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We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735211520
Availability: Coming soon - available for pre-order now
Published: Riverhead Books - May 8th, 2018

I'm not a physicist or a mathematician, but I've always been drawn to the Big Questions. This book is just filled with Big Questions and lots of humor. Whiteson and Cham explain in layman's terms and with cute comics, the five percent about the universe that we do know, while opening up the readers' minds to the 95 percent of the universe that we are still stumped by. They explain how we might tackle these still unanswered questions and give us hope with the fact that we have managed to learn so much about our universe in just the last few hundred years.

Review by Mark B.

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Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735211261
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Riverhead Books - November 7th, 2017

Dive in to the science of jellyfish, a.k.a. the spineless ones. Berwald documents the oft misunderstood jellyfish and their contributions to the sciences: from engineering (how to make a better submarine), to genetic research (thank you lectin), and as an incredible source of protein (move over energy bars) to name a few. Whether younger or older, Spineless makes excellent holiday reading for the armchair scientist in your life.

Review by Alex