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My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey

by Ph.D., Jill Bolte Taylor

The astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist's own stroke led to enlightenment

On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist...


The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality

by Dave Goldberg

“A great read…Goldberg is an excellent guide.”—Mario Livio, bestselling author of The Golden Ratio

 

Physicist Dave Goldberg  speeds across space, time and everything in between showing that our elegant...


The Stem Cell Hope: How Stem Cell Medicine Can Change Our Lives

by Alice Park

A landmark book by the senior science writer at Time magazine introduces us to a medical breakthrough that can save our lives. 

Few people know much about stem cell research beyond the ethical questions raised...


Cured: How the Berlin Patients Defeated HIV and Forever Changed Medical Science

by Nathalia Holt

“Nathalia Holt presents a thorough account of the research that provides scientists with hope that a cure will one day be achievable... and her empathy shines through in her prose. This is as important a social...


Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power

by Dan Hurley

“A riveting look at the birth of a new science.” —Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive

 

When he was eight years old, Dan Hurley was labeled a “slow learner” because he still couldn’t read.  Three years...


How to Build a Dinosaur: The New Science of Reverse Evolution

by Jack Horner & James Gorman

A world-renowned paleontologist reveals groundbreaking science that trumps science fiction: how to grow a living dinosaur

Over a decade after Jurassic Park, Jack Horner and his colleagues in molecular biology...


Your Life, Uploaded: The Digital Way to Better Memory, Health, and Productivity

by Gordon Bell & Jim Gemmell

"A marvelous job of exploring first hand the implications of storing our entire lives digitally."

-Guy L. Tribble, Apple, Inc.

Tech luminary, Gordon Bell, and Jim Gemmell unveil a guide to the next digital...


The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS: Solving Crime with Mathematics

by Keith Devlin & Gary Lorden

The companion to the hit CBS crime series Numb3rs presents the fascinating way mathematics is used to fight real-life crime

Using the popular CBS prime-time TV crime series Numb3rs as a springboard, Keith Devlin...


The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future

by Laurence C. Smith

A vivid forecast of our planet in the year 2050 by a rising star in geoscience, distilling cutting-edge research into four global forces: demographic trends, natural resource demand, climate change, and globalization....


Bursts: The Hidden Patterns Behind Everything We Do, from Your E-mail to Bloody Crusades

by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

A revolutionary new theory showing how we can predict human behavior-from a radical genius and bestselling author

Can we scientifically predict our future? Scientists and pseudo scientists have been pursuing...


Poincare's Prize: The Hundred-Year Quest to Solve One of Math's Greatest Puzzles

by George G. Szpiro

The amazing story of one of the greatest math problems of all time and the reclusive genius who solved it

In the tradition of Fermat’s Enigma and Prime Obsession, George Szpiro brings to life the giants...


Stem Cell Now

by Christopher Thomas Scott

THE STEM CELL IS SET TO DOMINATE POPULAR AWARENESS OF SCIENCE LIKE THE ATOM BOMB DID A GENERATION AGO. No area of science holds such immediate promise for treating disease and improving human lives as stem cell...


The Descent of Man: The Concise Edition

by Charles Darwin & Carl Zimmer

Applying his controversial theory of evolution to the origins of the human species, Charles Darwin's The Descent of Man was the culmination of his life's work.

In The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin refused...


The Theory of Almost Everything: The Standard Model, the Unsung Triumph of Modern Physics

by Robert Oerter

There are two scientific theories that, taken together, explain the entire universe. The first, which describes the force of gravity, is widely known: Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. But the theory...


A Mathematician at the Ballpark: Odds and Probabilities for Baseball Fans

by Ken Ross

In A Mathematician at the Ballpark, professor Ken Ross reveals the math behind the stats. This lively and accessible book shows baseball fans how to harness the power of made predictions and better understand...


When Science Goes Wrong

by Simon LeVay

Brilliant scientific successes have helped shape our world, and are always celebrated. However, for every victory, there are no doubt numerous little-known blunders. Neuroscientist Simon LeVay brings together...


How to Build Your Own Spaceship: The Science of Personal Space Travel

by Piers Bizony

Ladies and gentlemen, start your spaceships!

Personal space travel is no longer the stuff of science fiction. The future is here: Civilians are launching into orbit. As early as 2010 paying customers will have...


Catalog Living at Its Most Absurd: Decorating Takes (Wicker) Balls

by Molly Erdman

Millions have already been to Gary and Elaine’s. Isn’t it time you dropped by?

Have you ever flipped through the pages of a Pottery Barn catalog and thought, “Who actually lives that way?” Rest assured,...


Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intima cy

by Andrew Newberg & Mark Robert Waldman

In our default state, our brains constantly get in the way of effective communication. They are lazy, angry, immature, and distracted. They can make a difficult conversation impossible. But Andrew Newberg, M.D.,...


The Moral Molecule: How Trust Works

by Paul J. Zak

A Revolution in the Science of Good and Evil

Why do some people give freely while others are cold hearted?

Why do some people cheat and steal while others you can trust with your life?

Why are some husbands more...