植物知道生命的答案

What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses Book Cover What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses
Daniel Chamovitz
Scientific American / 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?

草地上的蒲公英能看见什么呢?青草会闻到什么味道?橡树的叶子会记得你曾经的抚摸吗?[……]

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托尔金粉必备的枕边书

Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien Book Cover Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien
Colin Duriez
David & Charles

Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien is the authoritative collection of the man behind Middle-earth, and his remarkably detailed imaginative world of Hobbits and Elves.

本书作者考究了托尔金的生活与作品之间的有趣关系。[……]

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古国三部曲:役亡师的承袭

萨布莉尔,利芮尔,阿布霍森 Book Cover 萨布莉尔,利芮尔,阿布霍森
古国三部曲
加思·尼克斯

一个古老的邪恶力量给整个世界投下隐影。它与皇室作对,遮蔽坷睐的预视之力,还威胁要打破现世与冥土的边界。肩负着近乎不可能完成的任务,莉芮尔踏上了危机重重的旅程。

一个古老的邪恶力量给整个世界投下隐影。它与皇室作对,遮蔽坷睐的预视之力,还威胁要打破现世与冥土的边界。肩负着近乎不可能完成的任务,莉芮尔踏上了危机重重的旅程。[……]

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How We Got to Now:今天从时间与智慧的洪荒中而来

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World Book Cover How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
Steven Johnson
Riverhead Books
Reprint edition (September 22, 2015)
320

From the New York Times–bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas.

一颗彗星爆炸,如何塑造了人类历史?一个男孩在潮热中病逝,怎样改变了食物、医疗和科学?差分机为何超现实?让我们用机器的视角来观察科技的历史。[……]

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星际穿越:现实比电影更精彩

The Science of Interstellar Book Cover The Science of Interstellar
Kip Thorne
W. W. Norton & Company
November 7, 2014
336

A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated film, Interstellar, from executive producer and theoretical physicist Kip Thorne.

Do not go gentle into that good night.[……]

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托尔金轶事:“我是一个霍比特人”

Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien Book Cover Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien
Colin Duriez
David & Charles
2012

Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien is the authoritative collection of the man behind Middle-earth, and his remarkably detailed imaginative world of Hobbits and Elves.
Though undoubtedly an academic, there was much more to J.R.R. Tolkien.

托尔金是间谍吗?风景如画的精灵幽谷、温暖如家的袋底洞……这些灵感从何而来?[……]

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一颗原子,跨越亿万时空的旅行

Atom : An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond Book Cover Atom : An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond
Lawrence M. Krauss
Little, Brown
April 1, 2001
320

Every atom in our bodies was once inside the fiery core of a star that exploded billions of years before our solar system was formed.

我们都是星尘。你体内的每颗原子都看尽星起星灭,历尽宇宙沧桑。一颗原子的故事,也就是我们的故事。[……]

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推理小说一般的「埃博拉」历史

Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus Book Cover Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus
David Quammen
Medicine & Health Sciences
W. W. Norton & Company
1 edition (October 20, 2014)
128

“A frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting that reads like a detective story.” —Walter Isaacson

这是一本扣人心弦、让人着迷的科学书。你能像读侦探小说一样,轻松了解关于埃博拉病毒的一切。[……]

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