How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science of Everyday Life (Oct., $23.95) by Len Fisher is an entertaining look at the science behind our daily activities.
112 Mercer Street: Einstein, Russell, Godel, Pauli, and the End of Innocence in Science (Feb., $23.95) by Burton Feldman profiles four great minds of science.
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The New Humanists: Science at the Edge (Sept., $19.95), edited by John Brockman. Top scientists including Jared Diamond and Steven Pinker discuss their contributions to the development of modern thought.
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In the Beginning Was the Worm: Finding the Secrets of Life in a Tiny Hermaphrodite (Oct., $27.95) by Andrew Brown is the story of the three men who won the 2002 Nobel Prize for their research on the nematode worm, which led to the sequencing of the human genome.
Crossing Ancient Oceans: Voyages to the Americas Before Columbus (Nov., $25) by Stephen C. Jett presents evidence that ancient civilizations had …