E=mc2: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation
Although the famous equation is familiar to so many, it is also true that it is well-understood by a relative few. The author begins by taking each letter and symbol of the equation and devoting a c…
author: David Bodanis
Earth – An Intimate History
By exploring diverse and geologically significant places such as the Alps, Newfoundland, Hawaii, the San Andreas Fault and Mount Vesuvius, Fortey describes how plate tectonics has changed our percepti…
author: Richard Fortey
Earth Then and Now: Amazing Images of Our Changing World
300 before and after photographs that show how the world has changed. Each paired image is captioned and tells a story. Chapters include environmental change, industrialization, urbanization, natural …
author: Fred Pearce
Earth: The Sequel – The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming
A hopeful plea that we can use American entrepreneurs in building a low-carbon economy that utilizes renewable resources and doesn’t wreck the planet. Krupp and Horn highlight people around the world …
author: Fred Krupp, Miriam Horn

Echidna – Australia’s Enigma
A wealth of information about the echidna, a creature native to Australia and New Guinea that has a combination of mammalian and reptilian traits and about which much is still being discovered. Over …
author: Dr. Peggy Rismiller
Eco-Pioneers – Practical Visionaries Solving Today’s Environmental Problems
Lerner presents case studies of 25 eco-pioneers, citizens and scientists who are working to find new ways to grow food, build houses, clean up cities, save plant species, conserve water, and more. Thi…
author: Steve Lerner
Nominated to be a Cornerstone by Lee Grodzins
Edge of the Sea
Considered a classic, Rachel Carson’s look at the life within the intertidal zone, one of the most harsh ocean environments, the rocky shores, sandy beaches and tide pools. Black and white illustratio…
author: Rachel Carson
Nominated to be a Cornerstone by Lee Grodzins
Eight Little Piggies: Reflections in Natural History
A contemplative and personal collection of essays, a series that began with Gould’s “This View of Life” in Natural History magazine, that look at the connectedness of all life.
author: Stephen Jay Gould
Einstein – His Life and Universe
In the first full biography of Einstein written after all of his papers became available, Isaacson shows how “his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality.” Using ne…
author: Walter Isaacson

Einstein 1905: The Standard of Greatness
A chronicle of Albert Einstein’s “Miracle Year”, 1905, in which he produced his most famous theories: the particle theory of light, molecular dimensions, Brownian motion, special relativity, and his …
author: John S. Rigden
Einstein Revealed (DVD)
This penetrating profile of a scientist who changed our vision of physical reality includes dramatic recreations and easy-to-understand animations of Einstein?s landmark Theory of Relativity. Follows…
author: NOVA – WGBH, Boston
Einstein’s Big Idea (DVD)
This dramatization reveals the contributions of the men and women across four centuries whose discoveries helped lead Einstein, the then young and unknown patent cleark, to his 1905 discovery that mat…
author: NOVA, WGBH, Boston
Einstein’s Clocks, Poincaré’s Maps: Empires of Time
An original and engaging historical account of the advent of twentieth-century physics.
author: Peter Galison
Nominated to be a Cornerstone by Lee Grodzins
Einstein’s Dreams: A Novel
An adventure into the mind of young Albert Einstein through imaginings of his dreams about time when he was working as a patent clerk by day and developing his five world-changing theories of 1905: Qu…
author: Alan Lightman

Einstein’s Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists (DVD)
Parts 1 & 2, Professor Richard Wolfson, Middlebury College. Part of “The Great Courses” series from The Teaching Company.
author: Richard Wolfson
Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony: Listening to the Sounds of Space-Time
Traces the development of Einstein?s theory of general relativity and explores what physicists have learned about gravity waves in the decades since Einstein first proposed their existence. Looks at…
author: Marcia Bartusiak
El Niño: Unlocking the Secrets of the Master Weather-maker
J. Madeline Nash calls upon her vast experience as a science writer to comprehensively explain the origin and effects of El Niño in an appealing narrative style. “El Niño” is a globe trotting, compell…
author: J. Madeline Nash
Electric Universe: The Shocking True Story of Electricity
The history of the investigation of electricity including the work of Volta, Faraday, Morse and Turing. Also available on CD.
author: David Bodanis
Nominated to be a Cornerstone by Aventis Prize 2000, Phi Beta Kappa Award 1999
Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
An inviting explanation for the lay reader of string theory, the first theory that successfully unites general relativity and quantum mechanics.
author: Brian Greene

