SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Jerry A. Coyne
why eVolution iS true
Weaves together the many threads of modern work in genetics,
paleontology, geology, molecular biology, and anatomy to demonstrate that evolution has been firmly established as a scientific
truth. “For anyone who wishes a clear, well-written explanation
of evolution by one of the foremost scientists working on the subject.”—Edward O. Wilson, author of On Human Nature.
Penguin • 304 pp. • 978-0-14-311664-6 • $16.00
thAnK god for eVolution
how the Marriage of Science and Religion
Will Transform Your Life and our World
With evidence from contemporary astrophysics, geology, biology,
anthropology, and evolutionary psychology, Reverend Michael
Dowd finds common ground in the science vs. religion debate.
“Masterfully unites rationality and spirituality in a world view
that celebrates the mysteries of existence....A must read for all.”—
Craig Mello, 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine.
Plume • 448 pp. • 978-0-452-29534-6 • $16.00
the ghoSt mAP
The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic—and how It
Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
An 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.”—The Washington Post. “
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
SCIENCE & TEChNoLogY
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, see page 30; Where Good Ideas
Come From, see page 45
the SmArt SwArm
how understanding Flocks, Schools, and Colonies
Can Make us Better at Communicating,
Decision Making, and getting Things Done
“Most people can’t fathom that ants, bees, and other social insects
have found solutions to some of modern society’s most vexing
problems....Miller offers a fascinating and articulate tour of what
these creatures can do how they do it, and the lessons for humans.
This book is a gem.”—Michael J. Mauboussin, author of Think
avery • 304 pp. • 978-1-58333-390-7 • $26.00
avery • 304 pp. • 978-1-58333-428-7 • $16.00
Paperback available July 2011