Book cover of Caesar's Last Breath: And Other True Tales of History, Science, and the Sextillions of Molecules in the Air Around Us by Sam Kean
Biological Sciences

Caesar’s Last Breath: And Other True Tales of History, Science, and the Sextillions of Molecules in the Air Around US

The Guardian’s Best Science Book of 2017: the fascinating science and history of the air we breathe.

It’s invisible. It’s ever-present. Without it, you would die in minutes. And it has an epic story to tell. 

In Caesar’s Last Breath, New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean takes us on a journey through the periodic table, around the globe, and across time to tell the story of the air we breathe, which, it turns out, is also the story of earth and our existence on it. With every breath, you literally inhale the history of the world.  […Learn More]

Biological Sciences

Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come

by Richard Preston  NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An urgent wake-up call about the future of emerging viruses and a gripping account of the doctors and scientists fighting to protect us, told through the story of the deadly 2013–2014 Ebola epidemic “Crisis in the Red Zone reads like a thriller. That the story it tells is all true makes it all more terrifying.”—Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth Extinction From the #1 […Learn More]