Thursday, August 14, 2014

Reader's Shelf


From Library Journal

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The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World
The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World
By Cox, Trevor
2014-02 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393239799 Check Our Catalog A tour of the world's most amazing acoustic phenomena that reveals how sound works in everyday life. …More


How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
By Ellenberg, Jordan
2014-06 - Penguin Press
9781594205224 Check Our Catalog The "Freakonomics "of math--a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands
The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In "How Not to Be Wrong," Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn't confined to
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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
By Kean, Sam
2014-05 - Little Brown and Company
9780316182348 Check Our Catalog Early studies of the functions of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike-strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, lobotomies, horrendous accidents-and see how the victim coped. In many cases survival was miraculous, and observers could only marvel at the transformations that took place afterward, altering victims' personalities. An injury to one section can leave a …More


Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
By Miodownik, Mark
2014-05 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780544236042 Check Our Catalog A "New York Times" BestsellerAn eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? Why does any material look and behave the way it does? These are the sorts of questions that Mark Miodownik is constantly asking himself. A …More


War of the Whales: A True Story
War of the Whales: A True Story
By Horwitz, Joshua
2014-07 - Simon & Schuster
9781451645019 Check Our Catalog Two men face off against an all-powerful navy--and the fate of the ocean's most majestic creatures hangs in the balance.
"A gripping, brilliantly told tale of the secret and deadly struggle between American national security and the kings of the oceans." --Bob Woodward
"War of the Whales" is the gripping tale of a crusading attorney who stumbles on one of the …More


The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
By Kolbert, Elizabeth
2014-02 - Henry Holt & Company
9780805092998 Check Our Catalog A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes. …More