designed it in 1982, he little knew that it would go on to be released in 34 yearly editions (so far)! This sturdy, … Continue reading

2018 Moon Calendar Card
Lunar Phases, Eclipses, and More!
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Two-sided reference card | $2.50

This is the moon calendar—eye-catching on the front, informative on the back. When Kim Long first designed it in 1982, he little knew that it would go on to be released in 35 yearly editions (so far)! This sturdy visual … Continue reading

2019 Moon Calendar Card
Lunar Phases, Eclipses, and More!
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Two-sided reference card | $2.50

Sturdy and convenient 10″ x 6.75″ reference card Front: Lunar calendar with realistic moon images Back: Dates and times of every phase change, eclipse, apogee, and perigee One pack includes 5 copies you can keep or share! This is the … Continue reading

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived
The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes
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In our unique genomes, every one of us carries the story of our species—births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and a lot of sex. But those stories have always been locked away—until now. Who are our ancestors? Where did they … Continue reading

A Modern Dog’s Life
How to Do the Best for Your Dog
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What do dogs value? Why do they get so excited by their daily walks? And why may dogs of different breeds have different needs? Veterinarian, professor of animal behavior, and dog lover Dr. Paul McGreevy answers these questions and many … Continue reading

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
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Have you read (or stumbled into) one too many irrational online debates? Ali Almossawi certainly had, so he wrote An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments! This handy guide is here to bring the internet age a much-needed dose of old-school … Continue reading

Ask a Science Teacher
250 Answers to Questions You've Always Had About How Everyday Stuff Really Works
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We’ve all grown so used to living in a world filled with wonders that we sometimes forget to wonder about them: What creates the wind? Do fish sleep? Why do we blink? These are common phenomena, but it’s a rare … Continue reading

Atom Land
A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics
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For fans of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry: a richly conjured world, in map and metaphor, of particle physics Atom Land brings the impossibly small world of particle physics to life, taking readers … Continue reading

Birding at the Bridge
In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront
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The Brooklyn Bridge once overshadowed a decaying industrial waterfront, but today it points the way to a new green oasis: Brooklyn Bridge Park. When avid birder Heather Wolf moved from tropical Florida to a nearby apartment, she wondered how many … Continue reading

Citizen Scientist
Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction
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Here is a wide-ranging adventure in becoming a citizen scientist by an award-winning writer and environmental thought leader. As Mary Ellen Hannibal wades into tide pools, follows hawks, and scours mountains to collect data on threatened species, she discovers the … Continue reading

Citizen Scientist
Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction
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Award-winning writer Mary Ellen Hannibal has long reported on scientists’ efforts to protect vanishing species, but it was only through citizen science that she found she could take action herself. As she wades into tide pools, spots hawks, and scours … Continue reading

Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour
Everything Worth Knowing About Dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops
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We live in a golden age of paleontological discovery—the perfect time to dig in to the spectacular world of dinosaurs. From Aardonyx, a lumbering beast that formed a link between two and four-legged dinosaurs, to Zuniceratops, who boasted a deadly … Continue reading

Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour
Everything Worth Knowing About Dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops
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From Aardonyx, a lumbering beast that formed a link between two- and four-legged dinosaurs, to Zuniceratops, who boasted a deadly pair of horns, Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour pairs the latest findings with spectacular illustrations to bring every dinosaur worth knowing about … Continue reading

Fire Making
The Forgotten Art of Conjuring Flame with Spark, Tinder, and Skill
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For fans of Tristan Gooley and of Lars Mytting’s Norwegian Wood a fascinating, beautifully illustrated guide to making fire without a lighter From the San people in Namibia to the Mangyan of the Philippines, Daniel Hume has learned how fire … Continue reading

How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate
Let Science Do the Talking the Next Time Someone Tries to Tell You . . .
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Have you ever heard someone say that climate change is simply the result of natural cycles? Or that there can’t be global warming because it still gets so cold out? While the claims climate-change deniers make can seem, on their … Continue reading

How to Read Nature
Awaken Your Senses to the Outdoors You've Never Noticed
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When most of us go for a walk, a single sense—sight—tends to dominate our experience. But when New York Times–bestselling author and expert navigator Tristan Gooley goes for a walk, he uses all five senses to “read” everything nature has … Continue reading

