Counterpoint Press Textbooks


The Ice Finders: How a Poet, a Professor, and a Politician Discovered the Ice Age

The Ice Finders: How a Poet, a Professor, and a Politician Discovered the Ice Age

  • by Edmund Blair Bolles
  • ISBN: 1582431019
  • ISBN-13: 9781582431017
A chronicle of the interactions among three men of the 1800s--Louis Agassiz, Charles Lyell, and Elisha Kent Kane--discusses how theories about the Ice Age developed and shows how human obsessions drive the discoveries of science.

Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving

Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving

  • by Michael Downing
  • ISBN: 1593760531
  • ISBN-13: 9781593760533
Filled with humor and anecdote, this history of Daylight Saving Time covers a century of bad science, profiteering, and social policy swirling around this odd moment on the annual calendar.

 

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