Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors

Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths ErrorsMost of the time, the maths in our everyday lives works quietly behind the scenes Until someone forgets to carry a 1 and a bridge collapses, a plane drops out of the sky or a building rocks when its resonant frequency matches a gym class leaping to Snap s 1990 hit I ve Got The Power This book is

Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale

Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage SaleDownsizing Decluttering A parent s death Sooner or later, all of us are faced with things we no longer need or want But when we drop our old clothes and other items off at a local donation center, where do they go Sometimes across the country or even halfway across the world to people and

How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen AnimalsNational Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals her friends who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green.Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be

The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator

The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest PredatorA pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, showing how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity s fate Why was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for British

Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver

Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave DiverFrom one of the world s most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth s final frontier the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planetMore people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount Everest, and we know about deep space than

American Wolf

American WolfISBN moved from this edition The enthralling story of the rise and reign of O Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the

The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack

The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons from the Sawtooth PackFrom the world famous couple who lived alongside a three generation wolf pack, this book of inspiration, drawn from the wild, will fascinate animal and nature lovers alike For six years Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived intimately with a pack of wolves, gaining their trust as no one has before In this

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of LifeEvery animal, whether human, squid, or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes Many people think of microbes as germs to be eradicated, but those that live with us the microbiome build our bodies, protect our health, shape our identities, and grant us incredible abilities In this

A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly EverythingIn Bryson s biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge to understand and, if possible, answer the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from

A Brief History of Time

A Brief History of TimeIn the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking s classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with than nine million copies in forty languages sold worldwide That edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural HistoryOver the last half billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid