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Life at the Edge of Sight A Photographic Exploration of the Microbial World
ISBN: HB: 9780674975910, Harvard University Press, September 2017
350 pp., 21x18.7 cm, 176 colour illus., 35 halftones
Microbes create medicines, filter waste water, and clean pollution. They give cheese funky flavors, wines complex aromas, and bread a nutty crumb. "Life at the Edge of Sight" is a stunning visual exploration of the inhabitants of an invisible world,...
Making Sense of Science Separating Substance from Spin
ISBN: HB: 9780674059696, Harvard University Press, March 2017
296 pp., 21x14 cm
"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...
Newton's Apple and Other Myths about Science
ISBN: HB: 9780674967984, Harvard University Press, December 2015
290 pp., 21x13.9 cm, 2 halftones, 2 graphs
A falling apple inspired Isaac Newton's insight into the law of gravity – or so the story goes. Is it true? Perhaps not. But the more intriguing question is why such stories endure as explanations of how science happens. "Newton's Apple and Other Myt...
Lost Art of Finding Our Way
ISBN: PB: 9780674088078, Harvard University Press, December 2015
520 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm, 3 tables, 171 halftones, 54 line illus.
Long before GPS, Google Earth, and global transit, humans traveled vast distances using only environmental clues and simple instruments. John Huth asks what is lost when modern technology substitutes for our innate capacity to find our way. Encyclope...
Animal Electricity How We Learned That the Body and Brain Are Electric Machines
ISBN: HB: 9780674736818, Harvard University Press, December 2015
348 pp., 23.5x15.7 cm, 28 halftones, 31 line illus.
Like all cellular organisms, humans run on electricity. Slight imbalances of electric charge across cell membranes result in sensation, movement, awareness, and thinking – nearly everything we associate with being alive. Robert Campenot offers a comp...
Science and Government
ISBN: PB: 9780674072374, Harvard University Press, March 2013
152 pp., 19x12.7 cm
"Science and Government" is a gripping account of one of the great scientific rivalries of the twentieth century. The antagonists are Sir Henry Tizard, a chemist from Imperial College, and Frederick Lindemann (Lord Cherwell), a physicist from the Uni...
Sensitive Matter Foams, Gels, Liquid Crystals, and Other Miracles
ISBN: HB: 9780674064560, Harvard University Press, April 2012
208 pp., 21x14 cm, 15 halftones, 15 line illus.
Life would not exist without sensitive, or soft, matter. All biological structures depend on it, including red blood globules, lung fluid, and membranes. So do industrial emulsions, gels, plastics, liquid crystals, and granular materials. What makes...
Life in Space Astrobiology for Everyone
ISBN: HB: 9780674033214, Harvard University Press, March 2009
344 pp., 21.8x16.3 cm, 35 line illus.
Life is a property of the universe. We may not know how it began or where else it exists, but we have come to know a great deal about how it relates to stars, planets, and the larger cosmos. In clear and compelling terms, this book shows how the emer...
God's Universe
ISBN: HB: 9780674023703, Harvard University Press, September 2006
160 pp., 18.7x12.1 cm, 4 halftones
We live in a universe with a very long history, a vast cosmos where things are being worked out over unimaginably long ages. Stars and galaxies have formed, and elements come forth from great stellar cauldrons. The necessary elements are present, the...
Quantum World Quantum Physics for Everyone
ISBN: PB: 9780674018327, Harvard University Press, October 2005
304 pp., 21.3x15.6 cm, 6 tables, 33 halftones, 52 line illus.
As Kenneth W. Ford shows us in "The Quantum World", the laws governing the very small and the very swift defy common sense and stretch our minds to the limit. Drawing on a deep familiarity with the discoveries of the twentieth century, Ford gives an...