New Titles for MOSE Lifelong Learning

October 4, 2013

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100 New Scientific Discoveries: Fascinating, Momentous, and Mind-Expanding Stories
Describes the latest and most interesting developments in a wide array of scientific areas, including astronomy, physics, climate and geology and features fascinating stories about unique animal behaviors, distant galaxies and even nanotechnology.
 
The Inheritor’s Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science
Hempel, Sandra
Describes the 1833 case that helped change the way murderers who used poison were prosecuted, when an unknown chemist created a test that could determine the presence of arsenic in the body.
 
My Brief History
Hawking, Stephen
Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inward for a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution.
 
National Geographic Science of Everything: How Things Work in Our World
National Geographic Society (U. S.) / Pogue, David (FRW)
Providing colorful photography, instructive diagrams and everyday examples, this exciting resource reveals the science behind virtually everything and is divided into four sections – Mechanics, Natural Forces, Materials and Chemistry and Biology and Medicine.
 
The Secret Language of Color: Science, Nature, History, Culture, Beauty and Joy of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Violet
Eckstut, Arielle / Eckstut, Joann
Color influences every single moment of our day and pervades all aspects of life. From the subatomic realm and the natural world to human culture, our world is color-coded. The Secret Language of Color explores color’s countless manifestations, providing insight into such phenomena as the visible spectrum, light absorption and reflection, how humans see color, how vision evolved, the sky, rainbows, colored gems, animal pigmentation, how animals use color to find mates and to protect themselves, and the use of color in human religion, ritual, design, navigation, communication, and personal identity.
 
Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights into How You Think
Kosslyn, Stephen / Miller, G. Wayne
Combining forces, a leader in the field of cognitive neuroscience and an award-winning author, summarizing extensive research in an accessible way, describe how the top and bottom parts of the brain work together, presenting a new way of thinking about our minds and ourselves.
Posted by Jenifer Brown
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