Monday, September 9, 2013

New science books in stock!

It's gonna be a HOT one today--so pick up a new book from the library today and hunker down in some air conditioning! We've added new books covering a range of topics in science. From kids books on dinosaurs, animals, and--of course!--meteorology, to some cerebral titles exploring the cosmos and the human genome.

In the Library of Justice:

Kids -
  • Dinosaur Combat - exciting early-reader, slim book with great illustrations
  • Prairie Animals - learn about creatures great and small from our region
  • Penguins - National Geographic reader on everyone's favorite arctic bird
  • Amazing Weather: Facts and Trivia - fun coil-bound flip book on weather phenomenon
Grown ups -
  • Genome - Washington Post journalist Matt Ridley's in-depth essay on this century's most important advance: mapping the human genome to unlock the body's secrets in treating disease
  • Parallel Worlds - you've seen Prof. Michio Kaku on the Science Channel and History Channel talking about the cosmos, here's his bestseller explaining in plain language how we probably live in just one out of endless universes
  • Contact - Cosmologist Carl Sagan's one and only sci-fi novel is grounded in hard science and was turned into a major motion picture starring Jodi Foster
  • The Earth After Us: What Legacy Will Humans Leave in the Rocks? - Journey with Geologist Jan Zalasiewicz millions of years into the future to learn what mankind will leave behind for our descendants to find
  • The Stem Cell Dilemma: The Scientific Breakthroughs, Ethical Concerns, Political Tensions, and Hope Surrounding Stem Cell Research - Learn about the incredible potential and risks surrounding stem cell advances from U of M researcher  
    Leo Furcht and author William Hoffman, with foreward Brock Reeve (brother of the late Christopher "Superman" Reeve)

Stop by and check 'em out!

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