An all-new addition to the best-selling Ponderables series reveals the history and forces that created our planet and are still shaping it today through events such as earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. 144 pp.
Magicians pull off fantastic feats: levitating a meter above the ground, charming a snake with a flute, finding lost objects with the help of a pendulum, swallowing a sword or walking on embers ... But how do they do it? Is it magic or is it science? Learn to question and discover how science can explain most of the secrets surrounding these amazing wonders. 43 pp.
With straight-forward and engaging writing, infectious diseases physician Phillip Peterson surveys how our understanding of viruses has changed throughout history, from early plagues and pandemics to more recent outbreaks like HIV/ AIDS, Ebola, Zika, and Coronavirus, explaining for general readers where these germs came from, what they do to and for us, and what can be done to stop the bad actors and foster the benefactors. 294 pp.
This complete story of snow presents the first full examination of snow as a historical, cultural and scientific phenomenon. 244 pp.
It's hard to resist a scavenger hunt. Give kids a list of things to find, and they naturally want to turn it into a game and start checking things off. Add in an outdoor and nature twist, and the game is elevated to a whole new level—and what an amazing opportunity to engage kids and families with nature in a whole new way. 214 pp.