Spring 2019 Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Catalog
Category: Science
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TitleThe Magic Feather Effect
AuthorWarner, Melanie
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category 1Medical
ISBN-139781501121494
On Sale01/22/19
US Price$27
CDN Price$36
Pages288
The acclaimed author of Pandora’s Lunchbox and former New York Times reporter takes an enlightening, engaging deep dive into the world of alternative medicine and the surprising science that explains why it may work.
TitleMidnight in Chernobyl
AuthorHigginbotham, Adam
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatHardcover
Category 1History
ISBN-139781501134616
On Sale02/12/19
US Price$29.95
CDN Price$39.95
Pages560
Journalist Adam Higginbotham’s definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster—and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century’s greatest disasters.
TitleThe Second Kind of Impossible
AuthorSteinhardt, Paul
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatHardcover
Category 1Science
ISBN-139781476729923
On Sale01/08/19
US Price$27
CDN Price$36
Pages400
One of the most fascinating scientific detective stories of the last fifty years, an exciting quest for a new form of matter. The Second Kind of Impossible reads like James Gleick’s Chaos combined with an Indiana Jones adventure.
TitleConfessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator
AuthorJaczko, Gregory B
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatHardcover
Category 1Political Science
ISBN-139781476755762
On Sale01/15/19
US Price$26
CDN Price$35
Pages208
A shocking exposé from the most powerful insider in nuclear regulation about how the nuclear energy industry endangers our lives—and why Congress does nothing to stop it.
TitleThe Man Who Caught the Storm
AuthorHargrove, Brantley
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category 1Biography & Autobiography
ISBN-139781476796109
On Sale04/02/19
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages304
The saga of the greatest tornado chaser who ever lived: a tale of obsession and daring and an extraordinary account of humanity’s high-stakes race to understand nature’s fiercest phenomenon from Brantley Hargrove, “one of today’s great science writers” (The Washington Post).
TitleSpace Odyssey
AuthorBenson, Michael
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category 1Performing Arts
ISBN-139781501163944
On Sale04/23/19
US Price$20
CDN Price$27
Pages512
The definitive story of the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey, acclaimed today as one of the greatest films ever made, and of director Stanley Kubrick and writer Arthur C. Clarke—“a tremendous explication of a tremendous film….Breathtaking” (The Washington Post).
TitleThe Human Instinct
AuthorMiller, Kenneth R
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category 1Science
ISBN-139781476790275
On Sale04/23/19
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages304
From one of America’s best-known biologists, a revolutionary new way of thinking about evolution that shows “why, in light of our origins, humans are still special” (Edward J. Larson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Evolution).
TitleWhy Do Onions Make Me Cry?
AuthorIngram, Jay
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster Canada
FormatPaperback
Category 1Humor
ISBN-139781982110833
On Sale04/02/19
US Price$16
CDN Price$19.99
Pages224
Discovery Channel host and acclaimed writer Jay Ingram helps you find the answers to questions you've never really settled, like “What is déjà vu?” “Why do we blink?”, “Why are yawns contagious?” and the perennial “Do we really use only 10% of our brains?”

Note that this book is a combined and abridged edition of The Science of Why and The Science of Why2.
TitleDNA Is You!
AuthorBeatrice the Biologist
Sub-ImprintAdams Media
FormatHardcover
Category 1Science
ISBN-139781721400171
On Sale01/08/19
US Price$15.99
CDN Price$21.99
Pages256
Learn all about how your DNA makes you who you are—an awesome, unique individual—in this fun and simple illustrated guide!
TitleThe Science of Marvel
AuthorAlvarado, Sebastian
Sub-ImprintAdams Media
FormatPaperback
Category 1Science
ISBN-139781507209981
On Sale04/09/19
US Price$16.99
CDN Price$22.99
Pages256
Science meets fantasy in this behind-the-scenes look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe—now you can experience the magic of the movies, and learn how to replicate it in real-life.