: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers
Pacific is a paean to this magnificent sea of beauty, myth, and imagination that is transforming our lives.
: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again
The refrigerator may seem mundane nowadays, but it is one of the wonders of twentieth-century science - ...
The Dragon Behind the Glass
: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish
A riveting journey into the bizarre world of the Asian arowana or "dragon fish"the world's most ...
Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?
: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization
From ancient empires to modern economics, veteran journalist Andrew Lawler delivers a sweeping history of the ...
: A Natural and Cultural History
Rain is elemental, mysterious, precious, destructive. It is the subject of countless poems and paintings; the...
: A Radiant History from Creation to the Quantum Age
Although lasers now perform everyday miracles, light retains its eternal allure. "For the rest of my life," ...
The Confidence Game
: Why We Fall for It ... Every Time
An intriguing investigation into what makes a con artist, and why we continue to be duped by them.
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