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This Month's Featured Books

The Organized Mind Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
Daniel J. Levitin
Not waving but drowning in a sea of information overload? Daniel Levitin investigates what the flow of constant information is doing to our poor hunter-gatherer brains. Having given us an analysis of the problems, Daniel Levitin provides some help and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
     
Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension
Matt Parker
A book that exists in more than one dimension! It’s a book that can be cut-up, drawn in and folded into shapes as Matt Parker engages his readers in a Mathematical wonder tour. He has a passion for Maths, a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
How We'll Live on Mars
Stephen Petranek
In this sweeping, provocative book that mixes business, science and human reporting, Petranek makes the case that living on Mars is an essential back-up plan for humanity, and explains in fascinating detail just how it will happen. It's clear that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
Being Mortal Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End
Atul Gawande
For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the boundaries of survival further...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2015
     
Arrival of the Fittest Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle
Andreas Wagner
Discover the final puzzle piece to complete Darwin's theory of evolution in this landmark book from one of today's most inventive scientists. Meticulously researched, carefully argued, and full of fascinating examples from the animal kingdom, Arrival of the Fittest signals...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     

Last Month's Featured Books


The Hidden Pleasures of Life
Theodore Zeldin
Why do so many people lead sad and empty lives, devoid of other people? Our modern way of life has led to more people living alone than ever before. Yet,...
 
 

The Homing Instinct The Story and Science of Migration
Bernd Heinrich
The Homing Instinct is an enchanting study of this phenomenon of the natural world, reminding us that to discount our own feelings toward home is to ignore biology itself.
 
 

At the Edge of Uncertainty 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise
Michael Brooks
The frontiers of Science, a review of where science may be leading us - the thought I might be a hologram left me feeling rather insubstantial but I grasped the...
 
 

Life's Greatest Secret The Story of the Race to Crack the Genetic Code
Matthew Cobb
Life's Greatest Secret is the story of the discovery and cracking of the genetic code. This great scientific breakthrough has had far-reaching consequences for how we understand ourselves and our...
 
 

The Mysterious World of the Human Genome
Frank Ryan
How could a relatively simple chemical code give rise to the complexity of a human being? How could our human genome have evolved? And how does it actually work? In...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


The Vital Question Why is Life the Way it is?
Nick Lane
In The Vital Question, Nick Lane radically reframes evolutionary history, putting forward a cogent solution to conundrums that have troubled scientists for decades. The answer, he argues, lies in energy:...
 
 

The Secret Life of Sleep
Kat Duff
Why do we sleep? Do we know how we cross from waking to sleep? And dreams and nightmares how do they fit in? These questions and more are addressed in...
 
 

A Buzz in the Meadow
Dave Goulson
Dave Goulson enchanted with his first book, A Sting in the Tail, a threnody for the Bumble bee, in A Buzz in the Meadow, he bases his book on...
 
 

Adventures in Human Being
Gavin Francis
In Adventures in Human Being, Gavin Francis leads the reader on a journey through health and illness, offering insights on everything from the ribbed surface of the brain to the...
 
 
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