New Science Titles from Penguin Random House

By Spenser Stevens | February 12 2024 | Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Browse these new and notable titles for use in your Literature courses. To request complimentary exam copies for course-use consideration, click here. 

Why We Remember
Unlocking Memory's Power to Hold on to What Matters
Memory is far more than a record of the past. In this groundbreaking tour of the mind and brain, one of the world’s top memory researchers reveals the powerful role memory plays in nearly every aspect of our lives, from recalling faces and names, to learning, decision-making, trauma and healing.
$30.00 US
Feb 20, 2024
304 Pages

Our Sky's Most Dazzling Phenomenon

Discover the ancient myths and fascinating science of the world’s most striking celestial phenomena—eclipses—in this educational, beautifully illustrated guide by the acclaimed author of What We See in the Stars.

$15.99 US
Feb 06, 2024
112 Pages
Ten Speed Press

The Exquisite Machine
The New Science of the Heart
How science is opening up the mysteries of the heart, revealing the poetry in motion within the machine.
$24.95 US
Feb 06, 2024
232 Pages
The MIT Press

Making Modern Medical Ethics
How African Americans, Anti-Nazis, Bureaucrats, Feminists, Veterans, and Whistleblowing Moralists Created Bioethics
The little-known stories of the people responsible for what we know today as modern medical ethics.
$55.00 US
Feb 20, 2024
360 Pages
The MIT Press

A Darwinian Survival Guide
Hope for the Twenty-First Century
How humanity brought about the climate crisis by departing from its evolutionary trajectory 15,000 years ago—and how we can use evolutionary principles to save ourselves from the worst outcomes.
$34.95 US
Feb 06, 2024
360 Pages
The MIT Press

Drugs and the FDA
Safety, Efficacy, and the Public's Trust
How the FDA was shaped by public health crises and patient advocacy, told against a background of the contentious hearings on the breast cancer drug Avastin.
$27.95 US
Feb 06, 2024
320 Pages
The MIT Press

The Climate Book
The Facts and the Solutions

We still have time to change the world. From Greta Thunberg, the world’s leading climate activist, comes the essential handbook for making it happen. Now updated for 2024.

$20.00 US
Feb 13, 2024
464 Pages
Penguin Books

I Know Who You Are
How an Amateur DNA Sleuth Unmasked the Golden State Killer and Changed Crime Fighting Forever

In I Know Who You Are, Barbara Rae-Venter reveals how she went from researching her family history as a retiree to hunting for a notorious serial killer—and how she became the nation’s leading authority on investigative genetic genealogy, the most dazzling new crime-fighting weapon to appear in decades.

$19.00 US
Feb 06, 2024
288 Pages
Ballantine Books