Examines 100 extraordinary projects, theories and experiments that have been conducted in the name of science. From spider monkeys to human cyborgs, and from swimming in syrup to chaos theory, the author places each experiment and discovery in its scientific context.
With wit, style, and exacting research, Stewart has uncovered the most terrifying and titillating stories of bugs gone wild. It's an A to Z of insect enemies, interspersed with sections that explore bugs with kinky sex lives, creatures lurking in the cupboard, and phobias that feed our (sometimes) irrational responses to bugs.
"Brunner masterfully does in words what resilient and adventurous people have done in their lives for centuries: he finds beauty in blizzards and ice and the crystallized enchantment of snow."--Dan Egan, Pulitzer finalist and author of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes.s.
Of the 1586 lunar craters that have been named to honor scientists and philosophers, only 28 honor a woman. Who were these women? This book recounts their exemplary lives and inspiring achievements. Along the way, the book explains some of the science, and provides interesting facts about the Moon.
Limb by limb, case by case - some criminal, some historical, some unaccountably bizarre - Dame Sue Black reconstructs with intimate sensitivity and compassion the hidden stories in what we leave behind.
A life-altering journey through the science of neuroaesthetics, which offers proof for how our brains and bodies transform when we participate in the arts - and how this knowledge can improve our health, enable us to flourish and build stronger communities
The author transformed her family's health, finances, and relationships for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing half litre per year. In this book, she shows how these key principles can be applied to every area of your house from the kitchen to the kids room.