How the World Works

Books about science.

Dangerous planet : natural disasters that changed history

The museum of hoaxes : a collection of pranks, stunts, deceptions, and other wonderful stories contrived for the public from the Middle Ages to the new millennium

Why pandas do handstands : and other curious truths about animals

Something out of nothing : Marie Curie and radium

An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793

The great brain book : an inside look at the inside of your head

Tigers in red weather : a quest for the last wild tigers

Bury the dead : tombs, corpses, mummies, skeletons, & rituals

Rats : observations on the history and habitat of the city's most unwanted inhabitants

Dr. Art's guide to science : connecting atoms, galaxies, and everything in between