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A Feast of Science

By Dr. Joe Schwarcz

 

An entertaining and digestible volume that demystifies science, from the author of over a dozen bestselling popular science books

Crave answers?  Dr. Joe Schwarcz demystifies the chemistry of everyday life, serving up practical knowledge to both inform and entertain. Guaranteed ... Read more

Back to the Well

By Marq de Villiers

Shortlisted for the Donner Prize and the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award

Droughts, floods, and contamination of fresh water in the American Southwest, in the Great Lakes region, in Australia, in northern China, in the Middle East, and in India have broguht the critical issue ... Read more

Back to the Well

By Marq de Villiers

Shortlisted for the Donner Prize and the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award

"This book will ruffle some feathers as well as open some minds, but for anyone who cares about the earth's most precious resource, it is worth the read. " — Publishers Weekly

Droughts. Floods. Contamination. ... Read more

Chasing Captain America

By Paul Zehr
Foreword by Simon Whitfield
Afterword by Nicole Stott

 

Could we create a real-life superhero by changing human biology itself?

The form and function of the human body, once entirely delimited by nature, are now fluid concepts thanks to recent advances in biomedical science and engineering. Professor, author, and comic book enthusiast ... Read more

Dr. Joe and What You Didn't Know

By Dr. Joe Schwarcz

From Beethoven's connection to plumbing to why rotten eggs smell like sulfur, the technical explanations included in this scientific primer tackle 99 chemistry-related questions and provide answers designed to inform and entertain.

Earth Alive

By Stan Rowe

Earth Alive is a collection of thought-provoking essays, short pieces, and reviews that explore and uncover the intimate connections between humans and the Earth. Stan Rowe prompts us to think in revolutionary terms about developing a new world-view. Edited and with a preface ... Read more

Eat the Beetles!

By David Waltner-Toews

 

Will eating insects change the world for the better??

Meet the beetles: there are millions and millions of them and many fewer of the rest of us — mammals, birds, and reptiles. Since before recorded history, humans have eaten insects. While many get squeamish at the idea, ... Read more

Ernest Thompson Seton

By Lorraine McMullen

An exploration of Ernest Thompson Seton and his works.

Evolution

By Jean-Pierre Rogel
Translated by Nigel Spencer

With all the attention given to "creationism" in the news these days, Jean-Pierre Rogel felt it was important to show how Darwin's concept of natural selection can be seen in action in everyday situations. Beginning with a familiar cottage scene that includes squirrels, loons, ... Read more

Fly in the Ointment, The

By Dr. Joe Schwarcz

This entertaining examination of everyday science from the fanciful to the factual covers topics ranging from pesticides and environmental estrogens to lipsticks and garlic.