Book cover of Egg: A Dozen Ovatures by Lizzie Stark
Biological Sciences

Egg: A Dozen Ovatures

An unconventional history of the world’s largest cellular workhorse, from chickens to penguins, from art to crime, and more.

The egg is a paradox—both alive and not alive—and a symbol as old as culture itself. In this wide-ranging and delightful journey through its natural and cultural history, Lizzie Stark explores the egg’s deep meanings, innumerable uses, and metabolic importance through a dozen dazzling specimens. […Learn More]

Book cover of Allergic: Our Irritated Bodies in a Changing World by Theresa MacPhail
Biological Sciences

Allergic: Our Irritated Bodies in a Changing World

An “important and deeply researched” (The Wall Street Journal) exploration of allergies, from their first medical description in 1819 to the cutting-edge science that is illuminating the changes in our environment and lifestyles that are making so many of us sick […Learn More]

Book cover of Mom Genes: Inside the New Science of Our Ancient Maternal Instinct by Abigail Tucker
Biological Sciences

Mom Genes: Inside the New Science of Our Ancient Maternal Instinct

Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Lion in the Living Room comes a fascinating and provocative exploration of the biology of motherhood that “is witty, reassuring, and takes motherhood out of the footnotes and places it front and center—where it belongs” (Louann Brizendine, MD, New York Times bestselling author). […Learn More]

Book cover of Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus by David Quammen
Biological Sciences

Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus

The story of the worldwide scientific quest to decipher the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, trace its source, and make possible the vaccines to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

Breathless is the story of SARS-CoV-2 and its fierce journey through the human population, as seen by the scientists who study its origin, its ever-changing nature, and its capacity to kill us. […Learn More]