Science

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    The Drug Hunters
    The Improbable Quest to Discover New Medicines
    By Donald R. Kirsch, By Ogi Ogas
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The surprising, behind-the-scenes story of how our medicines are discovered, told by a veteran drug hunter.The search to find medicines is as old as disease, which is to say as old as the human race. Through serendipity— by chewing, brewing, and snorting—some Neolithic souls discovered opium, alcohol,... [READ MORE]
    Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States
    A Scientific Assessment
    By US Global Change Research Program
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    As global climate change proliferates, so too do the health risks associated with the changing world around us. Called for in the President’s Climate Action Plan and put together by experts from eight different Federal agencies, The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health: A Scientific Assessment is... [READ MORE]
    Generation Robot
    A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and Speculation
    By Terri Favro
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Generation Robot covers a century of science fiction, fact and, speculation—from the 1950 publication of Isaac Asimov’s seminal robot masterpiece, I, Robot, to the 2050 Singularity when artificial and human intelligence are predicted to merge. Beginning with a childhood informed by pop-culture robots... [READ MORE]
    The Science of Superheroes
    The Secrets Behind Speed, Strength, Flight, Evolution, and More
    By Mark Brake
    (Racehorse Publishing)
    Discover the science behind the abilities of your favorite superheroes! The concept of the superhero has permeated our culture. They fascinate their fans with their incredible superhuman abilities and impressive technology. But do you ever wonder if any of it is plausible or rooted in fact? Enter The... [READ MORE]
    The Science of Harry Potter
    The Spellbinding Science Behind the Magic, Gadgets, Potions, and More!
    By Mark Brake, By Jon Chase
    (Racehorse Publishing)
    How does magic in J. K. Rowling’s universe work? Finally, the scientific secrets are revealed!The story of the boy who lived has brought the idea of magic and sorcery into mainstream fruition more than any other book series in history. Modern muggle scientists have uncovered explanations to the seemingly... [READ MORE]
    The Politics of Pesticides
    The Global Fight against Monsanto's Glyphosate
    By Mitchel Cohen
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Chemical poisons have infiltrated all facets of our lives – housing, agriculture, work places, sidewalks, subways, schools, parks, even the air we breathe. More than half a century since Rachel Carson issued Silent Spring – her call-to-arms against the poisoning of our drinking water, food, animals,... [READ MORE]
    The Politics of Pesticides
    The Global Fight against Monsanto's Glyphosate
    By Mitchel Cohen
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Chemical poisons have infiltrated all facets of our lives – housing, agriculture, work places, sidewalks, subways, schools, parks, even the air we breathe. More than half a century since Rachel Carson issued Silent Spring – her call-to-arms against the poisoning of our drinking water, food, animals,... [READ MORE]
    The Science of Science Fiction
    The Influence of Film and Fiction on the Science and Culture of Our Times
    By Mark Brake
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    We are the first generation to live in a science fiction world. Media headlines declare this the age of automation. The TV talks about the coming revolution of the robot, tweets tell tales of jets that will ferry travelers to the edge of space, and social media reports that the first human to live for... [READ MORE]
    Conflicts of Interest In Science
    How Corporate-Funded Academic Research Can Threaten Public Health
    By Sheldon Krimsky
    (Hot Books)
    30+ Years of Peer-Reviewed Studies on the Corporate Ties and Vested Interests that Influence Scientific Research For over 500 years, groups and organizations with political, economic, and personal interests have successfully exercised influence on the pursuit of scientific inquiry and knowledge. History... [READ MORE]
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