Nominated to be a Cornerstone by Aventis Prize; Phi Beta Kappa Award
Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (DVD)
An inviting explanation for the lay person interested in string theory, the first theory that successfully unites general relativity and quantum mechanics.
author: NOVA
Elements – A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
A color photo of every element in the universe, along with the story of its discovery, applications, and essential scientific data including atomic weight, atomic radius, a crystal structure diagram, …
author: Theodore Gray
Elephants on Acid: And Other Bizarre Experiments
An entertaining collection of amusing, provocative experiments and their results. “?will likely be enjoyed equally by science buffs and casual aficionados of the curious.” ? Kirkus Reviews.
author: Alex Boese
Emerald City – An Environmental History of Seattle
Explores the role of nature in the development of the city of Seattle from the early days of its settlement to the present. Klingle compares Seattle to the Emerald City in The Wizard of Oz and shows …
author: Matthew Klingle
Emperor of Scent: A Story of Perfume, Obsession, and the Last Mystery of the Senses
The engrossing and entertaining story of Luca Turin’s quest to solve the mystery of how sense of smell works.
author: Chandler Burr

Empty Ocean: Plundering the World’s Marine Life
An historical account of the lives, demise , and in some cases the conservation and re-population, of the fishes, turtles, pelagic birds, marine mammals and coral reefs of the oceans. A natural histor…
author: Richard Ellis
Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo
A beautiful description of evolution at the genetic level. Describes the genetic building blocks, egg to embryo cell division, and reveals the mystery of biological diversity.
author: Sean B. Carroll
Endless Universe: Beyond the Big Bang
Presents an alternative theory for the formation of the universe; instead of one Big Bang, Steinhardt and Turok describe a “Cyclic Universe” model of cosmic origin that results from repeated collision…
author: Paul J. Steinhardt & Neil Turok
Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age
The author offers a sobering look at genetic engineering and where it could lead us if not used appropriately and thought about wisely. He questions whether we will ever decide we’ve grown powerful e…
author: Bill McKibben
Eternal Darkness: A Personal History of Deep Sea Exploration
Ballard’s own account of his exploration of the ocean depths and discovery of ancient treasures. Includes color and black & white photographs.
author: Robert D. Ballard with Will Hively

Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History of North America and its Peoples
An insightful and compelling mix of the history and science of North America, from its birth as a continent to today. Includes the natural history of elephants, giant pigs and other amazing animals th…
author: Tim Flannery
Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History
Multiple award-winning author, Stephen Jay Gould’s, first book. A classic in evolutionary biology for the layman.
author: Stephen Jay Gould
Evolution – The Triumph of an Idea
This companion book to the PBS series by the same name explores the history and future of the Theory of Evolution, with many photos, anatomic diagrams and timelines. “Zimmer’s text is fresh and expans…
author: Carl Zimmer
Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory
This overview of evolution theory places it within its cultural context from the early 1800’s to the present day. Notes, Guide to Further Reading, and index included.
author: Edward J. Larson
Nominated to be a Cornerstone by Lee Grodzins
Experiencing Science: Profiles in Discovery
Two faces of physics: Kepler, harmony of the world. Rabi, the modern age.–Three faces of biology: Lysenko, enemies of the people. A sorrow and a pity, Rosalind Franklin and The double helix. Lewis Th…
author: Jeremy Bernstein

Nominated to be a Cornerstone by National Book Award 1973
Exploring New Ethics for Survival: The Voyage of the Space Ship Beagle
Hardin uses science exposition interwoven within a science-fiction parable to explain the carrying capacity of the environment and our responsibility to create a sustainable future through changes in …
author: Garrett Hardin
Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power
Schapiro?”discovers toxins in personal care products, toys, electronics and foods which are, in some cases, manufactured solely for U.S. consumption, and traces them to the people and events responsib…
author: Mark Schapiro
Extinction: How Life on Earth Nearly Ended 250 Million Years Ago
An account of the paleontological mystery of the Permian extinction. Includes scientific evidence linked to current competing theories and the author’s own unique hypothesis.
author: Douglas H. Erwin