Find surprising books about science, math and technology at the Lititz Public Library.
Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America by Craig Childs
Vivid travelogue through prehistory traces the arrival of the First People in North America twenty thousand years ago with descriptions of the artifacts that allow us to imagine their lives.
How Science Works: The Facts Visually Explained by Derek Harvey
Clear graphic illustrations complement explanations of difficult concepts such as the discovery of the Higgs boson, gravitational waves and the mysteries of dark matters.
Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine by Alan Lightman
Lyrical meditation on religion and science explores the tension between our yearning for permanence and certainty and the modern scientific discoveries that demonstrate the impermanent and uncertain nature of the world.
The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality and Our Destiny Beyond Earth by Dr. Michio Kaku
Whether because of climate change and the depletion of resources or due to far-future catastrophic cosmological events, we must face the reality that humans will one day need to leave the planet to survive.
Reactions: An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules and Change in the Universe by Theodore Gray
With a brief recap of elements and molecules and an explanation of important concepts that characterize a chemical reaction, the author demonstrates how molecules interact in ways that are essential to our existence.
Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone by Juli Berwald
Following massive blooms of billions of jellyfish that caused millions of dollars in damage, the author embarked on a worldwide odyssey to study one of the most poorly understood ocean dwellers.
The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief and Compassion by Peter Wohlleben
Insightful stories into the emotions, feelings and intelligence of animals reveal horses feel shame, deer grieve, goats discipline their young, ravens call their friends by name, rats regret bad choices and butterflies choose the very best places for their children to grow up.
Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Stephen Brusatte
Leading paleontologist draws on cutting-edge science to bring to life the lost world of dinosaurs, illuminating their enigmatic origins, spectacular flourishing, astonishing diversity, cataclysmic extinction and legacy.
Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith
A cartoonist and a noted researcher investigate ten different emerging fields, from robot swarms to space elevators to nuclear-fusion-powered toasters.
Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution by Marcus Eriksen
The author and his wife set out to study marine pollution and discovered a “plastic smog” of micro particles permeating the oceans, defying simplistic clean up and seeping into the food chain to threaten marine and human life.
Wooly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History’s Most Iconic Extinct Creatures by Ben Mezrich
A group of young scientists from Harvard University, under the guidance of the most brilliant geneticist of our time, work to sequence the DNA of a frozen wooly mammoth harvested from above the Arctic Circle and splice elements of that sequence into the DNA of a modern elephant.
Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life by David R. Montgomery
Farmers around the world are at the heart of a soil health revolution to restore land abused by degradation, changing climate and rising population.
Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters and Peaks by Mary Caperton Morton
Using aerial and satellite photography, the author crisscrosses the continent sharing information about how each landform was created, with details on what makes them noteworthy.
Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger
In August 1968, after facing one setback after another, NASA made the decision to launch humankind’s first flight to the moon in just sixteen weeks.
May 18, 2018