SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Jack Horner and James Gorman
HOW TO BUILD A DINOSAUR
Extinction Doesn’t have to be forever
A world-renowned paleontologist reveals groundbreaking science that explains how to grow a living dinosaur. “Provocative yet
firmly grounded in science… [Horner’s] goal is to make people
think about how evolution works, and by extension, about our
own origins.”—New Scientist. “This is a dinosaur book like no other, because it lays out the future of paleontology.”—Kevin Padian,
University of California.
Dutton • 246 pp. • 978-0-525-95104-9 • $25.95
Plume • 256 pp. • 978-0-452-29601-5 • $16.00
Paperback available March 2010
THE GHOST MAP
The story of London’s most Terrifying Epidemic—and how it
Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
From the author of Everything Bad is Good for You comes this account
of the worst cholera outbreak in Victorian London, and its lasting
effects on modern society. “By turns a medical thriller, detective
story, and paean to city life, Johnson’s account of the outbreak
and its modern implications is a true page-turner.”—The Washington Post. “A formidable gathering of small facts and big ideas....
Fascinating.”— The New York Times Book Review.
Riverhead • 320 pp. • 978-1-59448-269-4 • $15.00
A New York Times Notable Book and a Library Journal Best Book
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THE INVENTION OF AIR
A Story of Science, Revolution, and the Birth of America
Exploring the life and work of Joseph Priestly, this story of genius,
violence, and friendship in the midst of sweeping historical change
provokes us to recast our understanding of the Founding Fathers.
“Exhilarating....To explain why some ideas upend the world,
[Johnson] draws upon many disciplines: chemistry, social history,
geography, even ecosystem science.”—Los Angeles Times. “
Won-drous....[Johnson’s] free-ranging mind and irreverent wit entertain
and prompt thought.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Riverhead • 304 pp. • 978-1-59448-401-8 • $16.00
Also available: Everything Bad Is Good for You page 28
THE AMAZING STORY
OF QUANTUM MECHANICS
A math-free Exploration of the science that made our World
An accessible (and math-free!) primer on quantum mechanics.
Physicist Kakalios shows how an understanding of quantum mechanics produced technologies such as DVD players, flat-screen
TVs, and magnetic resonance imaging, and explains this complicated science through examples from pop culture.
Gotham • 336 pp. • 978-1-59240-479-7 • $26.00
Available June 2010
THE PHYSICS OF SUPERHEROES
Spectacular Second Edition
Applies the reality of physics to the fantasy of comic books. “A
stand-out. Writing with tongue firmly planted in cheek, Kakalios
looks at classic comics with a physicist’s eye. And what he finds
should make this book required reading for every high-school and
college science instructor....Outstanding.”—Orlando Sentinel.
Gotham • 448 pp. • 978-1-59240-508-4 • $16.00