Benson, Michael
Michael Benson tells the thrilling story of the discovery and description of the universe in a new way. Selecting artful and profound illustrations and maps, many hidden away in the world's great science libraries and virtually unknown today, he chronicles more than 1,000 years of humanity's ever-expanding understanding of the size and shape of space itself. He shows how the invention of the telescope inspired visions of unimaginably distant...
Johnson, Marilyn
Finding Life in Ruins Jump into a battered Indiana Jones-style Jeep with the intrepid Marilyn Johnson and head down bone-rattling roads in search of those who dig up the past. Johnson, the author of two acclaimed books about quirky subcultures - The Dead Beat (about obituary writers) and This Book Is Overdue! (about librarians) - brings her irrepressible wit and curiosity to bear on yet another strange world, that of archaeologists. Who chooses...
Hadfield, Chris
Divided by continent, YOU ARE HERE represents one (idealized) orbit of the ISS. This planetary photo tour -- surprising, playful, thought-provoking, and visually delightful -- is also punctuated with fun, fascinating commentary on life in zero gravity. In the spirit of his bestselling An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth , YOU ARE HERE opens a singular window on our planet, using remarkable photographs to illuminate the history and consequences...
Kainen, Dan, Kaufmann, Carol (As told to)
Once before, we introduced a brand-new idea with a challenge: You won't believe your eyes. The book was Gallop! , the technology was Scanimation®, and the result was a bestseller. Now we're back with another dazzling idea, and this time for the whole family: The book is Safari , it uses never-before-seen Photicular technology, and the result is breathtaking. Safari is a magical journey. Readers, as if on safari, encounter eight wild animals that...
Levy, Sharon
Until about 13,000 years ago, North America was home to a menagerie of massive mammals. Mammoths, camels, and lions walked the ground that has become Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles and foraged on the marsh land now buried beneath Chicago's streets. Then, just as the first humans reached the Americas, these Ice Age giants vanished forever. In Once and Future Giants, science writer Sharon Levy digs through the evidence surrounding Pleistocene...
Baig, Edward C., LeVitus, Bob
The perennial bestseller on having fun with your iPhone - updated for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus! Finding it hard to put your iPhone down, but still haven't figured out how to make the most of its capabilities? Packed with fun instructions, tips, and advice, iPhone For Dummies makes it easy to navigate your way around your new device and unlock all of its state-of-the-art features. The book walks you through surfing the web, staying connected...
Behrens, David W., Petrinos, Constantinos (Photographer), Schrurs, Carine (Photographer)
Nudibranchs are among the most beautiful creatures on the reef, with colours and shapes that dazzle and delight. Unlike fish that may disappear before our eyes in a flash, the showy nudibranch glides slowly along the substrate, allowing us the time to savour this extraordinary sight. With their shell-less unprotected, bodies how do they survive in seas filled with hungry mouths? How do these sightless creatures navigate the reefs to find food...
Johnson, Steven
From the New York Times-bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated history, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical...
Nelson, Stephen L.
Take control of your personal finances with this popular, easy guide! Quicken is the country′s most popular and highly recommended personal finance software, and with Quicken For Dummies, you can harness the power of this practical financial tool to manage bills, reconcile bank accounts, track investments, and much more!Personal finance expert and CPA Stephen L. Nelson lends his expertise to this accessible, easy-to-read guide, which has been...
Hughes
Explore Samsung's next generation Galaxy smartphone Do you want an easy-to-follow guide to everything your new Galaxy S5 smartphone can do? From the basics of texting and accessing the Internet to the most advanced features and new software apps, Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies makes the need for tech support obsolete. The Galaxy S5 is designed to be faster and more powerful than ever. This latest release in the market-leading line of smartphones...