The Smart Swarm: How Understanding Flocks, Schools, and Colonies Can Make Us Better at Communicating, Decision-Making, and Getting Things Done (Aug., $26) by Peter Miller.
The Male Brain: A Breakthrough Understanding of How Men and Boys Think (Mar., $24.99) by Louann Brizendine, M.D., demonstrates how the “male reality” differs from the female. 75,000 first printing.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control (Aug., $27.95) by James Rodger Fleming traces the tragicomic history of rainmakers, weather warriors, and climate engineers.
FABER AND FABER
The Matchbox That Ate a Forty-Ton Truck: What Everyday Things Tell Us About the Universe (May, $25) by Marcus Chown. How familiar features can be used to explain truths about the nature of reality.
FT PRESS SCIENCE
Breakthrough: 15 Medical Milestones That Have Profoundly Changed Our Lives (Mar., $29.99) by Jon Queijo tells the hidden stories behind amazing discoveries.
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence (Apr., $27) by Paul Davies explains why our current efforts have stalled—and outlines ways to succeed. 6-city author tour.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. PRESS
The Science of Doctor Who (June, $24.95) by Paul Parsons examines the TV show's real science by answering such queries as whether a sonic screwdriver helps to install a shelf.
In Praise of Science: Curiosity, Understanding, and Progress (Mar., $24.95) by Sander Bais illustrates the most democratic of human endeavors.
NEW PAGE BOOKS
The Purpose-Guided Universe: Believing in Einstein, Darwin, and God (May, $19.99) by Bernard Haisch posits an underlying intelligence behind the universe that's consistent with science.
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void (Aug., $25.95) by Mary Roach explores the concepts of space travel and life without gravity.
The RoadMap to 100: The Breakthrough Science of Living a Long and Healthy Life (May, $25) by Walter Bortz, M.D., and Randal Stickrod reveals the science behind the secrets to longevity.
QUANTUCK LANE PRESS
(dist. by W.W. Norton)
Concrete: A Seven-Thousand-Year History (Apr., $37.50) by Reese Palley traces the material's history, from the pyramids to 20th-century buildings.
ST. MARTIN'S/THOMAS DUNNE
The Fate of Nature (June, $25.99) by Charles Wohlforth views our relationship with oceans and planets through Alaska's turbulent history. 50,000 first printing.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Life: Extraordinary Animals, Extreme Behaviour (Mar., $39.95) by Martha Holmes and Michael Gunton ties in to the BBC One TV series about creatures' survival tactics.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
Bulletproof Feathers: How Science Uses Nature's Secrets to Design Cutting-Edge Technology (May, $35), edited by Robert Allen, explores the burgeoning field of biomimetics, which takes nature as its laboratory.