Robert S. Cortright
A remarkable gallery of lavish photographs which elevate bridges from pieces of the roadway to pieces of art.
With 306 colorful pictures from 28 countries across 6 continents, Cortright awakens the eye and mind to the beauty of bridges.
These are... (read more)
John D Barrow
Einstein's theory of general relativity opens the door for the study of other possible universes--and weird universes at that. The Book of Universes gives us a stunning tour of these potential universes, introducing us to the brilliant physicists and... (read more)
In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman—chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field—gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over... (read more)
Orson Scott Card
A hundred years before Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, humans thought they were alone in the galaxy. Humanity was slowly making their way out from Earth to the planets and asteroids of the Solar System, exploring and mining and founding colonies... (read more)
This tempting collection of 365 recipes offers a one-pot meal for each day of the year. From January to December, you'll find fresh inspiration and a seasonal dish to satisfy any craving or suit any occasion. From slow-cooked stews and quick stir-frys to... (read more)
Humorist-writer-mammal Carlos Kotkin is lucky in love-if lucky in love means he's had enough horrible, pathetic, and downright bizarre dating experiences to write a book. His trouble with females usually begins upon opening his mouth. Here, Carlos shares... (read more)
Diana Secker Tesdell
A perfect Christmas gift—a beautifully jacketed Everyman's Library Pocket Classics hardcover anthology of two centuries of short fiction about our most majestic companion animal. With full-cloth binding and a silk ribbon marker. Annie Proulx and... (read more)
In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who -- or what -- is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predicts its future -- and our own.... (read more)