Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and DreamsA New York Times bestseller The first sleep book by a leading scientific expertProfessor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeleys Sleep and Neuroimaging Labreveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better.Sleep

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

Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer GermsA leading epidemiologist shares his powerful and necessary stories from the front lines of our war on infectious diseases and explains how to prepare for global epidemics Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone.Unlike natural disasters, whose destruction is concentrated in a limited area over a

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

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

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight LossEverything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormonesin everyoneand only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr Jason Fung sets out an

A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs

A Grown-Up Guide to DinosaursListening Length 2 hours and 42 minutes Most children go through a dinosaur phase Learning all the tongue twisting names, picking favorites based on ferocity, armor, or sheer size For many kids this love of terrible lizards fizzles out at some point between starting and leaving primary school.

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

Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom

Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug BoomKatherine Ebans Bottle of Lies exposes the deceit behind generic drug manufacturingand the attendant risks for global health Drawing on exclusive accounts from whistleblowers and regulators, as well as thousands of pages of confidential FDA documents, Eban reveals an industry where fraud is

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New WorldThe acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural worldand in the process created modern environmentalism Alexander von Humboldt 17691859 was an intrepid explorer and the

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish GeneThe Selfish Gene 30th Anniversary Editionwith a new Introduction by the Author Inheriting the mantle of revolutionary biologist from Darwin, Watson, and Crick, Richard Dawkins forced an enormous change in the way we see ourselves and the world with the publication of The Selfish Gene Suppose,

The Origin of Species

The Origin of SpeciesDarwin s theory of natural selection issued a profound challenge to orthodox thought and belief no being or species has been specifically created all are locked into a pitiless struggle for existence, with extinction looming for those not fitted for the task Yet The Origin of Species 1859 is

The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for EvolutionCharles Darwins masterpiece, On the Origin of Species, shook society to its core on publication in 1859 Darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke but he would surely have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the controversy still raging a century and a half later.