The Body: A Guide for Occupants

The Body: A Guide for OccupantsIn the bestselling, prize winning A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe Now he turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it


Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer GermsA powerful and necessary book that looks at the threat of emerging diseases with clarity and realism, and offers us not just fear but plans Richard Preston, author of The Hot ZoneA world leading epidemiologist shares his stories from the front lines of our war on infectious diseases and


Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World

Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the WorldWith a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people and a global reach, the Spanish flu of 19181920 was the greatest human disaster, not only of the twentieth century, but possibly in all of recorded history And yet, in our popular conception it exists largely as a footnote to World War I In




Lab Girl

Lab GirlAcclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which shes studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil Her first book is a revelatory treatise on plant lifebut it is also so much Lab Girl is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come


Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind

Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the MindNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER If youve ever wondered how you have the capacity to wonder, some fascinating insights await you in these pages Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals As concise and enlightening as Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Astrophysics for People in a


The Brain: The Story of You

The Brain: The Story of YouLocked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious heart of our existence What is reality Who are you How do you make decisions



Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond

Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and BeyondScientists agree that a pathogen is likely to cause a global pandemic in the near future But which one And how Over the past fifty years, than three hundred infectious diseases have either newly emerged or reemerged, appearing in territories where theyve never been seen before Ninety


Lifespan: Why We Age—and Why We Don't Have To

Lifespan: Why We Age—and Why We Don't Have ToIts a seemingly undeniable truth that aging is inevitable But what if everything weve been taught to believe about aging is wrong What if we could choose our lifespan In this groundbreaking book, Dr David Sinclair, leading world authority on genetics and longevity, reveals a bold new theory for