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    Why the Earth Quakes: The Story of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

    Matthys Levy, Mario Salvadori, Michael Lilly


    “At last an inviting book on earthquakes, written by scientists whose easily understandable prose takes us on a tour not only of seismology but also of modern building technologies, volcanoes, and that California constant, the magnificent rubbing and pushing of tectonic plates beneath us.” —San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

  • 9780393316049 72

    “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: Adventures of a Curious Character

    Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton


    A New York Times bestseller—the outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original.

  • 9780393315288 72

    Altered Fates: The Genetic Re-engineering of Human Life

    Peter Gorner, Jeff Lyon


    Seven years in the making, Altered Fates chronicles the saga of gene therapy, a medical revolution unparalleled in human history.

  • 9780393313659 72

    Zipper: An Exploration in Novelty

    Robert D. Friedel


    The story of the zipper is the triumph of an ingenious novelty over the practical world.

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    The Malaria Capers: Tales of Parasites and People

    Robert S. Desowitz


    "Reads like a murder mystery. . . . [Desowitz] writes with uncommon lucidity and verse, leaving the reader with a vivid understanding of malaria and other tropical diseases, and the ways in which culture, climate and politics have affected their spread and containment."—New York Times