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The Filter Bubble: How the New Personalized Web Is Changing What We Read and How We Think

by Eli Pariser

In December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for all users, and we entered a new era of personalization. With little notice or fanfare, our online experience is changing, as the websites we...


The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World

by David Deutsch

The New York Times bestseller: A provocative, imaginative exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge

In this groundbreaking book, award-winning physicist David Deutsch argues that explanations have a...


The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good

by David J. Linden

From the New York Times bestselling author comes a "hugely entertaining" (NPR.org) look at vice and virtue through cutting-edge science

As he did in his award-winning book The Accidental Mind, David J. Linden—highly...


What Technology Wants

by Kevin Kelly

"More thriller than primer, this is the best technology book I have ever read." -Nicholas Negroponte, author of Being Digital

In this provocative book, one of today's most respected thinkers turns the conversation...


The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

by Ray Kurzweil

For over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers...


The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

by Jennifer Ouellette

Kiss My Math meets A Tour of the Calculus

Jennifer Ouellette never took math in college, mostly because she-like most people-assumed that she wouldn't need it in real life. But then the English-major-turned-award-winning-science-writer...


How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

by Ray Kurzweil

The bestselling author of The Singularity Is Near explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain

Ray Kurzweil is arguably today's most influential futurist. In How to Create a Mind,...


The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes--and Its Implications

by David Deutsch

For David Deutsch, a young physicist of unusual originality, quantum theory contains our most fundamental knowledge of the physical world. Taken literally, it implies that there are many universes “parallel”...


Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking

by Charles Seife

With his knack for translating science into understandable, anecdotal prose and his trademark dry humor, award-winning science writer Charles Seife presents the first narrative account of the history of fusion...


Touching Lives

by S K Das

Touching Lives is not merely a chronicle of the community outreach of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is the story of journeys to far corners of India meeting people whose lives have been transformed...


Me, Myself, and Why: Searching for the Science of Self

by Jennifer Ouellette

A fascinating tour through the science behind who we are and how we got this way-from the author of The Calculus Diaries

As diverse as people appear to be, all of our genes and brains are nearly identical. In...


Why Evolution Is True

by Jerry A. Coyne

"Coyne's knowledge of evolutionary biology is prodigious, his deployment of it as masterful as his touch is light." -Richard Dawkins

In the current debate about creationism and intelligent design, there is...


Einstein in Love: A Scientific Romance

by Dennis Overbye

In Einstein in Love, Dennis Overbye has written the first profile of the great scientist to focus exclusively on his early adulthood, when his major discoveries were made. It reveals Einstein to be very much...


The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind

by Barbara Strauch

A leading science writer examines how our brains improve in middle age.

Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Barbara Strauch explores the latest findings that demonstrate how the middle-aged brain is more...


The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language

by Christine Kenneally

An accessible exploration of a burgeoning new field: the incredible evolution of language

The first popular book to recount the exciting, very recent developments in tracing the origins of language, The First...


Decoding the Universe: How the New Science of Information Is Explaining Everythingin the Cosmos, fromOur Brains to Black Holes

by Charles Seife

The author of Zero explains the scientific revolution that is transforming the way we understand our world Previously the domain of philosophers and linguists, information theory has now moved beyond the province...


Sex on the Brain: The Biological Differences Between Men and Women

by Deborah Blum

Go beyond the headlines and the hype to get the newest findings in the burgeoning field of gender studies. Drawing on disciplines that include evolutionary science, anthropology, animal behavior, neuroscience,...


Proofiness: How You're Being Fooled by the Numbers

by Charles Seife

From the author of Zero, comes this "admirable salvo against quantitative bamboozlement by the media and the government" (The Boston Globe)

In Zero, Charles Seife presented readers with a thrilling account of...


Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World

by Paul Hawken

The New York Times bestselling examination of the worldwide movement for social and environmental change

Paul Hawken has spent more than a decade researching organizations dedicated to restoring the environment...


Adam's Navel: A Natural and Cultural History of the Human Form

by Michael Sims

In this amusing and brilliantly conceived book, Michael Sims introduces you to your body. Moving from head to toe, Sims blends cultural history with evolutionary theory to produce a wonderfully original narrative...