The Nature of the Beast

Does your dog get sad when you leave for the day? Does your cat purr because she loves you? Do bears attack when they’re angry? You can’t very well ask them. In fact,...

Designer Dogs, Awkward Hugs, and a Pigeon Veterinary Tales, Again

Dr. P. J. Miller is back! Following his first installment, Cute Poodles, Sweet Old Ladies & Hugs, he has compiled another volume of truly awesome veterinary tales.Come along for...

The Wright Brothers Nose-Diving Into History

A hilarious nonfiction look at two of history's most epic "failures": the Wright brothers, whose countless crashes ultimately led to groundbreaking success. Although Orville and...

Three Roads to Quantum Gravity

In Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, Lee Smolin provides an accessible overview of the attempts to build a final "theory of everything."He explains in simple terms what scientists...

Protecting the President An Inside Account of the Troubled Secret Service in an Era of Evolving Threats

Being a Secret Service agent is one of the most treacherous jobs in the world and never more so than in today's highly polarized America. Facing threats from fence jumpers and...

Extreme Cities The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change

How will climate change affect our lives? Where will its impacts be most deeply felt? Are we doing enough to protect ourselves from the coming chaos? In Extreme Cities, Ashley...

Hire Smart from the Start The Entrepreneur's Guide to Finding, Catching, and Keeping the Best Talent for Your Company

Don't rely on instincts alone.Hiring. Is. King.The lesson seems so basic. Yet time after time, good companies stumble and lose their stride - just when they were poised for rapid...

Beer A Global Journey through the Past and Present

Beer is and has always been more than an intoxicating beverage. Its invention 13,000 years ago was one of the fundamental motivations for the domestication of grains around the...

Who P-p-p-plugged Roger Rabbit

Who P-p-p-plugged Roger Rabbit? opens with a call from Roger to hard-boiled private eye Eddie Valiant. Roger suspects that Jessica is baking her carrot cakes for movie heartthrob...

Superconductivity A Very Short Introduction

Superconductivity is one of the most exciting areas of research in physics today. Outlining the history of its discovery, and the race to understand its many mysterious and...

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