How to Read Water
Clues and Patterns from Puddles to the Sea
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In his eye-opening books The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs and The Natural Navigator, Tristan Gooley helped readers reconnect with nature by finding direction from the trees, stars, clouds, and more. Now, he turns his attention to our most … Continue reading

How to Speak Science
Essential Concepts Made Simple
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Welcome to the age of smartphones, artificial intelligence, supercolliders, and supercomputers: Science has never been more exciting . . . or, alas, less accessible! Enter Bruce Benamran—programmer by day, physics expert by night. In How to Speak Science, he takes … Continue reading

In Deep Water
The Anatomy of a Disaster, the Fate of the Gulf, and Ending Our Oil Addiction
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When Deepwater Horizon’s well blew out on April 20, 2010, the resulting explosion claimed eleven lives. Over the next two months, an estimated 200 million gallons of crude oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico, a haven of biodiversity and … Continue reading

Know It All
132 Head-Scratching Questions About the Science All Around Us
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New Scientist magazine’s beloved “Last Word” column is a rare forum for “un-Google-able” queries: Readers write in, and readers respond! Know It All collects 132 of the column’s very best Q&As. The often-wacky questions cover physics, chemistry, zoology and beyond: … Continue reading

Most Wanted Particle
The Inside Story of the Hunt for the Higgs, the Heart of the Future of Physics
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The discovery of the Higgs boson has brought us a giant step closer to understanding how our universe works. But before the Higgs was found, its existence was hotly debated. Even Peter Higgs, who first pictured it, did not expect … Continue reading

Most Wanted Particle
The Inside Story of the Hunt for the Higgs, the Heart of the Future of Physics
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Particle physics as we know it depends on the Higgs boson: It’s the missing link between the birth of our universe—as a sea of tiny, massless particles—and the tangible world we live in today. But for more than 50 years, … Continue reading

North Pole, South Pole
The Epic Quest to Solve the Great Mystery of Earth's Magnetism
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Why do compass needles point north—but not quite north? What guides the migration of birds, whales, and fish across the world’s oceans? How is Earth able to sustain life under an onslaught of solar wind and cosmic radiation? For centuries, … Continue reading

Nothing
Surprising Insights Everywhere from Zero to Oblivion
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It turns out that almost nothing is as curious—or as enlightening—as, well, nothing. What is nothingness? Where can it be found? The writers of the world’s top-selling science magazine investigate—from the big bang, dark energy, and the void to superconductors, … Continue reading

Patterns of the Universe
A Coloring Adventure in Math and Beauty
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Math is at the heart of many natural wonders and has an abstract beauty all its own—in the silhouette of a snowflake, the spiral seeds of a sunflower, and the symmetry of the Sri Yantra mandala. From the 4-D hypercube … Continue reading

Raised by Animals
The Surprising New Science of Animal Family Dynamics
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When it comes to family matters, do humans know best? Leading animal behaviorist Dr. Jennifer Verdolin argues otherwise in this eye-opening book. Welcome to the wild world of raising a family in the animal kingdom . . . sometimes shocking, … Continue reading

Sightlines
A Conversation with the Natural World
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With her poet’s eye and naturalist’s affinity for wild places, Kathleen Jamie reports from the field in this enthralling collection of fourteen essays whose power derives from the stubborn attention she pays to everything around her. Jamie roams her native … Continue reading

Stonehenge—A New Understanding
Solving the Mysteries of the Greatest Stone Age Monument
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Despite its being one of prehistory’s most alluring landmarks, before the Stonehenge Riverside Project led by noted archeologist Mike Parker Pearson, only half of Stonehenge itself—and far less of its surroundings—had ever been investigated, and many records from previous digs … Continue reading

Stonehenge—A New Understanding
Solving the Mysteries of the Greatest Stone Age Monument
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Stonehenge stands as an enduring link to our prehistoric ancestors, yet the secrets it has guarded for thousands of years have long eluded us. Until now, the millions of enthusiasts who flock to the iconic site have made do with … Continue reading

