Science

Geeks, Genes, and the Evolution of Asperger Syndrome

By Dean FalkEve Penelope Schofield

In this unusual book an evolutionary anthropologist and her coauthor/granddaughter, who has Asperger syndrome, examine the emergence and spread of Asperger syndrome and other forms of high-functioning autism.

Terraria Gigantica

The World under Glass
Photographs by Dana Fritz

In a new approach to environmental photography, Dana Fritz explores the world’s largest enclosed landscapes: Arizona’s Biosphere 2, Cornwall’s Eden Project, and Nebraska’s Lied Jungle and Desert Dome at the Henry Doorly Zoo.

Amazing Paper Airplanes

The Craft and Science of Flight
By Kyong Hwa Lee

Featuring thirty-two designs, Amazing Paper Airplanes showcases models resembling real-world aircraft, including the F-22 fighter jet, a P-51 World War II plane, the Convair F-102 Delta Dagger—the first supersonic delta-wing interceptor airplane of the US Air Force—and more.

Subjects: ScienceChildren

Valles Caldera National Preserve

Geologic History of the Southwest's Youngest Caldera
By Kirt KempterDick Huelster

In this roadside guide, popular lecturer, tour leader, and author Kirt Kempter makes geology interesting through his riveting explanations and engaging diagrams.

Subjects: ScienceSouthwest

Abandoned in Place

Preserving America’s Space History
By Roland Miller

Roland Miller’s color photographs document the NASA, Air Force, and Army facilities across the nation that once played a crucial role in the space race.

Moonshots and Snapshots of Project Apollo

A Rare Photographic History
By John BisneyJ. L. Pickering

Beginning in 1967, Moonshots and Snapshots of Project Apollo chronicles the program’s twelve missions and its two follow-ons, Skylab and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.

Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury and Gemini

A Rare Photographic History
By John BisneyJ. L. Pickering

“A wonderful collection of rarely seen photographs that true space buffs will enjoy. The captions are worth their weight in space-fact gold.”—Richard W. Orloff, coauthor of Apollo: The Definitive Sourcebook

Rider of the Pale Horse

A Memoir of Los Alamos and Beyond
By McAllister Hull
Illustrations by John Hull

A recollection of life in the workshops where nuclear bomb components were constructed during the Manhattan Project.

The Science of Soccer

A Bouncing Ball and a Banana Kick
By John Taylor

In a book that targets middle and high school players, Taylor explains the science behind the most popular sport in the world, soccer.

New Mexico's Reptiles and Amphibians

A Field Guide
By R. D. BartlettPatricia P. Bartlett

If you want basic and reliable information on the lizard in your backyard or the snake you encountered on a hike in the mountains, this handy field guide is invaluable. Both complete and concise, it includes species accounts, maps, photographs, and black-and-white drawings to help you identify the species you have encountered.

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