Category Archives: Science & Math

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating synopsis: In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, Elisabeth Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her uncommon encounter with a Neohelix albolabris -a common woodland snail. While an illness keeps her bedridden, Bailey watches a wild snail that has taken up… Read More »

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating synopsis: In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, Elisabeth Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her uncommon encounter with a Neohelix albolabris -a common woodland snail. While an illness keeps her bedridden, Bailey watches a wild snail that has taken up… Read More »

Campbell Biology

Campbell Biology synopsis: The Tenth Edition helps you develop a deeper understanding of biology by making connections visually across chapters and building the scientific skills needed for success in upper-level courses. New Make Connections Figures pull together content from different chapters visually, helping you see “big picture” relationships. New Scientific Skills Exercises in every chapter… Read More »

The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time synopsis: The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Timothy Egan tells of their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding… Read More »

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures synopsis: Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African… Read More »

Lab Girl

Lab Girl synopsis: An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she’s studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first… Read More »