Hill of Content Summer Catalogue 2016/17 - Page 16

Science and Nature Being a Dog Alexandra Horowitz Time Travel James Gleick PB $32.99 In Being a Dog, Horowitz, a research scientist in the field of dog cognition, explores what the nose knows by taking an imaginative leap into what it is like to be a dog. From revealing the spectacular biology of the dog nose, to following a tracking dog being put through his paces and trying herself to become a better smeller, Horowitz covers the topic of noses—both canine and human— from surprising, novel, and always fascinating angles. PB $29.99 Gleick's story begins at the turn of the twentieth century with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became The Time Machine. Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea in culture and examines the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics. Finally, he delves into a temporal shift that is unsettling our own moment: the instantaneous wired world. Science: A History in 100 Experiments John and Mary Gribbin Timekeepers Simon Garfield HB $49.99 Everything in the scientific world view is based on experiment, including observations of phenomena predicted by theories and hypotheses. From the discovery of microscopic worlds to weighing the Earth, from making electricity to the accelerating Universe and gravitational waves, this stunning book by renowned science writers John and Mary Gribbin tells the history of science through the stories of 100 groundbreaking experiments. HB $32.99 The compelling stories in this book explore our obsessions with time. Timekeepers is a vivid exploration of the ways we have perceived, contained and saved time over the last 250 years, narrated in Simon Garfield's highly inventive and entertaining style. As managing time becomes the greatest challenge we face in our lives, this multi-layered history helps us tackle it in a sparkling new light. The Wasp that Brainwashed the Caterpillar Matt Simon HB $29.99 The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar is a jaunt through evolution's most unbelievable, most ingenious solutions to the problems of everyday life, from trying to get laid to finding food. Join science writer Matt Simon as he introduces you to the creatures that have it figured out, the ones that joust with their moustaches or choke sharks to death with snot, all in a wild struggle to survive and, of course, find true love. Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are? Frans de Waal HB $34.99 What separates your mind from an animal's? Your ability to design tools? Your sense of self? In recent decades, these claims have been eroded by a revolution in the study of animal cognition. With astonishing stories of animal cognition, expert science and de Waal's deeply enquiring mind, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? challenges everything you thought you knew about animal and human intelligence.