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The Copernicus Complex

by Caleb Scharf Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Longlisted for the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

Short-listed for Physics World's Book of the Year

The Sunday Times (UK) Best Science Book of 2014

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of...

Do Fathers Matter?

by Paul Raeburn Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2014)

For too long, we've thought of fathers as little more than sources of authority and economic stability in the lives of their children. Yet cutting-edge studies drawing unexpected links between fathers and children...

The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change

by Iain McCalman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 20, 2014)

Stretching 1,400 miles along the Australian coast and visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is home to three thousand individual reefs, more than nine hundred islands, and thousands of marine species, and...

Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World

by Amir Alexander Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 08, 2014)

Pulsing with drama and excitement, Infinitesimal celebrates the spirit of discovery, innovation, and intellectual achievement-and it will forever change the way you look at a simple line.

On August 10, 1632,...

Personal Intelligence

by John D. Mayer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 18, 2014)

John D. Mayer, the renowned psychologist who co-developed the groundbreaking theory of emotional intelligence, now draws on decades of cognitive psychology research to introduce another paradigm-shifting idea:...

The Improbability Principle

by David J. Hand Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 11, 2014)

In The Improbability Principle, the renowned statistician David J. Hand argues that extraordinarily rare events are anything but. In fact, they're commonplace. Not only that, we should all expect to experience...

Neutrino Hunters

by Ray Jayawardhana Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 10, 2013)

Winner of the Canadian Science Writers Association 2014 Science in Society Book Award

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of the Season

A Book to Watch Out For, The New Yorker's Page-Turner Blog

A Los Angeles...


by Jesse Bering Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 08, 2013)

"As a sex writer, Jesse Bering is fearless—and peerless." —Dan Savage

"You are a sexual deviant. A pervert, through and through." We may not want to admit it, but as the award-winning columnist and psychologist...

My Beloved Brontosaurus

by Brian Switek Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 16, 2013)

A Hudson Booksellers Staff Pick for the Best Books of 2013

One of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten Spring Science Books

A Bookshop Santa Cruz Staff Pick

Dinosaurs, with their awe-inspiring size, terrifying claws and...

Frankenstein's Cat

by Emily Anthes Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 12, 2013)

Winner of 2014 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Best Young Adult Science Book

Longlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

One of Nature's Summer Book Picks

One of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten Spring...

The Best Science Writing Online 2012

by Bora Zivkovic & Jennifer Ouellette Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 18, 2012)

Showcasing more than fifty of the most provocative, original, and significant online essays from 2011, The Best Science Writing Online 2012 will change the way we think about science— from fluids to fungi,...

The Wisdom of Psychopaths

by Kevin Dutton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 16, 2012)

In this engrossing journey into the lives of psychopaths and their infamously crafty behaviors, the renowned psychologist Kevin Dutton reveals that there is a scale of "madness" along which we all sit. Incorporating...

Gravity's Engines

by Caleb Scharf Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 07, 2012)

One of The Barnes and Noble Review Editors' Picks: Best Nonfiction of 2012

Selected by The Christian Science Monitor as one of "21 smart nonfiction titles we think you'll enjoy this summer"

Selected by The New...

Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?

by Jesse Bering Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 03, 2012)

Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does "free will" really exist? And why is the penis shaped like that...

What a Plant Knows

by Daniel Chamovitz Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 22, 2012)

How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can it actually feel an insect's tiny, spindly legs? And how do cherry blossoms know when to bloom? Can they actually remember the weather?

For centuries we have...


by Lisa Margonelli Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 21, 2018)

The award-winning journalist Lisa Margonelli, national bestselling author of Oil on the Brain: Petroleum’s Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank, investigates the environmental and economic impact termites inflict...

Champions of Illusion

by Susana Martinez-Conde & Stephen Macknik Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 24, 2017)

A full-color celebration of stunning visual illusions and the science behind them

In Champions of Illusion, Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik present a smorgasbord of mystifying images, many selected...

The Zoomable Universe

by Caleb Scharf & Ron Miller Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 17, 2017)

An epic, full-color visual journey through all scales of the universe

In The Zoomable Universe, the award-winning astrobiologist Caleb Scharf and the acclaimed artist Ron Miller take us on an epic tour through...

The Butchering Art

by Lindsey Fitzharris Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 17, 2017)

Winner, 2018 PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing

Short-listed for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize

A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, Publishers Weekly

A Best History Book of 2017, The Guardian


The Gene Machine

by Bonnie Rochman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 28, 2017)

A sharp-eyed exploration of the promise and peril of having children in an age of genetic tests and interventions

Is screening for disease in an embryo a humane form of family planning or a slippery slope toward...


by Christie Wilcox Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 09, 2016)

A thrilling tale of encounters with nature’s masters of biochemistry

From the coasts of Indonesia to the rainforests of Peru, venomous animals are everywhere—and often lurking out of sight. Humans have feared...

What a Fish Knows

by Jonathan Balcombe Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 07, 2016)

A New York Times Bestseller

Do fishes think? Do they really have three-second memories? And can they recognize the humans who peer back at them from above the surface of the water? In What a Fish Knows, the...

The Game Theorist's Guide to Parenting

by Paul Raeburn & Kevin Zollman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 05, 2016)

“I absolutely loved this book, both as a parent and as a nerd.” —Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure

As every parent knows, kids are surprisingly clever negotiators. But how can we avoid those...

Spooky Action at a Distance

by George Musser Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 03, 2015)

Long-listed for the 2016 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

“An important book that provides insight into key new developments in our understanding of the nature of space, time and the universe....

The Horse

by Wendy Williams Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 27, 2015)

A New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

A Best Book of 2015, The Wall Street Journal

"Love is the driver for Wendy Williams's new book, The Horse . . . [an] affectionate, thoroughgoing,...

Brain Storms

by Jon Palfreman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 15, 2015)

A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2015 - Publishers Weekly

A star science journalist with Parkinson's reveals the inner workings of this perplexing disease

Seven million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson's,...