Bill Nye's Bookshelf

Bill Nye's Bookshelf


  • Angle of Repose

    By Wallace Stegner

    Our Price: $15.26
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781101872765
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: November 2014
    An American masterpiece and iconic novel of the West—a deeply moving narrative of one family and the traditions of our national past.Lyman Ward is a retired professor of history, recently confined to a wheelchair by a crippling bone disease and dependant on others for his every need. Amid the chaos of 1970s counterculture he retreats to his ancestral home of Grass Valley, California, to write the biography of his grandmother: an elegant and headstrong artist and pioneer who, together with her engineer husband, made her own journey through the hardscrabble West nearly a hundred years before. In discovering her story he excavates his own, probing the shadows of his experience and the America that has come of age around him.
  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

    By Neil DeGrasse Tyson

    Our Price: $10.00 - $16.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393609394
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: May 2017
    The #1 New York Times Bestseller: The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy's Big Blast of Science

    By Bill Nye

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780201608649
    • Publisher: ADDISON-WESLEY
    • Published: September 1993
    Discusses the scientific method, and provides information and suggestions for projects about matter, forces, heat, light, electricity, electronics, weather, and space.
  • Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

    By Steve Martin

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781416553656
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: September 2008
    A man, a vocation, and an era. Don't miss it!
  • Carry on, Mr. Bowditch

    By Jean Lee Latham

    Our Price: $7.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780618250745
    • Published: May 2003
    After finding a way to teach the ship's crew members to understand navigation, Nat, a self-taught mathematician and astronomer in eighteenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, writes down his explanations and compiles them into "The American Practical Navigator," also known as the "Sailors' Bible."A fictionalized look at Nathaniel Bowditch and how his knowledge of mathematics, astronomy, ships, and the sea led him to become a brilliant navigator.
  • Cosmos

    By Carl Sagan

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345539434
    • Publisher: Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks
    • Published: December 2013
    RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXBased on Carl Sagan’s landmark television series—relaunched with brand-new episodes on Fox—Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Featuring a new Introduction by Sagan’s collaborator, Ann Druyan, full-color illustrations, and a new Foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos retraces the fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science.Praise for Cosmos “Magnificent . . . With a lyrical literary style, and a range that touches almost all aspects of human knowledge, Cosmos often seems too good to be true.”—The Plain Dealer “Sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a third—his mind’s—on the human condition.”—Newsday “Brilliant in its scope and provocative in its suggestions . . . shimmers with a sense of wonder.”—The Miami Herald “Sagan dazzles the mind with the miracle of our survival, framed by the stately galaxies of space.”—Cosmopolitan “Enticing . . . iridescent . . . imaginatively illustrated.”—The New York Times Book Review
  • Crossing to Safety

    By Wallace Stegner

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375759314
    • Publisher: The Modern Library
    • Published: April 2002
    Two young couples, Sid and Charity and Larry and Sally, from different backgrounds--East and West, rich and poor--befriend each other in 1937 Madison, Wisconsin, in an evocative and insightful portrait of family and friendship. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
  • Cry, the Beloved Country

    By Alan Paton

    Our Price: $5.95 - $7.50
    Kindle Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743262170
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: November 2003
    An Oprah's Book Club Selection. First published in 1948, the novel is the deeply moving story of the South African Zulu priest Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people driven by racial injustice. A classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance. 316p. Pap. Kindle Price: $12.99
  • Dire Predictions (2nd Edition): Understanding Climate Change

    By Michael E. Mann

    Our Price: $22.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781465433640
    • Publisher: DK
    • Published: June 2015
  • Doyle Brunson's Super System: A Course in Power Poker (Third Edition)

    By Doyle Brunson

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781580420815
    • Publisher: Cardoza Publishing
    • Published: December 2002
  • Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem

    By Bill Nye

    Our Price: $24.29
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781623367916
    • Publisher: Rodale Books
    • Published: July 2017
  • Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq

    By Thomas E. Ricks

    Our Price: $17.10
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143038917
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: July 2007
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning senior Pentagon correspondent for the Washington Post presents this masterful reckoning with the planning and execution of the American military invasion and occupation of Iraq through mid-2006, nowwith a postscript on recent developments. Ricks draws on the exclusive cooperation of an extraordinary number of American personnel, including more than 100 senior officers, and access to more than 30,000 pages of official documents, many of them never before made public. Tragically, it's an undeniable, definitive account of unsurpassed tactical success combined with unsurpassed strategic failure. Notes, Index. B&W illus. 492p.
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

    By J. D. Vance

    Our Price: $25.19
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062300546
    • Publisher: HarperCollins
    • Published: June 2016
    Shares the poignant story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle-class life and the collective demons of the past. 25,000 first printing.
  • Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

    By Tim Weiner

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307389008
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: 2008
    This riveting, fact-weighted page-turner will disgust, appall, alarm, amaze, stun, and enthrall with its naming of names, quoting of quotes, revealing of plots and ploys and serving up of yarns that invoke coups, drug lords, psychopaths, fascists, juntas, muderers and militias, all in the name of peace, stability, the (faux)Pax Americana and...oh, democracy! Not that the CIA doesn't want you to read this book, the CIA doesn't want to read this book! National Book Award Winner. Notes, Index. B&W photos. 736p.
  • Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need

    By Blake Snyder

    Our Price: $11.00 - $19.75
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781932907001
    • Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
    • Published: May 2005
    This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!