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Arithmetic
ISBN: PB: 9780674237513, ISBN: HB: 9780674972230, Harvard University Press, July 2019
240 pp., 21x14 cm, 58 line illus.
Because evolution endowed humans with a complement of ten fingers, a grouping size of ten seems natural to us, perhaps even ideal. But from the perspective of mathematics, groupings of ten are arbitrary, and can have serious shortcomings. Twelve woul...
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Good Enough The Tolerance for Mediocrity in Nature and Society
ISBN: HB: 9780674504622, Harvard University Press, June 2019
288 pp., 21x14 cm, 13 colour photos, 18 colour illus., 1 table
Why is the genome of a salamander forty times larger than that of a human? Why does the avocado tree produce a million flowers and only a hundred fruits? Why, in short, is there so much waste in nature? In this lively and wide-ranging meditation on t...
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Gravity's Century From Einstein's Eclipse to Images of Black Holes
ISBN: HB: 9780674974968, Harvard University Press, May 2019
176 pp., 21x14 cm, 10 photos, 10 illus.
Albert Einstein did nothing of note on May 29, 1919, yet that is when he became immortal. On that day, astronomer Arthur Eddington and his team observed a solar eclipse and found something extraordinary: gravity bends light, just as Einstein predicte...
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Making Sense of Science Separating Substance from Spin
ISBN: PB: 9780674237803, ISBN: HB: 9780674059696, Harvard University Press, March 2019
296 pp., 21x14 cm, 5 photos, 20 illus.
"I'm not a scientist" is a familiar refrain among people asked to evaluate scientific claims they feel are beyond their ken. Most citizens learn about science from media coverage, and even the most conscientious reporters sometimes struggle to offer...
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Ripples in Spacetime Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy (with a New Afterword)
ISBN: PB: 9780674237742, ISBN: HB: 9780674971660, Harvard University Press, March 2019
352 pp., 21x14 cm, 25 photos
It has already been called the scientific breakthrough of the century: the detection of gravitational waves. Einstein predicted these tiny ripples in the fabric of spacetime nearly a hundred years ago, but they were never perceived directly until now...
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Becoming Human A Theory of Ontogeny
ISBN: HB: 9780674980853, Harvard University Press, December 2018
392 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 24 illus., 1 table
A radical reconsideration of how we develop the qualities that make us human, based on decades of cutting-edge experimental work by the former director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Virtually all theories of how humans h...
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People's History of Computing in the United States
ISBN: HB: 9780674970977, Harvard University Press, October 2018
336 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 25 photos, 4 tables
Silicon Valley gets all the credit for digital creativity, but this account of the pre-PC world, when computing meant more than using mature consumer technology, challenges that triumphalism. The invention of the personal computer liberated users fr...
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Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation
ISBN: PB: 9780674984165, Harvard University Press, September 2018
256 pp., 25.4x17.1 cm, 101 colour illus., 197 halftones, 89 maps, 14 tables
Based on years of field work and the examination of thousands of museum specimens, "The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras" is the final installment of a series of volumes by James R. McCranie documenting the amphibians and reptiles of Hond...
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Exoplanets Hidden Worlds and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Life
ISBN: HB: 9780674976900, Harvard University Press, September 2018
272 pp., 21x14 cm, 16 illus., 2 tables
Astronomers have recently discovered thousands of planets that orbit stars throughout our Milky Way galaxy. With his characteristic wit and style, Donald Goldsmith presents the science of exoplanets and the search for extraterrestrial life in a way t...
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Third Thoughts
ISBN: HB: 9780674975323, Harvard University Press, August 2018
240 pp., 21x14 cm
For more than four decades, one of the most captivating and celebrated science communicators of our time has challenged the public to think carefully about the foundations of nature and the inseparable entanglement of science and society. In "Third T...
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