Seattle Picks: Science
Annotation:The editor of O Magazine provides a firsthand account of searching for truly huge waves worldwide and smoothly combines the science of waves with the daredevil lives of professional surfers.
Annotation:A world-renowned scientist unfolds tangible evidence of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, aimed squarely at the ideas of creationist and intelligent design.
Annotation:A physicist who was an early proponent of the “string theory” to explain the cosmos now rejects this theory, arguing that everything is not connected. Instead of an elegant universe, it’s a messy one.
Annotation:Can we trust the information and guidance we get from nutritionists, alternative medicine and Big Pharma? A British MD who exposed bad science in Britain, now does the same in the U.S., with scientific methodology and humor.
Annotation:This book is a fascinating and compelling look at evolution and the life of scientist George Price, who destroyed his own life in an attempt to disprove his theory and equation on altruism.
Annotation:This captivating and entertaining book reveals through stories and biographical notes who discovered the different elements of the periodic table.
Annotation:An environmental scientist argues that the Earth’s biosphere is always adapting and changing in response to extreme conditions.
Annotation:The author of Stiff and Bonk offers fascinating accounts of what it takes for astronauts to survive in space.
Annotation:An array of short essays on groundbreaking discoveries intended to spark interest and curiosity in the pursuits of science.
Annotation:This biography of the woman behind the infamous HeLa cell line (cells that were removed without her consent) puts flesh on the story of a life that has been hidden for so long.
Annotation:A foray into the complex and multifaceted kingdom of fungi reveals how many forms, uses and habitats are to be found underfoot.
Annotation:NASA marks the 20th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope in this compilation of outstanding photographs that pairs the best examples of astronomy and photography with comments by recognized scientists in the field.
Annotation:As the question of eternal life is revisited, there appears to be the possibility of discovering and understanding secrets of life heretofore impossible to achieve.
Annotation:Romance and war entwine in the heart of a scientist in pursuit of evolutionary fingerprints that distinguish humans from their primate cousins in the Congo.