Survival of the Nicest
How Altruism Made Us Human and Why It Pays to Get Along
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The phrase “survival of the fittest” conjures an image of the most cutthroat individuals rising to the top. But Stefan Klein, author of the #1 international bestseller The Science of Happiness and winner of the Georg von Holtzbrinck Prize for … Continue reading

Survival of the Nicest
How Altruism Made Us Human and Why It Pays to Get Along
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The phrase “survival of the fittest” conjures an image of the most cutthroat individuals rising to the top. But Stefan Klein, author of the #1 international bestseller The Science of Happiness, makes the startling assertion that altruism is the key … Continue reading

The Aliens Are Coming!
The Extraordinary Science Behind Our Search for Life in the Universe
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For millennia, we have looked up at the stars and wondered whether we are alone in the universe, but in the last few years—as our probes begin to escape the solar system, and our telescopes reveal thousands of Earthlike planets—scientists … Continue reading

The Field Guide to Knots
How to Identify, Tie, and Untie Over 80 Essential Knots for Outdoor Pursuits
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The perfect knot can make any job quicker, easier, and safer—whether you need to build a shelter, tether a horse, rappel down a cliff, or moor a boat. In The Field Guide to Knots, veteran outdoorsman Bob Holtzman helps you: … Continue reading

The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs
Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals—and Other Forgotten Skills
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When writer and navigator Tristan Gooley journeys outside, he sees a natural world filled with clues. The roots of a tree indicate the sun’s direction; the Big Dipper tells the time; a passing butterfly hints at the weather; a sand … Continue reading

The Natural Navigator
The Rediscovered Art of Letting Nature Be Your Guide
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Before GPS, before the compass, and even before cartography, humankind was navigating. Now this singular guide helps us rediscover what our ancestors long understood—that a windswept tree, the depth of a puddle, or a trill of birdsong can help us … Continue reading

The Philadelphia Chromosome
A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level
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Philadelphia, 1959: A scientist scrutinizing a single human cell under a microscope detects a missing piece of DNA. That scientist, David Hungerford, had no way of knowing that he had stumbled upon the starting point of modern cancer research—the Philadelphia … Continue reading

The Philadelphia Chromosome
A Genetic Mystery, a Lethal Cancer, and the Improbable Invention of a Lifesaving Treatment
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Philadelphia, 1959: A scientist scrutinizing a single human cell under a microscope detects a missing piece of DNA. That scientist, David Hungerford, had no way of knowing that he had stumbled upon the starting point of modern cancer research— the … Continue reading

Their Fate is Our Fate
How Birds Foretell Threats to Our Health and Our World
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At the heart of this book by Nobel Prize–winning immunologist and professor Peter Doherty is this striking observation: Birds detect danger to our health and the environment before we do. Following a diverse cast of bird species around the world—from … Continue reading

Transit of Venus
1631 to the Present
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A transit of Venus is one of the rarest and most historically significant planetary alignments—since the invention of the telescope in 1608, there have been only seven. A must-have for all sky-watchers, Transit of Venus is packed with scientific and … Continue reading

Visions of the Universe
A Coloring Journey Through Math's Great Mysteries
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For curious minds throughout history, math was truly an art. In Visions of the Universe, you can pick up right where Isaac Newton, Blaise Pascal, and other luminaries left off—by coloring 58 exquisite patterns inspired by great discoveries in math: … Continue reading

We Are All Stardust
Scientists Who Shaped Our World Talk About Their Work, Their Lives, and What They Still Want To Know
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When acclaimed science writer Stefan Klein asks Nobel Prize– winning chemist Roald Hoffmann what sets scientists apart, Hoffmann says, “First and foremost, curiosity.” In this collection of intimate conversations with 19 of the world’s best-known scientists (including three Nobel Laureates), … Continue reading

What the Future Looks Like
Leading Science Experts Reveal the Surprising Discoveries and Ingenious Solutions That Are Shaping Our World
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Science fact, not science fiction, features in this wide-ranging update from leading experts on the cutting-edge developments that are already defining our future lives and world Every day, scientists alight on pioneering solutions that will define the future of life … Continue reading