Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors

Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths ErrorsThe author explains how the misuse of math creates problems Mathematical errors often include mistaking units pounds for kilograms, feet for meters , and misunderstanding probabilistic and statistical statements Parker also presents examples of users of computer software not fully understanding t

Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond

Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and BeyondScientists agree that a pathogen is likely to cause a global pandemic in the near future But which one And how n nOver the past fifty years, than three hundred infectious diseases have either newly emerged or reemerged, appearing in territories where they ve never been seen before Ninety perc

American Wolf

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

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 t

Letters From An Astrophysicist

Letters From An AstrophysicistThe natural follow up to the phenomenal bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry n nAstrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

The Death and Life of the Great LakesThe Great Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior hold 20 percent of the world s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent.

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