“This book isn’t the proverbial canary in the coal mine, it is a sharply written guide to getting enough oxygen to that lovely songbird so it can fly to freedom in less particulate polluted air.”
“Horse enthusiasts regularly experience the ways in which horses uplift and save us, giving meaning and peace . . .”
“If everybody always lies to you, the consequence is not that you believe the lies, but rather that nobody believes anything any longer.”—Hanna Arendt
“An excellent, if terrifying, must-read . . .”
“The Vaccine Race shines a light over the transitional period of vaccine research.”
What a fun book the Intergalactic Travel Bureau has brought us!
Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of our leading science writers who has a talent for making complicated ideas built of math and physics accessible to people who aren't experts in those fields.
Environmental historian Miles Powell has provided a new and provocative angle to the history of the American conservation/preservation movement through the lens of its racial logics.
“Why are futurists so often wrong, and why do we even listen to them given their poor track record?”
Reckoning with Matter focuses on two inventors Blaise Pascal and Charles Babbage, and their efforts in the invention and construction of mechanical calculators.
“Fuller’s explanation of the effect of Darwin’s theory certainly will stand as a fascinating example of the impact of scientific work on popular theory.”
“Is there any question more fascinating than whether or not we are alone in the universe?” asks author Ben Miller in The Aliens Are Coming!.
The majority of humankind has long since stopped depending on hunting for subsistence, but we are still strangely fascinated by wild animals, the larger the better.
“if you are looking for a book that describes the brain’s role in how we create perspective(s) and interact in the world, including some aspects of mental health and mental
Benjamin Grant has created a unique series of images in Overview: A New Perspective of Earth, which illustrates that “there needs to be a dramatic shift in the way our species views our pl
More than 47,000 Americans died of accidental overdose in 2014. What is causing this epidemic of overdose deaths?
When George Mallory was asked why he climbed Mount Everest he said, “Because it was there.” A similar kind of question was asked of Peter Diamandis, founder of the XPRIZE.
“Code Warriors is an informative, well balanced, and eye-opening history of the NSA.”
Daniel Levitin wants us to eat our spinach, an unsavory chore for an increasingly innumerate society.
No, No, Not the End of Sex!
If there were a genre classification “nonfiction thriller” then this riveting book would be its bestselling headliner.
“Rublack creates an astute and informative study of witchcraft and witch trials.”
“The Shock of the Anthropocene is a detailed, data-driven, and well-argued critique of conventional thought [about the ecosystem] . . .”
Many scholars dream of writing The Great Book on the determinism of the past. A challenge is to write it for a popular audience while retaining the excitement of narrative history.