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Reading Level:4 Non Fiction

The compelling history of vaccination. We may fear terrorist attacks but in truth humans have always had far more to fear from infections. In 1950 there were an estimated 50 million cases of smallpox worldwide, which killed 10 million people. At the end of WWI,... read more

Defeating the Ministers of Death

The Making of You is the inside story of one of nature's greatest marvels: the creation of a new human, from first cell to first breath. This is pop science, not a parenting manual, and it almost certainly contains things you didn't know on almost every p... read more

The Making of You - A Scientific Journey

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AIDS. Ebola. Bird flu. SARS. Year after year we manage new viruses thanks to the tireless work done in labs and hot zones around the world. Now, Jonathan Quick explains how we could end epidemics forever. Somewhere out there, a killer virus is boiling up in the bloodstream of ... read more

End of Epidemics

A rich and exuberant group biography of the first geologists, the people who were first to excavate from the layers of the world its buried history. These first geologists were made up primarily, and inevitably, of gentle... read more

Reading the Rocks - How Victorian Geologists Discovered the Secret of Life

"Superbly written and researched." --Booklist"Builds a strong case." --Kirkus Lyme disease is spreading rapidly around the globe as ticks move into places they could not survive before. The first epidemic to emerge in the era of climate change, the dis... read more

Lyme "The First Epidemic of Climate Change"

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Series:Icon Science

Riddled with jealousy, rivalry, missed opportunities and moments of genius, the history of the atom’s discovery is as bizarre, as capricious, and as weird as the atom itself.  John Dalton gave us the first picture of the atom in the early 1800s. Almost 100 years later the young misfit Ne... read more

Atom

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Awards:Shortlisted for Society of Biology Book Awards: General Biology Book 2015.

#1 New York Times Bestseller
From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution--a #1 international bestseller--that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understan... read more

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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The Number One Bestseller Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What ca... read more

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

"This is empirical poetry. A fascinating tale of human curiosity beautifully told, and with black holes and lasers too." (Robin Ince). Travel around the world 100 billion times. A strong gravitational wave will briefly change that distance b... read more

Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu, from the origins and lessons of the Great Flu that killed millions to vexing questions like: are we prepared for the next epidemic, should you get a flu shot, and are we close to finding a cure?

Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History

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Reading Level:4 Science

Did you drink a glass of water today? Did you turn on a light? Did you think about how miraculous either one of those things is when you did it? Of course not-but you should, and New York Times bestselling author Steven Johnson has. This adaptation of his adult book and popul... read more

How We Got to Now