New Books

The Environment:

Command and Control: nuclear weapons, the damascus accident, and the illusion of safety by Eric Schlosser

Countdown: our last, best hope for a future on earth? by Alan Weisman


American Way of Poverty: how the other half still lives by Sasha Abramsky

End of the Suburbs: where the American dream is moving by Leigh Gallagher

Social Issues:

Blasphemy, a Memoir : sentenced to death over a cup of water by Asia Bibi

David and Goliath: underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants by Malcolm Gladwell

Five Days at Memorial: life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital by Sheri Fink

How to Age in Place: planning for a happy, independent, and financially secure retirement by Robert F. Bornstein

Computer Science, Knowledge, & Systems:

HTML and CSS: visual quickstart guide by Elizabeth Castro and Bruce Hyslop

Abominable Science! origins of the yeti, nessie, and other famous cryptids by Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero

Breakthrough: our guerilla war to expose fraud and save democracy by James O’Keefe

News Media, Journalism, & Publishing

Hothouse: the art of survival and the survival of art at America’s most celebrated publishing house, farrar, straus, and giroux by Boris Kachka


Farewell to Reality: how modern physics has betrayed the search for scientific truth by Jim Baggott

The West Without Water: what past floods, droughts, and other climatic clues tell us about tomorrow by Lynn Ingram and Frances Malamud-Roam

Creation: how science is reinventing life itself by Adam Rutherford

Magnificent Principia: exploring isaac newton’s masterpiece by Colin Pask

Wonders of the Solar System by Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen


Blue Plate Special: an autobiography of my appetites by Kate Christensen

The Astronaut Wives Club: a true story by Lily Koppel