The Rise & Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World by Steve Brusatte
Paleontologist Steve Brusatte tells the complete, surprising, and new history of the dinosaurs, using cutting-edge science as well as illustrations and photography to bring this 200-mlilion-year-long story to life. Also available on audio.
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Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science’s Highest Honor by Brian Keating
In a personal adventure story, Brian Keating, inventor of the BICEP telescope, reveals the story of how astronomers claimed in 2014 to have seem the spark that ignited the Big Bang with the BICEP2 and how the lure of the Nobel Prize and the publish-or-perish environment of scientific research hampers progress and causes deception by encouraging speed and greed.
Forbes says, “By losing the Nobel Prize, Keating and BICEP2 has led us to an even greater victory: the recognition that there are more important things in this Universe, like scientific truths, than the fleeting glory of an earthly award.”
Darwin’s Fossils: The Collection That Shaped the Theory of Evolution by Adrian Lister
When you think of Charles Darwin’s adventures, you probably think of his research on finches in the Galapagos, but this is a different story. This is his adventures in South America researching fossils. Including new photography, newly commissioned reconstructions of extinct animals, and line drawings from the nineteenth century, this richly illustrated volume gives, for the first time, the full story of how Darwin’s pioneering work in fossils led him to develop the theory of evolution.
Publishers Weekly says, “This is a welcome addition to the ever-growing body of literature dealing with the life and work of Darwin.”
The Green Marble: Earth System Science and Global Sustainability by David Turner
This book is based on Professor David Turner’s popular college course on global environmental change. Accessible to non-science majors, it provides the framework for understanding the complex relationship between humanity and the global environment.