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Plate tectonics - a very short introduction Plate tectonics - a very short introduction

Plate tectonics caused a revolution in our understanding of the Earth. It has aided our understanding of why earthquakes and volcanoes are found in distinct locations, how oceans form and disappear, and how mountain ranges were built. In this volume, Peter Molnar explores the history and significance of plate tectonics.

May 24, 2015
Life's engines - how microbes made Earth habitable Life's engines - how microbes made Earth habitable

May 24, 2015
The invaders - how humans and their dogs drove Neanderthals to extinction The invaders - how humans and their dogs drove Neanderthals to extinction

May 20, 2015
The soul of an octopus - a surprising exploration into the wonder of consciousness The soul of an octopus - a surprising exploration into the wonder of consciousness

"In this astonishing book from the author of the bestselling memoir The Good Good Pig, Sy Montgomery explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus--a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature--and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. Sy Montgomery's popular 2011 Orion magazine piece, "Deep Intellect," about her friendship with a sensitive, sweet-natured octopus named Athena and the grief she felt at her death, went viral, indicating the widespread fascinati

May 18, 2015
Atoms under the floorboards - the surprising science hidden in your home Atoms under the floorboards - the surprising science hidden in your home

Using the modern home as a springboard, Atoms under the floorboards introduces the reader to the fascinating and surprising scientific explanations behind a variety of common (and often entertainingly mundane) household phenomena, from gurgling drains and squeaky floorboards to rubbery custard and shiny shoes.

May 18, 2015