The author writes of her steady and fervent immersion into the worlds of wildlife conservation, of her coming to know the scientists throughout the world and her travels with them to save many species from extinction.
Larsen's narrative intertwines with journal entries and images to convey a gripping story, from polar bear attacks to starvation. With an overarching theme of global warming, On Thin Ice offers an intimate and haunting look at the rapidly changing face of the Arctic.
Presents the latest scientific findings on the search for intelligent life in the universe, covering the tecnological innovations behind current efforts, including high-powered telescopes, space rovers, and the monitoring of electromagnetic radiation.
Shares the lesser-known story of the scientific contributions of a group of women working at the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-20th century, tracing their collection of star observations captured nightly on glass photographic plates that enabled extraordinary discoveries.
Uncovering the science and engineering that shapes our cities, a physicist reveals how technology will help us meet the challenges of a soaring world population, from an ever-increasing demand for power, water and Internet access, to simply how to get about in a megacity of tens of millions of people.