Science & Nature
The Great Bridge
The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
A detailed account of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge providing background on its engineering history as well as the political and social climate of the late-nineteenth century
Basin and Range
McPhee traces the geologic history of the region extending from eastern Utah to eastern California, juxtaposes descriptions of this terrain as it was eons ago with its contemporary features, and examines the plate tectonics revolution
The Scientific Background to Modern Philosophy
A supplementary text for courses in the history of modern philosophy, helping to link developments in modern science and modern philosophy.
Annals of the Former World
A multilayered tale arranged in an organic succession of set pieces, flashbacks, biographical sketches, and human and lithic histories, explores North American geology, plate tectonics, and geologic time.
The Moon by Whale Light
And Other Adventures Among Bats, Penguins, Crocodilians, and Whales
Describes the evolution, behavior, habitats, and threats to whales, penguins, crocodilians, and bats
Einstein's Theory of Relativity
A Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains the historical background and scientific principles of Einstein's famous theory
Letters from the Earth
An American classic, with more than 320,000 copies sold-- some of Twain's most pungent and hilarious writings.
Philosophy of Space and Time
A clear, penetrating exposition of developments in physical science and mathematics brought about by non-Euclidean geometries, including in-depth coverage of the foundations of geometry, theory of time, other topics.
The Foxfire Book
Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moon
A vanishing way of life is captured in a study of the mountain folk of the Southern Appalachians
The Weather Wizard's Cloud Book
How You Can Forecast the Weather Accurately and Easily by Reading the Clouds
Explains different types of clouds